UST in the News

UST in the news

Here's a roundup of recent St. Thomas mentions of interest in various media.

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  • “Making Progress With Project Management,” Twin Cities Business Monthly, August 2005. The article includes a sidebar about St. Thomas' project-management effort to implement the Blackboard system. (Not available online.)
  • “Fair freebies,” WCCO-TV, Aug. 28, 2005. “Hit the Education Building first, and get the University of St. Thomas bags. These are made of a cloth, canvas material. People love them, and the school gives away 7,000 a day. They're gone by noon. Get there early.”
  • “A special delivery from the fair to the troops,” WCCO-TV, Aug. 30, 2005. Some state fair freebies, including UST tote bags will end up in the hands of Minnesota soldiers serving abroad, courtesy of the National Letter Carriers Association and the U.S. Postal Service. See video here:
  • “Go on, bend the rules,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 1, 2005. “This year's fashionista accessory statements seem to shout out in neon green and this Fair's eye-catcher of a giveaway: the vibrant purple tote bag. … The can't-miss-it visual item this year, though, sure looks like it will be the University of St. Thomas' purple mesh totes. So much cooler than paper or plastic, so out there.”
  • “Apostolic visitation of all U.S. seminaries to start this fall,” The Catholic Spirit, Sept. 1, 2005. “Visitation for the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity and the St. John Vianney College Seminary is scheduled for Feb. 19 to 24.”
  • “Storm sends students north,” Star Tribune, Sept. 2, 2005. “Joel Brown of St. Paul got a call Thursday from his son, Theodore, a freshman at Xavier University in New Orleans. Theodore was one of 40 students who were trapped in residence halls by rising water for five days. When he called his dad, he said he had escaped the building and was standing on an elevated highway in New Orleans in the rain. Joel Brown left the Twin Cities on Thursday evening to drive to Houston, where he thought his son would be taken by the Coast Guard. ‘I'm going to snatch him up and head back,’ he said. The University of St. Thomas has offered to honor Xavier's scholarship offer, Brown said.”
  • “$3-plus gas starts to sink in,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 3, 2005. “Ditto for Bryan Engleman, a 20-year-old University of St. Thomas student loading Wal-Mart bags into his sedan. Engleman said gas prices didn't affect his shopping in the store. But he's feeling anxious about where gas is headed, he said.”
  • “Outside consultant,” Star Tribune, Sept. 5, 2005. Here’s an answer to a business-related question in this weekly Q & A column; UST’s John Morrison Center for Entrepreneurship provides the answers.

  • “Gates to help honor Schulze,” Star Tribune, Sept. 5, 2005. “Guess who's coming to help dedicate the new Schulze School of Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas next month? None other than Microsoft's Bill Gates, one of the kings of entrepreneurs.”
  • “The Flanagan Memo: A ball of old and a big, blue newcomer,” Star Tribune, Sept. 5, 2005. Longtime columnist Barbara Flanagan finally notes the sculpture of St. Thomas More at the UST School of Law. It was dedicated in February.
  • “Short on tuition? Colleges offer aid,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 5, 2005. “Deadlines for financial aid exist in some cases, but most programs are open-ended, said Kris Getting, financial aid director at the University of St. Thomas. ‘If students really wanted to, I believe they could get their hands on enough money to finance their entire education. I don't advocate that, but as a last resort there are always opportunities to finance education,’ she said. A vast number of students receive one or more types of aid. For example, the full cost of tuition, room and board at St. Thomas last year was $31,300, but the cash cost for the average student was $16,765 because of financial assistance, Getting said.