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Feb 05, 2016  Service-Oriented Students Named Mardi Gras King, Queen
Mardi Gras Queen Samantha Loos-PolkRobert Ramirez, senior theology major, and Samantha Loos-Polk, senior nursing major, will be bestowed crowns as 2016 Mardi Gras King and Queen, and each were surprised with the news from their nominators—Ramirez during his theology class, and Loos-Polk prior to a Residence Life meeting.

Jan 27, 2016  UST Students Fight for Life on Two Fronts
UST Students march for life in AustinDespite stormy conditions and international threats, 27 students and three faculty members from the University of St. Thomas rallied to represent the UST community in two pro-life events the weekend of Jan. 22-24—in Austin and Washington, D.C.

Jan 25, 2016  Students Observe Taiwan Election, Meet President on Study Abroad
Students eat lunch with chopstix on study abroad to TaiwanFifteen students from the University of St. Thomas met with Taiwanese government officials during the country's presidential election, on a two-week delegation exercise to Taiwan during their winter study abroad trip.

Jan 21, 2016  Father Nesti Honored at 66th Mardi Gras Gala
The University of St. Thomas will celebrate one final hoorah before beginning a period of penance and reflection in Lent as it hosts the 66th Annual Mardi Gras Gala on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at Hilton Americas - Houston.

Jan 13, 2016  Essay Contest Reveals Key to Christ
Sophia Suico - UST Essay Contest Winner in front of her essayStudents from Catholic schools took part in the 12th annual University of St. Thomas/Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Essay Contest Mass and Awards Ceremony on Jan. 11. There were 6,116 students—third-graders through high school seniors—who wrote essays for the contest, sponsored by the UST Office of Catholic Outreach.

Jan 06, 2016  Ivany Co-Teaches Course on Leadership

For Dr. Robert Ivany, president of the University of St. Thomas, sharing leadership skills he has learned throughout his time in the military and leading universities is close to his heart. In the spring 2016 semester, Ivany will have the opportunity to indulge that passion as he co-teaches a course on leadership in the Master of Public Policy and Administration program with Dr. Jon Taylor, professor and chair of political science. 

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