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Opportunities for the Neurodiverse w/ Dr. Nicole Walters

St. Maximilian Kolbe has had a profound influence on many of the innovative explorations at University of Saint Thomas (UST), including the Kolbe School of Innovation.

In this conversation, Dr. Richard Ludwick, president of UST in Houston, sits down with Dr. Nicole Walters, founding dean of the UST Kolbe School of Innovation and Professional Studies. As Dr. Ludwick calls her the "Queen of Innovation, Dr. Walters shares about the incredible innovative spirit of St. Maximilian and how the Kolbe School helps people who may have never believed they could pursue higher education. Dr. Walters outlines all the interesting programs in the Kolbe School, including opportunities for those who are neurodiverse. She also shares about the myriad of innovative initiatives she is involved in, at UST and beyond.

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Community and the Secret to Uncovering your Strengths in College

UST alumnus, Calvin Nguyen is an avid admirer of the Celt community and shares his insights on how he found success.

In this episode of BOLD, he sits down with host Edgardo Giron, and chats about his legacy at UST. He describes his journey, in dropping pre-med and beginning a Masters in Theology, and explains how he expanded his community involvement by participating in many organizations such as Presidential Ambassadors, FSA, Orientation Leading, Campus Ministry, and the Festival of St. Thomas. As his time at UST comes to a close, he hopes to continue using and developing his skills in the community development field.

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Where Faith and Culture Collide w/ Dr. Kevin Stuart

The crossroads of where faith and culture collide - that's where the Nesti Center for Faith and Culture goes to work.

In this conversation, Dr. Richard Ludwick, president of University of Saint Thomas (UST), sits down with Dr. Kevin Stuart, Director of the UST Nesti Center for Faith & Culture. Dr. Stuart describes the Nesti Center for Faith and Culture and its impact on people in their day to day life and how they engage in the public square. He describes how the Nesti Center is looking toward the future of faith, what may come next and how we as a society can make better informed choices by listening to the Holy Spirit. A self-proclaimed "political junkie," Dr. Stuart also shares some very interesting data relating to church attendance and marriage.

At UST, Dr. Stuart is also Director of the Master of Public Policy & Administration Program, Director of Catholic Studies and Assistant Professor of Political Science

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A Unique Student Experience w/ Rich Meyer

JSerra Catholic High School in California has merged innovation and a grounded student experience in ways that help the human person thrive.

In this conversation, Rich Meyer, president of JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., sits down with Dr. Richard Ludwick, president of University of Saint Thomas, to discuss the unique model of the high school and their core charisms. Rich shares how, while they have an innovative founding story, they try to ground their student experience in interpersonal connection with one another.

This interview took place at the Duc In Altum Summit in October 2023 at Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. Duc In Altum Schools Collaborative, an association of Catholic schools striving for a faith-centered culture, offers an annual summit for professional development for Catholic school and diocesan leaders.

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A Presidential Conversation w/ Dr. Peter Kilpatrick

Innovation in Catholic schools is alive and well, particularly at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

In this interview, Dr. Peter Kilpatrick, president of Catholic University of America, sits down with Dr. Richard Ludwick, president of University of Saint Thomas, to discuss Peter's journey to the presidency and how it is going so far at Catholic U. They discuss a few innovative initiatives at Catholic U and how being authentically Catholic is the important thing.

This interview took place at the Duc In Altum Summit in October 2023 at Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. Duc In Altum Schools Collaborative, an association of Catholic schools striving for a faith-centered culture, offers an annual summit for professional development for Catholic school and diocesan leaders.

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AI as a Tool w/ John Rocha

Artificial Intelligence can be a valuable tool ... if seen as just that.

In this interview, John Rocha, Head of School at Ozark Catholic Academy in Arkansas, sits down with Dr. Richard Ludwick, president of University of Saint Thomas, to discuss John's role at Ozark Academy. A University of Saint Thomas alumnus in Master in Liberal Arts program, John and Richard talk about the Catholic intellectual tradition and how the wonder of history and classical arts infuse education. Even with the advances in artificial intelligence, they discuss how AI is a tool to be utilized without replacing the basics tenets of education.

This interview took place at the Duc In Altum Summit in October 2023 at Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. Duc In Altum Schools Collaborative, an association of Catholic schools striving for a faith-centered culture, offers an annual summit for professional development for Catholic school and diocesan leaders.

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How Hallow Combines Traditional Prayer, Innovation w/ Anne Foster

Can technology make you more prayerful? This is a question to be explored through the Hallow App, the number one prayer app in the world.

In this interview, Anne Foster, Partnership Executive with Hallow, sits down with Dr. Richard Ludwick, president of University of Saint Thomas, to discuss Hallow. Anne shares how she had to overcome her biases with attachment to technology and already having her prayer routine, to give Hallow a try and how that that led to her working for Hallow. They also discuss how Hallow provides a "healthier option" for people when they are on their phones and allows people to explore a myriad of ways to pray - combining innovation and traditional methods of prayer.

This interview took place at the Duc In Altum Summit in October 2023 at Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. Duc In Altum Schools Collaborative, an association of Catholic schools striving for a faith-centered culture, offers an annual summit for professional development for Catholic school and diocesan leaders.

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The Art of Nursing w/ Dr. Kristina Leyden

Understanding a person's hobbies and family life affects how nurses at University of Saint Thomas treat patients. This is a part of what UST nurses call "the art of nursing."

In this interview, Dr. Richard Ludwick, president of University of Saint Thomas, sits down with Dr. Kristina Leyden, nursing professor in the UST Carol and Odis Peavy School of Nursing and Archbishop Joseph Fiorenza Endowed Chair in Nursing. Her accolades are many, but she shares how she helps integrate a wholistic approach to patient care through the Nursing Simulation Center. She discusses how her team helps students prepare for disasters and how nurses are creative and innovative by nature. Finally, Dr. Ludwick asks about the interesting things that round out Dr. Leyden's life including her fascination with nature and homeopathic therapies, her missionary experiences in Honduras and her thriving urban garden.

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The Uniqueness of Catholic Education w/ Mary Pat Donoghue

Mary Pat Donoghue has traveled the nation telling people about Catholic education and learning more about how Catholic education works in all walks of life.

In this interview, Mary Pat Donoghue, Executive Director of the Secretariat of Catholic Education for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), talks with Dr. Richard Ludwick, president of University of St. Thomas-Houston. They talk about Mary Pat's path to the USCCB and the importance of telling children who they are in God's eyes to give them hope for the future. They discuss the importance of developing the human person through Catholic education and what's up next for the Secretariat.

This interview took place at the Duc In Altum Summit in October 2023 at Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. Duc In Altum Schools Collaborative, an association of Catholic schools striving for a faith-centered culture, offers an annual summit for professional development for Catholic school and diocesan leaders.

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Why Catholic Education at the Duc In Altum Summit

MAX Studios was able to interview several Catholic educators and supports of Catholic education at the Duc In Altum Summit in October 2023 at Catholic University of America in Washington D.C.

See what they had to say about the summit, Catholic education and the hope for the future generation.

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