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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  • "Cashing In On After Christmas Clearance Sales," WCCO-TV, Dec. 26, 2007. "'Basically grown about 2 and a half percent from what I understand, some estimates as high as 3 and a half. But that's the lower end of what expectations were, and so while sales haven't declined, its not been a year to get excited about,' said John Sailors, an Assistant Professor of Marketing at the University of St. Thomas."
  • "The delicate balance between kindness and complicity," Star Tribune, Dec. 29, 2007. Dr. Stephen Heaney of the UST Philosophy Department wrote this op-ed column about Catholic teaching on homosexuality. (Not available online.)
  • "Obituary: Dr. James Fox made TV house calls," Star Tribune, Dec. 30, 2007. "The St. Paul native graduated from St. Paul's Cretin High School in 1939 and from the University of St. Thomas in 1943. … Fox believed that improved technology and advancements in computers would improve communications. So he helped establish the James Rogers Fox Communications Center at the University of St. Thomas, a multi-media learning center. He also worked with others to provide dispute-resolution services at the university."
  • "Business forum: Manners speak loudly about a business," Star Tribune, Dec. 31, 2007. "Of course there are organizations that have built their reputations on a culture of treating employees with respect and consideration, and that approach has extended to their customers and outside contacts. From my own exposure to organizations such as Target, Medtronic, 3M, the University of St. Thomas, Macalester College and H.B. Fuller, among others, it is apparent that they have gone a long way to project this feeling to employees and customers alike."
  • "Firm has the elements for success," Star Tribune, Dec. 31, 2007. The experts say: Prof. Lorman Lundsten, chairman of the marketing department at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, said he believes there's a potential for Oxygen Plus to develop a market for its products."
  • "MacPhail Center opens its shiny (and rusty) new home near the Mississippi," Star Tribune, Jan. 5, 2008. "The expansion program began in 2000 when MacPhail sold its LaSalle Avenue building to neighboring University of St. Thomas for $4 million, with which it launched a capital campaign."
  • "Burnsville elementary school gets new principal," Star Tribune, Jan. 5, 2008. "[Taber] Akin began his career as a third-grade teacher in Richfield. He graduated from Northland College and got his administrative license and master's degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of St. Thomas. He also is the public information officer for the Lakeville Fire Department."
  • "Benanav's big picture," Star Tribune, Jan. 6, 2008. " The big picture for Benanav, what he considers his greatest accomplishment, is a ward that he says has a better quality of life. Updated playgrounds, new neighborhood businesses, redeveloped industrial sites and a repaired relationship between the University of St. Thomas and its neighbors compose that picture."
  • "Week in review," Star Tribune, Jan. 6, 2008. " The University of St. Thomas survey found that the amount fetched by houses priced at $165,000 or less fell 9 percent in the third quarter of 2007, compared with the same period in 2006. Houses priced at $315,000 or more inched up in value by 0.4 percent in the same period. The author of the study expects declines to level off by fall."
  • "Shooter," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 9, 2008. Sports columnist Charley ("Shooter") Walters writes, "Among Jake Mauer's first games as manager of the Twins' rookie league Fort Myers club this year will be a March 20 exhibition against his alma mater, the University of St. Thomas, coached by Mauer's former coach, Dennis Denning, in Fort Myers, Fla. Mauer, brother of Twins catcher Joe, is the career hits leader in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and was inducted into the St. Thomas Hall of Fame last year."  
  • "Has Singapore Found the Secret to Satisfaction?" ABC News "20-20," Jan. 9, 2008. "To understand this sort of human contentment, Dan Buettner founded a global project called Blue Zones. He found that a liberal, tolerant, democratic society helps make Denmark the happiest country in the world. " Buettner is a St. Thomas alumnus.
  • "Teachers of the year span wide range of specialties," Prior Lake American, Jan. 10, 2008. Among the honorees is Alison Zak, who has a master's in education from St. Thomas.
  • "Eroding home appraisals latest blow to buyers, sellers," Star Tribune, Jan. 12, 2008. "'Values might have retreated more than the consumer might be willing to admit,' said Tom Musil, director of the Shenehon Center for Real Estate at the University of St. Thomas."  
  • Sid Hartman's column, Star Tribune, Jan. 13, 2008. The sports columnist writes: "Former Gophers offensive line coach Gordie Shawsaid he is waiting to hear from Colorado State as to whether or not the Rams will add him to their coaching staff. Meanwhile, Shaw is very interested in the St. Thomas coaching vacancy."
  • "Building projects see more bad debt," Star Tribune, Jan. 13, 2008. "The boom-bust cycle is affecting business and residential real estate, said George Karvel, a real estate professor at the University of St. Thomas. 'Our ability to forecast demand is so poor that we tend to facilitate overbuilding by making too many loans,' Karvel said. As real estate values plummet, banks may end up getting paid dimes on the dollar for some of their commercial real estate loans, he said."
  • "Amazing Minnesotans," KSTP-TV, Jan. 13, 2007. "On the Road With Jason Davis" profiles Paul Langenfeld, who will be presented the next St. Thomas Alumni Association Humanitarian Award at St. Thomas Day festivities in March.
  • " Metro home prices fell for first time in 20 years," Star Tribune, Jan. 17, 2008. "Tom Musil, director for the Shenehon Center for Real Estate at the University of St. Thomas, said that given the rapid price increases of recent years, a decline was inevitable."
  • "Women in engineering," interview with Betty Shanahan, CEO of the Society of Women Engineerings, and UST engineering student Kylie Bennett, "The Don Shelby Show," WCCO Radio, Jan. 16, 2008.
  • " CEO runs out of gas at Polaris," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 17, 2008. "Jack Militello, professor of management at the University of St. Thomas, sees such succession plans as solid strategy. 'It's fair to everybody including the candidate to see how the candidate stacks up against external candidates,' he said."
  • "Will Steger: Out of the Wilderness," Star Tribune, Jan. 19, 2008. The St. Thomas alumnus "has forsaken his solitary home in the North Woods, his refuge for decades. Now he's navigating crowded freeways and blitzing churches, schools, Rotary clubs -- any group willing to listen to his pleas to take the growing threat of global warming seriously and rethink how we live."