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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  • "An American turning point," Star Tribune, Nov. 15, 2006. "[Artist Mark] Balma, who has two other works at the Vatican and has painted frescoes at the cathedral and the University of St. Thomas, along with several high-profile portraits, suggested the public showing at the cathedral. He and cathedral officials collaborated to organize the lecture series."
  • "'Warning, Will Robinson! Danger! Your French fryer's on the fritz!' Stale coffee? A dying freezer? A software firm offers a monitoring service to spot such problems and send a warning by e-mail or text message," Star Tribune, Nov. 15, 2006. "'[Matt Jennings is] a bright, high-energy guy with a ton of integrity, all the elements of a successful entrepreneur,' said [Chris] Berghoff, who had Jennings in a venture management class he taught at the University of St. Thomas. "
  • "Pawlenty issues challenge on health care," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 15, 2006. "'I think a mandate by itself is potentially helpful, but is not an answer by itself,' Pawlenty said at a forum in Minneapolis arranged by the University of St. Thomas ' National Institute of Health Policy."
  • "Good Question: Are Tax Assessments Too High?" WCCO-TV, Nov. 15, 2006. "'Chances are that it is reasonable, that the value is not overstated,' said Dr. George Karvel, who teaches real estate at the University of St. Thomas. 'Even if the current assessment is 5 percent or 10 percent higher than it was last year.'"
  • "Good Question: How Do We Know Who's Good Looking?" WCCO-TV, Nov. 16, 2006. "'We know pretty consistently across cultures what's viewed as attractive,' said Dr. John Tauer, a professor of psychology at the University of St. Thomas. 'Across the world, faces that show symmetry with the cheeks, the nose, the eyes are viewed as more attractive.'"
  • "The science of winning," Lichtenstein Creative Media, "The Infinite Mind" program, Sept. 13, 2006. This program, available to stations nationwide and throughout Canada on the Public Radio Satellite System and Sirius Satellite Radio's NPR Now channel, features tennis star Martina Navratilova, "mental coach" Jim Fannin, paleopsychologist Howard Bloom and "Dateline NBC" correspondent John Hockenberry as well as UST's own Dr. John Tauer, professor of psychology. Listen here:
  • "Long wait in the cold for season's hottest new toy," KARE-TV, Nov. 15, 2006. " 'You've got to do what you've got to do get a unit,' campers kept telling us today. The scarcity of product is no doubt helping drive up demand. According to University of St. Thomas professor, Jon Sailors, who specializes in consumer behavior, 'there's a very human reaction to something we fear we might not be able to get, and the result is that we want it even more.'"
  • "Countdown to PS3: Hurry up and wait," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 16, 2006. "Hailey Helm of St. Paul wanted to give her boyfriend, a Massachusetts college student and avid gamer, an extra-special late-November birthday present. To pull this off, she suffered more than most in the Richfield queue. She had no tent Tuesday night, sleeping out in the open while those next to her in line luxuriated in a large tent heated by a gasoline generator and tricked out with a TV and other amenities. She finally broke down and bought a tiny tent Wednesday, but she still found the cold and unforgiving pavement hard to bear. It'll be worth it, the University of St. Thomas student kept telling herself. As a recent video game convert, she said, 'I'll get the benefit, too. I'll get to play the sports games.'"
  • "Local holiday spending forecasts: Flat vs. '05," Star Tribune, Nov. 17, 2006. "In a poll of 254 area households, researchers at the University of St. Thomas found that holiday spending will total $758 per household, up from $750 a year ago."
  • "Bringing up baby, and a business," Star Tribune, Nov. 20, 2006. "'[Jay Ebben's business] fits within a framework we teach at St. Thomas,' Ebben said, 'which is what the three elements of an opportunity are: fit with you personally, demand for the opportunity and a financial opportunity. If any of those three are missing, you're going to have to evaluate those.'"
  • "Rev. Peter Njoku was a parent figure to many," Star Tribune, Nov. 19, 2006. "The Rev. Dennis Dease, president of St. Thomas University, met Njoku [a 1980 St. Thomas alumnus] the day after he arrived in the United States from Nigeria, back in 1977."
  • "Internships give students an edge," Minnesota's Private Colleges News, Nov. 20, 2006. "Cathryn Baker’s participation in mentoring and internship programs while attending Edison High School in Minneapolis helped her discover that she wanted to attend college and major in business. So she was delighted then when she was accepted at the University of St. Thomas, which has a business program that she deemed one of the best."
  • "Target to sell $4 generics at all its stores," Star Tribune, Nov. 21, 2006. "While smaller retailers emphasize service, such as 24-hour pharmacies or home delivery, the big retailers are using these discounts as another way to bring customers to their stores in the hope that they will make bigger purchases while there, said David Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas."