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|Apr 24, 2013 Taco Tasting Raises $35,000 for Scholarships|
In what was the largest event ever contracted at the Saint Arnold Brewing Co., the University of St. Thomas Alumni Association exceeded its goal and raised nearly $35,000 for scholarships at the 2nd Annual Two Saints and a Taco Tasting on April 18.
|Apr 19, 2013 George Gears Students Up for Future Success|
University of St. Thomas will celebrate 350 undergraduates and 793 graduate students during the 2013 Commencement Ceremony at 10 a.m. on May 18 in Reliant Arena.
|Apr 19, 2013 Education Grad Aims to be Voice for Others|
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said “I have a dream.” He inspired many people to dream big and hope for a better future. For one University of St. Thomas graduate however, simply having a dream is not enough. For Elvia Valdez, what matters most is living that dream.
|Apr 19, 2013 Learning Knows No Age for Grad|
Deacon Albert Vacek never thought that three months after filing for Social Security he would be graduating with a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies. That is exactly what will happen on May 18 when Vacek walks across the stage at Reliant Arena with 350 undergraduates and 793 graduate students.
|Apr 18, 2013 Drama Grad Clears Hurdles for Role of a Lifetime|
Adrienne Shearer’s UST graduation story could not have been more heroically imagined if it were one of the productions in which she has starred or choreographed. Having overcome one obstacle after another, the talented Shearer will take her cues on May 18 as one of the 350 undergraduates and 793 graduate students who will participate in the University’s 63rd Commencement Ceremony.
|Apr 18, 2013 Artist Earns UST’s First BA/BFA, Gallery Show|
With her ever-present Canon Rebel EOS hanging around her neck, Krista Karbalai is the picture of accomplishment. During the University’s 63rd Commencement Ceremony on May 18, she will become the first graduate to earn a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Fine Arts (BA/BFA) degree in studio arts.
|Apr 18, 2013 Student Studies Bioethics at Yale Summer Program|
Junior philosophy major Matthew Weatherford is the first University of St. Thomas student to be accepted into the coveted Yale University's Summer Institute in Bioethics . Studying with elite scholars, students and professionals for eight weeks, Weatherford will engage in intellectual debates, mini-conferences and social events that foster collaboration on bioethics.
|Apr 18, 2013 FirstGen Grad to Teach for America in Detroit|
Forging one's own path in life is no walk in the park. It requires commitment, perseverance and self-awareness. Jenny Treviño was the first in her family to go to college, will be the first to graduate with a degree in international studies and was selected for the Teach for America program. Soon to be placed in Detroit, Mich., Treviño accepted the job offer with a definitive “bring it on.”
|Apr 18, 2013 Brother and Sister Plant It Forward|
What do siblings with a thriving software company, Bridgway Software, have in common with Houston's urban organic farming and refugees from Africa's troubled Congo? They are elements of a radical idea turned non-profit company called Plant It Forward Farms, driven by alumni Teresa O'Donnell '77 and her brother Pat ‘76 to help economically disadvantaged refugees generate a living wage.
|Apr 18, 2013 Grad Mathematician Calculates Perfect Speech|
To get the golden ratio, mathematicians take a line and divide it into two segments with the property that when the longer part is divided by the smaller part, it is equal to the whole length divided by the longer part. If you take the length of a college career, divide it by a one small life-changing moment, which is also equal to the whole four-year experience, you get a divine sequence of events. Confused? Brittany Garza is not.
|Apr 15, 2013 Weaver’s Dream Flies Her to Vet School|
When one’s dream comes true, a flood of emotions set in: excitement, hesitation, humility and optimism. Gary Wright sang about the dream weaver getting him through the night, but Kayla Weaver’s dream is shaping the rest of her future.
|Apr 10, 2013 Environmental Science Grad Loves Conservation|
Well before her graduation date in May 2013, environmental science major Kelly Schmitz knew she would transform her passion for animal conservation and recycling into a career.
|Apr 08, 2013 Honors Class Challenges Views of Human Person|
Reflecting on the view of the human person from multiple perspectives, the Honors Program class of 2013 has prepared a provocative presentation for the Research Symposium: “Person: The Endangered Species,” to be given at 4 p.m. on April 12 in UST's Jones Hall, 3910 Yoakum Blvd.
|Mar 22, 2013 Garrido Conducts Houston Latin Philharmonic|
Musicians must promote and disseminate all types of artistic expression among the multicultural city of Houston. Dr. Glenn Garrido, chair of music at University of St. Thomas, is doing his part by conducting the Houston Latin American Philharmonic Orchestra, also known as the Latin Phil, the first professional orchestra in the United States created exclusively to present full concerts of Latin American music, both original and arrangements.
|Mar 22, 2013 Symposium Reflects ‘Apprentices to Knowledge’|
Learning through research is active, as opposed to gaining knowledge by traditional teaching. Dr. William Harris, associate professor of environmental science and studies, said the team selected this year’s theme, “Apprentices to Knowledge,” for the 2013 Research Symposium to reflect on students’ active participation in the learning process.
|Mar 20, 2013 Alumni Couple Live Foreign-Service Life|
From living near an active volcano in Japan, to overlooking nightly tango lessons in the park across from their Argentine apartment, to assessing the H1N1 outbreak with health officials in Mexico City, alumni Lauren and Joe Salazar have had unique experiences in their posts around the world.
|Mar 18, 2013 UST Students Rope Rodeo Scholarships|
Several University of St. Thomas students are proud recipients of Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Scholarships for the 2012-2013 year.
|Mar 13, 2013 St. Thomas Community Joyful for Pope Francis|
As “Habemus Papam” was proclaimed from the balcony of St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City, the University of St. Thomas community waited with anticipation and celebrated the announcement of the new Pope Francis.
|Mar 12, 2013 Alumni Boost Scholarships as Rodeo Volunteers|
In red and white face paint and a cowboy hat, a class of 1971 alumnus wears a traditional rodeo clown costume in true bullfighter fashion to promote the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. “Stripes” the clown visits schools, seniors or business groups to educate people about the mission of HLS&R.
|Mar 08, 2013 Foreign Service Link Begins ‘Diplomat’ Series|
University of St. Thomas’ Center for International Studies formed a partnership with the American Foreign Service Association in Washington, D.C., to promote and deepen public understanding of U.S. diplomacy, and the Center will launch a new “Distinguished Diplomat” lecture series this month.
|Mar 06, 2013 Yaacoub Presents Research at National Meeting|
Alan Yaacoub, a senior biology major and chemistry minor, is an American Chemical Society National Member and in the Tri-Beta National Biological Honor Society. This physics teacher’s assistant is conducting research on nanoparticles, under the direction of Dr. Birgit Mellis, assistant professor of physics.
|Mar 04, 2013 MBB Celts are RRAC Champs|
The University of St. Thomas men’s basketball team won its first Red River Athletic Conference title. With a 67-51 victory, on March 4 in the RRAC Championship, over conference tournament host and top-seeded Southwestern Assemblies of God University, the Celts rose to the occasion and exceeded expectations.
|Feb 25, 2013 Dr. Foust Engineers Success for Students|
In a typical class with Dr. Henry Foust, cooperative engineering and physics students might find themselves doing an experiment with temperature sensors in air, cold water and hot water.
|Feb 15, 2013 Honoring Sisters, Mardi Gras Gala Raises $800K|
Daniel Cardinal DiNardo said it best during his opening prayer at the 63rd Annual Mardi Gras Gala when he commented on “hearts rejoicing” at the University of St. Thomas. More than 400 donors, alumni and friends of St. Thomas celebrated Fat Tuesday with “A Mardi Gras Tradition” on Feb. 12 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston.
|Feb 07, 2013 Feast Before the Fast at 63rd Annual Mardi Gras Gala|
University supporters will prepare their minds, bodies and spirits for Lent with a Mardi Gras Gala celebration –University of St. Thomas style.
|Feb 05, 2013 Dad Transfers to UST, Strives to Make the Grade|
Sitting in on his son’s class during University of St. Thomas’ Parent’s Weekend in fall 2012, Aaron Kildow was surprised when he was enthralled by the lecture.
|Feb 04, 2013 UST, Friends March for Life in D.C., Austin|
Twenty two University of St. Thomas students, faculty and staff, along with a few students from University of Houston, Rice University and Texas A&M University-Galveston, joined together on the 40th Anniversary of Roe vs. Wade for the “largest human rights demonstration in the world,” March for Life, on Jan. 25 in Washington D.C.
|Feb 04, 2013 UST/Archdiocesan Essay Contest Awards Winners|
Catholic school students, parents and teachers from around the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston gathered to celebrate the winners of the ninth annual University of St. Thomas/Archdiocesan Essay Contest with a Mass and Awards Ceremony on Jan. 23 at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.
|Jan 30, 2013 Student King, Queen Unveiled for Mardi Gras|
Both surprised and humbled by their nominations, the two look forward to representing the student body at the party on Fat Tuesday, “A Mardi Gras Tradition,” at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 12 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston. The gala is the University’s premier scholarship fundraising event of the year.
|Jan 30, 2013 Msgr. Steenson Marks First Year of Ordinariate|
Still catching his breath from the rush of 2012’s historic Church events in which he played a part, Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson won’t have much time to relax before he’s back in full swing – traveling the nation again for ordinations of former Anglican clergy, participating in speaking events and hosting high ranking Vatican officials in Houston.
|Jan 29, 2013 Dr. Jon Taylor Talks Texas Politics, Y'all|
Before he gets into the day's discussion in the Texas Politics class, Professor and Chair of Political Science Dr. Jon Taylor plays a little music.
|Jan 24, 2013 Symphony Benefit Concert Exceeds $300,000 Goal|
Conductor Andrey Boreyko wowed the audience of 750 patrons during the New Vision, New Stars Benefit Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 22 at Jones Hall in the Houston Theater District.
|Jan 24, 2013 Father, Son Chair Homecoming ‘Corral Days'|
Steve Waldner '75 has a degree in sociology, and his son Cameron Waldner '06, MLA '08, earned a bachelor's and master's in political science. Together, they will chair the University of St. Thomas Homecoming event, “Celtic Corral Days,” on Feb. 22-23 on campus.
|Jan 14, 2013 Franciscan Sisters Honored at Mardi Gras Gala|
The Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist will be honored at A Mardi Gras Tradition, the 63rd Annual Mardi Gras Gala, at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 12 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston.
|Jan 12, 2013 Bornigia Takes Fear Out of Public Speaking|
In front of an audience, Dr. Livia Bornigia, assistant professor of communication, encourages students to own their space. After all, your audience is only going to notice something went wrong if you behave as if something is wrong.
|Jan 09, 2013 Houston Symphony Concert Benefits UST|
To bring the University closer to realizing its vision for enhancing the visual and performing arts for the campus and the Houston community, the University of St. Thomas will partner with the world-renowned Houston Symphony to perform the New Vision, New Stars Benefit Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 22 at Jones Hall in the Houston Theater District.
|Jan 04, 2013 Seniors Combine Skill, Friendship on the Court|
Senior point guard Her’shiira “Shorty” Boone-Rodgers and senior forward Amber Arceneaux-Francis are filling up the stat sheets for the University of St. Thomas women’s basketball team. The Celts Head Coach Mike Ricks attributes their long friendship as a key component to their individual and team success.