UST in the News

UST in the news

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

Read the stories by clicking on the links. Links do expire and change as papers move stories to “archive” status, so be sure to read stories soon if you’re interested. In some cases, you’ll need to register on the publication’s Web site in order to access the stories.

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  • “The real deal Sacramento's Bill Palmer is a top-rated player in world of commercial real estate,” Sacramento (Cal.) Bee, May 22, 2005. “Making his move: In his early 20s, Palmer was not an obvious star in the making. In 1973, he graduated from University of St. Thomas in Minnesota with a 2.6 grade-point average and was drafted as a tight end in the late rounds by the NFL's Miami Dolphins.”  Registration is free, then you’ll find it here:  
  • “Benedict and the church that may shrink. Or may not,” The New York Times, May 30, 2005. “ ‘I don't get any sense of him wanting to purge or anything,’ said Christopher Ruddy, an assistant professor of theology at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. ‘But I think he is willing to say what he thinks are hard truths, or unpopular truths.’ ” The article is accessible from The New York Times archive at for a fee, or free from campus computers using the UST Libraries’ subscription to the Lexis-Nexis database here:
  • “Vikings report,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 4, 2005. “Briefly: The Vikings' coaches will take part in a free youth coaching clinic June 18 at St. Thomas University. For more information, call Vikings director of community relations Brad Madson at 952-828-6590.”
  • “Family issues part of financial deal,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 5, 2005. Author of this Knight- Ridder-distributed column is Dr. Tom Hamilton of the Shenehon Center for Real Estate Education at the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis.
  • “St. Paul doctor was active in public health,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 5, 2005. Here’s an obituary of Dr. Valentine O’Malley. “[Susan] Kosel said her father's inquisitive nature extended beyond retirement in 1983. During the following two decades, he took classes at the University of St. Thomas on everything from geology to history to botany to theology, she said.”
  • “High school program delivers 'Better Chance,' ” Star Tribune, June 6, 2005 “The diplomas that Lauren Howard and Sandy Silva receive Thursday from Edina High School will not come with asterisks. But if they did, they would lead to some telling footnotes:  * ‘High-ability minority students. Lived far from their families for three school years. Active in school groups. Sampled well-to-do lifestyle of prosperous suburb. Endured occasional stares and disparaging comments but will return to Minnesota to attend the University of St. Thomas . … Their reasons for staying in Minnesota, despite offers from other colleges, stem partly from the financial aid they will get from St. Thomas.”
  • “Outside consultant,” Star Tribune, June 6, 2005. This regular business question-and-answer column features answers by UST College of Business faculty and staff. This installment features and answer by Dan McLaughlin, director of UST’s Center for Business Excellence.
  • “At home with British mastermind's legacy,” Star Tribune, June 6, 2005. “For the Ahlquist family, the biggest annual event is the Chesterton conference, which will be June 16 to 18 at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. This year, the conference, which is free except for meals, will draw 300 people from around the country and across the world.”
  • “Patrick Reusse: Long way for the long jump,” Star Tribune, June 7, 2005. Sports columnist Reusse writes, “Michelle Miller graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 1990. She then went to Jamaica with a supply of computers donated by St. Thomas. She befriended the Colley family there, including young daughter Andretta. Now Michelle LeBlanc, she invited Andretta as a 16-year-old to come to the Twin Cities as a foreign exchange student. Andretta wound up at St. Thomas, and she completed her college track career May 27 by winning the long jump with a leap of 19 feet, 5 1/4 inches in the Division III national meet in Waverly, Iowa.”
  • “Ramsey County: City workers attend diversity seminar,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 8, 2005. “Most of St. Paul's city employees will attend a mandatory theater-based diversity training seminar at the University of St. Thomas this week. About 2,000 workers, excluding some in the police and fire departments, will attend the sessions today through Friday. The seminar was developed by a Minneapolis law firm and a group called Theatre at Work. Titled ‘Your Face Here,’ it is performed by a cast of six professional actors and moderated by an employment law attorney.
  • See also: “Workers learning the act of diversity,” Star Tribune, June 9, 2005. “On Wednesday, at the University of St. Thomas' St. Paul campus, they watched six actors play out dozens of roles in a variety of workplace scenarios involving sexism, racism, religious intolerance, gender bias, xenophobia and age discrimination.”