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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  • “Business class: Courses for wannabe entrepreneurs are a hot trend at American universities. But can risk taking and originality be learned?” Fortune Small Business/Entrepreneurship, April 13, 2006. “Given the long line of CEOs doing a perp walk these days, some top entrepreneurial programs are starting to make ethics courses mandatory. But can moral behavior be taught? Richard Schulze, founder and chairman of electronics retailing giant Best Buy, thinks so. Schulze, 64, recently donated $50 million to the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul to fund, among other things, a new school of entrepreneurship. At his insistence, all MBAs must enroll in a business ethics course. Students in that class recently took a field trip to Toro, a tractor and lawn mower manufacturer in Bloomington, Minn. On the agenda: how Toro resolves personal-injury lawsuits that are filed by customers who claim to have been seriously injured by one of the company's mowers.”
  • “Good Question: Why Do We Lie About Little Things?” WCCO-TV, April 26, 2006. “Dr. John Tauer, a social psychologist at the University of St. Thomas said, ‘Virtually nobody will say it’s a good thing to lie. The research indicates most of us lie far more often than we'd like to admit. Most people lie, on average, a couple times a day.’”
  • “Best bets: April 27-May 3,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 27, 2006. “Sunday: Call it a cultural exchange between cellists. Every year in Bulgaria, an American cellist, Geoffrey Dean, presents a concert of contemporary American music. So, Bulgarian cellist Nickolai Kolarov, who teaches at the University of St. Thomas, is introducing Twin Cities audiences to some of the best music to emerge from the Balkan states of Bulgaria, Albania and Slovenia in recent years. Joining him for this intriguing, ear-opening experience are two members of the Minnesota Orchestra – flutist Adam Kuenzel and oboist Basil Reeve – as well as pianist Roderick Kettlewell and Zeitgeist clarinetist Patrick O'Keefe. 7 p.m.; Brady Educational Center Auditorium.”
  • “Real people are preserved and revealed in museum show,” Star Tribune, April 29, 2006. “Yet for many the exhibit is unsettling. ‘These were once real human beings, flesh of our flesh, bone of our bones,’ said Paul Wojda, an associate professor of theology at the University of St. Thomas, and a member of the science museum's advisory committee for Body Worlds. ‘Is a proper respect being displayed here? And quite honestly, reasonable people are going to come to different conclusions.’”
  • “Small Business: Kids' activity store is real business,” Star Tribune, April 30, 2006. Jim Rabidue and his wife, Bridget O’Boyle – who has an MBA from St. Thomas – opened It’s Play Time last year.
  • “Deal fills Supervalu's appetite for growth,” Star Tribune, April 30, 2006. “ ‘It fits very nicely to where they want to be,’ said David Brennan of the Retail Center For Excellence at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. ‘The original plan was to grow organically, but with Wal- Mart, there was no chance that they were going to be able to do that fast enough.’”
  • “Exhibit exposes us to us,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 30, 2006. “Catholicism once held a long tradition of ‘venerating’ bodies after death – posing them and displaying
    them for public view – and that tradition faded only because of looting and fraud, says Robert Kennedy, chairman of the Catholic Studies Department at the University of St. Thomas and co-director of the school's Institute of Catholic Thought. ‘This is a science museum – it's not an exhibit at a casino,’ Kennedy says. ‘Catholics understand people to be a combination of body and soul. The body is no longer the person – it's a body that belonged to a person. You could certainly imagine bodies posed in a way that's ridiculous, but by looking at the Web site, that's not the case.’”
  • “Bemis turning out the lights at its base in Minneapolis,” Star Tribune, May 2, 2006. “Sandy Bemis, along with other Twin Cities business leaders in the 1970s, was a founder of what is today the Center for Ethical Business Cultures at the University of St. Thomas. The company also established the Bemis Foundation to support area cultural and educational activities.”