Freshman Archer Has Eye on the Spider
Alumna Joins Catholic Media in Canada, Eh?
Italian Festival Meatballs
Maureen Hackett, Photo by Alexander’s Fine Portrait Design
Pope Francis with Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas
Freshman Archer Has Eye on the Spider

Freshman Paige Hill spends hours on end aiming at spiders, and killing one is “as good as it gets.” Far from arachnophobic, Hill is a top-ranked archer in the nation and Olympic hopeful. Read more...

Alumna Joins Catholic Media in Canada, Eh?

Vivian Cabrera’s dream job is working as a public relations officer for the Vatican. With a new job working with Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation, she is one step closer to achieving it. Read more.

Houston Gets a Helping of Culture at Italian Festival

The 36th Italian Festival brings the Italian culture to Houston, Oct. 9-12. The Festival will offer several new features in addition to the traditional highlights of the four-day event. Read more 

Hackett Foundation Gives $500K to Science Center

The University of St. Thomas is one step closer to breaking ground on its new Center for Science and Health Professions, thanks to a generous gift of $500,000 from the Hackett Family Foundation. Read more.

Hittinger Examines Beatitudes, Meets Pope Again

Dr. John Hittinger met Pope Francis for the second time in June during a meeting of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas on the Beatitudes in Rome. Read more

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  • Princeton Review Ranks UST Among Best Colleges in West

    University of St. Thomas was named a “Best College in the West for 2015” 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, 648 colleges named “regional best” constitute about 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.

  • Taylor Named to China Scholars Twitterati 100

    Dr. Jon Taylor, professor of political science, was recently named one of the 100 most influential China Scholars on Twitter. Taylor has maintained an active presence on Twitter since joining the platform in 2010. He has more than 920 followers and has published more than 50,000 tweets.

  • Celebrate Fall with UST at Family & Alumni Weekend

    To bring the community together, the University of St. Thomas invites students, their families and alumni to join on-campus activities during Family & Alumni Weekend, Oct. 16 - 19.

  • KKoby GriffinUST Welcomes New Emergency Preparedness Staff Member

    KKoby Griffin is the University of St. Thomas’s new emergency preparedness and Clery compliance coordinator. Griffin is responsible for the overall management of the University’s emergency management and preparedness functions.

  • Critical Care Boot Camp ClassroomNursing Boot Camps Prepare Students for Critical Care, Statistics

    In emergency situations, nurses have to evaluate critically ill patients quickly and move fast. In treating all patients, nurses have to calculate medication dosage to provide the right amount based on weight or age. To help prepare nursing students for difficult courses in critical care and mathematics, the Nursing Success Center hosted two boot camps this summer.

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