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.

The list below is by no means exhaustive.   If you see a story about St. Thomas and would like us to include mention of it, be sure to drop us a note at

  • "To the right and left, St. Kate’s says no," Star Tribune, Oct. 22, 2008. "It's not the first time a Twin Cities college has prevented a controversial figure from speaking on campus. The University of St. Thomas recently rejected a request by abortion opponent Star Parker to speak on campus. A year ago, St. Thomas canceled plans to have Archbishop Desmond Tutu to speak because of statements he made about Israel. It later rescinded its decision and Parker spoke on campus; Tutu spoke elsewhere."
  • "Is torture losing its shock value?" U.S. Catholic, Oct. 22, 2008. "Theological research doesn’t often include reading detailed accounts of torture, but it did for William Cavanaugh, now a professor of theology at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.  'I read account after account of people’s torture, and that’s what I did all day,' he says of his early work at the University of Notre Dame Center for Civil and Human Rights. 'It was a grim time.'"
  • "Will food follow fuel and drop in price?" KARE-TV, Oct. 22, 2008. "You could call it the 'sticky prices-situation.' And according to the experts, it's caused by several factors. Dr. David Vang, a professor at the University of St. Thomas, says one key reason for the high food prices is the uncertainty the prices at the pump are here to stay."
  • " Inver Grove Heights School District receives grant for twice-exceptional students," Minnesota Sun Newspapers, Oct. 23, 2008. "The grant will be administered by the University of St. Thomas and includes Inver Grove Heights, Bloomington, Woodbury and St. Paul schools."
  • " Charley Walters," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 24, 2008. The sports columnist writes, "The University of St. Thomas has the No. 1 NCAA Division III men's basketball team in the country, according to the Sporting News' preseason rankings. The Toms, who finished 23-5 last season and have back, are led by junior shooting guard Joe Scott, the son of former Gophers guard Kelly Scott."
  • "Restaurants," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 24, 2008. "128 Cafe in St. Paul is all about using local ingredients — now even in its kids' meals. The restaurant across from the University of St. Thomas has brought in Sweet Cheeks Baby Food. It's made by a St. Paul company that sells whole and pureed organic foods at the St. Paul Farmers' Market."
  • "Obituary: Michael Pohlen, 71, wide-ranging executive," Star Tribune, Oct. 24, 2008. "The Iowa native graduated in 1958 from what is now the University of St. Thomas with a bachelor's degree in mathematics. While at St. Thomas, he was a top student and an ROTC cadet."
  • "Dow ends day down 312, pushes average daily drop in October to 106 pts," KARE-TV, Oct. 25, 2008. "That means that most watched average of stock prices has lost an average of 106 points every day in October. At this rate the Dow will hit zero in less than three months. 'I don't think that's possible,' said David Vang, chairman of the finance department at the University of St. Thomas."
  • "Inside Track," Star Tribune, Oct. 26, 2008. "For [Sara] Gavin, PR work is in her blood. Her father, the legendary Quentin Hietpas, was a top corporate communications executive at Pillsbury, Control Data and the University of St. Thomas.
  • "For Bank Cherokee, a healthy slice of local banking," Star Tribune, Oct. 26, 2008.   "Ameeta Jaiswale-Dale, assistant professor of finance at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, said BankCherokee's avoidance of subprime lending and stepping back from construction lending were sound moves."
  • "Where do politics and literature intersect?" Minnesota Public Radio, Oct. 29, 2008.
    "The Irish scholar and critic [Declan Kiberd] has become known in Ireland for his literary scholarship, with a keen eye toward how writers influence and shape the wider culture. He's one of his nation's best known critics and intellectuals, and his writings and perspective have appeared often in the popular media too, in Ireland and abroad. He's in the Twin Cities to give the Hardy Memorial Lecture tomorrow evening at the University of St. Thomas. It's called 'What is my Nation? An Irish View of Politics and Literature.'"
  • "Very public tragedy brings seminarian closer to God," Catholic Herald ( Superior, Wis.), Oct. 30, 2008. "He's also a seminarian of the Superior Diocese. He's 20 years old and studies at St. John Vianney Seminary on the campus of the University of St. Thomas, where he is a sophomore.",Adam%2010.2008.html
  • " Fridley's Aveso is finalist for Tekne award," Minnesota Sun Newspapers, Oct. 30, 2008. "Minnesota Science and Technology Hall of Fame inductees … Earl Bakken, co-founder, Medtronic; Seymour Cray, founder, Cray Research; Richard P. (Rich) Daly, founder and president, Consatech, Inc.; H. Ted Davis, former dean, Institute of Technology, University of Minnesota; Charles M. Denny, Jr., former CEO and chairman, ADC; Dr. Bernice Folz, founder, Graduate Programs in Software, University of St. Thomas; William (Bill) W. George, former chairman and CEO, Medtronic; Larry Jodsaas, co-founder, PolarFab; William C. Norris, founder, Control Data Corporation; Lawrence Perlman, former CEO and chairman, Ceridian Corporation."
  • "Care of pond might be a shared responsibility," Pittsburgh ( Pa.) Post-Gazette, Nov. 1, 2008. Syndicated columnist Dr. Thomas Musil is the director of the Shenehon Center for Real Estate in UST's Opus College of Business.
  • "Twin Cities literary calendar for Nov. 2-8," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 1, 2008. "Heather Bouwman: Minnesotan introduces her young-adult fantasy, 'The Remarkable and Very True Story of Lucy and Snowcap,' with guest young-adult writers Lynne Jonelle, Mary Logue and Pete Hautman. 2 p.m. Saturday; Open Book, 1011 Washington Ave. S., Mpls. " and "[St. Thomas alumna] Julie Kramer: Minnesotan discusses her debut mystery, 'Stalking Susan,' during Valley Bookseller's Totally Criminal Cocktail Hour, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, $10, Dock Cafe, 425 Nelson St., Stillwater, 651-430-3385 for reservations; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, University of St. Thomas Bookstore, Murray Hall, 2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul."
  • "Kass Clinics: Their name is key," Star Tribune, Nov. 3, 2008. "The expert says:  Avinash Malshe, assistant professor of marketing at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, said he thought Kass Clinics' new name adds the medical credibility the company seeks to project. But it risks being so general that people not familiar with the business might not understand what it does, he said.
  • "Project Venture starts strong in second year," The ( Ely, Minn.) Timberjay, Nov. 3, 2008. "[Program director Brian] Ensign, who lives in Ely, is a student himself. While the Project Venture job is full-time, he is also working towards his Masters in Social Work at the University of St. Thomas, though a mix of online classes and a one weekend per month distance education program. He is also the co-owner of the Big Timber Coffee Shop in Virginia."
  • "Katherine's light still burning bright," Star Tribune, Nov. 4, 2008. "'[Katherine Olson, who was murdered last fall] loved educating Latino youth,' said [Olson's sister, Sarah] Richter, who is spearheading the benefit concert as part of her MBA studies at the University of St. Thomas. 'It's so important that people will benefit, even in her death.'"