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‘Huge Victory,’ ‘Opportunity’ for Religious Colleges in Labor Board’s Ruling
12/21/2014
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) last week abandoned its longstanding, unconstitutional practice of measuring how religious a college appears to be before exempting it from federal oversight, but opted instead for a new test that considers whether individual employees perform religious functions.


Faithful College Grads Mentor Catholic Teachers in ‘Living Authentically Catholic Life’
12/16/2014
Two alumni from the Gulf Region Academy for Catholic Educators program at the University of St. Thomas in Houston recently returned to the program to mentor current students and help them discover what it means to be a Catholic teacher.


Students Joyfully Await Birth of Christ at Faithful Catholic Colleges
12/10/2014
Throughout the month of December, institutions recommended in The Newman Guide are offering students opportunities to celebrate Advent and prepare for Christmas before returning home at the end of the semester.


Center for Faith and Culture Is Making Strides at Univ. of St. Thomas in Houston
12/10/2014
In light of its 20th anniversary, Fr. Nesti, the Center’s founder and current director, spoke with the Society about the Center’s role at UST and how it has grown over the past two decades.


Students Show Growing Appreciation for Traditional Masses, Say College Chaplains
12/2/2014
Among Catholic colleges and dioceses across the country there has been an apparent rise in the celebration of the Mass ad orientem, where the priest and congregation face the same direction, traditionally to the east.


Scott Hahn Recommends Graduate Programs in Theology
11/25/2014
Dr. Scott Hahn recently spoke with The Cardinal Newman Society about his recommendations and advice for students considering an advanced degree in theology.


UST-Houston Faculty Collaborate to Write Book on JPII, Role of Women in the Church
11/24/2014
A new book written by faculty members at the University of St. Thomas (UST) in Houston gives insights and helps readers understand “the role of women in the Church and in the world,” according to a recent University news release.


UST-Houston Prof. Criticizes Some Catholic Colleges as ‘Hot-Beds of Anti-Catholicism’
11/13/2014
Dr. Randall Smith, professor of theology at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, argued in a recent article for Aleteia that something must be done about institutions that identify as “Catholic,” yet are openly unsupportive of Catholic students, faculty, and Church teaching.


Students Have Rave Reviews for Newman Guide-Recommended Catholic Colleges
11/11/2014
Students from colleges recommended in The Newman Guide recently appeared as guests on the Ave Maria Radio program “Mast Appeal.” The Society helped to coordinate interviews to give students the opportunity to share their experiences attending faithful Catholic colleges.


Newman Guide-Recommended Colleges Rank High in New ACTA Curriculum Ratings
10/29/2014
The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) recently released its sixth annual “What Will They Learn” list rating the core curricula of colleges and universities across the country. Several institutions recommended in The Newman Guide received high marks.


UST-Houston Increases Scholarships to Make ‘Excellent Faith Based Education’ More Affordable
10/29/2014
University of St. Thomas (UST) in Houston, Tex., will increase its scholarship funds to $14.8 million starting in the fall of 2015, the University recently announced.


Catholic Educators Appeal to Obama Administration for Relief from HHS Mandate
10/27/2014
Today a coalition including The Cardinal Newman Society, leaders of Catholic schools and colleges, and the expert attorneys of the Alliance Defending Freedom told the Obama administration that its latest rule still “directly violates the religious liberty of organizations and individuals.”


New Criminology Degree at UST-Houston ‘Grounded in Catholic Tenets of Social Justice’
10/23/2014
The University of St. Thomas (UST) in Houston, Tex., recently developed a new degree program under the title of Criminology, Law and Society, announced the University. The program aims to ensure that students understand Church teaching on social justice and morality.


UST-Houston Prof. Helps Pope Prepare for World Youth Day Reflection on Beatitudes
9/24/2014
University of St. Thomas in Houston philosophy professor Dr.John Hittinger joined a group of 20 academics and scholars to help Pope Francis in his preparation for World Youth Day 2016, set to take place in Krakow, Poland.


UST-Houston Hosts Bishops at Catholic Latino Leaders Conference
9/4/2014
“I think there is great synergy with CALL’s mission and the University’s mission with regards to producing leaders of faith and character,” Lee Vigil, director of evangelization at UST said.


Washington Monthly Features Colleges Recommended in Newman Guide
8/29/2014
Washington Monthly recently released its rankings of four-year colleges and universities across the nation. This year’s 2014 college guide included many colleges and universities recommend in The Newman Guide.


Univ. St. Thomas in Houston Helps Fund Local Catholic Education
8/26/2014
A new program is underway at the University of St. Thomas (UST) in Houston to offer the dependents of full-time University employees reduced tuition at Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, the University reported.


Grads in Science, Tech, Math to ‘Lead Ethically’, Says President of UST in Houston
8/20/2014
The University of St. Thomas (UST) in Houston has been rapidly expanding its science, technology, engineering and math programs (STEM), reported the Houston Chronicle last week. The expansion is reportedly a result of both societal need and student demand.


Catholic Studies Program Founder at UST in Minnesota Retires after 21 Years at Helm
8/14/2014
Don Briel, founder of the Catholic Studies department at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minn., is retiring after 21 years in charge of the groundbreaking program.


New Master’s Degree Bridges ‘Gap between Science and Business’ at UST in Houston
8/1/2014
The University of St. Thomas (UST) in Houston, Tex. is now offering a Master of Science in Clinical Translation Management, announced the University on its website.


New Business Degrees Launched at University of St. Thomas in Houston
7/28/2014
University of St. Thomas (UST) in Houston, Tex., recently announced its newest degree programs: a bachelor's and a master's in International Business.


Professor Reflects on Meeting Pope during ‘Investing for the Poor’ Conference in Rome
7/21/2014
Dr. Rogelio Garcia Contreras, advisor to the Social Entrepreneurship Program at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Tex., recently met Pope Francis during a trip to Rome to participate in the first Conference for Impact Investment titled "Investing for the Poor."


University of St. Thomas (Tex.) Hosts Inner City Kids for Music Camps
7/10/2014
A $15,000 grant recently allowed 92 children from inner city Catholic schools to attend summer music camps at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Tex., reports the University.


Univ. of St. Thomas (Tex.) Receives Largest Gift Ever, Renames Nursing School
6/20/2014
“Odis and Carol’s contribution reaches far beyond the University of St. Thomas,” President Ivany said. “Our faith-based, holistic nurses will heal thousands of patients and touch countless lives."


Belmont Abbey College, Univ. of St. Thomas (Tex.) Win Sportsmanship Awards
6/13/2014
“We are an extension of this great university,” UST Athletic Director Todd Smith said. “We are about graduating champions of faith and character.”


University of St. Thomas (Tex.) Strengthens Core Curriculum
5/22/2014
The vision of Pope St. John Paul II in Ex corde Ecclesiae, “stresses that the most comprehensive understanding of reality is achieved when academic ‘silos’ are avoided and knowledge from the various academic disciplines is integrated.”


Catholic Business School Leaders Collaborate to Prepare Ethical Graduates
4/15/2014
“Ethics cannot be trivialized as the ‘stepchild’ of the business schools,” Dr. Simms told The Cardinal Newman Society. “It must be placed front and center as an anchor for all the other functional departments.”


New Major at Univ. of St. Thomas (Houston) ‘Synthesizes Faith and Science’
4/4/2014
The new program of study will be offered beginning in the fall of 2014 at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Tex., and will “prepare Catholic scientists.”


Newman Society, Catholic Colleges Challenge Federal Labor Board in Possible Landmark Case
3/28/2014
The Cardinal Newman Society, joined by several faithful Catholic colleges, today made a strong plea to the National Labor Relations Board, urging it to abide by the U.S. Constitution and stop interfering with religious education.


Wide Array of High School Summer Programs Offered by Univ. of St. Thomas (Houston)
3/25/2014
The academic programs include “Business Boot Camp,” “Critical Thinking and Logic,” “Life and Genome Summer Camp,” “Summer Institute of Mathematics,” and “Virtue,Character and Community.”


Univ. of St. Thomas Hosting Annual Lenten Lecture Series
3/6/2014
“Religious Freedom, Freedom of Conscience: The Coming Perfect Storm” is the title of one lecture slated to be given by UST professor and Scanlan Foundation Endowed Chair in theology, Dr. Randall Smith.


University of St. Thomas in Houston to Honor Cardinal DiNardo
2/28/2014
“We are very fortunate to have Cardinal DiNardo on our Board of Directors and gratefully recognize his contributions to UST and to the entire Catholic community for the past 10 years,” said Dr. Robert Ivany, St. Thomas President.


Univ. of St. Thomas and Catholic Univ. of America Form Engineering Partnership
2/27/2014
“The shared values of our two institutions should make transition to the undergraduate engineering program at CUA easier for our cooperative engineering students.”


Essay Contest on John Paul II Draws Thousands of Entries, UST-Houston Reports
1/31/2014
For the tenth year in a row, the University of St. Thomas and the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston held an essay contest for Catholic school students.


Catholic Colleges to Have Major Presence at March for Life
1/21/2014
This year, thousands of students from Catholic colleges and universities across the United States will join the throngs of pro-life people attending the 41st annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, January 22.


Univ. of St. Thomas (Tex.) President in Twin Cities to Address Catholic Identity
1/20/2014
Dr. Robert Ivany will be visiting Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn., later this month to speak to prospective students and their parents about "The Value of a Catholic Education" at UST.


Student Creates Innovative Clean Water System, Attributes Success to Faith
12/3/2013
University of St. Thomas (UST) in Houston, Tex., says that its Cameron School of Business is educating students to be "leaders of faith and character."


University of St. Thomas - Houston Launches Catholic TV Series
9/5/2013
“UST Wordview” is a new TV series “that explores the richness of the Catholic faith."


Univ. of St. Thomas (TX) Hires FOCUS Missionary as Director of Student Evangelization
8/26/2013
“I look forward to seeing the students come alive in faith and observe them develop an insatiable desire to share their faith with their peers."


Professors React to Pope's Surprise Visit to Rome Academic Meeting
7/2/2013
Dr. John Hittinger and Dr. Ted Rebard, both UST professors of philosophy, were in Rome for the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas conference, titled "Believing, Loving and Living Truth."


Mother Teresa Play Directed by Alumna of University of St. Thomas in Houston
5/8/2013
Katharine Hatcher, an alumna of University of St. Thomas in Houston (UST), is directing a play about the relationship between British journalist Malcolm Muggeridge and Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta. 


Catholic College's New Women's Group Takes Inspiration from Bl. John Paul II
4/18/2013
Last semester, senior Brittany Garza initiated a new group for women at the University of St. Thomas in Houston dedicated to help women though "friendship, education and charity," according to the University.


Catholic Colleges Tell Obama Administration: HHS Mandate Continues to Violate Religious Freedom
4/5/2013
"Despite assurances from the Administration to the contrary, this mandate would still insist that every employee at Catholic universities and colleges be enrolled in an insurance regiment that includes abortion causing drugs," said Monsignor Stuart Swetland.


Father 'Totally Hooked' in Son's Philosophy Class, Enrolls Following Semester
2/25/2013
Father enrolls at University of St. Thomas (Houston) after sitting in on his son's philosophy class.


Jesuit to Lecture on Thomas Aquinas at UST
1/2/2013
Fr. Kevin Flannery, S.J., of the Pontifical Gregorian University will deliver this year’s Aquinas Lecture titled “The Capacious Mind of Thomas Aquinas” at The University of St. Thomas in Houston.


UST Awarded $1.25 Million Grant for Special Ed
11/28/2012
The U.S. Department of Education reportedly awarded the University of St. Thomas School of Education in Houston, Texas, a $1.25 million grant over the next five years to prepare graduate students for leadership positions in special education.


Catholic Families Get Help with Exciting New Edition of The Newman Guide
10/23/2012
The Cardinal Newman Society today released the 2012-2013 edition of The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College with significant new features, as well as a new companion magazine for Catholic high school students and their parents titled My Future, My Faith.


Newman Guide Colleges Receive Top Marks for Curriculum
10/16/2012
Three colleges that appear in The Newman Guide for their fidelity to Catholic teaching were recently honored by the American Council of College Trustees and Alumni for the strength of their curriculum. Many others received high marks as well.


Catholic Colleges Make the Grade with U.S. News & World Report
9/14/2012
The criteria used in most college rankings, like the ones newly released by U.S. News & World Report, don’t include some of the most important factors for Catholic families choosing a college.  These include quality of the core curriculum, study in authentic Catholic theology and philosophy, interdisciplinary study, ethical formation, morality of campus life, and more.


Vatican Conference Celebrates ‘Thomistic legacy in Blessed John Paul II’
7/9/2012
“The Vocation of the Christian Philosopher” was the topic of the presentation given by University of St. Thomas (Houston) philosophy professor Dr. John Hittinger at a conference in Vatican City last month.


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