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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  • "Bad Harvard grads are poster boys for ethics classes," USA Today, Sept. 27, 2006. "'It used to be that when you used the term 'ethical corporate culture,' people would nod, but it was considered a soft, fuzzy phrase that couldn't be given operational meaning other than the sentiments of the leadership team,' says Kenneth Goodpaster, professor of business ethics at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. 'But Sarbanes-Oxley and the federal sentencing guidelines (which penalize companies that don't have programs to reinforce ethical guidelines) put a stake in the ground. Now you can have an approach to managing a company's culture that is pretty specific and pretty actionable. If someone says, 'I've got an ethical culture,' and you say, 'Prove it,' they can.'"
  • "Good Question: What Do Stock Market Numbers Mean?" WCCO-TV, Sept. 29, 2006. "'The people who trade in the market don't care about the number because the index is just an index,' said Dr. David Vang, who teaches economics at the University of St. Thomas."
  • "Ramsey County events," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 29, 2006. "Public reception: The University of St. Thomas will host a free public reception for Edina sculptor Nicholas Legeros from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 7 in the lobby gallery of O'Shaughnessy Educational Center. Legeros' works are featured in an exhibit that runs through Oct. 27 at the university, 2115 Summit Ave. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 10 p.m. Sunday."
  • "Tanzanian president delivers message of hope in Minneapolis," Star Tribune, Sept. 29, 2006. "'Despite the daunting challenges, Tanzania is not hopeless, nor is it a helpless case,' Kikwete said at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. "
  • "ItemWorld: Wake-up call," Star Tribune, Sept. 29, 2006. "Bring money for popcorn and bail: Forget dinner and a movie – political activist Marv Davidov is organizing 'a movie and an arrest.' The weekend-long event begins at 7 p.m. today with a screening of the documentary ' Iraq for Sale ' (O'Shaughnessy Education Center [sic], University of St. Thomas; $7) and includes a protester 'alumni' reunion with a screening of a half-hour movie about Davidov, which he just calls 'the Marv doc.' The whole thing will end at 7 a.m. Monday with a mass protest outside Alliant Tech Systems in Edina that organizers warn could result in the arrest of participants, although I.W. thinks that at this point, longtime protester Davidov, 74, has a better chance of getting cuffed for jaywalking. "
  • "Christmas in September," Star Tribune, Oct. 1, 2006. "I understand that putting out the holiday merchandise now is a retailer's way of getting people in the holiday mood to spend more money for a longer season. There's nothing wrong with trying to increase profits, but I wonder if extending the season won't have a boomerang effect on retailers. Dave Brennan, a University of St. Thomas retailing professor, said he doesn't think so. He hasn't found any signs of burnout in surveys about consumers' holiday shopping habits. 'Most people are pretty benign about it. They may find it ridiculous to see Christmas decor in September, but they don't do anything about it,' he said. "
  • "Morsekode's creations keep clients' toes tapping," Star Tribune, Oct. 2, 2006. "With TV viewership dropping and other traditional media going out of style, viral marketing is helping to fill an advertising void, said Lorman Lundsten, chair of the marketing department at the University of St. Thomas College of Business."
  • "Easy credit can mean long-term hardship for college students," USA Today, Oct. 2, 2006. "Elizabeth Schiltz, an associate professor of law at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota , says banks count on students paying late or exceeding their credit limit to bring in fee income. 'It's a market where they can make a lot of money because of (college students') youth and inexperience,' Schiltz says."
  • "Obituaries: William C. Norris, social entrepreneur founder of CDC," The Independent (London, England), Oct. 2, 2006. "In 1988, with
    the help of CDC, he established the William C. Norris Institute for entrepreneurial activities in education and educational technology. The Institute now operates within the University of St Thomas, Minneapolis."
  • "Schiltz says his investiture 'was cool,'" Minnesota Lawyer, Oct. 2, 2006. "Almost 20 years to the day after Patrick Schiltz headed to the U.S. Supreme Court to clerk for Justice Antonin Scalia, Scalia headed to Minnesota to swear Schiltz in as a U.S. District Court judge. 'How cool is that?' remarked Schiltz to Minnesota Lawyer of his formal investiture on Sept. 22 at the University of St. Thomas (UST) School of Law. … Schiltz's wife, Elizabeth Schiltz, a professor at the UST Law School, held the Bible during the oath and his four children performed the robing. 'It was a very special day. I was glad that my family could see how blessed I have been with mentors, colleagues, students and friends,' Schiltz told Minnesota Lawyer. Scalia reportedly charmed the large group of law students with whom he visited over lunch prior to the investiture." Full story available to subscribers at