UST in the News

UST in the news

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

Read the stories by clicking on the links. Links do expire and change as papers move stories to “archive” status, so be sure to read stories soon if you’re interested. In some cases, you’ll need to register on the publication’s Web site in order to access the stories.

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  • “Gene-doped athletes? Cool, say some readers,” MSNBC Interactive, Feb. 15, 2006. Ed Edmonds, a law professor at St. Thomas adds some information to the debate.
  • “Russian biathlete must forfeit silver,” Boston Globe, Feb. 17, 2006. “Pyleva also faces the possibility of Italian prosecutors lodging criminal charges under the nation’s tough anti-doping code. ‘I don’t really expect that,’ said Ed Edmonds, who teaches sports law at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis and specializes in Olympic doping issues. ‘There would have to be a fairly significant number of athletes who tested positive before there would ever be the possibility of criminal charges.’” The article is available online for a fee at
  • “Wal-Mart bank bid sets off a debate,” Chicago Tribune, Feb. 19, 2006. “Lisa Schiltz, who teaches banking law at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, said even if Wal-Mart wanted to move beyond such basic services to start a full-service bank, regulators have the power to slap strict limits on its charter.” You will need to register on the newspaper’s Web site to see this story. It’s free.,1,919479.story
  • “Reeling in the years: Twin Cities youths keep in step with Irish dance masters of old,” Highland Villager, Feb. 22, 2006. Not available online, but grab a Villager in the neighborhood. The story is about Rince na Chroi Irish dancing school, founded in 2003 by Katie Stephens, who works in Alumni and Constituent Relations at St. Thomas. Stephens also teaches at the school.
  • “Colleen Wambach: Working her way up,” Star Tribune, Feb. 22, 2006. Wambach, who has a master’s degree in special education from St. Thomas, was honored by the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals and is in the running for a national award.
  • “Shooter,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 22, 2006. Sports columnist Charley (“Shooter”) Walters writes, “When Jake Mauer, brother of Twins catcher Joe, was signed as a utility infielder out of the University of St. Thomas five years ago, he was 6 feet 2, 160 pounds. Now he's up to 195 pounds and might end up at Class AAA Rochester (N.Y.) this season, with a legitimate chance to make it to the major leagues.”
  • “Jarvis looking at options après-'Apprentice,'” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 23, 2006. “Losing 'The Apprentice' has turned out to be a blessing in disguise for the 24-year-old who currently lives in Chicago. She'll return to the Twin Cities on Monday at the University of St. Thomas College of Business, speaking on ‘Losing Your Way to Success,’ her take on how to be successful while remaining true to yourself.”
  • “Manufacturing success: Small MFC of St. Paul is example of industry's boom,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 25, 2006. Business columnist Dave Beal also writes, “Must-see TV: Economic competitiveness junkies should click on Channel 17 tonight at 8. That's when Twin Cities Public Television is replaying William Wulf's compelling address on the topic last month at the University of St. Thomas. Wulf is president of the National Academy of Engineering, an independent nonprofit that advises the federal government on scientific matters. He argues that while the U.S. is on the cutting edge of research and technology today, it's far from clear whether the country will remain on top tomorrow.”
  • “Instant appraisals,” Star Tribune, Feb. 26, 2006. “George Karvel, professor of real estate at the University of St. Thomas, gives Zillow praise for its transparency. ‘I give them high marks for ethics,’ he said.”
  • “Outside consultant,” Star Tribune, Feb. 27, 2006. Answers to business-related questions in this weekly column are  provided by the John M. Morrison Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas.
  • “Growing up with the digital age,” Star Tribune, Feb. 27, 2006. “The expert's opinion: Brad Rubin, assistant professor in the software department at the University of St. Thomas College of Business, acknowledged that Internet security is a growth area.”
  • “Inside Track: Jarvis trumps defeat on TV,” Star Tribune, Feb. 27, 2006. “Minnesota 's most famous Apprentice, Rebecca Jarvis, is appearing this afternoon at the University of St. Thomas College of Business in Minneapolis to explain the lessons she learned in coming in second on Donald Trump's reality television show.”
  • “Literary light: Cheryl Strayed, author of 'Torch,'” Star Tribune, Feb. 26, 2006. “She graduated from McGregor High School in 1986, and as the first in her family to go on to college she had little notion how to choose a school. Two colleges – St. Thomas and Macalester – sent her brochures, and she picked St. Thomas for the cover photo. The college had a program then that allowed students' parents and grandparents to attend free. Bobbi Lambrecht, scared but determined, registered, too. She thought she was stupid. She got mostly A's.”
  • “St. Thomas opens playoffs at home,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 28, 2006. “The University of St. Thomas will play host at 7 p.m. Thursday to North Central College of Illinois in the first round of the NCAA Division III men's basketball tournament.”
  • “Schnettler, Ehlert earn MIAC honors,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 28, 2006. “The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference selected St. Thomas guard Bryan Schnettler and Concordia (Moorhead) center Tori Ehlert as its men's and women's basketball players of the week. … Schnettler, a junior from Sartell, Minn., scored 29 points as the Tommies beat Hamline 96-51 in the MIAC playoff semifinals Thursday, and he had 19 points in St. Thomas ' 54-47 victory over Carleton on Saturday in the conference title game, which gave the Tommies an automatic berth into the NCAA Division III tournament. St. Thomas will play host to North Central (Ill.) in the first round at 7 p.m. Thursday. Both teams are 22-5.”
  • “Don’t print that,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 28, 2006. “Overheard: University of St. Thomas baseball coach Dennis Denning, whose team already has paid for Northwest Airlines tickets, as well as for hotels and rental cars, for its spring games March 18-25 in Fort Myers, Fla., on the possibility of a strike by Northwest pilots: ‘If you see 30 guys wearing St. Thomas baseball uniforms hitchhiking, please pick us up.’”