March 1, 2010 
Vol. 2, Issue 6
Five-Year Philosophy BA/MA Available in Fall 2010

The University of St. Thomas Center for Thomistic Studies will offer a five-year combined Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts degree in philosophy beginning in fall 2010. The BA/MA program in philosophy provides a strong curriculum of study based upon the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas. The program will also prepare students for doctoral programs, law school and other professional studies.

Education, Faith and Culture Graduate Open Houses
Students interested in pursuing a Master of Arts in Faith and Culture can attend an Open House from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 4 in Malloy Hall. A Master of Education Open House will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 27, in Malloy Hall. The events offer the opportunity for prospective students to meet faculty members and provide detailed information about degree programs, admission requirements and deadlines.
Lenten Lecture Series Explores Catholic Liturgy
The University of St. Thomas will host the 2010 Lenten Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays during Lent. The lectures will be held in Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, 4000 Mt. Vernon. Lecture topics focus on the Liturgy of the Catholic Church. Of the six-part series, four speakers will present in March including Dr. Christopher Evans, Dr. Paul Hahn, Fr. Leon Strieder and Fr. Milad Yaghi.
Lecture Explores Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia
Crossroads Cultural Center-Houston presents, “Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia: Through the Sculptor’s Eyes,” a lecture by Etsuro Sotoo at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10, at the University of St. Thomas, Cullen Hall, 4001 Mt. Vernon. Sotoo is a sculptor currently working on the famous Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí’s unfinished masterpiece, the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, in Barcelona. Sotoo will talk about his life-changing encounter with Gaudí.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at UST
Join the Center for Irish Studies for a traditional St. Patrick’s Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 17. His Eminence Daniel N. Cardinal DiNardo will celebrate the Feast of St. Patrick with a Mass in the Chapel of St. Basil. After Mass, stay for a traditional Irish brunch of smoked salmon, Irish soda bread, scrambled eggs and much more. RSVP by Monday, March 8, 2010. Cost of the brunch is $20 with advance ticket sales and $25 at the door. Net proceeds will be used for scholarships to be awarded from the Bishop McCarthy Scholarship Fund for Study Abroad in Ireland.
Martin Examines American Religious Landscape
The University of St. Thomas History Department presents the B.K. Smith Lecture featuring Dr. Joel W. Martin, a distinguished Professor of History, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on March 11, in Cullen Hall. Martin's lecture topic will be "Native Americans, Christianity and the Reshaping of the American Religious Landscape." Martin is the Vice Provost for Academic Personnel and Dean of the Faculty, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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UST Offers Off-Campus MEd in Cy-Fair, Aldine

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When educators in the Cypress-Fairbanks and Aldine areas learned they could earn a Master of Education degree from the University of St. Thomas without the drive into town, they applied in record numbers.

UST’s School of Education has introduced a new Off-Campus Master’s Program for the first time in spring 2010. In January, 11 cohort groups of 181 students began Master of Education (MEd) courses at two locations in the Cypress-Fairbanks area. This marks a significant increase to traditional on-campus MEd enrollment.

Sandra Soliz
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