Italian Festival Meatballs
Maureen Hackett, Photo by Alexanderís Fine Portrait Design
Pope Francis with Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas
Students with Freshman Symposium banner
Rome Summer Course Stirs Studentsí Perspectives
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

Small Teams, Big Impact at Freshman Symposium

In the first class for new students, Freshman Symposium packs Jones Hall auditorium and sets the foundation for the mission of the University with a community of freshmen and mentors. Read more

Rome Summer Course Stirs Studentsí Perspectives

Ecumenism is to Catholicism what dialogue is to the Church. To be Catholic is to be ecumenical. That was the message students received during the three-week intensive course... Read more.

Balancing Faith & Reason
The University of St. Thomas is a Catholic, liberal arts university that educates leaders in faith and character. We have 35 undergraduate and 10 graduate programs. St. Thomas continues the legacy of the Basilian Fathers, the order of priests who founded the University in 1947. Take a virtual tour today!
  • 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.

  • Safety FirstEmergency Preparedness Events Promote Safety

    In honor of National Preparedness Month and to make sure the campus community is prepared for emergency situations, the University of St. Thomas will host a series of events on Sept. 22-24, organized by the Office of Student Affairs. Students, faculty and staff can learn more about staying safe during a natural disaster, man-made incident or other potentially hazardous situations.

  • Dr. Mirela Oliva in RomePhilosophy Faculty Take Thomistic Studies Abroad

    The Department of Philosophy’s faculty members and graduate students were busy recently attending conferences around the world. They presented papers or attended conferences in Chile, Germany, England, Rome, France and Mexico.

  • Ning-chih Hsu, UST Orchestra directorJoin the UST Orchestra

    The University of St. Thomas Orchestra invites new and returning members to participate in 2014. 

  • Emily McCauslin Guinan ScholarFull-Tuition Guinan Scholars Exemplify UST Mission

    Every year, accomplished freshmen are chosen to receive the Father Vincent J. Guinan full-tuition scholarship. In doing so, the University of St. Thomas stands by its commitment to provide an affordable and accessible private, liberal arts education to students. This year’s Guinan Scholars are Emily McCauslin, Isabel Sutter, Luke Malone and Joshua Chen.

  • Latin Mass with Gregorian Chant by the UST Schola Cantorum

    Celebrate the daily mass with Gregorian chant sung by the UST Schola Cantorum.

  • Golf Tournament

    Tournament Chairs Lou Pelz ’80 and Michael Scheurich ’99 invite you to tee-up for the UST 2014 Golf Tournament.

  • Fitness PictureHealth and Fitness Kick-Off

    Kick-Off your Health and Fitness with the Offices of Recreational Sports and Health Promotion and Wellness and celebrate National Yoga Month.

  • UST Community Vegetable GardenUST Community Vegetable Garden

    The UST Community needs to look no further than the University of St. Thomas campus for fresh, healthy snacks.

  • Resume Writing Workshop

    Learn the basics of resume writing in this 30-minute workshop.

  • UST Graduate Fair

    Join us for the inaugural Graduate School Fair at the University of St. Thomas! Graduate program faculty and staff will be on hand to answer your questions about the admissions process, degree requirements, and how your graduate degree can advance and enhance your career.

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