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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  • “Homestyle calendar,” Star Tribune, Sept. 28, 2005. “September 28: Designer Vern Yip appearance, University of St. Thomas, O'Shaughnessy Educational Center, St. Paul. Yip, of the TV shows "Trading Spaces" and "Home Intervention," will give tips on "Creating Signature Spaces," 1:30 p.m. Free. 651-962-6130.
  • “St. Thomas, Carleton to play for first place,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 28, 2005. “The St. Thomas volleyball team will be host to Carleton at 7 tonight in a matchup for first place in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.”
  • Business briefs, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 29, 2005. “The Minneapolis-based University of St. Thomas College of Business named Michael Sullivan chair of its Center for Family Enterprise and announced the formation of a new department of decision sciences.”
  • “Religion today” column, Associated Press, Sept. 29, 2005. “Since clergy abuse cases first gained national attention in the 1980s, seminaries have reinvigorated their celibacy training programs, these thinkers said. Sister Katarina Schuth of Minnesota's University of St. Thomas, who has studied seminaries for more than two decades, said that when the scandal erupted again in 2002, she asked rectors to send her descriptions of their programs and received ‘stacks of material'’ indicating ‘very thorough teaching all around.’ ‘My sense is that all seminaries really have worked on further development for celibacy formation, and I think the whole clergy sexual abuse experience has pushed this,’ said the Rev. Thomas Krenik, who taught for 10 years in St. Paul Seminary in Minnesota and wrote the guidebook ‘Formation for Priestly Celibacy.’”
  • College sports briefs, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 30, 2005. “St. Olaf can go 4-0 for the first time since 1978 when it play hosts to St. Thomas on Saturday. But the Tommies have won four straight, nine of the past 10 against St. Olaf.”
  • “Commerce happenings in business,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 30, 2005. “Italian Consul General visits Stillwater: Eugenio Sgro, the Italian Consul General in Chicago, visited DiaSorin Inc. in Stillwater on Tuesday. Sgro and Angelo Liberati, who heads the Chicago branch of the Committee for Italians Living Abroad, met with DiaSorin President Stephen Gouze to learn about the Italian company's Minnesota manufacturing plant. DiaSorin is a privately held developer and producer of diagnostic products that are sold in hospital and clinical laboratories. Sgro also met with St. Paul Mayor Randy Kelly; Tony Lorusso, director of the Minnesota Trade Office; Donna Gabbacia, director of the Immigration History and Research Cent
    er at the University of Minnesota; and the Rev. Dennis Dease, president of the University of St. Thomas, DiaSorin said.”
  • “Charter school's failure leaves hard feelings,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 1, 2005. “At the end of the 2004-05 school year, the University of St. Thomas pulled its sponsorship of McGee, citing a ‘failure to meet generally accepted standards of fiscal management and contract-specified expectations in reporting on finances and student progress.’”
  • “Inside track,” Star Tribune, Oct. 3, 2005. “Family affairs: Michael Sullivan, former CEO of International Dairy Queen, is now on the faculty of the University of St. Thomas College of Business. Sullivan, who led IDQ for 14 years, will hold the Opus Distinguished Chair for the Center for Family Enterprise. … ”
  • “High-tech idea born in the alley,” Star Tribune, Oct. 3, 2005. “The expert's opinion: Jack Militello, professor of management at the University of St. Thomas College of Business, said Modern Survey's owners are "savvy" to work as subcontractors to other consulting companies.”
  • “Government by task force,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 3, 2005. “But the task force chairman, former Republican U.S. Sen. Dave Durenberger, chairman of the National Institute of Health Policy at the University of St. Thomas, said that while the Pawlenty administration is taking some steps to improve the health of individuals and communities, the governor has stopped short of leading a charge to remake the health care system. And that's where big cost savings lie, he said.”
  • “Housing prices not on bubble, Realtor groups say,” Star Tribune, Oct. 4, 2005. “‘There's no housing bubble,’ said George Karvel, a professor of real estate at the University of St. Thomas. ‘This is a media-induced frenzy. ... If I wanted to say there is a housing bubble, I'd have Time and Money magazine camped on my door. They've called, and I've told them there's no bubble. Panic sells.’”