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Sep 02, 2014  Hittinger Examines Beatitudes in Rome, Meets Pope Again
Pope Francis with PASTA Attendees 2014The 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
Christina MontoyaWith 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.

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 25, 2014  HOSA Earns 40 Awards at Leadership Conferences
Gina Duong and Jennifer Le with HOSA medalsFor 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
Jennifer Hoang Chemistry ResearchUndergraduates 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
Rome Summer Course Stirs Students’ PerspectivesEcumenism 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
Grant Reaches Out to StudentsEnrollment 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
Gina Cheng and Alice HsuThe 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
Bert EdmundsonThe 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
BIB and MIB degreesStudents 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
A Celtic Christmas with Danny O’FlahertyIrish 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
Piano Camp StudentsThe 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
Carol and Odis PeavyThe 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
UST Celts LogoFor 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
MBA Adds Entrepreneurship, Economics ConcentrationsIn 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
Education Recognizes Scholars, Gives AwardsThe 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 Star logoUST’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
UST School of Nursing FlagIn 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
Daniel De HaanDoctoral 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
UST Soccer Player Chris NateraTo 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
Laraine Guida McIntyre '81 and nursing student Sarah LoefflerIn 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
UST logoSeven 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
Pecten ScholarshipFour 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
Dr. Robert Ivany and CJ MillerEducating 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
Dr. Nicole WaltersEmpowering 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
AdoreU -Evangelii GaudiumA 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
Taiwan Study AbroadThe 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
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...

Dec 17, 2013  Conflict Resolution Students Learn the Art of Mediation
A University of St. Thomas international studies course offers students the first-time opportunity to earn a certificate in professional conflict mediation. As a result, the Association for Conflict Resolution chapter in Houston (ACRH) recognized two UST international studies students

Dec 11, 2013  Students Take Control in the Lab
Dr. Shivas Amin, visiting professor of biology, is looking to change the essence of freshman biology labs at the University of St. Thomas. He is looking for student buy-in, that is, he wants students to become personally invested in the research they are doing. To facilitate this, Amin is doing something revolutionary – he is letting the students pick the research.

Dec 11, 2013  Coaching Tomorrow's Leaders Today
For MBA students looking forward to potential career prospects, personal and professional advice from experts who have spent years working in the business world can grant confidence and help make the decision-making process easier. But is difficult to come by. That is why the University of St. Thomas Center for Business Ethics launched the CBE Emerging Leader Coaching Scholarship Program in 2012. 

Dec 10, 2013  Tri Beta Students Crochet Toys for Children
Crochet ElephantStudents at the University of St. Thomas are making amigurumi crochet toys for children at Casa de Esperanza, the House of Hope for children.

Dec 06, 2013  ISS Gives Refugees Taste of American Life
UST Students and PAIR youthThe International Studies Society at University of St. Thomas teamed up with the Students Working Against Trafficking club and Model United Nations club, to host 43 young refugees through the Partnership for the Advancement and Immersion of Refugees, or PAIR, on Nov. 8.

Dec 06, 2013  Concert Celebrates Celtic Christmas Customs
Celtic Christmas CarolIrish balladeer duo The Celtic Sons – Danny O’Flaherty and Noel Nash – share their heritage through music, song, dance and storytelling at the sixth annual Celtic Christmas Concert. The concert will be held at 2 p.m. on Dec. 8, 2013 at the University of St. Thomas Jones Hall, 3910 Yoakum Blvd.

Dec 04, 2013  Board Chair is Woman on the Move
Michele Malloy - Photo by Barfield PhotographyMichele Malloy, chair of the University of St. Thomas Board of Directors, is one of 10 women  recently named by Texas Executive Women to the class of 2013 of Women on the Move. Texas Executive Women was founded in 1979 and mentors at-risk high school girls in the Houston metropolitan area.

Dec 03, 2013  Catholics and Methodists Support Peace at Irish Gala
People of Catholic, Methodist and other faiths collaborated to promote peace and reconciliation, the mission of the University of St. Thomas William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies, during its annual Irish Gala on Nov. 22 at The Houstonian Hotel. Celebrating the Center’s 10th anniversary, the gala honored Rev. and Mrs. Harold Good, members of the international community from Belfast, Northern Ireland, who have been instrumental in building and maintaining peace around the world. Rev. Good is a former president of the Methodist Church in Ireland. 

Dec 02, 2013  Singers Celebrate Christmas in the Chapel
Christmas in the ChapelCelebrate Christmas in the Chapel as the Music Department presents "Lessons and Carols" at 8 p.m. on Dec. 3. The University Singers will perform sacred choral works in the serene setting of the Chapel of St. Basil, 3802 Yoakum Blvd.

Nov 25, 2013  MSF Student Studies China with Scholarship, Internship
Sanjay George at USCPFA GalaSanjay George, a Master of Science in Finance student at University of St. Thomas Cameron School of Business, was the first UST student to receive a $1,000 award from the United States China People’s Friendship Association at its gala on Nov. 8.

Nov 22, 2013  Ivany Gives State of the University Address
Robert Ivany​President Dr. Robert Ivany addressed University leadership and supporters recently at his inaugural State of the University presentation.

Nov 20, 2013  Education Students Attend Teaching Conference
Six University of St. Thomas education students formed the inaugural group that represented the School of Education at the Consortium of State Educators for Texas Teacher Education conference in San Antonio. Educators and students from schools all over Texas attended the conference from Oct. 20-22.

Nov 18, 2013  Registrar Offers Free Transcript, New Services
In the midst of class registration for the spring semester and with December graduation right around the corner, the Office of the Registrar is implementing a series of changes to assist St. Thomas students as they continue their academic journey. 

Nov 13, 2013  False Threat at Texas Colleges Now State Felony
UST logoMaking a false threat at any Texas higher education institution is now considered a state jail felony, not a Class A misdemeanor, according to a new law passed this summer by the Texas Legislature.  

Nov 13, 2013  DiNardo Named USCCB VP
Cardinal Daniel DiNardoDaniel Cardinal DiNardo, the archbishop of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, was elected vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, on Tuesday. Cardinal DiNardo is a member of the University of St. Thomas Board of Directors.

Nov 12, 2013  International Student Scores Success
Jack BrettJack Brett, an international student studying general business in the Cameron School of Business, is a senior midfielder from Manchester, England, and a soccer player in the Celts men’s soccer team. Brett decided to study at UST because he found it was the best place for him to pursue his bachelor’s degree, besides the fact that UST’s soccer team is ranked in the top 25 in the nation.

Nov 12, 2013  For UST Student, Master’s in Education Is Special
Elizabeth JimenezLove for an older brother with special needs gave alumna Elizabeth Jimenez a heart for special education. It placed her in the first cohort group of the federally funded Master of Education in Special Education Leadership program at University of St. Thomas.

Nov 12, 2013  UST Promotes Awareness for Homeless in Houston
The University of St. Thomas community and friends donned their sleeping bags, blankets and pillows for the third annual National Sleep Out Saturday held on Nov. 9 on the University campus. Over 70 students, faculty, guests and friends braved the chilly night sleeping outside to raise awareness about homelessness.

Nov 07, 2013  Graduate Student Pursues Finance To Impact Africa
When Theodore Bitty graduated from high school, he knew he wanted to make a difference in his community in West Africa—he wanted to create jobs and have a positive impact on the economy. With that in mind, Bitty moved to Houston where he earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Houston and is currently working on his Masters of Science in Finance at the University of St. Thomas.  

Nov 05, 2013  UST Named to Newman Guide for Catholicity
Image: The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic CollegeThe University of St. Thomas was named among 22 U.S. Catholic colleges and universities recommended by the Cardinal Newman Society, and one of the top 28 Catholic colleges and universities worldwide.

Nov 05, 2013  CBE Celebrates with Mass for Commerce
Mass for CommerceThe University of St. Thomas Cameron School of Business, in conjunction with the Center for Business Ethics, celebrated the third annual Mass for Commerce on Oct. 29 at the Chapel of St. Basil, in honor of the Center for Business Ethics’ 15 years of service.

Nov 05, 2013  UST Student Connects the World Through Economics
Maria Isabel Buambua wants her epitaph to read ‘Maria Isabel Buambua — A Citizen of the World.’ To reach this goal Buambua plans to bridge countries together through their finances and economics. Growing up in Brazil, then moving to Angola before finally moving to Houston to attend the University of St. Thomas, Buambua already understands how incredibly globalized the world is and wants to see cooperation between countries improved.

Nov 04, 2013  Music Professor Conducts the Blind
University of St. Thomas chair of Music Dr. Glenn Garrido made Argentine history when he conducted the Argentina National Symphony of Blinds, a symphonic band composed entirely of blind musicians in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from Oct. 21-28.

Nov 04, 2013  UST Students Share What They Can
During this thanksgiving season it is important to share what we have with those who are less fortunate. With that in mind, UST’s Chi Rho chapter, along with the Knights of Columbus, is holding a food drive from Oct. 29 through Nov. 8 for parishioners of the St. Joseph Catholic Church who are in need this holiday season.

Oct 28, 2013  Music Students Participate in Finalist Recital
UST Performers in GHNATS RecitalThree University of St. Thomas students performed in the Greater Houston Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of singing finalist recital last Saturday, which was hosted by Houston Baptist University.  

Oct 24, 2013  Overton Awards Recognize Staff Members
Overton AwardsSeven UST staff members were recognized at the annual Tom Overton Awards Luncheon on Sept. 18. The award winners were nominated by their supervisor or manager based on their achievements, character, peer interaction, loyalty to the mission of the University, and their willingness to consistently go above and beyond the call of duty.  

Oct 24, 2013  UST Women’s Soccer Signs First Recruit
Among family, friends and the University of St. Thomas community, Guadalupe Rodriguez signed a letter on Oct. 22 declaring her intent to play soccer for the first women’s soccer team in the school’s history.

Oct 21, 2013  Seeing 'Misbehaving' Kids in Different Way
Image: John Barone '86John Barone ‘86, UST graduate, author and educator, knows about kids’ behaviors and the brain. Moreover, he is driven to share his knowledge, recommend better responses by adults, and reduce judgment and shaming of children who have neurological differences such as autism, AD/HD, and Tourette syndrome.

Oct 21, 2013  UST Experience Took Art Historian to Another Level
Image: Melisa PalermoMelisa Ramos Palermo says it was getting her 2007 bachelor’s in liberal arts with a concentration in art history and theology at University of St. Thomas that gave her the confidence to pursue her doctorate at Rice University.

Oct 16, 2013  Global Poverty Training Offered at UST
Image: Philippe NassifThe Center of International Studies at University of St. Thomas hosted CARE’s first regional training on campus in Ahern Room, Crooker Center, 3909 Graustark St., from Friday to Sunday, Oct. 18-20.

Oct 15, 2013  U.S. Conference of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas
The First U.S. Conference of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas will be held Oct. 17-19 at the Crown Plaza Hotel and University of St. Thomas Houston. The conference is co-sponsored by the Center for Thomistic Studies and the John Paul II Forum.

Oct 10, 2013  Greeks in Houston
The director of UST Tutorial Services, Dr. Constantina Michalos, and Alumna Irene Cassis have written a book titled, “Greeks in Houston” printed by Arcadia Publishing.

Oct 10, 2013  MBA Students Earn Houston Business Ethics Award
The Greater Houston Business Ethics Roundtable recognized University of St. Thomas Master of Business Administration students, Britani Nielsen and Carla Rodriguez, as 2013 emerging leaders. The GHBER Bette Stead Scholarship is a $3,000 award applied toward tuition. The scholarship was awarded by Rick Chapman, the Assistant General Counsel for the Anti-Corruption and International Compliance Law Department at Halliburton.

Oct 09, 2013  Paying Her UST Values Forward
Image: Tonia LabbéThrough alumna Tonia Labbé, University of St. Thomas’ four core values—goodness, discipline, knowledge and community—came full circle to encompass a bright, kind young man who is the first in his family to attend college.  

Oct 07, 2013  MLA Prepares Lobbyist to Teach Political Science
Lobbyist Whitney Whitmire Jenkins, daughter of long-time Texas Senator John Whitmire, earned her 2013 Master in Liberal Arts degree with a concentration in political science with a professional goal—to qualify the former elementary school teacher to teach political science at the community college level.  But she also wanted to further her education and deepen her knowledge about political science.

Oct 04, 2013  ACS’s Outstanding Chapter Award
Image: ACS LogoAmerican Chemical Society at University of St. Thomas is part of the National ACS organization and one of the most active extracurricular clubs on campus. ACS has won many awards and honors - outstanding, commendable and honorable - over the last 10 year. 

Oct 04, 2013  Casa Juan Diego Founders Given Faithful Citizenship Award
Louise and Mark ZwickThe Center for Faith and Culture awarded Louise and Mark Zwick, founders of the Casa Juan Diego in Houston, with the Faithful Citizenship Award at the Third Annual Faithful Citizenship Dinner & Lecture on Oct. 1 at River Oaks Country Club. The Center also welcomed the Rev. Drew Christiansen, S.J., former editor-in-chief of America magazine, to speak about “Pacem in Terris.” 

Oct 03, 2013  Big Data is Big Deal for UST Professor
Image: Dr. Charles DavisAs technology and machine intelligence increases, the analytics and data manipulation field increases as well. Someone who knows this well is Dr. Charles Davis, professor of management and an expert on business analytics.

Sep 30, 2013  UST Recognized as Military Friendly
Nathan SchogginsThe University of St. Thomas was recently recognized as a 2014 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs Magazine. With 130 veterans and dependents on campus, UST offers many programs, benefits and workshops that cater to and support those who served in the military.

Sep 27, 2013  Math Major says ‘Guten Tag’ to Nano Particle Research
Melissa Cantu“Ich mag einen Kaffee.” This is how Melissa Cantu began most days this summer. As an intern conducting research in Duisburg, Germany, her day started as early as 7 a.m., and coffee was a vital part of her day.

Sep 26, 2013  Dean George Makes Headlines
Dr. Beena George in Houston Woman MagazineDr. Beena George, dean of the University of St. Thomas Cameron School of Business, was featured as the cover story in Houston Woman Magazine.

Sep 26, 2013  Family and Alumni Weekend Extravaganza
Image: Lenny and little girlJoin the UST community for fun, food and a snapshot of downtown Houston with 2013 UST Family and Alumni Weekend. Invite your family from Oct. 17-20 and experience everything UST has to offer, including classes, athletic events, musical performances, a visit to local museums, weekend Mass and a giant carnival celebration.

Sep 20, 2013  MAFC Grad Becomes a Passionist for Christ
Image: Glenn BisqueraGlenn Bisquera, a 2012 graduate of the Master of Arts in Faith and Culture program, is experiencing what he has termed “the magnanimity of loss.” He has given up everything - his car, house and lifestyle - because God’s love is so overwhelming he could no longer resist His call.

Sep 20, 2013  Exploration Drives MLA Student’s International Studies
Jay DeckerPractically on the eve of departure for his new job teaching English to oil and gas engineers in Saudi Arabia, Joseph “Jay” Decker reflected on his path to and through the University of St. Thomas Master in Liberal Arts Program with a concentration in international studies.  

Sep 20, 2013  History Teacher Chews Through MLA Degree
John GillespieWhile teaching high school full-time, John Gillespie earned his Master in Liberal Arts with a concentration in history in May 2013. He did it the way one would eat an elephant—slowly and one bite at a time. Frankly, Gillespie had not intended to make a meal of the entire mammoth. He attributes his surprising appetite to the exceptional flavor of the UST experience.

Sep 20, 2013  MLA Communication Student Redefines Her Career
Bianca Prado-VargasWhile employed in her chosen field of hotel management in Miami Beach, Florida, international student Bianca Prado-Vargas had a valuable “Aha!” moment, spurring a shift in her career path and taking her through the MLA Program at University of St. Thomas. Having already achieved an undergraduate degree in international business and hotel and tourism management from a university in Switzerland, her epiphany came as she handled one-on-one interactions with guests at the five-star hotel.

Sep 20, 2013  Montelongo: Latino Groups Affect Student Success
Image: Dr. Ricardo MontelongoAt the University of St. Thomas, Hispanic students are 40 percent of the undergraduate population. In spite of their high percentage in schools like St.Thomas, many research studies overlook the role of Latino students in different universities.

Sep 16, 2013  Practice Personal Safety on Campus
I love safetyAccidents and petty crimes happen all across the country on college campuses. Stay safe on campus and prevent an incident happening to you with these 10 tips from the Office of Emergency and Safety Services.

Sep 16, 2013  Safety Week Promotes Awareness
Dane G Ross for Safety WeekThe Office of Emergency & Safety Services, in collaboration with the Student Affairs Division, will host UST Safety Week on Sept. 23-25 for students, faculty and staff to learn tips for safety awareness and preparedness.

Sep 16, 2013  UST Launches Mobile Safety App
UST Safety AppThe University of St. Thomas launched the free UST Safety App with emergency preparedness resources for the University community. The app is available in the Apple App Store for iPhone and iPad and Google Play for Android phones.

Sep 10, 2013  Colbert Riley Named Outstanding Fundraiser
Image: Cynthia Colbert RileyCynthia Colbert Riley, University of St. Thomas Vice President for Institutional Advancement, has been named the 2013 recipient of the Outstanding Fundraising Professional award, given by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, 

Sep 10, 2013  UST Among ‘America’s Best Colleges’
Image: U.S. News & World Report 2013For the 20th consecutive year, the University of St. Thomas has been named to the top tier of the U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” list of universities offering master’s degrees in the Western region of the United States.

Sep 10, 2013  Pi Sigma Alpha Named Best Chapter
Image: Pi Sigma AlphaThe National Political Science Honor Society awarded the University of St. Thomas Pi Sigma Alpha honor society as one of six Best Chapter awards for chapters in schools with enrollment of fewer than 5,000 students for the 2012-13 school year.

Sep 09, 2013  Celts Welcome Philip Tate
Image: Philip TateUniversity of St. Thomas Athletic Director Todd Smith announced the hiring of Philip Tate as the head golf coach for both the men’s and women’s teams.

Sep 09, 2013  Celts Welcome Assistant Basketball Coach
Image: Terry JohnsonUniversity of St. Thomas Athletic Director and head men’s basketball coach Todd Smith announced the hiring of Terry Johnson as assistant basketball coach.

Sep 06, 2013  UST Supports School of Irish Music
Image: Houston School of Irish MusicThe Houston School of Irish Music, in collaboration with the William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies at the University of St. Thomas, is bringing traditional Irish folksongs, ballads and harp tunes to the youth of Houston. 

Sep 06, 2013  CBE Faculty Spotlight - Dr. Jon Taylor
CBE Faculty Spotlight - Dr. Jon TaylorDr. Jon Taylor is professor and chair of the Department of Political Science. In addition to his teaching and research in political science and public administration, he is an international lecturer and expert on comparing and contrasting China's public ethics to American public ethics. 

Sep 06, 2013  ‘Don’t Sit in Silence’ to Help Prevent Suicide
Mental Health Awareness Day at University of MinnesotaIn recognition of the number of suicides that occur in the United States each day, 105 empty chairs will be placed on the Campus Life Mall for the “Don’t Sit in Silence: Reach Out!” campaign from Sept. 9-14. The campaign is sponsored by the University of St. Thomas Office of Counseling and Disabilities Services for National Suicide Prevention Week.

Sep 04, 2013  UST Has a DREME at Science Camp
Image: D.R.E.M.E. CampThis July, 40 Houston-area high school students interested in careers in science participated in D.R.E.M.E. @ UST Science Summer Science Camp. The camp provides students with hands-on experience in biology and includes activities designed to cultivate a curiosity and excitement about the subject.

Aug 30, 2013  UST Welcomes New Res Life Director
Image: Marquis GatewoodMarquis Gatewood, formerly the assistant director of residence life, takes the reins of the department as the new Director of Residence Life and Conference Housing for the 2013-14 Residence Life team.

Aug 27, 2013  Students Visit Peru for Medical Mission
Image: Medical Mission in PeruTwelve University of St. Thomas Pre-Health Profession Society members kicked off their summer embracing the University’s mission to serve others on the 2013 medical mission trip. The group traveled to Huancayo, Peru, from May 19 - 28.

Aug 26, 2013  Camp Not for the Faint of Heart
Image: Cardiac CampFor high school students looking to explore the vast world of medicine, summer camps offer plenty opportunity. This July, University of St. Thomas hosted Camp Cardiac, a week-long summer camp that brought local high school students face-to-face with daily life in the medical field.

Aug 26, 2013  Res Life 2013-2014: Battling Boredom 1 Event at a Time
Image: Diego from ResLifeEvery year, the University of St. Thomas Office of Residence Life hires a group of diverse and energetic upperclassmen to form the Residence Life staff for the new school year.

Aug 23, 2013  UST SEP Collaborates with Colombian Schools
Medellin, ColombiaTwo University of St. Thomas representatives visited Medellin, Colombia, on Aug. 11-15 to pursue a potential collaboration with four universities related to social entrepreneurship, service learning and corporate social responsibility.

Aug 20, 2013  Faculty Senate Recognizes Teacher Excellence
Dr. Michele SimmsThe University of St. Thomas Faculty Senate Awards committee recognized three faculty members for excellence in teaching, research and service for 2012-2013, during Faculty Study Day on Aug. 19.

Aug 20, 2013  Vigil Named New Director of Student Evangelization
Image: Lee VigilIf Lee Vigil, the new director of student evangelization with Campus Ministry, seems like a familiar face, that is because he is. As a member of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students he served as an on campus missionary for four years before joining St. Thomas as a full-time staff member.

Aug 16, 2013  Students Receive Top Honors in HOSA
Image: HosaSenior psychology major, Jisha Jose, still gets nervous before every medical terminology test despite the fact that she has competed in HOSA competitions for more than seven years.

Aug 15, 2013  UST Named Among Best Colleges
Princeton Review 2014 logo - Best in the WestUniversity of St. Thomas was named a “Best College in the West for 2014” 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, 643 colleges named “regional best” constitute about 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.

Aug 13, 2013  Meet Counselor’s New Top Dog
Debby Jones and Percy the Therapy DogStudents looking for stress relief or the cuddly comfort that only man’s best friend can provide have a new option for therapy from the Office of Counseling & Disability Services: Percy, the therapy dog. 

Aug 09, 2013  New Coach Recruits for Women’s Soccer
Coach Nikola BarjaktarevicUniversity of St. Thomas welcoms Nikola Barjaktarevic as the new women's soccer head coach.

Aug 08, 2013  UST Welcomes Graduate Director
Image: Robert StephensThe University of St. Thomas search for a director of graduate admissions is over and the University welcomes Robert Stephens to lead the new office.

Aug 05, 2013  Knapp Conducts in National Cathedral
Image: Dr. Brady KnappUniversity of St. Thomas professor of vocal and choral studies, Dr. Brady Knapp, was invited to Washington, D.C., with Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church choir for a choral residency with the Washington National Cathedral. Knapp, along with six UST music students and alumni, sang during four church services from July 25-28.

Jul 31, 2013  UST Accepts First Cristo Rey Student
Image: Timothy MacalinoTimothy Macalino, a senior at Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School of Houston, is the first student from the school ever accepted to University of St. Thomas. With the unique education he received from Cristo Rey Jesuit, a school that advocates personal responsibility through academics and work-study, Macalino has his eye on his future collegiate success.

Jul 31, 2013  Meet Freshmen Guinan Scholars
Image: Freshmen Guinan ScholarsA tennis champion, an actress, a French-language guru, a three-sport athlete and a national Hispanic merit scholar are the 2013 University of St. Thomas Father Vincent J. Guinan Scholarship recipients.

Jul 30, 2013  Mentor is Ambassador for Faith, Unity
Image: Nadeen MustafaWhen senior Nadeen Mustafa decided to start wearing a hijab, or tradition Muslim veil, she recalled an Islamic saying that says women are like jewels. One doesn’t put their jewels out on a table, one put’s them in a jewelry box.

Jul 26, 2013  Bon Voyage! Dykman Joins Seafaring Crew
Image: Dr. Charlene DykmanDr. Charlene Dykman, professor of Management and Marketing in the Cameron School of Business, sets sail to the adventure of a lifetime as she joins a crew of 34 faculty members and 750 students from across the country for the 50th anniversary fall 2013 Semester at Sea.

Jul 25, 2013  Students study conflict resolution in Northern Ireland
Image: Irish Studies students in IrelandNearly 20 years ago the Provisional Irish Republican Army signed a ceasefire agreement, turning the tide in a history marked with conflict and violence. Since then, Northern Ireland has made great strides in establishing peace and bringing reconciliation in the divided island of Ireland.

Jul 25, 2013  UST Students Travel for Summer Courses
Image: Study Abroad UST Students in JerusalemSummer is a time of rest, relaxation and yes, traveling. Adventurous University of St. Thomas students chose to postpone the first two and combine their traveling with their schooling. This summer more than 100 students participated in study abroad excursions to Jerusalem, China, Greece, Hungary, Czech Republic, Northern Ireland and Ireland.

Jul 23, 2013  Assessment VP Comes Home to UST
Image: Dr. Siobhan FlemingAt only 11 years old, Dr. Siobhan Fleming served dinner to University of St. Thomas priests in Donaghue Hall, the Basilian Residence. Coming back to her alma mater, and home away from home, Fleming is the new associate vice president of Institutional Assessment and Effectiveness.

Jul 16, 2013  M.Ed. Awards 14 Action Research Projects
Image: Susan MathisResearch has shown that letting students write about their worries for 10 minutes before an exam substantially diminishes the link between test anxiety and test performance, according to a report published in Science Journal in 2011 by Gerardo Ramirez and Sian L. Beilock.

Jul 11, 2013  MPS Students Selected for Music Institute
Image: ViolaTwo University of St. Thomas Music Preparatory School students faced rigorous auditions, applications and interviews and emerged triumphantly with acceptance to the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, a prestigious summer training program for aspiring high school-age musicians.

Jul 01, 2013  Professors Publish Philosophy Books
Image: Dr. Jensen's BookUniversity of St. Thomas Center for Thomistic Studies has reasons  to celebrate this summer – three of them. Faculty members Dr. Steven Jensen, Dr. Thomas Osborne and Dr. John Knasas each wrote books that are being published by the Catholic University of America Press. 

Jun 27, 2013  Alumni Grant Funds to Students
Photo: Ingry UmanzorIngry Umanzor left her job as a bank teller to make her courses and clinical work in the University of St. ThomasSchool of Nursing her first priority. Umanzor, who said she relied on God to provide, is one of the 2013 Alumni Association Student Award recipients.

Jun 27, 2013  Doherty Gains Americana Collection
Learn what John F. Kennedy told newspapers about the Bay of Pigs Invasion, the untold stories of Harriet Tubman and the daily life of Benjamin Franklin at the University of St. Thomas Doherty Library. Doherty recently gained online access to the John O. Whitney Readex Archive of Americana Collection.

Jun 27, 2013  Nursing Awards 54 Scholarships
Marco Gutiérrez makes sure his children finish their homework, have dinner and are in bed at a reasonable time – then he starts studying.

Jun 27, 2013  Pope Surprises Professors in Rome
Photo: Pope FrancisDr. John Hittinger and Dr. Ted Rebard, two University of St. Thomas philosophy professors, met the Holy Father, Pope Francis, during the 13th plenary session of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome.

Jun 27, 2013  Students Design Schoolhouse
In the town of Telpochapa in Nicaragua, students from kindergarten to fifth grade meet on someone’s front porch and attend “school.” The Cooperative Engineering Program at University of St. Thomas, in collaboration with Engineers Without Borders, University of Houston Chapter, is in the process of building a schoolhouse for 30 students and teachers in Telpochapa.

May 23, 2013  Business Students Awarded at Case
Photo: CaseUndergraduate senior business majors at University of St. Thomas get the opportunity to present their case study analyses to their peers and a group of professional judges in the Cameron School of Business Case Competition. Each semester, years of business lectures and months of preliminary case presentations culminate with this event.

May 22, 2013  Alumnus: Give $20.14 to Support UST
Photo: Drew WilsonFormer University of St. Thomas Alumni Association Vice President and longtime University volunteer Drew Wilson is challenging those who have never donated to UST to give $20.14 or more to the University. Wilson, a dedicated alumnus known for his strong support for UST, believes the donations could bring an unprecedented amount of funds to the school for the 2013-2014 year.

May 21, 2013  UST HOSA Qualifies for Nationals
HOSA LogoMembers of the University of St. Thomas Health Occupations Students of America organization competed in the State Leadership Conference held in Galveston, Texas, from April 11-13.

May 20, 2013  Music, Honors Grad Pursues Master's
Photo: Meeka OpongSmart, articulate and dynamic are just a few ways professors describe graduating music major and English minor Meeka Opong. Taking her talents in music to Clarksville, Tenn., Opong will pursue her Master of Music in Vocal Performance at Austin Peay State University on a full tuition assistantship.

May 20, 2013  George Named New Cameron Dean
Dr. Beena GeorgeDr. Beena George is the fourth dean of the Cameron School of Business effective on May 20. George previously served as the associate dean of the Cameron School and contributed to the school’s elite accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

May 08, 2013  UST Leaders Recognized at Banquet
Photo: Patricia McKinley and Brittany GarzaEducating 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 2013 Leadership Banquet celebrated student leaders who live this mission and their achievements.

May 08, 2013  Class Debates US Drone Strikes
Photo: Student participating in debate in Int'l LawUniversity of St. Thomas students in the international law class recently argued the legality under international law of the United States’ drone use as an anti-terrorism weapon abroad before a four-judge panel in a mock hearing of the International Court of Justice in a class held April 29.

May 08, 2013  Concert Benefits Cancer Survivors
Patricia Gras
Patricia Gras was diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago. After losing her job last year, a friend talked her into stepping out of the darkness into the studio. Gras’ latest album “Simplicity” will be the focus of the event “Singing for Healing,” a concert benefiting breast cancer survivors at 8 p.m. on May 11 in Jones Hall, 3910 Yoakum, on the University of St. Thomas campus.

May 07, 2013  Rosaries Offered for Austin Stanfill
In memory of alumnus Austin Stanfill ’12, who passed away on May 3, University of St. Thomas Campus Ministry will lead a rosary at the end of every 12:30 p.m. Mass from May 9-17 in the Chapel of St. Basil. The Rosary will be recited at the end of the 10:30 a.m. Mass on May 12. Join the University community to pray and remember Stanfill.

May 06, 2013  CBE Spotlight - Dr. Livia Bornigia
Dr. Livia Bornigia
Dr. Livia Bornigia is an associate professor in the Department of Communication, School of Arts and Sciences, is a guest lecturer in the Master of Arts in Faith and Culture program and is chair of the Social Justice Committee. 

May 06, 2013  Beat the Heat with Camps, Courses
Photo: Green Glasses on BookParents, students and adults who don’t want to spend their summer watching television or roasting in the Houston sun should take advantage of the University of St. Thomas summer programs. St. Thomas offers a wide selection of courses and camps during the summer sessions from May 28 to Aug. 10 to satisfy any summertime blues.

May 02, 2013  Be Safe: Identify Suspicious Packages
Photo: Suspicious packageThe UST safety captains were called into action on April 11 after the campus was evacuated following bomb threats. They were asked to search their areas for suspicious backpacks, brief cases and computer bags. Thankfully, nothing was found.

May 02, 2013  Sister’s Art Show Assists Franciscans
Photo: Blue birdFranciscan Sister of the Eucharist, artist and graphic designer are a few titles related to University of St. Thomas’ Sister Mary Roberta Connors, FSE. She showcases highlights from her latest installment of artwork in her Spring Art Show “Paintings and Prints” from 1-4 p.m. on May 4-5 at 1210 Colquitt St., on campus.

May 01, 2013  Students Win Big in Chinese Language
Photo: Contest Winners 2_Janelly Palacios_Juana MartinezTwo University of St. Thomas students enrolled in Chinese language courses in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages competed in the 20th Annual Chinese Speech Contest, sponsored by the Global Federation of Chinese Business Women in the Southern USA, on April 20. Janelly Palacios received first place and Juana Martinez received third.

May 01, 2013  UST Forms Department for Emergency Preparedness
Image: CautionAs a result of the successful completion of the two-year Emergency Management for Higher Education grant last fall, UST established a new operating department: Emergency & Safety Services. The department’s strategic plan and program goals are below:

May 01, 2013  Admissions Creates New Grad Office
Photo: UST StarProspective graduate students considering University of St. Thomas will now be able to contact a central graduate admissions office. University of St. Thomas is establishing a new Office of Graduate Admissions as part of its strategic planning process.

May 01, 2013  Stay Up-to-Date with the Star View
Graphic: Star View 15 Issue 9This issue of the Star View features; Grad Speaker Highlights Leading with Faith and Character, Grad Mathermatician Calculates Prefect Speech, Alumna of the Year Embodies GRACE, Ihnatowicz Receives Hnorary Degree for Years of Service, Graduation Stories, Stay Afloat for Finals and UST Faculty Members Get Promoted. 

Apr 29, 2013  Macias Accepted to Thomistic Seminar
John MaciasJohn Macias, doctoral student at the University of St. Thomas Center for Thomistic Studies, has been accepted to the 8th Annual Thomistic Seminar for graduate students in philosophy and related disciplines from Aug. 4-10 in Princeton, N.J. The topic is “Themes in the Philosophy of Alasdair MacIntyre and Thomas Aquinas.”

Apr 29, 2013  Alumna Directs Mother Teresa Play
Mother Teresa’s love and grace has crossed cultural barriers and warmed hearts around the world. To exemplify and celebrate her observance of the value of humanity, the University of St. Thomas Fine Arts and Drama Department is partnering with Houston’s A.D. Players for a weekend of events to premier the performance of “Malcolm and Teresa,” which previews on May 22 and 23, opens on May 24 and runs through June 23 at A.D. Players, 2710 W. Alabama.

Apr 25, 2013  Walk for Friendship with Best Buddies
Micaela BrebionSenior Micaela Brebion, an international development major, takes her buddy Robert to Buffalo Wild Wings all the time because it’s his favorite restaurant. Brebion is one of the many University of St. Thomas students involved with Best Buddies Texas, which is a part of an international non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing socialization and employment opportunities.

Apr 25, 2013  Hattrup Dissertation Passes
Dr. Joseph HattrupJoseph Hattrup’s dissertation, "Form and Predicability in Aristotle's Categories and the Middle Books of the Metaphysics," was unanimously passed on April 19. He argued that two famous Aristotelian doctrines on substance are not contradictory in principle. Hattrup will now be referred to as Dr. Joseph Hattrup.

Apr 24, 2013  Psych Students Present at SWPA
UST Student Rachel TrejoThe University of St. Thomas Psychology Department was well represented at the 59th Southwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting on April 5-7 in Fort Worth, Texas. Sixteen students and three faculty members presented research that addressed important health and societal issues.

Apr 23, 2013  Expert Talks Fighting Global Poverty
Graphic: Center for International Studies LogoThe University of St. Thomas Center for International Studies is hosting a series on Careers in International Studies. For the Careers in Development, alumnus Philippe Nassif ’07, the Central Region Advocacy Director on the Policy and Advocacy Team at CARE based in Washington D.C., will speak on what it takes to join a career advocacy.

Apr 18, 2013  UST Joins Bike Share Program
Photo: UST Bike ShareUniversity of St. Thomas has joined forces with Houston B-cycle, a bike-sharing program with locations around downtown and the surrounding neighborhoods. For students who don’t have cars, the bike share offers an additional means of transportation.

Apr 18, 2013  Singers Succeed in Vocal Competition
Photo: UST NATSEight University of St. Thomas vocal studies majors competed in the Greater Houston National Association of Teachers of Singing spring vocal competition, held April 13 at the University of Houston’s Moore School of Music.

Apr 18, 2013  Alumna of the Year Embodies GRACE
Photo: Dr. Ana-Lisa Gonzalez“Giving back to University of St. Thomas constitutes giving time, treasure and talent,” said Maria Younger M.Ed. ’05, assistant director of annual giving. For this reason, she nominated her friend, Dr. Ana-Lisa Gonzalez ’97, M.Ed. ’01, assistant professor and director of Reading and Catholic Education, and the GRACE program, for the Rev. Vincent J. Guinan CSB Alumni of the Year Award. Because Gonzalez’s service to the university goes beyond the classroom, she was honored to receive this award from the University she loves.

Apr 18, 2013  UST Bike Club Rides in BP MS 150
UST Bike ClubThe new University of St. Thomas Bike Club is riding 11 cyclists strong in the annual BP MS 150 event from Houston to Austin on April 20-21.

Apr 18, 2013  MAFC Grad Bridges Faith Communities
Photo: Ali CivelikIn what may seem paradoxical to some, a Muslim community leader—an imam—will receive a graduate degree in faith and culture from Houston’s Catholic university.

Apr 15, 2013  Stay Up-to-Date with the Star View
Graphic: Star View 15 Issue 8This issue of the Star View features; Local Initiatives, Shrimp are Big Deal at Earth Day 2013, Houston Bike Share Program comes to UST, Men's Golf Tourney Victory, Celebrate Founder's Day, Travel the World Without Jet Lag at IFEST, AASU Crawfish Boil and garrido Conducts Houston Latin PhilHarmonic.  

Apr 12, 2013  CBE Faculty Spotlight - Sister Marie Faubert, CSJ, EdD, PSC, LPC-S, NCC
Sister Mary Faubert
Sister Marie Faubert, CSJ, EdD, PSC, LPC-S, NCC is professor and director of the On-Campus Counselor Education Program in UST's School of Education.

Apr 12, 2013  UST Safe After Bomb Threats
Logo: UST AlertsThe University of St. Thomas campus is safe following two bomb threats to the campus on April 11.

Apr 12, 2013  Music Performs Broadway Numbers
Photo: Music Student Meeka OpongBroadway enthusiasts, hold on to your programs. The University of St. Thomas Music Department is about to knock your socks off with performances from films and musicals in the “Musical Theater Revue” at 7:30 p.m. on April 15-16 in Cullen Hall.

Apr 12, 2013  Montelongo Awarded ACPA Award
Photo: Dr. Ric MontelongoDr. Ric Montelongo, University of St. Thomas’ director for student success, received the Community Advancement and Service Award during the 2013 American College Personnel Association conference held in Las Vegas, Nev., on March 4-7.

Apr 09, 2013  Shrimp is Big Deal at Earth Day
Photo: Shrimp Earth DayAccess to fresh Gulf shrimp is one of the great advantages of living in Houston, but about 90 percent of the shrimp consumed in the United States is imported from shrimp farms in Asia. Shrimp and other topics of sustainability will be discussed during the University of St. Thomas 2013 Earth Day Festival and Lecture on April 25.

Apr 09, 2013  Students Lobby TEG Grant in Austin
Photo: UST StudentsThree University of St. Thomas students traveled to Austin in March to speak to legislators regarding the Tuition Equalization Grant. Accompanied by students from Rice University and South Texas College of Law, they met with more than 32 legislators from all over Texas.

Apr 09, 2013  Venture to Ireland with Study Abroad
Photo: Irish Study AbroadThis summer, 12 students will venture across the Atlantic Ocean to study contemporary Ireland and the peace process in Northern Ireland with Lori Gallagher, J.D., director of the William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies.

Apr 08, 2013  Travel Without Jet Lag at IFEST
Photo: IFest FlagsJourney to Mexico, Poland, France and beyond with University of St. Thomas International Studies Society as it hosts the 10th Annual International Festival.

Apr 08, 2013  Musician Gives Performing Insights
Photo: Sharon MabryFew students get the rare privilege to work one-on-one with a critically acclaimed recording artist. Four University of St. Thomas music students will get the opportunity to receive feedback on interpretation of musical texts, aspects of vocal technique and diction as it relates to their performance from internationally known singer and recording artist Sharon Mabry.

Apr 03, 2013  Oliva Skypes on Book, Goes Global
Mirela OlivaDr. Mirela Oliva, assistant professor of philosophy, recently connected with the world, talking to specialists on hermeneutics Rome and conducting research in Germany. Her recent book and research have garnered attention all over the globe.

Apr 03, 2013  Men's Golf Earns First Tourney Victory
Men's Golf - Richard LeThe University of St. Thomas men's golf team earned its first tournament victory in the history of the young program on April 2 at The LeTourneau Spring Invitational at Pinecrest Country Club in Longview, Texas.

Apr 03, 2013  Society of Macrina Empowers Women
Society of Macrina - Brittany GarzaSenior Brittany Garza, founder and president of Society of Macrina, said she recognized a disconnection among the students at the University of St. Thomas and decided to form an organization that would unite the women on campus.

Apr 02, 2013  UST Participates in NCEA
UST Education GraduatesUniversity of St. Thomas will participate in the largest gathering of a private-education association this week. The National Catholic Educational Association’s annual gathering brings together administrators, teachers, pastors, catechists, vendors and many others interested in Catholic education.

Apr 01, 2013  Stay Up-to-Date with the Star View
Graphic: Star View 15 Issue 7This issue of the Star View features; The Research Symposium, A Series of Fashionable Events, Top 6 Job Fair Tips, Family First for Journalist Turned Nurse, Why Business Matters in Healthcare and Students Prepare Free Tax Returns. 

Apr 01, 2013  CBE Faculty Spotlight - Corinne M. Oppermann
Corinne M. Oppermann
Corinne M. Oppermann, RN, MSN served as the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) School of Nursing in Galveston, is Adjunct Faculty, School of Nursing. 

Apr 01, 2013  Norman Awarded for ACPA Service
Norman Awarded for ACPA ServiceYolanda Norman, University of St. Thomas’ Director of Residence Life and Conference Housing, received an award for Distinguished Service while attending the 2013 American College Personnel Association conference held in Las Vegas, Nev., from March 4-7.

Mar 27, 2013  Alum LeBlanc Named Education Dean
Robert LeBlancDr. Robert LeBlanc, associate professor in the University of St. Thomas School of Education, has been appointed dean of the School of Education, effective April 1. LeBlanc, an alumnus, has been on the UST faculty since 2002.

Mar 27, 2013  Tenebrae Service Celebrates Lent
Celebrate Holy Week with Tenebrae ServiceThe University of St. Thomas’ Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist will celebrate the 14th annual Tenebrae Service, an ancient Lenten prayer celebrated during the Easter Triduum of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. The Tenebrae Service will be held in the Chapel of St. Basil at 6:30 a.m.

Mar 26, 2013  UST, ROCO Present “Czechs, Please!”
River Oaks Chamber OrchestraUniversity of St. Thomas and River Oaks Chamber Orchestra are acclaiming the musical influence of Czechoslovakian composers with “Czechs, Please!” at 7:30 p.m. on April 4 in Cullen Hall, 4001 Mt. Vernon.

Mar 26, 2013  New Date: Defense Argues Aristotle
Photo: AristotleJoseph Hattrup argues that two famous Aristotelian doctrines on substance are not contradictory in principle. He will defend his dissertation, "Form and Predicability in Aristotle's Categories and the Middle Books of the Metaphysics," at 3:30 p.m. on April 19 in the Brezik Room in Sullivan Hall.

Mar 25, 2013  Top 6 Tips for Job Fair Success
Texas Job FairJob fairs have the stigma of being a waste of time. Contrary to popular belief, job fairs are a great forum for employees to find hardworking students who want to excel in their careers. Meet more than 100 employers with full-time and internship opportunities. Visit the Texas Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 2 at Texas Southern University. Shuttle service will be provided from UST.

Mar 22, 2013  Students Prepare Free Tax Returns
VITA ProgramMore than 50 University of St. Thomas accounting students, alumni and friends are volunteering doing free income tax return preparation and electronic filing through IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance. Hundreds of community members participate in the VITA program every year.

Mar 22, 2013  Walk 'Way of the Cross'
Way of the CrossUST community members are invited to walk the Way of the Cross in the heart of the city beginning at 10:15 a.m. on Good Friday, March 29.

Mar 21, 2013  CBE Faculty Spotlight - Dr. Steven Jensen
CBE Faculty Spotlight - Dr. Steven JensenDr. Steven J. Jensen, a prolific writer, researcher and teacher, is Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Center for Thomistic Studies.

Mar 21, 2013  Ski Bum Turns Business Magnate
Joseph The University of St. Thomas hosted the 5 annual Cameron School of Business Alumni Week on March 11-15. CSB alumni returned to campus to speak to classes, and alumnus Joseph “Skip” Courtney presented the keynote address during a luncheon on March 11.

Mar 21, 2013  UST Musicians Advance to State Finals
Taylor SimmonsTwo University of St. Thomas students, Arrianna Ramirez and Taylor Simmons, competed in the annual Houston Music Teachers Association contest on Feb. 23. and will advance to the state finals of the Texas Music Teachers Association Young Artist Collegiate Piano Solo Performance Competition. The state finals will be held in Dallas at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on June 14-15.

Mar 18, 2013  Alumni Host Taco Fundraiser
Two Saints and A Taco TastingThe University of St. Thomas Alumni Association will host the 2nd Annual Two Saints and a Taco Tasting scholarship fundraiser at 7-9:30 p.m. on April 18 at Saint Arnold’s Brewing Co., 2000 Lyons Ave.


Mar 18, 2013  Stay Up-to-Date with the Star View
Graphic: Star View 15 Issue 6This issue of the Star View features; St. Thomas Community Joyful for Pope Francis, Walk the Way of the Cross on Good Friday, Edith Stein Lecture, Pinocchio, Enter the UST Fight Song Contest to Show School Spirit, UST Intercollegiate Athletics Launches New Websiteand Taco Tasting Fundraiser. 

Mar 15, 2013  HSI-STEM Research Published by ACS
Dr. Elmer LedesmaEnergy and fuels are the main driving forces behind industrial and economic development according to a research paper by Dr. Elmer Ledesma, assistant professor of chemistry at University of St. Thomas. His paper “Vapor-Phase Cracking of Eugenol: Distribution of Tar Products as Functions of Temperature and Residence Time” was recently published in “Energy & Fuels,” a scholarly journal published by the American Chemical Society.

Mar 15, 2013  Celts Honor Life with Memorial Display
Photo: Knights of Columbus and Celts for Life membersThe University of St. Thomas Celts for Life and Knights of Columbus, along with other student volunteers, worked together to build the Cemetery of the Innocents, a memorial exhibition of more than 3,000 crosses that symbolize the number of abortions performed in the United States each day.

Mar 14, 2013  Experts Discuss ‘Risk of Education’
Dr. Dominic AquilaWhat does it mean to be educated? Does attending top-notch schools, achieving outstanding test scores, participating in extra-curricular activities, and all that is commonly associated with a good education guarantee that one is educated? Experts, including University of St. Thomas’ Dr. Dominic Aquila, vice president for Academic Affairs, discuss whether education, as it is widely understood today, fully equips a young person for life. This discussion takes place at 6:30 p.m. on March 20 in Anderson Hall 103.

Mar 12, 2013  Students Perform Opera Scenes
Photo: Kaci and TeresaUniversity of St. Thomas students will perform scenes from popular musicals and operas during “An Evening of Scenes from Musical Theater and Opera.” The Music Department will present the opera workshop at 7:30 p.m. on March 15-16 and at 3 p.m. on March 17 in Cullen Hall.

Mar 12, 2013  Cheer on Celts in Watch Party
Photo: Men's Basketball playersAs the University of St. Thomas men’s basketball team competes in the first championship tournament game of its short four-year program, students, faculty and staff are invited to watch the game live at 9 a.m. on March 14 in the Council of Clubs, second floor of Crooker Center.

Mar 11, 2013  Cardinal DiNardo Speaks on Liturgy
Photo: Cardinal DiNardoDaniel Cardinal DiNardo gave insights on “The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy,” the first document of Vatican II, issued on Dec. 4, 1963, and the state of the Liturgy in the United States, both before and after Vatican II. The lecture was on Feb. 20 in Jones Hall on the University of St. Thomas campus.

Mar 11, 2013  Lebech Talks Feminism, Edith Stein
Photo: Dr. Mette LebechAn advocate for human dignity and the study of bioethics, Dr. Mette Lebech will speak at the Fifth Annual Zambosco-Thomas Lecture, sponsored by the University of St. Thomas Women, Culture and Society Program, at 7 p.m. on March 19 in Ahern Room, Crooker Center.

Mar 11, 2013  Visit UST for CSB Alumni Week
Graphic: Cameron School of Business LogoThe Cameron School of Business will host its Annual Alumni Week on March 11-16. All CSB graduates and students are invited to join in the activities for the week, including alumni class visits, a keynote speaker and luncheon, and speed networking.

Mar 08, 2013  Horan Marches in 50th Parade
Photo: Tom HoranTom Horan ‘66 said he is to St. Patrick’s Day what Santa Claus is to Christmas. Horan, a jolly man with an infectious, hardy laugh, will be marching in his 50th and final St. Patrick’s Day Parade with the Erin Go Braugh Society of America contingent at noon on March 16 in downtown Houston.

Mar 08, 2013  Pinocchio Offers Adults Italian Tale
Photo: PinocchioTo commemorate the Year of the Italian Culture in the United States, the University of St. Thomas will partner with the Italian Cultural and Community Center, Cathy and Giorgio Borlenghi of Hotel Ganduca, Fabrizio Nava and the Consul General of Italy to host a performance of “Pinocchio: Storia di un Burattino.”

Mar 06, 2013  Aspiring Principals Excel in UST MBA
Logo: Beta Gamma SigmaSix members of the inaugural Master of Business Administration cohort for teachers were accepted into the International Honor Society of Beta Gamma Sigma, and one will attend a national conference.

Mar 05, 2013  Athletics Launches New Microsite
Photo: New Athletics websiteUniversity of St. Thomas Intercollegiate Athletics launched its new microsite, www.ustcelts.com, powered by SIDHelp. The new microsite is a visual treat and is dedicated to all things related to UST Athletics. The Athletics site is a part of a larger project to revamp the entire UST website.

Mar 04, 2013  Stay Up-to-Date with the Star View
Graphic: Star View 15 Issue 5This issue of the Star View features; Go Green with UST's St. Patrick's Day Celebration, Commencement Speaker Applications Deadline, Fr. Giampietro Named Calif. Seminary EVP, Dean, Mock Trial, Sliabh Notes Irish Concert and Speed Networking.

Mar 04, 2013  Experts Talk Religious Freedom, China
Graphic: US China FlagTo illuminate the disparities of rights and protections of freedom of religious expression, the Center for International Studies and Center for Faith and Culture will host three experts during "The State of Religious Freedom in China," at 6 p.m. on March 4 in Ahern Room, Crooker Center.

Mar 04, 2013  Go Green with UST’s St. Patrick’s Day
Graphic: St. Patrick GlassPeople across the world will dress in green and don their shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day. The William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day like the Irish at 10:30 a.m. on March 15. The brunch is free to UST faculty, staff and students, as well as all religious and all clergy in the community.

Mar 01, 2013  'Get Ready' PR Plan Wins Awards
Photo: MarCom2012The University of St. Thomas Office of Marketing Communications won a Silver award for Total PR Program for the emergency preparedness campaign “Get Ready, Already!” in the 2013 Educational Advertising Awards from Higher Education Marketing. In November, UST also won a Gold Award for the campaign from the MarCom Awards.

Mar 01, 2013  UST Awarded for Ad Excellence
Photo: MarCom2012UST’s Marketing Communications Department won 10 awards in the Higher Education Marketing 28th Annual Educational Advertising Awards. This competition is the largest educational advertising awards competition in the country.

Mar 01, 2013  WBB Celts Wrap Tourney After Loss
Women's BasketballThe University of St. Thomas women's basketball team's first appearance in the Red River Athletic Conference Tournament ended with a 77-54 loss to Louisiana State University-Shreveport on March 1 in Waxahachie, Texas.

Feb 28, 2013  BK Smith Lecture Talks Cuba Dispute
Photo: Dr. Jonathan C. BrownThe University of St. Thomas History Department will host Dr. Jonathan Brown for the 2013 B.K. Smith Lecture on "Cuba and the Sino-Soviet Dispute" at 7:30 p.m. on March 5 in Jones Hall.

Feb 28, 2013  UST Celebrates Sarasate's Birthday
Photo: ViolinViolinist Ning-Chih Hsu will perform in the recital “Happy Birthday, Sarasate!” presented by the University of St. Thomas Music Preparatory School at 4 p.m. on March 9 in Cullen Hall.

Feb 27, 2013  Enter UST Fight Song Contest
Graphic: UST StarThe University of St. Thomas Student Government Association decided they have been without a fight song for too long and it is time for a change. SGA will hold a contest for the composition of a fight song to represent UST during sporting events.

Feb 27, 2013  MBB Start Tourney Play as 3 Seed
Photo: Bryan KaaseThe University of St. Thomas men’s basketball team finished the regular season on a six-game win streak, closing out Wiley College, 76-64, on Feb. 25.

Feb 27, 2013  WBB Celts Drop Regular Season Finale
Photo: Amber Arceneaux-FrancisThe University of St. Thomas women’s basketball team dropped an 89-62 decision to Wiley College on Feb. 25. UST finished the regular season with a 15-15 overall record and 11-11 in the Red River Athletic Conference.

Feb 25, 2013  Be Comfortable in Your Genes
Photo: Brittany GarzaIn honor of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, the University of St. Thomas Office of Counseling and Disabilities Services will partner with the Society of Macrina to promote a campaign that celebrates the beauty and uniqueness of one’s body.

Feb 25, 2013  WBB Celts Lose Final Home Game
UST Women's BasketballThe University of St. Thomas women's basketball team played well at home most of this season, but poor shooting and rebounding contributed to a 93-51 loss to a top-ranked Louisiana State University-Shreveport on Feb. 23.


Feb 25, 2013  Fr. Giampietro Named Seminary EVP
Rev. Anthony Giampietro, CSBThe Rev. Anthony Giampietro, CSB, will be the Executive Vice President and Academic Dean at St. Patrick’s Seminary and University in Menlo Park, Calif., effective July 1.

Feb 23, 2013  MBB Celts Teamwork Prevails in Win
Bryan KaaseBall movement, cross-court vision and unselfish play allowed the University of St. Thomas men’s basketball team to secure an 83-76 win over Louisiana State University-Shreveport on Feb. 23. UST has moved up to No. 19 in the National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics, just above LSUS.

Feb 22, 2013  Golf Begins Spring Season
UST GolfThe University of St. Thomas men's and women's golf teams finished its first event of the spring on Feb. 12 at Laredo Country Club in Laredo, Texas.

Feb 22, 2013  WBB Celts Lose to Rams
UST Women's BasketballThe University of St. Thomas women's basketball team got off to a slow start on Feb. 21 en route to a 74-61 loss at Huston-Tillotson University.

Feb 22, 2013  MBB Squeaks by in Overtime Win
Adrian MoralesThe University of St. Thomas men’s basketball team survived a 92-82 overtime win at Huston-Tillotson University on Feb. 21. The Celts made the game tough on themselves before finishing off the Rams.

Feb 22, 2013  No Debate on Mock Trial Success
Mock Trial TeamThe University of St. Thomas Red and Gold Mock Trial teams competed in the American Mock Trial Association Dallas Regional Competition on Feb. 15-17. While the Gold Team did not advance, the Red Team secured a bid to the Opening Round Championship, finishing fifth out of 23 teams.

Feb 21, 2013  Reynolds Tutors to Stay Ahead at UST
Ryan ReynoldsRyan Reynolds hasn’t been asked a question he couldn’t answer at the Tutorial Services Center at the University of St. Thomas. A senior pre-medicine biology major, Reynolds tutors students working on research papers, lab reports and general biology.

Feb 21, 2013  Vazquez Mota Talks Mexican Politics
Photo: Josefina Vázquez MotaSharing her experience of as a voice for women, Josefina Vázquez Mota will speak on “One Woman’s Challenge: Competing for the Presidency of Mexico” at 6 p.m. on Feb. 26 in Jones Hall.

Feb 20, 2013  UST Gets Active with NIRSA Day, BBQ
Photo: WorkoutThe UST community is getting fit with several events that promote fitness and daily exercise activities.

Feb 18, 2013  MBB Makes Every Number Count
Photo: Travis LampleyWhat’s in a number? In sports numbers win games. The Celts men’s basketball team has been on a tear, putting up an impressive 20-6 record for this season so far.

Feb 18, 2013  Celts Win, Get Player of the Week Nod
Amber Arceneaux-Francis
The University of St. Thomas women’s basketball team won its 15th game of the season on Feb. 14 at Bacone College in Muskogee, Okla. The Celts came out of the gate a little slow but eventually found their groove en route to an 80-72 final score.

Feb 18, 2013  Grad Speaker Apps Due March 15
2012 Commencement Speakers Nicole Hickl and Priyam ShahThe search begins as the Office of Student Affairs is seeking the next spirited student commencement speaker to speak at graduation on May 18. Student Affairs will accept applications for student commencement speaker until 5 p.m. on March 15.

Feb 18, 2013  Men’s Basketball: All They Do is Win
UST Men's Basketball
The University of St. Thomas men’s basketball team beat Paul Quinn College, 75-66, on Feb. 18. The Celts are 21-6 for the season and will definitely play in the Red River Athletic Conference Tournament in March.

Feb 18, 2013  Stay Up-to-Date with the Star View
Graphic: Star View 15 Issue 4This issue of the Star View features; UST Reactions to pope's Resignation, Spring Break, One Woman's Challenge for the Mexican Presidency, Father Dempsey's Radio Show, Homecomming 2013, University Singers Concert and ROCO String Quartet Performs at UST.

Feb 15, 2013  CSB Coaching Helps Students
Daniel RodriguezCoaching is a practice distinct from managing, training and mentoring. A coach helps to identify the skills and capabilities within the person to enable them to use those skills to the best of their ability. The University of St. Thomas Center for Business Ethics launched The CBE Emerging Leader Coaching Scholarship Program, or ELCSP, this year. Meet Dr. Annette Spychalski, the executive coach who will work with our MBA/MSA students in 2013-2014.   

Feb 14, 2013  Men’s Basketball Scores 20 Wins
Travis Lampley
The University of St. Thomas men's basketball team rolled over Bacone College, 77-59, on Feb. 14 in Oklahoma. The win improves St. Thomas to an overall record of 20-6 and 14-5 in the Red River Athletic Conference. The win marks the first time the Celts have reached the 20-win plateau.

Feb 13, 2013  Street Artist Paints Picture of Travel
Photo: Daniel Anguilu ArtWorld-renowned artist Daniel Anguilu made a career of traveling internationally through his artwork. As a part of the Center for International Studies Friday Lectures Series, he will share his story at 2 p.m. on Feb. 15 in Tiller Hall, 103, 4121 Yoakum Blvd.

Feb 12, 2013  Demonstrate Your Personal Brand
Photo: Karen KershnerBrand specialist Karen Kershner says your brand is your competitive advantage.

Feb 12, 2013  Volleyball Signs Two Pearland Players
Photo: New Volleyball SigneeUniversity of St. Thomas volleyball Head Coach Kallie Noble signed Courtlyn Castle and Elizabeth Mackenzie-Williams to national letters of intent for the 2013 season. Both players will join the Celts volleyball squad as true freshmen.

Feb 11, 2013  Stay Up-to-Date with the Star View
This issue of the Star View features; Celts Men's Basketball Make Every number Count, Mardi Gras 2013 King and Queen, Chinese Delegation visits campus, Lenten Lecture series, Street Artist to Visit Campus and President's Day of Service.

Feb 11, 2013  WBB Celts Sweep SAGU
UST Women's Basketball
The University of St. Thomas women’s basketball team swept Southwestern Assemblies of God University by defeating them for a second time this season. The Celts bested SAGU, 70-55, on Feb. 9.

Feb 09, 2013  SAGU Defense Too Much for MBB
Bryan Kaase
The University of St. Thomas men’s basketball team dropped its second home game of the year on Feb. 9 at the Jerabeck Activity and Athletic Center. Red River Athletic Conference leader Southwestern Assemblies of God University beat St. Thomas 53-48.

Feb 08, 2013  WBB Loses, MBB Wins vs. OLLU
Photo: Celts BasketballThe University of St. Thomas women’s basketball team dropped only its third home game of the year to the Red River Athletic Conference leader, Our Lady of the Lake University and the UST men made quick work of Our Lady of the Lake University Thursday night, cruising to a 89-48 victory.

Feb 08, 2013  On-Campus Retreat Renews Spirit
Photo: DoveFellowship of Catholic University Students, Campus Ministry and Residence Life will come together to present Catholic Underground, a mini-retreat of praise and worship, at 5 p.m. on Feb. 15 in Guinan Hall.

Feb 08, 2013  Sign Up for ‘Day of Service’ Projects
Photo: President's Day of ServiceUniversity President Dr. Robert Ivany invites the UST family to roll up their sleeves for the President’s Day of Service from 8 a.m. to noon on Feb. 16. For the ninth year, the President’s Day of Service offers a wide range of service projects.

Feb 08, 2013  Education Discussed in Haidian Visit
Photo: Foreign Delegation HaidanWanting to facilitate educational exchange with successful schools in China, Dr. Rick Krustchinsky, associate dean of the Undergraduate Program in the School of Education, along with a delegation of school principals and administrators from the Haidian Educational District, met to discuss the training of math and science teachers in Texas on Jan. 15

Feb 07, 2013  Piping Rock Singers Perform in Chapel
Photo: Piping Rock SingersPresenting a collection of Renaissance and early Baroque choral works, the Piping Rock Singers will perform “Prophecies” at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 9 at the University of St. Thomas in the Chapel of St. Basil, 3802 Yoakum Blvd. Singers include UST alumni and current students.

Feb 05, 2013  Men’s Basketball Ranked 3rd in RRAC
UST Men's Basketball
The University of St. Thomas men’s basketball team improved its overall record to 17-5 this season with a 75-73 nail-biter over Texas Wesleyan University on Feb. 4.

Feb 05, 2013  MBA Class Project Inspires Nonprofit
Photo: Afowiri “Kitz” Fondzenyuy, MBA ’06Afowiri “Kitz” Fondzenyuy, MBA ’06, founder and CEO of the Amom Foundation, presented on his charity to the University of St. Thomas Business Ethics Society on Jan. 12.

Feb 04, 2013  Offensive Rebounds Hurt WBB Celts
Hershiira Boone-Rodgers
The University of St. Thomas women's basketball team lost a tough game, 69-65, to Texas Wesleyan University on Feb. 4. The team was coming off of a big win against University of the Southwest.

Feb 01, 2013  McFadden Awarded Aquinas Medal
Photo: Dr. Joseph McFaddenDr. Joseph McFadden, University of St. Thomas president emeritus and professor of history, was awarded the Center for Thomistic Studies’ Aquinas Medal on Jan. 24 at the Aquinas Lecture featuring the Rev. Kevin Flannery, S.J.

Feb 01, 2013  Blue Out for Celts for Blue Cure Game
Logo: Blue Cure LogoThe University of St. Thomas men’s basketball team is playing in the second annual Celts for Blue Cure game, which raises awareness about prostate cancer, at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 2 in Jerabeck Gym. Coming up as UST’s third in a lineup of six home games in a row, St. Thomas will take on the University of the Southwest.

Jan 31, 2013  WBB Honors Faculty, Staff With a Win
Photo: Amber Arceneaux-FrancisThe University of St. Thomas women’s basketball team hosted its first annual Faculty/Staff Appreciation night on Jan. 28 before their home game against Bacone College.

Jan 31, 2013  Survey Says: Klineberg Speaks at UST
Photo: Dr. Stephen KlinebergDr. Stephen Klineberg, who has done extensive research on the evolution of Houston, will give a free lecture on “The Changing Face of Houston: Tracking the Economic and Demographic Transformations through 31 Years of Surveys.”

Jan 31, 2013  ROCO String Quartet Performs at UST
Logo: River Oaks Chamber OrchestraRiver Oaks Chamber Orchestra and University of St. Thomas are pleased to present the second in a series of chamber concerts featuring the ROCO String Quartet Chamber Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 21 in Cullen Hall, 4001 Mt. Vernon.

Jan 28, 2013  UST Co-hosts US Aquinas Conference
Photo: St. Thomas AquinasThe University of St. Thomas Center for Thomistic Studies and the John Paul II Forum have joined forces to host the first U.S. Conference of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas, on Oct. 18-19, 2013 in Houston, Texas.

Jan 28, 2013  Cameron Mentorship Molds Students
Photo: Cameron School of Business LogoThe annual Fall Cameron School of Business Mentorship Program has completed another semester of fostering relationships between CSB alumni and students.

Jan 28, 2013  MBB Faces Bacone Warriors
Photo: Men's BasketballThe University of St. Thomas men’s basketball team will take on the Bacone College Warriors at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Jan. 28, in Jerabeck Gym.

Jan 28, 2013  WBB Plays Bacone, Recaps Games
UST Women's Basketball
The University of St. Thomas Celts women’s basketball team will play Red River Athletic Conference foe Bacone College at 5:30 p.m. tonight, Jan. 28, at home in Jerabeck Gym. The Celts previously lost a road game and won at home.

Jan 28, 2013  Assists, 3s Reign Supreme in MBB Win
Adrian Morales
The University of St. Thomas men’s basketball team defeated the Bacone College Warriors, 80-57, on Jan. 28 in Jerabeck Gym. St. Thomas moves up to 15-5 for the season and 10-4 in the Red River Athletic Conference.

Jan 28, 2013  Stay Up-to-Date with the Star View
Graphic: Star View 15 Issue 2This issue of the Star View features; Franciscan Sisters Honored at Mardi Gras, Education Students in Jamaica, Campus Tests Alert System, Klineberg Speaks on 'The Changing Face of Houston,' Shine at UST and Student Voices and the Kithara Duo Performs at Alma Mater.

Jan 25, 2013  Kithara Duo Performs at Alma Mater
Photo: Olga Amelkina-Vera and Fernand VeraOlga Amelkina-Vera ’00 and Fernand Vera ’98 have been making music together since their undergraduate years at the University of St. Thomas. The couple, now the world-renowned Kithara Duo, will perform for free at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 31 in Cullen Hall, 4001 Mt. Vernon.

Jan 25, 2013  Dulles' Insight Useful in Year of Faith
Photo: Dr. Steven Meyer, STD, SLTChristians are called to seriously reflect on the content of their faith, examine their lives and give witness of their faith to others. Dr. Steven Meyer, STD, SLT, assistant professor of theology for the University of St. Thomas School of Theology at St. Mary's Seminary, will discuss how the writings of the late Cardinal Avery Dulles can answer complex questions for our culture today.

Jan 25, 2013  Education Students Teach in Jamaica
Photo: Grace Cheung and studentsA group of 12 University of St. Thomas students kicked off the New Year studying abroad in Jamaica on Jan. 2-12. The excursion was a part of the School of Education’s cross-cultural learning experience trip.

Jan 24, 2013  Men's Basketball Gets Top 25 Votes
Photo: Sean EdwardsFor the first time in school history, the University of St. Thomas men’s basketball team is receiving Top 25 votes from the National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics this week.

Jan 24, 2013  Lenten Lectures Honors Vatican II
Photo: Vatican IIFor 24 years, Wednesdays in Lent have been highlighted by a series of lectures at the University of St. Thomas that cover a wide range of topics important to Catholic life.

Jan 22, 2013  WBB Celts Recap Road Games
The University of St. Thomas women's basketball team hit the road once again to challenge third-ranked Louisiana State University-Shreveport at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 24 in Shreveport, La. The fifth-ranked Celts are trying to close out their five-game road trip with a win.  

Jan 22, 2013  MBB Coast on Five-Game Win Streak
Bryan Kaase
The University of St. Thomas men’s basketball team is holding steady with a five-game win streak. The Celts beat Jarvis Christian College, 69-65, on Jan. 21, which improves their record to 8-3 in the Red River Athletic Conference and 13-4 overall.

Jan 17, 2013  Arceneaux-Francis Nabs Third Award
Photo: Amber Arceneaux-FrancisAmber Arceneaux-Francis followed up last week's Red River Athletic Conference Player of the Week award by winning it again for the week of Jan. 7-13. This is the third time this season Arceneaux-Francis has beat out the competition to win the award.

Jan 16, 2013  A Triptych on Catholic Identity
Photo: StarExploring one’s Catholic identity is a natural part of faithfully experiencing one’s faith. The University of St. Thomas will host three events to underscore the range of Catholic culture and intellectual life through a thoughtful and reflective encounter with rock music, the Synod of Bishops and St. Thomas Aquinas. The events are free and open to the public on Jan. 23-24.

Jan 15, 2013  Sister Leads Students in the Holy Land
Photo: Sr. Paula Jean Miller, FSEImagine attending Mass in Nazareth, taking a boat ride to Capernaum and seeing the Roman amphitheater and aqueducts in Caesarea. Soon, a group of University of St. Thomas students and faculty will not have to imagine it.

Jan 15, 2013  WBB Celts Need to Start Fast in Dallas
Photo:WBBThe University of St. Thomas women's basketball team will travel to Dallas Christian College on Jan. 15 for a non-conference game. The Celts are using the matchup as an opportunity to correct some of the mistakes made when their four-game winning streak was snapped on Jan. 10 in a 75-70 loss at Langston University.

Jan 15, 2013  MBB Outscores Paul Quinn by 41
Photo: Caleb WilliamsThe University of St. Thomas men’s basketball team made quick work of Paul Quinn College on Jan. 14. The Celts jumped out to a 43-21 halftime lead and kept up the pressure to win 89-48.

Jan 15, 2013  WBB Celts Defeat Dallas Christian
Maghen Lormand
The University of St. Thomas women's basketball team picked up a road win knocking off Dallas Christian College 74-53 on Jan. 15. This is UST’s fifth win of the last six games.

Jan 14, 2013  Stay Up-to-Date with the Star View
Graphic: Star View 15 Issue 1This issue of the Star View features; Education Introduces New BA/MA, Fitness Classes at Jerabeck, Women's Basketball Amber Arceneaux-Francis Turns Heads in NAIA, RRAC, Upcomming Basketball Games, Exploring Catholic Identity Lectures and Bornigia Describes 'Owning Space' in Video.

Jan 14, 2013  Player Turns Heads in NAIA, RRAC
Photo: Amber Arceneaux-FrancisAmber Arceneaux-Francis, a senior forward on the University of St. Thomas women’s basketball team, is making headlines in the Red River Athletic Conference and the National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics.

Jan 14, 2013  Irish Center Celebrates 10 Years
Logo:  William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies CenterThe William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies has much to celebrate at its Tenth Anniversary Open House. During an all-day event from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Jan. 23, the Center, located at 4206 Yoakum Blvd., is open to the public to take a tour and celebrate its 10th year as a Center for Excellence at the University of St. Thomas.

Jan 11, 2013  Gifted Russian Pianist to Perform
Photo: Faina LushtakA child prodigy studying piano and composition since the age of six, Faina Lushtak’s concert performances have inspired audiences in her native Russia and throughout Austria, Italy and throughout the United States.

Jan 11, 2013  CSB Honor Society is Premier Chapter
Photo: Beta Gamma Sigma HonoredThe Cameron School of Business has been awarded as a Premier Chapter for the 2011-2012 year by the Beta Gamma Sigma Society. To receive this ranking, the Cameron School had 87 percent of their students become members.

Jan 11, 2013  Alumnus Cantu Named NM Bishop
Photo: The Most Rev. Oscar Cantú, STDThe Most Rev. Oscar Cantú, STD, has been named bishop of Las Cruces, N.M., by Pope Benedict XVI. Bishop Cantú, the 46-year-old auxiliary bishop of San Antonio, is the youngest head of a United States diocese.

Jan 11, 2013  Sarah Houser Wins Book Award
Photo: Sarah Houser bookThe Society for the Study of American Women Writers honored Dr. Sarah Houser at its triennial international conference in Denver, Colo., on Oct. 11-13.

Jan 10, 2013  Men’s Basketball Snaps Lions’ Streak
Bryan Kaase
The University of St. Thomas men's basketball team beat Langston University, 78-70, on Jan. 10 in Oklahoma. The Celts broke Langston’s four-game winning streak.

Jan 09, 2013  Cheer on UST Alumni in Marathon
Photo: Cheer PartyJoin the Alumni Association and the Office of Alumni Relations as they cheer on fellow UST alumni and students during the 41st running of the Chevron Houston Marathon on Jan. 13.

Jan 08, 2013  WBB Celts Win Fourth in a Row
Women's Basketball TeamThe University of St. Thomas women's basketball team won its fourth consecutive game on Jan. 8. The Celts beat conference opponent Huston-Tillotson University 70-62.


Jan 08, 2013  MBB Celts Advance to 9-4 Overall
Travis Lampley
Closing out a Red River Athletic Conference opponent, the University of St. Thomas men’s basketball team defeated Huston-Tillotson University, 79-66, on Jan. 8 in Jerabeck Gym. The Celts served Huston-Tillotson their seventh loss in a row.

Jan 07, 2013  Chapel Closed for Repairs This Week
Photo: Chapel of St. BasilThe Chapel of St. Basil is closed for repairs, this week, Jan. 7-11.

Jan 05, 2013  WBB Celts Tame Lions
Amber Arceneaux-Francis
In its third straight win, the University of St. Thomas women's basketball team defeated Southwestern Assemblies of God University on Jan. 5 in Waxahachie, Texas. The Celts jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in the 77-56 victory.

Jan 05, 2013  MBB Beat By Lions’ Rebounding
UST Men's Basketball
The University of St. Thomas men's basketball team lost a tough game, 78-73, at Southwestern Assemblies of God University on Jan. 5.

Jan 04, 2013  WBB Blasts Northwood 93-54
Gaby Guzman
Kicking off the new year in an impressive fashion, the University of St. Thomas women’s basketball team pummeled Northwood University, 93-54, on Jan. 3 in Jerabeck Gym. Five Celts scored in double figures to get the win.

Jan 02, 2013  Lormand Gets RRAC Player Nod
Photo: Maghen LormandStarting strong in her freshman season, University of St. Thomas women’s basketball freshman Maghen Lormand was named Red River Athletic Conference Player of the Week for December 17-23.

Dec 21, 2012  The Beans Band Releases First Album
The BeansThe Beans, a band formed by current and former students of the University of St. Thomas, is preparing to release its first album on Dec. 29 at Fitzgerald’s, 2703 White Oak Dr.

Dec 21, 2012  Education Introduces New BA/MA
In an initiative to train teachers for both public and private middle and high schools, the University of St. Thomas School of Education announces the new five-year Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts program.

Dec 21, 2012  US Aquinas Conference Call for Papers
The University of St. Thomas’ Center for Thomistic Studies, in Houston, is calling for papers for the first U.S. Conference of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas to be held on Oct. 18-19, 2013. The theme of the conference is “Thomas Aquinas: Teacher of Humanity.”

Dec 20, 2012  Road Test Brings WBB to 3-3 in RRAC
Her’shiira Boone-Rodgers
After final exams and before heading into Christmas Break, the University of St. Thomas women’s basketball team hit the road for two Red River Athletic Conference games on Dec. 15.

Dec 20, 2012  UST VB Nabs Talented Outside Hitter
Waverly Sadler
Waverly Sadler will put on scarlet and gold next season for the University of St. Thomas volleyball team. The high school senior had a decorated high school career and was signed by Head Volleyball Coach Kallie Noble.

Dec 20, 2012  Accounting Speakers Inspire Students
Anita SunLearning leadership skills and creating comradery among friends, nine University of St. Thomas student leaders attended the Institute of Management Accountant’s 13th Annual Student Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas. About 500 students attended the conference from more than 90 universities and 34 states.

Dec 18, 2012  Men’s Basketball Wins Three in a Row
Deric Dudley
On a three-game run, the University of St. Thomas men's basketball team won its third game in five days on Dec. 17 in Hobbs, N.M. Defeating University of the Southwest 86-59, the win was the team’s second straight Red River Athletic Conference road game, which brings them to No. 4 in the conference.

Dec 14, 2012  Men Win with Few Turnovers
Photo: Caleb WilliamsThe University of St. Thomas men’s basketball team defeated Wiley College 71-66 on Dec. 13 in Jearbeck Activity and Athletic Center.

Dec 14, 2012  Lecture Assesses ‘Capacious’ Aquinas
Photo: Rev. FlanneryPeople are often called upon to make difficult choices. Both John Paul II and Benedict XVI have urged Catholics to return to the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas in making these decisions.

Dec 14, 2012  Deadline Extended for King, Queen
Nominate Students for Mardi Gras King, QueenThe University of St. Thomas extended the nomination deadline for the 2013 Mardi Gras King and Queen to Dec. 21. Ideal nominees are preferably scholarship recipients, significant contributors to the University as a student and leaders of faith and character. Students can nominate themselves or be nominated by other students, faculty or staff.

Dec 13, 2012  Wiley Thumps Women’s Basketball
UST Women's Basketball
The University of St. Thomas women’s basketball team fell to Wiley College 86-45 on Dec. 13. Wiley is ranked No. 2 in the Red River Athletic Conference.

Dec 12, 2012  Celts Volleyball Signs Erwin
Emily Erwin
The University of St. Thomas Celts signed Emily Erwin of Kempner High School in Sugar Land, Texas, to the women’s volleyball team.

Dec 10, 2012  Ambassador Talks Nigeria at Lunch
Photo: Honorable Terence McCulleyThe Center for International Studies hosted the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, the Honorable Terence McCulley, and a U.S. State Department delegation for a luncheon on Dec. 4 in the Black Labrador restaurant’s Cezanne Room.

Dec 07, 2012  Pianist Hosts Coveted Master Class
Photo: Marta EspinosTeaching students the art of piano technique and musicality from a European/Spanish perspective, Spanish concert pianist, Marta Espinós, will conduct a master class for three University of St. Thomas piano students at 5 p.m. on Dec. 11 in Cullen Hall.

Dec 07, 2012  BOA Grant Advances Nursing Center
Photo: UST Nursing Student Dorca Medina BoneyThe care of the whole person – body, mind and spirit – is important, especially in nursing. The School of Nursing at the University of St. Thomas focuses on patient-centered nursing using a curriculum based on a construct of healing and wholeness. Bank of America is helping the School of Nursing produce caring nurses who will partner with patients to facilitate the healing process.

Dec 05, 2012  Four VB Players Honored as Scholars
Photo: Stephanie BiedigerThe National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics announced four University of St. Thomas volleyball players as 2012 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes. Among the 408 volleyball student-athletes, Stephanie Biediger, Monica Litle, Kelsey Balderamos and Brittany Weiler made the cut.

Dec 03, 2012  WBB Forward is Player of the Week
Photo: Arceneaux-FrancisSenior Amber Arceneaux-Francis, a forward on the University of St. Thomas women’s basketball team, was named Red River Athletic Conference Player of the Week for Nov. 26-Dec. 2.

Dec 03, 2012  Safety Captains Manage Evacuations
Photo: Safety Captain Jared MitchellThe Office of Emergency & Safety Services established the Safety Captain program with volunteers in campus buildings to help support the safety of building occupants during emergency situations.

Dec 01, 2012  Buzzer Beater Shocks Celt Men
UST Men's Basketball
The University of St. Thomas men’s basketball team lost at the buzzer to Texas College on Dec. 1 in Jerabeck Gym. Titus Stevenson hit a 3-pointer as time expired to give the Steers a 53-50 victory.

Dec 01, 2012  Celt Women Knock Off Texas College
Maghen Lormand
The University of St. Thomas women's basketball team got back on track with a 82-65 win over Texas College on Dec. 1 in Jerabeck Gym. The win gives the Celts a record of 2-1 in Red River Athletic Conference play and 4-5 on the season.

Nov 29, 2012  Reflections from UST’s SleepOut
Brittany GarzaUniversity of St. Thomas held its 2nd Annual National SleepOut UST on Nov. 10-11. To promote awareness about homelessness in Houston, about 50 participants from the UST campus and Houston community slept outside overnight on the UST Academic Mall.

Nov 29, 2012  UST Completes EMHE Grant
UST AlertsUniversity of St. Thomas Houston has successfully completed requirements for its $245,000 Emergency Management for Higher Education Grant from the U.S. Department of Education. UST was one of 17 schools nationwide awarded the grant in 2010.

Nov 29, 2012  OLLU 3s Eclipse Women’s Basketball
UST Women's Basketball
Moving down to fifth in the Red River Athletic Conference, the University of St. Thomas women's basketball team lost 110-78 to the Our Lady of the Lake University Saints on Nov. 29 in San Antonio, Texas. The Celts started strong, but a barrage of 3-pointers by OLLU created a gap the team could not overcome.

Nov 27, 2012  Celts Fall to HBU, Loyola During Break
Taylor Mitchell
The University of St. Thomas women’s basketball team took the floor twice over Thanksgiving break dropping two tough nonconference matches to NCAA Division-1 team Houston Baptist University and to National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics member Loyola University.

Nov 27, 2012  Orchestra Debuts with ‘Dances and Airs’
Taking the stage for the first time, “Dances and Airs” will showcase the new Chamber Orchestra. A collaboration between the University of St. Thomas Music Preparatory School and Music Department, the performance is at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 29 in Cullen Hall, 4001 Mt. Vernon.

Nov 27, 2012  Baroque Chamber Orchestra Debuts
Taking the stage for the first time, “Dances and Airs” will showcase the new Baroque Chamber Orchestra. A collaboration between the University of St. Thomas Music Preparatory School and Music Department, the performance is at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 29 in Cullen Hall, 4001 Mt. Vernon.

Nov 26, 2012  Be Informed with the Star View
This Star View issue highlights the Deck the Mall, Holiday Mass Schedule, Symphony Concert, Winter Graduates Megan Viola- Vu and Grace Tran Look to the Future, Nominate Students for Mardi Gras King, Queen and Pictures in Sound. Read more...

Nov 26, 2012  US LED CEO Supports Strong Values
Photo: Ron FarmerThe University of St. Thomas Business Ethics Society welcomes Ron Farmer, CEO of US LED, to speak on “Strong Values Equals Strong Business” at 7 p.m. on Nov. 27 in the Malloy Board Room. Farmer will share his insight on building a successful company based on strong values, customer service, valued employees and innovative products.

Nov 26, 2012  Education Hires New Online Director
Photo: Dr. Xiao HanDr. Xiao Han is the new director of the Online Master of Education Program at the University of St. Thomas.

Nov 24, 2012  Food Drive Provides 172 Meals
Food DriveThe University of St. Thomas basketball programs and the African American Student Union completed its first annual Thanksgiving Food Drive on Nov. 21. The groups teamed up to provide approximately 172 meals to the Houston Food Bank.

Nov 21, 2012  Men’s Basketball Cruises to 5-1
Caleb Williams
The University of St. Thomas men’s basketball team sailed to 5-1 on the season after a 63-54 win against Wayland Baptist University on Nov. 20 in Plainview, Texas. The 5-1 start is the best UST has had in their first four years back on the hardwood. With the win, the men keep their No. 1 ranking in the Red River Athletic Conference.

Nov 21, 2012  Symposium Ends with Presentations
Photo: Freshman SymposiumThe Freshman Symposium course wrapped up the 2012 semester with a Commissioning Ceremony on Nov 8. in Jones Hall. The freshman class came together to celebrate their successful completion of the Freshman Symposium course.

Nov 21, 2012  Irish Gala Raises $330K for Center
Photo: A bagpiper entertains the gala attendeesThe University of St. Thomas William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies, rated among the top 10 Irish Studies programs in the country, celebrated the contributions of well-known members of the Houston Irish and Irish American communities at its annual Irish Gala held Nov. 9 at The Houstonian Hotel. The honorees were recognized for their contributions to the Center’s mission of preserving Irish heritage and culture.

Nov 20, 2012  Reagan Inspires Ivany’s Leadership
Photo: Dr. Robert IvanyDr. Robert Ivany, University of St. Thomas president, regularly addresses groups in Houston, including high schools, civic groups and organizations. Ivany also attends galas to accept awards on behalf of the University.

Nov 20, 2012  Celts Wrap Up Year in NAIA Opening
Photo: Volleyball TeamThe University of St. Thomas volleyball team lost 0-3 to MidAmerica Nazarene University in the opening round of the 2012 National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics Volleyball National Championship Tournament.

Nov 20, 2012  Women Drop 2 Games at Halo Classic
Photo: Women's BasketballThe University of St. Thomas women’s basketball team lost two hard fought games over the weekend, Nov. 16-17, at the Halo Classic at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas.

Nov 19, 2012  Campus Ministry Hosts Las Posadas
Photo: Las PosadasThe University of St. Thomas Campus Ministry will celebrate the 4th Annual Las Posadas at 7 p.m. on Nov. 30. Las Posadas re-enacts Mary and Joseph’s quest for a place to stay in Bethlehem in a procession around the campus.

Nov 19, 2012  Men Win Big, Lose Nail Biter in Classic
Photo: Adrian MoralesThe University of St. Thomas men’s basketball team played in the Halo Classic at Our Lady of the Lake University this weekend, Nov. 16-17. The men played two games which ended in a big win and a hard loss.

Nov 16, 2012  CFE Club Explores Catholic Tradition
Catholic Intellectual Tradition Learning Community
Meeting three times a semester, faculty members discuss books and artwork relevant to the co-existence of faith and reason and discuss topics to integrate into their teaching. Through fellowship, faculty members enjoy refreshments while talking with their peers about Catholic topics relevant to art, popular culture and social issues.

Nov 15, 2012  Celts Play in National Championship
UST Volleyball
The University of St. Thomas volleyball team qualified for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Volleyball National Championship for the first time since the Celts joined the Red River Athletic Conference in 2011.

Nov 14, 2012  Five Celts Earn RRAC All-Conference
UST Volleyball
Five University of St. Thomas women’s volleyball players were selected for the 2012 Red River Athletic Conference Volleyball All-Conference Team.

Nov 13, 2012  MBB Celts Have First-Ever 3-0 Start
Photo: Bryan KaaseThe University of St. Thomas men’s basketball team had to scratch and claw for the full 40 minutes to defeat a good Jarvis Christian College team 79-72 on Nov. 12. The final tally was the biggest lead St. Thomas had all night.

Nov 13, 2012  Women’s Basketball Downs Bulldogs
Emily Sebo
The University of St. Thomas women’s basketball team opened Red River Athletic Conference play on Nov. 12 with a hard-fought 54-50 victory over Jarvis Christian College.

Nov 12, 2012  AASU, Basketball Kick Off Food Drive
Food Drive
The University of St. Thomas men’s and women’s basketball teams are joining forces with the African American Student Union to host the first annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. The weeklong drive will kick off at the men’s and women’s basketball games against Red River Athletic Conference opponent Jarvis Christian College on Nov. 12.

Nov 12, 2012  CSB Professor Goes to MIT
Photo: Dr. Charles DavisDr. Charles Davis, University of St. Thomas professor of management in the Cameron School of Business, has been appointed a Visiting Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from November 2012 through April 2013.

Nov 12, 2012  Schools Compete in Basketball Classic
Logo: Celt Classic 2012The University of St. Thomas hosted the 9th Annual Celt Basketball Classic, a tournament for private high school boys and girls basketball teams, on Nov. 1-3. More than 160 athletes from 10 Texas schools participated in the event.

Nov 12, 2012  Be Informed with the Star View
Graphic: StarVew 14 Issue 9This Star View issue highlights the Graves Brothers Return to Hardwood,  Symposium Refelects Success, MarCom Campaign wins Gold, CIS Music Host Trio for Night of Tangos and VP for Academic Affairs Recognizes Professors for Service. Read more...

Nov 10, 2012  Celts Take Second in Championship
UST Volleyball
The University of St. Thomas volleyball team placed second in the Red River Athletic Conference Championship on Nov. 10. The Celts came up short against the University of Texas-Brownsville losing 3-0 with sets of 12-25, 16-25 and 18-25.

Nov 10, 2012  MBB Defeats Rice at Tudor Fieldhouse
Adrian Morales
The University of St. Thomas men’s basketball team defeated the Rice University Owls 72-59 on Nov. 10 in the Owls home opener at Tudor Fieldhouse.

Nov 09, 2012  VB Celts Vie for RRAC Championship
Kirsten Kubicek
Double-doubles prevail as the University of St. Thomas volleyball team won both their quarterfinal and semifinal matches in the Red River Athletic Conference Tournament on Nov. 9 in Fort Worth, Texas. No. 3 seed UST will play for the RRAC Championship title.

Nov 08, 2012  Meza Family Values Annual Weekend
Photo: Angie MezaRooted in the Catholic tradition, the Meza family makes it a priority to attend the University of St. Thomas Family Weekend every year. Angie Meza, a junior general studies major studying Spanish and theology, attended the event on Oct. 20 with her parents, two sisters and two nieces.

Nov 08, 2012  CIS, Music Host ‘Night of Tangos’
Photo: Jorge RetamozaThe University of St. Thomas Music Department, Center for International Studies and Consulate General of Argentina invite you to “A Night of Tangos: The Jorge Retamoza Trio” at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 13 in Cullen Hall.

Nov 07, 2012  Golf Improves By 44 Shots
Zach Cabra
The University of St. Thomas men’s golf team competed in its final event of the fall on Oct. 29-30. The Northwood Fall Shootout was held at Tangle Ridge Golf Course in Dallas, Texas, and featured a very strong National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics field with nine of the Top-25 teams in the country teeing it up. 

Nov 07, 2012  Memorial Mass Honors UST’s Departed
Image: Alumni Memorial MassIn memory of beloved University of St. Thomas alumni, faculty and staff who have passed away, the University will hold the Third Annual Alumni Memorial Mass. Alumni Relations encourages friends and members of the St. Thomas community to honor the impact of those who have passed away in the last year.

Nov 07, 2012  UST Earns No. 3 Seed in RRAC
Logo: Celt LionRounding out the top three in the Red River Athletic Conference Volleyball Championship seeding is University of St. Thomas. With an 8-3 conference record, the Celts will play No. 6 seed, Southwest Assemblies of God, at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 9.

Nov 07, 2012  Basketball Wins in Home Openers
Photo: BasketballThe University of St. Thomas men’s and women’s basketball teams won their first games at home on Nov. 1 in Jerabeck Gym. With the Celt crowd behind them, both teams sailed to victory with high scoring and aggressive rebounding.

Nov 06, 2012  WBB Splits Games in New Mexico
Photo: Amber Arceneaux-FrancisThe University of St. Thomas women’s basketball team opened the 2012-2013 season with two games at the Santa Claran Classic in Espanola, New Mexico on Nov. 2-3.

Nov 05, 2012  JP II Forum Discusses Papal Art
Photo: Fr. Janusz IhnatowiczThe Pope John Paul II Forum will host the lecture "'Epiphanies' of Beauty: John Paul II on the Nature and Role of Art." The Rev. Janusz Ihnatowicz will speak at 7 p.m. on Nov. 7 in Ahern Room, Crooker Center, 3909 Graustark.

Nov 03, 2012  Celts Play Outstanding on Senior Day
Lauren Curley
The University of St. Thomas women’s volleyball team swept Our Lady of The Lake University on a memorable Senior Day on Nov. 3 in Jerabeck Gym. UST defeated OLLU in three sets of 25-15, 25-21 and 25-15. The Celts finished the regular season ranked No. 3 with a record of 17-15 and 8-3 in Red River Athletic Conference play. 

Nov 02, 2012  Paul Selected to All-Tournament Team
Photo: Shirley PaulShirley Paul, a University of St. Thomas women’s volleyball junior libero, was named to the Southwestern University All-Tournament Team for the weekend of Oct. 26-27.

Nov 02, 2012  UST Falls to No. 2 Texas-Brownsville
UST Volleyball
The University of St. Thomas women’s volleyball team played tough against the top-ranked, conference-opponent University of Texas-Brownsville on Nov. 2 in Jerabeck Gym. The No. 2 team in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics got the best of the Celts in three sets defeating them 25-12, 25-19 and 25-15.

Nov 01, 2012  UST Music Debuts 'Sunday Afternoon'
Logo: Music Dept.The University of St. Thomas Music Department and Music Preparatory School will treat the community to the debut performance of the "Sunday Afternoon String Quartet Concert" at 1 p.m. on Nov. 4 in UST’s Cullen Hall, 4001 Mt. Vernon.

Oct 31, 2012  Soccer Sums Up Road Games for Fans
UST Soccer
The University of St. Thomas men’s soccer team has been playing on the road for the past three weeks. With two wins and three losses, below is an update of each game the Celts played from Oct. 11 until the end of the season on Oct. 27.

Oct 29, 2012  Study in France Dispels Stereotypes
Graphic: Neera AryaSenior Neera Arya is spending the semester studying in Strasbourg, France, and traveling around Europe at Ecole de Management Strasbourg, or EM Strasbourg Business School.

Oct 29, 2012  Weiler Gets RRAC Setter of the Week
Photo: Brittany WeilerThe Red River Athletic Conference awards University of St. Thomas volleyball player Brittany Weiler RRAC Setter of the Week for dates of Oct. 15-21.

Oct 29, 2012  Be Informed with the Star View
Graphic: StarVew 14 Issue 8This issue of the Star View highlights the UST STEM Research at ACS, SleepOut for Social Justice, Atheltics Earns Accolades, Young Institute Event Fights Human Trafficking and Fr. Keon Remembered for Humor, Storytelling. Read more...

Oct 27, 2012  UST Volleyball Bears Rough Weekend
UST Volleyball
The University of St. Thomas women’s volleyball team went on the road this weekend, Oct. 26-27, to the NCAA III Southwestern University Halloween Tournament in Georgetown, Texas. The Celts played four tough matches and came up short going 0-4 on the weekend.

Oct 26, 2012  Montelongo Earns ACPA Award
Angie Montelongo
Angie Montelongo, University of St. Thomas director of Student Activities, will be recognized as a Diamond Honoree with the American College Personnel Association Educational Leadership Foundation. She will receive the award at a conference in Las Vegas in March with 21 other student affairs professionals from across the country.

Oct 25, 2012  WBB Falls to San Jac in Scrimmage
Photo: Amber Arceneaux-FrancisThe University of St. Thomas women’s basketball team lost a hard-fought scrimmage 76-69 to San Jacinto College on Oct. 24. The game had many lead changes and the Celts learned a lot, but the team failed to come out on top.

Oct 25, 2012  Men’s Golf Competes With Elite Teams
Photo: GolfThe University of St. Thomas men’s golf team competed Oct. 22-23 at Houston Baptist University’s Invitational Championship hosted at Quail Valley Country Club in Missouri City, Texas.

Oct 25, 2012  Fr. Keon Remembered for Humor, Storytelling
Father Keon
Beloved Basilian priest and mentor, the Rev. James Keon, CSB, a retired St. Thomas philosophy professor, passed away on the afternoon of Oct. 24 at Toronto Western Hospital in Ontario, Canada. He was 87 years old.

Oct 24, 2012  CBE Assistant Upholds Ethics Ideals
Photo: Klaudya JimenezKlaudya Jimenez joined the University of St. Thomas Center for Business Ethics as a staff member and a Master of Business Administration student with concentrations in both finance and international business.

Oct 23, 2012  Sr. Faubert Attends ICUSTA
Photo: Sr Marie Faubert, C.S.J.Sister Marie Faubert, C.S.J., director of the Counselor Education Program and professor of education at the University of St. Thomas, attended the 2012 Sister Universities Conference at the Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages in Kaohsiung, Taiwan from Sept. 30 – Oct. 7.

Oct 23, 2012  WBB Games Will Broadcast on PSN
Graphic: BasketballThe University of St. Thomas women’s basketball program will once again partner with the Premier Sports Network to broadcast games live on the web. PSN will serve as the exclusive broadcast home for the Celts as the team enters its second season.

Oct 23, 2012  ROCO Announces New Concert Season
Graphic: ROCOThe University of St. Thomas and the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra announce a series of chamber concerts featuring the ROCO String Quartet performing in UST’s Cullen Hall, 4001 Mt. Vernon St. Three concerts will be presented on Nov. 1, Feb. 21, and April 4.

Oct 22, 2012  Biediger Swings for 1,000th Kill in Win
Stephanie Biediger
Stephanie Biediger, a University of St. Thomas women’s volleyball senior outside hitter, achieved a career milestone with 1,000 kills on Oct. 20 in the 3-1 win against University of the Southwest at Jerabeck Gym. 

Oct 19, 2012  CBE Mass Blesses Businesses
Graphic: Center for Business Ethics LogoThe University of St. Thomas Center for Business Ethics recognizes business leaders as stewards, not owners, who work together as persons of faith for the common good.

Oct 19, 2012  Wensjoe Fund Supports Study Abroad
Photo: Dr Gustavo WensjoeIn memory of Dr. Gustavo Wensjoe, the University of St. Thomas established the Dr. Gustavo Wensjoe Memorial Fund. The inaugural fundraising dinner for the Fund will be at 6 p.m. on Oct. 25 at The Courtyard on St. James Place, 1885 St. James Place.

Oct 17, 2012  Volleyball Bounces Back With 3-0 Win
Stephanie Biediger
After a minor letdown on Oct. 13 versus Southwestern Assemblies of God, the University of St. Thomas women’s volleyball team crushed Huston-Tillotson University on the road 3-0, with sets 25-16, 25-14 and 25-16, on Oct. 16.

Oct 17, 2012  Arts Society Tea Assists Scholarships
Photo: Kelli CohenThe University of St. Thomas Performing Arts Society will kick off its membership year with the Membership Tea from 2-4 p.m. on Nov. 6 at a private River Oaks residence. The event will honor Kelli Cohen Fein and Martin Fein.

Oct 16, 2012  Bishop Examines Church, State Issues
Photo: Bishop FloresThe Most Rev. Daniel Flores, S.T.D., bishop of Brownsville, will present the lecture “The Church, State and Shifting Dynamics of Public Secularity” in the Msgr. William D. Steele Lecture Series at 7 p.m. on Oct. 18 in Nold Auditorium at St. Mary’s Seminary.

Oct 16, 2012  Soccer Beats SAGU on Senior Night
Gonzalo Nemi and Luis Bustos_Senior Night
The final home game for the University of St. Thomas men’s soccer team celebrated Senior Night and a win on Oct. 6 at Houston Amateur Sports Park. The Celts beat Southwestern Assemblies of God 1-0.

Oct 15, 2012  CFC Celebrates Faithful Citizenship
Photo: Fr. NestiThe University of St. Thomas Center for Faith and Culture held its second annual Faithful Citizenship Dinner and Lecture on Oct. 3.

Oct 15, 2012  Opera Singers Star in Figaro, Pirates
The Opera Workshop, performed by the University of St. Thomas Music Department, will present three nights of opera scenes at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 and 27 and at 3 p.m. on Oct. 28 in Cullen Hall. The performances will include scenes from “Brigadoon,” “The Pirates of Penzance,” “I do! I do,” “Hello Dolly,” “Cinderella” and Mozart's "Le nozze di Figaro."

Oct 15, 2012  Paul Earns RRAC Libero of the Week
Shirley Paul
The University of St. Thomas volleyball player Shirley Paul was named Libero of the Week by the Red River Athletic Conference for matches played during Oct. 8-14.

Oct 13, 2012  Tough RRAC Matches Leave VB 1-1
Brittany Weiler
Faced with two challenging Red River Athletic Conference matches, the University of St. Thomas women’s volleyball team came away with a win on Oct. 12 and a loss on Oct. 13. 

Oct 12, 2012  Nunemaker to Perform in Chicago
Photo: Richard NunemakerUniversity of St. Thomas clarinet professor Richard Nunemaker will appear in Chicago to perform and record selections by Chicago composer Janice Misurell-Mitchell. Nunemaker will be in Chicago from Oct. 15–21.

Oct 12, 2012  Young Event Fights Human Trafficking
Fr. Martino Nguyen Ba-Thong
Human trafficking is a major social justice issue in Houston. The Annual Rev. William J. Young Social Justice Lecture will examine steps the community is taking to combat this issue during an all-day program on Nov. 16 in the Scanlan Room in Jerabeck Center, 4000 Mt. Vernon. The event is sponsored by the University of St. Thomas Rev. William J. Young Social Justice Institute, the Archdiocese of Galveston/Houston, Catholic Charities and Houston Rescue and Restore.

Oct 11, 2012  Dig Pink Raises Cancer Awareness
Dig Pink Bake SaleThe Office of Health Promotion and Wellness and the University of St. Thomas women’s volleyball team hosted the annual Dig Pink volleyball game for breast cancer awareness on Oct. 6.  This year’s game had the new addition of the Society of Macrina, the new women’s club at UST, who ran the bake sale.

Oct 11, 2012  UST Golf Hosts First-Ever Invitational
Kara Jones
The University of St. Thomas hosted its first-ever home golf tournament on Oct. 8-9 at Sterling Country Club. The Talamonti Invitational was both a men’s and women’s event, which featured a strong field and Celt accolades. 

Oct 11, 2012  Crossroads Unravels Truth, Politics
Graphic: CrosswordsThe Crossroads Cultural Center-Houston, along with the University of St. Thomas Office of Academic Affairs and Center for Business Ethics, will host the conference “Economy, Politics and the Desire for Happiness” at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 in Anderson Hall, Room 103.

Oct 11, 2012  Shop Bargains at Doherty Book Sale
Graphic: BookThe University of St. Thomas Doherty Library will host its annual book sale Wednesday- Sunday, Oct. 17-21 in the Doherty Library.

Oct 10, 2012  Soccer Ties Former RRAC Champs
UST Men's Soccer
The University of St. Thomas men’s soccer team tied one of its best matches of the season against the reigning Red River Athletic Conference champions Huston-Tilloston University on Oct. 4 at the Houston Amateur Sports Park. 

Oct 09, 2012  Pre-Party Marks Start to Irish Gala
The 2012 Annual Irish Gala kicked off with an Underwriter Party, hosted by co-chairs Susan and Jim Power, on Sept. 27.

Oct 09, 2012  Dean Donates to Scholarship Fund
Photo: Dr Poldi TschirchDr. Poldi Tschirch, dean of the School of Nursing, contributed to UST to establish the Robert and Ann Tschirch Endowed Scholarship in Nursing in memory of her parents.

Oct 08, 2012  Professor Inspires Library Collection
Photo: Dr. Lee WilliamesDr. Lee Williames, chair of the UST Department of History, has aided David Theis, president and CEO of the Houston-based Leading Edge Turbine Technologies, in the creation of the “Dr. Lee Williames-David Theis MLA Collection” in Doherty Library.

Oct 08, 2012  Be Informed with the Star View
Graphic: StarVew 14 Issue 7This issue of the the Star View features the The UST FOCUS Ministry, Dr. Malcolm Rector's Film to do Battle in Film Fest, UST Family Weekend, and upcoming UST Open Houses. 

Oct 06, 2012  UST Volleyball Comes Up Short
Volleyball
The University of St. Thomas women’s volleyball team lost 2-3 against Southwestern Assemblies of God with sets 18-25, 25-21, 25-14, 17-25 and 10-15 on Oct. 6.

Oct 04, 2012  Men’s Basketball Gains Asst. Coach
Thomas Henderson
Thomas Henderson, a high school basketball coach for 10 years, will begin his first season as an assistant coach for the University of St. Thomas men’s basketball team. His first time coaching at the college-level, Henderson is looking forward to working with college athletes.

Oct 04, 2012  Women’s Golf Endures Windy Tourney
Lauren Kinney
The University of St. Thomas women’s golf team teed up at The Oklahoma Baptist Fall Invitational in Shawnee, Okla. from Sept. 29 to Oct. 2.

Oct 04, 2012  Soccer Looks to Next Match for Win
Men's Soccer
The University of St. Thomas men’s soccer team will play Huston-Tillotson College at 6 p.m. on Oct. 4 at Houston Amateur Sports Park, 12131 Kirby Drive. After two hard losses, the team works to unite for a win against the Rams.

Oct 04, 2012  UST Ranks Among Best Colleges
Princeton Review - Best College in the WestThe University of St. Thomas was named a Best College in the West for 2012 by The Princeton Review in its annual college rankings. The Princeton Review recognizes colleges and universities that stand out within each region.

Oct 04, 2012  Safe-Home Links to Irish Studies
Irish Studies
University of St. Thomas William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies is listed as a “Useful Link” on the Safe-Home Programme Ireland website. Safe-Home is a national organization that seeks to assist older Irish-born emigrants to return to their homeland.

Oct 03, 2012  CBS Wins Emmy for Graves' Trial
Nicole Casarez and Anthony Graves
CBS’ “48 Hours” won an Emmy Award its documentary about how Anthony Graves, a wrongly-accused prisoner on death row, won his freedom thanks to the work of Nicole Casarez and her University of St. Thomas students. The award was given on Oct. 1 for the segment “Grave Injustice,” which won a News and Documentary Emmy for Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a News Magazine.    

Oct 03, 2012  Celts Rally Donors for Be The Match
Annie Nemmer
The University of St. Thomas women’s basketball team partnered with Be The Match, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program, to host a donor registration drive on Sept. 24. The team, who also signed up, was able to add 64 people to the registry in only four hours. This is the most donors ever signed up in one day at UST.

Oct 03, 2012  Drama Showcases New Faculty, Plays
Eric Domuret
The University of St. Thomas Fine Arts and Drama Department is proud to announce a new professor and its season of plays for the 2012-2013 year.

Oct 02, 2012  Let UST FirstGen Group Support You
Photo: Priscilla JimenezAs a part of the UST First Generation College Student Initiative, the FirstGen Group comes together every other Friday at 12:30 p.m. in Ahern Room, Crooker Center, to talk about issues facing first-generation students.

Oct 02, 2012  Ivany Talks UST on Radio Maria
Photo: Dr. IvanyUniversity of St. Thomas President Dr. Robert Ivany took time to discuss UST on Joe Patch IV’s radio show “Spirit and Truth Live” on Radio Maria on Aug. 24.

Oct 01, 2012  Volleyball Goes 4-1 in Conference Play
Kylah Dias
The University of St. Thomas women’s volleyball team came away with another win against Bacone College 3-0 with sets 25-21, 25-22 and 25-19 on Sept. 29. The win put the Celts at 4-1 in conference play and 13-8 overall.

Oct 01, 2012  CFC Honors Faithful Citizens
Photo: Carl and Lois DavisThe Center for Faith and Culture will award Carl and Lois Davis the Faithful Citizens Award at the Faithful Citizenship Dinner and Lecture at 6 p.m. on Oct. 2 at the River Oaks Country Club.

Oct 01, 2012  Stay Up-to-Date with the Star View
Star View Issue 14 No.6This issue of the the Star View features the Italian Festival, Sr. Paula Jean Becomes Synod Expert, Men's Basketball Welcomes New Assistant Coach and Let the UST First Gen Support You. 

Sep 28, 2012  Player Wins RRAC Hitter of the Week
Stephanie Biediger
University of St. Thomas volleyball player Stephanie Biediger was named Hitter of the Week, for the week of Sept. 17-23, by the Red River Athletic Conference.

Sep 28, 2012  Mundey to Speak at War College
Photo: Dr Lisa MundeyDr. Lisa Mundey, assistant professor of history, will speak in the ninth annual Brooks E. Kleber Memorial Lectures in Military History’s seminar series, sponsored by the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.

Sep 28, 2012  Herzstein Lecture Examines Free Will
Photo: Dr. Alan Avery-PeckThe University of St. Thomas School of Arts and Sciences and the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation will sponsor the annual Herzstein Lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 10 in Cullen Hall, 4001 Mt. Vernon.

Sep 28, 2012  ACE! Volleyball Sets Season Record
Brittany Weiler
The University of St. Thomas women’s volleyball team came out strong beating Langston College 3-0 on Sept. 28 at home in Jerabeck Gym.

Sep 27, 2012  Grad Earns Award as KIPP Teacher
Photo: Adam KutacIn only his sixth year of teaching in the Knowledge is Power Program SHARP College Prep, Adam Kutac, a University of St. Thomas alumnus, won a 2012 Kinder Excellence in Teaching Award for teaching in Houston Independent School District.

Sep 26, 2012  Sister Certified as Spiritual Leader
Photo: Sr. Paula Jean Miller, FSESister Paula Jean Miller, FSE, founder and director of Catholic Studies and professor of theology at the University of St. Thomas, has received certification as a Spiritual Leader of Pilgrimages from The Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land, through the Episcopal Commission of Christian Pilgrimages.

Sep 26, 2012  Soccer Falls in Close Match
Graphic: SoccerThe University of St. Thomas men's soccer team lost a close game to the University of Texas-Brownsville 2-3 on Sept. 20.


Sep 25, 2012  Celts Host 2-Mile Fun Run
Graphic: Challenge RunThe University of St. Thomas Residence Life Staff, in collaboration with the UST Running Club and the Student Government Association, will host the inaugural Celt Challenge: Run and Field Games Day on Sept. 29.

Sep 24, 2012  Soccer Plays Down One Man in Loss
Graphic: SoccerThe University of St. Thomas men's soccer team lost 2-1 to Our Lady of the Lake University on Sept. 22. Sophomore Giouliano Andrade picked up two yellow cards and was sent off late in the first half, leaving the Celts playing one man down for the rest of the game.

Sep 24, 2012  Volleyball is 2-1 in Conference Play
Graphic: VolleyballThe University of St. Thomas women's volleyball team opened its Red River Athletic Conference play with a full weekend against Texas College, Jarvis Christian College and Wiley College. The Celts came out on top garnering a 2-1 record.

Sep 24, 2012  Coach Sheds Shoes for Charity
Photo: Women's Volleyball Head Coach Kallie NobleUniversity of St. Thomas Women’s Volleyball Head Coach Kallie Noble will participate in Samaritan’s Feet Barefoot Coaching Movement to provide shoes and awareness for impoverished children. Noble will coach in her bare feet on Sept. 29 at home against Bacone College.

Sep 24, 2012  Rector’s 'X-man' Battles in Film Fest
Photo: Dr. Malcolm RectorDr. Malcolm Rector, University of St. Thomas associate professor of music, wrote the music and lyrics, edited, produced and directed the music video, “X-Man,” which has been selected by the Toronto Independent Film Festival. The music video was screened on Sept. 13.

Sep 24, 2012  UST Recognized as Military Friendly
UST Recognized as Military Friendly SchoolThe University of St. Thomas was recently recognized as a 2013 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs Magazine. The designation was awarded through a survey that assessed services and resources offered to veterans and their dependents. With 134 veterans on campus, UST offers many programs, benefits and workshops that cater to and support those who served in the military.

Sep 21, 2012  Archbishop Fiorenza Lecture Focuses on Vatican II
Photo: Dr John BorelliThe University of St. Thomas Center for Faith and Culture will host the annual Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza Lecture with Dr. John Borelli, research fellow at the Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University, at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 3 in Jones Hall, 3910 Yoakum Blvd. Borelli will speak about “Understanding and Interpreting Vatican II and the Promotion of Dialogue.”


Sep 19, 2012  Schedule Set for Women's Basketball
Graphic: Ust BasketballThe University of St. Thomas women’s basketball team is gearing up for the 2012-2013 season. The Celts will open with a scrimmage against San Jacinto College at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 24 in Jerabeck Gym.

Sep 19, 2012  Pope Names Sr. Paula Jean Miller Synod Expert
Pope Names Sr. Paula Jean Miller Synod ExpertSister Paula Jean Miller, FSE, founder and director of Catholic Studies and professor of theology at the University of St. Thomas, has been appointed by Pope Benedict XVI, as an expert, adiutrix secretarii specialis, for the XIII Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the topic, “The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith.”

Sep 19, 2012  CIS Specialists Talk Foreign Crises
Photo: Dr. Hans StocktonThe University of St. Thomas Center for International Studies will host the event “Crisis Briefing: Three Issue Areas Facing American Leadership” at 6 p.m. on Sept. 20 in Ahern Room, Crooker Center, 3909 Graustark.
 

Sep 17, 2012  Be Informed with the Star View
Graphic: StarVew 14 Issue 5This publication highlights UST Students Attend Ethics Conference at West Point; Campus Testing for ENS; Get Ready, Already for Safety Week on Campus and Frs. Braden, Ihnatowicz Celebrate Anniversaries. Read more.

Sep 17, 2012  UST Among ‘America’s Best Colleges’
Graphic: U.S. News & World ReportFor the 19th consecutive year, the University of St. Thomas has been named to the top tier of the U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” list of universities offering master’s degrees in the Western region of the United States. UST currently ranks 34th in 2013.

Sep 17, 2012  Soccer Takes it on the Chin in Loss
Photo: Men's SoccerThe University of St. Thomas men’s soccer team lost 1-6 against William Carey University on Sept. 15 at Houston Amateur Sports Park.

Sep 17, 2012  Golf Has Strong Showing in Tourney
Graphic: GolfThe University of St. Thomas men’s and women’s golf teams visited Texas Lutheran University for the TLU Men's Golf John Bohmann Memorial Tournament and the TLU Lady Bulldog Fall Classic on Sept. 10-11.

Sep 15, 2012  Volleyball Rolls at Home with 2-0 Day
Lauren Curley
In back-to-back home games, the University of St. Thomas women’s volleyball team defeated Dallas Christian College and St. Gregory’s University on Sept. 15. The Celts did not lose a set in either match in Jerabeck Gym.

Sep 12, 2012  Meet UST’s Residence Life Staff
Res Life AdvisorsUnderstanding the challenges that the beginning of the school year poses, the Residence Life Staff at the University of St. Thomas aims to make the transition from high school to college as smooth as possible for freshmen and create enjoyable experiences for returning residents.

Sep 08, 2012  Yellow Cards Lead to UST Soccer Loss
Delano Foster
The University of St. Thomas men’s soccer team was defeated at home 1-2 by the University of Houston – Victoria on Sept. 7.

Sep 08, 2012  UST Volleyball Breaks Even Again on Day Two of Tournament
Kirsten Kubicek
The University of St. Thomas volleyball team ended its second day of the Austin College Classic Tournament with a win and a loss on Sept. 8.

Sep 07, 2012  UST Women’s Basketball Lends a Helping Hand
Photo: Her'shiira Boone-RodgersThe University of St. Thomas women’s basketball team kicked off the new school year by helping new students move in to Guinan Hall during Freshman Orientation on Aug. 15.

Sep 07, 2012  UST Volleyball Splits Matches on Day One of Austin College Classic
Shirley Paul
The University of St. Thomas volleyball team broke even at the Austin College Classic Tournament, in Sherman, Texas, about 60 miles north of Dallas, on Sept. 7.

Sep 06, 2012  Second Collection Sept. 8-9 Benefits UST Students
Photo: Adrienne ShearerStudents will benefit from the Basilian Scholarship Fund with money raised during the Catholic University of America/UST Second Collection on Sept. 8-9.

Sep 05, 2012  UST Soccer Battles Back to Defeat Texas College
Jamie Head
The University of St. Thomas men’s soccer team came from behind to defeat Texas College, from Tyler, Texas, 3-1 on a golden goal OT on Sept. 4 at Prairie View A&M.

Sep 04, 2012  UST Volleyball Gets ‘W’ in San Antonio
15_Stephanie Biediger
The University of St. Thomas volleyball team won 3-2, with sets 25-12, 21-25, 25-23, 24-26 and 15-10, against Our Lady of the Lake University on Sept. 4 in San Antonio, Texas.

Sep 04, 2012  Forum Highlights Female Entrepreneurs, Leaders
Photo: Beverly DenverThe Women in Business Forum, sponsored by the Center for Business Ethics, will feature Beverly Denver, publisher and executive editor of Houston Woman Magazine. Denver will discuss female entrepreneurs in her lecture, "The 5 Ws of an Inspired Leader" from 6:30-8 p.m. on Sept. 21 at Chelsea Grill, 4621 Montrose Blvd.


Sep 01, 2012  UST Men’s Soccer Challenged in First Road Game
UST Men's SoccerThe University of St. Thomas men’s soccer team was defeated 5-2 on Sept. 1 at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala.

Sep 01, 2012  UST Volleyball Finishes Big in Tournament
Stephanie Biediger and Kylah Dias
The University of St. Thomas volleyball team came out swinging and never looked back on Sept. 1 handing Calumet College of St. Joseph, from Hammond, Ind., set scores of 25-22, 25-23 and 25-14.

Sep 01, 2012  UST Announces Labor Day All-Tournament Team
Kristen Kubicek
After 18 matches in two days, the UST Labor Day Volleyball Tournament brought volleyball teams from around the nation to Houston for intense and entertaining competition. To recognize the efforts of the most effective teammates, these players are named to the 2012 Labor Day All-Tournament Team.

Aug 31, 2012  UST Volleyball Snaps Team’s 40-Game Win Streak
Kirsten Kubicek
The University of St. Thomas volleyball team played with a mission in the UST Labor Day Classic on Aug. 31 in Jerabeck Gym. The Celts split two matches for the day, but, in the second match, UST defeated a nationally-elite squad.

Aug 30, 2012  UST Volleyball Celebrates First Season Victory at Home
Brittany WeilerThe University of St. Thomas volleyball team wins its first match of the season at home. UST defeated Huston-Tillotson in three sets, 25-15, 26-24 and 25-18, on Aug. 30 in Jerabeck Gym.

Aug 29, 2012  MBA Student Earns Houston Business Ethics Award
Photo: Jamie HesterbergThe Greater Houston Business Ethics Roundtable recognized University of St. Thomas Master of Business Administration student Jamie Hesterberg as the 2012 emerging leader. Dr. Michele Simms, director of the UST Center for Business Ethics in the Cameron School of Business, nominated Hesterberg for her scholarship and leadership.

Aug 29, 2012  Accounting Professor Returns to Cameron School of Business
Photo: Carol SullivanThe Cameron School of Business welcomes visiting professor Carol Sullivan to the University of St. Thomas. Sullivan previously taught at UST from 1990-1995.


Aug 29, 2012  UST Celebrates More Than 50 Years of Priesthood at Mass
Photo: Rev. Janusz IhnatowiczThe Rev. Janusz Ihnatowicz and the Rev. Pat Braden, CSB, will celebrate the anniversaries of their ordination to the priesthood at the 5 p.m. Mass on Aug. 29, this afternoon, in the Chapel of St. Basil.

Aug 28, 2012  Archbishop Miller Lecture Focuses on 2012 Election
Ross Douthat
The Ninth Annual Archbishop J. Michael Miller Lecture presents "Budget Wars & Culture Wars: What the 2012 Election Means for the American Future." With only six weeks until the presidential election, Ross Douthat, the youngest-ever op-ed columnist for The New York Times, will present at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 19 at the University of St. Thomas in Jones Hall, 3910 Yoakum Blvd.

Aug 27, 2012  UST Senior to Attend Republican National Convention
Photo: Kenneth DepewSenior political science major Kenneth Depew traveled with Ted Cruz, candidate for the U.S. Senate, to the 40th Republican National Convention from Aug. 27-30 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa Bay, Fla.


Aug 26, 2012  UST Volleyball Competed Against Invitational Host
Stephanie Biediger
The University of St. Thomas volleyball team competed well during the weekend of the Texas Wesleyan Lu Allen Invitational from Aug. 24-25, but all the results landed in the loss column.

Aug 24, 2012  UST Volleyball Tested at Invitational
Lauren Curley
The University of St. Thomas volleyball team got off to a rough start with two three-set losses at the Texas Wesleyan Lu Allen Volleyball Invitational on Friday, Aug. 24. 

Aug 22, 2012  From D.C. to UST: Sindelar Joins International Studies
Photo: SindelarBringing a wealth of real-world expertise, the University of St. Thomas Center for International Studies welcomes H. Richard Sindelar III as a new assistant professor.

Aug 22, 2012  MAFC Program Welcomes Largest Class
Photo: MAFCAt its annual retreat on Aug. 18, the Center for Faith and Culture's Master of Arts in Faith and Culture program kicked off its third year at the University of St. Thomas by welcoming the largest incoming class to date.

Aug 22, 2012  Students Assess LEGO in Case Competition
Photo: Hally Vu Case CompetitionUniversity of St. Thomas seniors competed in the Undergraduate Business Case Competition on Aug. 2.

Aug 20, 2012  Ancient Greece Comes Alive for Michalos at Prestigious Seminar
Photo:Dr. Constantina MichalosGesturing animatedly about her experiences at the "Song Culture of Athenian Drama" seminar in Washington D.C., Dr. Constantina Michalos, director of tutorial services and visiting assistant professor of English, tells stories of deep group discussions, comedic presentations and collegiate brilliance.

Aug 20, 2012  Large Crowd Greets Celts for Volleyball Scrimmage
Photo: VolleyballIn front of a solid preseason crowd, the University of St. Thomas volleyball team introduced the squad to a match-day atmosphere in a scrimmage against Lee College of Baytown, Texas on Aug. 17.

Aug 17, 2012  Faculty Senate Recognizes Teacher Excellence
Dr. Shannon Forbes
The University of St. Thomas Faculty Senate Awards Committee awarded three faculty members for excellence in teaching, research and service for 2011-2012, during Faculty Study Day on Aug. 13. Dr. Shannon Forbes, Dr. Catherine Barber and Dr. Jo Meier-Marquis were recipients.

Aug 16, 2012  Education Receives Esteemed Accreditation
School of Education Students
The Teacher Education Accreditation Council has awarded a five-year initial accreditation to the University of St. Thomas School of Education in the Educational Leadership program.

Aug 15, 2012  Doctoral Student Passes Aquinas Dissertation Defense
David AriasDavid Arias, doctoral student in philosophy, passed the defense of his dissertation titled "Rediscovering the Principles of Nature: An Explication of St. Thomas Aquinas's Hylomorphic Doctrine and a Defense of this Doctrine Against Some Ancient and Modern Objections," on Aug. 13.

Aug 14, 2012  UST Develops Emergency Management Plans
Get Ready, Already!
Committed to the safety and security of the University of St. Thomas campus community, the new Emergency and Safety Services Office is implementing an emergency management plan in fall 2012.

Aug 07, 2012  Krustchinsky’s ‘Edible Science’ Now in Chinese
Photo: Dr. Rick KrustchinskyPublishing a book is a great achievement, but having that book translated into another language is an honor. Dr. Rick Krustchinsky, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education at University of St. Thomas, wrote “Incredible Edible Science: Recipes for Developing Science and Literary Skills!”

Aug 06, 2012  Basketball Grad Seeks Pro Contract Overseas
Photo: Jeremy LewisPoint guard Jeremy Lewis '12 showed off what he learned at the University of St. Thomas at the Eurobasket Summer League this weekend at the Legends Sports Complex in the Woodlands, Texas.

Aug 03, 2012  Get Ready, Already for Safety Week on Campus
Photo: SafetyStudents, faculty and staff can learn emergency preparedness tips, make a hurricane kit and participate in a campus-wide scavenger hunt during Safety Week on Sept. 24-28.

Aug 02, 2012  New Recruit Can Hit from Downtown
UST Men's Basketball
Sean Edwards, from Waltrip High School in Houston, is predicted to be raining threes on opponents as a new member of the University of St. Thomas men's basketball team.

Aug 01, 2012  Alumni of the Year: ' My faith impacts all I do'
Photo: Frances EscrivaFrances Escriva, BA '78, MBA '00, a University of St. Thomas transfer student, has served her University for more than 30 years. The proud recipient of the Rev. Vincent J. Guinan CSB Alumni of the Year Award for 2012, Escriva is an advocate for the St. Thomas mission of educating leaders of faith and character.

Jul 31, 2012  Woodlands HS Forward to Join Lady Celts
Photo: Maghen Lormand
The University of St. Thomas women’s basketball team has added freshman Maghen Lormand to its 2012 signing class. Lormand joins the Lady Celts from The Woodlands High School in Montgomery County.

Jul 27, 2012  Piano Expert Instructs Math, Music Students
Math and Music AcademyTo conclude the week-long Math and Music Academy Camp at the University of St. Thomas, piano expert Michael Ello gave a demonstration on piano pitch on Friday, July 27 in Cullen Hall, 4001 Mt. Vernon.

Jul 25, 2012  UST Hosts First-Ever Houston Arts Fair
Houston Arts Resource FairArtists, musicians and craftsmen, will visit the University of St. Thomas, for the premier of the Houston Arts Resource Fair from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 28 in Jones Hall, 3910 Yoakum Blvd., on campus. Dr. Robert Ivany, president of St. Thomas, will welcome participants to begin the day.

Jul 24, 2012  Taiwanese Students at UST Greeted at Houston City Hall
Photo: Dr StocktonUniversity students from Taiwan, participating in the American and Global Studies Colloquium at the University of St. Thomas, visited the Houston City Hall on July 17.

Jul 23, 2012  UST Names VP for Institutional Advancement
Photo: Cynthia Colbert RileyUniversity of St. Thomas President Dr. Robert Ivany announced the appointment of alumna Cynthia Colbert Riley, MLA ’95, as the University’s new vice president for institutional advancement, effective July 16.

Jul 19, 2012  MPS String Camp Showcases Gala, Master Class
String Institute 2012The Music Preparatory School is hosting the University of St. Thomas String Institute Gala Concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 20 in Cullen Hall, 4001 Mt. Vernon.

 

The concert will showcase the winning soloists of the MPS concerto competition. The event will also feature string players of all ages in the orchestra with music by Antonio Vivaldi, Tomaso Albinoni and George Frideric Handel.


Jul 19, 2012  Board Member Named to Vatican Media Role
Photo: Fr RosicaFr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, a member of the University of St. Thomas Board of Directors, has been appointed by the Vatican as the English Language Media Attaché of the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization that will take place during the month of October at the Vatican.

Jul 10, 2012  Coleman Earns Award for Nursing Leadership
Photo Dr. Ann ColemanThe re-emergence of the University of St. Thomas School of Nursing was a campus team effort. Dr. Ann Coleman, a gold medal winner of the 2012 Excellence in Nursing Awards, attributes her award to the hard work and cooperation of the team that brought the School of Nursing back to life.
 

Jul 06, 2012  Irish Studies Retains Top Ten Spot in US
Image: Irish Studies LogoIn April 2012, the editors of IrishCentral once again named the University of St. Thomas' William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies among the top 10 exemplary Irish Studies programs in North America.

Jul 05, 2012  RSVP to Cameron Graduate Open House
The Cameron School of Business invites those interested in graduate business programs to attend its Graduate Open House. The event is from 6-7 p.m. on July 17 in the Basilian Conference Room in Welder Hall, 3812 Yoakum Blvd., on the University of St. Thomas campus.

Sponsored by CSB, the open house will allow prospective graduate school students to discuss degree requirements and explore how CSB can provide a superior business education.

Jul 05, 2012  Meet the 2012 UST Women’s Basketball Signing Class
Photo: Erin HollidayThe University of St. Thomas women’s basketball program has added five freshmen to its roster in preparation for its second season.

Jul 05, 2012  Nursing Lab Opens with Blessing
Photo: Nursing studentThe opening day for the University of St. Thomas School of Nursing arrived on May 29. The Rev. Mike Buentello, CSB, chaplain and director of Campus Ministry, blessed the School of Nursing and the Nursing Simulation Center at the opening day event.

Jul 05, 2012  Moran Donates Irish Collection to Library
Photo: Doherty LibraryUniversity of St. Thomas board member Mr. Patrick J. Moran and the Moran family have donated a sizable collection of Irish primary source materials and historical newspapers to Doherty Library. President Emeritus and History professor Dr. Joseph McFadden lent his expertise in selecting the materials for the donation.

Jul 05, 2012  Pulitzer-Prizing Winning 'Our Town' Opens at UST
Photo: Our TownGrover’s Corners will soon take the stage of Jones Hall at the University of St. Thomas. "Our Town," by Pulitzer Prize winner Thornton Wilder, opens at 8 p.m. on Friday, July 13 in Jones Hall, 3802 Yoakum Blvd.

Jul 03, 2012  Wounded Soldier, Alumnus Visited by President Obama
David Ortiz and President Barak ObamaDavid Ortiz ’05 represents the University of St. Thomas with courage, bravery and honor. Ortiz, a U.S. Army Air Cavalry Officer, was injured on June 20 or 21 when the helicopter he was piloting crashed while returning to base after a combat mission in Afghanistan.

After being flown to Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C. last Monday, Ortiz received a visit from President Barack Obama on June 28.

Jun 28, 2012  Hittinger Presents at Conference in Vatican City
Dr. John Hittinger, professor of philosophy in the Center for Thomistic Studies at the University of St. Thomas, will present his paper "The Vocation of the Christian Philosopher" at a conference sponsored by the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas in Vatican City.

Jun 26, 2012  Lady Celts Reflect on First Season, Vow to Improve
Graphic: Celt Lion BasketballThe University of St. Thomas women’s basketball team completed its inaugural season with a 8-22 record. It was the Lady Celts' first year in the Red River Athletic Conference, in which they finished 5-19.

Jun 26, 2012  Prayer Service to Support Fortnight for Freedom
Graphic: Fortnight for FreedomThe University of St. Thomas will join in the national Fortnight for Freedom events with a Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 1 in the Chapel of St. Basil.


Jun 25, 2012  Boone-Rodgers Named Honorable Mention All-RRAC
Graphic: LionHershiira "Shorty" Boone-Rodgers, a guard on the University of St. Thomas women's basketball team, was selected to the Honorable Mention Team for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Red River Athletic Conference.

Jun 15, 2012  Celts Name Noble New Head Volleyball Coach
Photo: Lion LogoThe search is over. Kallie Noble has been named the new head volleyball coach for the University of St. Thomas.

Jun 12, 2012  Alumna Named Elementary Teacher of the Year
Photo: Cindy CormierTeaching fifth-graders is no small feat. Cindy Cormier, a fifth-grade teacher at Jan Schiff Elementary, was named Elementary Teacher of the Year for Fort Bend Independent School District.

Jun 12, 2012  Alumni Host Farewell Party for Fr. Keon
Photo: Fr. KeonFew people can capture the hearts and minds of students on a college campus. The Rev. James Keon, CSB, a retired St. Thomas philosophy professor and beloved Basilian priest, has done this while taking many students with him on his excursions through time.

May 31, 2012  Guinan Scholarship Winners Pumped About UST
Photos: Guinan Scholar Jenna MaksymiakFive accomplished freshmen were selected for the Father Vincent J. Guinan Scholarship. The recipients will receive full tuition to the University of St. Thomas beginning next semester.

May 31, 2012  Frost Motivates Donor, Student to ‘Stay Gold’
Photo: Vincent D'AmicoRobert Frost's poetry touches lives around the world, especially University of St. Thomas alumnus and scholarship donor Vincent D'Amico '52.

May 30, 2012  Celts Sign High School Golf Champs
Celts Sign High School Golf ChampsThe University of St. Thomas Celt golf team announces the signing of two of the top high school golfers in the Houston area. Juan Gutierrez and Richard Le of St. Thomas High School both signed letters of intent to compete for the Celts this fall. Fresh off a TAAPS 5A state championship, they won six out of nine tournaments this season.

May 29, 2012  Ivany Addresses St. Thomas High School Grads
Photo: Dr. Ivany STHUniversity of St. Thomas President Dr. Robert Ivany served as commencement speaker at St. Thomas High School in Houston on May 19. Both the University and the high school were founded by priests of the Congregation of St. Basil.

May 25, 2012  Casarez Named to be Crime Lab Board Member
Photo: Nicole CasarezMayor Annise Parker named Nicole Casarez, University of St. Thomas professor of communication, to be a founding member of the Board of Directors for the proposed Houston Forensic Science Local Government Corporation, which will oversee the new crime lab the city is forming to be independent from the Houston Police Department.

May 24, 2012  UST Remembers Father Thomas Patrick Warden
Photo: Fr Thomas Patrick WardenFather Thomas Patrick (Pat) Warden, C.S.B., died Monday, May 21, 2012. He was eighty years old, born in Houston, Texas on November 23 1931.

May 21, 2012  UST Liberal Arts Mom Goes for Her Goals
Photo: Dinorah FloresDinorah Flores, an international student in the Master in Liberal Arts program at the University of St. Thomas, thought getting her degree in art history would be just a new experience. Much to her surprise, she exceeded her goals and became an inspiration, in education and faith, to her children.

May 17, 2012  First MAFC Grads Embody Faithful Citizenship
Photo: First MAFC GraduatesNearly two years after the first students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Faith and Culture program at the University of St. Thomas, six students from the first cohort graduated on May 12.


May 17, 2012  UST Drama Professor Wows Festival With ‘Curve’
Photo: Sam Havens“Curve,” a play written by Sam Havens, is one of six finalists, out of nearly 200 plays, selected for Dayton Playhouse's FutureFest this July in Dayton, Ohio.

May 14, 2012  Enroll in UST Music Composition Summer Camp
Graphic: Music NotesNeed something musically stimulating this summer? Sign up for the week-long Music Composition Camp. The camp is 9 a.m. to noon daily on June 4-8 in Cullen Hall on the University of St. Thomas campus.

May 11, 2012  Basketball Tryouts May 26
Basketball Tryouts May 26The University of St Thomas men’s basketball program will host an open tryout at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 26 at the Jerabeck Activity and Athletic Center on the UST campus.

May 10, 2012  New Master’s in Finance Offered in Fall 2013
Logo: Cameron School of BusinessThe University of St. Thomas will offer a Master of Science in Finance, beginning in fall 2013, and the Cameron School of Business will be one of only two schools in Houston that offers an MSF program. The program is designed to facilitate working professionals in the field of finance.

May 09, 2012  UST Athletics Seeks Volleyball Head Coach
Photo: VolleyballThe University of St. Thomas seeks an experienced candidate for volleyball head coach.

May 07, 2012  St. Thomas Students Continue to ‘Go Green’
Photo: 2012 Recycle Mania LogoThe University of St. Thomas placed fourth in the state of Texas for the Waste Minimization category of Recyclemania 2012. Led by UST’s Environmentally Concerned Organization of Students, the University has taken steps to reduce waste and make the campus more environmentally friendly.

May 02, 2012  Domenic D’Ettore Earns Doctorate in Philosophy
Phioto: Dominic D’EttoreDomenic D’Ettore, a doctoral candidate in the University of St. Thomas Center for Thomistic Studies program, publicly defended his dissertation on April 23 before the University community and his dissertation board.

May 02, 2012  First Nursing Class Receives Scholarships
Photo: Nursing studentEvery member of the first class of the University of St. Thomas School of Nursing received a scholarship, thanks to the generosity of many donors. Nearly $200,000 was awarded to 32 nursing students, with most awards at $5,000 or more. The scholarship recipients will begin their nursing studies on May 29, 2012, a date that marks the official reopening of the UST School of Nursing.


Apr 30, 2012  International Studies Students Present Research at Conference
Photo: International Studies StudentsThirteen international studies and international development majors from UST presented their senior thesis research at the April 7 annual meeting of the Southwest International Studies Association (SISA) held in conjunction with the Southwest Social Science Association.

Apr 30, 2012  Piccininni Appointed Dean of University Libraries
Photo: Jim PiccininniJim Piccininni has been appointed Dean of University Libraries following the recent merger of the Doherty Library on the UST Montrose campus and the Beran Library on the campus of St. Mary’s Seminary. This merger has already yielded cost reductions and service efficiencies.

Apr 30, 2012  Wilbratte Returns to Cameron School as Interim Dean
Photo: Dr. Barry WilbratteDr. Barry Wilbratte has returned to the UST Cameron School of Business as interim dean until a national search yields a permanent dean for the school. Wilbratte has spent more than half his life teaching at St. Thomas. He is replacing Dr. Bahman Mirshab who served as dean from 2006 to 2012.

Apr 27, 2012  Alumni Taco Tasting Raises $20,000 in Scholarship Funds
Alumni Taco Tasting Raises $20,000 in Scholarship FundsThe University of St. Thomas Alumni Association raised more than $20,000 for continuing student scholarships at the inaugural “Two Saints and a Taco Tasting,” held April 19 at Saint Arnold Brewery.

Apr 27, 2012  MAFC Graduate Integrates Faith and Theater
MAFC Graduate Integrates Faith and TheaterFor eight years in Houston and Los Angeles, Sara Kumar worked as an electrical engineer by day and a theater artist, writer and director by night. In 2010, Kumar stumbled across the University of St. Thomas Center for Faith and Culture website and flew to Houston that weekend for a visit.

Apr 26, 2012  Thomistic Studies Students Present in the U.S, Abroad
Photo: Daniel De HaanThe spring semester has been a busy one for the students of the Center for Thomistic Studies. In March alone, students at the Center attended seven conferences and symposia and delivered six papers, and philosophy conference presentations will continue through the summer.

Apr 24, 2012  Dr. Balderas Presents Microfinance Conference at El Centro Fox
Photo: Dr Uleses BalderasDr. Ulyses Balderas, assistant professor of International Studies and director of the study abroad program, will present a microfinance seminar April 27-28 at El Centro Fox in San Cristobal, Guanajuato, Mexico.

Apr 24, 2012  Students Attend Harvard Social Enterprise Conference
Photo: Elena Petre and Alison SolisFreshmen students Elena Petre and Alison Solis represented the UST Social Entrepreneurship Program at the 13th annual Harvard Social Enterprise Conference in Boston, Mass. in February, one of the world’s premiere social enterprise summits recognized by Forbes, the World Economic Forum and the Clinton Global Initiative.

Apr 19, 2012  UST Student Elizabeth Elliott to Present at Philosophy Conference
Photo: Elizabeth ElliotElizabeth Elliott will represent the University of St. Thomas as she presents her article, "Curing Society of Impiety: Plato's Pivotal Argument for the Existence of God,” at the 16th annual philosophy conference at Pacific University on April 20 in Forest Grove, Oregon.

Apr 18, 2012  Panel Discusses Threats to Religious Freedom
Photo: Cardinal DiNardoIn conjunction with the Office of the President, the University of St. Thomas Center for Faith and Culture hosted a panel discussion on April 12, about religious freedom – it’s place within our Constitution, current threats to it and how best to respond to these threats within a Catholic context.

Apr 17, 2012  UST School of Nursing Partners with AORN’s Periop 101 Program
Graphic: UST StarThe University of St. Thomas School of Nursing has partnered with the American Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) for a pilot program granting UST nursing students access to Periop 101 online learning modules.

Apr 16, 2012  Mock Trial Team Members Recognized at Championship
Photo: Mock Trial TeamThe University of St. Thomas Mock Trial team returned from the American Mock Trial Association Opening Round Championship held in Memphis with their heads held high.

Apr 13, 2012  Dr. Randall Smith to Deliver Paper on Decalogue
Photo: Randall SmithDr. Randall Smith, University of St. Thomas associate professor of moral theology, will deliver a paper on the Decalogue at a conference held April 16-17, at Trinity College, Oxford, England.

Apr 10, 2012  Be Informed with the Star View
Star View Issue 13 No.7This issue of the the Star View features the 201 Research Symposium, Graduation venue dates and times, $2.5 Million Pledge Funds Raye White Scholars, Spring Course Evaluations, Religious Freedom panel discussion, French Professor Madame Legullon Dies at Age 88 and theUSTfine Arts and Drama  Department's rendition of William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night."

Apr 10, 2012  UST Accounting Volunteers Offer Free Tax Preparation
Graphic: Tax PreparationThe University of St. Thomas Center for Income Tax Assistance will provide last-minute free income tax assistance on the UST campus at 4-8 p.m. this Friday, April 13, in the Welder Hall Basilian Room. No appointment is necessary.

Apr 10, 2012  10 Myths About Living On Campus
Graphic: Top 10 MythsLiving on campus has certainly changed over the years. Today, St. Thomas students enjoy living in residence halls that are clean and safe, foster a sense of community with an active student life, and are convenient for classes. Read more as students debunk 10 myths about living on campus.

Apr 03, 2012  Jensen’s Book to Appear on “Private Practice”
Jensen’s Book to Appear on “Private Practice”Dr. Stephen Jensen’s recent book, The Ethics of Organ Transplantation, has been included in the filming of an upcoming episode of ABC’s show “Private Practice,” a spin-off from their original hit “Grey’s Anatomy.”

Apr 02, 2012  International Development Student Accepts Leadership in Action Award
International Development Student Accepts Leadership in Action AwardSophomore international development major Sheila George accepted Leadership Houston’s “Leadership in Action Award” on behalf of the World Affairs Council Houston, during a luncheon on March 7. She designed the WACH’s Global Houston website that won the International category.

Mar 30, 2012  Lowery Chosen as Featured Poet for Poetry Reading
Dr. Janet Lowery, University of St. Thomas professor and Cullen Chair of English and Creative Writing, has been chosen as a featured poet at the Houston Public Library’s Spring Public Poetry reading.Dr. Janet Lowery, University of St. Thomas professor and Cullen Chair of English and Creative Writing, has been chosen as a featured poet at the Houston Public Library’s Spring Public Poetry reading. The event will take place at 2 p.m. on April 7 at the Julia Ideson Building, across from the Central Branch Library, 500 McKinney, 77002.

Mar 30, 2012  Special Topics Course Uses GIS to Study Election Strategy
Special Topics Course Uses GIS to Study Election StrategyThe University of St. Thomas Political Science Department and Environmental Science and Studies Department continue their teaching collaboration in fall 2012 to offer a special topics class titled, “Know Your Constituency: GIS and the 2012 Elections.”

Mar 30, 2012  Observe Holy Week with Early Morning Tenebrae Prayer
Observe Holy Week with Early Morning Tenebrae PrayerObserve the last three days of Holy Week with the early morning prayer service, Tenebrae, at 6 a.m. on Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday in the Chapel of St. Basil, hosted by the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist.

Mar 30, 2012  Celts Sign Bellaire’s Creely for Women’s Volleyball
Celts Sign Bellaire’s Creely for Women’s VolleyballThe University of St. Thomas signed Reagan Creely of Bellaire High School for the Women’s Volleyball team, according to Head Women’s Volleyball Coach Trent Herman in an announcement on March 29.

Mar 30, 2012  Walk the Way of the Cross on Good Friday
Walk the Way of the Cross on Good FridaySpend the morning of Good Friday in a reflective procession from the UST’s Chapel of St. Basil to the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. The Way of the Cross, hosted by the University of St. Thomas and Communion and Liberation, will begin at 10:15 a.m. on Friday, April 6 in front of the Chapel of St. Basil, 3802 Yoakum.

Mar 26, 2012  French Professor Leguillon Dies at 88
Photo: Dr. Rolande LeguillonLongtime University of St. Thomas faculty member, Dr. Rolande Leguillon, professor emerita of French, passed away on Saturday, March 17, just two weeks after celebrating her 88th birthday.

Mar 26, 2012  Dr. Virginia Bernhard Publishes Seventh Book
Photo: Dr. Virginia BernhardDr. Virginia Bernhard, University of St. Thomas professor emerita of history, has published her seventh book titled, A Tale of Two Colonies: What Really Happened in Virginia and Bermuda. It is currently available from the University of Missouri Press.

Mar 22, 2012  Lalo de Pilar Joins Music Preparatory School
Photo: Lalo de PilarThe University of St. Thomas Music Preparatory School added internationally acclaimed flamenco guitarist Lalo de Pilar to its rank of world class instructors.
 

Mar 21, 2012  3 STEM Students to Present Papers at ACS Meeting
Graphic: ACS LogoThe University of St. Thomas will send 12 undergraduate students majoring in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields and two faculty members to San Diego, Calif. to attend the 243rd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society on March 24.


Mar 21, 2012  Students Build Friendships Through Best Buddies
Graphic: Best Buddies LogoDo you want to make a difference in someone’s life? Twenty-nine
students from the University of St. Thomas do just that every week
through their involvement with Best Buddies.

Mar 20, 2012  Virtual Tour, Live Chat Brings College Fair to You
Photo: Virtual Tour LiveUniversity of St. Thomas’ Office of Admissions will participate in College Week Live on Wednesday and Thursday, March 21-22. This college fair is unique because it features a virtual booth.

Mar 20, 2012  Stay Up-to-Date with the Star View
Graphic: StarVew 13 Issue 6This issue of the Star View features Students Build Friendships through Best Buddies, B.K. Smith Lecture, Way of the Cross, Easter Liturgical Schedule, Texas Job Fair Faculty Excellence Workshop and Dr. Robert LeBlanc Honored by Klein ISD. 

Mar 19, 2012  Alumni Taco Tasting to Raise Scholarship Funds
“Two Saints and a Taco Tasting” to Raise Scholarship FundsThe inaugural University of St. Thomas “Two Saints and a Taco Tasting” event, hosted by the Alumni Association will feature tacos from some of Houston’s most popular restaurants and the full line up from Texas’ oldest craft brewery, at 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 at Saint Arnold Brewery, 2000 Lyons Ave., Houston, Texas.

Mar 19, 2012  Dr. Rogelio Garcia-Contreras Speaks at Whole Foods Market’s Evening of Global Awareness
Dr. Rogelio Garcia-Contreras Speaks at Whole Foods Market’s Evening of Global AwarenessDr. Rogelio Garcia-Contreras, University of St. Thomas professor of International Studies, is presenting a lecture on microcredit and microloans worldwide from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 22 at Whole Foods Market as part of an Evening of Global Awareness.

Mar 16, 2012  Alumni Talk Business at CSB Alumni Week
Photo: Aileen McCormick, CEO of West Region at AmerigroupThe University of St. Thomas hosted the 4th annual Cameron School of Business Alumni Week on March 5-10. CSB alumni returned to campus to speak to classes, and alumna Aileen McCormick, CEO of West Region at Amerigroup, presented the keynote address during a luncheon on March 7.

Mar 15, 2012  Art Show & Sale to Benefit Franciscan Sisters
Photo: Sister's PaintingSister Mary Roberta Connors, FSE, a member of the UST Board of Directors and a staff member at UST Campus Ministry, is also a graphic artist with a background in fine art.

Mar 15, 2012  Dr. Lisa Mundey Publishes Book on American Militarism
Photo: Dr. Lisa Mundey BookDr. Lisa Mundey, UST assistant professor of history, has written a book titled American Militarism and Anti-Militarism in Popular Media, 1945-1970. The work was published in February by McFarland Publishers.

Mar 14, 2012  Learn More and Take Action Against the HHS Mandate
Graphic: HHS MandateThe recently announced Health and Human Services (HHS) Mandate is a serious assault on religious liberty and freedom of conscience, according to Fr. Donald Nesti, CSSp, director of the University of St. Thomas Center for Faith and Culture.

Mar 14, 2012  PhD Student Gives Philosophy Paper in Munich
Photo: Daniel DeHaanDaniel DeHaan, a doctoral candidate at the University of St. Thomas Center for Thomistic Studies was awarded a place at a summer graduate seminar sponsored by the Munich School of Philosophy.

Mar 12, 2012  Men’s Golf Competes in South Padre Tourney
Ryan LyonsThe St. Thomas Men’s Golf Team saw its first tournament action of the spring semester on Feb. 19-20 at South Padre Island Golf Club. The Senator Eddie Lucio Invitational was hosted by conference rival University of Texas at Brownsville. The Celts shot a yearly low round of 297 to tie for 2nd place in the first round.

Mar 12, 2012  Men’s Golf’s Camilli Finishes 6th in UMHB Tourney
A.J. SkibaThree individuals from the St. Thomas Men’s Golf team traveled to Temple, Texas on Feb. 27-28 to take part in the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Spring Invitational.

Mar 12, 2012  Men’s Golf Competes Against Top NAIA Foes in Dallas
Zach CabraThe St. Thomas Men’s Golf team traveled to Dallas on March 5-6 to compete in Northwood University’s Wyndham Spring Invitational. The event was hosted at TPC Las Colinas, a course that is home to the PGA Tour’s Byron Nelson Classic.

Mar 12, 2012  Women’s Golf Competes in First Tournament
Women’s Golf Competes in First TournamentThe St. Thomas Women’s Golf team competed in its first-ever tournament on Feb. 13 and 14. The Lady Celts teed up at the Jack Brown Memorial Tournament hosted by Texas A&M International University at Laredo Country Club.

Mar 12, 2012  Women’s Golf Competes in Spring Tournament
Women’s Golf Competes in Spring TournamentThe St. Thomas Women’s Golf team competed in its second tournament of the year on Feb. 26-27 at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor’s Lady Cru Invitational.

Mar 12, 2012  Vietnamese Students, Parents Learn About UST
Photo: Vietnamese StudentsFor the close-knit Vietnamese community in Houston, having a chance to visit with University of St. Thomas faculty, alumni and students who share their culture can make prospective students more comfortable with the admissions process.

Mar 12, 2012  Dr. Robert LeBlanc Honored by Klein ISD
Photo: Dr Robert LeBlancDr. Robert LeBlanc, associate professor in the UST School of Education, has been chosen by the Klein ISD Education Foundation as the sixth recipient of the Donald R. Collins Distinguished Klein Educator Award.

Mar 12, 2012  Music Preparatory School Hosts Summer Camps
Graphic: MusicThe University of St. Thomas Music Preparatory School is offering six music camps for grades Pre-K through 12 this summer.

Mar 07, 2012  Men’s Basketball Finishes First Winning Season
Photos: Men's Basketball SeasonThe University of St. Thomas Men’s Basketball team completed its third season with an 18-13 record; it was the Celts first winning season in their short history. St. Thomas has improved every season, going 10-15 and 13-14 in the first two years.

Mar 06, 2012  St. Martin de Porres Society Provides Volunteer Tutoring Services
Graphic: St. Martin de PorresEducation is the key to success within the African-American community. With this in mind, the University of St. Thomas’ St. Martin de Porres Society has partnered with St. Mary of the Purification Montessori School to develop a tutoring program that will encourage young students to be enthusiastic about academics.

Mar 06, 2012  Music Hosts Chanticleer Master Class
Photo: Chanticleer Master ClassThe UST Music Department will host a master class with Grammy Award-winning vocal group Chanticleer, sponsored by the Houston Friends of Chamber Music on Wednesday, March 7 at 1-2 p.m. in Cullen Hall.

Mar 01, 2012  Celts Defeat Paul Quinn College on Senior Night
Anthony MedinaThe University of St. Thomas Men’s basketball team defeated Paul Quinn College 72-43 in their final regular season game and Senior Night on Feb. 29.

Feb 28, 2012  Submit Commencement Speaker Applications by March 19th
Photo: Graduation Student SpeakerAs the excitement of graduation approaches, the search for the next student commencement speaker is in progress. Serving as commencement speaker is a unique opportunity to share your experience and leave your mark on the University of St. Thomas.

Feb 28, 2012  VITA Offers Free tax Preparations
Graphic: TaxesDozens of University of St. Thomas accounting students and alumni will provide free income tax filing assistance on Saturdays through April 14.

Feb 28, 2012  Support “Conscience” Act Opposing HHS Mandate
Star LogoAmericans of faith today face a major crisis and a unique opportunity. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a mandate, the Patient Protective and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requiring Catholic universities and other institutions to provide sterilization, abortifacients and contraception services that Catholics and many people of faith believe violates our constitutional religious liberty.

Feb 27, 2012  Stay Up-to-Date with the Star View
Graphic: StarVew 13 Issue 5This issue of the Star View features UST Drama Alumnus Brings "SMASH: Make a Musical" to Houston, Graduation Filing Deadline, Mock Trial Team Advances to Championship, The Lenten Lecture Series, Environmental Week, HHS Mandate lectures and Online Tutoring.

Feb 27, 2012  Music Preparatory School Students Advance to State Competition
Photo: PianoTwo students from the University of St. Thomas Music Preparatory School have qualified to advance to state-level competitions.
Caleb Kroll, a High School for the Visual and Performing Arts freshman, won the 9-10 grade piano division of the Texas Music Teacher’s Association competition on January 21.

Feb 27, 2012  Pope Names Alumnus Sheltz as Auxiliary Bishop of Galveston-Houston
Photo: SheltzPope Benedict XVI has named UST alumnus Monsignor George A. Sheltz ’71, as the new auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.


Feb 21, 2012  Black History Month Play Raises Money for Scholarships
St. Martin de Porres Society of the University of St. ThomasThe St. Martin de Porres Society of the University of St. Thomas hosted the 3rd Annual Black History Month Event with a play, "The Ballad of Emmett Till," and reception held Feb. 9 at the Ensemble Theater.

Feb 21, 2012  Pope Names Alumnus Sheltz as Auxiliary Bishop of Galveston-Houston
UST alumnus Monsignor George A. Sheltz ’71Pope Benedict XVI has named UST alumnus Monsignor George A. Sheltz ’71, as the new auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

Feb 21, 2012  Masters Program for Principals Combines Business & Education
The University will offer a new graduate degree program that awards a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Educational Administration, designed for aspiring principals in the HousThe University will offer a new graduate degree program that awards a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Educational Administration, designed for aspiring principals in the Houston Independent School District.

Feb 20, 2012  Mosaics of Faith Conference to Examine the Czech Experience
Graphic: Mosaics of FaithThe University of St. Thomas Center for International Studies Department will host the fourth annual Mosaics of Faith Conference: The Czech Experience Concert from Feb. 28-29 on the UST campus, with a panel discussion on 7 p.m. on Wednesday Feb. 29 in Ahern Room, Crooker Center.

Feb 17, 2012  Mock Trial Team Advances To Championship Series
Photo: Mock Trial Team 2012The University of St. Thomas Mock Trial team will compete next month in the Opening Round Championship Series after winning a regional tournament in early February.

Feb 16, 2012  Student’s Human Trafficking Efforts Garner Spotlight
Photo: Play Six Shots To FreedomHannah Foshee is an amateur writer and a certified self-defense instructor who can disarm a knife-wielding assailant, and she uses both skills in her campaign against sex trafficking in Houston.

Feb 14, 2012  Lady Celts Drop Two On the Road
Gaby GuzmanThe University of St. Thomas women’s basketball team lost two consecutive games on the road, bested by Bacone College and Jarvis Christian College.

Feb 13, 2012  Stay Up-to-Date with the Star View
Graphic: Star View Vol 13 Issue 4This issue of the the Star View features Transfer Student Stefani Rush, Homecoming Milestone, Dr Tcshirch Named Dean of Nursing School, Essay Contest inners Announced, Business School Diversty and President's Day of Service. 

Feb 13, 2012  “Get Real Barbie” Project Promotes Eating Disorder Awareness
Photo: The Get Real Barbie ProjectOn February 23 at the Campus Health Fair the UST Center for Counseling and Disability Services will hold the “Get Real Barbie” project showcasing a life size image of Barbie on butcher paper.

Feb 13, 2012  Cheers to Ending Poverty
Graphic: Social Entrepreneurship Program LogoSpend your Friday night having a great time with friends, while helping to end poverty in Africa. Join the University of St. Thomas Social Entrepreneurship Program from 7:30 – 9 p.m. on Friday, March 9 at Little Woodrow’s in Midtown.

Feb 13, 2012  William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies Celebrates New Residence, Ninth Anniversary
Graphic: The William J. Flynn Center for Irish StudiesMore than 100 guests attended the official opening of the new residence of the William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies and the celebration of the ninth anniversary of its inauguration on Tuesday, Jan. 24.
 

Feb 13, 2012  The Bottom of the Cup Premieres at UST
Graphic: Bottom fo the CupParadisius Dei, an organization of lay Catholics dedicated to finding God in the midst of everyday life, has brought a pilot program titled the Bottom of The Cup to the University of St. Thomas campus this Lent.

Feb 09, 2012  Lady Celts Show Improvement In Loss To Texas Wesleyan
Hershiira Boone-RodgersThe University of St. Thomas women’s basketball team lost to Texas Wesleyan University 55-44.

Feb 07, 2012  Lady Celts Lose To Our Lady of the Lake
Gabby GuzmanThe University of St. Thomas women’s basketball team suffered a 97-49 loss to Our Lady of the Lake University on Saturday.

Feb 03, 2012  UST Education Professor earns CUA Basketball Hall of Fame Berth
Photo: Dr. Jim LeBuffeDr. Jim LeBuffe, assistant visiting professor in the UST School of Education graduate program, was inducted on Jan. 28 into the Catholic University of America Hall of Fame for his years playing basketball.


Feb 03, 2012  UST Lecture Explores St. Edith Stein’s Philosophy
Photo: Edith SteinThe intellectual legacy of the one of the Catholic Church’s most fascinating 20th century saints – the philosopher and Holocaust martyr Edith Stein – will be the focus of a Feb. 28 lecture at the University of St. Thomas.

Feb 03, 2012  Tschirch Named School of Nursing Dean at UST
Photo: Dr. Poldi TschirchDr. Poldi Tschirch, RN, BC, director of Nursing Program Development at the University of St. Thomas, was named dean of the School of Nursing on Jan. 26. Tschirch holds the Carol and Odis Peavy Endowed Chair in Nursing.
 

Feb 03, 2012  Aquila Joins Board of Directors for Crossroads Cultural Center
Photo: Dr. Dominic AquilaDr. Dominic Aquila, vice president of Academic Affairs at the University of St. Thomas, has accepted an invitation to join the National Board of Directors for the Crossroads Cultural Center.

Feb 02, 2012  Ulmer Joins Admissions Team as Transfer Coordinator
Photo: Jerricia UlmerThe University of St. Thomas Admissions Team recently welcomed Jerricia Ulmer to their ranks as the new Transfer Admissions Coordinator.

Feb 02, 2012  UST Seeking New Resident Assistants for 2012-13
Resident assistants play an essential role in the campus life of the University and UST is casting a wider net as it recruits a new batch of students to assume this leadership role.

Feb 01, 2012  Lady Celts Lose To Nationally-Ranked Team
Hershiira Boone-RodgersThe University of St. Thomas women’s basketball team lost to Langston University 88-43 on Monday.

Feb 01, 2012  Celts Come From Behind To Beat Langston
Derick DudleyThe University of St. Thomas men’s basketball team earned a hard-fought win against Langston University on Monday, 51-47.

Jan 31, 2012  Stay Up-to-Date with the Star View
Graphic: Star View Vol 13 Issue 3This issue of the Star View features the success of a first generation college student, the upcoming Emergency Notification Test, Hittinger Named to Pontifical Academy, A Traditional Irish Concert and UST Seeking New RAs for 3012-2013.

Jan 31, 2012  Mardi Gras 2012 Honors Archbishop Miller
Photo: ArchBishop Michael MillerFat Tuesday, February 21 is the night to “Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler” at the 62nd annual University of St. Thomas Mardi Gras Gala! This year, UST proudly honors, the Most Rev. J. Michael Miller, CSB, archbishop of Vancouver and a former University President. Kelli Kickerillo ’03 and Phyllis Mandola are chairs of the event.

Jan 30, 2012  Celts Crush University of the Southwest, 80-40
Jeremy LewisThe University of St. Thomas men’s basketball team beat University of the Southwest 80-40. Senior Jeremy Lewis led the Celts in scoring with 20 points. Junior Travis Lampley chipped in 9 rebounds and 11 assists. All 11 players who played for UST scored.

Jan 27, 2012  Lady Celts Earn First Win Of 2012
Gaby GuzmanThe University of St. Thomas women's basketball team beat the University of the Southwest on Thursday night 88-81.

Jan 25, 2012  Celts Beat Southwestern Assemblies of God, 76-58
Derick DudleyThe University of St. Thomas Men’s basketball team defeated Southwestern Assemblies of God University 76-68 Monday night in Houston.

Jan 24, 2012  Lady Celts Fall At Home to Assemblies of God
Hershiira Boone-RodgersThe University of St. Thomas women’s basketball team lost to Southwestern Assemblies of God University on Monday night, 54-46.

Jan 23, 2012  Lady Celts Lose Seventh Consecutive Game
Ellie BowersFreshman Ellie Bowers led the team in scoring with 11 points. Emily Sebo, Gaby Guzman and Brooklyn McCall added eight points each.

Jan 23, 2012  UST Professor Named to Pontifical Academy
Photo: Dr. John HittingerUniversity of St. Thomas philosophy professor Dr. John Hittinger was appointed recently to the Vatican-based Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas.

Jan 19, 2012  Network Alters Broadcast Schedule for Women’s Basketball Games
Network Alters Broadcast Schedule for Women’s Basketball GamesDue to unforeseen circumstances the Premier Sports Network has made the following changes to its broadcast schedule for University of St. Thomas women’s basketball.

Jan 18, 2012  Stay Up-to-Date with the Star View
Graphic: StarVew 13 Issue 2This issue of the Star View features UST Junior Brittany Garza and her fundraising efforts fr a Peruvian Orphanage, Welcome Week Activities, The Lenten Lecture Series, the Monaghan Organ Recital, Irish Studies Open House and much more.

Jan 18, 2012  UST Offers Courses at St. Mary’s Catholic Center in College Station
Fr Bill KellyThe Rev. David Konderla, pastor at St. Mary’s Catholic Center in College Station, has invited the University of St. Thomas to provide for-credit courses for the students affiliated with the Center beginning this semester.

Jan 18, 2012  Lady Celts Fall Short Against Paul Quinn College
Ellie BowersThe University of St. Thomas women’s basketball team lost to Paul Quinn College Monday afternoon 59-48. The Lady Celts struggled to find the range, making just 20 out of 74 shots. Ellie Bowers led the team with 13 points, a season high.

Jan 17, 2012  UST Defeats Jarvis Christian, 88-59
Jeremy LewisThe University of St. Thomas Men’s basketball team defeated Jarvis Christian College 88-59 Saturday in Houston. The Celts led 48-21 at the half and the Jarvis Bulldogs could not come within 20 points through the rest of the game.

Jan 17, 2012  Lady Celts Lose to Jarvis Christian
Abrielle DavisThe University of St. Thomas Women’s basketball team lost to Jarvis Christian College 59-32 on Saturday. UST was led in scoring by Aujanee Armstrong and Abrielle Davis, both with eight points.

Jan 12, 2012  Vote for the NAIA Men's Basketball Tournament 75th Anniversary Team Ballot
NAIA Releases Top 75 Moments CountdownCollege Basketball’s Toughest Tournament will celebrate its 75th anniversary when the Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship tips-off in Kansas City, Mo., at historic Municipal Auditorium, March 14-20, 2012. To countdown to the official celebration, the NAIA will roll out one top tournament moment each day leading up to March 14.

Jan 11, 2012  Lady Celts Lose To Wiley College
Aujanee ArmstrongThe University of St. Thomas Women’s Basketball team fell to Wiley College Monday night 104-77. The defeat drops the Lady Celts to 5-8 for the season and 3-5 in Red River Conference play.

Jan 09, 2012  Celts Lose to LSU-Shreveport
Travis LampleyThe University of St. Thomas Men’s Basketball team lost to LSU-Shreveport 69-65 at the Saturday afternoon game in Houston.

Jan 09, 2012  Lady Celts Fall To LSU-Shreveport
Hershiira Boone-RodgersThe University of St. Thomas Women’s Basketball team lost 72-47 to LSU-Shreveport at Saturday’s game in Houston. The loss leaves the Lady Celts with a 5-7 record overall and 3-4 in conference play.

Jan 06, 2012  Dini Appointed Interim VP of Institutional Advancement
Dick DiniExperienced fundraising consultant Dick Dini was appointed as the Interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement, effective Jan. 13. Dini, who founded Dini Partners in 1970, has served as a consultant for the University for two years, and is familiar with the University’s fundraising efforts.

Jan 05, 2012  Encore Performance of John Paul II’s Jeweler’s Shop
Photo:  John Paul II’s Jeweler’s ShopLast semester, The John Paul II Forum sponsored a production of The Jeweler's Shop, Pope John Paul II's great play about love and marriage.

Jan 03, 2012  Celts Fall to OLLU Friday at Home
Jeremy LewisThe University of St. Thomas Men’s Basketball team was defeated by Our Lady of the Lake University 92-78 Friday night in Houston. UST was led by Jeremy Lewis with 15 points, and Marco Cooper led OLLU with 22 points and 12 rebounds.

Dec 22, 2011  Raye White gives $500,000 to Center for Faith and Culture
Raye White gives $500,000 to Center for Faith and CultureThe University of St. Thomas Center for Faith and Culture received a $500,000 gift from Raye White on Oct. 3. The gift will support the Center’s mission to form community leaders who understand and effect the relationship between the worldview of Catholic faith and culture.

Dec 20, 2011  Celts Win 5th Conference Game Against Texas Wesleyan
Celts Win 5th Conference Game Against Texas WesleyanThe St. Thomas Men's Basketball team won handily against the No. 7 ranked Texas Wesleyan University Rams 79-58.

Dec 20, 2011  Women’s Basketball falls to Texas Wesleyan
Women’s Basketball falls to Texas WesleyanThe University of St. Thomas Women's Basketball team fell to Texas Wesleyan University 76-62 on Saturday.

Dec 19, 2011  Men’s Basketball Defeats Bacone
Caleb WilliamsThe St. Thomas Men’s Basketball team defeated Bacone College at home on Wednesday; the final score was 85-69. The Celts led 52-23 at the half before BC chipped away in the second half.

Dec 15, 2011  Women’s Basketball Defeats Bacone
Women’s Basketball Defeats BaconeThe UST Women’s Basketball team continued their stretch of solid play by defeating the Bacone College Warriors 65-62 on Dec. 14 at the Jerabeck Activity and Athletic Center. With the win, the Celts improved to 5-4 overall and 3-2 in Red River Conference play.

Dec 14, 2011  Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation
Graphic: Salt + Light LogoSalt and Light Catholic Media Foundation is a charitable organization devoted to spreading the light of Christ through modern and mass media -- television, internet, radio, documentaries and other forms of social communication.

Dec 14, 2011  UST Sponsors Olympic Marathon Trials
Graphic: Olympic Marathon TrialsThe University of St. Thomas will sponsor the United States Olympic Trials Marathon, which will take place in Downtown Houston on Jan. 14, one day before the Chevron Houston Marathon.

Dec 09, 2011  UST Chair of Board Kicks off Capital Campaign with Donation
Chair Michele MalloyLaunching early fundraising efforts for the University of St. Thomas’ next capital campaign, Board of Directors Chair Michele Malloy planted a seed for giving at the board’s annual meeting last June with a challenge: “I am my father’s daughter and I am pledging $750,000. What are you going to do?”

Dec 09, 2011  Meet the Capital Campaign Chair David Harvey
Meet the Capital Campaign Chair David Harvey“These are exciting times for the University of St. Thomas to emerge and be recognized for its many great programs, people and accomplishments,” David Harvey, chair of the University of St. Thomas Capital Campaign, said. “Great things are happening at the University, and we are privileged to be a part of it.”

Dec 05, 2011  Lady Celts Basketball Falls to OLLU
Emily SeboThe University of St. Thomas Women’s Basketball team lost to Our Lady of the Lake University 76-67 on Dec. 3 in Houston.

Dec 02, 2011  Lady Celts Defeat Huston-Tillotson
Hershiira Boone-RodgersThe University of St. Thomas Lady Celts basketball team defeated Huston-Tillotson 85-67 at home on Dec. 1. St. Thomas was led by Hershiira Boone-Rodgers with 18 points and 8 assists.

Dec 02, 2011  Celts Defeat Huston-Tillotson
Travis LampleyThe University of St. Thomas Men’s basketball team defeated Huston-Tillotson University 78-65 on Dec. 1 at the Jerabeck Activity and Athletic Center. St. Thomas led 33-32 at half before slowly extending the lead to 14 points late in the second half.

Dec 02, 2011  PSN Adjusts Broadcast Schedule for UST Women’s Basketball
PSN Adjusts Broadcast Schedule for UST Women’s BasketballThe Premier Sports Network has made the following changes to its broadcast schedule. It will broadcast the Lady Celts’ Feb. 23 game against Texas College and the Feb. 29 game against Paul Quinn.

Nov 30, 2011  Inaugural Fundraiser Celebrates Faithful Citizenship
Inaugural Fundraiser Celebrates Faithful CitizenshipOn October 3rd, 2011, the CFC held their inaugural Faithful Citizenship Dinner and Lecture. The event provided companionship and intellectual stimulation for a noteworthy guest list all while raising just under $120,000 to help the CFC fund various activities.

Nov 30, 2011  Parish Advocacy Program Continues to Develop
With the help of pilot participants, the CFC is developing a program to help parishioners live as faithful citizens.

Nov 30, 2011  Prominent Catholic Voice Speaks on Religious Freedom
John L. Allen, Jr., senior correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter and Vatican Analyst for CNN, speaks on behalf of the Center for Faith &Culture discussing 21st century challenges facing the Catholic Church. WATCH the video at the link above.

Nov 30, 2011  Nominate Students for 2012 Mardi Gras King and Queen
Nominate Students for 2012 Mardi Gras King and QueenThe University of St. Thomas is accepting nominations for the 2012 Mardi Gras King and Queen. The students should preferably be a scholarship recipient or have made significant contributions to the University as a student, and have a record of representing the University with the values of a leader of faith and character.

Nov 30, 2011  Tschirch Receives Texas Nurses Association Award for New Program
Tschirch Receives Texas Nurses Association Award for New ProgramDr. Poldi Tschirch, RN, BC, UST’s director of Nursing Program Development, received the 2011 President’s Award from the Texas Nurses Association, District 9 on Nov. 10. The TNA District 9 Board of Directors annually recognizes a Houston area individual who has provided exemplary support to nurses in our community with the award.

Nov 28, 2011  Stay Up-to-Date with the Star View
Graphic: Star View Vol 12 Issue 9This issue of the the Star View features Nursing Program Receives Accreditation, Social Entrepreneurship Program Shopping Night, UST Volleyball, Soccer Teams Finish 3rd Place and Evaluate Fall Courses.

Nov 28, 2011  Lady Celts Win First Game, Finish 2-0 in PSN Sports Challenge
Emily SeboThe UST Women’s Basketball team defeated Dallas Christian College and won their first game in program history on Friday, Nov. 18, 70-37. The game opened up the inaugural PSN Sports Challenge in Jerabeck Athletic Center, which featured UST, Dallas Christian College, Our Lady of the Lake University, St. Gregory’s University and Southern University-New Orleans.

Nov 28, 2011  Lady Celts On a Roll, Capture Third Straight Win
Amber Arceneaux-FrancisThe UST Women’s Basketball team improved to 3-3 on the season by defeating the University of the Southwest Lady Mustangs 97-78 on Nov. 26 in Hobbs, New Mexico.

Nov 21, 2011  2011 Faithful Citizen Award Winner
Mr. Joe Tortorice Jr., the 2011 Faithful Citizen Award Winner, grew up in the food business, helping his father Joe Sr. in the family’s neighborhood grocery store in Beaumont, Texas. At the age of 28, Joe and several friends opened their own sandwich and soup shop and called it Jason’s Deli.

Nov 18, 2011  Stockton Lectures at Taiwan’s Wenzao Ursuline College
Image: Hans Stockton With GroupDr. Hans Stockton, director and chair of the University of St. Thomas Center for International Studies, traveled to Kaohsiung, Taiwan from Oct. 31 – Nov. 5 as the ICUSTA exchange lecturer to Wenzao Ursuline College of Foreign Languages. Stockton was received by the Department of International Affairs’ chair, Dr. YuJane Chen, and her faculty colleagues.

Nov 18, 2011  Celts Set to Host Inaugural PSN Sports Challenge
Celts Set to Host Inaugural PSN Sports ChallengeThe UST Women’s Basketball team will host the inaugural PSN Sports Challenge Nov. 18-20. This five-game event will feature the Lady Celts, as well as Dallas Christian College, Our Lady of the Lake University, St. Gregory’s University and Southern University - New Orleans.

Nov 18, 2011  Lady Celts Lose First Games to Top-Ranked Teams
Aujanee ArmstrongThe University of St. Thomas Women’s Basketball team comes off of a tough week, during which it saw action against an NCAA Division I opponent and two of the top 25 NAIA teams in the country. Head Coach Mike Ricks anticipated some struggles during this portion of the schedule, but said he believes the team is showing improvement.

Nov 18, 2011  Lady Celts Go 1-1 at the RRAC Tournament
Brittany DownsThe Lady Celts traveled to University of Texas at Brownsville for their inaugural Red River Athletic Conference Tournament on Nov. 11. The Lady Celts finished the regular season in a three-way tie for 4th but ended up with the 6th seed in the tournament due to tie breakers.

Nov 18, 2011  2011 UST Men’s Soccer Season Recap
2011 UST Men’s Soccer Season RecapThe University of St. Thomas Men’s soccer program continued its success in 2011 during its first year of competition in the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC).

Nov 16, 2011  DOE Awards $881,000 Grant to HCC and UST
Graphic: UST StarHouston Community College, in partnership with University of St. Thomas, was awarded the Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP) grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Nov 14, 2011  University of St. Thomas Athletics Adds Twitter to their Tool Box
Graphic: Twitter @USTAthleticsTwitter has become the latest tool in the expansion of the University of St. Thomas athletics program. This creates another channel for members of the community to find out everything from the scores to the schedules of the six intercollegiate teams on campus.

Nov 10, 2011  UST Nursing Alumna Speaks at Nursing Success Center Workshop
Photo: Barbara Reece“A Day in the Life” of being a nurse – was the topic of conversation at the Nursing Success Center’s October workshop. Pre-nursing students had an opportunity to visit with guest speaker Barbara Reece, RN, MS, NEA-BC, experienced nurse, nursing administrator and nursing alumna of UST.

Nov 09, 2011  UST Center for Irish Studies Reaches New Heights at Record-Breaking Irish Gala
UST Center for Irish Studies Reaches New Heights at Record-Breaking Irish GalaThe “top 10 in the country-rated” University of St. Thomas William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies reached new heights and broke records at its annual Irish Gala held Nov. 4 at the Houstonian Hotel in Houston.

Nov 07, 2011  Lady Celts Win Senior Day Match, Prepare for Tournament
Brittany DownsIn four years at the University of St. Thomas, the senior class of Brittany Downs and Catherine Loth have experienced many good times. This senior class will leave St. Thomas with the most wins of any class.

Nov 02, 2011  UST Lady Celts Volleyball Senior Day is Nov. 4
Catherine LothPlease come out and support the Lady Celts Volleyball senior class as they play their last regular season home match of their careers at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4 in Jerabeck Gym.

Nov 01, 2011  Meet UST’s Athletic Trainer Shusaku Hayashi
Photo: Shusaku HayashiIn addition to the coaches and athletes, another important but lesser-known member of the University of St. Thomas Athletics team is the athletic trainer. For the past year, Shusaku “Shu” Hayashi’s expertise allowed UST student-athletes from each sport to compete at the top of their game.

Oct 31, 2011  Stay Up-to-Date with the Star View
Graphic: Star View Vol 12 Issue 7This issue of the the Star View features UST Homescool-Students, Athletic Trainer Shusaku Hayashi, Follow Athletics on Twitter, Education Panel Discusses Journey to College, Former Ambassador Speaks on Mideast, and All Souls Day Celebrations.

Oct 31, 2011  Celts Drop Two Tough Road Matches
Celts Drop Two Tough Road MatchesThe Lady Celts Volleyball team hit the road for the third straight weekend to face conference foes, No. 1 ranked UT-Brownsville and Our Lady of the Lake University. The road trip proved to be a rocky one as the Celts dropped both matches to bring their overall record to 15-12 and 4-3 in Conference.

Oct 31, 2011  Men’s Golf finishes Fall competition
Men’s Golf finishes Fall competitionThe Celts Golf Team finished its fall season at The Northwood University Fall Shootout on Monday and Tuesday. A two-and-a-half-hour fog delay halted the event Monday morning, but play finally began at 11 a.m.

Oct 31, 2011  Lady Celts Finish 2-2 at Southwestern Tournament
Evon WelchThe Lady Celts Volleyball Team finished a tough three-day stretch with a 2-3 record. On Friday and Saturday, the Celts traveled to Southwestern for their annual Halloween Tournament to face Concordia, East Texas Baptist, University of Texas-Dallas and No. 7 ranked Southwestern.

Oct 31, 2011  Downs Earns Weekly Conference Volleyball Award
Brittany DownsBrittany Downs of the University of St. Thomas earned a share of the RRAC Libero of the Week award, along with Paula Barros of University of Texas-Brownsville.

Oct 30, 2011  Women’s Basketball holds first game Saturday with chance to win an iPad
Women’s Basketball holds first game Saturday with chance to win an iPadThe University of St. Thomas women’s basketball team will take on Loyola University in its inaugural game this Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Jerabeck Activity and Athletic Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m.

Oct 30, 2011  2011 UST Men’s Soccer Senior Night
Asayat CamarenaPlease come out and support the 2011 senior class as they play their last regular season home match of their careers on Saturday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. The game will be played at the Celts home field at the Houston Amateur Sports Park, 12131 Kirby Drive (off Hwy 288 & Airport Road).

Oct 29, 2011  Lady Celts Fall to Loyola in Inaugural Game
Gaby GuzmanThe UST Women's Basketball team began its inaugural season last Saturday, suffering an 85-55 defeat at the hands of Loyola University. Coach Mike Ricks was disappointed with the final score, but was excited about the home crowd and the team's potential.

Oct 27, 2011  MBA Students Receive Business Ethics Scholarships
MBA Students Receive Business Ethics ScholarshipsTwo Cameron School of Business MBA students –Scott Saleski and George Sackllah – were awarded a $1,500 scholarship from the Greater Houston Business Ethics Roundtable (GHBER).

Oct 22, 2011  Men’s Soccer rises to 4th in Red River Conference with Win over Bacone
Alonso OmarUST was back at home for the final match of a four-game home stand against Bacone College in Oklahoma. This would mark the first time these two teams have faced off, and both teams came out strong.

Oct 20, 2011  Men’s Soccer Winning Streak continues at home against Texas College
Jason TaffetThe Celts were back at home at the Houston Amateur Sports Park to face off against Texas College out of Tyler, Texas at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Oct 19, 2011  Golf Tournament Raises $160,000 for Scholarships
Friends and alumni of the University of St. Thomas participated in the annual Scholarship Tee- Up Tournament on Tuesday, Oct. 11. The event was held at the Blackhorse Golf Club and grossed more than $160,000 for the Fr. Francis E. Monaghan Scholarship Fund.

Oct 18, 2011  Men's Soccer Defeats Southwest to Start Four-game Home Stand
Home sweet home! The men's soccer team returned to Houston and put on a show for their fans exploding for a 5-1 win over University of the Southwest (N.M.) on Thursday, Oct. 13.

Oct 18, 2011  Men’s Soccer Defeats Texas Wesleyan, Pushes Winning Streak to Three
The second game of the home weekend brought the University of St. Thomas men’s soccer team to face a tough Texas Wesleyan squad at Houston Amateur Sports Park on Sunday, Oct. 15 in a Red River Athletic Conference match. 

Oct 18, 2011  Celts Vying for RRAC Men’s Soccer Tournament Berth
The University of St. Thomas men’s soccer team recorded an 0-5-1 record during the early stages of the regular season. But with four matches remaining before the Red River Athletic Conference tournament, the Celts are tied with Northwood University for fifth place at 5-3 in conference play.


Oct 18, 2011  Rafael Bustos Named Red River Soccer Offensive Player of the Week
Rafael Bustos was selected as the Red River Athletic Conference Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for Oct. 10-16.

Oct 18, 2011  Community Gardeners Host Harvest Feast
The Environmental Science and Studies Department will celebrate the Community Garden harvest with a blessing and cookout at 6:15 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 20 in the Community Garden.

Oct 18, 2011  Men's Basketball Scrimmage Rescheduled
The University of St. Thomas men’s basketball scrimmage against San Jacinto College has been rescheduled from Wednesday, Oct. 19, to 3:30 p.m. , Friday, Oct. 21 at San Jacinto.
 

Oct 17, 2011  Stay Up-to-Date with the Star View
Graphic: Star View Vol 12 Issue 6This issue of the the Star View features UST Athletics tops Champions of Character Five-Star Institutions, Dr Robert Ivany Honored with Prestigious Award, Volunteer to Tutor K-5 Students, Cyber Security Month Testimonial of a Student Phishing Scam Victim, UST to Perform Snoopy, & Center for Business Ethics Holds Mass for  Commerce.

Oct 17, 2011  Krustchinsky, Faletta Present Service-Learning Research in China
Dr. Rick Krustchinsky, professor of education, and Dr. Jean-Philippe Faletta, associate professor of political science and director of the Service Learning Program, recently attended the Fourth International Symposium on Service-Learning: Connecting the Global to the Local in Ningbo, China in September.

Oct 17, 2011  Celts Move to 4-1 in Conference
The Lady Celts pushed their Red River Conference mark to 4-1 with a pair of victories over the weekend while splitting two other nonconference matches.

Oct 14, 2011  Klein ISD Names Education Center After Dr. Grace England
Dr. Grace England, a visiting assistant professor in the University of St. Thomas School of Education, was recognized by the Klein Independent School District last week for her life-long commitment to education through the naming of the new Grace England Early Childhood and Pre-Kindergarten Center.

Oct 14, 2011  South Central Modern Languages Association Elects Dr. Coscio as VP
Dr. Elizabeth Coscio, chair of the University of St. Thomas Department of Modern and Classical Languages, has been recently elected as the new vice president for 2012 and president-elect for 2013 of the South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA). 

Oct 13, 2011  Dr. Tom Crow Performs Monaghan Organ Recital
Dr. Thomas J. Crow will perform the annual University of St. Thomas Monaghan Organ Recital at 2:30 p.m., on Sunday, Nov. 13, in the Chapel of St. Basil, 3802 Yoakum.

Oct 13, 2011  Performing Arts Center Benefit Concert Scheduled for Dec. 14
To celebrate the unveiling of a planned Performing Arts and Conference Center at the University of St. Thomas, world-renowned soprano and Houston Grand Opera favorite Ana Maria Martinez will perform a benefit concert at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 14, in Zilkha Hall of the Hobby Center.


Oct 12, 2011  Blood Drive, Volleyball Game Raise Funds for Girl with Leukemia
The University of St. Thomas is known as close-knit community that feels like family. On Oct. 13, the Lady Celts volleyball team will host “Orange Out Leukemia Night,” a blood drive, fundraiser and volleyball game in support of Sydney Marquis, niece of psychology professor Dr. Jo Meier Marquis.

 

Oct 10, 2011  Testimonial of a Student Phishing Scam Victim
Read the testimony of a student whose e-mail was compromised as a result of a phishing scam.

Oct 10, 2011  St. Martin de Porres Society Hosts Journey to College Panel
A panel of Houston’s leading education experts will explore the hurdles and opportunities faced by Houston's underrepresented youth at “The Journey to College,” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11 on the University of St. Thomas campus. The event is hosted by the University of St. Thomas St. Martin de Porres Society.

Oct 10, 2011  Celts Go 1-3 at Loyola Tournament
The Lady Celts traveled to New Orleans for the Loyola University Tournament Oct. 7-Oct. 9. The Celts went into the tournament on a strong streak winning five of their last six games, but could not keep the momentum going over the weekend.

Oct 10, 2011  UST Raises Homelessness Awareness with National Sleepout
In an effort to gain a deeper understanding of homelessness across the United States, the University of St. Thomas Social Justice Committee will host a National Sleepout event on Saturday, Nov. 12. Members of the University of St. Thomas community and the Houston community are invited to bring their sleeping bags and spend the night on the roof of the Moran Center Parking Garage.

Oct 10, 2011  Men's Soccer Takes Huston-Tillotson to Overtime in 2-1 Loss
The University of St. Thomas men’s soccer team traveled to Austin to face Red River Athletic Conference leader Huston-Tillotson University on Thursday, Oct. 6 in the fifth of a six-game road spell for the Celts.

Oct 10, 2011  Men’s Soccer Rallies Past SAGU, Evens Conference Record
The University of St. Thomas men’s soccer team scored in the 85th minute to complete an impressive comeback in a 2-1 victory Saturday, Oct. 8 at Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie. The visiting Celts spoiled an energetic effort by SAGU at Pride Park.


Oct 03, 2011  Stay Up-to-Date with the Star View
Graphic: Star View Vol 12 Issue 5This issue of the the Star View features UST Alumnus Hamilton Loomis, the $5.9 Million Grant Funds STEM Transfers Between UST & HCC, Trio Napolincanto Kicks Off Feta Italiana, Dorothy Day's Granddaughter Discusses the Catholic Worker Movement, and UST Hosts Leukemia Fundraiser.

Oct 03, 2011  Lady Celts Split Conference Matches
The Lady Celts defeated UT-Tyler and Texas Wesleyan earlier last week, but lost to Southwestern Assemblies of God, only to rally another win against Dallas Christian on Saturday.

Oct 03, 2011  Regina Trapp Named Conference Volleyball Player of the Week
Regina Trapp captured the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) Volleyball Player of the Week and Hitter of the Week awards for Sept. 26-Oct. 2. UST's Brittany Weiler earned recognition as the RRAC Setter of the Week.

Sep 29, 2011  Take on Breast Cancer With Dig Pink Volleyball Game
Support breast cancer awareness and the University of St. Thomas Lady Celts Volleyball Team by wearing pink in the stands at the Dig Pink volleyball game at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Jerabeck Center, 4000 Mt. Vernon.

Sep 27, 2011  Dr. Lowery to Publish Poem in Houston Poetry Anthology
A poem by Dr. Janet Lowery, professor of English, was selected to be published in a Mutabilis Press anthology of poets from Texas and Louisiana.

Sep 27, 2011  Terri Schaivo’s Brother Speaks about Care for Cognitively Disabled
Bobby Schindler, brother of the late Terri Schiavo, will speak about “Caring for the Cognitively Disabled: the Moral Obligation of Catholics,” at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18, on the University of St. Thomas campus, Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, 4000 Mt. Vernon.

Sep 27, 2011  UST Hosts River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Concert Series
The University of St. Thomas and the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCO) will host a new series of chamber concerts featuring the ROCO String Quartet in Cullen Hall at University of St. Thomas, 4001 Mt. Vernon. Three concerts will be presented this season at 7 p.m. on Sept. 29, Feb. 23 and April 12. 

Sep 26, 2011  Four New Numbers Join the Celts Men’s Basketball Team this Season
Photo: Men's Basketball TeamThe numbers 12, 13, 40 and 42 will have a new meaning on the hardwood this year as they join the 14 other men’s basketball players at the University of St. Thomas.

Sep 26, 2011  Lady Celts Go 2-0 on Long Road Trip
The Lady Celts volleyball team returned from a long road trip after winning matches against Dallas Christian and the University of the Southwest in Hobbs, N.M.

Sep 26, 2011  Women’s Basketball Games to be Broadcast Online
The University of St. Thomas women’s basketball program will partner with the Premier Sports Network (PSN) to broadcast games live on the web. PSN will serve as the exclusive broadcast home for the Celts.

Sep 26, 2011  UST Women’s Basketball Team Gets Ready For the Season Ahead
Photo: UST Woemn's Basketball TeamWith less than a month until the University of St. Thomas women’s basketball team season opener, Head Coach Michael Ricks plans to guide his 16 players all the way to the national championship through what many would consider a very rigorous schedule.

Sep 23, 2011  Men's Soccer Team Loses to UT-Brownsville 4-0
The University of St. Thomas men's soccer team was defeated 4-0 at the University of Texas-Brownsville Thursday, Sept. 22.  It was the team's first match in the Red River Athletic Conference. The loss dropped the Celts to 0-4-1 on the season.

Sep 21, 2011  UST Students Get Global Insights at UN Summer Program
During summer 2011, University of St. Thomas students Washington Massaquoi and Rakel Berg successfully completed a highly competitive placement program with the United Nations Intensive Summer Study Program (UNISSP) through Seton Hall University.

Sep 20, 2011  Freshman Class Prepares 11,000 Meals for Houston’s Hungry
The University of St. Thomas freshman class packed more than 9,000 pounds of food, which will make more than 11,000 meals at a service project on Saturday, Sept. 17.

Sep 20, 2011  St. Thomas Says Goodbye to Alumna Carole Hanna McCann
Alumna Carole Hanna McCann died on Saturday, September 17, after a long struggle with cancer. A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated for her at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, at the St. Thomas High School.

Sep 19, 2011  Stay Up-to-Date with the Star View
Graphic: Star View Vol 12 Issue 4This issue of the the Star View features Festa Italiana, the UST Emergency Notification System test, the upcoming Catholic Identity Lectures, the Education Title V PPOHA Update and the Celtic Spring Concert.

Sep 19, 2011  Lady Celts Go 1-3 at Texas Wesleyan Tournament
The Lady Celts volleyball team travelled to Fort Worth for the Texas Wesleyan Volleyball Tournament Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16-17. The Lady Celts defeated Huston Tillotson, but lost to Lubbock Christian, Texas Wesleyan and Wayland Baptist.

Sep 19, 2011  Marquis Gatewood Joins Residence Life Staff as Assistant Director
Marquis Gatewood has been named as the Assistant Director of Residence Life. Gatewood comes to St. Thomas after serving as Hall Director at Stephen F. Austin State University for two years, as admissions representative at Westwood College and as assistant director of residence at Houston Baptist University.

Sep 19, 2011  UST Alumna Rebecca Heffern Joins Franciscan Sisters
Members of the University of St. Thomas community may have known her as Rebecca Heffern, but this 2010 graduate now goes by a new name. Heffern is the first UST student to join the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist. Last month, Heffern received her veil and was given the name Sr. Mary Kolbe.

Sep 19, 2011  Rain Brings Soccer Match to Draw in 75th Minute
The St. Thomas men’s soccer team was back in action in Houston this weekend facing in-state rival UT-Brownsville on Friday, Sept. 16, and again on Sunday, Sept. 18 vs. Oklahoma Christian University.

Sep 15, 2011  Sept. 16 Soccer Game Rescheduled for 4 p.m.
The UST men’s soccer match against UT-Brownsville on Friday, Sept. 16, has been rescheduled for 4 p.m. due to electrical problems involving the lighting system at the Houston Amateur Sports Park.

 

Sep 14, 2011  UST Golf Plays in Season's First Tournament
The men's golf team returned to the links for the first time since 1985 on Sept. 13 in Seguin.

Sep 14, 2011  Lady Celts Take Down UT-Tyler Patriots 3-0
The Lady Celts volleyball team used a balanced attack to take down the UT-Tyler Patriots Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the Jerabeck Gym 27-25, 25-17, 25-18.

Sep 13, 2011  Experience the Music, Dance of the Tango on Oct. 1
Experience a nostalgic evening of tango dancing and the unforgettable music of Buenos Aires at "Tango Time," to be held at 7 p.m., Oct. 1 in Jones Hall.

Sep 12, 2011  William Carey University Defeats Celts 5-1
The University of St. Thomas men’s soccer team lost to William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Miss., on Saturday, Sept. 10. The No. 15 ranked William Carey proved to be too strong as they defeated the Celts, 5-1, bringing the Celts 0-2-0 on the season.

Sep 09, 2011  Men’s Golf Season Preview
Beginning the first year of competition for St. Thomas golf since the mid 1980s, the 2011-2012 golf team is poised to make an impact in the NAIA right away.

Sep 08, 2011  Paper Cranes Represent Prayers for Peace
As a positive, visual memorial to the Sept. 11 victims, their families, the first responders and the many men and women who have fought for our nation, the University of St. Thomas Counseling and Disability Services held the Paper Cranes for Peace service project in August and September.

Sep 08, 2011  UST College Republicans Host “9/11: Never Forget”
The University of St. Thomas College Republicans will commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with the event, “9/11: Never Forget” at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, on the Academic Mall in front of the Chapel of St. Basil, 3802 Yoakum.

Sep 07, 2011  President Recognizes Tom Overton Staff Excellence Award Recipients
The University of St. Thomas has recognized seven staff members with the Tom Overton Staff Excellence Award for their outstanding performance on the job.

Sep 07, 2011  Steele Lecture Explores Roman Missal English Translation
The 2011 Monsignor William Steele Lecture, “Welcoming the Roman Missal,” will be presented by Monsignor James P. Moroney, executive secretary of Vox Clara, the international committee of Catholic bishops which advises the Vatican on English liturgical translations. The lecture will be held at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23 at St. Mary’s Seminary, Nold Auditorium.

Sep 06, 2011  Stay Up-to-Date with the Star View
Graphic: Star View: Vol 12 Issue 3This issue of the the Star View features World Youth Day Pilgrims Return from Spain, 9/11 10th Anniversary Commemoration, Invest in Success Activities, UST Students in Ireland an Professor Nicole Casarez Recognized by TCADP.

Sep 06, 2011  Volleyball Goes 4-2 in Opening Weekend
The Lady Celts Volleyball opened its 2011 season with six matches this weekend. On Thursday, the Lady Celts played a tri-match with Our Lady of the Lake University and Friends University before starting the first-ever UST Labor Day Tournament on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 2-3 at Jerabeck Gym.

Sep 06, 2011  Dr. Steven Jensen Edits Book on Organ Transplantation Ethics
The Catholic University of America Press has published a book by Dr. Steven J. Jensen, The Ethics of Organ Transplantation.  The book will be available in September 2011.

Sep 06, 2011  Celts Play A&M International in Soccer Season Opener
In their first match of the 2011 season, the University of St. Thomas men’s soccer team was defeated 3-0 by Texas A&M International.

Sep 02, 2011  Lady Celts defeat Our Lady of the Lake, lose to Friends University
The Lady Celts volleyball team won their first game of the season against Our Lady of the Lake, but lost in the second to Friends University.

Aug 31, 2011  Trio Napolincanto Concert Kicks Off Festa Italiana
Kick off the 33rd Annual Festa Italiana with Trio Napolincanto’s “Holy Happiness,” a concert of traditional Italian music and storytelling from Naples. The concert will be held the evening before the Festa Italiana at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 13 in the University of St. Thomas Jones Hall.

Aug 31, 2011  Lectures Explore John Paul II’s Play “The Jeweler’s Shop”
The John Paul II Forum for the Church in the Modern World will host two lectures that explore the dramatic style, philosophy and theology of “The Jeweler’s Shop,” a play written by Karol Wojtyla, who later became Pope John Paul II.

Aug 31, 2011  St. Thomas Hosts Transatlantic Conference on U.S.- E.U. Relations
An elite group of global policy makers and specialists will convene on the University of St. Thomas campus to discuss United States-European Union economic, trade and diplomatic relations from Oct. 3-4.

Aug 31, 2011  Dorothy Day’s Granddaughter Speaks on Catholic Worker Movement
The University of St. Thomas Catholic Social Justice Studies Program will host “The Increasing Relevance of the Catholic Worker Movement for Engaging 21st Century Problems,” a lecture by Martha Hennessy from 7:15- 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 13 in Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center.

Aug 30, 2011  Nicole Casarez Recognized as Champion of Justice
The Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP) will recognize Nicole Casarez, University of St. Thomas professor of communication, for her tireless efforts to exonerate former death row inmate Anthony Graves. A reception, “Seizing the Momentum: Honoring Houston’s Champions of Justice,” honoring Casarez, Rep. Jessica Farrar and David Dow, will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15 at the Station Museum of Contemporary Art.

Aug 30, 2011  Celts Host UST Labor Day Volleyball Tournament
The University of St. Thomas Lady Celts volleyball team will open the 2011 season with two matches on Thursday, Sept. 1 before beginning the Labor Day Tournament on Friday, Sept. 2.

Aug 29, 2011  Fr. Joseph Tham, Alberto Garcia Discuss Medical Ethics
The St. Thomas Theology Department and the Chi Rho Theology Club will present “Medical Ethics: An Important Update” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13 in Cullen Hall, 4001 Mt. Vernon. Fr. Joseph Tham of the Legionaries of Christ will speak on “Why IVF is Wrong” and Prof. Alberto García, JD, will address “The Human Cloning Debate: Revival in the United Nations.”

Aug 23, 2011  Wood Family Dances, Performs Celtic Spring Concert
The University of St. Thomas William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies will host Celtic Spring, a concert of traditional Irish music and dance at 2 p.m., Sunday, October 2, on the UST campus, Cullen Hall.

Aug 22, 2011  UST Students Study Peace Building in Ireland
Twelve University of St. Thomas students with a keen interest in the political, cultural and historical dynamics that have shaped modern Ireland took part in the 2011 William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies study abroad program this summer.

Aug 22, 2011  CNN Vatican Analyst John Allen Explores Religious Freedom
John L. Allen Jr., senior correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter and senior Vatican analyst for CNN, will give the annual UST Center for Faith and Culture Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza Lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 4 in Jones Hall. Allen’s lecture will explore, "Religious Freedom: Its Roots in Catholic Thought and its Place in Vatican Diplomacy."

Aug 22, 2011  Scholarships & Financial Aid Make UST Affordable
As the cost of higher education continues to increase across the nation, The University of St. Thomas remains committed to providing an accessible and affordable private, liberal arts education to all students. All students who apply for admission to UST are automatically considered for merit scholarships.

Aug 19, 2011  Stay Up-to-Date with the Star View
Graphic: Star view Vol 12. Issue 2This issue of the the Star View features Jennifer Amelang, Named Top young Environmental Leader, UST Receives Texas Board of Nursing Approval, The Herzstein Lecture in Judaism, Mass of the Holy Spirit and Volley Ball and Soccer Home games.

Aug 17, 2011  UST Hosts Bill Sargent Memorial August 26
Dr. William Sargent, a professor in the University of St. Thomas Cameron School of Business for more than 20 years, died on Friday, June 10. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., Friday, August 26

Aug 16, 2011  Volunteers To Sell Free-Trade International Crafts
Former UST employee Lisa Emmite Baker, a volunteer with the nonprofit organization Eternal Threads, will return to campus to sell free trade items hand-crafted by women in developing countries on August 30.

Aug 16, 2011  Faculty Earn Awards for Teaching, Service, Research
The University of St. Thomas Faculty Senate Awards Committee  recognized three UST faculty members with the 2010-2011 awards for excellence in teaching, research and service at Faculty Study Day on August 15.

Aug 16, 2011  International Conference to be held on UST Campus
Representatives from six universities and five countries will convene at the 2011 U-6 Forum on University of St. Thomas campus from Oct. 12 to 14.

Aug 16, 2011  Freshman Symposium Strengthens Freshman Class
For the second consecutive year, incoming University of St. Thomas freshmen will participate in the Freshman Symposium: Educating Leaders of Faith and Character, a program that introduces students to the University by focusing on St. Thomas’ mission to educate leaders who can think critically, communicate effectively, lead ethically and succeed professionally.

Aug 15, 2011  Dr. Rogelio Garcia-Contreras Presents Seminar at El Centro Fox
Dr. Rogelio Garcia-Contreras, assistant professor of International Studies and director of the UST Social Entrepreneurship Program, presented a seminar on social and economic development and poverty alleviation for government officials at El Centro Fox in Mexico on August 5 and 6.

Aug 15, 2011  2011 Soccer Season Preview
The 2011 squad has nine seniors including four All-Conference players. A strong recruiting class looks to keep up the winning tradition established by the previous players. This team will have the opportunity to compete as a member of the Red River Conference and begin new traditions.

Aug 15, 2011  2011 Volleyball Season Preview
The 2010 University of St. Thomas Lady Celt’s Volleyball team came into the season prepared to three-peat as conference champions and to return to the NAIA Championship Tournament. Both of those goals came to fruition with three set wins in the A.I.I. Conference Championships final day. With the departure of six starters, second-year Head Coach Trent Herman, believes his team with six new players is ready for the challenges of joining the Red River Conference and getting back to the NAIA National Championships.

Aug 10, 2011  Fr. Robert Gahl to Speak on Thomistic Moral Psychology
The University of St. Thomas Center for Thomistic Studies Colloquium will host a lecture by Rev. Robert Gahl, “Contemporary Psychology and its Relationship to Aristotelian-Thomistic Moral Psychology.” The lecture will be held at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, August 25, in Sullivan Hall.

Aug 04, 2011  Archbishop Miller Lecture Explores Theology of the Body
Dr. Michael Waldstein will present the annual Archbishop J. Michael Miller Lecture, “Overcoming the Mechanization of Nature: John Paul II’s Theology of the Body,” from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 29 in Jones Hall, 3910 Yoakum.

Aug 04, 2011  Storyteller Susan Gallagher Explores Ancient Irish Tales
The University of St. Thomas William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies will present “Intersection and Illumination: New Insight into Ancient Irish Tales,” an evening of traditional Irish storytelling with Susan Gallagher. The event will be held from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15.

Aug 04, 2011  UST Hosts Herzstein Concert, Lecture in Judaism
The University of St. Thomas will host a two-day event celebrating the music and heritage of Judaism. The Herzstein Concert of Jewish Music and the Annual Herzstein Lecture in Judaism on Sept. 18 and 19.

Aug 04, 2011  Paideia Institute Introduces Students to UST
University of St. Thomas graduates Tom Mendez and Joseph Morton gave nine high school students an introduction to UST and life as college students July 5-22.

Jul 19, 2011  UST Drama Graduate Appears in National TV Commercial
Photo: Ben WarnerIn a fiscally uncertain age, earning a degree in drama might frighten some, but Ben Warner said receiving a drama degree at the University of St. Thomas is the best thing he’s ever done for his career.

Jul 19, 2011  Second Collection Raises Funds for Catholic Scholarships
On Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10-11, parishes in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston are invited to support Catholic higher education by passing the collection plate a second time.

Jul 18, 2011  UST MBA Students Study Marketing in Morocco
A group of 18 University of St. Thomas MBA students traveled to Morocco for two weeks during summer 2011 to participate in a live case study and presentation with a Moroccan company.

Jul 06, 2011  Scholarships Enable HCC Students to Study Nursing at UST
A $260,000 gift from Harriet and Joe Foster will provide full-tuition scholarships for five HCC students who transfer to complete their undergraduate degree in nursing within two years.

Jul 01, 2011  Amber Arceneaux-Francis Signs with Lady Celts Basketball Team
Amber Arceneaux-Francis signed a letter of intent to play for the University of St. Thomas inaugural women’s basketball team on June 30.

Jun 28, 2011  Abrielle Davis Signs with Lady Celts Basketball Team
Abrielle Davis signed a letter of intent to play for the University of St. Thomas inaugural women’s basketball team on June 27.

Jun 28, 2011  Aujanee Armstrong Signs With Women's Basketball Team
Aujanee Armstrong signed a letter of intent to play for the University of St. Thomas inaugural women’s basketball team on June 27

Jun 28, 2011  Brianne Hodenfield Signs with Women's Basketball Team
Brianne Hodenfield signed a letter of intent to play for the University of St. Thomas inaugural women’s basketball team on June 27.

Jun 28, 2011  Jessica Domann Named Athletics’ Senior Woman Administrator
The University of St. Thomas has appointed Jessica Domann as the Athletics’ Senior Woman Administrator. Domann, who has worked at UST since 2008, will continue her duties as the Director of Recreational Sports as she takes on additional responsibilities as of July 1.

Jun 28, 2011  Registrar Introduces Faster Way to Transmit Transcripts
The University of St. Thomas has joined a network of Texas colleges and universities to improve the speed, safety and reliability of transmitting college transcripts electronically.

Jun 22, 2011  Dr. McFadden Teaches Online Environmental History Course
Dr. Joseph McFadden, University of St. Thomas president emeritus and professor of history, recreated his course, History of Environmental Thought in the U.S., making it accessible to students online last semester.

Jun 20, 2011  Mary Hansen Signs with Lady Celts Basketball Team
Mary Hansen signed a letter of intent to play for the University of St. Thomas inaugural women’s basketball team on June 17.

Jun 17, 2011  Gaby Guzman Signs with Lady Celts Basketball Team
Gaby Guzman signed a letter of intent to play for the University of St. Thomas inaugural women’s basketball team on June 17.

Jun 15, 2011  Baxter Trust Gives $75,000 for Nursing Preceptor Program
The Baxter Trust has awarded a $75,000 grant for the planned University of St. Thomas School of Nursing to train nursing preceptors who will support nursing students as they engage in clinical learning inpatient care settings.

Jun 15, 2011  MBA Students Receive Business Ethics Scholarships
Two Cameron School of Business MBA students –Scott Saleski and George Sackllah – were awarded a $1,500 scholarship from the Greater Houston Business Ethics Roundtable (GHBER). 

Jun 14, 2011  UST Clarinet Professor Featured at International Clarinet Festival
Photo: Richard NunemakerUniversity of St. Thomas clarinet professor, Richard Nunemaker, has been selected as a featured soloist for the International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest this August. The convention will take place August 3-7 at California State University – Northridge.
 

Jun 10, 2011  Brooklyn McCall Signs with Lady Celts Basketball Team
Brooklyn McCall, a transfer student from Wharton Junior College, signed a letter of intent for play for the University of St. Thomas inaugural women’s basketball team on June 9.

Jun 06, 2011  Peruvian Government Honors Dr. Gustavo Wensjoe
The late Dr. Gustavo Wensjoe, former director of the University of St. Thomas Center for International Studies, was posthumously honored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru at a reception on June 2.

Jun 03, 2011  Jzavon Redic Signs with Lady Celts Basketball Team
Jzavon Redic, a graduate of Clear Springs High School, signed a letter of intent to play for the UST inaugural women's basketball team on June 3.

Jun 02, 2011  UST Hosts 23rd Annual Piano Day Camp
The 23rd annual Houston Piano Day Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, June 20-24. The camp will include group and individual piano instruction, hands-on experience with harpsichord, clavichord and organ and a recital on the Steinway concert grand piano. The cost is $150 per camper and a $25 deposit is due by June 10.

Jun 02, 2011  "Death of a Salesman" Performance Proceeds Benefit Nursing School
University of St. Thomas graduate Louis Provenzano will return to campus to perform the role of Willy Loman in Arthur Miller’s iconic play, Death of a Salesman, at 8 p.m. June 9, 10, 16 and 18 in Jones Hall, 3910 Yoakum. Proceeds from performances will benefit the proposed School of Nursing.

Jun 02, 2011  UST Hosts Lecture on St. Thomas, Phenomenology, John Paul II
The University of St. Thomas and the John Paul II Forum for the Church in the Modern World will host a lecture on “St. Thomas, Phenomenology and Pope John Paul II” by Dr. Michael Waldstein. The lecture will be held at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 15.

Jun 01, 2011  UST Alumni Association Awards $23,000 in Student Scholarships
Photo: Alumni Scholarship Recipient Helen RiosThe University of St. Thomas Alumni Association has awarded their annual scholarship to eight students for the 2011-2012 academic year totaling $23,000.

Jun 01, 2011  Internationally Acclaimed Violinist Presents Summer String Camp
Zachary Carrettin, internationally acclaimed violinist and Vivaldi expert, has left his mark in the classical world and will now share his talent with the UST Music Preparatory School.

Jun 01, 2011  Madeline Ali Signs with Lady Celts Basketball Team
Madeline Ali, a graduate of Dekaney High School, signed a letter of intent to play for the University of St. Thomas women’s basketball team for the 2011-2012 season on May 31.

May 31, 2011  Mental Health America of Greater Houston Gala Honors Ivanys
Marianne and Dr. Robert Ivany were honored for their service to the nation and the Houston community with the prestigious Ima Hogg Award at the Mental Health America of Greater Houston’s annual Treasures of Texas Gala: A Salute the Military.

May 31, 2011  Men’s Golf Team Welcomes Zach Cabra, Stephen Camilli
The UST Men's Golf team welcomes two new student-athletes, Zach Cabra of McKinney-Boyd High School and Stephen Camilli of Austin High School.

May 31, 2011  UST Hosts 6th-8th Grade Volleyball Camp
The University of St. Thomas will host Volleyball Camp from 9 a.m. to noon from July 18 to 22. This camp is designed for beginner players entering grades sixth through eight grades. The deadline to register is June 15.

May 27, 2011  Hershiira Boone-Rodgers Signs with Lady Celts Basketball
Hershiira Boone-Rodgers signed a letter of intent to play for the University of St. Thomas inaugural women’s basketball team on May 25.

May 26, 2011  Student Initiated Project Purchases 721 meals for Star of Hope
Photo: Brien O'DonalLast year, Brien O’Donal, Army veteran and political science major, discovered. a surplus of $1,000 on his non-refundable flex dollar campus meal plan. Not wanting the money to go to waste, O’Donel devised a way to use the remaining balance to help those in need. As a result, the Flex Dollars for the Homeless Project was born.


May 26, 2011  Study St. Teresa, St. John of the Cross in Spain this Summer
The UST community will have the rare opportunity to travel to Avila, Spain, this summer to take courses at the Catholic University of Avila. This venture, scheduled for August 3-18, is the first of its kind, a pilot for similar study abroad experiences.

May 25, 2011  UST Joins Red River Athletic Conference
The University of St. Thomas Athletic Department has accepted an invitation to become the newest member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Red River Conference on May 25. The Celts will compete for conference championships during the 2011-2012 school year in volleyball, men’s soccer, men’s and women’s basketball and men’s and women’s golf.

May 24, 2011  UST Graduate to Intern at George W. Bush Presidential Center
Photo: Mallory WendellMallory Wendell, University of St. Thomas Class of 2011 graduate, has been awarded a summer internship at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, where she will work for former First Lady Laura Bush.

May 20, 2011  UST Student Accepted to Baylor SMART Program
Photo: David TorresUniversity of St. Thomas student David Torres has been accepted into the Baylor College of Medicine Summer Medical and Research Training (SMART) program beginning May 30. The prestigious program accepts only 80 students nationwide and is highly competitive.

May 18, 2011  Ellie Bowers Signs with Lady Celts Basketball Team
Ellie Bowers signed a letter of intent to play for the University of St. Thomas inaugural women’s basketball team for the 2011-2012 season on May 17.

May 16, 2011  Benedictine Monk Speaks about Politics of Fear, Contemplative Insight
Photo: Fr. Laurence FreemanFr. Laurence Freeman, OSB, Director and Spiritual Guide of The World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM), will speak on “Who is My Neighbor?: The Politics of Fear and the Contemplative Insight,” at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 17 at St. Theresa Catholic Church.

May 16, 2011  Music Preparatory School Hosts Summer Camps
The University of St. Thomas Music Preparatory School is offering three music camps for guitar, piano and strings for students in grades three through 12 this summer.

May 11, 2011  Shelia Ekeoma Onyekwere Signs with Lady Celts Basketball Team
Shelia Ekeoma Onyekwere signed a letter of intent to play for the University of St. Thomas inaugural women’s basketball team for the 2011-2012 season on May 10.


May 05, 2011  UST Golf Team Welcomes First Three Student-Athletes
The inaugural UST Men’s Golf Team welcomed its first three recruits on May 4 when A.J. Skiba, of Sugar Land, Jeffrey Swearingen, of The Woodlands, and Ryan Lyons, of Spring all signed letters of intent to compete for the Celt Golf Team in the 2011-2012 season.

May 04, 2011  Dr. Roger Morefield Awarded Teaching Fellowship in Germany
Dr. Roger Morefield, associate professor of economics and finance, has been awarded a summer 2011 teaching fellowship in Germany at Hochschule München (Munich University of Applied Sciences).

May 03, 2011  UST Celebrates Year of Leadership
The ninth annual Leadership Banquet, “Celebrating the Stars of UST,” was held Sunday, May 1, to celebrate a year of student leadership and achievement.

May 02, 2011  Stay Up-to-Date with the Star View
Graphic: Star Vioew 11_9This issue of the Star View features The Launch of the Paideia Institute, Lukas Simon Accepted to PhD Program, HOSA qualifies for Nationals, Dr. Nora Hutto Appointed Dean of School of Education and The Social Justice Summer Conference Registration.

Apr 29, 2011  "To Save a Thousand Souls" Author Speaks on Vocational Discernment
The University of St. Thomas and the Serra Club of Houston will present, “To Set the World on Fire,” a lecture by Father Brett A. Brannen, author of To Save a Thousand Souls.

Apr 29, 2011  John Granato To Speak at UST Champions Club Benefit
Photo: John GranatoJohn Granato, sports radio personality and senior vice president of operations for 1560 The Game AM Radio, will lead the lineup as the keynote speaker for the 2011 UST Champions Club Benefit Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 3 in the Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center.

Apr 28, 2011  Dr. Randy Smith Awarded Notre Dame Fellowship
Dr. Randall Smith, UST associate professor of theology, has been awarded the prestigious 2011-2012 Myser Fellowship in the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture.

Apr 27, 2011  Dr. John Palasota Serves on Delta Epsilon Sigma Executive Board
Dr. John Palasota, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, was elected to the Executive Board of Delta Epsilon Sigma, a national scholastic honor society for students, faculty, and alumni of colleges and universities with a Catholic tradition.

Apr 27, 2011  Analysa Nemmer Signs with Lady Celts Basketball Team
Analysa Nemmer signed a letter of intent to play for the University of St. Thomas inaugural women’s basketball team for the 2011-2012 season. Nemmer is a graduate of Reicher Catholic High School.

Apr 26, 2011  Mayor Parker Gives Keynote Address at Cameron Honors Induction
Mayor Annise Parker gave an inspiring keynote address when the Cameron School of Business inducted more than 100 students into the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society.

Apr 26, 2011  HOSA Qualifies for 2011 National Competition
The UST Chapter of Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) participated in the State Leadership Competition in Corpus Christi from April 13-16. The group, advised by Dr. Ly Phan and Dr. Elmer Ledesma, will advance to the HOSA National Leadership Conference held in June in Anaheim, Calif.

Apr 26, 2011  Famed Italian Guitarist, Flutist Perform at UST
Renowned guitar virtuoso Maestro Roberto Porroni will travel from Milan to Houston to perform a concert of Italian music at 7 p.m., Monday, May 23, at the University of St. Thomas, Cullen Hall, 4001 Mt. Vernon.

Apr 25, 2011  Dr. Nora Hutto Appointed as Dean of the School of Education
Dr. Nora Hutto has been named the Dean of the School of Education by the University of St. Thomas and will begin her appointment on July 1.

Apr 25, 2011  Pi Sigma Alpha Inducts 25 Members
Alpha Alpha Alpha, the UST chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, held its 10th induction ceremony and luncheon on Tuesday, April 19. Twenty-five members were inducted, both undergraduate and graduate students, and are now a part of a highly successful and active organization on campus.

Apr 20, 2011  48 Hours Features Nicole Casarez, Anthony Graves , UST Graduates
Nicole Casarez, attorney and professor of communication, her former UST students and Anthony Graves were featured on the “Grave Injustice,” episode of 48 Hours Mystery at 9 p.m., Saturday April 23 on CBS.

Apr 19, 2011  Student Entrepreneur John Daughtery Creates 'Cue Sauce
John Daugherty III is among the Cameron School of Business student entrepreneurs who are applying their business education and their own ingenuity to create and run businesses while they complete their studies.

Apr 19, 2011  Student Entrepreneur Chris Carter Develops SceneAssist.com
Chris Carter is among the Cameron School of Business student entrepreneurs who apply their business education and ingenuity to create businesses while they are completing their studies.

Apr 19, 2011  Student Entrepreneurs Devin Baptiste, Kevin Valdez Create GroupRaise
Devin Baptiste and Otto Kevin Valdez are among the Cameron School of Business student entrepreneurs who apply their business education and ingenuity to create businesses while they complete their studies.

Apr 19, 2011  Student Entrepreneur Ibrahim Firat Creates Firat Educational Solutions
Ibrahim Firat is among Cameron School of Business students who have applied their business education and ingenuity to create businesses.

Apr 19, 2011  Alyssa Kain Signs With Lady Celts Basketball Team
Alyssa Kain signed a letter of intent to play for the University of St. Thomas inaugural women’s basketball team for the 2011-2012 season. Kain is a current student at UST who made the Dean’s list her first two years on campus.

Apr 18, 2011  Stay Up-to-Date with the Star View
Graphic: Star Vioew 11_8This issue of the Star View features Secretary James Baker, Ivan Earls Address Graduating Class of 2011, Cameron School of Business, Holy Week Easter Event Schedule, and Earth Day Event.

Apr 18, 2011  Register by May 25 to Attend Social Justice Summer Conference
Church globalization, Catholic social teaching, immigration, death penalty and abortion – all of these compelling contemporary issues in social justice will be examined at the  Rev. William J. Young Social Justice Summer Conference from Thursday-Friday, June 9-10.

Apr 15, 2011  UST Bids Fond Farewell to Drs. Barry Wilbratte, Paul Hahn
The UST community will bid a fond farewell to two members of the faculty at a retirement party for Dr. Barry Wilbratte and Dr. Paul Hahn from 3-5 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, in the Little Gallery.

Apr 12, 2011  Dr. Grattan Brown Discusses IVF, Embryonic Stem Cell Research
Photo: Dr. Grattan BrownThe University of St. Thomas John Paul II Forum will host bioethics expert Dr. Grattan Brown from Belmont Abby College for a lecture titled, “We forget that they are orphans: Embryos, IVF and Embryonic Stem Cell Research.” The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. on April 28 in the Anderson Hall, Room 103, 3919 Mt. Vernon.

Apr 12, 2011  UST Hosts “So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur”
Graphic: Cameron School of BusinessThe Cameron School of Business Advisory Board and the Center for Business Ethics will host, “So You Want To Be an Entrepreneur,” a panel discussion of successful entrepreneurs and investors who have built profitable businesses. The event will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 28 in Jones Hall.

Apr 08, 2011  Read News for Parents from Student Affairs
The Office of Student Affairs has published a spring newsletter for parents to learn more about campus life, student success, Commencement and more.

Apr 08, 2011  UST Grads Launch Summer Program for High School Students
Inspired by their University of St. Thomas honors education, 2009 graduates Joseph Morton and Thomas Mendez have launched the Paideia Institute, a nonprofit organization to prepare promising high school students for success in college as academic and social leaders. The organization’s inaugural program, the Paideia Summer Academy, will take place July 5-22 on the UST campus.

Apr 08, 2011  International Studies Honor Society Inducts 25 Members
Sigma Iota Rho, Alpha Phi, UST's chapter of the national honor society in International Studies, held its 15th installation of members on Tuesday, March 29, 2011. Twenty five new members joined the society, including the first MLA graduate students specializing in International Studies.

Apr 08, 2011  UST Hosts The Earth: A Human Habitat Lecture
In observance of Earth Day, the University of St. Thomas Department of Environmental Science and Studies and the Crossroads Cultural Center-Houston will present “Earth: A Human Habitat,” at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27 in Cullen Hall, 4001 Mt. Vernon.

Apr 07, 2011  Cameron School of Business Earns AACSB Accreditation
The University of St. Thomas Cameron School of Business joins an elite group of institutions that have achieved business accreditation from The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). UST is the only private university in Houston to achieve accreditation on both undergraduate and graduate business programs.

Apr 04, 2011  Dr. Michele Simms Named Director of Center for Business Ethics
The University of St. Thomas has appointed Dr. Michele Simms as the director of the Cameron School of Business Center for Business Ethics. Simms is currently an associate professor of marketing and management and director of the Center for Faculty Excellence.

Apr 04, 2011  UST Lebanese Student Association Hosts Cultural Concert
Photo: Mexican-Ecuadorian Cultural ConcertHabib Chamoun-Farah, a Kingwood resident, UST student and president of the UST Lebanese Student Association, organized a “Sounds of Lebanon” Mexican-Ecuadorian cultural concert with world renowned artists Mexican Pianist Mauricio Nader and Ecuadorian Violinist Jorge Saade on Sunday, April 2 on the UST campus.

Apr 04, 2011  Stay Up-to-Date with the Star View
Graphic: Star View 11 7This issue of the Star View features the 2011 Research Symposium, Way of the Cross, Social Justice Summer Conference and Students Receive Who's Who Recognition.

Mar 28, 2011  UST Students Receive Who’s Who Recognition
A group of 25 University of St. Thomas students have been selected as Who’s Who Among Students In American Universities and Colleges award recipients. 

Mar 25, 2011  Emily Sebo Signs with UST Women's Basketball Team
Rosehill Christian School senior Emily Sebo signed a letter of intent to attend and play for the University of St. Thomas women’s basketball team, scheduled to begin its first season in 2011-12.

Mar 25, 2011  Walk the Way of the Cross on Good Friday
Graphic: Way of the CrossSpend the morning of Good Friday in a reflective procession from the UST’s Chapel of St. Basil to the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. The Way of the Cross, hosted by the University of St. Thomas and Communion and Liberation, will begin at 10:15 a.m. on Friday, April 22 in front of the Chapel of St. Basil.

Mar 25, 2011  CFC Lecture Reflects on Century of Ecumenism
Photo:  Msgr John RadanoThe University of St. Thomas Center for Faith and Culture will present, “After a Century of Ecumenism: What has been Achieved? What are Some Challenges Facing Us Today,” a lecture by Monsignor John A. Radano.

Mar 25, 2011  Tony Melendez Concert Is Sold Out
The University of St. Thomas Catholic Outreach Program will host a Lenten Renewal Concert featuring internationally acclaimed guitarist Tony Melendez. The concert is sold out.

Mar 23, 2011  Peruvian Education Project Hosts Family Day
Photo: Flanagan and Peruvian StudentsThe Peruvian Educational Project (PEP), in conjunction with the Graduate International Studies Group (GIS) at the University of St. Thomas, will host Kermese! Family Day and Fun Run on May 7.

Mar 21, 2011  Stay Up-to-Date with the Star View
Star View 11 Issue 6This issue of the Star View features MEd Student Secures Funds for Playground for Special Needs Students, UST Hires New Golf Coach, UST Students Plan Concert to Benefit Local Food Bank, UST Performs the Ideal Husband and Nursing Alumni Donate $1 Million.

Mar 16, 2011  Dr. Mauro Ferari Speaks about Biomedical Nanotechnology
Photo: FerrariThe Crossroads Cultural Center-Houston and the University of St. Thomas will present “Science as an Adventure: A Conversation with Dr. Mauro Ferrari,” at 6:30 p.m., April 5, in Jones Hall.

Mar 16, 2011  UST Introduces Music Classes for Pre-School Age Children
Photo: Music for MinisAt the University of St. Thomas Music Preparatory School, our youngest students embark upon their journey of musical growth under the guidance of teachers who instill a life-long love of music.

Mar 15, 2011  UST Students Plan Concert to Benefit Houston Food Bank
Photo: Can of BeansSupport local musicians and help fight hunger at the Concert in the Mall, a benefit concert for the Houston Food Bank from 4-8 p.m., Saturday, April 2 on the University of St. Thomas Campus Life Mall.

Mar 15, 2011  UST Performs Oscar Wilde’s “Ideal Husband”
Photo: Ideal HusbandBlackmail, intrigue, political corruption, public image versus personal honor and the triumph of love; all these ingredients come together in Oscar Wilde’s delicious comedy, “An Ideal Husband.”

Mar 15, 2011  Lambuth Ends Celts Season at A.I.I. Tournament
The Celts finished the season 13-14 in just their second year of existence. They were 8-4 at home and the season featured wins over #4 ranked Texas Wesleyan, a season sweep of Southwestern Assemblies of God, and a road win at Our Lady of the Lake.

Mar 10, 2011  Nursing Alumni Donate $1 Million
Nursing Alumni Donate $1 MillionNursing at the University of St. Thomas grows from deep roots that continue to nourish future generations of nurses. The Associated Nursing Alumni (ANA), graduates of Dominican College, St. Joseph’s and the University of St. Thomas, have remained closely tied to UST and have celebrated a legacy of dedicated nurses who vigorously supported the resurgent nursing program.

Mar 07, 2011  Stay Up-to-Date with the Star View
Star View 11 Issue 5This issue of the Star View features The New Core Curriculum, Additional Financial Aid for Summer Courses, Two Staff Members Join the Office of Nursing Program Development and Students Named Mardi Gras Royalty.

Mar 07, 2011  UST Hires Matt Luther as Men’s, Women’s Golf Coach
The growing University of St. Thomas Athletic Department will introduce two additional teams to its intercollegiate roster with men’s and women’s golf teams in fall 2011. Helping to tee-off the new program is newly hired golf coach, Matt Luther, who has already begun recruiting students for the men’s and women’s golf teams.

Mar 04, 2011  Talk With Your Advisor About New Core Curriculum for Fall 2011
UST has made changes to the core curriculum to better integrate the core curriculum with academic majors. It is strongly recommended that every student meet with an academic advisor to determine which core curriculum track is most appropriate for the student’s individual course of study.

Mar 04, 2011  Submit Commencement Speaker Applications by March 21
The Office of Student Affairs will accept applications for student commencement speaker until 5 p.m. Monday, March 21.

Mar 01, 2011  Marketing Communications Earns Awards for Publications, Video
Image: TrophyPublications and a video produced in 2010 by the University of St. Thomas Office of Marketing Communications earned nationwide recognition in the 26th Annual Admissions Advertising Awards sponsored by the Higher Education Marketing Report.

Mar 01, 2011  Hans Stockton Hosts Chinese New Year Banquet
Dr. Hans Stockton, director of the University of St. Thomas Center for International Studies, hosted the annual Chinese New Year celebration of the Houston Taipei Society on Feb. 25.

Feb 28, 2011  Celts Lose Regular Season Finale
The University of St Thomas men’s basketball team closed out the regular season on the road Saturday, Feb. 26, at Texas-Pan American. Jeremy Lewis led the Celts in scoring with 23 points but it was not enough to push the Celts over the top losing 72-77.

Feb 23, 2011  Celts Drop Two on the Road in New Orleans
The Celts hit the road for two games in New Orleans against the University of New Orleans on Feb. 21 and Xavier University on Feb. 22. The Celts were downed by New Orleans 54-73 and lost a hard-fought game with Xavier 51-56.

Feb 22, 2011  Dr. Virginia Bernhard Speaks on Puritans, Witches in Bermuda
Dr. Virginia Bernhard, University of St. Thomas Professor Emerita of history emerita, will explore “Puritans and Witches in Bermuda, 1651-1655” at the annual B.K. Smith Lecture in History. The lecture will be held at 7:30 p.m., March 31 in Cullen Hall, 4001 Mt. Vernon.

Feb 22, 2011  Mosaics of Faith Conference Examines Turkish Experience
The University of St. Thomas Center for International Studies will host Mosaics of Faith: The Turkish Experience, a two-day event that explores the rich culture of Turkey. The conference will be held all day Tuesday-Wednesday, March 1-2 on the UST campus.


Feb 22, 2011  Anthony Graves Gives Black History Month Lecture
Recently exonerated death row inmate Anthony Graves will bring his extraordinary message of hope and perseverance to the University of St. Thomas St. Martin de Porres Society annual Black History Month lecture, “Fight for Freedom,” at 7 p.m., Feb. 25 in Jones Hall, 3910 Yoakum. 

Feb 22, 2011  UST Increases Financial Aid Budget for 2011-2012
Photo: Financial AidTo meet growing student financial need, UST has increased the financial aid budget 21 percent for a total of $9.2 million for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Feb 21, 2011  Seniors Victorious in Last Home Game
Three seniors on the men’s basketball team − Ivan Earls, Anthony Medina and Melvin Roberts – ended their final home game with a 75-46 victory against the Patriots of Arlington Baptist University.

Feb 21, 2011  Stay Up-to-Date with the Star View
Star View 11 Issue 4This issue of the the Star View features Microfinance Social Entrepreneurship Program Expands to Africa, Catch up, Get Ahead: Register for Summer Classes, UST Welcomes Largest International Student Class, Brock McGuire Band Gives Traditional Irish Concert and Eating Disorders Awareness Week.

Feb 21, 2011  UST Selects Mardi Gras King and Queen
Selected as exemplary models of the University’s mission to educate leaders of faith and character, UST students Robert Murillo and Steffani Rush will reign as this year’s Mardi Gras King and Queen at the 2011 Mardi Gras Gala “Jazz it Up,” on Tuesday, March 8.

Feb 18, 2011  Celts Push Win Streak to 3
With the 64-59 win over the Southwestern Assemblies of God Lions, the Celts run their winning streak to 3 and winners of 5 of their last 6. The win also gave the Celts the season sweep of the Lions.

Feb 16, 2011  Register for Summer Classes Today
Summer classes are a great way to catch up, get ahead or just get started on your degree. This summer, St. Thomas will offer a variety of courses for current students and high school students seeking dual credit.

Feb 15, 2011  Nicole Casarez Receives Columbia Journalism Review Laurel
Nicole Casarez, attorney and University of St. Thomas professor of communication, has received yet another accolade for her tireless efforts to help free Anthony Graves. Casarez was featured in the Laurels section of the Columbia Journalism Review.

Feb 15, 2011  UST Welcomes Largest Class of International Students
The spring 2011 semester saw its largest enrollment of new international students in recent history. UST welcomed 49 new international and exchange students from 24 countries.

Feb 14, 2011  Celts Crush University of Dallas Crusaders
The University of St. Thomas men’s basketball team hit the road Saturday, Feb. 12, and earned a 67-47 victory over the University of Dallas.

Feb 14, 2011  International Studies Students Meet Parag Khanna
Students in Dr. Jose-Thota's International Politics course, offered by the Center for International Studies, attended a lecture by Parag Khanna hosted by the Houston World Affairs Council (HWAC) on Feb. 9.

Feb 10, 2011  Panel Addresses Uprisings in Egypt, Tunisia
Photo: Uprisings in Egypt, TunisiaThe revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt are making daily headlines, because they may fundamentally shift the balance of power in the Middle East. On Feb. 8, the Center for International Studies held “Contagious Uprisings? Tunisia, Egypt and the Middle East," a panel discussion on that topic.

Feb 10, 2011  UST Hosts Clean Energy Forum
The UST Environmental Science and Studies Department and Environmentally Concerned Organization of Students (ECOS) will host “Focus the Nation Clean Energy Forum,” a panel discussion of environmental experts at 8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 28.

Feb 09, 2011  UST Hosts St. Patrick’s Day Mass and Traditional Irish Brunch
Photo: Celtic CrossThe University of St. Thomas William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies will host a traditional St. Patrick’s Day celebration beginning at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 17.

Feb 09, 2011  UST Names Winners of UST/Archdiocesan Essay Contest
Though the University of St. Thomas/Archdiocesan Essay Contest was canceled due to inclement weather on Friday, Feb. 4, the University will still recognize the winners of the essay contest as well as the many dedicated volunteer essay readers. The awards ceremony will not be rescheduled.

Feb 09, 2011  Lenten Lectures Explore Americans on Road to Sainthood
The 22nd Annual Lenten Lecture Series will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, during Lent, March 9-April 13. This year's theme, "Americans on the Road to Sainthood," follows a discussion of the canonization process.


Feb 09, 2011  UST Model United Nations Team to Compete in National Competition
Eight students from the University of St. Thomas Model United Nations (UST MUN) team will compete in the Harvard National Model United Nations (HNMUN) conference at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, from Thursday, February 17-Sunday, Feb. 20.

Feb 09, 2011  WCS Lecture Examines Mill’s “Subjection of Women”
The UST Women, Culture and Society Program will present, “Counting on Women and Why Women Count: A New Look at John Stuart Mill’s ‘Subjection of Women, ’” a lecture by Dr. Curtis Hancock at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 3, in Ahern Room, Crooker Center.

Feb 08, 2011  Stay Up-to-Date with the Star View
Graphic: Star view Vol 11. Issue 3This issue of the the Star View features UST Students Attend March for Life in Austin, Washington D.C., UST Increases Financial Budget by 21 Percent, Mike Ricks Named UST Women’s Events Basketball Coach and UST Students, Faculty Provide Free Tax Preparation.

Feb 08, 2011  Celts Defeat University of New Orleans Privateers
The Celts men’s basketball team finally had a chance to hit the court again after the icy winter storm that postponed the game against the University of New Orleans Privateers. The Privateers came to town sporting a seven-game winning streak but left with a 59-55 loss to the Celts.

Feb 08, 2011  Feb. 19 Basketball Game Rescheduled for 2 p.m.
Graphic: Celt LionThe time for the last home game against Arlington Baptist College on Saturday, Feb. 19 has changed from 3 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Feb 08, 2011  Brock McGuire Band Gives Traditional Irish Concert at UST
Photo: Brock McGuire BandThe William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies at the University of St. Thomas will host a concert of traditional music from the West of Ireland by the Brock McGuire Band at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 2, on the University of St. Thomas campus, Cullen Hall, 4001 Mt. Vernon.

Feb 07, 2011  Fr. Apostoli Discusses Fatima for Today
The University of St. Thomas Chi Rho Theology Club will host “Fatima for Today,” a lecture by Father Andrew Apostoli, CFR, at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 11 in Jones Hall, 3910 Yoakum.

Feb 07, 2011  City Council Member Ed Gonzalez Speaks about Poverty, Crime
Houston City Council Member Edward Gonzalez will explore the connection between poverty and crime at annual Dum Spiro Lecture at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb 16 on the University of St. Thomas campus, Crooker Center, Ahern Room, 3909 Graustark. 

Feb 07, 2011  Music Preparatory School Students Named State Finalists
Three University of St. Thomas Music Preparatory School piano students will compete as state finalists at the Texas Music Teachers Association convention in June in Dallas. 

Feb 03, 2011  UST Cancels Archdiocesan Essay Contest Due to Inclement Weather
The UST/Archdiocesan Essay Contest Mass and Awards Ceremony scheduled for Friday, Feb. 4 has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

Feb 02, 2011  Shop at Ten Thousand Villages to Support MicroCredit
Find a unique gift for your Valentine, support fair-trade artisans and the University of St. Thomas Social Entrepreneurship Program at Shopping Night at Ten Thousand Villages, 2424A Rice Boulevard in Rice Village. 

Feb 02, 2011  Mike Ricks Named Women’s Basketball Coach
The University of St. Thomas has appointed Mike Ricks as the coach of the women’s basketball team, set to take the court for the first time in the 2011-2012 season. Ricks will recruit and coach the inaugural intercollegiate women’s basketball team at UST.

Feb 01, 2011  Watch Web Video Broadcast of Men's Basketball Games
Can't make it to the basketball game? The UST Celts men's basketball games will video streamed on legacysportsnetwork.com and foxsportshouston.com


Feb 01, 2011  UST Holds Panel Discussion on Uprisings in Egypt, Tunisia
Photo: Nivien SalehThe University of St. Thomas Center for International Studies will host a panel discussion, “Contagious Uprisings: Harbingers for Change in Tunisia, Egypt and the Region?” at 6 p.m., on Tuesday, Feb. 8, in Ahern Room of Crooker Center, 3909 Graustark.

Jan 31, 2011  Celts Lose to St. Mary's 53-76
Playing their first game in 11 days, the Celts took the floor against Division II foe St. Mary’s University Rattlers on Jan. 29 in San Antonio. The Celts lost 53-76.

Jan 26, 2011  Dr. John Hittinger Gives Political Philosophy Lecture at UST
Photo: Dr. John HittingerDr. John Hittinger, University of St. Thomas Philosophy Department chair, will give the annual political science public lecture, “From Monarchy to Democracy: Yves R. Simon and the Transformation of Thomistic Political Philosophy,” on Feb. 7 at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, NB, Canada.

Jan 26, 2011  Dr. Russell Hittinger Speaks About St. Benedict
Photo: Dr. Russell HittingerDr. F. Russell Hittinger will speak about, “What St. Benedict Taught the Dark Ages – His and Ours,” at 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, Feb. 24 on the University of St. Thomas campus, Jones Hall.

Jan 26, 2011  UST Students, Volunteers Provide Free Income Tax Preparation
Photo: Tax filingFor the 28th consecutive year, more than 50 University of St. Thomas accounting students, alumni and volunteers are providing free tax preparation through the IRS VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program) in north Houston from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturdays Jan. 29 through April 15.

Jan 26, 2011  UST Hosts Human Trafficking Lecture
Photo: ChainsThe University of St. Thomas Center for International Studies and Students Working Against Trafficking (SWAT) will host, “Human Trafficking: The Issue and Responses,” at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 10 in Ahern Room, Crooker Center.

Jan 25, 2011  UST Magazine Winter 2010 Issue
UST Magazine  Winter 2010 IssueThe University of St. Thomas is a shining star among the brightest stars in Houston. The University’s master plan offers a capital vision that establishes St. Thomas as an integral partner in the future prosperity of Houston and beyond.

Jan 24, 2011  Stay Up-to-Date with the Star View
Graphic: Star view Vol 11 Issue 1This issue of the the Star View features the Nursing Program Update, Service Learning Research, Aquinas Lecture and New UST Faculty Videos Showcase.

Jan 24, 2011  Stay Up-to-Date with the Star View
Graphic: Star view Vol 11 Issue 2This issue of the the Star View features the Nursing Program Update, UST International Studies Students Visit Taiwan, President's Day of Service and UST's Black History Month celebration.

Jan 21, 2011  Religious Sense Lecture Examines Reality, Reason, Freedom
The Crossroads Cultural Center-Houston and the University of St. Thomas will host a lecture on “Reality, Reason and Freedom: At the Root of the Religious Quest,” at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 10 in Jones Hall, 3910 Yoakum. 

Jan 20, 2011  UST Earns NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Designation
The University of St. Thomas was selected as a Five Star Champions of Character by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) for the 2010-2011 academic year. Though UST has been named a Champion of Character Institution four times, this is the first time NAIA has bestowed the additional “Five Star” designation to its member institutions.

Jan 20, 2011  Sign Up for President’s Day of Service Projects
Dr. Robert Ivany invites the campus community to roll up their sleeves and get to work at the President’s Day of Service from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 12.

Jan 19, 2011  Big Road Win Pulls Celts to .500
With four players scoring in double figures, the Celts men’s Basketball team posts impressive 69-49 win over Arlington Baptist Tuesday, Jan. 18.

Jan 18, 2011  Travel to Budapest with Dr. and Mrs. Ivany
UST President Dr. Robert Ivany and Marianne Ivany invite the UST community to explore Budapest, Hungary, for the Fifth Annual President’s Tour scheduled for Sept. 20-28. Budapest is one of Europe’s most beautiful and historic cities.

Jan 18, 2011  Biology Students Win First Prize in Research Competition
Two University of St. Thomas biology students earned high honors at the Annual Entomological Society of America meeting in San Diego from Dec. 12-15. Adeel Faruki and Duc Lam, junior biology majors won first prize in the President’s Prize research competition.

Jan 18, 2011  UST International Studies Students Visit Taiwan
University of St. Thomas students spent the first two weeks of 2011 in Taiwan as part of a course on contemporary Taiwanese history and politics. Led by Center for International Studies Director Dr. Hans Stockton, the delegation traveled to Taipei, Tainan, and Kaohsiung. 

Jan 18, 2011  UST Alumnus Gives Benefit Comedy Performance
The University of St. Thomas Drama Department will host a   one-man show of comic readings at “An Evening with Robert Cooper,” at 7:30 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 26, in Jones Hall, 3910 Yoakum.

Jan 17, 2011  Méndez Translates Campus Leadership to Board Position
Two years later and a continent away, 2009 UST alumnus Thomas Méndez is still applying and expanding the skills he learned as a student leader.

Jan 13, 2011  Balanced Scoring Leads Celts to 78-37 Victory
The Celts Men’s Basketball Squad hit the floor Wednesday, Jan. 12 against Northern New Mexico College eager to reclaim their winning streak. Led by Anthony Medina’s 18 points, the Celts posted a 78-37 win.

Jan 11, 2011  UST Hosts Tribute to Folk Singer Mercedes Sosa
Photo: Mercedes SosaCasa Argentina de Houston and the University of St. Thomas Center for International Studies will host "The Night of Blue, White and Pink: A Tribute to Mercedes Sosa, World Famous Folk Singer" at 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 22, on the UST campus in Jones Hall, 3910 Yoakum.

Jan 11, 2011  Dr. Peter Kreeft Gives Annual Aquinas Lecture
Photo: KreeftDr. Peter Kreeft, known as one of the premier apologists in America today, will present the 2011 University of St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture, titled “Thomas Aquinas on Sexuality: Has Metaphysics Anything to do with Sex” The lecture, hosted by UST’s Center for Thomistic Studies, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 27, on the UST campus, Jones Hall, 3910 Yoakum.

Jan 11, 2011  Center for International Studies Hosts UN Film Festival
The University of St. Thomas Center for International Studies and the United Nations Association-Houston will host the United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) from Thursday – Sunday, Jan, 27-30, on the UST campus in Cullen Hall, 4001 Mt. Vernon.

Jan 10, 2011  Basketball Team Suffers Loss to Loyola
The University of St. Thomas men’s basketball team hit the road to New Orleans on Saturday, Jan. 8, to take on the Wolfpack of Loyola University. Loyola capitalized on their home advantage, defeating the Celts 56-73.

Jan 10, 2011  Vatican Grants Permission to Publish “John Paul II Speaks on Women”
The UST Women, Culture, and Society (WSC) Program has received permission from the Vatican to publish, “John Paul II Speaks on Women,” a comprehensive collection of John Paul II’s historic texts on women. 

Jan 10, 2011  UST Hosts Saints & Tzadiks: A Concert of Irish and Yiddish Songs
The University of St. Thomas William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies will host "Saints & Tzadiks: A Concert of Irish and Yiddish Songs," by renowned Irish singers Susan McKeown and Lorin Sklamberg, lead vocalist of The Klezmatics. The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 16, on the University of St. Thomas campus, Jones Hall, 3910 Yoakum.

Jan 10, 2011  UST Celebrates Life of Barbara Franzheim Dror
Longtime University of St. Thomas friend and benefactor Barbara Franzheim Dror passed away on Dec. 17. A celebration of her life will be held on her upcoming birthday at 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 7, in the Chapel of St. Basil. The St. Basil Schola, directed by Lowell A. Davis, will perform Gregorian Chant for the service.

Jan 10, 2011  WCS Colloquium Explores Catherine of Siena, Florence Nightingale
The University of St. Thomas Women, Culture and Society Program will host the Third Annual Zambosco-Thomas Colloquium, “In Dialogue with St. Catherine of Siena and Florence Nightingale,” from 7-9 p.m., Feb. 21-22, in Ahern, Crooker Center.

Jan 07, 2011  UST Conference Celebrates International Year of the Nurse
Celebrating the International Year of the Nurse, the University of Saint Thomas hosted a lecture and book signing with renowned nursing scholar Dr. Barbara Dossey on Dec. 8. 

Jan 07, 2011  Cullen Trust for Health Care Commits $2 Million for Nursing
The Cullen Trust for Health Care has committed a $2 million grant to the University of St. Thomas in Houston to establish the Cullen Trust for Health Care Nursing Endowed Chair.

Jan 04, 2011  St. Edward’s Ends Celts' Winning Streak
St. Thomas put its four-game winning streak on the line Jan. 3 as they welcomed in A.I. I. Division II foe St. Edward’s University. The Celts were able to keep the game close down the stretch with strong defense, but fell short with a 65-74 loss.

Jan 03, 2011  Celts Take Down No. 4 Ranked Texas Wesleyan
The Men's Basketball team defeated No. 4 nationally ranked Texas Wesleyan on Dec. 30 72-64. The victory ended Wesleyan's previously undefeated season, and continued the Celts' winning streak to four consecutive games.

Jan 03, 2011  UST Remembers the Late Dr. Judith Ryan
Dr. Judith M. Ryan, associate professor of New Testament at the University of St. Thomas School of Theology at St. Mary's Seminary, passed away on Dec. 27.

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