Know Your ThunderStaff – Kathy at the Commons

By, Timothy Badley “It was like a whole world I never knew existed out there,” Kathy O’Conner explained as her first impression of Thunderbird. In 1987, O’Conner moved from upstate New York to Arizona with her 8 year old daughter and 3 year old son. She started as a cashier at the “Crossroads Coffee Shop” […]

Stacey’s Swansong

For four years, Stacey Klaff has been the backbone of the salad station at the Thunderbird Commons. Her culinary concoctions have become so famous that Thunderbird applicants frequently hear about them from student before they’ve even applied to Thunderbird! So it was no wonder that students, staff and faculty alike sighed in disappointment last Thursday […]

A cop & a cup (of coffee)

This Thursday, the Thunderbird campus will be graced with a friendly yet unusual presence. As part of a get to know your community initiative, the TSG will be hosting the “Coffee with A Cop” at the Commons during dead hour on 5th December. The concept is simple. Students get to meet and mingle with the Glendale […]

Update 9/20/13

Hello wonderful Thunderbird students, I hope you’ve had a good week. It’s great to feel the energy on campus! A quick note of encouragement to our new students – Thunderbird’s coursework is rigorous and our faculty have high expectations. Your first trimester is particularly challenging. As a new student at the best international graduate business […]


For many of us, this weekend marks the end of a summer vacation or the end of a summer semester. But here in Glendale, we must remember that the end is only to the vacation or the semester – not the summer itself! As we greet yet another week of triple-digit temperatures, Das Tor brings […]