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|Oct 31, 2014 STEM Alumni Reconnect with Faculty, Friends at Reception|
In a reunion of alumni, students, and current and former faculty, the University of St. Thomas STEM Alumni Reception brought together people from the STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and math. More than 250 people attended reception on Oct. 25.
|Oct 31, 2014 ‘Distinguished Diplomat’ Lecturer Shares Perspectives on Holy Land|
The Distinguished Diplomat Program of the Center for International Studies hosted the author and activist, Nicole Minor, on Oct. 23, for a talk “Women of the Holy Land: Honest Perspectives from a Conflicted Region.” Minor is the co-author of “Open Doors: Women of the Holy Land Share Their Stories” and founder of The Pangea Network.
|Oct 29, 2014 Vatican Analyst Discusses New Trends in Catholic Church|
John L. Allen Jr., associate editor of the Boston Globe and senior Vatican analyst for CNN, will give the annual Msgr. William D. Steele Lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30 in the Nold Auditorium at St. Mary's Seminary. Allen’s lecture will discuss, “Reflections on Pope Francis, the Synod and New Trends in the Church.”
|Oct 28, 2014 UST Playwriting Competition Seeks Submissions|
Calling all playwrights – the University of St. Thomas is looking for submissions for its fourth playwriting competition. Selected plays will be produced as part of the Drama Program’s spring 2015 evening of ten-minute plays, AMPERSAND.
|Oct 27, 2014 Irish Studies Program Named Top Irish Studies Program|
Once again, the William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies at the University of St. Thomas was named one of the top Irish Studies programs in North America by Irish Central, an online newspaper affiliated with the Irish America magazine and the Irish Voice newspaper.
|Oct 24, 2014 Chemistry Alumnus Prepared for 'Improbable Career Change'|
Decades before University of St. Thomas was on the verge of building its dedicated Center for Science and Health Professions, the campus was producing scientists like Herndon Williams, class of 1958, who earned a bachelor’s in chemistry. Then, after retirement, he transformed himself from chemist to historian and author.
|Oct 24, 2014 Huntsman President & CEO to Speak on STEM Education|
Peter Huntsman, President & CEO of Huntsman Corp., knows the importance of training in the STEMfields for the success of his company. He will speak to alumni and faculty of the University of St. Thomas about the importance of STEM education in Houston at a STEM Alumni Reception on Oct. 25.
|Oct 23, 2014 UST Increases Scholarships, Tuition|
The University of St. Thomas is committed to making a private, liberal arts education affordable for students and families of all income levels. St. Thomas will increase scholarship funds to $14.8 million next year to offset a three percent tuition increase, the lowest in the last 15 years.
|Oct 23, 2014 UST Named Among Best Colleges for Veterans in West|
The University of St. Thomas is committed to supporting veterans through a first-rate, affordable education. UST collaborates with the Veterans Administration to enable eligible veterans to attend UST with minimal tuition cost. For its dedication to veterans, UST has been named top ten in U.S News and World Reports Best Colleges for Veterans in the West.
|Oct 22, 2014 Professor Lawyer Publishes Galveston-based Action Novel|
University of St. Thomas Political Science Associate Professor Rick Young wrote Island Undertow: Conflict and Greed in Galveston, an action novel (the first in a trilogy), with co-author Tom Cox, a Houston writer with several books to his credit.
|Oct 20, 2014 CSB Students Chat with Executive at Breakfast Club|
A select group of students from the Cameron School of Business attended the Celts Breakfast Club on Oct. 15, where they had the opportunity to interact with a business leader, ask questions and enhance their networking skills in a small group setting.
|Oct 20, 2014 CSB Program Gives Students Real-World Experience|
Students of the Cameron School of Business have an opportunity to participate in a new program designed to help them understand their opportunities within the business field while being exposed to more kinds of businesses.
|Oct 17, 2014 Math Professor Connects UST to Global Math Community|
Dr. Mary Flagg, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Cooperative Engineering, has spent her first year on campus creating a strong connection between UST and the global mathematics community. This summer Flagg traveled to Spineto, Italy, for the conference “Algebraic Structures and Their Applications,” and to Park City, Utah, for the Institute of Advanced Studies at Princeton Park City Math Institute Sumer School on the Mathematics of Materials. This fall she traveled to New Orleans to attend “Future Directions in Commutative Ring Theory Inspired by the Contribution of Laszlo Fuchs” at Tulane University.
|Oct 13, 2014 LaCarra Brings Experience to New Degree Program|
Known for his unconditional, positive regard and optimistic outlook on life, Dr. Roberto LaCarra will become the founder, director and associate professor of the University of St. Thomas’ new Criminology, Law and Society program.
|Oct 10, 2014 Freshman Symposium Project Brings Attention to Muscular Dystrophy |
David Gonzalez didn’t get to play on the football team at Waller High School, but he showed up to every practice, attended every game and encouraged the players during half time. He did it all from his power wheelchair.
|Oct 10, 2014 ‘Faithful Citizens’ Honored by Center for Faith and Culture|
Ten prominent Catholic Houstonians received a Faithful Citizenship Award from the University of St. Thomas’ Center for Faith and Culture during the CFC’s Fourth Annual Faithful Citizenship Dinner held Oct. 2 at the Houston Country Club.
|Oct 09, 2014 Calling All Book Lovers to UST|
The University of St. Thomas invites the community to their annual book sale that will be held in the Doherty Library Wednesday-Sunday, Oct. 15-19.
|Oct 09, 2014 UST Noted by Newman Society for Catholic Tradition|
The University of St. Thomas, along with 26 other Catholic colleges, university and higher education programs, have been recommended in The Cardinal Newman Society’s 2015 “The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College” for their strong Catholic identity.
|Oct 08, 2014 Student Counsels Community Mentally, Spiritually|
Pui Yu Esther Au is an international student at the University of St. Thomas who is passionate about helping people from multicultural backgrounds through mental and spiritual counseling.
|Oct 08, 2014 Professor, Alumnus’ Book Aims to Build Trust in Business|
As a supervisor at a manufacturing center for Johnson & Johnson, Miguel Martinez-Zavala, MBA ’12, built a close connection with his employees based on mutual trust—his employees trusted he would make the right decisions for the company and them, and Martinez-Zavala trusted his employees with operations improvement decisions or requested time off.
|Oct 08, 2014 UST Appoints New MLA, Degree Completion Director |
Dr. Mark A. Newcomb joins the University of St. Thomas community as the director for the Undergraduate Degree Completion and Master of Liberal Arts programs. Newcomb was most recently the Interim Dean for Academic Affairs at Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina, where he also directed the Thomas More Scholars, a group of merit students dedicated to the exercise of public moral courage.
|Oct 06, 2014 New Res. Life Coordinator Strives to Bring Change|
The University of St. Thomas Residence Life welcomes Shundeez Faridifar as the new residence life coordinator.
|Sep 30, 2014 Taylor Named to China Scholars Twitterati 100|
Dr. Jon Taylor, professor of political science, was recently named one of the 100 most influential China Scholars on Twitter. Taylor has maintained an active presence on Twitter since joining the platform in 2010. He has more than 920 followers and has published more than 50,000 tweets.
|Sep 30, 2014 Princeton Review Ranks UST Among Best Colleges in West|
University of St. Thomas was named a “Best College in the West for 2015” by the Princeton Review. The Princeton Review recognizes colleges and universities that stand out within each region. University of St. Thomas is one of 124 colleges chosen for its “Best in the West” list. Collectively, 648 colleges named “regional best” constitute about 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.
|Sep 29, 2014 Celebrate Fall with UST at Family & Alumni Weekend|
To bring the community together, the University of St. Thomas invites students, their families and alumni to join on-campus activities during Family & Alumni Weekend, Oct. 16 - 19.
|Sep 24, 2014 UST Welcomes New Emergency Preparedness Staff Member|
KKoby Griffin is the University of St. Thomas’s new emergency preparedness and Clery compliance coordinator. Griffin is responsible for the overall management of the University’s emergency management and preparedness functions.
|Sep 19, 2014 Nursing Boot Camps Prepare Students for Critical Care, Statistics|
In emergency situations, nurses have to evaluate critically ill patients quickly and move fast. In treating all patients, nurses have to calculate medication dosage to provide the right amount based on weight or age. To help prepare nursing students for difficult courses in critical care and mathematics, the Nursing Success Center hosted two boot camps this summer.
|Sep 17, 2014 Philosophy Faculty Take Thomistic Studies Abroad|
The Department of Philosophy’s faculty members and graduate students were busy recently attending conferences around the world. They presented papers or attended conferences in Chile, Germany, England, Rome, France and Mexico.
|Sep 17, 2014 Emergency Preparedness Events Promote Safety|
In honor of National Preparedness Month and to make sure the campus community is prepared for emergency situations, the University of St. Thomas will host a series of events on Sept. 22-24, organized by the Office of Student Affairs. Students, faculty and staff can learn more about staying safe during a natural disaster, man-made incident or other potentially hazardous situations.
|Sep 16, 2014 Full-Tuition Guinan Scholars Exemplify UST Mission|
Every year, accomplished freshmen are chosen to receive the Father Vincent J. Guinan full-tuition scholarship. In doing so, the University of St. Thomas stands by its commitment to provide an affordable and accessible private, liberal arts education to students. This year’s Guinan Scholars are Emily McCauslin, Isabel Sutter, Luke Malone and Joshua Chen.
|Sep 16, 2014 Join the UST Orchestra|
The University of St. Thomas Orchestra invites new and returning members to participate in 2014.
|Sep 12, 2014 CSB Welcomes New Faculty|
The University of St. Thomas welcomes new faculty members Dr. Daniel Perez and Dr. Patricio Torres- Palacio to the Cameron School of Business.
|Sep 10, 2014 Strive for Excellence at UST with the help of free workshops|
The Celts Striving for Excellence workshops are a great way for students to supplement the Cameron School of Business’s classroom training with valuable on-the-job skills.
|Sep 10, 2014 UST Welcomes New Faculty|
The University of St. Thomas welcomes 17 new faculty members to the School of Nursing, School of Theology, School of Education, Cameron School of Business and School of Arts and Sciences.
|Sep 09, 2014 UST Named Among Best Colleges in America|
For the 21st consecutive year, the University of St. Thomas was named to the top tier of the U.S. News
|Sep 02, 2014 Hittinger Examines Beatitudes in Rome, Meets Pope Again|
The University of St. Thomas’ Dr. John Hittinger, professor of philosophy, joined 20 other scholars who are members of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas, in Rome in June to discuss Aquinas’ analysis of the Beatitudes, which included a visit with Pope Francis.
|Sep 02, 2014 2nd Collection Sept. 13-14 Supports UST Scholarships|
With limited financial resources, Christina Montoya’s dream of attending a Catholic university might never have been realized. Montoya applied to UST and received scholarships to help offset tuition. Parishioners in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston are invited to support scholarships for students like Montoya through the Second Collection for Catholic Higher Education on Sept. 13-14.
|Sep 02, 2014 UST Alumnus, Supporter Honored by St. Thomas High School|
A University of St. Thomas alumnus and a supporter are two of the men who will be honored by St. Thomas High School. Charles Kitowski III and Lloyd P. Webre Sr. will be inducted into the STH Hall of Honor in a ceremony on Sept. 6.
|Aug 27, 2014 Psychology Students Educate and Empower Women|
Three UST students spent their summer as interns at the Pangea Network, helping to educate, empower, and change the lives of women around the world. Amanda Bohl, Yisrael Dahvid and Ashley Williams worked primarily with high school girls who joined the Young Women’s Leadership Challenge program.
|Aug 27, 2014 CALL Conference Brings Latino Leaders to UST|
The University of St. Thomas prides itself in being a Hispanic-serving institution, setting Hispanic students up for success while teaching them to be leaders of faith and character. On Aug. 14, the University hosted Latino leaders from around the world for the first day of the annual Catholic Association of Latino Leaders Conference.
|Aug 27, 2014 Students Publish Bioinformatics Tool in Leading Journal|
After two years of development, three University of St. Thomas students, under the guidance of Dr. Albert Ribes, assistant professor of biology, and Dr. Maia Larios-Sanz, associate professor of biology, published their bioinformatics tool, SCDFinder, in “Bioinformatics”, the leading journal on the topic.
|Aug 26, 2014 First Nursing Graduates Pass License Exam, Find Jobs|
Just months after walking across the stage in May, several University of St. Thomas School of Nursing graduates have already passed the licensure exam and secured jobs as graduate nurses. Diana Hinojosa and Tra-Mi Do are two of our graduates working in a hospital and urgent care facility, respectively.
|Aug 25, 2014 HOSA Earns 40 Awards at Leadership Conferences|
For the fifth consecutive year, the University of St. Thomas chapter of Health Occupations Students of America has excelled at both the Texas HOSA State Conference and the HOSA National Leadership Conference.
|Aug 22, 2014 Students Publish Second Biomass Research Article|
Undergraduates Jennifer Hoang and Mitchell Nguyen are co-authors of an article with Dr. Elmer Ledesma, assistant professor of chemistry, that was published in the American Chemical Society journal, “Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research.” This is the second article the students have worked on that has been published in a major journal.
|Aug 19, 2014 Rome Summer Course Stirs Students’ Perspectives|
Ecumenism is to Catholicism what dialogue is to the Church. To be Catholic is to be ecumenical. That was the message students received during the three-week intensive course, “Ecumenical and Interreligious Movements from a Catholic Perspective,” at the Centro Pro Union Summer Course in Rome, Italy.
|Aug 19, 2014 Tuition Waiver Encourages Catholic Education|
Being Catholic is more than a title – it is a mindset, a way of life and an identity. And in Catholic schools, it is important that the Catholic identity is established from the elementary level.
|Aug 18, 2014 CSB Manages Internships in UST Connect for Career Success|
Demian Duran, a BBA/MBA student in the University of St. Thomas Cameron School of Business, gained hands-on experience in tax accounting during an internship last spring. He practiced collecting, scanning, organizing and filing taxes for clients of UHY Advisors, a certified public accounting firm.
|Aug 12, 2014 Grant Reaches Out to Students|
Enrollment numbers ranged from 19 students in the String Institute to 40 students in the Piano Day Camp.
|Aug 11, 2014 CIS Hosts Taiwanese Interns for International Experience|
The Center for International Studies is dedicated to building international bridges for the University of St. Thomas. While encouraging local students to experience the world, CIS also provides opportunities for students from sister universities abroad to experience the United States.
|Aug 11, 2014 UST Alumni Head Youth Conference|
It has been more than 10 years since Evan Psencik ’09, MATS ’11, first attended the Archdiocesan Youth Conference. Now, all these years later as the associate director in the Office of Adolescent Catechesis and Evangelization in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston he is on the other side serving as the assistant conference coordinator for production. He, along with St. Thomas alumna Norma Torok ’13, have worked hard to ensure the conference grows and continues to reach more students in the archdiocese.
|Jul 31, 2014 Former Player Joins UST Volleyball as Assistant Coach|
The University of St. Thomas welcomes another volleyball alumna as the Celts begin the 2014-2015 season. Mary Anne Shaw ’08 will join Keanne Smith ’10 as the assistant coach for the women’s volleyball team.
|Jul 31, 2014 Andrew Crane to Head the Celts Athletic Training Department|
The University of St. Thomas has gained a valuable asset in the form of Athletic Trainer Andrew Crane. Hailing from Pearland High School, the newest addition to the Celts brings a wealth of experience to the athletic program.
|Jul 30, 2014 New Board Chair is First Alumnus to Hold Position|
The University of St. Thomas Board of Directors elected new officers in January. Dr. Herbert P. Edmundson Jr. ’69 is the first alumnus to be named chair of the UST Board of Directors, and his two-year term began July 1. Curtis Huff was elected vice chair, and Andrius Kontrimas was voted the first secretary of the Board.
|Jul 29, 2014 New Degree Connects Entrepreneurs to Biomedicine|
When a researcher discovers a new technology or drug that can treat a disease, the cost to bring it to market with FDA approvals could cost as much as $2 billion.
|Jul 25, 2014 New Int’l Business Programs Give Students Global Appeal|
Students who have an interest in combining business and international studies can now earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree in international business. These two degree programs are part of a long-standing relationship between the Cameron School of Business and the Center for International Studies.
|Jul 24, 2014 University Remembers Life of Dr. Joseph Graham|
The University of St. Thomas is grieved to share the news of the death of professor emeritus, Dr. Joseph Martin Graham.
Graham died of natural causes at the age of 88 after a long life of service and ardent fidelity to the University of St. Thomas and the Pro-Life cause.
|Jul 23, 2014 Bloomberg Terminal Provides Access to Business Data|
Students who seek the latest business data to support their classwork at University of St. Thomas will have access to the Bloomberg terminal, a research tool that offers students access to real-time financial market data and business news.
|Jul 18, 2014 Welder Hall Gets Lab Makeover Just in Time for Fall|
When Cameron School of Business students return to Welder Hall in the fall, they’ll find a 42-seat large surprise on the second floor; a brand new computer lab, available to all students for studying and classwork.
|Jul 18, 2014 Rimbau is bound for Colombia with Fulbright Fellowship|
Dr. Higinia Rimbau, Chair of Bilingual and Dual Language Programs at the University of St. Thomas School of Education, has been awarded a five-year Fulbright Fellowship and has been assigned as a Fulbright specialist in San Andreas, Colombia, where she will work with local educators to address the bilingual needs of the students.
|Jul 10, 2014 Thomistic Studies Graduates 25th Doctoral Candidate|
Sister Anne Frances Ai Le, O.P., graduated as the 25th recipient of a doctorate in philosophy from the University of St. Thomas Center for Thomistic Studies as she succussfully defended her dissertation on May 9.
|Jul 10, 2014 UST Squad Car Makes First Appearance|
Students returning to campus this fall will be greeted with the first hints of the forthcoming University of St. Thomas Police Department; a police-packaged Dodge Charger.
|Jul 10, 2014 New Database Provides Access to Marketing Trends|
Mintel, a new market research database, will make it easier for University of St. Thomas students and faculty to gather data for class projects and research on topics such as mobile markets and green marketing.
|Jul 09, 2014 A Celtic Christmas with Danny O’Flaherty|
Irish balladeer Danny O’Flaherty shares his heritage through music, song, dance and storytelling at his annual Celtic Christmas Concert. The concert will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at the University of St. Thomas Jones Hall, 3910 Yoakum Blvd.
|Jul 02, 2014 Grant Helps Piano Camp Reach Out to Inner-City Kids|
The 26th annual Houston Piano Day Camp was held at UST's Cullen Hall from June 23-27. Paul Krystofiak, founder and director of the Musical Preparatory School and faculty of the Music Department at the University of St. Thomas, said this is the first year for the piano camp to have 40 students enrolled.
|Jun 26, 2014 Former UST Faculty Artistic Legacy Rediscovered|
American modern sculptor and former University of St. Thomas faculty member, Hannah Holliday Stewart will be honored with an exhibition at the Matthews Gallery in Santa Fe, N.M., beginning July 4.
|Jun 18, 2014 Nursing Students Raise Funds for Guatemalan Mission|
This August, six senior nursing students and Pamela Hodges, associate professor in the School of Nursing, will participate in a service-learning project in Guatemala through Addicks United Methodist Church and What Matters Ministry and Missions.
|Jun 11, 2014 Evans, Stockton Named Associate Deans for Arts and Sciences|
The Rev. Joseph Pilsner, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, announced Dr. Chris Evans, department chair of theology, and Dr. Hans Stockton, director and academic chair of the Center for International Studies, as new associate deans for the school.
|Jun 10, 2014 Board Approves Nursing School Name Honoring Peavys|
The UST board voted June 5 to recognize Odis Peavy and his wife Carol’s generosity by naming the nursing school in their honor. The UST School of Nursing will be renamed the Carol and Odis Peavy School of Nursing in perpetuity.
|Jun 09, 2014 Celts Earn Top RRAC Sportsmanship Awards|
For the second consecutive year, the University of St. Thomas garnered the respect of its fellow conference schools and was named the recipient of the 2013-14 Red River Athletic Conference Sportsmanship Award. UST also earned special recognition with additional Sportsmanship Awards for its men’s teams and women’s teams.
|Jun 04, 2014 New MBA Concentrations Offered in Economics, Entrepreneurship|
In fall 2014, the University of St. Thomas Cameron School of Business will add two concentrations, entrepreneurship and economics, to the seven existing concentrations in the Master of Business Administration: accounting, ethics, international business, finance, health care administration, marketing, and management information systems.
|Jun 03, 2014 Education Recognizes Scholars, Gives Awards|
The School of Education held its Annual Recognition Dinner to honor its best and brightest students with scholarships and awards at on May 15 at Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, with a reception. Dr. Dominic Aquila, the guest speaker, gave encouraging words to the students about their future.
|May 29, 2014 UST Hires Alumna as Volleyball Coach|
When the University of St. Thomas began its athletics program nearly a decade ago, women’s volleyball was the first sport added. Since its introduction the program has seen its share of success and setbacks, most notably the back-to-back conference champions’ titles earned between 2008-2010. Now, alumna Keanne Burt ’10 who was captain of the squad during those formative years will lead a new generation of UST volleyball players to success, this time as a coach.
|May 28, 2014 SEP Students Find Inspiration at Harvard Conference|
Three students represented University of St. Thomas’ Social Entrepreneurship Program at the 15th annual Harvard Social Enterprise Conference in Boston, Mass., in March. This was the second time students have represented UST at the conference.
|May 27, 2014 St. Thomas Picnic Honors Arts Supporters, $25,000 in Scholarships|
The weather was perfect as nearly 130 members and friends of the University of St. Thomas Performing Arts Society gathered under the shade of the oak trees outside Cullen Hall for the PAS Spring Showcase. The Showcase honored the highest level patron members of the Performing Arts Society and celebrated a successful 2013-2014 performance season.
|May 23, 2014 HISD Finds Leaders in Education at UST|
The Houston Independent School District has hired more of its leaders recently from the University of St. Thomas. Last year the district hired more certified administrators from UST than any other Houston-based university, according to Rocio Saldana of the Leadership Recruitment Department at HISD.
|May 22, 2014 UST Expands MSF Program to The Woodlands|
In the fall of 2014, the University of St. Thomas Cameron School of Business will expand the reach of its Master of Science in Finance program to students in The Woodlands.
|May 20, 2014 New Adjustments Help Bring 2010 Core Revision to Reality|
UST’s core curriculum, reformed in 2010, was further revised this spring with the introduction of new sequencing for core theology and philosophy classes, and qualifying guidelines for the synthesis courses first outlined in the 2010 reform.
|May 15, 2014 Nursing Graduates Continue Pinning Tradition|
In a long-standing tradition of welcoming graduating nursing students into the nursing profession, the University of St. Thomas School of Nursing held the Nursing Pinning Ceremony on May 14, recognizing the first class of nurses to graduate since the nursing school closed more than 25 years ago.
|May 13, 2014 De Haan Blends Philosophy, Neuroscience in Cambridge Post-Doc|
Doctoral candidate Daniel De Haan will apply the philosophical study of the human person to cognitive neuroscience, especially Alzheimer’s research, as part of a prestigious post-doctoral position beginning in the fall. He will study philosophy, theology and neuroscience at the School of Divinity at the University of Cambridge in England.
|May 09, 2014 Luncheon to Benefit UST Soccer, Houston Sports Park|
To raise funds for the UST Soccer Program and support the University’s partnership with the Houston Sports Park, the Houston community is invited to attend the Soccer Program Benefit Luncheon, hosted by Steve Zimmerman at 11:30 a.m. on May 15 at La Colombe d'Or, 3410 Montrose Blvd. The event will feature sports commentator and radio host Glenn Davis of Soccer Matters as master of ceremonies.
|May 09, 2014 UST Awards $400,000 to Nursing Students|
In a joyful meeting of scholarship recipients and supporters, more than $400,000 in scholarships were awarded to nursing students during the University of St. Thomas Nursing Scholarship Luncheon on April 22. With about 140 people in attendance in Scanlan Room, the Scholarship Luncheon connected 52 nursing students with the benefactors who made their scholarships possible.
|May 08, 2014 7 Faculty Members Receive Promotion, Tenure|
Seven faculty members received promotion or tenure following approval by the University of St. Thomas board of directors on April 24.
|May 08, 2014 Pecten Scholarships Benefit International Studies Students|
Four recipients of the Pecten Chemical Scholarship in International Studies enjoyed lunch with the scholarship’s founders, Marilyn and Don Ullrich, on May 1. Created in 1989 with a $500 gift, the Pecten Scholarship has grown to be the largest endowed scholarship for students in the Center for International Studies.
|May 07, 2014 Leadership Banquet Honors Students, Clubs|
Educating leaders of faith and character is not only a goal of University of St. Thomas students, faculty and staff – it is a way of life. The 2014 Leadership Banquet celebrated student leaders who live this mission and their achievements. Nominees were selected and the winners were announced on April 28 to a room of about 175 attendees.
|May 06, 2014 Students Assess Nokia in CSB Case Competition|
For decades, Nokia had led the telecommunications industry in handsets and networking, but the company’s position as a market leader in mobile devices was threatened by competition from lower-cost Asian manufacturers.
|May 02, 2014 Society of Macrina Hosts First Women’s Conference|
The Society of Macrina will host its first women’s conference, “Love and Relationships: A Woman’s Perspective,” on Saturday, May 3. Featured speakers include Dr. Elizabeth Maynard, Dr. Ted Rebard, Marianne Ivany, Mollie Osborne, Elizabeth Evans and many more from the University of St. Thomas and Houston community.
|May 01, 2014 International Festival Brings the World to UST|
The 11th Annual International Festival at the University of St. Thomas brought the world to UST for an evening of fun, food and cultural displays. An estimated 700 attendees from campus and the greater community came out to enjoy a taste of the world, ranging from Brazilian samba, traditional Polish dancing, Argentine empanadas and Saudi Arabian tea with cultural displays representing more than 25 countries on April 24th.
|Apr 30, 2014 Walters Empowers Black Youth Through Education Conference|
Empowering disadvantaged black youth is the goal of the annual 2014 National Council on Educating Black Children Convention. Dr. Nicole McZeal Walters, associate dean of the School of Education at University of St. Thomas, was a featured speaker at this national convention, which was held on April 16-18 in New Orleans, La.
|Apr 29, 2014 Faith and Culture Grad Offers Gospel to Girls in Jail|
When Spanish native Ana Maria Egea moved to Houston in 2010 as a language instructor, she was an ex-Catholic with little more than distain for either the Church or her new host country.
|Apr 28, 2014 AdoreU Brings the Joy of Gospel|
A night of praise and worship, a challenging talk and Eucharistic adoration will be presented through the AdoreU event at the University of St. Thomas at 7:30 p.m. on May 1, on the Campus Life Mall, 3909 Graustark St.
|Apr 25, 2014 UST Ranks No. 4 in CPA Exam Pass Rate|
The University of St. Thomas ranked No. 4 among 61 Texas colleges and universities whose students sat for the CPA exam, according to results from the January through March 2014 testing window. Approximately two-thirds of UST students passed.
|Apr 24, 2014 UST Commits to Boost Study Abroad|
The University of St Thomas-Houston has pledged to join the Institute of International Education (IIE)’s Generation Study Abroad initiative to double the number of American students who study abroad by the end of the decade. The result will be thousands more American students graduating with the international experience necessary for success in a globalized world.
|Apr 23, 2014 Students Impress at Southwest Conference on International Studies|
Eight UST students writing their senior thesis capstone papers in international studies and international development won over scholars during their panel presentations.
|Apr 21, 2014 Sindelar Reappointed to Houston Export Council|
Exports are vital to the growth of the U.S economy, never more so than now in an internationally connected world. Richard Sindelar, assistant professor at the Center for International Studies, said in turn, economic growth promotes jobs and reduces unemployment.
|Apr 17, 2014 Alief High School Entrepreneurs Debut Business|
Alief Taylor High School students enrolled in Young Entrepreneurs Academy, YEA!, are ready to show off their business start-up skills in a trade show at 12:15 p.m. on April 22. at University of St. Thomas, Crooker Patio, 3909 Graustark.
|Apr 16, 2014 Nanogroup Teaches Science at Children’s Museum|
Giant balloon towers stretched three stories high and filled the Children’s Museum of Houston for Nano Days.
|Apr 16, 2014 IFEST Brings World Cultures to UST|
From the high energy and driving beats of the Brazilian Samba to the intoxicating aroma of lumpia from the Philippines, the world is coming to the University of St. Thomas on April 24 at 6:30 p.m. on UST’s Crooker Patio, 3909 Graustark, for the 11th annual International Festival. The event is free and open to the public.
|Apr 16, 2014 UST Music Professor Recognized as Emerging Leader|
University of St. Thomas Adjunct Professor of Music Marion Russell Dickson was selected as one of seven recipients of the National Association of Teachers of Singing 2014 Emerging Leader Award. Dickson will receive a $750 grant toward her attendance of NATS 53rd National Conference to be held in Boston from July 5-9, 2014.
|Apr 15, 2014 23 Deans Convene for Business Ethics Conference|
Business school deans from 23 Catholic universities gathered in Houston on March 31 for a groundbreaking business ethics conference hosted by the University of St. Thomas-Houston’s Center for Faith and Culture in collaboration with the Cameron School of Business.
|Apr 15, 2014 Aquila Selected for National Leadership Development|
University of St. Thomas is pleased to announce that Dr. Dominic Aquila, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, is one of 23 senior-level administrators in higher education nationwide selected by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) to participate in a year-long Executive Leadership Academy.
|Apr 11, 2014 Scanlan Foundation Donates $150,000 to University|
With nearly 85 percent of incoming students receiving scholarships, the University of St. Thomas is fortunate to have donors contribute to the success of students. One such foundation is the Scanlan Foundation, which has donated more than $7.8 million in lifetime giving.
|Apr 10, 2014 Coscio Presents on Bilingual Drama in Colombia|
Dr. Elizabeth Coscio, associate professor and chair of the Modern and Classical Languages Department, presented her paper titled, “Nineteenth Century Bilingual Drama: Lafayette in Mount Vernon,” at the annual conference of the International Congress on Hispanic Literature, which was held on March 12-14 in Colombia.
|Apr 09, 2014 Tom Standish Named CSB Distinguished Alumnus|
In recognition of his meritorious service to the Cameron School of Business and the University of St. Thomas and his significant contributions to business and the community, Tom Standish, executive vice president at CenterPoint Energy, was presented the CSB Distinguished Alumnus Award.
|Apr 08, 2014 UST ACS Wins Outstanding Chapter Award|
The University of St. Thomas student chapter of the American Chemical Society attended the 247th annual ACS National Meeting and Exposition in Dallas from March 16-20. Twenty-one students and two faculty advisors comprised the largest UST group to ever to attend the conference.
|Apr 01, 2014 Singers Place in Houston Vocal Competition|
Eight University of St. Thomas vocal studies students competed in the Greater Houston National Association of Teachers of Singing competition, or NATS competition, on March 29 at Lonestar Community College in Kingwood.
|Mar 26, 2014 Alumna Turns Passion for Chemistry into Career|
Angela Lopez’s day begins busy. As a Technical Services Chemist for Huntsman Performance Products, she has her hands in providing technical support to the sales team, product training, produces literature on the product, and writes reports on top of responding to customer inquiries. She finds this level of involvement rewarding.
|Mar 24, 2014 UST Student is 20,000th Harris County CERT Member|
The Harris County Citizen Corps Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, program has reached a milestone of 20,000 trained members on March 7 with the graduation of its latest students from the University of St. Thomas.
|Mar 20, 2014 Davis Brings Analytics Conference to Houston|
Dr. Charles K Davis, Cameron Endowed Chair in Management and Marketing at University of St. Thomas, has been designated as conference chair for the 2014 International Conference on Business Analytics, sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery, which will be held in Houston on Oct. 8 and 9.
|Mar 19, 2014 A Cardinal, a Theologian and a Historian give a Lecture on Campus…|
The University of St. Thomas is fortunate to have three outstanding speakers giving lectures on campus in the month of March. These speakers include N.T. Wright, one of the world's leading Bible scholars; Thomas Cardinal Collins, the Archbishop of Toronto; and Dr. Andrew Bacevich, professor of international relations and history at Boston University.
|Mar 17, 2014 Support Celts for Life at Fundraising Banquet|
Support the pro-life mission at the University of St. Thomas during the 2nd annual Celts for Life fundraising banquet. The banquet, aimed at helping the Celts for Life witness for life at the March for Life in Washington, D.C., will be held on Sunday, March 23, 2014 from 5:30 -8 p.m. in Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center.
|Mar 17, 2014 Nursing Hires Designer for Online Courses|
The School of Nursing at the University of St. Thomas has a goal to make a majority of courses blended courses—face-to-face with online content—or online-only courses. To assist with meeting this goal, the School of Nursing hired Mary Donna Piazza as the new instructional designer under the Title V grant, to help design blended and online courses.
|Mar 14, 2014 New Assistant VP Joins Advancement Office|
Tina Breska Medlin joins the Office of Institutional Advancement as assistant vice president for development at University of St. Thomas.
|Mar 14, 2014 Students Motivate Others at Hispanic Forum|
Two University of St. Thomas student leaders joined Houston Independent School District and the Houston Hispanic Forum at the 28th Annual Career and Education Day.
|Mar 13, 2014 3rd Alumni Taco Tasting to Raise Scholarships|
Alumni can’t wait for the third year of the mouth-watering scholarship fundraiser, Two Saints and a Taco Tasting, to be held at 6:30-9:30 p.m. on April 24 at St. Arnold Brewing Co. This popular event brings together some of Houston’s best restaurants for a taco tasting competition in combination with the taps of Texas’ oldest craft brewery.
|Mar 13, 2014 Diplomacy Series Studies U.S. Cyber Security Challenges|
The Center for International Studies hosted a luncheon for community leaders and students about international cyber security challenges on Feb. 25, which included Dr. Christopher Bronk from Rice University’s Baker Institute and FBI Special Agent Cody Monk.
|Mar 12, 2014 Solomon Featured as African American Composer|
Dr. Malcolm Solomon, associate professor of music at the University of St. Thomas, is a composer featured in the showcase, “Honoring the African American Artist and Composer” on Friday, Feb. 21.
|Mar 12, 2014 MarCom Wins 10 Higher Ed Marketing Awards|
In the largest educational advertising awards competition in the country, University of St. Thomas won 10 awards: two golds, two silvers, one bronze and five merits. The winning materials were produced by the Marketing Communications and Creative Services offices.
|Mar 11, 2014 Principal Certification Helps Teacher Advance|
Pamela Demny already had her master’s in elementary education from another university and had been teaching elementary education for 30 years, but it was UST’s Educational Leadership Program that finally enabled her to advance to the administrator position she desired.
|Mar 11, 2014 Havens Writes ‘Funny Thing About Ghosts’ Comedy|
A new comedy play, “Funny Thing about Ghosts,” has been released recently by Sam Havens, drama professor emeritus at University of St. Thomas, where he taught playwriting and screenwriting for 44 years.
|Mar 06, 2014 New Chief to Lead University Police|
The University of St. Thomas named James Tate as chief of University Police on Feb. 24. Tate replaces Daryl Bissett who held the position of chief of Security for six years.
|Mar 05, 2014 Lenten Lectures Address Challenges to the Church|
For 25 years, Wednesdays in Lent have been highlighted by a series of lectures at the University of St. Thomas. This year’s theme, “Challenges to the Catholic Church,” enriches the understanding of the many facets of the Catholic Church.
|Mar 03, 2014 UST Welcomes Res Life and First Gen Leader|
The University of St. Thomas welcomes Dan Bolger as Coordinator of Residence Life. Bolger, a psychology graduate of John Brown University in Arkansas, joins the Office of Residence Life team after spending three months in Shenyang, China, teaching English classes at Liaoyang University.
|Feb 28, 2014 UST Goes Green For St. Patrick’s Day|
St. Patrick’s Day has been observed and celebrated in Ireland for over 1000 years. This celebration commemorates the life of St. Patrick and his extension of Christianity in Ireland as well as highlights Irish culture and heritage.
|Feb 26, 2014 Business Alumni Share Experiences in CSB Alumni Week|
The Cameron School of Business at University of St. Thomas will host Alumni Week on Feb. 24-28. UST students will have the opportunity to learn from alumni about their work and experiences that will hopefully encourage them to integrate their experiences at UST with their future careers.
|Feb 26, 2014 UST Offers Summer Camps and Classes|
Get ahead this summer with a variety of summer programs available at University of St. Thomas. The University offers athletic, academic and music camps for all ages during June and July.
|Feb 26, 2014 Olver Defends Aquinas’ ‘Love of Others’ in Dissertation|
Since 1908 philosophers have been puzzling over the “problem of love in Thomas Aquinas.” The problem lies in Aquinas’ thought that happiness is the reason we do all that we do. That is, loving others is really for our own sake. Yet, he still claims we can love others for their own sake.
|Feb 26, 2014 64th Mardi Gras Gala Honors Daniel Cardinal DiNardo|
To raise funds for student scholarships, University supporters will celebrate at this year’s sold out Mardi Gras Gala celebration on Tuesday, March 4, benefiting the St. Thomas Fund.
|Feb 19, 2014 Research Symposium Celebrates 20th Year|
With a dedication to undergraduate research, the University of St. Thomas will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Research Symposium on April 10-12, 2014. During the Symposium, undergraduates and graduates from all disciplines can present oral and poster presentations about their research to their peers, faculty, staff and professionals in their field.
|Feb 19, 2014 Hahn, Smith Among 100 Remarkable Theology Professors|
University of St. Thomas’ Dr. Randall Smith, professor of theology, and Dr. Paul Hahn are familiar faces among 100 selected theology professors and scholars selected in a recent article, “100 Remarkable Professors & Scholars Theology Students Should Know About.”
|Feb 18, 2014 Apply for Graduation Speaker by March 19|
The search begins for the next spirited student commencement speaker to speak at graduation on May 17. The Office of Student Affairs will accept applications for student commencement speaker until 5 p.m. on March 19.
|Feb 13, 2014 CIS Hosts Croatian Ambassador to the U.S.|
Croatian Ambassador to the United States, Josko Paro, visited the University of St. Thomas Center for International Studies and its Distinguished Diplomacy Program on Jan. 27. During the meeting, Ambassador Paro talked with students, faculty and friends of the university about the history of Croatia, its current economic situation and Croatian hopes for their country’s future.
|Feb 12, 2014 Volleyball Alumna Named Coach of the Year|
In just her second year as the head coach for the women’s varsity volleyball team at Hargrave High School, Keanne Burt, a 2010 School of Education graduate, has reached a milestone in her career - winning the 2012-2013 high school volleyball All-Area Coach of the Year award.
|Feb 10, 2014 UST screens ‘Speaking in Tongues’|
The Dual Language Program at University of St. Thomas School of Education will screen the winner of the audience award from San Francisco International Film Festival, Speaking in Tongues at 6 on Feb. 28 in Ahern room, Crooker center.
|Feb 10, 2014 Sign Up for Service Day Projects|
University President Dr. Robert Ivany invites the UST family to roll up their sleeves for President’s Day of Service from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Feb. 15. For the 10th year, the President’s Day of Service offers a wide range of service projects. All Celts – students, alumni, faculty, staff and families – will have the chance to work side-by-side and support the University without leaving campus.
|Feb 10, 2014 Alumnus Publishes Book On Servant Leadership|
Many University of St. Thomas graduates learn and embody the traits of a servant leader while studying at the University. Alumnus Laurence “Larry” Payne ‘72, host and producer of the television Public Affairs program “Dialogue Houston,” is no exception.
|Feb 07, 2014 MarCom Wins 21 Marketing Awards|
In three marketing competitions, the University of St. Thomas Marketing Communications and Creative Services offices were recently recognized with 21 awards for marketing collateral and campaigns.
|Feb 05, 2014 Teach for America Students Receive Scholarships|
Daniel Johnson and Katherine Curren, two Teach for America students at University of St. Thomas, each received a $2,500 scholarship from the School of Education for their academic excellence.
|Feb 05, 2014 Meet Campaign Chair: David Harvey, Jr.|
David Harvey, Jr. was appointed to the UST board of directors in 2007. He brings tremendous business acumen and leadership skills to his role as chair of Faith in Our Future: The Campaign for the University of St. Thomas-Houston, the largest campaign in the University's history.
|Feb 05, 2014 Lyons Foundation Makes Record Gift for Science Center|
At a historic meeting of The Lyons Foundation board on Dec. 4, 2013, the four Trustees made the unprecedented decision to award $750,000 to University of St. Thomas for its proposed Center for Science and Health Professions – a grant 7.5 times larger than any ever made by the foundation, according to board President R.A. “Pete” Seale.
|Feb 03, 2014 UST Hosts Nursing Boot Camp|
About 30 pre-nursing students got the inside scoop about the best way to prepare for nursing school from University of St. Thomas School of Nursing students during a three-day Nursing Boot Camp held Jan. 6-8.
|Jan 31, 2014 Scott Sullivan Defends Sufficient Reason in Dissertation|
Scott Sullivan, a doctoral candidate in the University of St. Thomas Center for Thomistic Studies program in Houston, publicly defended his dissertation on Jan. 17 before the University community and his dissertation board.
|Jan 31, 2014 Ramaswamy Named Associate Dean for CSB|
Dr. Beena George, dean of the Cameron School of Business, has announced that Dr. Vinita Ramaswamy, former professor of accounting, has been named associate dean for the Cameron School of Business.
|Jan 31, 2014 MarCom Earns Digital Marketing Awards|
The University of St. Thomas was recognized for two digital projects recently by the Higher Education Marketing Report. In the Education Digital Marketing Awards, St. Thomas received Merit Awards for the launch of the new stthom.edu website in the institutional website category and the admissions video in the digital video category.
|Jan 27, 2014 UST Honors Students Attend NCHC Conference|
Four Honors Program students at University of St. Thomas were chosen to attend the annual conference of National Collegiate Honors Council in New Orleans last November.
|Jan 23, 2014 DiNardo Leads Prayer for Christian Unity|
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity has been celebrated across the globe for over 100 years. It is a time when Christians of all confessions and denominations come together to join in the prayer of Christ descried in John 17:21, “That they may be one, so the world will know that you sent me.”
|Jan 22, 2014 Rabbi Explores Loving-Kindness in Herzstein Lecture|
Rabbi Shai Held, the co-founder, dean and chair in Jewish Thought at New York City’s renowned Mechon Hadar institute, will deliver the University of St. Thomas’ annual Herzstein Lecture in Judaism on Wednesday, Feb. 12 with a talk titled "The World is Built on Hesed: Towards a Jewish Theology of Lovingkindness." The lecture will take place from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the University’s Cullen Hall, followed by a reception and book signing in Doherty Library.
|Jan 22, 2014 Vatican Media Expert to Speak on Pope Francis|
In honor of Pope Francis’ first year as pontiff, the University of St. Thomas Center for Faith and Culture will host the Rev. Thomas Rosica, CSB, for a special lecture. The lecture, “New Peripheries for the Church: The Franciscan Quiet Revolution One Year Later,’ will be given at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 23 in Jones Hall, 3910 Yoakum Blvd.
|Jan 21, 2014 Ivany Names Aquila Provost|
University of St. Thomas President, Dr. Robert Ivany, announced the promotion of Dr. Dominic Aquila, former Vice President of Academic Affairs, to Provost on Jan. 14.
|Jan 15, 2014 UST Student Delegation Meets Taiwan’s President|
To meet with a nation’s president is a great honor. This is an honor 14 students from the University of St. Thomas Center for International Studies experienced when they met with Taiwan's president, Mr. Ma Ying-jeou on Jan. 9 in recognition of the successful educational and cultural exchanges between UST and Taiwan. The UST students were led by the Center director, Dr. Hans Stockton, an East Asia expert and long-time Taiwan specialist who has led such delegations since 2007 as part of a course he teaches on contemporary Taiwan.
|Jan 14, 2014 Catholic Focus: Catholic Pilgrimage to Ireland|
When you think of religious pilgrimage, the Holy Land comes to mind, or perhaps the Vatican. But there's another pilgrimage destination where ancient ruins emerge from a dramatic landscape -- testaments to an over 1500-year-old Christian tradition. This destination is Ireland...