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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  • “Following Paul’s Footsteps,” The Catholic Spirit, April 27, 2006. “For 23 days in January, The Catholic Spirit intern reporter Maria Wiering traveled to the Mediterranean for a class on early Christianity. The course, titled ‘The Cradle of Christianity: A Journey Through Turkey and Greece,’ was taught by University of St. Thomas theology professors John Martens and Joe Hallman.”
  • “Letters,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 12, 2006. Alumnus Ed Viehman writes, “When I arrived at the College of St. Thomas from my small town as a freshman, many of my classmates were De La Salle alumni. We played on the Cretin Avenue intramural football fields that featured pieces of concrete and rebar from the WWII Quonset hut barracks that would occasionally scratch someone when they landed from a not-so-gentle game of two-hand touch football. The kids from De thought nothing of it because their high school field had broken beer bottles and syringes on their landing surface. Forty years later these same DHS kids and alumni want a football field, and it is being fought by a ‘drive-by’ NPR personality and his NIMBY pals, who think their rights top kids' rights. I think not.”
  • “Peace activist puts organ donation on his list of causes,” Star Tribune, May 13, 2006. Marv Davidov is “still demonstrating against wars. ‘I've been protesting since I was a fetus.’ Still teaching peace courses, currently at the University of St. Thomas. And still pausing to admire the beauty of humanity.”
  • “Sports,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 13, 2006. “NCAA softball: Maria Bye drove in the go-ahead run with a squeeze bunt during the fifth inning and pitched two perfect innings for the save as No. 1-ranked St. Thomas beat No. 21 St. Scholastica 5-2 in a winners' bracket game at the NCAA Division III regional softball tournament in Indianola, Iowa. The Tommies (43-2) ran their postseason winning streak to 25 games, including a 16-0 mark in the NCAA tournament since 2004. St. Thomas will play in a winners' bracket game at 5 p.m. today against Louisiana College. Facing All-America pitcher Laura Heise, the Tommies led just 3-2 until seventh-inning run-scoring doubles by Carrie Embree and Nikki Conway provided some cushion. Embree walked once, scored twice and ran her hitting streak to 16 games.”
  • “U.S. moves in secret to quash suit against AT&T; privacy group says firm gave records to surveillance program,” San Francisco Chronicle, May 13, 2006. ‘This is the most powerful privilege that the government asserts,'’ said Gregory Sisk, a law professor at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota who has studied the issue. ‘The Supreme Court has said that a (judge) must give utmost deference to the government.’”
  • “On business,” Star Tribune, May 14, 2006. Business columnist Neal St. Anthony writes about the Minnesota Business Ethics Awards: “The Minnesota awards, established by the Twin Cities Chapter of the Society of Financial Service
    Professionals and the Center for Ethical Business Cultures at the University of St. Thomas, are designed to honor excellence in ethics and to raise the bar on corporate behavior.”
  • “Business people,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 14, 2006. “Corrine Carvalho, an associate professor of theology at the University of St. Thomas, succeeds Debra Peterson as director of the Luann Dummer Center for Women at St. Thomas. Peterson will step down in June but continue to teach in the school's Department of Communication Studies.”
  • “Swinging for the green,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 14, 2006. “At the time he launched TopSwing, [Damian] Novak was an MBA student in the University of St. Thomas' Schulze School of Entrepreneurship. He finished the MBA last year but still occasionally seeks advice on his new business from Jay Ebben, an assistant professor of entrepreneurship. Novak had taken Ebben's course on financing new and growing companies, and sought him out to talk strategy.”
  • “Sports,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 14, 2006. “NCAA softball: Nikki Conway drove in four runs with a homer and a single, and Janet Nagle tossed a one-hit shutout as No. 1 St. Thomas (44-2) beat No. 10 Louisiana College (38-8) 11-0 at an NCAA Division III regional softball tournament in Indianola, Iowa. The Tommies stretched their postseason winning streak to 26 games.”
  • “Small Business: St. Paul 's once and future diner: The more Jimmy Theros' St. Clair Broiler changes, the more it stays the same,” Star Tribune, May 15, 2006. “Besides adapting to changing times, the Broiler also benefits from a prime location. From its corner spot at Snelling and St. Clair avenues, it draws from the Highland Park and Mac-Groveland neighborhoods and is within walking distance of five colleges: Macalester College, the University of St. Thomas, the College of St. Catherine, Concordia University and Hamline University, where Theros graduated with an economics degree in 1964.”
  • “Master of the stage,” Star Tribune, May 15, 2006. “The new Guthrie, eight years in the making, will cement [artistic director Joe] Dowling's place in the Twin Cities, which has lured his grown children, along with his wife of 32 years, former broadcaster Siobhan (shiv-AWN) Cleary. She recently reinvented herself, earning a master's degree in psychology from the University of St. Thomas.”
  • “Sports,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 15, 2006. “Janet Nagle hit a two-run home run as No. 1 St. Thomas beat No. 8 Wartburg 6-1 in the final game at the NCAA Division III regional softball tournament in Indianola, Iowa. The Tommies (45-2) won the regional title for the fourth time in five seasons and ran their postseason win streak to 27. St. Thomas players Nagle, Fiona Lodge, Maria Bye, Nikki Conway, Carrie Embree and Ashley Carlblom were all named to the all-tournament team.”
  • “Tommies baseball team gets NCAA at-large bid,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 16, 2006. “The University of St. Thomas baseball team is part of the field for the NCAA Division III championships for the 11th time in the past 12 years. The Tommies (29-9) received an at-large bid to the 53-team tournament and will open play as the No. 3 seed in the seven-team Midwest Regional hosted by Wisconsin-Stevens Point beginning Wednesday in Wisconsin Rapids , Wis. … Tommies in softball World Series: St. Thomas is back in the College World Series for the fourth time in five seasons. The top-ranked Tommies (45-2) are scheduled to open play at 3 p.m. Friday in Raleigh, N.C., against Williams, Mass., (30-8) in the third game of the first round.”
  • See also correction, St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 18, 2006. “In a story on Tuesday about the University of St. Thomas' 'Weight Loss Challenge,' the amount of weight Sandra Prince-Black lost was incorrect. She lost 21 pounds. The accompanying profile box correctly listed her weight and body-fat percentage losses.”