Monthly Archives

May 2011

Student Life

Graduation Reception Photos

181-20110520-MCongratulations again on your achievement!  And, if you want to relive the memories of the Graduation Reception, there’s a photo gallery.  No password needed, just click the link.  And a special thanks to Kristian Olson for providing the photography!

Have a great summer and please keep in touch!

Student Association, Upcoming Events

Wonder Week – Coming soon!

It won’t be long before 2nd years are out in the real world and 1st years are done with ABR forever! Here’s what you have to look forward to during the fantastic wonder week.

Wednesday, May 18th | Brit’s Lawn Bowling and lunch

Celebrate the end of the year with lunch and lawn bowling

Time: 12 – 4 pm
Where: Brit’s
Who: Class of 2011 and 2012
Contact: Karine Korman or Annelise Larson

Thursday, May 19th | Minnetonka Lake Boat Cruise and Casino night

Fun time on a boat (don’t worry not Al and Alma’s)! Appetizers, drinks and casino games for a fantastic night! $25 per person, space is limited so reserve your place soon by turning in your check. Please make out the check to the University of St. Thomas and write “boat cruise” in the memo field. Annelise Larson, Nick Ertz, Kay Wimer and Deb Basarich are available to collect checks.

Time: 6:45 – 10 pm
Where: Lake Minnetonka, Paradise Cruise
Who: Class of 2011, 2012 and guests
Contact: Annelise Larson or Nick Ertz

Friday, May 20th | Dean’s Reception

Dean’s reception recognizing the graduating class of 2011

Time: 5 – 7 pm
Where: Minneapolis club
Who: Class of 2011
Contact: Karine Korman

Clubs, Student Life, Upcoming Events

First Book reading – Volunteers needed next week

We need your help! We are trying to recruit as many students as we can for this reading but if any faculty and staff can come, that would be greatly appreciated. The 1st years have a presentation in Ops and a debate in Acct so we can’t miss our classes next Tuesday afternoon. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!

First-Book_logoWhat: First Book Reading

When: Wednesday, May 10th from 3:30-4:30

Where: Nellie Stone Johnson,
807 27th Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411-1401

Please let Kate Kirchner know if you are able to attend!

Student Life

Get Ready for Cinco de Mayo!

pinataI guess there is a first time for everything.  In the five years that I’ve worked at UST, I never heard of the Dean suspending the dress code.  When I first heard this, I immediately thought, “Oh, that’s just a rumor that one of the Full-time students started.  It can’t be true.”  Well, it’s not a rumor, it’s fact.

For one day only our UST MBA students can achieve their dream of wearing jeans and t-shirts to class without fear of retribution by the dress code police in “Dress Down Day.” By contributing to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Minnesota Chapter and showing support for the fight against these diseases, UST MBA students will receive a sticker to wear allowing them to avoid the usual business casual dress code and dress down on Thursday, May 5.
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Full-time Faculty member John Sailors is a blood cancer survivor, and he brought the Dress Down Day initiative to the attention of Dean Puto.  Dean Puto has given it his full support, and we’d love to see the support the UST MBA community in this fundraising effort.

DDDinviteIn the spirit of Dress Down Day (and the more relaxed nature of the day), the Full-time UST MBA Student Life and Admissions team has planned a Cinco de Mayo Celebration for our students.  The lunch hour festivities will include chips and salsa, margaritas (non-alcoholic), “Pin the Taco on the Chihuahua,” a piñata and more!

The Dress Down and Cinco de Mayo Celebration is one example of how b-school doesn’t have to be stuffy.  The UST MBA community is coming together in support of a faculty member, a worthwhile cause and having some fun celebrating Mexican heritage and pride.

Student Association, Student Life

The 2nd Year Peer program is back!

The SA is continuing the team mentor program for next year. We need approximately 24 students (2 per team) to mentor a team of 4-5 first years throughout first semester next year. Time commitment is one mandatory lunch on Friday, September 9, at noon, plus checking in a few times a month with your group. You are there to provide a little guidance and to be a sounding board.

If you would like to mentor a team of first year students next year, please email Sara Christenson by May 5.  She will contact the volunteers this summer to confirm their continued interest.  At 2nd Year Re-Launch on Tuesday, September 6, you will receive the list of new first-year teams and their assigned mentors.

Thank you and good luck with ABR!