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|Dec 06, 2006 University of St. Thomas Presents Celebration Honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe|
The Office of Campus Ministry at the University of St. Thomas presents the first Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration, a day of activities that honor and remember Our Lady of Guadalupe.
|Dec 05, 2006 Christmas Festivities at the University of St. Thomas|
Christmas decorating and tree-lighting ceremony on campus Academic Mall precedes the last music concert of the season, “Christmas in the Chapel.”Christmas decorating begins at 1 p.m. and concludes with tree-lighting by University President Robert Ivany at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006; Christmas in the Chapel concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
|Nov 21, 2006 University of St. Thomas Department of Fine and Performing Arts Presents, “Welcome to the Moon”|
“Welcome to the Moon” portrays with beguiling charm that often ruthless, sometimes kind, but always unpredictable thing called love. Whether it’s the joy of soul mates connecting or the heartbreak of miserable rejection, “Welcome to the Moon” is a comedy for anyone who’s ever been in love…or for those who would just prefer to watch from a safe distance.
|Nov 07, 2006 University of St. Thomas Announces Slate of NAIA Sports|
As a new member of The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the University of St. Thomas formally announces implementation plans for its sports program. The University’s women’s intercollegiate volleyball team has just completed its first fully-scheduled season. The University plans to add men’s soccer in 2007, men’s basketball in 2008, and women’s soccer in 2009.
|Nov 07, 2006 University of St. Thomas School of Education Awarded $718,540 Special Education Grant|
The U.S. Department of Education awarded a $718,540 Multicultural Urban Special Education grant to the University of St. Thomas School of Education to provide a master in education program focusing on multicultural urban special education. The four-year MUSE grant aims to increase the number of highly qualified special education teachers to work with English Language Learners with disabilities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. If accepted into the program, scholars will receive full tuition paid by the grant.
|Nov 07, 2006 University of St.Thomas Spanish Professor Publishes Book on Felix Mexia|
Mellen Press has recently published Assistant Professor of Spanish Elizabeth Coscio’s book titled “The Dramatic Political Allegories of the Spanish Exile Félix Mexía Published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1826: Refugees from the Inquisition.” Coscio notes that in addressing the works of Félix Mexía, she hopes to have shed light on the relationship of political and romantic revolutionary desire to artistic production through allegory. The role of the journalist as an intellectual, philosopher, lover of knowledge pursued by a disciplined use of reason faced with the political necessity of action has often been played as part of a larger theatrical cultural performance.
|Nov 06, 2006 Ethical Leadership in Action 2006 Award Luncheon|
The Center for Business Ethics and the Greater Houston Partenrship will host the 2006 Ethical Leadership in Action Business Ethics Dialogue and Award Luncheon to honor Project GRAD founder Jim Ketelsen beginning at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16.
|Nov 06, 2006 UST Campus Ministry Presents “Faith in Film”- Christian Spirituality in Cinema|
The University of St. Thomas’ Campus Ministry presents “Faith in Film,” a lecture given by screenwriter Barbara Nicolosi that will examine how faith is incorporated into one’s profession.
|Oct 30, 2006 University of St. Thomas’ Center for International Studies Presents:“Environment: The Other Challenge of the Mexico- US Agenda”|
Jose Manuel Bulas Montoro, director of International Affairs, Mexico Department of Environment and Natural Resources, will discuss the "Environment: The Other Challenge of the Mexico-U.S. Agenda" Bulas Montoro is an active member of the National Action Party. He was chief of information during the administration of Governor Alberto Cardenas in the state of Jalisco. He was a commercial advisor at the NAFTA support office of the National Confederation of Industrial Chambers, and has been in charge of negotiating and coordinating the signature of approximately 30 international agreements related to the Kyoto Protocol, climate change, water, genetic resources and bilateral cooperation
|Oct 27, 2006 World Affairs Council of Houston Names University of St. Thomas Students Global Ambassadors|
The World Affairs Council of Houston recently named Center for International Studies students Raul David Avalos and Philippe Nassif as Global Ambassadors. The Global Ambassadors initiative for the 2006-2007 academic year was launched to bring some of the most outstanding college students to 6th-12th grade classrooms to speak about their experiences abroad. The goal of the program is to expand middle school and high school students’ knowledge of world cultures through a first-person presentation. Avalos and Nassif were selected through a rigorous application process to ensure that the presentations are interesting and substantive.
|Oct 25, 2006 UST hosts Third Annual Charlie Thomas Classic|
The University of St. Thomas will present the third annual Charlie Thomas Basketball Classic for private high schools on Nov. 2-4.
|Oct 23, 2006 Inaugural Chinese Language Speech Contest|
Inaugural Chinese Language Speech Contest hosted by University of St. Thomas’ Modern and Classical Languages Department. Participants will be divided into several levels based on current enrollment. There will be two major categories - Chinese Descent: high school, college and graduate school levels and non-Chinese descent: high school, college, graduate school levels.
|Oct 23, 2006 University of St. Thomas Cameron School of Business Hosts Leadership Lecture with Dr. Cathy Greenberg|
The Cameron School of Business at the University of St. Thomas presents the leadership expert, Dr. Cathy Greenberg, who will discuss her book “What Happy Companies Know.” Greenberg, has developed a conception of how effective management of a company can promote the physical and emotional wellbeing of its employees in a manner that achieves the goals of the organization, be it a profit-seeking institution, not-for-profit institution or government entity.
|Oct 23, 2006 University of St. Thomas Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society Achieve Outstanding Status|
The University of St. Thomas Student Affiliates Chapter of the American Chemical Society has been awarded "Outstanding" status by the National ACS based on the activities and accomplishments listed in the 2005-06 Annual Report. This puts the chapter in the top 3.5 percent of the ACS chapters in the United States and Puerto Rico.
|Oct 20, 2006 University of St. Thomas Presents “Women of the World” Lecture Series|
Wendolyn Lozano, Mexican author and poet, will give a talk titled “The Poetic Imagery of Mexico.” In this presentation Lozano will share the motivation and inspiration behind her writing process.
|Oct 19, 2006 University of St. Thomas Cameron School of Business and Center for Business Ethics Present the Ethical Leader in Action Jim Ketelsen|
Cameron School of Business and the Center for Business Ethics present the fourth winner of the Ethical Leadership in Action Award, Jim Ketelsen, founder of Project GRAD (Graduation Really Achieves Dreams), in a panel discussion titled “In Conversation with Jim Ketelsen.”
|Oct 17, 2006 1956 Hungarian Revolution Exhibit & Symposium at University of St. Thomas|
On Monday, Oct. 23, the exhibit "1956 -The Hope of Freedom" will be unveiled in the Doherty Library on the University of St. Thomas campus, 1100 West Main Street. The exhibit tells the story of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution through photos and written commentary and commemorates the 50th anniversary of the revolution and its brutal suppression by the Soviet Union. The exhibit is free and open to the public during library hours. View library hours at http://library.stthom.edu/ or call 713-526-2190.
|Oct 17, 2006 University of St. Thomas presents “An Irish Girl’s Journey” with Marian Tomas Griffin|
Marian Tomas Griffin, Irish actor, storyteller and singer, will recount her childhood days in 1980s Ireland with drama, storytelling and song. The event is sponsored by the University of St. Thomas Center for Irish Studies Cultural Outreach Forum, Kerry Records and The Irish Society.
|Oct 16, 2006 Chopin Workshop 2006|
Jose Feghali, gold medalist of the Seventh Van Cliburn Competition and Adam Golka, grand prize winner of the Second Shanghai International Piano Competition, will teach master classes and perform.
|Oct 16, 2006 The Prince: The Secret Story of the World’s Most Intriguing Royal Prince Bandar bin Sultan|
Author William Simpson, a classmate of Saudi Arabian Prince Bandar bin Sultan, recently wrote a first-time biography about the Prince with the cooperation of Prince Bandar and his family. In the book, Simpson reveals how closely involved the Saudi Prince is with international policy and decision making – even within the halls of The White House and the United States Congress.
|Oct 16, 2006 University of St. Thomas Hosts Global Programs Director from World Bank Institute|
Daniel Kaufmann, director of Global Programs, World Bank Institute, will discuss "Governance and Corruption: Myths and Realities.” The event is sponsored by the University of St. Thomas Center for International Studies and the Houston World Affairs Council.
|Oct 09, 2006 The Autumn 2006 Exhibit “Scene In Retrospect:” 19th Century Photographs from Greece and Italy|
Scene in Retrospect" is a collection of thirty-three 19th Century photographs of classical sites in Greece and Italy. It opens on Oct. 23 in the Little Archaeology Gallery, 3907 Yoakum Boulevard, between Sul Ross and Branard Streets.
|Oct 09, 2006 World Culture Movie Series Focuses On Latin America|
The World Culture Movie Series shows films relating to global issues around the world. This year’s theme is Latin America. A discussion follows each film Co-sponsored by the University of St. Thomas’ Modern and Classical Languages, Literal magazine and the Houston Institute for Culture.
|Oct 05, 2006 American Virtuoso Organist, Wilma Jensen, to Play Recital in Chapel of St. Basil|
Wilma Jensen, renowned organist and choral conductor, educated at Eastman School of Music, will play works by Duruflé, Davies, Alain, Dupré, Vierne, Cochereau, Elgar and Franck on the 1998 Schoenstein organ in the Chapel of St. Basil., Tuesday, Oct. 24.
|Oct 05, 2006 Doherty Library Book Sale|
The book sale is from 8-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1 for University of St. Thomas Students, staff, faculty and Friends of the Library only. The sale is open to the public on the following dates: 8 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2; 8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3; 10:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4 and 1:30- 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5. Look for a large number of literature, theology, philosophy and foreign language titles at this year’s sale.
|Oct 05, 2006 Gino Chelakis makes Houston Directorial Debut with the UST Drama Department Performing Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’|
Dr. Gino Chelakis makes his Houston directorial debut with Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 in Jones Theatre, 3910 Yoakum, on the University of St. Thomas campus. Chelakis is a new assistant professor of drama at the University of St. Thomas. The legendary director and playwright Sam Havens, chair of the UST drama program, is retiring over a period of several years.
|Oct 05, 2006 University of St. Thomas Payroll Administrator Appointed to Texas Payroll Board of Directors|
Holly Graham, CPP, payroll and benefits administer at the University of St. Thomas, was recently appointed to the Texas Payroll Conference Board of Directors. Graham will serve a three- year term, effective October 2006.
|Sep 29, 2006 ‘The Pope And Islam,’ A Public Forum|
Dr. John Hittinger, vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of St. Thomas, will moderate a public forum discussing “The Pope and Islam” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4, in Cullen Hall, on the 4001 Mt. Vernon, on the St. Thomas campus. Academic Affairs and the Center for Thomistic Studies sponsor this forum.
|Sep 27, 2006 University of St. Thomas Department of Fine and Performing Arts Presents, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”|
Come see the University of St. Thomas Department of Fine & Performing Arts as they perform "A Midsummer Night's Dream" Return to the roaring twenties prohibition era for a spellbinding and provocative interpretation of William Shakespeare's classic play.
|Sep 22, 2006 Houston Filmmakers Debut Darkness Into Light Series on PBS|
Presentation of Darkness Into Light movie series on PBS. Darkness Into Light is a series of three documentaries produced by Houston filmmakers, Patricia Lacy Collins and Robert S. Cozens. Guadalupe, Mother of All Mexico, Semana Santa San Miguel and Following the Spirit were filmed on location in Mexico and present the spiritual journey of the Mexican people.
|Sep 22, 2006 The UST President Lecture Series 2006|
Zimbabwean Archbishop Pius Alick Ncube, winner of several humanitarian awards, will speak on human rights and ethics as part of the University of St. Thomas President’s Lecture Series. The title of his speech is “Religion and Human Rights in Zimbabwe–The Challenges of an Ethical Position.”
|Sep 21, 2006 ‘Iraq: The Ambassador’s Perspective’|
H. E. Samir Shakir Mahmood Sumaida’ie, Iraq’s ambassador to the United States, will offer his views regarding the outlook on Iraq at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, in Cullen Hall on the University of St. Thomas campus. The Bilateral US-Arab Chamber of Commerce and the Center for International Studies sponsor his visit.
|Sep 21, 2006 French Scholarship Funds Study Abroad|
Annie Polo and Lin Cheng, junior International Studies majors, have received the French Endowed Scholarship which grants both students $2,000 for this fall semester and $1,300 each for Spring. At the end of last year Alliance Française awarded Polo a $3,000 scholarship to study abroad in France over the summer. She was one of six Houston university students, and the only student from St. Thomas, to win this scholarship award.
|Sep 21, 2006 University of St. Thomas’ Center for Faith and Culture Hosts Seminar on Meditation and Contemplation|
The University of St. Thomas’ Center for Faith and Culture and The World Community for Christian Meditation present a weekend seminar with Fr. Laurence Freeman, OSB, titled “Not as the World Gives Peace [John 14:27]…The Parting Gift and Meditation.”
|Sep 18, 2006 ‘The War On Terrorism: The Long War’|
Brig. Gen. (S)* Mark O. Schissler, deputy director for the War on Terrorism Office Joint Chief of Staff, will address this world-wide threat at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, in Jones Hall, 3910 Yoakum, on the University of St. Thomas campus.
|Sep 18, 2006 UST Department of Modern and Classical Languages adds Mandarin language course|
The University of St. Thomas Department of Modern and Classical Languages will expand its international language course offerings with the help of Dr. Sarah Tsai who is teaching a Mandarin (Taiwanese version) class in the fall 2006 session.
|Sep 18, 2006 UST Presents Dr. Mel Gurtov Discussing “Superpower on Crusade: The Bush Doctrine in U.S. Foreign Policy”|
The University of St. Thomas’ Center for International Studies presents Dr. Mel Gurtov in a lecture titled “Superpower on Crusade: The Bush Doctrine in U.S. Foreign Policy.” Dr. Gurtov is professor of political science and international studies at Portland State University in Oregon and is Editor-in-Chief of Asian Perspective.
|Sep 13, 2006 ‘United States And The United Nations: Common And Divergent Interests’|
Gillian Martin Sorenson, senior adviser and national advocate to the United Nations Foundation and former Assistant Secretary-General, will speak at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, in Cullen Hall, 4001 Mt. Vernon, on the University of St. Thomas campus. Her topic: “The United States and the United Nations: Common and Divergent Interests.” The UST Center for International Studies sponsors her visit.
|Sep 13, 2006 “My Life with the Clancy Brothers”|
Mary Clancy, wife of famous Irish musician Paddy Clancy of the famed Clancy Brothers, will give a talk Tuesday, Oct. 31, discussing her research on “various problems during and after the Second World War and how people and families coped with these economically difficult years in Ireland.”
|Sep 13, 2006 Columbian Initiative for Catholic Awareness|
Knights of Columbus Fr. Guinan Council 13940 presents the Columbian Initiative for Catholic Awareness with a Mass and lecture. Dr. Thomas E. Woods, Jr., will speak at this Columbus Day celebration on his latest book, How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization. In his book he seeks to explain how “we are indebted to the Catholic Church, whether we realize it or not.”
|Sep 11, 2006 “A Renaissance in Irish Technological Innovation”|
Dr. Denis Headon, BioLink USA – Ireland, will give a lecture titled “A Renaissance in Irish Technological Innovation,” 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 5 Cullen Hall, 4001 Mt. Vernon. Co-sponsored by the Center for Irish Studies Cultural OutreachForum and The Irish Society.
|Sep 11, 2006 “How the Brain Sees the World: The Virtual Reality Machine in your Skull”|
The University of St. Thomas Biology Honor Society, Tri-Beta, presents Dr. David Eagleman, assistant professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Texas Medical School-Houston who will give a talk on "How the Brain Sees the World: The Virtual Reality Machine in your Skull." Dr. Eagleman's research combines psychophysical, behavioral, and computational approaches to address the relationship between the timing of perception and the timing of neutral signals.
|Sep 11, 2006 Lucille Chung Gives Piano Recital at the University of St. Thomas|
Piano Recital with Lucille Chung, international pianist, Friday, Oct. 13. Sponsored by the University of St. Thomas’ Center for International Studies and the Consulate of Spain.
|Sep 08, 2006 Vision 2010|
The University of St. Thomas is positioned to take the next bold steps necessary to fulfill a most ambitious plan to make the University of St. Thomas one of the nation's great Catholic universities within the next 25 years. This next phase of development is called Vision 2010.
|Sep 07, 2006 Donation of the Janice Gordon- Kelter Collection|
Donation of the Janice Gordon-Kelter Collection in the University of St. Thomas Doherty Library, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26. The Janice Gordon-Kelter Collection was established in 2006 through the donation of the personal library of the late Dr. Janice Gordon-Kelter, dean of the Master in Liberal Arts Program at University of St. Thomas.
|Sep 07, 2006 Lady Celts trounce Concordia|
For the first time in its 59-year history, the University of St. Thomas will field a varsity women’s volleyball team. The Lady Celts have a full season scheduled. They won their first game, upsetting Concordia University in Austin, 30-25, 30-24 and 30-24, on Sept. 2.
|Sep 07, 2006 University of St. Thomas Student Chosen as Honors Fellow by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute|
University of St. Thomas English and philosophy major Rob MacArthur was recently selected as an Honors Fellow by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. Each year, the ISI, a national educational organization headquartered in Wilmington, Del., selects 50 of the nation’s most talented undergraduates to be Honors Fellows, who participate in a yearlong program of educational enrichment.
|Sep 01, 2006 University of St. Thomas Honors Visiting Fulbright Scholars and Faculty Fellows with Reception|
Reception honoring Houston-Area Fulbright Scholars and Faculty Fellows will be held on campus Thursday, Sept. 21.
|Aug 30, 2006 Lecture: Moral Leadership in Business: Asset or Liability?with Dr. Gerhold Becker|
Professor Gerhold Becker, prominent ethicist and author will give a lecture titled, “Moral Leadership in Business: Asset or Liability?” on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006. The lecture is sponsored by the Center for Business Ethics at the University of St. Thomas.
|Aug 30, 2006 Professional Journal to Publish Two University of St. Thomas Students’ Papers|
Two UST Center for International Studies students, Kate Dillon and Salomon Medina, recently learned that they were selected as co-winners for the best undergraduate papers presented at the Southwestern International Studies Association in San Antonio in April, 2006. Both papers will be published in the association’s 2006 volume of the Southwestern Journal of International Studies. SISA is an affiliate of the Southwestern Social Science Association, the largest and oldest interdisciplinary association in the United States.
|Aug 28, 2006 Memorial Service for Fr. William Young's|
Memorial Service for The Rev. William J. Young, CSB, twice president of the University of St. Thomas, a priest who often said Mass in French, beloved teacher of the French language and literature.
|Aug 28, 2006 University of St. Thomas Student Given Scholarship for Service|
Luis Versalles, an incoming freshman at the University of St. Thomas, is this year’s winner of the largest scholarship award given by the National Hispanic Institute and Wachovia for outstanding Latino students. Versalles was among 14 students statewide to receive $20,000 in scholarship monies to use at the university of their choice.
|Aug 22, 2006 University of St. Thomas Center for International Studies and the Houston Taipei Society Present Symposium on Taiwan and Global Affairs|
Symposium on Taiwan and Global Affairs featuring three speakers. Co-sponsored by the University of St. Thomas and the Houston Taipei Society, featuring professors Dr. Thomas Bellows, Department of Political Science and Geography, University of Texas at San Antonio; Dr. William Cunningham, professor emeritus, Center for International Studies, University of St. Thomas; and Dr. Hans Stockton, associate professor, Center for International Studies, University of St. Thomas.
|Aug 17, 2006 University of St. Thomas Hires New Vice President for Academic Affairs|
Dr. John P. Hittinger joined the University of St. Thomas as vice president for Academic Affairs on July 1.
|Aug 17, 2006 UST and Casa Argentina de Houston Present “Tango Time”|
A recital of piano, violin and dance, sponsored by University of St. Thomas Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Casa Argentina de Houston, with. Argentine-pianist Rene Casarsa with special performances by violinist Pablo Donatti and tango dancers Martin and Natia Pelaez.
|Aug 17, 2006 UST Presents “Catholic Education: A Renewal of Heart and Mind”|
“Catholic Education: A Renewal of Heart and Mind” is the theme of a one-day conference sponsored by the University of St. Thomas’ English Department and the Center for the American Idea.
|Aug 10, 2006 “Northern Ireland: Steps toward Reconciliation and Peace”|
Reverend Bill Shaw will give a talk on "Northern Ireland: Steps toward Reconciliation and Peace." This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Irish Studies Cultural Outreach Forum, The Ireland Funds and The Irish Society.
|Aug 08, 2006 University of St. Thomas Student Turns Katrina Calamity into Success|
It took a catastrophic storm to bring LeDarrin Johnson to the University of St. Thomas. When Hurricane Katrina ended his studies at the University of New Orleans, Johnson came to UST to continue working towards his degree until he determined where to go next. He decided to stay put, and his decision has paid off. The Texas Nonprofit Theatres, Inc. awarded Johnson a paid 2006 summer internship. TNT is a statewide service organization for all nonprofit theatres in Texas. Johnson began the summer working with the Arts View Children’s Theatre in Longview and then moved on to a second residency with Shakespeare Dallas, most notably known for its summer outdoor Shakespeare productions.
|Aug 07, 2006 Second Collection Benefits Students|
Most University of St. Thomas students know Catherine Chanoine by her enthusiasm, the braces on her big smile, and her nickname, Bud. She came to the University of St. Thomas in the fall of 2005 as a freshman and immediately jumped into the swift current of campus life.
|Aug 07, 2006 Second Collection Benefits Students|
Somewhere along the way, Casey Johnson learned to love Latin. He had studied the allegedly dead language for six years before graduating from St. Thomas High School. He wanted to major in Latin, and he also wanted the intimate and nurturing atmosphere of a Catholic university.
|Aug 07, 2006 Second Collection Benefits Students|
Last year, circumstances dictated that Kimberley Garcia sign up for classes at University of St. Thomas at practically the last minute ¾ too late to apply for any scholarship money that might be available. When her sophomore year begins in August, she hopes money will be available.
|Jul 31, 2006 UST Studio Arts Faculty, Students Win Top Awards|
Francesca Fuchs of the University of St. Thomas studio art faculty recently received one of North America’s largest cash awards, the 2005 Hunting Art Prize. Additionally, three students have won significant prizes for their accomplishments.
|Jul 31, 2006 “An Afternoon of Irish Song and Story with Danny O’Flaherty”|
Danny O’Flaherty will perform music from his native Ireland about the sea-faring Celts and others who made their living from the sea and the land at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, in Jones Hall on the University of St. Thomas campus, sponsored by the University of St. Thomas Center for Irish Studies, The Irish Society and KPFT Radio’s Irish Aires. Parking will be available in Moran Center, corner of Graustark and West Alabama. “An afternoon of Irish song and story with Danny O’Flaherty” is first-come, first-served; no RSVP or tickets sold.
|Jul 27, 2006 UST Studio Arts Faculty, Students Win Top Awards|
Francesca Fuchs of the University of St. Thomas studio art faculty recently received one of North America’s largest cash awards, the 2005 Hunting Art Prize. Additionally, three students have won significant prizes for their accomplishments.
|Jul 21, 2006 Enhancing Education: The University of St. Thomas and the Arts|
Studies have documented how the arts not only enhance learning but represent an educational end unto themselves. From brain development to language skills to academic performance, art augments virtually all aspects of learning and development.
|Jul 19, 2006 UST School of Education Counselor Education Program Proven a Success|
A newly awarded Ph.D. is sufficient reason to celebrate, but for Ron Monachello ’99, it was continued support of two of his University of St. Thomas education professors that has him cheering. In May, Monachello graduated from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio with a doctoral degree in counselor education with Sr. Marie Faubert, CSJ, and Dr. Emiliano Gonzales, supporting him throughout the process. Both School of Education professors served as mentors, and attended Monachello’s dissertation defense in San Antonio.
|Jul 19, 2006 New Dean of Students Announced at University of St. Thomas|
The University of St. Thomas has named a new dean of students. Patricia McKinley, director of the Career Services and Testing Center at UST, assumes the dean position as of the 2006-2007 academic year.
|Jul 19, 2006 University of St. Thomas to Begin Intercollegiate Volleyball with New Coach|
University of St. Thomas has taken the next step in resurrecting intercollegiate sports at UST with the hiring of Jill Reynolds, the new women’s volleyball coach. The first move in reinstituting intercollegiate sports was the dedication of the Hackett Athletic Complex in April. Volleyball and basketball are the first sports to be introduced.
|Jul 10, 2006 University Of St. Thomas Names New Business Dean|
University of St. Thomas President Robert R. Ivany announces the appointment of Dr. Bahman Mirshab as dean of the Cameron School of Business. On Aug. 15 Dr. Mirshab joins the University of St. Thomas after serving as dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Detroit-Mercy since 2002. Dr. Mirshab earned a B.A. in economics from Tehran University in Iran , an M.A. in economics from the University of Detroit and a Ph.D. in economics from Wayne State University .
|Jun 30, 2006 Local Educator Selected to Participate in Advanced Placement Program Reading|
Dr. Carl Scott, University of St. Thomas associate professor of psychology, was selected to participate in the annual reading and scoring of the College Board’s AP® Examinations this June in Statistics.
|Jun 28, 2006 UST Alum Authors Award-Winning Book|
His passion for history was cultivated at the University of St. Thomas as an undergraduate student, was honed by his advanced studies and has culminated in an award-winning book titled “Labor, Civil Rights, and the Hughes Tool Company.” Michael R. Botson Jr. was deliberate in his choice of where to attend undergraduate school. He chose UST because of its size, its commitment to liberal arts and the small professor-to-student ratio. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in history in 1988 and describes his schooling at UST warmly. “The magic of UST is that the education I received was not so much about what kind of job I could find with my degree but what kind of person I could be with this degree,” Botson said.
|Jun 13, 2006 World Renowned Actor makes his Debut at the University of St. Thomas|
World renowned actor and writer, Dr. Kaied Hassan, will lend his expertise and knowledge of the Arabic world by instructing Arabic Culture II this summer at the University of St. Thomas.
|Jun 06, 2006 University of St. Thomas Hires New Academic Affairs Vice President|
Dr. John P. Hittinger will join the University of St. Thomas as vice president for Academic Affairs on July 1. Hittinger replaces Dr. Kurt Geisinger, who served as VPAA since 2001. Dr Geisinger will become the director of the Buros Institute for Testing and the W.C. Meierhenry Distinguished University Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
|Jun 06, 2006 Four Students Merit V. J. Guinan Scholarships|
Four University of St. Thomas freshmen were granted the Father Vincent J. Guinan Scholarship, which will cover their full tuition. The awardees are Tomas Diaz, from Strake Jesuit College Preparatory; Margaret Wingfield from St. Agnes Academy; Robert Lavery from Our Lady of Grace High School and Vanessa Snodgrass from Robert E. Lee High School.
|Jun 01, 2006 UST Hosts 18th Annual Piano Camp for Area Children|
The University of St. Thomas will host the Houston Piano Camp for the 18th year, offering area students experienced instruction for a great price. Young piano students grades three through 12 and of all skill levels are invited to UST’s Cullen Hall, Monday-Friday mornings from 9 a.m.- noon, June 19-23, for individual and group piano instruction, “hands-on” experience with the harpsichord and other keyboard instruments. Camp students will explore a variety of music through group activities and will be led on a musical journey of the keyboard and in the series Composer.
|May 25, 2006 UST Professor, Dr. Joseph McFadden Receives Honorary Convocation Award|
University of St. Thomas President Emeritus and History Professor Dr. Joseph McFadden was awarded a Convocation Honorary Degree by St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.
|May 10, 2006 UST Selects Assistant VP for Admissions|
The University of St. Thomas conducted a broad search for an assistant vice president for Admissions, but found the winning candidate, David Melton, working across town at Houston Baptist University. Melton has spent most of the last seven years at HBU, most recently as associate vice president of admissions and marketing.
|May 08, 2006 2006 Social Justice Summer Institute|
This year's Social Justice Summer Institute commemorates the 20th anniversary of the pastoral letter, “Economic Justice for All” by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Keynote speakers include Most Rev. Ricardo Ramirez, Bishop, Las Cruces, NM, and Rev. Greg Fairbanks S.J., Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
|May 05, 2006 Literary Symposium at University of St. Thomas|
A literary symposium in Spanish featuring world-renowned Latin American writers and the presentation of the latest issue of Literal: Latin American Voices/Simposio literario en español con famosos escritores latinoamericanos y la presentación del número más corriente de Literal: Voces Latinoamericanas
|May 05, 2006 University of St. Thomas Offers Social Justice Minor|
Beginning fall 2006, a Social Justice minor will be available. Like all other minors, it will require 18 credit hours in required areas of study, including political science, philosophy, theology, psychology, history and international and environmental studies.
|May 05, 2006 Gloria Portela to Chair UST Board of Directors George Demontrond to Serve as Vice Chair|
The University of St. Thomas Board of Directors elected Gloria M. Portela as its chair, and George A. DeMontrond III will serve as vice chair. Both terms begin July 1.
|May 03, 2006 University of St. Thomas Service Learning Course Allows Students to Learn First-Hand|
University of St. Thomas Master in Business Administration students involved in an ethics service learning class learn first-hand what it means to be a social entrepreneur: bringing business skill and innovation to help address community problems.
|May 03, 2006 UST Center for Faith & Culture Offers Third Annual Spirituality Seminar|
University of St. Thomas’ Center for Faith & Culture will host its Third Annual Seminar on Spirituality, Come Wash in the Pool at Siloam, from 8:30 a.m. - noon, Monday-Friday June 12-16, at St. Mary's Seminary. The objective of the 2006 seminar titled “Can You Hear Me Now?” is to explore ways in which we may pay attention, listen, discern the voice of God and live the contemplative dimension in our everyday lives within the dominant American culture. The spirituality seminar focuses on a different theme each year.
|May 02, 2006 University of St. Thomas Honors Dean Janice Gordon-Kelter Posthumously|
The University of St. Thomas’s Board of Directors has honored the late dean of the Master of Liberal Arts program Dr. Janice Gordon-Kelter by awarding her a posthumous promotion to associate professor. The promotion recognized her devotion to the MLA program. Gordon-Kelter’s accomplishments and dedication were additionally honored by State Representative Martha Wong, also a UST director, who recently submitted an official resolution in the Texas House of Representatives citing Gordon-Kelter’s work at the university.
|May 02, 2006 University of St. Thomas School of Education Awarded $718, 540 Special Education Grant|
The U.S. Department of Education recently awarded a $718, 540 Multicultural Urban Special Education (MUSE) grant to the University of St. Thomas School of Education to provide a master in education program focusing on multiculturalism.
|May 02, 2006 Former Clear Brook High School Student Graduates from UST, Heads for Medical School|
In just a few weeks after she receives her diploma on Saturday, May 20, in Reliant Arena, Melissa Blancas will join a half-dozen other St. Thomas graduates as she embarks on an arduous course through medical school. But while her colleagues go on to allopathic medical schools, such as those in the Texas Medical Center, Blancas will start at the University of North Texas’ Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) in Fort Worth.
|May 01, 2006 Multi-Lingual Scholarship Winner Heads for Fluency in France|
Annie Polo will spend eight weeks of her summer studying French in Nice, which she selected with some help from her University of St. Thomas professor, Dr. Rolande Leguillon. Polo may not even earn credit for her efforts, but c’est la vie, she’ll be in France!
|May 01, 2006 Annual Vincent J. Guinan Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award Given to Drs. Robert & Rebecca Leblanc|
Because Drs. Robert and Rebecca LeBlanc exemplify the core values of the University of St. Thomas, they will both receive the Vincent J. Guinan, CSB, Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award at commencement on May 20, 2006.
|Apr 27, 2006 Cinco de Mayo Celebration Held at University of St. Thomas|
University of St. Thomas' Student Organization of Latinos, Club Hispanico, Bilingual Education Student Organization and Hispanic Student Business Association host a Cinco de Mayo celebration.
|Apr 25, 2006 UST Students Receive Scholarships from Donne Di Domani|
Three students from the University of St. Thomas were awarded scholarships from Donne Di Domani, an Italian ladies organization, totaling $3,000 for the 2006-2007 academic year. This year’s scholarship winners included sophomore psychology and philosophy student Steven Vaughn. Vaughn learned of the scholarship opportunity from his boss, Financial Aid Counselor Lynda LeClair.
|Apr 21, 2006 Lance E. Wilbanks Wins Hugo Mann Award from UST’s Center for Business Ethics|
Houston native Lance E. Wilbanks, winner of UST’s 2006 Hugo Mann Ethics Essay award, sponsored by the Center for Business Ethics in the Cameron School of Business at the University of St. Thomas, suggested in his essay that corporations take a vocational approach to many of the jobs that make a company function. Wilbanks stated in his Hugo Mann essay that humanity has become disconnected from work.
|Apr 21, 2006 Stephen Thompson a Hugo Mann Award Runner-Up from UST’s Center for Business Ethics|
Stephen Thompson, who plans to graduate in December with a Master of Business Administration, recently won runner-up in the Hugo Mann Ethics Award Essay contest. His essay involves the free flow of “non-fearful communication” and how it strengthens an organization. He used Southwest Airlines and its chairman, Herb Kelleher, as an example. Kelleher believes, as did Hugo Mann, that each person in an organization has equal value.
|Apr 19, 2006 Retired Nypd Officer Gets the Third Degree|
On May 20, during the University of St. Thomas’ 56th Annual Commencement, Walter Mylett will receive his third diploma since he retired from the New York City Police Department and moved to Houston in 1988.
|Apr 13, 2006 International Pianist Hosts Benefit Concert at the University of St. Thomas|
Joseph Samuel Messina, international composer and pianist, will give a benefit concert for Moroccan native, Mina Loubiri who is in need of funds for medical expenses. Proceeds from the concert will help alleviate the cost of Loubiri’s much needed operation.
|Apr 09, 2006 UST Hosts Euripides L. Evriviades, Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to the U.S.|
The University of St. Thomas Center for International Studies and the Honorary Consul General of Cyprus, William C. Crassas, present Euripides L. Evriviades, ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to the United States, in a discussion on the country’s foreign policy.
|Apr 06, 2006 UST Hosts Internationally Acclaimed Pianist, Sergio de los Cobos|
The University of St. Thomas Center for International Studies and the Consulate General of Spain, Julio Montesino, present world renowned pianist Sergio de los Cobos in concert.
|Apr 06, 2006 UST Hosts 18th Annual Shiffick Distinguished Lecture in Archaeology|
The Friends of Archaeology present the 18th Annual Shiffick Distinguished Lecture in Archaeology titled “Celebrating Archaeology: An Engine of Ingenuity,” given by Dr. John H. Lienhard.
|Apr 06, 2006 UST Presents the 2006 Spring Social Justice Seminar Series|
The final program in the University of St. Thomas’ fifth annual Social Justice Seminar Series will include a discussion by Bob Decker, founder of Paper Houses Across the Border. The title of his presentation is “Borderline—No Excuses! You and Social Justice in the Colonias.”
|Apr 04, 2006 Love Letters at the University of St. Thomas|
Escenario Hispanico de Houston presents a Spanish version of Love Letters (Cartas de amor) with Elsa Zambosco and Hector Bidegain, to be performed at the University of St. Thomas.
|Mar 31, 2006 University of St. Thomas Adds Arabic to the Curriculum|
The Department of Modern and Classical Languages at the University of St. Thomas will introduce Arabic to its roster of international languages during the summer 2006 sessions.
|Mar 31, 2006 University of St. Thomas presents “Women of the World” Lecture Series|
Shada Salih Shinta, Iraqi native, will give a presentation on the people, history and culture of Iraq.
|Mar 24, 2006 University of St. Thomas Students Travel across the Pond to Observe the Brit’s Take on Education Firsthand|
Education students from Houston-based University of St. Thomas recently touched ground back in Texas after a 13-day trip to the United Kingdom, to gain first hand experience of the country’s education systems for a course exploring curriculum issues in England. As part of their itinerary, the students visited ACS Cobham International School, one of three London-area independent schools that educates the children of many Houston-area executives transferred overseas on business.
|Mar 23, 2006 World Culture Movie Series|
The World Culture Movie Series shows films relating to global issues around the world. A discussion follows each film. Co-sponsored by the University of St. Thomas’ Modern and Classical Languages and International Studies Departments, the Mission Association for Community Living and the Houston Institute for Culture.
|Mar 21, 2006 2006 Hesburgh Lecture at University of St. Thomas|
The 2006 Hesburgh Lecture will feature Dr. Carolyn Woo speaking on “Corporate Governance: What Holds it Together.”Woo will address the questions: Given the recent corporate scandals and the subsequent regulatory returns, what have we gained? What are the drivers that bring about a culture of integrity and accountability? What role does corporate governance play?
|Mar 17, 2006 Diocesan Career and Volunteer Fair held at University of St. Thomas|
More than 25 exhibitors will give information about career and volunteer opportunities in ministries in the church, opportunities for volunteering and religious vocations
|Mar 17, 2006 Irish Harpist Máire Ni Chatasaigh Presents The Irish Harp: Its History, Repertoire and Role in Irish Society|
The University of St. Thomas Center for Irish Studies presents Irish harpist Máire Ni Chatasaigh (pronounced “O-Cassidy”) who will offer a program entitled, “The Irish harp, its History, Repertoire and Role in Irish Society” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, in Cullen Hall at the University of St. Thomas. This program is part of the Distinguished Irish Studies Cultural Series, sponsored by Sally and Bill Slick and the Irish American Cultural Institute.
|Mar 13, 2006 UST Presents the 2006 Spring Social Justice Seminar Series|
The second program in the University of St. Thomas’ fifth annual Social Justice Seminar Series will include a discussion by Houston Habitat for Humanity President and CEO Laurence J. Payne, titled “Operation Love Thy Neighbor.”
|Mar 13, 2006 University of St. Thomas Students and Staff Help Hurricane Katrina Victims over Spring Break|
Over spring break, University of St. Thomas students and staff participated in a relief mission to New Orleans to help Hurricane Katrina survivors. Sister Clare Hunter, FSE, UST campus ministry coordinator, and Matt Gustafson, assistant director of recreational sports, led 10 UST students on the volunteer opportunity, Operation Helping Hands, initiated by Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans.
|Mar 10, 2006 Houston Premiere of Miserere: a Lenten Meditation on Psalm 50/51 Held at the University of St. Thomas|
A Houston premiere of Miserere: a meditation on Psalm 50/51 performed in the spirit of the Lenten season. Music provided by the Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral’s Schola Cantorum singers
|Mar 08, 2006 Un Carnaval de Estrellas: The University of St. Thomas Celebrates Mardi Gras|
The 2006 University of St. Thomas Mardi Gras Celebration, themed Un Carnaval de Estrellas, grossed $800,000 almost double last year’s tally of $440,000.The money funds University of St. Thomas scholarships. The event, held on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006, at The Hobby Center, is a University tradition reaching back to the school’s founding in 1947.
|Mar 02, 2006 ‘New Excavations at Tel Gezer’ 7th Annual Lecture on Biblical Archaeology|
Dr. Steven Ortiz, associate professor of Biblical Archaeology and director of the Center for Archaeological Research at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, will deliver the 7th Annual Lecture on Biblical Archaeology at the University of St. Thomas. Ortiz, also co-director and principal investigator of the current excavations at this site, will deliver a lecture titled, “New Excavations at Tel Gezer: Retrospect and Prospect,” at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 26, in the Jones Auditorium, 3910 Yoakum, on the University of St. Thomas campus.
|Feb 28, 2006 University of St. Thomas’ Center for Thomistic Studies Creates Honorary Order|
To mark the 25th anniversary of its founding, the Center for Thomistic Studies at the University of St. Thomas has initiated “The Order of St. Thomas,” an award to be presented to persons who have testified to the incomparable value of the philosophy of Saint Thomas Aquinas in their writings, teaching, philanthropy or way of life. Recipients received a medal bearing an image of Thomas Aquinas and the motto of the Order, “Quantum Potes, Tantum Aude:” (Dare to do all that you can.) The first two recipients of the award are Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., and George Strake, Jr., president of the Strake Foundation in Houston. The awards were bestowed at the 2006 Aquinas Lecture.
|Feb 27, 2006 St. Patrick’s Day Mass and Brunch held on University of St. Thomas campus|
St. Patrick’s Day Mass with Irish musicians and Archbishop Daniel DiNardo as celebrant. An Irish corned beef and cabbage brunch will follow the Mass.
|Feb 27, 2006 Interfaith Peace Celebration: Bridges to Peace through Understanding|
Find out if what unites us is greater than that which separates us- join the University of St. Thomas’ Guinan Hall and Rothko Chapel as they carry on the Interfaith Peace Celebration: Bridges to Peace through Understanding, co-sponsored by the Houston Interfaith Forum and Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston.
|Feb 27, 2006 Religious Tolerance Symposium held at University of St. Thomas|
Symposium titled “Moving from Tolerance to Acceptance: Understanding Islam” with keynote speakers Carol Quillen of the Boniuk Center, and Zuhaira Razzack of Interfaith Ministries
|Feb 23, 2006 UST Annual B.K. Smith Lecture: ‘Writing Black Women into our Nation's History’|
The annual B.K. Smith Lecture in History will feature eminent African-American and women's historian, Dr. Darlene Clark Hine, professor of history at Northwestern University. Dr. Clark-Hine will discuss "Writing Black Women into our Nation's History," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16, in Cullen Hall, 4001 Mt. Vernon.
|Feb 22, 2006 University of St. Thomas Vice President Elected Officer of American Council on Education’s Council of Fellows Executive Board|
Dr. Colleen Hester, University of St. Thomas’ vice president of Strategic Planning, Institutional Research and Evaluation has been elected for a second term as Secretary of the American Council on Education’s Council of Fellows Executive Board. Hester, will serve with other university officers from around the country.
|Feb 22, 2006 UST Presents “An Evening with Ken O’Malley: Irish Singer, Songwriter and Storyteller”|
The University of St. Thomas’ Center for Irish Studies and The Irish Society present the Moran Resources Company Distinguished Irish Studies Event titled “An Evening with Ken O’Malley: Irish Singer, Songwriter and Storyteller.”
|Feb 22, 2006 Center for Irish Studies at the University of St. Thomas Presents David O’Brien on “The Role of Irish Americans in the History of American Catholicism”|
The University of St. Thomas’ Center for Irish Studies and The Irish Society present David O’Brien on “The Role of Irish Americans in the History of American Catholicism.”
|Feb 14, 2006 UST’s Presidential Lecture Series Presents John Whitney of Deming Center For Quality|
The University of St. Thomas Presidential Lecture Series presents John O. Whitney, professor of management and executive director of the Deming Center for Quality Management at Columbia Business School. He will lecture on “Market-Based Ethics in Business, Government and Society” at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 13, Cullen Hall, 4001 Mt. Vernon. The event begins with a reception at 7 p.m.
|Feb 14, 2006 University of St. Thomas Reaches out to the Community with ‘Awareness in Action Week’|
The Office of Volunteer Opportunities at the University of St. Thomas presents “Awareness in Action Week,” a week of service activities leading up to the President’s Day of Service on Feb. 18.
|Feb 14, 2006 UST Students and Volunteers Provide Free Income Tax Service Through Vita on Houston’s North Side|
For the 23rd 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 Feb. 18, 25, March 18, April 1 and April 15. Preparers will offer free tax assistance and electronic filing at the MD Anderson YMCA, 705 Cavalcade, near the Irvington intersection.
|Feb 09, 2006 UST Presents the 2006 Spring Social Justice Seminar Series|
The first program in the University of St. Thomas’ fifth annual Social Justice Seminar Series will include a discussion on immigration reforms and a panel presentation led by Deacon Joe Rubio of Catholic Charities titled “Immigration Reform: What Does it Mean?”
|Feb 08, 2006 University of St. Thomas presents ‘Women of the World’ Lecture Series|
Karima Essahel Richardson, 2004 University of St. Thomas graduate, will present a lecture titled “Transition to Modernity: Empowerment of Women in Morocco” as part of the Women of the World Lecture Series.
|Feb 08, 2006 The University of St. Thomas’ Chi-Rho Theology Club Presents Theology at the Lab|
The University of St. Thomas’ Chi-Rho Theology Club will host Sr. Paula Jean Miller as she presents “The Theology Behind Natural Family Planning.”It is not uncommon for the question to arise: Why natural family planning? Why not just go with the flow in society concerning contraception? Natural family planning has much to do with an understanding of the human person, an appreciation of human love and relationships. Sr. Miller, noted for teaching the course Theology of the Body, will weave these vital ingredients together as she addresses the “Theology Behind Natural Family Planning.”
|Feb 08, 2006 University of St. Thomas Student Breaks the Mold at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey|
University of St. Thomas’ Holly Marie Gindy was among 30 students from several universities across the United States who participated in the annual “Gateway to Dentistry” program at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. This intense two-week internship paired with her education at the University of St. Thomas, introduced Gindy to the wide range of career options associated with the dental profession.
|Feb 06, 2006 UST Presents Fat FAFSA|
In recognition of Financial Aid Awareness Month, the University of St. Thomas’ Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid and UST’s Council of Clubs present Fat FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
|Feb 02, 2006 Cardinal Dulles to Give Annual Aquinas Lecture ‘The Apologetics of St. Thomas Aquinas’|
Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., will deliver the 2006 St. Thomas Aquinas lecture at the University of St. Thomas at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, in Jones Hall, 3910 Yoakum. Lecture title: “The Apologetics of St. Thomas Aquinas.” For more information, contact Pam Butler: 713-525-3591.
|Jan 27, 2006 University of St. Thomas presents “Women of the World” Lecture Series|
Vanessa Abahashemi, 2003 University of St. Thomas graduate, will recount her 10-month experience in Thailand. She will discuss what it is like working in and adapting to a different culture.
|Jan 24, 2006 World Culture Movie Series|
The World Culture Movie Series shows films relating to global issues around the world. A discussion follows each film. Co-sponsored by the University of St. Thomas’ Modern and Classical Languages and International Studies Departments, the Mission Association for Community Living and the Houston Institute of Culture.
|Jan 24, 2006 UST’s Chemistry Department Receives National Science Foundation Grant|
The Chemistry Department at the University of St. Thomas has been awarded a $115, 520 grant by the National Science Foundation for a project titled “FTNMR Instrumentation and Modeling Software for Undergraduate Instruction in Chemistry.” The department will use the funds to purchase a nuclear magnetic resonance instrument and incorporate it into virtually every chemistry course St. Thomas offers. The NMR instrument is the only type of instrument required by the American Chemical Society Committee on Professional Training for certification of degree programs.
|Jan 24, 2006 G.K. Chesterton Scholar Discusses‘ Chesterton on Shakespeare’ at UST|
Dale Ahlquist, president and co-founder of the American Chesterton Society, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Cullen Hall. He will talk about “Chesterton on Shakespeare.” The lecture is sponsored by the University of St. Thomas’ English Department.G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936), monumental man of letters, wrote 100 books, including masterpieces of literary criticism on Browning, Blake, Dickens and Chaucer.
|Jan 23, 2006 Enlist in the UST Alumni Volunteer Corps|
Recently, the University of St. Thomas established an Alumni Volunteer Corps, which offers a way for alumni to continue the tradition of providing service work. Pursuing excellence in teaching, scholarship and service is part of UST’s mission statement. The Corps’ objective is to establish a group of alumni volunteers who will perform services related to the operation of the University. Various projects and volunteer opportunities will involve alumni in the day-to-day life of the University and provide an opportunity for alumni to talk with students and faculty, and reconnect with their Alma Mater and its programs.
|Jan 23, 2006 University of St. Thomas 2006 Annual Lee Lecture in English “Dante and the Resurrection of the Body”|
Colleagues and friends of the Rev. Edward G. Lee, CSB, established the Lee Lecture in 1979 to bring outstanding figures from the arts and humanities to University of St. Thomas. The 2006 Lee Lecture is 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1, Cullen Hall, 4001 Mt. Vernon. Free and open to the public.
|Jan 18, 2006 ‘Moving Up, Moving On’ with Br. Leo V. Ryan, SCV|
In response to recent scandals involving executive branch officials, members of Congress and lobbyists the Bush Administration went so far as to require White House officials to attend compulsory briefings on ethics. For those outside the White House ambit, there’s Br. Leo V. Ryan, CSV, former dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Notre Dame. He also serves as editor of How Ethics Contribute to Profit, and Human Action in Business, Praxiological and Ethical Dimensions.
|Jan 18, 2006 Scholar of Northern Irish Literature Presents “The Liberating Fiction of Community in Brian Friel’s Play The Freedom Of The City”|
Northern Irish literature specialist Dr. Richard Rankin Russell will present the “Liberating Fiction of Community in Brian Friel’s play The Freedom of the City,” at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, in Cullen Hall, 4001 Mt. Vernon on the University of St. Thomas campus. The University of St. Thomas Center for Irish Studies and The Irish Society sponsor this lecture, which is free and open to the public. Contact Lori Gallagher at 713-525-3592 for more information.
|Jan 18, 2006 Service Set For Dr. Janice Gordon-Kelter|
A memorial service to remember Dr. Janice Gordon-Kelter, dean of the Master in Liberal Arts Program at the University of St. Thomas, will begin at 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3, in the Chapel of St. Basil, 3802 Yoakum Blvd.
|Jan 17, 2006 Lenten Lecture Series 2006.doc|
For 17 years, Wednesdays in Lent have been highlighted by a series of lectures at the University of St. Thomas. Started and co-sponsored by Mrs. Margaret Hotze of Veritas Catholic Bookstore, the series has covered a wide range of topics important to Catholic life. This year’s topic is central to an enrichment in understanding the many facets of the Catholic faith.
|Jan 11, 2006 Nostra Aetate: Transformation, Reconciliation, Mutual Respect ¾ Annual Steele Lecture Returns|
Forty years ago, Vatican Council II issued an important document called Nostra Aetate, a declaration on the relationship of the Roman Catholic Church to non-Christian religions. A community-wide event at St. Mary’s Seminary celebrates the impact of that document at 12:15 on Friday, Feb. 3. A complimentary light lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to noon. RSVP to Nita Sacco at 713-686-6844 ext. 482 by Jan. 25. The keynote speaker of this annual Msgr. William D. Steele Lecture is Dr. Philip A. Cunningham, executive director of the Center for Christian Jewish Learning of Boston College.
|Jan 09, 2006 Mary Ellen Bork on:‘The New Feminism of Pope John Paul II: Vision and Challenge’|
Mary Ellen Bork will deliver “The New Feminism of John Paul II” for the University of St. Thomas’ second annual Archbishop J. Michael Miller Lecture in Catholic Studies at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, in Jones Auditorium, 3910 Yoakum Boulevard, on the St. Thomas campus.