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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
Fr. Michael Czerny, S.J.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
Bethany Goldson, participant in the GHNATS vocal competitionEight 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
UST CERT Team memberThe 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
Charles K DavisDr. 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
Mary Donna PiazzaThe 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
Two Saints and a Taco TastingAlumni 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
Cyber Security LuncheonThe 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
MarCom adsIn 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
Maury Harris and Kelly ShieldsWith 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
Brittany Garza, 2013 student graduation speakerThe 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 Josko ParoCroatian 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
SIAA AwardsIn 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.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
Pete SealeAt 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
Nursing boot campAbout 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 Defends Sufficient Reason in DissertationScott 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
Higher Education Digital Marketing AwardsThe 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 HeldRabbi 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
Ivany Names Aquila ProvostUniversity 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...

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