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UST is making the dream of opening a campus in Conroe, Texas, a reality, and starting off in a new and innovative way. The Conroe Micro-Campus, or ‘personal campus’ as some are calling it, will open in early 2020, and centrally located on the town square.

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On Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, lucky supporters of the University of St. Thomas will enjoy a private performance and experience the soulful sounds of Gladys Knight at the 70th Annual Mardi Gras Scholarship Gala.

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Art connects us through shared experience. In February, a beloved graffiti artist Mario Figueroa Jr., rallied the UST community around our namesake, created a mural inspired by University icons and gave us an excuse to throw a big party in the process.

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A large room on the second floor of Doherty Library contains a treasure trove of University of St. Thomas history, and the most valuable asset of all: 88-63r-old “Miss Betty” Louis Koenig Fischer, ’52, MRE ’91, official archivist.

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Last fall, UST had the largest undergraduate enrollment in its history. Vice president of enrollment, Arthur Ortiz discusses enrollment trends, infrastructure and the impact of the recent scandal that affected universities around the United States.

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Catholic Filmmaker Cimela Kidonakis ‘ 09 loves storytelling. Armed with a St. Thomas education, Kidonakis explores her faith through film to tell stories that are not easily forgotten.

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After decades of growing up together as neighbors, UST and The Glassell School of Art, teaching institute of the Museum of Fine Arts, forged a partnership in 1996 that offers students a pathway to Houston’s inspired art scene.

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It is through strengthening partnerships with Catholic organizations throughout the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston that UST hopes to be a pivotal influence in molding our society and creating missionary disciples to better share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

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