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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  • “5th District: Reichgott Junge: Disappointment shaped her,” Star Tribune, Sept. 8, 2006. Here’s a profile of 5th District Congressional candidate Ember Reichgott Junge, who earned her M.B.A. in 1991 from St. Thomas.
  • “Around St. Paul,” Star Tribune, Sept. 8, 2006. Columnist Joe Kimball notes, “A 30-minute memorial, with music by St. Paul Chamber Orchestra players and a reading by St. Paul poet laureate Carol Connolly, will be held at 12:15 p.m. Monday in Rice Park to remember the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The University of St. Thomas, too, will have a 9/11 memorial at noon on its St. Paul campus.”
  • “Local briefing,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 8, 2006. “Former Maplewood City Manager Richard Fursman this week became interim city administrator of Greenwood, serving while the small city near Lake Minnetonka searches for a permanent administrator. Fursman is not a candidate for the position, he said. He also will teach a leadership course at the University of St. Thomas this fall and is doing organizational and development consulting.”
  • “Macy's courtship begins,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 9, 2006. “ ‘I'm not planning to go. To see it become Macy's doesn't do anything for me,’ said professor Lorman Lundsten, chairman of the marketing department at the University of St. Thomas College of Business. ‘I don't think people care that much. They haven't provided a reason to care.’”
  • “Exchange can't be used to defer taxes on residence,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 9, 2006. Columnist Dr. Thomas Musil is the director of the Shenehon Center for Real Estate in the College of Business at the University of St. Thomas.
  • “Familiar feel to Macy's,” Star Tribune, Sept. 10, 2006. “The [Macy’s Mall of America] store also became shabby and cluttered, with ‘in-your-face promotions’ blocking aisles, said Dave Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. ‘The stores started to look pretty sleepy with an incredible amount of merchandise that was [judging by sales] not needed.’”
  • “A search for middle ground in troubling, challenging times,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 10, 2006. Columnist John Radsan, associate professor at William Mitchell College of Law and director of the National Security Forum, writes, “Minnesotans have been at the forefront in developing the legal strategy against terrorism. Robert Delahunty, who once wrote for the Justice Department that Al Qaeda and the Taliban are not entitled to protections from the Geneva Conventions, now teaches law at St. Thomas. Michael Stokes Paulsen, another believer in ample commander-in-chief powers, teaches at the University of Minnesota. And my law school, after hiring a former CIA lawyer, created the National Security Forum.”
  •  “Poisoned political atmosphere fuels conspiracy theories,” Star Tribune, Sept. 11, 2006. “[The Scholars for 9-11 Truth] organization includes dozens of professors who teach today at institutions such as the University of St. Thomas and University of Wisconsin at Madison.”
  • “Doing right pays in more ways than one,” Star Tribune, Sept. 11, 2006. About the columnists: “Deborah Savage is an adjunct professor of theology at the University of St. Thomas and also owns a consulting firm, the Triad Group. Arnie Weimerskirch, adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Engineering, is a retired Honeywell executive and co-author of Process Improvement and Quality Management in the Retail Industry, published in 2006 by John Wiley & Sons Inc.”
  • “Today’s Sept. 11 memorial events,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 11, 2006. “University of St. Thomas students hold a memorial service at noon at the flagpole in the lower quadrangle of the university's St. Paul campus. Throughout the day, 13 large posters with the names, ages and occupations of the Sept. 11 victims will be displayed in a circle around the flagpole.”
  • “Good Question: Why Do We Remember 9/11 So Well?” WCCO-TV, Sept. 11, 2006. “‘Anything that jolts our arousal system immediately gets remembered slightly differently,’ said Dr. John Tauer, a professor of psychology at the University of St. Thomas. ‘The term we use in psychology is a flashbulb memory.’ These are created by a rush of stress hormones to our brains, which imprint vivid memories our survival instinct uses to help us adapt and avoid the danger in the future. ‘We're better prepared to remember that to learn from that,’ said Dr. Tauer. By talking about our memories, what psychologists call ‘rehearsal,’ we cement them. ‘It allows us to process really confusing emotionally painful information that is difficult to do by oneself,’ said Dr. Tauer.”
  • “Dolan hanging tough,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 12, 2006. “When it comes to fighting crime, Tim Dolan hopes to be tougher than in his days playing hockey for the University of St. Thomas. … There seems little gruffness in this ‘hard hitter,’ whose soft-spoken approach was honed by two St. Thomas degrees – a bachelor's in social science and criminology and a master's in public safety and education.”
  • “Minnesotans gather in song and sad remembrance,” Star Tribune, Sept. 12, 2006. “At noon, about 100 people gathered in the rain at the sodden St. Paul campus of the University of St. Thomas. A pair of bagpipers played ‘Amazing Grace’ – an omnipresent musical motif of 9/11 – standing next to 13 placards that bore the names of the 2,973 people who died that day. ‘Five years have passed, Lord, since the planes crashed and the buildings collapsed,’ prayed the Rev. Dennis Dease, the university's president. ‘Give us the courage to look forward – not back.’”