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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  • "Minnesotans spending more of their income for housing," Minnesota Public Radio, Oct. 3, 2006. "Spending more on home costs is not necessarily a bad thing according to Thomas Musil, Director of the University of St. Thomas' Shenehon Center for Real Estate. Home ownership remains a solid investment and building wealth is a clear boost to the economy. But, Musil says, people on the lower end of the economic scale will have a particularly difficult time making ends meet."
  • "Good Question: Is Church Good For Your Wallet?" WCCO-TV, Oct. 11, 2006. "Dr. Michael Naughton, a professor at the University of St. Thomas' Center for Catholic Studies, said churches foster stability. Naughton explained, 'That stability provides people the capability to make money, in such they have higher incomes.' However, Naughton cautioned against the idea that belief itself will fill the wallet. Naughton said, 'Kind of the gospel of wealth, right? Jesus has blessed me and he's going to make me more money. The fact is Jesus doesn't promise us money, he promises the cross. There are times actually when one follows Christ or follows God or follows ones religion it's not going to lead you to more money, it's going to lead you to real sacrifice,' Naughton said. Naughton said with religion or faith, some feel that because they've been given so much, they should give as much."
  • "Jazz society to honor local musician, teacher," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 13, 2006. "[Saxophonist Ruben] Haugen, 83, has taught for 56 years, including 30 of them at the University of Minnesota. He also taught at MacPhail and St. Olaf College and still teaches at the University of St. Thomas. "
  • "Personal technology calendar," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 14, 2006. "Saturday, Oct. 21 – 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 'is part of a national effort 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.
  • "Ramsey County events," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 14, 2006. "Play: The joint theater department of the University of St. Thomas and the College of St. Catherine will premiere the psychological thriller "The Haunting of Hill House," on Wednesday at the Frey Theater. The production runs through Oct. 22. All performances start at 7 p.m. except a 2 p.m. show Oct. 22. The theater is on the St. Catherine campus, 2004 Randolph Ave. Tickets are $5 (free for students, staff and faculty of St. Thomas, St. Catherine, Augsburg College, Macalester College and Hamline University). For reservations, call 651-690-6700."
  • "Ramsey County events," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 15, 2006. "Redefining a journalist: The University of St. Thomas' annual Whalen Symposium on Media Ethics will discuss the question "Who is a journalist?" on Tuesday. Panelists include U.S. academics and journalists. The free program begins at 7 p.m. after a public reception in O'Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium, 2115 Summit Ave. For more information, contact Professor Wendy Wyatt at 651-962-5253."
  • "College sports," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 15, 2006. "David Sauer completed 13 of 21 passes for 227 yards and three touchdowns, and Scott Brink had his first college 100-yard rushing game as St. Thomas beat winless Augsburg 47-21. Royce Winford scored a special teams touchdown and an offensive TD for the Auggies."
  • "Hamline to bring lawyer's eye to health care issues," Star Tribune, Oct. 16, 2006. "As part of an unusual collaboration, students from the law schools at the University of Minnesota, St. Thomas University and William Mitchell can take classes at [Hamline University 's Health Law Institute].
  • "Property taxes hitting home," Star Tribune, Oct. 16, 2006. "George Karvel, real estate professor at the University of St. Thomas, said he foresees the possibility that soaring tax bills could prompt a Minnesota taxpayer revolt, much like California's 'Proposition 13' in the late '70s, which imposed a cap on property taxes."
  • Excerpt from The Street Where You Live: A Guide to the Place Names of St. Paul, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 17, 2006. "FINN STREET: William Finn (1819–89), the first permanent white settler in this area, was born in Ireland, immigrated to the United States and enlisted in the Mexican War. In 1848, as payment for his military service, he received a grant of land extending from today's Marshall Avenue to St. Clair Avenue and from Fairview Avenue to the river. He built his house where the University of St. Thomas now stands and farmed the adjacent property. Later, he sold his farm to the Catholic Church for an industrial school, and it was Archbishop John Ireland who bestowed this street name in 1889 within the Groveland plat."
  • "Education briefs," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 17, 2006. "The Minnesota Association of Charter Schools is offering a free information session about how to develop a charter school in the state. The session is titled "So You Want to Start a Charter School: A Primer for Prospective School Developers." It will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis campus. For more information and to register, call 651-789-3090 or toll-free, 1-888-789-3090."