UST in the News

UST in the news

Here's a weekly 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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  • “The students next door,” Star Tribune, Aug. 26, 2006. “Tiny pins of various colors, some with flags, decorate a 4-by-5-foot map in John Hershey's office at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. Hershey is the school's neighborhood liaison and he uses that map to keep track of students living off campus. …”
  • “Let the buyer secure variance on zoning laws,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Aug. 26, 2006. Dr. Thomas Musil is the director of the Shenehon Center for Real Estate in the St. Thomas College of Business, writes a real estate column for McClatchy-Tribune News Service.
  • “Some MBAs are designed with business owners in mind,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Aug. 27, 2006. “Colleges and universities around the country offer courses for entrepreneurs and small business owners, including the University of St. Thomas and the Carlson School of Management at University of Minnesota. Many schools house Small Business Development Centers, offices sponsored by the Small Business Administration and set up to help owners run their companies.”
  • “Hospital ceremony a true celebration of life,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Aug. 27, 2006. “Julie Fullenkamp and Andrew Alt were married in a hospital meditation room on the Fourth of July. … "A big wedding with a DJ and flowers at that point was totally unimportant," says Julie, 29, assistant director of student life for the University of St. Thomas' full-time MBA program.”
  • “Obituary: Andy Fogarty,” Star Tribune, Aug. 29, 2006. Fogarty, 37, graduated from Belle Plaine High School in 1987 and attended the University of St. Thomas and Minnesota State University, Mankato.
  • “Father Francis Fleming left a legacy at St. Olaf,” The Catholic Spirit, Aug. 31, 2006. Father Fleming taught at St. Thomas before becoming pastor of St. Olaf Catholic Church in Minneapolis; he also did some parish relations work at St. Thomas after he retired in 1992.”
  • “Property taxes based on Jan. 1 home value,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 2, 2006. Columnist Dr. Thomas Musil is director of the Shenehon Center for Real Estate in the College of Business at the University of St. Thomas.
  • “Special-ed costs soar, with fewer ways to pay,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 3, 2006. “[Dr. Jill] Manske, a biology professor at the University of St. Thomas and mother of a child with autism, said such attitudes often arise from a lack of understanding rather than malice. Part of the committee's work, she said, will be to educate people about what special-ed students can add to a school.”
  • “Business people,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 3, 2006. “Assistant U.S. Attorney Henry 'Hank' Shea joins the University of St. Thomas School of Law faculty this fall, assuming two appointments: distinguished senior fellow on the faculty and a fellow of the newly established Thomas E. Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions.”
  • “The Flanagan Memo,” Star Tribune, Sept. 4, 2006. Columnist Barbara Flanagan writes, “[David] has bought a house in San Rafael, Calif., close to where his wife grew up. At 72, he is chairman of the National Institute of Health Policy at the University of St. Thomas. He chose California over Naples, Fla., and Scottsdale, Ariz., he told the San Francisco Chronicle, because he favors a place with a lot of ‘excitement and variety.’” http:
  • “Setting out on a journey of growth,” Star Tribune, Sept. 4, 2006. “The expert says: Bhabani Misra, director of graduate programs in software in the College of Business at the University of St. Thomas, said Voyageur I.T. has strong growth potential because demand for its core services most likely will rise.”
  • “Is it, 'GM, Ford and fall on our sword?'” Star Tribune, Sept. 4, 2006. Columnist Fred Zimmerman “retired as a professor at the University of St. Thomas at the end of 2005. Since that time, he and his wife, Joanell, have been visiting children, factories, and presidential libraries. She likes presidential libraries and he likes factories. Both like their children, of course. His e-mail is”
  • “Good Question: What’s in a name?” WCCO-TV, Sept. 4, 2006. “‘Names are the core of our identity," said Dr. Carol Bruess, who teaches communication theory at the University of St. Thomas. "It's the first thing we want to know about someone ... . As humans, what sets us apart from animals is our desire and ability to use symbols, to use names.’ But why was it so hard for us when Dayton's becomes Marshall Field's and now Macy's?”
  • “Separation anxiety for Tices,” Star Tribune, Sept. 5, 2006. Here’s a story about the family of former Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice and their adjustment to his new role with the Jacksonville (Fla.) Jaguars. Tice’s daughter “Adrienne, 19, has transferred from the University of Oregon to attend the University of St. Thomas.”
  • “Hang the diploma, then hang on to that debt,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 5, 2006. Columnist Laura Billings wrote, “A thief apprehended last month at the University of St. Thomas was not a student there, though she did deserve high marks for critical thinking. While most petty criminals might go for the cell phones and MP3 players that are required gear for this week's incoming freshmen, this robber went for the real money, scoring five textbooks from the campus bookstore with a total cost approaching $800. No, that's not a typo. In fact, that's probably a conservative average cost for a semester's worth of textbooks – more than you might have spent for the car you took to college or the tuition for your entire senior year.”
  • “ADHD can be first test of college,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 5, 2006. “‘The environment we put young people in is absolutely the worst for attention problems,’ said Lauren Braswell, an adjunct psychology professor at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. … Adam Stugelmayer's struggle with ADHD didn't start until five years ago, when he enrolled at St. Thomas as an engineering major. The 22-year-old first tried to deny any problems, he said, and then he used the ADHD diagnosis as an excuse for declining grades. He is on schedule to graduate this year with a major in finance. Medication helped, but better organization and study habits made the difference. Sitting front and center in class, for example, and asking questions helped him tune in to daily lessons. Stugelmayer also works at a bank and retail outlet at the Mall of America. ‘The busier I am,’ he said, ‘the more I stay on top of things.’”