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Registration News

Published on: Monday, January 12th, 2015

We hope you all had a wonderful holiday break! If you have not yet registered for spring term 2015, please do so right away. Spring term courses begin the week of February 2, and schedules can be found in Class Finder.

If you are planning to take a Leave of Absence during spring term, please contact your adviser.

Graduation Applications and Commencement

Published on: Monday, January 12th, 2015

grad capFor those of you completing your degree requirements at the end of J-term or spring term, you are required to fill out a graduation application. The application contains information about participation in commencement and what name you would like on your diploma, along with important details for graduation and commencement, so please fill it out as soon as possible!

If you are graduating this spring or summer, there will be a Dean’s Reception to celebrate the completion (or near completion) of your degree on Friday, May 22, 2015, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on the Minneapolis campus in the Schulze Hall Atrium. 

The graduate business commencement ceremony will be held on May 23, 2015, at 7 p.m. on the Saint Paul campus.

New Student Orientation

Published on: Monday, January 12th, 2015

Welcome to our new incoming spring 2015 students! If you have not done so already, make sure to RSVP for New Student Orientation. NSO will be held on Wednesday, January 28, from 4:45 – 8 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there.

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Study Abroad and Globalize Your MBA

Published on: Monday, January 12th, 2015

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Spring Term 2015

Program details for the spring 2015 Risk Leadership in a Global Context course in London (MGMT 753) are now available, and applications are being accepted. Spaces still remain, so apply today!

If you are interested in joining the MGMT 753 course, visit the program page to learn more and apply online. Contact Professor Young with any questions.

 

J-term Food for Thought Hours

Published on: Monday, January 12th, 2015

The UST Food Service offerings are scaled down during J-term as the student and staff traffic is substantially lower. The Food for Thought hours of operation for January:

Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday: Closed

Some downtown restaurants are closed on the weekends; some remain open. Nearby quick-service dining options that we’ve checked are open on Saturday include:

  • Lunds (1201 Hennepin Ave.) 6 a.m. – 12 a.m.
  • Chipotle (1040 Nicollet Mall, 1st level of Target Corp Tower, across from WCCO) 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Qdoba (Retek Building on Nicollet Mall on way to Target) Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

 •   Davanni’s (1242 Hennepin Ave) 10 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.

  • Macy’s Marketplace (Basement of Macy’s Building @ 700 Nicollet Mall) 9 a.m.- 10 p.m.
  • Cosi (IDS Center on Nicollet Mall, First Floor) 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

 •   Panera Bread (809 Nicollet Mall, street level across from US Bank Tower) 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.

  • Target Store “Food Avenue” (Retek Building on Nicollet Mall) 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Note: Some of these places offer a discount if you show your UST student ID card…be sure to ask!)

Diversity Insights Business Breakfast, January 21

Published on: Monday, January 12th, 2015

Shawn JudgePlease join us for the next session of our Diversity Insights Breakfast Series, taking place on Wednesday, January 21, at 8 a.m. in TMH 252. The topic is: What Are You Afraid Of?, which will focus on identifying your fears, and how they affect and/or inhibit risk taking in business. Our featured speakers are Shawn Judge, founder and president of the Speaker’s Edge, which provides public speaking training; and Tonya Hampton, Ed.d., a strategic HR leader with more than 20 years of experience.

The cost is $45 per person, but students should email ocbevents@stthomas.edu for a registration discount. Registration is required. 

 

 

2015 Julie Hays Teaching Award Call for Nominations

Published on: Monday, January 12th, 2015

Nominations for the sixth annual Julie Hays Teaching Award, which recognizes faculty committed to teaching and learning, are now being accepted. Introduced in 2009, this annual award was created to recognize faculty members who exemplify an ongoing commitment to teaching and learning. The award honors Dr. Julie Hays, a member of the Operations and Supply Chain Management Department who died suddenly in 2007.

Faculty, students and alumni may nominate a faculty member in the Opus College of Business who they feel best meets the award criteria:

  • Active engagement with students.
  • Ability to stretch and challenge students.
  • Concern for the student as a whole person.
  • Creative approaches to teaching or the development of effective teaching materials.
  • Enthusiasm and passion for teaching.

Details are available on the Opus College of Business website. If you have any questions, please contact the Julie Hays Award Committee at HaysAward@stthomas.edu. The deadline to nominate is March 3, 2015, and you can click here to submit a nomination.

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Executive Coaching Certificate Program Online Information Session

Published on: Monday, January 12th, 2015

The School of Education is now recruiting candidates for Cohort 2 of the UST Executive Coaching Certificate, which will begin in June 2015.

If you interested in learning more, please watch this online information session.

If you have additional questions or want more information, contact Dr. Stacey Larsen at SLarsen@stthomas.edu.

Sign Up Now for the UST Graduate Business Mentorship Program

Published on: Monday, January 12th, 2015

This school year, the existing mentorship program is expanding to include students and alumni of all graduate business degree programs. There are already well over 100 alumni interested in mentoring a current student. These alumni represent a broad spectrum of industries, titles and organizations.

If you have not yet signed up and are interested in being paired with an alumni mentor, please complete this short survey to provide the necessary information needed to match you based on your interests and career aspirations. As students opt in, they will get paired ASAP with an alumni mentor when identified.

Thanks to all those who have already signed up to be part of the graduate business mentorship program. Please contact Amanda Wagner at (651) 962-4253 or amhwagner@stthomas.eduwith any questions or concerns.

Succession Conference for Family Businesses

Published on: Monday, January 12th, 2015

Whether you’ve been planning for succession in your business for years or are just starting to consider passing it to the next generation, the list of decisions you need to make can feel overwhelming. Join the Family Business Center on Friday, February 6, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. in MOH 201 for the Succession Conference for Family Business. This event will include a keynote speaker, lectures and workshops focused on how to have a successful transition for your business and family.

Click here for more information and how to register.

Winter Weather Guidelines

Published on: Monday, January 12th, 2015

Wondering whether we have class or not? This page will answer all of your winter weather questions.

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UST Closed December 24 – January 2

Published on: Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Please remember that all UST offices will be closed beginning Wednesday, December 24, and will open again on Monday, January 5. Classes resume for Opus College of Business J-term students on Friday, January 2, 2015. Have a safe and happy holiday!

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J-term & Spring 2015 Registration

Published on: Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

OCB LogoRegistration for J-term and spring term 2015 opened November 4.  If you have not yet registered, please do so ASAP!  Contact your adviser right away if you have any registration questions, or if you are planning to take a Leave of Absence during spring term.

Registration for summer and fall 2015 will be in April. Your adviser will email you with more details closer to then.

 

Fall and J-term Graduates

Published on: Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

grad capIf you have not already done so, please submit a graduation application

Commencement will be on Saturday, May 23, 2015, on the Saint Paul campus. We hope you will be at the ceremony, celebrating your accomplishment. Congratulations!

 

Dean’s Reception, Thur., December 11

Published on: Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

If you are graduating this fall or J-term, you are invited to attend our Dean’s Reception on Thursday, December 11, in Schulze Hall Atrium. Bring along a loved one or a professional mentor to celebrate your accomplishment! RSVP here.

Agenda

4:30 – 5:15 p.m. Networking
5:15 – 5:30 p.m. Address by Dean Stefanie Lenway
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Networking

Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served.

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Winter Weather Guidelines

Published on: Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Wondering whether we have class or not? This page will answer all of your winter weather questions…

Snowy MN

 

Study Abroad and Globalize Your MBA

Published on: Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Spring Term 2015

Program details for the spring 2015 term Risk Leadership in a Global Context course in London (MGMT 753) are now available, and applications are being accepted.  Spaces still remain, so apply today!

If you are interested in joining the MGMT 753 course, visit the program page to learn more and apply online.  Contact Professor Young with any questions.

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Bring a Prospective Student to Lunch

Published on: Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Do you get questions from colleagues, friends and family about your experience in the Evening UST MBA program? Give them the opportunity to talk with admissions staff and other current students to learn more about the program at an upcoming MBA Lunch event.

We’ve made reservations throughout the Twin Cities metro area this fall. Lunch is on us if you bring someone who has expressed interest in UST MBA programs.

  • Thursday, December 4, 12 – 1:30 p.m. | Mission, 77 South 7th Street, Minneapolis

Please Let us know you plan to attend and who you are bringing (It’s O.K. to bring more than one prospective student).

Questions? Contact the admissions team at ocbgradadmissions@stthomas.edu or (651) 962-8800.

Sign Up Now for the UST Graduate Business Mentorship Program

Published on: Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

This school year, the existing mentorship program is expanding to include students and alumni of all graduate business degree programs. There are already well over 100 alumni interested in mentoring a current student. These alumni represent a broad spectrum of industries, titles and organizations.

 If you have not yet signed up and are interested in being paired with an alumni mentor, please complete this short survey to provide the necessary information needed to match you based on your interests and career aspirations.  As students opt in, they will get paired ASAP with an alumni mentor when identified.

 Thanks to all those who have already signed up to be part of the graduate business mentorship program. Please contact Amanda Wagner at (651) 962-4253 or amhwagner@stthomas.eduwith any questions or concerns.

Growing Your Family Business Event

Published on: Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Join us on Friday, December 5, at 7:30 a.m. for Growing Your Family Business (Free for UST students and their business families).

Hear from local entrepreneurial family businesses that have transitioned into larger companies, in both market share and the size of the workforce. They’ll share:

  • What motivation led to the decision to grow and goals they had
  • Resources and people they used to prepare for growth and deal with necessary changes that came as a result
  • How they manage growth and risks associated with becoming a larger company
  • The changing role of family members as the company expands

After this session your family will have tools to manage family business growth, risks associated with growth, family involvement in the process, and the type of growth that’s right for your family and business. Email familybusiness@stthomas.edu to register.