September 4, 2012 
Vol. 5, Issue 13

Prepare to Shine in the UST Photo Contest

UST will launch its first Photography Contest on Sept. 8. The free contest celebrates the art and architecture of the University, as well as campus life and faith. It is open to the general public, students, faculty and staff, with professional and amateur divisions, so the community is invited to show off their photography skills. The contest runs Sept. 8 to Oct. 20, and the grand prize is $1,500.


Freshmen Volunteers Make 50,000 Meals at Food Bank

About 200 UST incoming freshmen volunteers were the most productive group in the Houston Food Bank's history, making 50,000 meals. In addition to the Class of 2016, the group also included the Orientation team and the women's basketball team. The project was organized in conjunction with the UST Service-Learning Program and Freshman Orientation.


From D.C. to UST: Sindelar Joins International Studies

Bringing a wealth of real-world expertise, the UST Center for International Studies welcomes
H. Richard Sindelar III as a new assistant professor. Sindelar, previously an adjunct professor, served more than 22 years as a diplomatic officer with the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service. In Washington, he served three tours analyzing Middle East political and economic events in the Department of State's Bureau of Intelligence and Research.


Archbishop Miller Lecture Focuses on Election Issues

During the Ninth Annual Archbishop J. Michael Miller Lecture, Ross Douthat will present "Budget Wars & Culture Wars: What the 2012 Election Means for the American Future." Douthat, the youngest-ever op-ed columnist for The New York Times, will present at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 19 at UST's Jones Hall, 3910 Yoakum Blvd. Douthat’s commentary will examine issues of the November elections.


Bioethics Lecture, Art Exhibit Explore Human Rights

Dr. Alberto Garcia Gomez will speak on “Neurobioethics: The Human Person at the Center of Neuroscience, Ethics, Law and Society” at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 25 in Cullen Hall. The presenter will discuss the bioethics of neuroscience, addressing a realistic vision of humans and the brain-body-mind connection. Prior to the lecture, the Bioethics Art Competition, sponsored by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, will be on display in the lobby, starting at 7 p.m.


Forum will Discuss Women Entrepreneurs, Leaders

The Women in Business Forum will feature Beverly Denver, publisher and executive editor of Houston Woman Magazine. Denver, a professional journalist and publishing entrepreneur with more than 30 experience in print media, will discuss woman entrepreneurs in her lecture "The 5 Ws of an Inspired Leader." Sponsored by the Center for Business Ethics, the forum is from 6-8 p.m. on Sept. 21 at the UST Art Gallery, 3907 Yoakum Blvd.

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Freshmen Thrive in Mendenhall Program

The Mendenhall Summer Institute at St. Thomas helps incoming freshmen from all walks of life become leaders of faith and character. Freshmen Briseida Esparza and Marianne Tran have different stories, but the Institute guided them to thoughtfully engage at UST. The program is made possible by the generous gifts of Trini Mendenhall Sosa, former UST board member and ongoing friend of the University.



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