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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  • "Rules boost nonprofit CEO pay," Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, Dec. 22, 2006. "'That makes them a little more complex because, to some extent, they have to compete with private entertainment, like sports and Broadway, to get good leadership,' said Mel Gray, an economics professor at the University of St. Thomas."
  • "What is a 'threshold ecology'?" St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 21, 2007. "It's the essence of St. Paulite Mary Rose O'Reilley's book, The Love of Impermanent Things. O'Reilley, who teaches at the University of St. Thomas, is the author of  The Barn at the End of the World: The Apprenticeship of a Quaker, Buddhist Shepherd. She found the 9/11 attacks on New York City called into question all kinds of certainties, and she struggled with the death of her mother and a past haunted by divorce and spiritual questing."
  • "Small giants leaving big footprints," Star Tribune, Jan. 22, 2007. "Alec Johnson, a professor in the entrepreneurship department at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, said the book shares a 'business-with-intention' outlook that is fundamental to the entrepreneurship program. 'These really are people who love being in business and have found a place to express who they really are,' Johnson said. 'To me that is really important. They're honoring their personality traits, their intentions, their energy by being in business.'"
  • "Edison principal is a lightning rod, for praise and criticism," Star Tribune, Jan. 22, 2007. "'Larry is not always the most diplomatic guy but he's passionate about young people,' said Bob Brown, a retired University of St. Thomas professor who met Lucio when he was a graduate student. 'He and I got along well because we used to yell at each other.'"
  • "Change agent," Star Tribune, Jan. 22, 2007. "Dave Nimmer, a former print and broadcast journalist and educator, met Wallace when he spoke to Nimmer's classes at the University of St. Thomas in the early 1990s. 'He's real,' Nimmer said. 'He's been down and come up. I love his grit.' With Nimmer's help, Wallace began pursuing his dream of a college education. He earned 48 hours of credit there before his lack of academic preparation caught up with him and he learned that his time at the university was over."
  • "Chisago County/State will audit county books," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 22, 2007. "The IV-E Child Welfare Scholars Program, versions of which operate in other states, was designed to boost the skills of Chisago County social workers. It enabled them to earn a master's degree in social work inexpensively at the University of Minnesota, the University of St. Thomas or Augsburg College, county officials said."
  • "High schools: Area report," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 23, 2007. In this sports roundup: "The Minnesota High School Coaches Association softball clinic and hall of fame dinner is scheduled for Feb. 2 and 3 in St. Cloud. The featured speaker is University of St. Thomas softball coach John Tschida. For more information, go to or call Paul Virgin at 651-768-3756."
  • "CEO talks tech," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 25, 2007. 3M CEO George Buckley, who spoke Jan. 24 at St. Thomas, gave "a talk before a group of engineers and educators at the University of St. Thomas' School of Engineering. In his speech, he pointed out that science and math fuel the only areas of the economy that truly create wealth: manufacturing, agriculture and minerals. 'Maybe at the end we've forgotten that,' he told the crowd of more than 100 people gathered at the O'Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium."
  • "Can seller impose primary-residence condition on sale?" St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 26, 2007. Columnist Dr. Thomas Musil is director of the Shenehon Center for Real Estate in St. Thomas ' Opus College of Business.
  • "UST professor Carter wins award for research," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 27, 2007. "A University of St. Thomas professor is sharing an international award from two Swedish organizations for her research on women entrepreneurs. Nancy Carter and her four partners from across the country won the award for the Diana Project, which they launched in 1999 to explore the supply and demand of growth capital for female entrepreneurs in the United States."
  • "King is St. Paul 'through and through,'" St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 28, 2007. Another Tommie has been named King Boreas of the St. Paul Winter Carnival. "[Don Schoeller] grew up in the city's Midway neighborhood and attended Cretin (now Cretin-Derham Hall) High School. He went on to the University of St. Thomas, where he majored in accounting."
  • "High standards boosted volume," Star Tribune, Jan. 29, 2007. Here's how Angela Jaskowiak '04, owner of Virtuosos Music Academy in Plymouth, is achieving business success. "The business also has received $76,000 in investments from the William C. Norris Institute at the University of St. Thomas College of Business, said institute director Mike Moore. The institute is named after the late founder and CEO of Control Data Corp. The company founded the institute in 1988 to allow the computing pioneer to continue pursuing ways to use technology to improve education and to meet societal needs. The institute merged with the College of Business in 2001. … The expert says: Alec Johnson, a professor in the entrepreneurship department at St. Thomas' Opus College of Business -- who has advised Jaskowiak on her business -- said she showed tremendous discipline in turning away new students when she was short of teachers."
  • "Good Question: Will Baby Boomers Bankrupt Us?" WCCO-TV, Jan. 29, 2007. "'Benefits they have been promised but benefits I'm not sure we can deliver,' said Dr. Agapitos Papagatigos, who heads the economics department at the University of St. Thomas. He says real solutions have been floated for years."