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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  • “New director named for archdiocesan education office,” The Catholic Spirit, July 21, 2005. “Lori Glynn, who has been acting director of Catholic Education and Formation Ministries since January, was named director July 1, at the same time Thomas McCarver, former CEFM director, was named vicar for urban Catholic education. McCarver, who became ill in December, had returned to full-time work in April, but left budgeting and staff supervision to Glynn. He has been working with educational programs of the Murray Institute at the University of St. Thomas, and developing and expanding alternative funding for inner-city Catholic schools, which led to his new position.”
  • “Gauging sanity not easy, Rocori trial is revealing,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 23, 2005. “Experts who evaluate a person's mental state in a criminal proceeding also have to take into account what comes ‘from the individual's mouth,’ said Peter Zelles, a clinical psychologist who also teaches at the University of St. Thomas.”
  • “Collection basket at Mass connects Christ’s real presence with workplace,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 21, 2005. Here’s a column by Dr. Michael Naughton, who teaches in UST’s Theology and Catholic Studies departments and in the UST College of Business.
  • “Pepin's Harbor View will stay afloat,” Star Tribune, July 23, 2005. “Auth sent Stoyke, 47, and Morrow, 55, to Dick Enrooth, an instructor at the small-business development center at the University of St. Thomas, to work on a business plan while he worked on a financing package.”
  • “On business: Mentors, computer class give tough kids purpose,” Star Tribune, July 23, 2005.  “[Bill] Roddy also was a sharpshooting high school basketball guard, who graduated from Chicago's Crane Tech in 1975 and drew offers from several junior colleges and Division II schools with basketball scholarships. Instead, Roddy chose the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, a small school that offered only need-based and academic scholarships. ‘I liked basketball,’ Roddy recalled. ‘But I wanted more than that. I wanted to go to college. Basketball was a stepping stone, not an obsession.’ Roddy struggled initially with academics at St. Thomas but blossomed over four years under the watchful eye of since-retired basketball coach Tom Feely, who also turned Roddy into a varsity tennis player. And Roddy, quietly assertive, befriended a host of other kids who mostly came from white, more-affluent communities. ‘Bill is the real deal, no question,’ said Steve Fritz, Feely's onetime assistant who is now head basketball coach and athletic director at St. Thomas.”
  • “Housing bonanza or bubble?” St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 24, 2005. “Local real estate pro George Karvel, a professor at the University of St. Thomas College of Business, considers the amount of local real estate speculation a ‘hint of a threat on the horizon.’”
  • “Red Wing woman to be 'ordained,'” St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 24, 2005. “Her ‘ministry’ will not begin with the Monday ceremony, Nicolosi said. Over the years, she earned a master's in pastoral theology at the University of St. Thomas … . ”
  • “3M CEO search has Wall St. guessing,” Star Tribune, July 25, 2005. “Given their roles running 3M's two key businesses and their relative youth, both Brad Sauer, head of the health care division, and Jim Stake, who heads up the display and graphics unit, ‘are in strong positions to assume the top job,’ [Deutsche Bank analyst David] Begleiter said. … Sauer, 46, is a native of Minneapolis and a University of St. Thomas graduate who early in his career worked as a 3M engineer, technology manager and, in business development, sales and marketing director for 3M's medical imaging division.”
  • “Let them build it, and they will come,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 26, 2005. “Another important facet of interactive retailing: The social experience, something that is especially important to many women, said Dave Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. And customer involvement breeds high customer loyalty, he said.”