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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  • “Retailers' holiday hopes rosy; stores' projections call for 4% to 7% more spending, but all other indicators suggest consumer caution,” Baltimore ( Md. ) Sun, Oct. 11, 2005 . “At this point in time, it's important for retailers to be confident," said Aaron Keller, co-founder and managing principal of Capsule, a marketing firm in Minnesota, and a professor of economics at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.” [Ed. note: Keller is an adjunct instructor in the College of Business ’ Marketing Department.],1,284034.story?ctrack=1&cset=true
  • “House GOP says no to fall session,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 12, 2005. “The university and the pro teams have been trying to hold lawmakers' feet to the fire by contending that the stadium price tags are rising every month. David Vang, a University of St. Thomas finance professor, said Tuesday that the claim is correct. ‘Construction costs always go up over extended periods of time, and right now it's more crucial. The hurricanes are going to require lots of rebuilding. Right now, all construction firms and supply firms are busy. If we wait, we're going to be at the tail end here,’ Vang said.”
  • “Hot Dish,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 13, 2005. “‘For a 23-year-old, she's pretty gutsy,’ says Jack Militello, a professor of management at the University of St. Thomas. ‘She established herself as a very capable individual. She held her own against Trump, and it seemed like he respected that strength. I would say that Trump was afraid of her.’”
  • “In Kelly campaign, the young one takes charge,” Star Tribune, Oct. 15, 2005. “[Ryan Kelly] earned a degree in political science at the University of St. Thomas and was president of the College Democrats for two years. Steve Hatting, one of Ryan Kelly's political science professors, said he saw Ryan's engagement in politics ‘blossom’ after he worked on his father's first mayoral campaign.” See also: “About Ryan Kelly,” Star Tribune, Oct. 15, 2005.
  • “Flynn goes from plugging cereal to writing best-sellers,” Star Tribune, Oct. 15, 2005. “After graduating from the University of St. Thomas, [author Vince]Flynn began working for Kraft. He left the company in 1990 after getting an aviation candidate's slot in the Marine Corps. But his hopes for becoming an officer were dashed when Flynn was told he was medically disqualified because of two seizures he suffered as a child. … He decided to try writing thrillers, figuring ‘if (Tom) Clancy could do it, why can't I?’  But Term Limits - about a group of assassins targeting fat-cat congressmen - was ‘rejected by everyone in New York,’ Flynn says. He pulled the book from the remaining editors who were looking at it and - with $25,000 raised from five investors that included a family member, a bar owner and a college friend - printed 2,000 copies. The run quickly sold out, Flynn says.”
  • “Death of a spouse affects widow’s taxable basis for capital gains,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Oct. 16, 2005. Columnist Tom Hamilton, Ph.D., is associate professor at the Shenehon Center for Real Estate Education at the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis. Search .
  • “Staying strong and peaceful during a visit to abundance,” Star Tribune, Oct. 17, 2005. “In 2000, I came to Minnesota to pursue my B.A. degree. It was my first trip abroad, and I had no idea how Americans lived. I took English-as-second-language course for six months at St. Thomas University before enrolling as a full-time student at Augsburg College.”
  • “Helping south-metro kids take a timeout,” Star Tribune, Oct. 18, 2005. “Grazzini Walstrom, a freelance writer, grew up on Lake Alimagnet in
    Burnsville. She attended Apple Valley High School and went on to the University of St. Thomas in pursuit of a business degree.”