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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  • “Plugged-in preschoolers,” Star Tribune, Sept. 20, 2006. “‘Everyone is gung-ho to give kids computers, but you see more improvement with one-on-one tutoring,’ said Lucy Payne, an associate professor of teacher education at the University of St. Thomas. ‘If we took the money we're dumping into technology and spent it on people who can interact with children, we'd be better off.’”
  • “College sports briefs,” Star Tribune, Sept. 20, 2006. “St. John's defensive lineman Kevin McNamara and St. Thomas wide receiver P.J. Theisen have been named to the American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team. The team honors players for their dedication and commitment to community service.”
  • “New meaning for 'college credit,'” Star Tribune, Sept. 21, 2006. “Instead of shifting transaction costs to students, the University of St. Thomas discontinued credit card payments in September 2003. That saved the school $500,000 a year, according to its website.”
  • “Netlets,” Star Tribune, Sept. 21, 2006. Included in letters to the editor published only on the newspaper’s Web site is one from James Gaffney, an adjunct member of the Theology Department faculty.
  • “A big, bold idea that deserves a fair hearing,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 21, 2006. In this editorial about the proposed Bridges of St. Paul development, the paper writes, “The project would include condos, retail stores, a hotel, botanical gardens and other tourist attractions, public parking, public access to the river, a marina and distinct architecture. Thomas Musil, a University of St. Thomas professor Trooien hired to study the project, concluded that it would be second only to the Mall of America in attracting tourists.”
  • “Separation anxiety: Out of college, into life: Preventing kids from moving home after college” NBC News’ “Today Show,” Sept. 22, 2006. In this piece about college graduates who move in with parents after graduation, May 2006 UST grad Zack Urness is profiled. See Friday's video here: 
  • “Religious news around town,” Star Tribune, Sept. 23, 2006. “Chapel work brings honors for St. Paul artist: St. Paul sacred artist Alexander Tylevich has won two design awards for his work on the St. Thomas More Chapel at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. The awards were made in a competition co-sponsored by Faith & Form: The Interfaith Journal on Religion, Art and Architecture and the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture, part of the American Institute of Architects. Tylevich, 59, a Belarus native, created the chapel's bronze-relief doors, stained-glass windows and crucifix. The work can be viewed at”
  • The following caption appeared under a photo on Page 5B of the Star Tribune, Sept. 23, 2006: "With his wife, University of St. Thomas law Prof. Elizabeth Schiltz, holding the Bible, Patrick Schiltz was sworn in Friday by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as the 33rd judge to serve in the District of Minnesota during ceremonies at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis. Behind the Schiltzes were their four children, from left, Katherine, Peter (obscured), Joseph and Anna. Patrick Schiltz, a former clerk for Scalia and former associate dean of the law school, was nominated by President Bush in 2005, confirmed by the U.S. Senate in May and took office on May 30." (Not available online)
  • “Obituary: Dr. Leo Hanvik helped dyslexia patients,” Star Tribune, Sept. 24, 2006. “Hanvik grew up in Minneapolis, where he enjoyed fishing in Minnehaha Creek as a child, and graduated from De La Salle High School in 1933, his wife said. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees from the College (now University) of St. Thomas in St. Paul and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1947.”
  • “Parcels of once-sparkling Jewel to be auctioned,” Star Tribune, Sept. 24, 2006. “'They were too far ahead of the curve,’ said George Karvel, a real estate professor at the University of St. Thomas. ‘Someday maybe the demand will be there, but you'll have to wait until a lot more baby boomers retire.’”
  • “Waiting game for a would-be chief,” Star Tribune, Sept. 25, 2006. “[Tim Dolan '77] was an athlete, playing tennis and hockey at DeLaSalle High School and what is now the University of St. Thomas, and later running in two Twin Cities marathons (his best time was 3 1/2 hours).
  • "Reflecting on an Italian legacy," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 26, 2006. Christina Capecchi, a graduate student at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., muses about her trip to Italy and her Italian heritage. Of her great-grandfather, she writes: "Nonno's work adorns many churches and chapels throughout the state, from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul to the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis."