January 2014     

   
One the Verge of Failure, Grad Transforms at UST
Robert Jolly III hated school, made barely average grades and skipped classes whenever he liked. The key to his transformation from a lost young man to a knowledge-hungry honors student graduating with a B.A. in psychology was his experience of a liberal arts education.
 
UST Partners with KIPP Schools to Boost College Rate
In an effort to increase college completion rates for underserved students in Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) schools nationwide, the University of St. Thomas is forging a partnership to recruit and enroll qualified KIPP alumni each year.
 
Students Take Control in the Lab
Dr. Shivas Amin is looking to change the essence of freshman biology labs at the University of St. Thomas. He wants students to become invested in their research. To facilitate this, Amin is doing something revolutionary – he is letting the students choose their research.
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Coaching Tomorrow’s Leaders Today
For MBA students looking forward to potential career prospects, personal and professional advice from experts can grant confidence and make the decision-making process easier. That is why UST’s Center for Business Ethics launched the CBE Emerging Leader Coaching Scholarship Program in 2012.
 
Conflict Resolution Students Learn the Art of Mediation
The Association for Conflict Resolution recognized Thomas Beaver and Adil Gokturk, international studies students, with the Manousso Mediation Student Scholarship. The students, who expressed interest in alternative dispute resolution, were honored with a dinner at the Junior League on Nov. 20.
 
Environmental Class Explores Energy Stewardship
As the nation struggles with energy dilemmas like energy independence, students in the University of St. Thomas environmental science course, Energy for the Future, explore the foundations of both conventional and renewable energy technologies in light of environmental stewardship.
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