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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  • “Comcast to take over Time Warner cable in Twin Cities: Nelson Garcia reports,” WCCO-TV, April 20, 2005. Dr. Mark Neuzil of the UST Journalism and Mass Communications Department discusses the acquisition of Adelphia by Comcast and Time Warner and what it means to the Twin Cities cable TV market. Click and enter “Comcast” as your search term to get the link to the story.
  • “Charley Walters,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 27, 2005. Says the sports columnist, “Former University of St. Thomas All-American Buzz Hannahan is hitting a club-leading .361 and has played all outfield positions as well as third base, second base and shortstop already this season for the Philadelphia Phillies' Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre club.”
  • “Sports briefs,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 29, 2005. Softball: Former Hopkins star Michelle Wong, a senior infielder at the University of St. Thomas, holds the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference record for hits with 221 in 164 games.”
  • “Scoreboard,” Star Tribune, April 29, 2005. Tom Couillard of UST’s University Relations staff placed first in his age group in the inaugural Twin Cities Marathon 1 Mile Run on April 28 in downtown Minneapolis. The race kicked off the opening of registration for this fall’s Twin Cities Marathon.
  • “Small Business: The gift of an idea that grew,” Star Tribune, May 2, 2005. The small-business owner in this story “took an entrepreneurial course called Fast Trac II at the University of St. Thomas.”
  • “Sharpening Schwan's focus,” Star Tribune, May 2, 2005. Schwan’s CEO Lenny Pippin “has the right idea, especially since he is the first outsider to run a family-dominated company, said Bill Munson, director of the Center for Family Enterprise at the University of St. Thomas. ‘You don't start with what you want to change, you start with what you want to keep,’ Munson said. ‘You want to help frame changes and new opportunities in light of cherished values that are still relevant.’ ”
  • “National Veterans Wheelchair Games,” Star Tribune, May 2, 2005. “Many events will be at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Some will be at other sites, including the University of St. Thomas, Como Lake, Fort Snelling and the University of Minnesota.”
  • “Spring commencement speakers are announced by 20 colleges,” Chronicle of Higher Education, May 2, 2005. St. Thomas ’ undergraduate commencement speaker is announced with 19 other undergraduate commencement spea
    kers around the country.
  • “College sports,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 3, 2005. “MIAC: Defending NCAA Division III softball champion St. Thomas will be the top seed for the four-team, double-elimination Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference softball tournament Friday and Saturday at Bethel and Hamline. The Tommies (33-6 overall, 21-1 MIAC) won the conference regular-season title for the fifth time in six seasons. They face fourth-seeded Hamline (21-17, 14-6) at Bethel. The other first-round game is at Hamline and will pit second-seeded St. Mary's (30-8, 19-3) vs. third-seeded Gustavus (24-14, 18-4). • St. Thomas is one of 10 teams invited to compete in the May 10-13 NCAA Division III women's golf championships in Southern Pines, N.C.”
  • “Charley Walters,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 3, 2005. Sports columnist Walters notes, “Dennis Denning of the University of St. Thomas recently achieved his 751st baseball victory of his 28-year coaching career. In 17 years at Cretin-Derham Hall, Denning's teams were 378-78; in 11 years at St. Thomas , he's 373-109. Combined, that's an .801 winning percentage.”