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|May 28, 2015 Business Students Put Skills to Test in Case Competition|
The business world expects professionals to work in teams to effectively find innovative solutions for a variety of situations. Students at the University of St. Thomas have the opportunity to practice strategic thinking and put their skill-sets to use in real-world situations through the undergraduate Case Competition.
|May 27, 2015 Epic Hero Faces Himself in UST Grad's Book|
Graduating Senior Jorge Luis Gonzalez-Romo gained a profound self-awareness at University of St. Thomas that enabled him to write his first book—an epic poem titled "The Canticle of the Warrior." A story that had been working in his mind ever since playing the video game "The Legend of Zelda" in his senior year of high school, Gonzalez-Romo wrote this book to immortalize the grandeur of this elite form of literature and celebrate his Mexican culture.
|May 18, 2015 MBA Financial Advisor Elected Junior League President|
Mimi Foerster, MBA ’03, believes in making things happen. From her Galleria-area office, the UBS financial advisor works her dream job that combines two things she is passionate about: people and finance.
|May 13, 2015 CSB Recognizes Future Leaders with Honors Convocation|
Celebrating students in the Cameron School of Business at the annual CSB Honors Convocation, Jim Hackett, partner at Riverstone Holdings, LLC, and longtime friend of the University, will give the keynote address. There will be 105 students honored at 2:30 p.m. on May 15, in Jones Hall, 3910 Yoakum Blvd. The University of St. Thomas CSB Alumni Board will also recognize Aileen McCormick ’86 as a distinguished alumnus.
|May 11, 2015 Nursing Seniors Now Offer Patient Care to Veterans|
Spring 2015 hallmarked the start of a significant initiative: University of St. Thomas Nursing students can now do their senior preceptorships at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston. The first five students to do this—Muzzamel Khan, Lilian Moran, Kiana Shy, Andrea Uzcategui and Blake Wallin—were the pioneers of this important endeavor and the VA Medical Center staff is grateful for these UST students.
|May 11, 2015 UST Presents Bioinformatics Tool at Chinese DNA Conference|
It is not often that one gets the opportunity to share research with the international scientific community, but that is exactly the opportunity Dr. Albert Ribes, professor of biology, was afforded when he was invited to the Sixth World DNA and Genome Day in Nanjing, China to present research data obtained with a bioinformatics tool he developed with Dr. Maia Larios-Sanz and two undergraduates.
|May 08, 2015 Strategic Areas Certificate Sees Success in Debut Year|
The inaugural year of the Strategic Areas Certificate Program has realized early success for UST students and the University. The effort to promote East Asia studies and languages has tripled enrollment in Chinese and Japanese language courses over the prior 2013-15 academic year.
|May 08, 2015 Math Professor Develops New Naval Jet Engines|
Dr. Henry Foust, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Cooperative Engineering, has been accepted to participate in a fellowship at the Emerging Propulsion Systems Laboratory at the Write Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.
|May 06, 2015 Tacos + Beer = $85,000 in Scholarships|
Two Saints and a Taco Tasting, UST’s popular annual alumni event, was held April 23 and raised more than $85,000 for Alumni Association Scholarship Fund—the most ever for this event.
|May 06, 2015 1,000 UST Students Walk this May|
The University of St. Thomas will celebrate more than 1,000 graduates with a Commencement Ceremony at 10 a.m. on May 16, 2015 at NRG Arena, located at 1 NRG Park (formerly Reliant Arena).
|May 05, 2015 UST Launches Adult Degree Completion|
The University of St. Thomas will offer an Adult Degree Completion program in fall 2015. Students will pursue one of two degree options, a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts or in general studies, and will have the option to choose from a variety of concentrations including art history, business, communications, education, criminology, law and society, and more.
|May 04, 2015 First Gen Graduate Lands Job After Psychology Research|
The University of St. Thomas Psychology Department allows undergraduate students to be exposed to a quality curriculum that focuses on research training.
|Apr 29, 2015 Chemistry’s Tinnerman Inspires, Leaves Legacy|
Students, alumni and faculty remember Dr. William “Bill” Tinnerman II, a chemistry professor of 36 years at the University of St. Thomas, who passed away on April 27.
|Apr 29, 2015 Hungarian Foundation Honors Ivany with Washington Award|
The American Hungarian Foundation recently honored the University of St. Thomas president with the George Washington Award because of his many years of service and leadership. The award was presented to Ivany in the Link-Lee Mansion on April 29, by Zsolt Harsanyi, chairman of the Foundation.
|Apr 27, 2015 Vo takes first place at Chinese Speech Competition|
Claudia Lopez, Rebecca Skaff and Stephanie Tam Vo competed in the 22nd annual Global Federation of Chinese Business Woman Chinese Speech Contest on April 18.
|Apr 27, 2015 Celts Partner With Houston Aces for Summer Soccer Camp|
The University of St. Thomas Women’s Soccer announces their partnership with the Houston Aces to host the 2015 Champions of Character Women’s soccer camp.
|Apr 24, 2015 Pope Francis Names Alumnus Bishop of Victoria|
Pope Francis named University of St. Thomas Alumnus, Bishop-Elect Brendan Cahill, S.T.D., ’85, of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston as the new Bishop of the Diocese of Victoria, Texas.
|Apr 21, 2015 UST Embraces Sustainability, Creates Committee|
Clarence Sirmons, sustainability coordinator, plays a key role in the development of sustainable projects and practices on campus by educating students through courses on sustainable development and urban planning and leading the Sustainability Committee, a task force working to develop and implement sustainable practices across campus.
|Apr 20, 2015 UST Goes Green For Earth Week|
The University of St. Thomas is approaching sustainability and environmentalism with renewed vigor. With the establishment of a Sustainability Committee dedicated to evaluating and improving the University’s green policies, it is well on its way to becoming a greener, more eco-friendly campus.
|Apr 16, 2015 Nursing Students Educate Kids on Healthy Living|
Eight students from the University of St. Thomas Carol and Odis Peavy School of Nursing conducted a health screening and educated students at Western Academy about healthy eating and sleeping on Feb. 27. UST’s nursing students screened third to eighth grade students for blood pressure, height, weight, vision and hearing.
|Apr 15, 2015 UST Partners With Blue Cure Youth Basketball Camps|
If you are looking for a fun day camp for you basketball-obsessed child to attend this summer, look no further than the Blue Cure Youth Basketball Camps running from June 29 through July 2.
|Apr 15, 2015 Celebrate Ethical Business Leaders at Mass for Commerce|
The University of St. Thomas will hold the Fourth Annual Mass for Commerce at 7:30 a.m. on April 20 at the Chapel of St. Basil, 3802 Yoakum Blvd. The Cameron School of Business invites the community to come together in prayer to celebrate UST’s commitment to business, professional and spiritual life.
|Apr 13, 2015 UST ACS Receives Two National Awards at Conference in Denver|
The University of St. Thomas student chapter of the American Chemical Society received an Outstanding Awards at the 249th ACS National Meeting held in Denver from March 22-26.
|Apr 13, 2015 Financial Planner Credits UST for Seeding Successful Career|
Becky Ruthven, MBA ’96, has spent most of her life traveling the world. As the daughter of a military father, Ruthven has always been curious to learn about other cultures.
|Apr 09, 2015 What to Expect at Graduation|
The University of St. Thomas will celebrate more than 1,000 graduates with a Commencement Ceremony at 10 a.m. on May 16, 2015 at NRG Arena, located at 1 NRG Park (formerly Reliant Arena). The University will require tickets for all guests, to help accommodate the increased number of guests expected. See ticket information.
|Apr 08, 2015 Alumna Pursues Passion, Never Stops Learning|
To say that Julie Summerford Pearson, MBA ’97, likes a challenge is an understatement. She thrives under the pressure and loves to learn new things and grow. This drive to continue learning led her from her hometown of El Paso, to Houston, where she earned her MBA, to Baltimore before finally taking her back to El Paso. There, she enjoys spending time with her husband and five children and works as the vice president of information technology at Hunt Companies.
|Apr 07, 2015 MPS Student Awarded $1,500 Music Scholarship|
Joseph London, a UST Music Preparatory School piano student, was awarded a $1,500 scholarship from Music Doing Good. The scholarship awards target students in the sixth through 12th grades, with exceptional music talent and financial need. The scholarship provides funding for private lessons, music workshops and tuition through educational institutions, such as MPS.
|Apr 06, 2015 South Texas College of Law, UST Announce Joint JD/MBA|
The leadership of South Texas College of Law/Houston and the University of St. Thomas signed an agreement on Thursday in UST’s Link-Lee Mansion establishing a joint academic program that will allow qualified students to earn both law and advanced business degrees on an accelerated schedule.
|Mar 31, 2015 Hackett Mother, Daughter Explore Giving at Luncheon|
The University of St. Thomas will host the 10th annual Women and Philanthropy Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on April 1. This year’s event on the topic “Discovering our Legacy through Faith and Fortitude,” is mother-daughter themed and will feature local mother and daughter philanthropists Maureen and Kelly Hackett.
|Mar 27, 2015 Students Present Research at Sister School in Canada|
During spring break, two students from the University of St. Thomas traded the warmer Houston weather for snow-covered Canada. Rebecca Skaff, a senior international studies and communication major, and Marcus Walden, a senior environmental studies and theology major, traveled to Fredericton, New Brunswick, to present their research papers at a sister school, St. Thomas University, on March 13.
|Mar 26, 2015 New Certificate Equips Students to be Social Entrepreneurs|
The Cameron School of Business and the Center for International Studies plan to offer a certificate in social entrepreneurship, which will empower students to become social entrepreneurs. The certificate also gives students the foundational knowledge and access to investors needed to transform social enterprise ideas into concrete, income-generating activities.
|Mar 25, 2015 Alumni Association’s 4th Taco Tasting Expected to be Blowout|
Alumni and friends from all walks of life come together for one of the biggest University of St. Thomas alumni events, Two Saints and a Taco Tasting, a taco tasting competition with some of Houston’s best restaurants in combination with the taps of Texas’ oldest craft brewery.
|Mar 23, 2015 80 Students Represent UST at the Goodphil Games|
More than 80 students from the University of St. Thomas Filipino Student Association attended the Goodphil Games at Texas A&M University on March 13. The weekend was filled with camaraderie, competition and bonding for the students involved.
|Mar 12, 2015 UST’s MPS Students Advance to State Contest|
Two students from the University of St. Thomas Music Preparatory School won first place in the piano solo categories of the Texas Music Teachers Association Performance Contest on Feb. 21, and will advance to the state finalist level where they will compete at the TMTA state convention in Dallas this June. The competition was held at the Houston Community College campus.
|Mar 12, 2015 Thomistic Studies Graduate Student Earns Maritain Award|
Francisco Plaza, a student from the University of St. Thomas Center for Thomistic Studies, was awarded the American Maritain Association Graduate Student Award at an annual conference held in San Francisco, Feb. 26–28. At least 50 people attended the conference.
|Mar 12, 2015 Ambassador Pickering Delivers 2015 Distinguished Diplomat Lecture|
Six-time U.S. Ambassador and former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Pickering will deliver the 2015 Distinguished Diplomat Lecture titled, “Challenges Facing U.S. Foreign Policy to 2016.”
|Mar 11, 2015 Educational Advertising Awards Recognizes MarCom, Creative Services|
The University of St. Thomas Marketing Communications and Creative Services offices were recently recognized by the 30th Annual Educational Advertising Awards for six advertisements
|Mar 11, 2015 Stanfill Benefit Concert Raises Funds for SEP|
The SEP members raised $5,000 for the Austin Stanfill Traveling Fund at a benefit concert on Feb. 13 in memory of former SEP student executive board president Austin Stanfill ‘12. After Stanfill’s death in 2013, his family and the University of St. Thomas created this fund to sponsor other SEP members’ projects around the world.
|Mar 11, 2015 Ivany Honored by West Point Society|
University of St. Thomas President, Dr. Robert Ivany received the Leadership in Action Award at the 2015 West Point Society of Greater Houston Founders Day Celebration on Saturday, March 7. Ivany has served as president of UST for 10 years and has continued the tradition of excellence the University has enjoyed.
|Mar 10, 2015 Overton Awards Announced, Nominate Colleagues for Next Round|
The University of St. Thomas selected the new quarterly recipients of the Tom Overton Excellence Award. This award recognizes UST employees who go above and beyond when contributing to their departments and to the University.
|Mar 04, 2015 CSB Program Gives Students Insider View of Houston Businesses|
The question of “What can I do with my degree?” crosses the mind of many students at some point in their college career. The Cameron School of Business’ program, Celts Exploring Business, gives students the opportunity to visit local businesses and speak to current employees in companies across multiple industries.
|Mar 03, 2015 Boot Camps Train, Prepare Students for Nursing School|
Students from the University of St. Thomas Carol and Odis Peavy School of Nursing participated in the third year of the SON boot camps in early January. During the week-long camps held prior to the beginning of the spring semester, students learned how to adjust to the academic rigors of nursing school, to succeed in the nursing statistics class and to prepare for the Health Education Systems Incorporated (HESI) exam.
|Mar 02, 2015 Accounting Students Participate in Tax Season Service Learning|
For more than 30 years, Ramon Fernandez ’79, assistant professor of accounting, has run the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, a program he started in 1984. This year more than 50 University of St. Thomas accounting students, alumni and friends will dedicate their Saturdays in tax season to serve the community by offering free income tax preparation and electronic filing.
|Feb 27, 2015 Apply to Speak at Graduation by March 17|
The search for the next student commencement speaker is in progress. The commencement speaker will represent the UST student body during graduation, and have the opportunity to share his or her collegiate experience, hopes for the future and words of inspiration.
|Feb 27, 2015 Gallagher Receives Recognition for Her Irish Education Work|
Lori Gallagher, J.D., director of the William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies, was recognized among the 2014 Irish Education 100 by Irish Voice, an Irish American newspaper and Irish America magazine.
|Feb 26, 2015 Ambassador Witnesses to Vatican’s Global Diplomacy|
Ambassador Francis Rooney, who was U.S. ambassador to the Holy See from 2005 to 2008, discussed his recent book, “The Global Vatican” on Feb. 11, at a dinner hosted by the Center for International Studies Distinguished Diplomat Program. During his time at the Holy See, the Ambassador witnessed the quiet yet crucial diplomacy pursued by the pope through the Vatican’s extensive global diplomatic network.
|Feb 26, 2015 Executives Give CSB Students Career Advice|
Gaining important insights and contacts from business leaders provide students with a valuable step in the direction of their future careers. A select group of undergraduate and graduate students from the University of St. Thomas Cameron School of Business attended the Celts Breakfast Club on Feb. 11, where they had the opportunity to speak and network with two business leaders.
|Feb 26, 2015 Bustos Performs Classical Guitar at UST|
The University of St. Thomas Music Department will present a performance by Isaac Bustos at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 27, in Cullen Recital Hall, located at 4001 Mt. Vernon. Bustos is a classical guitarist who will perform the music of Albeniz, Bach, Scarlatti, Piazzolla and more.
|Feb 20, 2015 CSB Offers New Minor in Market Analysis|
The University of St. Thomas Cameron School of Business will offer a minor in market analysis in the fall 2015 semester. The 18-hour minor will provide students with the tools to answer a variety of questions through data collection and analysis.
|Feb 20, 2015 Lowery’s New Play Explores Family Dynamics|
The dream of a relaxing family vacation is disrupted when two sisters find out that their nephews are dabbling in drug-use. That is the plot of a play by Dr. Janet Lowery, University St. Thomas professor and Cullen Chair of English and Creative Writing.
|Feb 19, 2015 UST Celebrates Faculty for Black History Month|
In celebration of Black History Month the University of St. Thomas has created an exhibit highlighting African-America leaders honored by the U.S. Postal Service in their Black Heritage Series in Crooker Center. The exhibit is on display for the month of February and includes prominent black historical figures such as Martin Luther King Jr., Benjamin Banneker and Bessie Coleman.
|Feb 17, 2015 Students Participate in Mock Trial Tournament in Dallas|
The University of St. Thomas and seven other Texas universities participated in the American Mock Trial Association Regional Tournament, which was held in Dallas on Jan. 30 – Feb. 2.
|Feb 13, 2015 Student Financial Services Releases Video Resources|
The Office of Student Financial Services understands paying for college can be stressful. That is why the office created new video resources to assist students with their financial needs and concerns.
|Feb 12, 2015 New Criminology Degree Prepares Students to Serve Society|
The University of St. Thomas will offer a bachelor’s degree in Criminology, Law and Society beginning fall 2015. The social justice-oriented CLS degree focuses on the problem of crime and on understanding the social, cultural, political and economic forces that interact with the law.
|Feb 12, 2015 Nominate UST Employees for Overton Awards|
The University of St. Thomas is accepting nominations for the Tom Overton Excellence Award. This award recognizes employees’ hard work and contributions to the University and their departments.
|Feb 11, 2015 Nonprofit Week: An Opportunity to Expand Your Network|
The University of St. Thomas’s Career Services is mid-way through hosting its first Nonprofit Week, Feb. 9-12, in the Crooker Center. Each day between 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m., local nonprofit organizations will be ready to answers students’ questions about job, internship and volunteer opportunities within their organizations.
|Feb 10, 2015 Charity Guild Supports UST Music Camp with Grant|
For the second year, the University of St. Thomas Music has received a generous grant from the Charity Guild of Catholic Women. The grant was given to the Music Department’s Preparatory School summer music programs.
|Feb 10, 2015 Ivany Calls UST Community to Participate in Day of Service|
University of St. Thomas President Robert Ivany welcomes all Celts – students, staff, faculty members and family members – to come together and participate in the President’s Day of Service on Feb. 14.
|Feb 09, 2015 Spirituality of Bach addressed at Miller Lecture|
Rev. Sean Duggan, OSB, will present his lecture, “The Spirituality of Bach,” at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 19 in Cullen Hall, 4001 Mt. Vernon, for the 2015 Archbishop J. Michael Miller Lecture Series. The lecture is free and open to the public.
|Feb 06, 2015 MarCom, Creative Services Win Digital Excellence Awards|
The University of St. Thomas received AVA Digital Awards, from the Association of Marketing & Communication Professionals, for digital marketing pieces produced by the Marketing Communications and Creative Services offices.
|Feb 06, 2015 50 Different Countries Represented at UST|
The University of St. Thomas educates undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds, including 395 international students.
|Feb 04, 2015 Charlie Thomas Honored at 65th Mardi Gras Gala|
Awash in green, purple and gold, the University of St. Thomas is looking forward to one final hoorah before beginning a period of penance and reflection in Lent as it prepares for the 65th Annual Mardi Gras Gala on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at the Hilton Americas – Houston.
|Feb 03, 2015 $750K Gift Funds Faith & Culture Endowment|
With an anonymous donation of $750,000, the Center for Faith and Culture recently completed its goal of raising a $3 million endowment.
|Feb 03, 2015 Sacred Music Master’s Prepares Leaders of Faith|
A new Master in Sacred Music degree will be offered at the University of St. Thomas in the fall 2015 semester. The MSM program prepares students for pastoral liturgical music ministry.
|Feb 02, 2015 ‘Magnificent 7’ Pioneer Clinical Translation Degree|
The first cohort of seven students in the Master in Clinical Translation Management program celebrated the start of the program with a reception to meet scholarship supporters in the Link-Lee Mansion on Jan. 8.
|Feb 02, 2015 CSB Recognizes 56 Winter Graduates|
Through hard work, determination and perseverance, 56 students celebrated their graduation from the Cameron School of Business at the University of St. Thomas on Dec. 13, 2014. CSB hosted a Graduate Recognition Ceremony following the Winter Graduation Mass and Brunch that day for students, their families and faculty members.
|Jan 29, 2015 UST Sends Largest Texas College Group to March for Life|
University of St. Thomas students were among the largest group of college students from Texas supporting the pro-life cause at the March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 22.
|Jan 27, 2015 Indiegogo Campaign Raises $6,000 for Study Abroad|
The University of St. Thomas Freshman Symposium began a fundraising campaign on Nov. 25, with the goal of raising $5,000 to help UST freshman visit Italy and Costa Rica for their First Year Experience Study Abroad. One month and five days later, the Indiegogo campaign surpassed its goal, raising nearly $6,000 dollars.
|Jan 21, 2015 Vote for St. Thomas to win $100K in Security Equipment|
With a click, tweet or text, the University of St. Thomas community can help the University win up to $100,000 in security equipment and services from STANLEY Security. St. Thomas is a finalist in its Together for Safer Schools grant program. Vote today.
|Jan 20, 2015 Counseling Professor Uses Storytelling to Reach People|
It can be said that everyone is a storyteller in one sense or another, but for counselors, therapists and teachers, sharing anecdotes is the means by which they reach out to others. Dr. Jeffrey Kottler – writer, author, speaker and visiting professor at the University of St. Thomas’s soon-to-be-launched Clinical Mental Health Counseling Programs – will present about the profound effects storytelling has on creating relationships with other people.
|Jan 16, 2015 School of Education Offers Online Degrees|
To provide students at the University of St. Thomas with a valuable and flexible learning experience, the School of Education offers seven concentrations online for students pursuing a Master of Education.
|Jan 15, 2015 Psychology Major Writes Book on Power of Perspective|
Ian Davis ’14, a psychology graduate, knows the course of one’s life is going to be determined by how you look at it. You can wallow in depression or you can seek help, learn to overcome it and learn from it. That is the hook for his new book, “Power of Perspective,” which he is publishing.
|Jan 14, 2015 Alumna Writes Book, Battles Cancer|
Much has been written on parenting and raising children; however, few consider the most important aspect of the child when writing on the topic. This is where Linda Hitter ’05, a philosophy graduate, steps in. Her book, “Recovering the Virtues for Families,” aims to teach parents how to teach and parent from the perspective of the soul of a child.
|Jan 13, 2015 Walters Named One of Houston’s Most Influential Women|
Houston Women’s Magazine has recognized Dr. Nicole McZeal Walters, assistant professor and associate dean of graduate programs in the School of Education at the University of St. Thomas, as one of Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women of 2014.
|Jan 13, 2015 Kelleher named in Irish 40 under 40|
Edward Kelleher, visiting scholar for the William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies, will join 39 other men and women honored in this year’s Irish Echo’s annual Irish Top 40 under 40 awards. The award is a celebration of Irish and Irish Americans who have distinguished themselves in their respective fields of work before reaching the age of 40.
|Jan 06, 2015 MarCom, Creative Services Win Digital Marketing Awards|
The University of St. Thomas Marketing Communications and Creative Services offices were recently recognized by the Annual Educational Digital Marketing Awards for their digital marketing pieces.