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, 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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  • "Twin Cities Rise gets a new CEO," Star Tribune, June 30, 2007. "[Von] Sheppard, who earned a master's degree from the University of St. Thomas, was a star athlete at St. Paul Central and played football at Nebraska."
  • "About their stories," Star Tribune, July 5, 2007. "These articles and photos were produced by the 19 high school students who participated in the ThreeSixty Summer Journalism Workshop at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul June 17-29. Some of their stories are also published today in the St. Paul Pioneer Press."
  • "Inked job applicants find tattoos taboo," Monterey County (Calif.) Herald, July 5, 2007.  "From an employer's view, 'some customers may be understanding, but a lot won't,' said Peter Ronza, a compensation and benefits manager at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., and a spokesman for the Society for Human Resource Management."
  • "HHS graduate spends semester studying at sea," Hudson (Wis.) Star Observer, July 6, 2007. "Sam Cari Jr., 21, graduated in 2004 from Hudson High School and went to the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. Instead of the traditional classroom setting this spring, he opted for a program that combines learning with traveling the world."
  • "Catholics about to breathe new life into Latin mass," Star Tribune, July 7, 2007. "But beyond traditionalists, 'it is hard to see that it will have any immediate impact,' said Don Briel, director of the Center for Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. 'There doesn't seem to be a huge demand for it in this region, but I suspect there might be some growing interest.'"
  • "Kate Parry: Is anyone going into journalism anymore?" Star Tribune, July 8, 2007. "Ifrah Jimale, originally from Somalia, is a returning intern. She is studying journalism as well as justice and peace studies at the University of St. Thomas. 'I have this bumper sticker that says 'Democracy Depends on Journalism.' I believe this and it is the reason I pursue journalism in good times and bad times,' Jimale said. She aspires to write about Africa. 'I hope to make society step out of their comfort zone because I'm going back to Africa and send back my work about what goes on in that part of the world,' she said. Jimale is reporting local news."
  • "Twin Cities housing slide picks up speed," St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 10, 2007. "Indeed, some housing experts eschew the term bust altogether. It's just too alarmist and unfairly connotes wholesale collapse, said George Karvel, a real estate professor at the University of St. Thomas College of Business. Karvel prefers the term "dramatic adjustment," a process he anticipates could take four years to work itself out."
  • "Good Question: Why is Friday the 13th Unlucky?" WCCO-TV, July 13, 2007. "'Some numerologists have looked at the number 12 as a complete number and 13 as incomplete,' said Dr. John Martens, a biblical scholar at the University of St. Thomas. There are 12 months in a year, 12 signs of the zodiac, 12 gods of Olympus, 12 tribes of Israel and the 12 apostles of Jesus. 'The one place where people at least look at the number 13 is The Last Supper,' said Martens."