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April 2010

Competitions

Net Impact Case Competition

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Congratulations to the Net Impact case competition team of Sean Elder, Hans Strommen, Paula Wirtz, and Bill Grau for being selected as one of five national finalists in Net Impact’s Annual Case Competition! The team will present at the national finals to be held at the Net Impact national conference at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business next October. Congratulate them when you get a chance!
About the Competition:
Can investing in front-line factory workers actually improve your bottom line? This case competition focuses on the story of Al Fuller, the co-founder of Integrated Packaging Corporation (IPC), who dramatically improved the standard-of-living for his employees while also turning his company’s fortunes around.
The competition challenges teams to analyze and propose solutions for IPC, and gives finalists the opportunity to present their analysis to Mr. Fuller himself at the 2010 Net Impact Conference, October 29-30, at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. In addition to the case analysis, the competition will require students to work with MBA faculty and administrations to incorporate cases on pioneering employers into their MBA program. Learn about Net Impact at http://www.netimpact.org/.
Submitted By: Sean Elder

Student Life

Follies 2010!

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Just before I return to my nap, I wouldn’t be able to sleep without congratulating all of you on a truly fabulous evening of talented good-natured fun at tonight’s UST MBA Follies. The creativity was impressive, and the camaraderie even more so. If I start to name names, I risk hurting someone who undoubtedly worked well beyond the call of duty, but I do want to congratulate Laura for her hard work and skill in organizing and orchestrating this year’s show and Joey for the quick wit that only a talented Emcee can master.
Yes, this is a tough and extremely disappointing economy, but we will indeed prevail.
Well done, everyone!!!
Dean Puto

Student Life

Did you know?

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Student Life Update
Thank you to all of our contributors for photos and articles, we couldn’t publish this newsletter without your help!
Wondering what’s going on? To find out access the UST Calendar. Your clubs will send invites through Outlook. Social activities will be delivered via Evite. Please RSVP to these requests. Every Monday you will receive the Weekly Update which highlights all UST MBA activities, and unless otherwise noted you are invited to all! Facebook is the best medium to stay in touch with students, remember birthdays, and connect for social networking activities. Each class has a dedicated page under “UST MBA Class of 20XX” so sign up today!
Your Student Commons will be your home away from home this year, please treat it with respect. As we lack janitorial service in the kitchen area, you are responsible for wiping down spills and messes. Cleaning supplies are in the cabinets. The refrigerator is cleaned and emptied every Thursday starting at 1 pm. All perishable food items will be discarded.
Discounts
The Lunch Cube, Erbert and Gerbert’s, Quiznos, and Dancing Ganesha all offer discounts for UST students! Erbert and Gerbert’s is located on the skyway level of the LaSalle Plaza near the YMCA and offers a 10% discount with your student ID. Dancing Ganesha is located at 11th and Harmon and offers a 20% discount on food. Quiznos, located in the skyway next to Target, offers a 10% discount with your student id. Check out the Lunch Cube next to the Dancing Ganesha. $5 buys you a deli sandwich and can of soda when you show your student id.
The YMCA, located in LaSalle Plaza, offers a discounted rate for students, simply bring your most recent tax forms for your personalized monthly rate.
The Life/Work Center has discounted movie tickets for the AMC, Carmike, Mann and Regal theaters. Please stop by the Life/Work Center in TMH 110 to purchase tickets.
LIFE/WORK CENTER
1000 LaSalle Avenue, TMH 110
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: (651) 962-4763
Email: lifework@stthomas.edu
Office Hours
M, W and Thu: 9—5:30
Tu: 9—6:30
F: 9—4:30
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