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DIGITAL BYTE: Disruptive Technology

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HP Inc.’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Transformational Officer, alumna Marie Meyers, MBA ’96, gives us her opinion on how technology is driving major change, especially with the pandemic, and forcing every industry to adapt, including ready-for-the-challenge St. Thomas.

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DIGITAL BYTE: Let’s Press Play

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Fr. Jim Murphy, CSB, president of St. Thomas High School, reminisces about his gaming days on the Atari 2600. He believes that UST’s interest in esports, viewed through a Catholic lens, is a way to embrace new technology and spark the interest and imagination of many students.

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GAME ON

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UST formed a varsity team that began competing in esports tournaments fall 2020 under the SCAC umbrella. As part of it academic opportunities, St. Thomas will offer its first minor in esports coaching this fall. Meet the varsity team and their coach.

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Irresistible Revolution

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What is esports, and why is it a big deal? This is not an uncommon question. Forbes answered the query this way: Esports is a “quietly massive entertainment phenomenon” with viewership surpassing traditional sporting events.

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MAX Digitizing the Dream

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Inspired by Saint Maximilian Kolbe’s deeds and dreams, UST recently launched multiple digital ventures in the spirit of Kolbe’s ministry. It began in 2018 with the Maximilian Kolbe Innovation Network and now includes the University of St. Thomas MAX Studios and the USTMAX Center in Montgomery County.

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The World Through Max Kolbe’s Eyes

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Saint Maximilian Kolbe built a large media apostolate using the mass media of his time, including newspaper and radio. He was a man on a mission to spread the word of God. What would Kolbe do today if he were alive?

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Smaller is Smarter

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When you ask students and faculty what is special about UST, they often mention the ‘spark’. They’re talking about that special something that exists between professor and class that you don’t find at other universities. As college classes across the nation were forced to go online because of the pandemic, UST was able to answer a vital question: Will the spark remain?’

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A Basilian Under Every Tree

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The affable and wise Very Rev. Kevin Storey, CSB, stopped by campus to talk to the community about “What it Means to Be Catholic: Our Basilian Heritage & Catholic Identity.” He ended his conversation by answering audience questions. From the back of the room, a question was posed that is at the heart of this article.

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Celts Show Up for Students in Time of Need

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On April 28, more than 350 donors rallied raising more than $205,000 for University of St. Thomas students on Giving Day. This Giving Day surpassed last year’s Giving Day total by more than $100,000. Giving Day is an annual initiative that unites students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents and friends in supporting areas throughout the university…

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