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Environmental Science Grad Loves Conservation

By • University of St. Thomas • 5/3/2013

Well before her graduation date in May 2013, environmental science major Kelly Schmitz knew she would transform her passion for animal conservation and recycling into a career. Her professors at University of St. Thomas further fueled her enthusiasm by expanding her understanding of environmental ...


UST Grad Mathematician Calculates Perfect Speech

By • University of St. Thomas • 5/2/2013

To get the golden ratio, mathematicians take a line and divide it into two segments with the property that when the longer part is divided by the smaller part, it is equal to the whole length divided by the longer part. If you take the length of a college career, divide it by a one small ...


Vicky McCormick as Mother Teresa, Marty Blair as Malcolm Muggeridge. -Photo by Bara Photography

UST Alumna Directs Mother Teresa Play

By • University of St. Thomas • 4/29/2013

Mother Teresa's love and grace has crossed cultural barriers and warmed hearts around the world. To exemplify and celebrate her observance of the value of humanity, the University of St. Thomas Fine Arts and Drama Department is partnering with Houston's A.D. Players for a weekend of events to ...


UST Alumna of the Year Embodies GRACE

By • University of St. Thomas • 4/24/2013

"Giving back to University of St. Thomas constitutes giving time, treasure and talent," said Maria Younger M.Ed. '05, assistant director of annual giving. For this reason, she nominated her friend, Dr. Ana-Lisa Gonzalez '97, M.Ed. '01, assistant professor and director of Reading and Catholic ...


Muslim UST MAFC Grad Bridges Faith Communities

By • Catholic Online • 4/22/2013

In what may seem paradoxical to some, a Muslim community leader-an imam-will receive a graduate degree in faith and culture from Houston's Catholic university. At the University of St. Thomas Commencement Ceremony on May 18 honoring 350 undergraduates and 793 graduate students, ...


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Bottom: Brittany Garza, Nadeen Mustafa, Chloe Jester
Top: Maire Kelley, Rebecca Skaff, Bonnie Treece

UST's Society of Macrina Empowers Women

By • University of St. Thomas • 4/17/2013

Senior Brittany Garza, founder and president of Society of Macrina, said she recognized a disconnection among the students at the University of St. Thomas and decided to form an organization that would unite the women on campus. The Society of Macrina, created in September 2012, seeks to promote ...


Is this the flag of the new fascism?

Have the tides turned? Gays lashing out at Newman priest who advised celibacy

By • Catholic Online • 4/9/2013

A Roman Catholic priest dedicated to ministering to the students of George Washington University via the school's Newman Center is facing persecution for sharing Catholic teaching with students. Two students who struggle with same-sex attraction and say they are gay, have asked the school to ...


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More Than 8,000 Catholic Educators Meet in Houston

By • University of St. Thomas • 4/2/2013

University of St. Thomas will participate in the largest gathering of a private-education association this week. The National Catholic Educational Association's annual gathering brings together administrators, teachers, pastors, catechists, vendors and many others interested in Catholic education. ...


Walk 'Way of the Cross' Starting at UST

By • University of St. Thomas • 3/22/2013

University of St. Thomas and Houston community members are invited to walk the Way of the Cross in the heart of the city beginning at 10:15 a.m. on Good Friday, March 29. The procession will begin at the Chapel of St. Basil and continue through the city, ending at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred ...


Photo Credit: Ronnie Piper, University of St. Thomas Senior Social Media Specialist, Photographer 

University of St. Thomas students Diego Lagos, Jenna Maksmiak, Luis Pirela and Austin Cruz are on the Academic Mall in front of the Chapel of St. Basil.

Celts Honor Life with Memorial Display

By • University of St. Thomas • 3/18/2013

The University of St. Thomas Celts for Life and Knights of Columbus, along with other student volunteers, worked together to build the Cemetery of the Innocents, a memorial exhibition of more than 3,000 crosses that symbolize the number of abortions performed in the United States each day. HOUSTON, ...





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