UST in the News

UST in the news

Here's a roundup of recent stories of interest that mention St. Thomas.

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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  • “Protesters boycott St. Thomas open forum,” Merriam Park Post, February 2003. (Not available online, but this issue is on newsstands now.  It also includes two editorials about UST’s Summit Avenue Project – one from UST Vice President for University and Government Relations Doug Hennes, and one from Jim Toscano, president of the Summit Avenue Residential Preservation Association.)
  • “Winter: Love it or hate it,” Star Tribune, Jan. 25, 2003. “In underwater hockey, all the action is on the pool bottom with a weighted puck, stubby sticks and a small but ferocious following of players. McCarthy Gym at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul hosts players Wednesday nights throughout the winter. New players are enthusiastically welcomed. From the surface, it looks like a shark feeding frenzy, without as much blood. It is, after all, still hockey.”
  • “Hockey roundup: Tommies’ Skrypek wins No. 300,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 25, 2003.
  • “Foreign student tracking system set to start,” Star Tribune, Jan. 26, 2003.  According to the story, UST “budgeted $50,000 to pay for SEVIS-related computer software, installation and training for workers.”
  • “Business calendar,” Star Tribune, Jan. 26, 2003.
  • “Vulcans couple make warm memories on their wedding day,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 26, 2003. The Pioneer Press’ weekly wedding feature tells of a couple whose wedding last year in the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas had St. Paul Winter Carnival connections.
  • “Area women’s basketball: St. Catherine tips Toms,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 26. Oh, well. After 23 years of losing to the Tommies, St. Kate’s finally beat ’em, but just by one.
  • “Hudson, Wis.: Teacher says tour of duty in Kuwait was good lesson,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 26, 2003.  Here’s a feature about Kevin Knoke, a St. Thomas alumnus “who returned to his fifth-grade classroom last week after seven months overseas, including duty in Kuwait and Qatar.”
  • “Literary calendar,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 26, 2003. The calendar included an reading at Barnes & Noble by Dr. Thomas Endres of the Communications Studies Department. Endres read from his recently published book, Sturgis Stories: Celebrating the  People of the World's Largest Motorcycle Rally.
  • “Business Web resources,” Star Tribune, Jan. 27, 2003. A special marketing section included this directory; St. Thomas’ Small Business Development Center is included.
  • “Bruce Brothers: Title in sight for Tommies St. Thomas women sweep second-place Cobbers,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 28, 2003.  Things look good for the women’s hockey team.
  • “Neighbors still at odds over UST expansion,” Highland Villager, Jan. 29, 2003. (Not available online, but this issue is on newsstands now. The Villager also published a photograph of a painting by Russian artist Alexander Federov, who will give a Feb. 5 lecture at St. Thomas.)
  • Father David Smith, a member of the UST Theology Department and Justice and Peace Studies Program, was a guest on Minnesota Public Radio’s “Midday” program Jan. 29. Smith, who recently returned from a trip to Iraq, was interviewed by “Midday” host Gary Eichten about his experiences there and about President George Bush’s State of the Union address. Find the audio file here:
  • “Area college basketball: Hanson, Pipers stun Tommies,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 30, 2003.
  • “Reporter describes life and death of infant son in poignant prose,” The Catholic Spirit, Jan. 30, 2003. This story is about a new book, Waiting for Gabriel, by Amy Kuebelbeck, who is married to Mark Neuzil of the UST Journalism Department.  Their story also was a feature on WCCO-TV’s 10 p.m. news on Feb. 2, 2003.
  • “Calendar of events,” The Catholic Spirit, Jan. 30, 2003. The calendar includes a listing about a Feb. 5 talk at St. Thomas by a visiting Russian artist.
  • “Black History Month's events in Twin Cities,” Star Tribune, Feb. 1, 2003. The Feb. 11 St. Thomas performance by the Harlem Gospel Choir is noted here.
  • “Harlem Gospel Choir,” Star Tribune, Feb. 1, 2003.
  • “Business calendar,” Star Tribune, Feb. 2, 2003.
  • “Business Forum: Manufacturing and the Minnesota budget deficit,” Star Tribune, Feb. 2, 2003. Dr. Fred Zimmerman, of UST Programs in Engineering and Technology Management, wrote this piece.
  • “Good neighbors?” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 2, 2003. A UST neighbor weighs in about the proposed campus expansion project with this letter to the editor.
  • “Area men: Tommies’ streak hits 31.” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb . 2, 2003. The UST men’s basketball team has beaten St. Mary’s in 31 consecutive meetings.
  • “Minnesota's Sunrich riding the soy wave,” Star Tribune, Feb. 3, 2003. Sunrich produces nearly half the nation’s soy milk; its president is Allan Routh, a University of Minnesota and St. Thomas graduate.
  • “Minnesota Nice even applies to ads in Senate race,” Star Tribune, Feb. 4, 2003. The story reports on research about advertising trends in political campaigns; Nancy Zingale, a UST political
    science professor who now is assistant to the president here, and William Flanigan, a political scientist at the University of Minnesota, jointly studied six pivotal Senate races and 19 House races for Brigham Young University's
    Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy.
  • “Area roundup: Schader’s play carries Toms to win,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 4, 2003.