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

  • "St. Kate's receives $1M annual gift for health care programs," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 9, 2008. "Recent Major Gifts To Minnesota Schools: $60 million: Lee and Penny Anderson, University of St. Thomas, 2007; $50 million: Anonymous, University of St. Thomas, 2008; $50 million: Best Buy founder Dick Schulze, University of St. Thomas, 2000 … ."
  • "Good Question: Should we have corporate parties?" WCCO-TV, Dec. 9, 2008.  "'It's a really interesting and difficult question," said Dr. Katherina Glac, an assistant professor of ethics at University of St. Thomas. 'It's so important to really keep this balance and acknowledge the different tensions and feelings people have on this issue.' "
  • " Forum calls for Obama to make Holy Land peace a priority," The Catholic Spirit, Dec. 9, 2008. " The administration of President-elect Barack Obama should make advancing peace between Israelis and Palestinians a top priority, according to national and local religious leaders from three faiths who participated in a dialogue on peace in the Holy Land Dec. 2 at the University of St. Thomas."
  • "Chaska private school teacher honored," Star Tribune, Dec. 11, 2008.   "Amy Gallus of Guardian Angels School is among those receiving the 2009 Distinguished Teacher Award from the Department of Elementary Schools of the National Catholic Educational Association. Gallus, 39, of Norwood Young America, has been at Guardian Angels since 2001 and has been teaching middle school since 1994. While teaching full time, she completed her master's and education specialist's degrees at the University of St. Thomas. Robert Bimonte, executive director of the association's Department of Elementary School, said Gallus and the other honorees represent 'the very best of Catholic education.'"
  • "Youth served at two ND colleges," Fargo Forum, Dec. 13, 2008.   "The University of Mary just named a 33-year-old to be the next president. The Rev. James Shea will begin leading the private Catholic college in July, when he's 34. … Shirley relies on mentors who have more experience to aid him as he makes decisions. He also attended a training academy for new university presidents put on by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. Shea plans to attend a similar training course at Harvard and will job shadow the president of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul."
  • "Faces," Duluth News Tribune, Dec. 14, 2008. "Several area students and alumni of University of St. Thomas will perform during the university's 21st annual Christmas concert "Hodie Christus Natus Est (Christ is Born Today)" today in Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis. The concert will be broadcast by hundreds of public television stations nationwide during the holiday season. Check local listings for broadcasts by your public television station.Among participating students are: J.R. Mackey, Grand Rapids, bass in liturgical choir; Josh Anderson, Hibbing, concert and men's choir; Katy Cassingham, Hibbing, concert and women's choir; Nikita Wilmers, concert and women's choir; and John Hillman, Duluth, concert and men's choir.The concert is a St. Thomas tradition and used to showcase the excellence of the university's music program. Concert proceeds benefit St. Thomas music ensembles' international performance tours."
  • "Stunning turnaround for St. John's Seminary," Boston Globe, Dec. 14, 2008. "'People really lost faith in the Boston church, and the leadership at the seminary at the time was not much appreciated by people in the surrounding area,'
    said Sister Katarina Schuth, a professor at the University of St. Thomas and one of the nation's leading scholars of Catholic seminary education. 'A number of seminaries are really small and hanging on by their fingernails, but St. John's was an anomaly for the rapid drop.'"
  • "A dim outlook for holiday sales," Southwest Journal, Dec. 15, 2008. "A survey conducted by staff at the University of St. Thomas determined that the average household would spend $663 on holiday shopping, down from $751 forecasted last year. More than half of the survey respondents said they would spend less on gifts this year, and just 4 percent said they would spend more."
  • "Maple Grove Guard soldiers part of historic deployment," Maple Grove Press & News, Dec. 14, 2008. "The 34th Infantry Division Band will also send 43 musicians for morale and ceremonial support, marking its first mobilization since World War II. … Trygve Skaar of Rosemount, who teaches tuba at the University of St. Thomas, will command the band."