St. Thomas Trending 5- Week of April 11th 2016 – Tommie Blogs
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St. Thomas Trending 5- Week of April 11th 2016

1.) Humans of St. Thomas: Ryan Foster

Current Sophomore class president, Ryan Foster, was recently featured on the Humans of St. Thomas. Humans of St. Thomas features students at St. Thomas, and is an interview that highlights our diverse student body.

Check out the article below. (Copy and paste link into browser)


2.) Jay Ebben who is an associate professor of entrepreneurship for the St. Thomas Opus College of Business was featured in the Star Tribune’s “Outside Consultant” column. Ebben gave great advice for a company seeking the right focus for their business.

Read Jay Ebbern’s article for the Star Tribune in the link below. (Copy and paste link into browser)

Jay Ebben poses for a portrait in Schulze Hall on Friday, December 11, 2015.

3.) President Julie Sullivan, senior administrators and external consultants will participate in a Positioning For Our Future brown-bag session today, Tuesday April 12, at noon. This is a session to discuss strategic plan and resource issues. The steps include an external hiring pause, a voluntary departure plan for faculty and non-union staff, and the establishment of teams in each department to assess operations and which services should be reduced.

4.) St. Thomas launches a new online marketplace for discount ticket offerings. ToughNet Marketplace will allow St. Thomas students, staff and faculty to shop on a virtual mall for a selection of Tommie Central’s discount ticket offerings. In the past, all of the discounted tickets and offerings were only available at Tommie Central.

Check the new site in the link below! (Copy and paste link into browser)

5.) The Second Annual Tommie Together St. Thomas Day of Service 2016 is coming up quickly. If you signed up for this event, get ready for two exciting days (April 26th and April 27th) of giving back for the common good and making an impact in people’s lives! Last year, 415 Tommie volunteers packed over 100,000 meals at Feed My Starving Children. Let’s make this another great year!


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