UST in the News

UST in the news

Here’s a roundup of recent stories of interest that mention St. Thomas.

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  • “Abuse cases pose threat to worship, experts say,” The New York Times, April 6, 2003. The article quotes extensively Dr. Patrick Schiltz of the UST School of Law.
  • “Observing Lent in Rome: Daily pilgrimages to Station churches,” The Catholic Servant, April 2003. UST alumna Annamarie Cumpston Adkins, a Rome correspondent for this national Catholic newspaper, is living in Rome while her husband, UST alumnus Jason Adkins, attends graduate school there. In her column, Annamarie describes the couple’s Lenten devotion of attending daily Mass in a different church each morning. (Not available online.)
  • “What we believe: Minnesota business leaders speak out,” Star Tribune, April 13, 2003.
  • “St. Paul Seminary honors three priests,” The Catholic Spirit, April 17, 2003.
  • “Around St. Paul,” Star Tribune, April 18, 2003. Joe Kimball’s column includes “Ron Clark, retired editorial page editor of the Pioneer Press, will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree from the University of St. Thomas on Tuesday in recognition of his distinguished four-decade career in journalism. Clark, 59, resigned from the paper last month to concentrate on his battle against non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
  • “David F. Durenberger: Go after root cause to cure what ails health system.” Star Tribune, April 18, 2003.  Here’s an op-ed piece by Durenberger, a U.S. senator from 1978 to 1995. He heads the National Institute of Health Policy at the University of St. Thomas. He also will chair a Governors Task Force on Health Care in Minnesota.
  • “Showtime family calendar,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 18, 2003.
  • “Soft skills,” Star Tribune, April 20, 2003. Laura French’s “Working” column notes,
    “If you're convinced that your non-technical skills need improvement, what do you do? Formal education is one alternative. The University of St. Thomas, for example, offers certification programs in a range of business specialties from accounting to venture capital.”
  • “Metro rail,” Star Tribune, April 21, 2003. This column includes a mention of UST public safety officer Randy Scott, who with his brother, Russell, who are woodcarvers and family members of U.S. military members serving in Iraq.
  • “Weekly planner,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 21, 2003.
  • “Teacher, students put robot to work,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 21, 2003. Here’s a nice profile of Kim Rotty, a teacher at Hastings Middle School; she has a master’s in teaching from St. Thomas. https://www.twincities.
  • “Barry D. Cytron: Steadfast Nazi hunter Wiesenthal gives himself a break,” Star Tribune, April 22, 2003. Here’s an op-ed piece by Rabbi Barry Cytron, who directs the Jay Phillips Center for Jewish-Christian Learning, a partnership of St. John's University and the University of St. Thomas.
  • “Dennis Frandsen: Big-time entrepreneur, small-town guy,” Star Tribune, April 22, 2003. Frandsen received the John F. Cade Award April 23 from the John M. Morrison Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas.
  • “Health care crisis continues,” “Midmorning Show,” Minnesota Public Radio, April 22, 2003. Interviewed was David Durenberger, former U.S. Senator from Minnesota and chairman of the St. Thomas-based National Institute of Health Policy. He also chairs or serves on state and national commissions that examine the problem of access to health care.
  • “Rush City, Minn.: Luck, Wis., farm boy becomes entrepreneur,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 23, 2003. The Associated Press picked up the Star Tribune story above, and it was posted in the Pioneer Press.
  • “Area colleges,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 23, 2003. Tim Leighton’s sports roundup includes the following: “Former Augsburg assistant Thanh Pham was recently named coach at the University of St. Thomas. He was Augsburg's interim and co-head coach from 1998 to 2000. He also coaches in the Junior Olympic program.”
  • “Spirit in Work conference focuses on Faith,” The Catholic Spirit, April 24, 2003.
  • “The Big IV: preps weekend,” Star Tribune, April 25. UST hosted the annual St. Thomas Invitational, a high school track-and-field meet.
  • “Historian and author Howard Zinn,” on Minnesota Public Radio’s “Midday” show, April 25, 2003. MPR rebroadcast Zinn’s April 23 talk at St. Thomas.
  • “A question of faith: Is there life after death?” Star Tribune, April 26, 2003. Among those weighing in on the question: Rabbi Barry Cytron, director of the Jay Philips Center for Jewish-Christian Learning, a joint venture of UST and St. John’s University, Collegeville.
  • “Single-family homes popular in community associations,” Star Tribune, April 26, 2003. "’The increasing popularity stems from people wanting more than just a home on a plot of land,’ said George Karvel, distinguished chair in real estate at the University of St. Thomas.”
  • “Literary calendar,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 27, 2003. Includes “Speak-Out: Twin Cities writers, including Emily Carter, Heid Erdrich and Wang Ping, take part in a forum exploring the relationship between reading, writing and political dissent, sponsored by the Loft's Speakeasy Magazine. 7 p.m. Thursday; Birchbark Books, 2115 W. 21st St., Mpls.” Erdrich is a St. Thomas English faculty member.
  • “Marriage started out with rich wedding memories,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 27, 2003. The Pioneer Press’ wedding column features a St. Thomas alumna, Desiree Parent, this week.
  • “Guthrie says new theater will have dramatic economic impact,” Star Tribune, April 27, 2003. George Karvel, of the Shenehon Center for Real Estate Education at UST, and Dr. Mel Gray, of the UST Economics Department, are quoted.
  • “Business forum: Beyond coping/At 75, Courage Center helps disabled -- and society,” Star Tribune, April 27, 2003. “A January survey by Twin Cities Business Monthly magazine rated Courage Center as having the second-highest nonprofit reputation in the state of Minnesota, behind only the Mayo Foundation and in such distinguished company as United Way, Children's Hospitals and the University of St. Thomas.”
  • “St. Paul: Search for Macalester attacker continues,”  St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 28, 2003.
  • In Boston, church seeking a savior could get Twin Cities' Archbishop Flynn, Star Tribune, April 28, 2003. "’Archbishop Flynn has said many times it's not a job he wants – probably a job that nobody really wants,’ said Donald Briel, who heads the Center for Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.”
  • “Sex assaults by strangers rare at Twin Cities campuses,” Star Tribune, April 29, 2003.
  • “St. Paul: After rape, schools step up security,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 29, 2003.