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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  • Dr. David Penchansky, Theology Department, was interviewed by “A Balanced Breakfast” morning radio show hosts Ian and Margery Punnett about his new book and depiction of wisdom as female. FM107, Oct. 19, 2005.
  • “Community calendar,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 19, 2005. “Theater: Students from the University of St. Thomas and the College of St. Catherine will present ‘An Inspector Calls,’ a play by J.B. Priestley at 7 tonight at St. Catherine's Frey Theater, 2004 Randolph Ave. , St. Paul . The show runs through Saturday. Tickets are $5 for adults and free for students, faculty and staff at St. Thomas and St. Catherine, Augsburg and Macalester colleges and Hamline University. For reservations, call 651-690-6700.”
  • “Wilf wants personnel director,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 19, 2005. “Others highly regarded around the league include St. Thomas University graduate John Schneider, the personnel analyst to the general manager of the Green Bay Packers; Jerry Reese, the director of player personnel for the New York Giants; and Mark Koncz, the director of pro scouting for the Carolina Panthers.”
  • “Top academics slated for ethics conference,” Grand Forks Herald, Oct. 20, 2005. Co-chairs of the “Rethinking the Relation of Law and Ethics: Biomedical Advances” sessions were  Thomas Mengler, dean, and Teresa Collett, professor, at St. Thomas ’ School of Law.
  • “Big man on campus: The man from Microsoft shares his insight,” Star Tribune, Oct. 21, 2005.   “For the young business entrepreneurs of the University of St. Thomas, Thursday's guest speaker had inspirational written all over him.”
  • “Chris Riemenschneider: Reynold's 25th parallel,” Star Tribune, Oct. 21, 2005. “ … Reynold Philipsek's 25th album, ‘25,’ also happens to mark his 25th anniversary as a cancer survivor. … His CD-release concert Saturday at the University of St. Thomas campus in St. Paul is free (i.e., buy a CD instead of a ticket).”
  • “Small Business: Reinventing by redeveloping,” Star Tribune, Oct. 24, 2005. “The expert's opinion: Dave Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas, called the Foursome ‘an excellent example of a family enterprise that has continuity of ownership and management and customer loyalty over the years.’ He said the Engels have been successful because they have remained ‘close to their market’ in Wayzata.”
  • “Week in review,” Star Tribune, Oct. 23, 2005. “ Billionaire hiring; failures welcome: Microsoft head Bill Gates came to the University of St. Thomas to accept an honorary degree and gave students some interesting insights. ‘When we look for people, we look for someone who's had a business failure,’ Gates said. ‘Because they are the people who had to know what caused their company not to make its profit margins, or why the costs were too high compared to the revenues.’ And there was this, about something even billionaires don't have enough of: time. ‘Time management, really deciding what are the things that count, is a real skill that takes time to learn. It took me a lot of time to get that right.’”
  • “Grazing for tunes at Sam Goody: New concept store aims to attract teenagers,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 25, 2005. “‘It will be difficult to get them (teens) away from Internet downloading (of music),’ said Dave Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas. ‘The younger they (shoppers) are, the more techno savvy. It's hard to get them back into a regular shopping experience.’”