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|Mar 07, 2014 Mardi Gras Gala Raises $800,000 for Scholarships|
A “Prince of the Church” and archbishop of Galveston Houston, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, was the honoree during the 64th Annual Mardi Gras Gala, helping to raise more than $800,000 for scholarships at the University of St. Thomas. More than 400 donors, alumni and friends celebrated Fat Tuesday on March 4 at the River Oaks Country Club.
|Mar 07, 2014 UST Rodeo Scholarship Student Roundup|
As rodeo season kicks off again in Houston, several University of St. Thomas students have a very different reason to put on their chaps and saddle up. Freshmen Tamara Esparza and Carina Tlapanco are two of six students selected as recipients of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Scholarships for the 2013-2014 school year.
|Mar 07, 2014 Guzman Trades Tan Lines for Environmental Responsibility|
For most, spring break brings to mind images of friends, sun and surf. For University of St. Thomas’ Brenda Guzman, a junior biology major and pre-med student, spring break looks like Washington D.C.
|Feb 26, 2014 Accreditation Team Gives Positive Nod to Nursing|
The University of St. Thomas School of Nursing in Houston is one step closer to national accreditation. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, or CCNE, is a prestigious accrediting body for schools that offer baccalaureate and graduate programs in nursing.
The three-person CCNE site-visit team visited St. Thomas from Feb. 19-21 to study the school’s achievement of the four required CCNE standards, and in their view, the School of Nursing met all four standards, with no compliance concerns.
|Feb 25, 2014 Combat Medic Seeks Adrenaline of Trauma Nursing|
Jacqueline Hess felt the full force of adrenaline’s mind-blocking, sweaty, heart-racing effects after her first experience working in a military medical trauma setting. She was hooked. After an eight-year stint as a U.S. Air Force combat medic, Hess is now a pre-nursing student at the University of St. Thomas, pursuing her goal to be a trauma nurse.
|Feb 20, 2014 Mardi Gras King, Queen Exemplify UST Mission|
The 2014 Mardi Gras king and queen, C.J. Miller and Meredith Smith, will be the faces of the student body during the 65th annual Mardi Gras Gala at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4 at River Oaks Country Club.
|Feb 19, 2014 Record Turnout for Day of Service|
Early on a Saturday morning, Brenda Guzman, a junior biology major, found herself enjoying the early morning sun and cool breeze as she and fellow Council of Club officers painted flower pots for assisted living homes.
|Feb 17, 2014 Women Succeed in UST Engineering, CUA is New Partner|
In the male-dominated field of engineering, it can be difficult for women to succeed, but last year, all four graduates of the University of St. Thomas cooperative engineering program were women, and three of them were Hispanic.
UST has cooperative agreements with Texas A&M University, University of Houston, University of Notre Dame and newly-approved The Catholic University of America.
|Feb 11, 2014 Nanotechnology Expert Presents Miller Lecture on Faith, Science|
Medical research and prayer “share many fundamental characteristics,” according to Mauro Ferrari, president, CEO, and distinguished endowed chair of Houston Methodist Research Institute, who will deliver the University of St. Thomas’ annual Archbishop J. Michael Miller Lecture on Feb. 20.
Ferrari’s lecture, "Five Prayers: A Testimonial on Faith and Science,” will take place from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Cullen Hall on the University campus at 4001 Mt. Vernon St.
|Feb 11, 2014 Principal Channels Passion for Education|
Life has a funny way of putting you exactly where you need to be. For Hafedh Azaiez, a 2008 graduate from the Master of Education program and 2007 HISD secondary teacher of the year, life took him from Tunisia, where he was born and raised, to Houston, where he discovered his love, passion and exceptional skill in teaching.
|Jan 27, 2014 Catholic Students Write on John Paul II in Essay Contest|
With the most number of essays to date, Catholic school students, parents and teachers from around the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston gathered to celebrate the winners of the 10th annual University of St. Thomas/Archdiocesan Essay Contest with a Mass and Awards Ceremony on Jan. 22 at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.
|Jan 27, 2014 UST Faculty Attend South Africa Service Learning Conference|
Six University of St. Thomas faculty members traveled to Sellenbosh, South Africa, to present at the International Service Learning Conference on Nov. 20-22. The conference, titled “Service-Learning Across the Globe: From Local to Transnational,” was aimed at enhancing global participation through both theoretical and applied service learning in higher education.
|Jan 27, 2014 40 Celts March for Life in Washington|
St. Thomas brought its largest group ever to Washington, D.C. for the March for Life. Braving the cold temperatures, 40 students took a stand for the unborn to say they are part of the Pro-Life Generation.
|Jan 16, 2014 Sindelar Weaves Foreign Service into Middle East Class|
While teaching a survey class on the Middle East and North Africa, Richard Sindelar can explain the enormity of Tahrir Square during talks of the Arab Spring in Egypt. He can lend his experience with settlements to a discussion of the Arab Israeli settlements. He has firsthand knowledge because Sindelar was a United States foreign service officer who spent almost half his career covering the Middle East.
|Jan 14, 2014 Ivany Named One of Houston’s Most Influential Woman|
If you are looking for Marianne Ivany, it is best to look towards the stage. Ivany, the University of St. Thomas’ first lady, has been involved in the arts, theater, singing, music and writing since a young age. More recently however, she has been using her passion for the arts to promote the Performing Arts Society and to raise scholarship money for students in the music and theater departments at the University of St. Thomas.
|Jan 13, 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 09, 2014 Calleo and the Philosophy of Gourmet Pizza|
For Anthony Calleo, a 2003 philosophy and theology graduate, the road to realizing his childhood dream of opening a pizza joint has had many twists and turns. Calleo, a whippet-thin thirtysomething who does not hesitate to speak his mind, has pursued three careers since graduating from the University of St. Thomas.