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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- "An Asmat way of thinking: Two Edina residents bring art to the University of St. Thomas," Edina Magazine, August 2008. Download a PDF.
- "Out of cash, Wilsons meets ‘slow death,’" St. Paul Pioneer Press, Aug. 15, 2008. "’They’ve been dying a slow death, and this is the culmination of it,’ said David Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul." http://www.twincities.com/business/ci_10208085
- "Dead last, but ‘still the fastest person in the Marshall Islands,’" MinnPost.com, Aug. 15, 2008. http://www.minnpost.com/jayweiner/2008/08/15/2988/dead_last_but_still_the_fastest_person_in_the_marshall_islands
- "Animal attractions (and other neat stuff)," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Aug. 18, 2008. Minnesota State Fairgoers are already remembering that UST gives away great totes. http://www.twincities.com/ci_10231398
- "Governor appoints Bunger to board," Mille Lacs County Times, Aug. 19, 2008. http://millelacscountytimes.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=819&Itemid=1
- "A lower legal drinking age?" St. Paul Pioneer Press, Aug. 20, 2008. The editorial notes, "Madonna McDermott, director of the student health service at the University of St. Thomas, said while there are problems with student drinking now, she fears it would get worse if the age limit were lowered. She said high-risk and binge drinking tends to peak at age 21, meaning 18- to-21-year-old kids are at higher risk. Their maturity and decision-making skills may not be ready for the challenge. She said St. Thomas spends a lot of time and energy trying to educate students and find them help if they need it. ‘As a health professional, I’m interested in their health,” she said of the students. "I just don’t think it’s a good idea.”’ http://www.twincities.com/opinion/ci_10247272
- "Bringing words from page to stage," Irish Times, Aug. 21, 2008. UST’s O’Shaughnessy Poetry Award merits mention abroad. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2008/0821/1219243749158.html
- "Technology aids the actuary’s art," Star Tribune, Aug. 20, 2008. "’Watching the current subprime problems unfold and spread, creating such economic problems, I could not help but to think that Wall Street has much to learn from actuaries,’ said Heekyung Youn, a mathematician who teaches actuarial science at the University of St. Thomas." http://www.startribune.com/business/27206694.html
- "Sustenance and the city: Permaculture, a growing international design movement, inspired a St. Paul gardener to transform her small, urban lot into a multifunctional mini-farm," Star Tribune, Aug. 20, 2008. "[Retired UST English professor] Mary Rose O’Reilley’s small city garden is only a few months old, but it’s already laden with enough ripening edibles to stock a farmer’s market stand." Be sure to check out the photo gallery of this glorious garden. http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/homegarden/27131469.html
- "Minnesota college rankings," Star Tribune, Aug. 22, 2008. http://www.startribune.com/local/27253064.html See also the companion story: "Students: Don’t get hung up on rankings." http://www.startribune.com/local/27252844.html