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, and if links have expired, you’re welcome to purchase access to the stories or use a search engine such as Lexis Nexis, available on the UST Libraries’ Web site. In some cases, you’ll need to register on the publication’s Web site in order to access full text.
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- "Good Question: Will bankruptcy fix NWA’s problems?" WCCO-TV, May 31, 2007. "’The company itself gets to continue to exist,’ said Dr. David Vang, a professor of finance at the University of St. Thomas. ‘I would view this as a temporary reprieve.’" http://wcco.com/goodquestion/local_story_151215041.html
- "Neighborhood Events St. Paul / Engineering event for girls Sunday," St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 30, 2007. http://www.twincities.com/searchresults/ci_6023698
- "Minnesota native to lead KPMG," St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 31, 2007. "Minnesota native Timothy Flynn, 50, on Wednesday was named chairman of Amsterdam-based KPMG International, one of the world’s biggest accounting firms, with 113,000 partners and professionals worldwide and revenue of $16.9 billion last year. He will assume that post Oct. 1. A University of St. Thomas alumnus, Flynn started his career at KPMG’s Minneapolis office in 1979 and worked there until 1996. He became chairman and CEO of KPMG in the United States in 2005, as the accounting industry was trying to shake off the scandals of the Enron era." Flynn is a member of the St. Thomas Board of Trustees. http://www.twincities.com/searchresults/ci_6023927
- "Macy’s hopes Prince strikes youthful chord," Star Tribune, May 31, 2007. "’What we’ve seen is that the Macy’s brand really hasn’t connected well with loyal Field’s shoppers,’ said David Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas." http://www.startribune.com/535/story/1216177.html
- "Saturday’s Question: Why Do We Tell Little Lies?" CBS Saturday Early Show, June 2, 2007. WCCO is providing versions of its "Good Question" segments to its national network. This one features Dr. John Tauer, a social psychologist at the University of St. Thomas, who said, ‘Virtually nobody will say it’s a good thing to lie. The research indicates most of us lie far more often than we’d like to admit. Most people lie, on average, a couple times a day.’" For the original segment, see http://wcco.com/topstories/local_story_116230501.html. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/1998/07/08/earlyshow/saturday/main24345.shtml
- "Manufacturing needs knowledge workers," Star Tribune jobs supplement, June 4, 2007. "[Rick Meier of Meier Tool and Engineering] and several of his employees have taken the Mini-MBA program from the University of St. Thomas to better understand the needs of medical device customers." http://www.startribune.com/1757/story/1224053.html
- "Fresh out of college, no health insurance," Star Tribune, June 4, 2007. "Some colleges, including the University of Minnesota and, starting this fall, the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, require students to purchase a school health policy if they don’t have private insurance." http://www.startribune.com/462/story/1223139.html
- "Outside consultant," Star Tribune, June 4, 2007. http://www.startribune.com/535/story/1220970.html
- "Archbishop-elect John Nienstedt: ‘I do not come as a politician but as a priest…’" Star Tribune, June 5, 2007. "The Rev. David Smith, a theology professor at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, said he has heard many expressions of concern at the college. The postcard campaign is one sore point, he said. Another is Nienstedt’s beliefs about the origins of homosexuality, ‘which have no scientific support,’ he said." http://www.startribune.com/614/story/1225516.html
- "Strong winds, not storms, do damage in metro," KARE-TV, June 7, 2007. High winds felled a large boulevard tree on Summit Avenue, causing a power outage on and near the St. Paul campus. http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=256942
- "Final curtain call nears for musical trio," The Catholic Spirit, June 7, 2007. Liturgical musicians and St. Thomas alumni Father Jan Michael Joncas ’75, of the St. Thomas theology faculty, Marty Haugen ’91 and David Haas ’92 gave a concert June 10. http://thecatholicspirit.com/main.asp?Search=1&ArticleID=435&SectionID=33&SubSectionID=&S=1
- "Macy’s planning on more sales, ads," St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 8, 2007. "One of the things Macy’s changed last year was May’s focus on sales. ‘They’re trying to wean the customer off heavy promotional discounting,’ said David Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. ‘At least for the short term it’s created some real problems.’" http://www.twincities.com/searchresults/ci_6087766