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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  • "Don Shelby Show," WCCO Radio, Feb. 27, 2007. Shelby interviewed Dr. John Martens, Theology Department, about the upcoming Discovery Channel documentary on claims of finding the bones of Jesus and his family.
  • "Meet a few more club owners," Star Tribune, March 1, 2007. "Mike Ogren, Myth, Maplewood: Owner of the biggest club in the metro area, Ogren, 39, invested about $15 million in family money to open his mall-neighboring monolith in 2005. The Montana native and University of St. Thomas grad previously ran the Rock nightclub in Maplewood as well as the nearby Whiskey Rack and Stadium sports bars."
  • "Helping entrepreneurs find an exit," Star Tribune, March 5, 2007. "Jack Militello, a management professor at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, said thinking about an exit strategy early on is the right thing to do, though entrepreneurs often are too busy trying to get their companies to grow to do so."
  • "Ridder's exit the latest twist in newspaper saga," St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 5, 2007. "Mark Neuzil, a journalism professor at St. Thomas University, said he'd be worried if he were at the Pioneer Press about the competitive information that Ridder takes to his new job. 'It's like hiring the offensive coordinator for the Packers to coach the Vikings, and he brings the Packer's playbook with him,' Neuzil said."
  • "College sports," St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 5, 2007. "Gusties top Tommies: Andrea Peterson scored the winning goal on a power play at the 5-minute mark of the second period to lift Gustavus Adolphus to a 3-2 victory over St. Thomas in the MIAC championship game. The Gusties earned an automatic berth to the NCAA Division III tournament."
  • "UST Prof: Does MN seek to extend or restrict human dignity?" The Catholic Spirit, March 5, 2007. "Dr. Paul Wojda, a bioethicist and theology professor at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, also was among those who testified in opposition to the bill [H.F. 34, which would allow state funding for all stem-cell research at the University of Minnesota]."
  • "Hockey stars are starring elsewhere: Women's college hockey has brought continued success for four former north-metro standouts," Star Tribune, March 6, 2007. UST hockey players Jill Kowbow and Kristine Beese are noted.
  • "Neal St. Anthony: Buca went wrong when ethics were off the table," Star Tribune, March 6, 2007. "[Hank] Shea, who now spends most of his time teaching business and legal ethics at the University of St. Thomas, said the lesson from Buca is 'that a good business model is not enough. The current management of Buca and the best business organizations show that you need an ethical culture to build a reputation and help foster success. You have to stand for something.'"
  • "Education notes," St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 6, 2007. "The University of St. Thomas held its annual St. Thomas Day on Saturday to honor recipients of its Humanitarian, Distinguished Alumnus, Professor of the Year, Tommie and Monsignor James Lavin awards. Here are the 2007 St. Thomas Day recipients:
    • Distinguished Alumnus: Tom Kennelly, of Napa , Calif., a retired attorney who once fought racketeering and organized crime under the late Robert Kennedy in Washington , D.C. Kennelly, 76, is a native of South St. Paul where he graduated from high school in 1947.
    • Humanitarian
      of the Year: Gary Ales, of St. Paul 's Macalester-Groveland neighborhood, for a life of service, especially through a service organization he founded called the St. Paul Friendship Club. Ales, who advised the Friendship Club for four decades, taught at St. Paul public schools for 37 years, from 1964 to 2001.
    • Professor of the Year: Dr. David Landry, of Roseville. An associate professor of theology, Landry has been teaching at St. Thomas for 16 years.
    • Monsignor James Lavin Award: Donald Peterson, of Mendota Heights. Peterson, who retired after 33 years in law enforcement, teaches criminal justice courses at St. Thomas and served on the Alumni Association's board of directors from 1989 to 1995.
    • Tommie Award: David Wierzbicki, of Shawnee, Kan., is majoring in financial management and business economics. One of 27 nominees and three finalists for the award, he has been involved with a host of activities and organizations during his St. Thomas years."