UST in the News

UST in the news

Here's a roundup of recent stories of interest that mention St. Thomas.

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  • “West bet pays off for Thomson,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 13, 2005. “Ed Edmonds, director of the Schoenecker Law Library at the University of St. Thomas in downtown Minneapolis, notes that law school students are generally more comfortable than most practicing attorneys with either Westlaw or Lexis-Nexis. The students grew up going online, he says, and as more graduate and move into practice, they will drive a continuing shift to the online segment of the business.”
  • “Where are they now?” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 17, 2005. On the eve of the girls’ state high-school hockey championships, past “stars” were profiled, including Ronda Curtin, third on Minnesota women’s high-school hockey all-time scoring list: “After a stellar four-year career with the Gophers, she is an assistant women's hockey coach at the University of St. Thomas.”
  • “Higher education responds to changing needs of men and women,” The Catholic Spirit, Feb. 17, 2005. “Colleges in the archdiocese – including the University of St. Thomas, the College of St. Catherine and the St. Mary’s University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus – as well as greater Minnesota Catholic colleges have adapted their campuses and curriculums to suit the changing needs of women. Rachel Wobschall, 47, enrolled at St. Thomas in 1977, the year the college became coeducational. Though it was a precocious decision, she said she didn’t enter because she would be in the first class of St. Thomas women.”
  • “PR advice for Fowler: Stop being such a mystery,” Star Tribune, Feb. 18, 2005. “Fowler's privacy is doing him no good, agreed Bruce Benidt, an Eden Prairie communications consultant and former Star Tribune reporter who teaches at the University of St. Thomas. ‘You don't get to be shy and private if you want the state Legislature to make you even richer by building you a new stadium,’ Benidt said.”
  • “Sports,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 18, 2005. This column of sports briefs includes: “Tommies women win: Maureen Hardwick and Tanaya Reitz each scored two goals to lead St. Thomas to an 11-1 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference women's hockey victory over Hamline at the State Fair Coliseum. Heather Olson scored the Pipers' only goal, ruining a shutout bid by St. Thomas goalie Katie Jetland.”
  • “Ramsey County,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 18, 2005. Here’s a community calendar of Ramsey County events, including: “Battle of Mogadishu talk: Sgt. Matt Eversmann, one of the participants in the Battle of Mogadishu in Somalia 1993, will discuss his battle experiences at 7 p.m. Tuesday in O'Shaughnessy Educational Center, University of St. Thomas. Eversmann is an important character in the film ‘Black Hawk Down,’ based on the ill-fated mission in which 18 American soldiers were killed. Free. The university is located at 2115 Summit Ave. For more information, call 651-962-6136.”
  • “Dr. Hockey,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 18, 2005 . Here’s a fun profile of Dr. Ben Owens, a retired Hibbing physician and St. Thomas benefactor who is also the Hibbing High School hockey team doctor. St. Thomas ’ Owens Science Hall is named in memory of his parents and brother.
  • “The trials of Mike Hatch,” Star Tribune, Feb. 20, 2005. “Former U.S. Sen. Dave Durenberger generally credits Hatch with recognizing that there are systemic problems in the delivery of health care. But Durenberger, who heads the National Institute of Health Policy at the University of St. Thomas, questioned some of his methods. … ”
  • “College sports,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 20, 2005. “Dan Krmpotich and Ryan Hoehn each scored two goals to lift St. Thomas (13-5-5 , 10-3-1 MIAC) to a 9-3 home victory over Gustavus Adolphus (9-13-1, 6-7-1). Kevin Hennessey made 23 saves for the Tommies, who secured a No. 2 playoff seed.”
  • “Literary calendar,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 20, 2005. “William Banfield: University of St. Thomas director of the American Cultural Studies program and associate professor of music discusses his book, Black Notes: Essays of a Musician Writing in a Post-Album Age. 7 p.m. Thursday; Barnes & Noble Highland, 2090 Ford Parkway, St. Paul.
  • “Outside consultant,” Star Tribune, Feb. 21, 2005. In this week’s column, Stacy V
    ollmers, associate professor of marketing in the UST College of Business, offers business advice to a St. Thomas alumnus and entrepreneur, Joe Keeley, owner of College Nannies & Tutors.
  • “Not giving up on Midway,” Star Tribune, Feb. 21, 2005. “The group recently put a retail survey online and learned that people who don't shop at Midway think it's unsafe, among other concerns. [Brian] McMahon [executive director of University UNITED, a coalition of neighborhood groups and business people that put forward plans two years ago to revitalize Midway] is looking into getting a police substation there. He hopes that University of St. Thomas retail students can research the needs of college students, who abound in St. Paul.”
  • “Herbicide's ban unlikely, for now,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 21, 2005. “At a recent pesticide conference at the University of St. Thomas, [Tyrone] Hayes [a University of California-Berkeley endocrinologist] and other researchers included atrazine among a growing class of endocrine disruptors, chemicals that disrupt normal development patterns.”
  • “Choosing civility,” KARE-TV, Feb. 20, 2005. This “Extra,” by KARE-TV reporter Alan Costantini, features appearances by UST College of Business faculty members Dr. Ken Goodpaster and Dr. Patricia Hedberg, and the frescoes in Terrence Murphy Hall.
  • “Making a scapegoat of the MBA,” Star Tribune, Feb. 22, 2005. “In Minnesota, the Center for Ethical Business Cultures, based at the University of St. Thomas College of Business, holds similar presentations of white-collar felons, among its other duties. And the business schools at both St. Thomas and the University of Minnesota's Carlson of School of Management have had endowed chairs in ethics for years.”
  • “College sports,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 22, 2005. “St. Benedict 74, St. Thomas 62: Anna Heikenen scored 19 points as No. 3 seed St. Benedict defeated No. 6 seed St. Thomas in the first round of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference playoffs at St. Joseph Minn. The Tommies finished the season 11-14. St. Benedict (20-4) will visit No. 2 seed Concordia (Moorhead) in Wednesday's semifinals.”