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Welcoming New Alumni Leadership

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Deep affection for their alma mater drives the 26 members of the University of St. Thomas Alumni Association Board to serve with enthusiasm and ideas. Meet some of the newest Directors and read what drives their mission-aligned service.

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ABSN Exceeds Expectations

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Last year, UST launched an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. It’s for prospective students who have a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field and are ready to do big things in a new career caring for others. This program is the shortest route to becoming a nurse.

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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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Meet Mishal Kanoo

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Mishal Kanoo ’90, MBA ’94, chairman of Kanoo Group in the UAE, sat down with UST President Richard Ludwick to talk about his critical formation as a human being and leader in connection with his UST liberal arts education. Learn how “the magic flows” when you understand and apply what you learn in philosophy and theology.

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Truth Will Prevail Even in a Cancel Culture

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UST Political Science Professor, Dr. Christopher Wolfe, examines our current “Cancel Culture,” which is an unfortunate consequence of our social media technologies. Americans should protect freedom of speech. Even when our culture does not stand up for free speech, we, as Catholics, should.

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DIGITAL BYTE: Meet Lenny The “Catbot”

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A smart, text-based AI bot helped students connect with UST 24/7 during the winter storm that left Texas paralyzed for a week. Learn how UST used this new technology to facilitate record-time human interaction and be of service to students impacted by the storm.

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