UST in the News

UST in the news

Here’s this week’s roundup of stories of interest that mention St. Thomas.

You will be able to read the stories by clicking on the links. Links expire and change as papers move stories to “archive” status, so be sure to read stories soon if you’re interested.

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  • “After-holiday sales arrive early to spur those urges to buy,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 4, 2002. “Retailers could offer even more widespread discounts after next weekend if consumer buying doesn’t meet merchants’ expectations, predicted Dave Brennan, a marketing professor at the University of St. Thomas. With 23 percent fewer shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas than in most years, shoppers’ buying time is severely crunched, said Brennan, co-director of the university’s Institute for Retailing Excellence.”
  • “Kofi Annan’s wife to speak,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 4, 2002.
  • “Quarterly worker output surges 5%,” Star Tribune, Dec. 5, 2002. Dr. Fred Zimmerman, Programs in Engineering and Technology Management, is quoted.
  • “Area basketball: Buth leads St. John’s past St. Thomas,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 5, 2002. (Sigh.)
  • “Boys basketball: Brink is back,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 5, 2002. The story profiles successful St. Paul high school basketball coach Dan Brink, who was a St. Thomas assistant men’s basketball coach in 1993 and this year is coaching the Como Park High School’s boys’ team.
  • “Mediation over campus expansion collapses,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 6, 2002. (Another sigh.)
  • “Free Time art calendar,” Star Tribune, Dec. 6, 2002.  The “Revealing the Invisible” photography exhibit is listed here.
  • “Classical music calendar,” Star Tribune, Dec. 6, 2002.  Listed is a performance by Magnum Chorum next Sunday in the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas.
  • “Scoreboard,” Star Tribune, Dec. 6, 2002. Listed among the Verizon Academic All-Americans are Tommies Jake Barkley, Andrew Hilliard and Tessie Thompson.
  • “Neal St. Anthony/On Business: Entrepreneur shares his success with Normandale Community College,” Star Tribune, Dec. 6, 2002. St. Anthony also writes about a new “virtual” company,, involved in public relations, marketing and reputation management. One of its principals is UST journalism professor Karen Boros.
  • “Jazz: BMagic Orchestra charmed to receive Jerome Grant,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 7, 2002. Here’s a nice profile of Dr. William Banfield, endowed chair in humanities and fine arts at St. Thomas. His BMagic Orchestra just received a $10,000 Jerome Foundation grant.
  • “Politics: Wellstone’s death sparks abortion debate among Catholics,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 7, 2002. Dr. Stephen Heaney, of the UST Philosophy Department, explains why the right to life is such a singular issue for some Catholics.
  • “Activities in religion,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 7, 2002.
  • “Seed money: Como Park’s gardens will be green long into the future, thanks to a $7 million donation unprecedented in St. Paul. So, too, will bloom a new name: Marjorie McNeely Conservatory,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 8, 2002.  Yes, it’s the same McNeely whose family name appears on UST’s McNeely Hall.
  • “ ‘Cy the Cleaner’ comes to the  Capitol,” Star Tribune, Dec. 9, 2002. This Associated Press story profiles UST alumnus Cy Thao, the state’s first Hmong member of the Minnesota House of Representatives.
  • “Twin Cities technology events,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 9, 2002. UST faculty member Nick Nissley, Organization Learning and Development Department, gives a presentation Friday to the Professional Association for Computer Training.