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Catholic Worker Seeks Success in Serving the Poor

By • University of St. Thomas • 1/11/2013

For many people, the path to success means climbing the corporate ladder and working to make more money, with little concern for the community. For Monica Hatcher '98, a University of St. Thomas theology alumna and student in the Master of Arts in Faith and Culture program, her life has a new ...

Pictured left to right: Hoc Minh Nguyen, Steven Huber, Kittisak Chooklin

Vocations Thrive at UST

By • University of St. Thomas • 1/10/2013

The measure of any great Catholic university is the quality of vocations being produced at the institution. Here at the University of St. Thomas, we have had a number of strong vocations, to both married and religious life, cultivated on campus. The Basilian Fathers, founders of the University, are ...

Reflections from UST's SleepOut for Social Justice

By • University of St. Thomas • 12/14/2012

University of St. Thomas held its 2nd Annual National SleepOut UST on Nov. 10-11. To promote awareness about homelessness in Houston, about 50 participants from the UST campus and Houston community slept outside overnight on the UST Academic Mall. As a part of Social Justice Weekend, the objective ...

Megan Viola-Vu.

St. Thomas Winter Grad Inspires Children to Be the Difference

By • University of St. Thomas • 12/12/2012

University of St. Thomas senior communication major Megan Viola-Vu maintains a busy schedule. In addition to fulfilling her winter graduation requirements, she is involved in on-campus groups like the Vietnamese Student Association and the UST Cheer team. Viola-vu is also youth group leader for the ...

GRACE Beckons Teachers to Community Learning

By • University of St. Thomas • 12/10/2012

Siblings have an innate desire to see each other succeed. Sonny Vo, first-year graduate student in the Gulf Region Academy for Catholic Educators, views his cohort group with a familial bond to uphold and fortify him as a teacher and brother. "It is like being in a family with brothers and ...

UST Faculty Appear on Salt + Light on Dec. 2

By • University of St. Thomas • 11/29/2012

"This episode focuses on the idea that awe and wonder are the foundation for environmental stewardship and for cultivating a wholesome relationship with creation," Sister Damien Marie said. "We talk in the film about learning the 'language of creation' as a Franciscan approach to environmental ...

University of St. Thomas Campus Ministry Hosts Las Posadas

By • University of St. Thomas • 11/29/2012

The University of St. Thomas Campus Ministry will celebrate the 4th Annual Las Posadas at 7 p.m. on Nov. 30. Las Posadas re-enacts Mary and Joseph's quest for a place to stay in Bethlehem in a procession around the campus. HOUSTON, TX. (University of St. Thomas) - The University of St. Thomas ...

UST Awarded $1.25M Grant for Special Ed

By • University of St. Thomas • 11/27/2012

The U.S. Department of Education awarded University of St. Thomas School of Education a $1.25 million grant to help prepare graduate students for leadership positions in special education. The Preparation of Special Education Leaders Program is a partnership between UST and the Houston Independent ...

Private High Schools Compete in UST Basketball Classic

By • University of St. Thomas • 11/14/2012

The University of St. Thomas hosted the 9th Annual Celt Basketball Classic, a tournament for private high school boys and girls basketball teams, on Nov. 1-3. More than 160 athletes from 10 Texas schools participated in the event. The St. Agnes Academy Tigers took first place by winning the Girls ...

UST Alumni Foster College Prep at Cristo Rey Jesuit

By • University of St. Thomas • 11/7/2012

University of St. Thomas alumni are educating leaders of faith and character in Catholic schools across the Houston. Eight UST graduates work at Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School of Houston as teachers and administrators, leading high school students in a variety of areas and guiding ...

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