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Where Will You Make a #USTdifference?

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The Opus College of Business community makes a difference in the world by being a business school that emphasizes ethics as much as it does balance sheets, a college that knows business is about more than profit.

Now is your chance to share that difference with others–and win a pair of tickets to the sold-out concert of the summer, Rock the Garden.

Send us your answer to the question, “Where will you make a difference?” Your answers will be featured at the Opus College of Business tent at the 2011 Rock the Garden concert on Saturday, June 18, on our website and in our social media. In addition, the college will donate $1 to one of three nonprofit organizations (Kiva, FirstBook or Feed My Starving Children) for each answer we receive (up to $15,000).

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Rocking the Garden is Definitely Business

Last week I stopped by Brit’s Pub in Downtown Minneapolis to listen to the live announcement of the band line-up for Rock the Garden 2010—UST’s Opus College of Business is a supporting sponsor. I’m not the most up-to-date with today’s trendy bands, but the line up looks great:

rtg_2010_bannerThis summer’s first and best outdoor music festival gets a kick-start with local phenoms Retribution Gospel Choir – the scorching side-project of Low’s Alan Sparhawk – who champion the “rock” in Rock the Garden in slash-and-burn style. Next up are Grammy Award winners and viral video sensations OK Go, whose high-octane performances and rollicking new record are brimming with irresistible hooks, vintage Prince, and noisy nuance. The party continues with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, the Brooklyn collective revered globally for live shows that blaze through gospel, soul, and funk-think R&B revue in a revival tent.

MGMT takes the stage next, mining the pop canon of the past five decades to come up with glittering sounds, game-changing grooves, and cosmic-pop hooks. They perform their new release, Congratulations, for a dazzling-yet irreverent art-rock finale that runs the gamut from futuristic to funky, grand to glam, epic to positively euphoric.

Interestingly at the same time on Planet Money, an NPR podcast, Damian Kulash, the lead singer of OK Go, talked about the radically changing face of the music business. Continue Reading