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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  • "St. Thomas men beat Concordia," Star Tribune, Feb. 11, 2007. "Bryan Schnettler scored 19 points and made three three-pointers to reach 301 for his career as league-leading St. Thomas beat Concordia 77-57 Saturday in a MIAC men's basketball game in St. Paul."
  • "St. Thomas sharpshooter Schnettler hitting three-pointers at record pace, " Star Tribune, Feb. 14, 2007. "Schnettler, a senior from Sartell, Minn., has made 49.3 percent of his three-point shots (105 of 213), helping the Tommies (21-3) to climb to No. 8 in the NCAA Division III poll."
  • "College sports," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 15, 2007. "Saints sign local players: The St. Paul Saints announced the signing of left-handed pitchers Jason Cierlik and Brian Whinnery, both with Twin Cities-area roots. Cierlik, a Brooklyn Park native, spent the past two seasons with Sioux Falls of the American Association. In 2006, he went 3-4 with two saves and a 2.68 earned-run average. Whinnery, a St. Thomas University and Cretin-Derham Hall graduate, enters his second season with the Saints. He went 1-1 with a 4.95 ERA in six appearances last season."
  • "Narrow Escape: How a Chastened KPMG Got By Tax-Shelter Crisis; Boss of Just Three Days Admitted Firm's Sins, Fought to Keep Clients," The Wall Street Journal, Feb. 15, 2007. KPMG chairman Tim Flynn is a St. Thomas alumnus who serves on the university's board of trustees. The Wall Street Journal online is free to the paper's subscribers. If you're not a subscriber, you can access this story via ProQuest, a database available from the St. Thomas libraries.
  • "Schools merge social work and Catholic social justice," The Catholic Spirit, Feb. 15, 2007. "A comprehensive program linking Catholic social teaching with the curriculum of the School of Social Work at the College of St. Catherine and University of St. Thomas will offer students a course of study unlike any other currently being taught at Catholic colleges and universities around the country."
  • "College sports," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 16, 2007. "Toms, Auggies seek playoff berth: St. Thomas and Augsburg are battling for the final league playoff berth
    entering the second-to-last weekend of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference men's hockey regular season. Bethel, Gustavus Adolphus and St. Olaf have clinched berths, and the Tommies, who play a home-and-home series with Hamline this weekend, lead Augsburg by two points. St. Thomas senior forward Nick Harris of Hastings is coming off an 11-point weekend (four goals, seven assists) in a sweep of Concordia. He leads the MIAC in scoring with 25 points."
  • "Tax issues arise for real estate IRA investments," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 16, 2007. Columnist Dr. Thomas Musil is the director of the Shenehon Center for Real Estate in the Opus College of Business at St. Thomas.
  • "In first year, Buckley sets new tone at 3M," Star Tribune, Feb. 17, 2007. "Standing before 350 professors, engineers and students at a recent University of St. Thomas engineering conference, [3M CEO]George Buckley took copious sips of water as he breezed through his speech and half the Q&A before one woman posed a particularly lengthy question."
  • "Strib publisher steps down," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 17, 2007. "'It's a historic period of change for the Star Tribune. Probably the most important period of change in its history,' said Mark Neuzil, a journalism professor at the University of St. Thomas."
  • "Business people," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 18, 2007. "The University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business named Kendrick (Ken) Melrose, retired CEO and chairman of the Toro Co., as inaugural holder of the Thomas and Patricia Holloran Endowed Chair in the Practice of Management and Ethical Leadership. Melrose is the third former Fortune 500 CEO to join the business school in the past year. Others are Dick Schulze, Best Buy, and Michael Sullivan, International Dairy Queen."
  • "A new crimefighter in town," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 18, 2007. "Hank Shea, a fellow at the University of St. Thomas Law School's Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions, worked with [Rachel] Paulose from 1999 to 2002. The fact that she began working in the U.S. attorney's office as a law student and now leads the office, he says, 'shows a real commitment to public service on her part. Her integrity is unbelievably high, and she is ethical in everything she does. For the top federal attorney in a state, there are no more important qualities than those.'"
  • "Spine tuning," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 18, 2007. "With a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Minnesota, and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas, [Greg] Peterson might not seem a natural fit to run a health care company. But his first job out of school with IBM involved working with health care applications for computers at the Mayo Clinic."
  • "Diana Project helps women's hunt for capital," Star Tribune, Feb. 19, 2007. "For years, women have been starting businesses at a rapid rate -- nearly double that of all businesses nationally. Yet a closer look reveals that those companies often are small, in employees and revenue, said Nancy Carter, who holds the Richard M. Schulze Chair in Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business."  
  • "The Diana Project," Star Tribune, Feb. 19, 2007. "Who's behind it? Nancy Carter, who holds the Richard M. Schulze Chair in Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, began the project in 1999 with four other scholars: Candida Brush and Patricia Greene of Babson College, Elizabeth Gatewood of Wake Forest University and Myra Hart of Harvard Business School. In May, they will receive $50,000 for winning the academic equivalent of a Nobel Prize in business research, the 2007 International Award for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research."
  • "Durenberger wields new influence," Star Tribune, Feb. 19, 2007. "The [National Institute for Health Policy], which started in 1999 at the University of St. Thomas, is the kind of forum [Dave] Durenberger envisioned for himself after determining there was more to life than 'being a former senator.'"
  • "Good Question: Where is the Good News From Iraq?" WCCO-TV, Feb. 19, 2007. "'I think this issue has been very politicized,' said Dr. Wendy Wyatt, who teaches media ethics at the University of St. Thomas. 'There are good things happening, and I think there is an effort to try to cover those, but certainly the dominant message is that things are not going well.'"
  • "Sports," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 20, 2007. Sports columnist Bob Sansevere writes, "The St. Thomas University men's basketball team claimed the top seed in the MIAC tournament by defeating St. John's 74-59 on Saturday and winning the conference's regular-season championship. That makes 12 MIAC regular-season titles in 27 seasons for Tommies coach Steve Fritz, who has guided this year's team to a record of 22-3 overall and 18-2 in the MIAC. The Tommies are ranked eighth in the nation in NCAA Division III. With St. Thomas set to play its first-round MIAC tournament game on Wednesday, I thought I'd check in with Fritz. … "