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 publications 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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  • “Bursting her stays,” Star Tribune, June 4, 2006. “St. Thomas poet and professor Mary Rose O'Reilley writes of her embrace of the wide world and makes good on her vow to ‘pull the golden threads’ from any life.”
  • “Analysis reveals true performance,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 4, 2006. “Karen Westberg, chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of St. Thomas, and George Schambaugh, a statistics professor at Georgetown University in Washington, advised the newspaper on the regression methodology and reviewed the results.”
  • “Good Question: What's Behind 666?” WCCO-TV, June 6, 2006. “ ‘It is a number people have been wondering about for centuries,’ said Dr. John Martens, a biblical scholar at the University of St. Thomas. ‘You say 666 and there's this whole series of associations that are made whether people know Revelation or not.’”
  • “Should teen get another chance? ” St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 6, 2006. “He then dumped his seriously injured teenage passengers in a freezing church parking lot. Brian Fitzpatrick, a University of St. Thomas freshman, died.”
  • See also: “A tearful sentencing for driver in crash that killed 1, hurt 8,” Star Tribune, June 7, 2006. “Tom Fitzpatrick remembers his hopes last Christmas for a reconciliation with his son Brian, a high school honors graduate who had just started at the University of St. Thomas.”
  • “An escape and an education,” Star Tribune, June 7, 2006. “The ABC program helps students from bad situations find a better chance to succeed at top-notch schools. It took Hyunhi Chong from peril in Los Angeles to graduation in Eden Prairie . … After high school, Chong will stay in Minnesota , attending the University of St. Thomas on a full scholarship.”
  • “Good Question: Why do we use nicknames?” WCCO-TV, June 8, 2006. “ ‘We underestimate the value of nicknames,’ said Dr. Carol Bruess, a professor at the University of St. Thomas who has studied the use of nicknames in relationships. ‘Nicknames are commonly developed from a personality characteristic of someone ... or a facial characteristic.’”
  • “U.S. colleges are envy of the world,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 8, 2006. St. Paul economist Edward Lotterman writes, “As settlement moved westward, new colleges often were established within a decade or two. As the nation grew, immigrant groups followed the model and established their own colleges. These institutions often reflected national or linguistic differences as much as theological ones: Gustavus Adolphus for Swedes, St. Olaf for Norwegians and Augsburg for Germans. St. Thomas, St. John's , St. Catherine's and St. Scholastica reflected specific Catholic constituencies.”
  • “Two news veterans leaving, new programs debuting,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 8, 2006. “Karen Boros, a former TV reporter who now teaches journalism and mass communications at the University of St. Thomas , agrees …. ‘Bernie [Grace] was clearly not the prettiest boy in town, but he always had a story,’ says Boros. ‘He's one of those reporters who can find you a story every day and turn it around in a timely fashion. When you lose someone like that, it always hurts.’”
  • See also: “Archbishop asks for successor,” Star Tribune, June 9, 2006. “Prof. Robert Kennedy, chairman of the Department of Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, said the succession process is always closely held -- and therefore creates a high buzz, particularly among those who desire a particular outcome.”