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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  • "Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District / Schools chief says he plans to retire," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 30, 2007. Ben Kanninan, 61, earned his master's degree from St. Thomas.
  • "Blaine police chief to lead CriMNet," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 30, 2007. "[Dave] Johnson has more than 31 years of experience as a police officer. In addition to serving as Blaine police chief, he was director of police services for Brooklyn Park. He has also taught data practices, leadership and management courses for the BCA, William Mitchell College of Law, the University of Minnesota and the University of St. Thomas. Before becoming a police officer, Johnson served in the U.S. Army."  
  • "St. Paul Snow Emergency System / Snow towing patterns persist," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 2, 2007. Here's a map showing the largest numbers of towed cars during snow emergencies; the St. Thomas-Macalester neighborhood is one target.
  • "Sid Hartman," Star Tribune, Dec. 2, 2007. The sports columnist writes, "Mark Dienhart, the former Gophers athletic director and now a St. Thomas University vice president, said the $60 million donated recently to St. Thomas by Lee and Penny Anderson will be used toward a project combining the building of a student center as well as some on-campus facilities. The total cost is expected to be around $100 million. 'We're going to put in a brand-new student center, and then we're going to replace all of the athletic and recreational facilities on campus. So, it's kind of a big deal,' Dienhart said. Could this project result in the Tommies going Division I? 'Nope,' he said, 'the trustees took a look at that a couple of years back when we were talking about it and they said, in the short term, what they want us to do is put better facilities in and be even stronger at the Division III level.'"
  • "Everybody sing," Star Tribune, Dec. 2, 2007.   " St. Olaf isn't alone. Concordia College will sell about 20,000 tickets to its Christmas Festival -- at Moorhead and at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis. Concerts at Gustavus, Bethel, Luther, St. Thomas, Augsburg and other colleges will fill up. Add in shows by professional and community choirs and easily more than 100,000 people will ring in Christmas during the next two weeks with choral music -- a Minnesota phenomenon."
  • "Icy road claims Chanhassen teen's life," Star Tribune, Dec. 3, 2007. Purdue University freshman hockey player Andrew Jackson, who died on icy roads en route to a game on Saturday, is the brother of UST student Nicole Jackson.
  • "Small business: The life experience preservers," Star Tribune, Dec. 3, 2007. "Patricia Hedberg, associate professor of management at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, said Sagis Corp. has an intriguing idea. Companies can expect to lose institutional knowledge as baby boomers retire and as younger workers increasingly change careers."