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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  • "Good Question: How Do Birds Know When To Go South?" WCCO-TV, Oct. 19, 2006. "A long time ago, nobody knew bird migrated and naturalists believed that birds hibernated in the mud. Now we know they flock toward warmer weather, but how do they know when it's time to go? 'Birds are quite amazing,' said Dr. Susan Chaplin, a biologist and bird expert at the University of St. Thomas."
  • "Sizing up the market a plus for enterprising St. Paul sisters," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 18, 2006. "'We get a lot of looks when we open the garage door,' says University of St. Thomas graduate Lucie Sholl ['01], who recently bought the house with her sister Christine as a home base for their growing business, B&Lu clothing. (The 'B' is for Christine's nickname, Christina Benina, and the 'Lu' is for Lucie.)"
  • "Personal technology," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 20, 2006. "Invention to Venture: The University of St. Thomas School of Engineering and the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance present a daylong workshop exploring technology entrepreneurship. The program, part of a national effort, is designed to tap the entrepreneurial ambitions of students and faculty on college campuses in the United States. Eight workshops will be presented. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., McNeely Hall, room 100, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul. $50-$10, includes lunch, refreshments and conference materials. Register online at 651-962-5750."
  • "Neal St. Anthony: Business leaders buying into the idea of preschool programs' value," Star Tribune, Oct. 20, 2006. Business columnist St. Anthony also writes, "A quiet benefactor: Gerald Rauenhorst, 78, founder of one of America 's largest development and construction companies, was in a grateful, humble mood Thursday. The University of St. Thomas honored the 40-year board member and 1948 graduate by naming its school of business after Opus, the family-owned company that Rauenhorst started with $350 in 1953. … "
  • "Church organist lives up to his 'world class' epithet," Star Telegram (Fort Worth, Texas), Oct. 20, 2006. Here's a glowing review of a recent performance by Korean organist Dong-ill Shin, who will give a recital Nov. 6 in UST's Sacred Arts Festival.
  • "Minnesota 's bachelor loses hot ticket," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 21, 2006.  "Every year, Cosmopolitan magazine goes on the hunt to find the hottest bachelors in the country. Representing Minnesota in this year's race was Alex Kim, a 21-year-old junior at the University of St. Thomas. Although the psychology major and former Mounds View High School graduate didn't take home the 2006 Bachelor of the Year title (that went to Mr. Colorado), he still scored a spot in Cosmo's November issue (on newsstands now)."
  • "Cardinal to speak about the role of work," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 21, 2006. "Cardinal Renato Martino, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, will speak during a breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Fleming Hall of St. Olaf Catholic Church, 215 Eighth St. S., Minneapolis. In his talk on "The Compendium and the World of Work: What Does the Church Have to Say to Those Who Work?" Martino will discuss the Catholic Church's social, economic and spiritual perspectives on the role of work. This is the first part of a series co-sponsored by St. Olaf Catholic Church and the John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought at the University of St. Thomas. "
  • "Buyer and seller must both agree to cancel contract," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 21, 2006. Columnist Thomas Musil is the director of the Shenehon Center for Real Estate in the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas.
  • "Sports," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 21, 2006. Associated Press reports, "St. Thomas 21, Concordia-Moorhead 15: Tight end Ryan Janise's 45-yard TD catch from David Saucer in the fourth quarter gave St. Thomas (5-2, 4-1) its winning margin in its first win over Concordia-Moorhead (2-5, 2-4) since 2001. The Toms led the entire game. Kevin Williamson scored on a 1-yard run and Jesse Nelson ran in 12 yards for the Cobbers' only touchdowns."
  • "Pressure in the boardroom," Star Tribune, Oct. 22, 2006. In this story about UnitedHealth Group, "Fred Zimmerman, a recently retired professor of manufacturing at the University of St. Thomas who also has served on the board of directors at 14 corporations, described the board as woefully weak in its response to the options scandal. 'The entire compensation committee should have stepped down, also some of the lead directors,' Zimmerman said."
  • "Sports," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 22, 2006. "Tight end Ryan Janise's 45-yard TD catch from David Saucer in the fourth quarter lifted St. Thomas past Concordia (Moorhead) 21-15 in Moorhead, Minn., the Tommies' first win over the Cobbers since 2001."
  • "Oversight at UnitedHealth questioned," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 22, 2006. "Some observers suggest even more dramatic change is needed. 'What the company needs now is a new board of directors,' said former U.S. Sen. Dave Durenberger, a company critic who now heads the National Institute of Health Policy at the University of St. Thomas. 'They need to rebuild confidence — and not just in the CEO.'"
  • "Partial-birth abortion and the U.S. Supreme Court, Round 2: Interview with law professor Teresa Collett," Zenit News Service, Oct. 22. Zenit, an international Catholic news service, distributed the interview. Collett teaches in the UST School of Law. To read the full text of the interview, go to, scroll to "Daily Dispatches" and choose Oct. 22, 2006.
  • "Minnesotans volunteer to help Darfur," Star Tribune, Oct. 23, 2006. "A Minnesota chapter of the Genocide Intervention Network, organized this year at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, has been raising money to support the beleaguered African Union forces. The group is sponsoring several Darfur-related events in November, said Prof. Ellen Kennedy, the group's adviser."
  • "Massage that offers a healing message," Star Tribune, Oct. 23, 2006. "The expert says: Mark Spriggs, chairman of the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas College of Business, said Soothing Hands might do well to market its Reiki service to parents of children with ADHD or Asperger's syndrome."
  • "Some Politicians Show Interest," Precision Manufacturing (journal of the Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association), September/October 2006. Dr. Fred Zimmerman, professor emeritus of engineering, is the author of this article, for which he invited candidates for public office to express their positions on manufacturing issues. (Not yet available online, but past issues of Precision Manufacturing are posted at
  • "Signs of the Times," The History Channel Magazine, November/December 2006. Look for this article by Dr. Mark Neuzil, of UST's Journalism and Mass Communication Department, and alumna Mary Dienhart '05. It's about Cherokee leader Sequoyah and his development of a syllabary – "the only man in history to conceive and perfect in its entirety an alphabet or syllabary," according to one source. Deinhart's story on the Cherokee Phoenix newspaper, "However Briefly, the Phoenix Soared," is in the same issue. (Not available online.)