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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  • “A reluctance to broach the topic of weight,” Los Angeles Times, May 9, 2005. “ ‘Parents are sitting in the most powerful position to turn the tide back on childhood obesity,’ says survey author Carolyn Will, a graduate student at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. ‘But there seems to be a need for some sort of guidance or materials for parents. The DARE program, for example, gives parents words on how to bring up drugs. It's like it's a taboo subject to bring up weight.’ ”,1,1455802.story?track=1&ctrack=1&cset=true
  • “Roseville's Twin Lakes: Traffic trap or environmental fix?” Star Tribune, May 11, 2005. “The site, near Interstate Hwy. 35W, is among the last available plots available for development in the city. It's about a mile west of Rosedale Center, which according to a recent University of St. Thomas study generates the highest sales per square foot of any shopping mall in the state.”
  • “Minnesota scene,” Star Tribune, May 12, 2005. This sports column includes: “The St. Thomas women's golf team is ninth out of 10 teams after one round of the four-day D-III championships in Southern Pines, N.C. St. Thomas shot 356 (68 over par). Wisconsin-Eau Claire was in third place with a 46-over-par 334.”
  • “More nickels on top,” Star Tribune, May 15, 2005. “Robert Kennedy, professor of management at the University of St. Thomas College of Business, cites ‘shareholder fatigue’ as another factor for options' waning popularity. ‘For shareholders, who have to bear the expense of options, when the stock languishes, they are much less tolerant of these huge rewards to top management,’ Kennedy said.”
  • “Minnesota scene: MIAC softball powers advance,” Star Tribune, May 15, 2005. “Nikki Conway had two home runs and three RBI as MIAC champion St. Thomas ousted Coe with an 8-1 victory. Mandy Evans drove in two runs for the Tommies, and Janet Nagle pitched a four-hitter. St. Thomas and Washington will play at noon today in the winner's bracket.”
  • “Division III softball,” Star Tribune, May 16, 2005. “St. Thomas advanced to the North Central region championship game with a 7-0 victory over top-ranked Washington University ( Mo. ) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and will face Washington again in today's title game at 10 a.m. Janet Nagle pitched five no-hit innings for the Tommies. Maria Bye pitched the final two innings, and also hit a two-run homer. St. Mary's of Winona stayed alive with an 11-3 victory over Fontbonne, then lost 6-1 to Washington in an elimination game. Washington must beat the Tommies twice to advance.”
  • “Business people,” Star Tribune, May 16, 2005. “The University of St. Thomas School of Engineering, St. Paul, promoted Ronald Bennett to founding dean. He has be
    en associated with engineering education at the university for 12 years.”
  • “On business: Our own lightning rod in the exec-pay debate,” Star Tribune, May 16, 2005. Dr. William McGuire, CEO of UnitedHealth Group, will speak at St. Thomas ’ graduate commencement exercises on May 21. He’s the subject of business columnist Neal St. Anthony’s column. “Dr. Mark McClellan, who runs Medicare – the federally funded insurance program for seniors – is being called on to use McGuire-inspired management strategies to drive innovation and cut health care costs that are the fastest-growing pieces of federal and state budgets. McClellan is one smart CEO, according to former U.S. Sen. David Durenberger, a policy expert who watches the ‘dysfunctional’ health care system from his post at the National Institute of Health Policy at the University of St. Thomas.”
  • “Charities and causes of every stripe look for a helping hand – and wrist,” Star Tribune, May 17, 2005. Silicone wristbands are hot right now. “A student group at the University of St. Thomas recently joined the Tubman Family Alliance in selling purple wristbands on campus to raise money for the alliance, which combats domestic violence.”
  • “Local Web site for parents who go gaga over upscale nursery items,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 17, 2005. “ is the brainchild of 33-year-old attorney Chantelle Ebben and her husband, Jay Ebben, an assistant professor of entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas. The newlyweds don't have kids, but they've been shopping in anticipation. ‘I'm amazed by how expensive everything is, and having just paid for our wedding, we're broke,’ Chantelle Ebben says. ‘So I started thinking, wouldn't it be great to lease?’”
  • "LCD projector thefts on campuses: Bridgette Bornstein reports," WCCO-TV News, May 16, 2005. UST Director of Public Safety Mike Barrett explains a rash of thefts on area college campuses. Go to for link to video.