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September 25 2014, Student Life, Weekly Updates

Weekly Update – September 25, 2014

 Greetings Students,

This is the first of our UPDATE blogposts. Everything from your weekly updates, but in an easily accessible location. Info is color coded. Date items in black are for everyone. Second years – red. First years, green.

First off, a plea from your colleagues: Log off when you use a computer in the Commons! Just leaving it locks it to everyone but you. Causes trouble when other students look for a computer to use, and find many of them locked.

 Highlighted Events: (Note: This link takes you to the Google calendar, where you can see all of our upcoming events. Change it to a weekly view to get more details.

Google Calendar

Friday, September 26. 8:00am – 12:00pm. Leader Lab in SCH 120

1:00 – 4:00pm. GBCS Job Search Strategies in TMH 460

Monday, September 29, 1:30 – 4:45pm – Both sections of Financial Accounting will meet together

Tuesday, September 30, 12:00 – 1:15pm – Thrivent Job Info Session in TMH 301

Wednesday, October 1, 1:30 – 3:55pm – The first midterm in Financial Accounting

Thursday, October 2, 12:00 – 1:15pm – Henkel Job Info Session in TMH 301.

5:00 – 7:00pm – Open 4 Business at the Local

Friday, October 3, 8:00am – 12:00pm – Section 1 Communication Labs.

1:00 – 5:00pm – Section 2 Communication Labs.

3:00 – 6:30– Target Field Fulton Brewery Event

Have a great weekend!


Academics, Student Life, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events

Class of 2014: Re-Launch Schedule

           Class of 2014 Re-Launch
           Thursday, September 5, 2013
           12:00 – 6:30 PM
           Dress Code: Business Professional

Please note: the Ethics Core Class sessions meet in the morning

Time Activity Location
12:00 – 12:40 Career Services Luncheon – Making a Big Impression in a Short Time: Career Fair Success Strategies. Optional
MOH 201
12:45-1:00 Welcome From Dean Puto SCH 421 
1:00-1:30 Mayo Innovation Scholars Program
Mr. Steve Vuolo & Assistant Dean Bill Woodson
SCH 421 
1:30-2:15 Leadership Lab 3 Overview
Professor Tuzcu
SCH 421 
2:15-2:30 Student Life Updates (10 min)
Kay Wimer

  • Key Dates
  • Labs and the Friday Schedule
  • Graduation info – applying etc.
SCH 421
2:30 – 2:45 Student Association
SA officers
Student Association programs and updates
SCH 421 
2:45 – 3:00 Break
3:00-4:30 Career Services / Recruiter Panel
Includes recruiters from Target, UnitedHealth Group, Health Partners,
G & K and Cummins
MOH 201 
4:30 – 6:30 Open 4 Business – Welcome back second year students, introduce first year students, and network with alumni. Optional The Local



Alumni Update, Student Life

Dean’s Reception Photos


Academics, Student Life

Commencement 2013 Details

Dear Opus College of Business Alumnus or Student,

Congratulations on completing or nearing completion of your graduate business degree!  You have indicated you plan to participate in the 2013 Graduate Business Commencement Ceremony, to be held on Saturday, May 25.  (Please reply to this email ASAP if you do not plan to attend the commencement ceremony.) While complete commencement ceremony information, including directions, parking and other details, are available on the Opus College of Business Commencement website, this email includes the most critical instructions for you as a participant.

Graduate Business Commencement Ceremony Schedule: Saturday, May 25

6-6:30 p.m.

  • Arrive at the UST St. Paul campus. 
  • Be sure to remember to bring your academic regalia (your cap, tassel and gown) with you!  Click the link for more information on dress code and when and where to pick up your regalia.
  • Go to the Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex on the St. Paul campus.   Families and guests should go to the field house on the upper level.  Graduates must report to Schoenecker Arena on the lower level.   Ushers in the building will help direct graduates and guests.
  • Stop at the check-in table to pick up your master’s hood (hoods must be returned after the ceremony).
  • Find your name on one of the alphabetized lists posted.  Note the row number next to your name. Find your row number posted on the wall and report to your row marshal.
    • Get a name card that you will take to the stage with you to hand to the reader.
    • Ask your marshal for help with your academic regalia.
    • Be in your line and in position and ready for the procession by 6:45 p.m.

7 p.m.
Commencement exercises begin with an academic procession into the Anderson Athletic and Recreation Center field house.  A program will be waiting for you in your chair.  Our commencement speaker this year is Randall J. Hogan, chairman and CEO of Pentair.  The ceremony should last 75-90 minutes.

A reception immediately follows the ceremony in the Anderson Student Center. Graduates, guests, faculty, staff and administrators are all invited.

You will receive your diploma when all course requirements for the degree are completed and your student account is paid in full. Your diploma will be mailed to you approximately eight to 10 weeks after all degree requirements are verified as completed.  Be sure your current mailing address on file with St. Thomas is correct in Murphy online, or contact us at (651) 962-4200 to update your contact information.

If you have any additional questions, please reference the FAQ section of the commencement website, or contact your program office or program adviser.  We look forward to celebrating your accomplishment with you!

Congratulations again,

The Opus College of Business Graduate Commencement Planning Committee


Student Life, Upcoming Events

Summer 2013 Parking Permits

Starting Monday May 20 Students Enrolled in the Following Programs are Eligible to Purchase a Summer Parking Permit for the Minneapolis Campus

Beginning Monday, May 20, students enrolled in the following full-time academic programs will the opportunity to purchase a summer parking permit for the Minneapolis campus. Students enrolled in the School of Law and the Full-time Day MBA program who are taking summer courses, studying on campus for the summer, or working full-time on campus for the summer will be eligible to enroll for a summer parking permit. The cost of the permit is $150, will be sold to the first 60 students to enroll, and is valid from June 1 – August 16.

Students who are looking to enroll for a summer parking permit must register through Murphy Online ( Completed registrations must be printed and brought to Parking Services on the Minneapolis campus located in the School of Law room 252. 

Permits will be available for purchase from 8;00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. M-F.

Career Services, Clubs, Student Association, Student Life, Upcoming Events

NAAMBA TC Professional Development Event at UST


Please join NAAMBA Twin Cities and the University of St. Thomas for a professional development event focusing on managing your career: Moving from an individual contributor to a first-line manager.This event will help prepare individual contributors to be a manager and how first-line managers can be effective in their roles…. Event Agenda:
5:00-6:00 pm: Networking
6:00-6:40 pm: Keynote Presentation with Q&A
6:50-7:30 pm: Panel
7:30-8:00 pm: Closing/Networking

Bob Barnett from MDA Leadership will be the featured keynote speaker for this event. Mr. Barnett will speak to the following topics: traits of leaders, skills of leaders, transition to leading and how people develop.