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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  • "Women take the lead," Minnesota Women's Press, Nov. 15, 2006. "Nancy Ninteman isn't just the program manager for the Center for Business Excellence at the College of St. Thomas-she's an enthusiastic graduate of its 'Life Leadership Circles for Women Managers' program. For Ninteman, the program acted as a catalyst for discovering her own strengths-and acting on them."
  • "Here comes Black Friday," Star Tribune, Nov. 22, 2006. "And competition is going to be stiffer than usual this year, mostly because the nation's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, has promised to be aggressive with discounts this year, said David Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas."
  • "Some retailers in the spirit to welcome back Christmas," Star Tribune, Nov. 23, 2006. "But does it all matter? Dave Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas, suspects that it doesn't change where most people shop."
  • "Charley Walters," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 23, 2006. The sports columnist notes, " Former St. Thomas Academy and College of St. Thomas football standout Tim Flynn, brother of best-selling novelist Vince Flynn, has been promoted from sergeant to commander in the St. Paul Police Department and will continue to oversee the gang and gun unit."
  • "U women's game day," Star Tribune, Nov. 24, 200. "The Gophers play in the opener of Northern Arizona's two-day Thanksgiving tournament that will pit on Saturday the winners and losers from this game against those from the doubleheader's Northern Arizona-Kent State game. … About Northern Arizona: One of two Gophers' non-conference opponents (potentially) who reached the NCAA Tournament last season. Fourth-year coach Laurie [Trow] Kelly ['93] led University of St. Thomas to the 1991 NCAA Division III national championship. Current Gophers assistant Ted Riverso was her coach."
  • "Good Question: Do Family Rituals Really Matter?" WCCO-TV, Nov. 24, 2006. "'Rituals are really at the core of family identity,' said Dr. Carol Bruess, who studies the impact of family traditions at the University of St. Thomas. 'Rituals range from the daily, very mundane, you know, bedtime rituals, dinner rituals, the greeting ritual, 'Welcome home honey' and then there's the more annual, often holiday rituals.'"
  • "Personal shopper," Star Tribune, Nov. 25, 2006. "Now open: Styledlife … Boutique owner Kevin Quinn ['89] was raised in Wisconsin and came to the Twin Cities to attend the University of St. Thomas. He then embarked on a fashion career that took him to both coasts. At one point he was the fashion director for Nordstrom, staging runway shows for the department store. When he returned to Minnesota from New York more than a year ago, he started styledlook, a wardrobe consulting business."
  • "Joining together to give thanks: For five people of different traditions, a multifaith Thanksgiving gathering underlined a great commonality – a sense of blessing and a hope for peace," Star Tribune, Nov. 25, 2006. Among the five interviewees was Rabbi Barry Cytron, director of the Jay Phillips Center for Jewish-Christian Learning at St. Thomas.
  • "Stacking of West Side board threatens St. Paul's grass-roots system," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 26, 2006. The editorial notes, "Several years ago, we saw the debate over how the University of St. Thomas would expand along Summit Avenue. Never did St. Thomas use its vast resources to mount a direct attack on the boards of the Macalester-Groveland or Merriam Park district councils to advance its cause. Such a move would have made compromise unworkable and would have destroyed the fragile sense of shared community that remained after real compromise was reached."
  • "Tradition, but with a willingness to change," Star Tribune, Nov. 27, 2006. "Dave Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retailing at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, said Hubert White has succeeded over the years because of its high standards. 'What they do is not only provide a superior product, they also provide a superior experience to the customer, which creates loyalty' with the store and with individual salespeople, said Brennan, an occasional Hubert White customer. New business owners take note: 'If you create customers like they have been doing for 90 years, they actually become advocates for your business,' Brennan said. The customer's relationship with the store becomes more important than the brand names or the price, said Lorman Lundsten, chairman of the marketing department at the St. Thomas business school."