UST in the News

Here's a roundup of recent St. Thomas mentions of interest in various media. Read the stories by clicking on the links. Links do expire and change as papers move stories to "archive" status, and if links have expired, you're welcome to purchase access to the stories or use a search engine such as Lexis Nexis, available on the UST Libraries' Web site. In some cases, you'll need to register on the publication's Web site in order to access full text.

The list below is by no means exhaustive.  If you see a story about St. Thomas and would like us to include mention of it, be sure to drop us a note at

Those Tommie gridders

  • "Wartman, Tommies roll to Round 1 victory," Star Tribune, Nov. 21, 2009.
  • Photo gallery: Monmouth vs. St. Thomas, The Register-Mail (Galesburg, Ill.), Nov. 21, 2009.
  • "Charley Walters," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 26, 2009. Sports columnist Walters writes, "The University of St. Thomas, which plays host to Coe College of Iowa on Saturday in a NCAA Division III football playoff game, has its own version of the Vikings' Percy Harvin in explosive wide receiver-kick returner Fritz Waldvogel, a sophomore from St. Thomas Academy. Coe, by the way, is the team that ended St. John's season last Saturday."
  • "College football: Tommies romp over Kohawks," Star Tribune, Nov. 29, 2009.
  • "St. Thomas reaches football quarters for 2nd time," Star Tribune, Nov. 30, 2009. Associated Press  distributed this story to papers throughout the region.
  • "Bob Sansevere: On and on with St. Thomas football coach Glenn Caruso," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 1, 2009.

 Other news

  • "Elburn resident helps launch college news website," Elburn (Ill.) Herald, Oct. 14, 2009. "Elburn resident and University of St. Thomas student Mary Kenkel helped launch, the St. Paul, Minn., university’s only student-led and produced news website."
  • "Erickson family has troubled Lake Area Bank's back," Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, Nov. 20, 2009. "Family-owned banks tend to be more conservative than investor-owned banks, said David Vang, chairman of the finance department at the University of St. Thomas. But when they do get in trouble, it’s important that the family have the financial resources to help the bank if necessary."
  • "In Religious Disputes, U.S. Courts Avoid Deciding Matters of Doctrine," The Wall Street Journal, Nov. 24, 2009. "So in 1979, the Supreme Court clarified the previous decision, ruling in Jones v. Wolf that 'it violates the First Amendment to resolve issues based on a court's decision about who's following religious doctrine most closely,' says Valerie Munson, assistant director of the Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis."
  • “Strapped St. Paul charter school to close midyear," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 24, 2009. "[Skills for Tomorrow high school] originally operated out of University of St. Thomas classrooms but moved to Wheeler Street in northwest St. Paul."
  • "White-collar criminals tell their stories," Minnesota Public Radio, Nov. 25, 2009. "In an unusual event at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, convicted white-collar criminals discussed how they got into trouble, and how the experience changed them."
  • "Area newsmakers,” Mille Lacs County Times, Nov. 25, 2009. "Brian Cronin of Milaca will be among the University of St. Thomas student musicians performing at the 22nd annual St. Thomas Christmas concerts Sunday, Dec. 6, at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis. Performances are at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. ‘’Tis Love That’s Born Tonight' is the theme for the evening."
  • "Melrose religion news," Melrose Free Press, Nov. 25, 2009. "Incarnation Parish, 429 Upham St., Melrose, has rescheduled its upcoming event, An Evening of Prayer, Music and Lecture with Father Michael Joncas, to Sunday, Nov. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the church. Father Joncas, who will present 'Music in Catholic Worship: Transforming and Missioning God’s People,' is the composer of 'On Eagles’ Wings,' one of the best-loved hymns in the post-Vatican II repertoire, and has influenced liturgical music in the English-speaking world. In addition to being a musician and composer, Joncas, who is the associate professor of Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., has written and spoken widely on the topic of the ongoing reform of the Catholic liturgy."
  • "Hope for the holidays: Toughest times may be behind us," KARE-TV, Nov. 26, 2009. "'We're actually kind of better off,' said Dr. David Vang, a finance professor with the University of St. Thomas."
  • "U.S. Bancorp: Company is watching secondary market closely," Finance and Commerce, Nov. 27, 2009. They’re dealing now from a position of strength,” said Herb Tousley, chair of real estate studies at the University of St. Thomas and a former executive with Coldwell Banker Commercial’s acquisition and development group.
  • "Kern to perform," Faribault Daily News, Nov. 28, 2009. "Elise Kern of Faribault will perform in the 22nd annual University of St. Thomas Christmas concert, “'Tis Love That’s Born Tonight,” at 4 and 7 p.m. Dec. 6 in Orchestra Hall, downtown Minneapolis … ."
  • "Holiday happenings," Southwest Journal, Nov. 30, 2009. The St. Thomas Christmas concerts are included in this guide to Twin Cities holiday events.