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 … ." No longer available on paper's Web site. 
  • "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." (This story no longer available on newpaper's Web site.)
  • "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 Ca
    tholic 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."
  • "Division III: Playing for the love of sports, not money," Star Tribune, Dec. 14, 2008. "This fall, [Tommy] Becker started games at linebacker for the University of St. Thomas. But like all Division III athletes, he receives no money for playing a sport. While they can receive grants and academic aid, Becker and other athletes who bounce back from Division I and II schools discover the reality of Division III sports. Many athletes will be paying back loans long after graduation."
  • "Business forum: Educational foundations key to growth," Star Tribune, Dec. 15, 2008. This column's author, Durwin Long, is assistant dean for executive and professional development in UST's Opus College of Business.
  • "Conservatives win court case in Va. church dispute," Maryland Daily Record, Dec. 23, 2008. "Valerie Munson, assistant director of the Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law, and Public Policy at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, said property disputes tend to be fact-specific and state laws governing them vary greatly. Still, she said, lawyers will look closely at Bellows' various rulings for specific points that might be persuasive in cases across the country."
  • " Minnesota greed: From white collars to prison stripes," Star Tribune, Dec. 25, 2008. "[Hank] Shea, who is now a fellow at the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership at the University of St. Thomas law school, said federal officials have made attacking white-collar crime a priority for good reason: It's a bigger problem than ever." This story also was distributed to Associated Press and was reprinted in dozens of papers throughout the country.
  • "NHL facilities crew puts trouble on ice,", Dec. 27, 2008. "Zach Cornwall isn't quite sure if facilities operations management is the field he wants to get into, but the 21-year-old is here anyway because [NHL Facilities Operations Manager Dan] Craig and his father used to work together and Craig needed an extra hand. Craig called Cornwall, 'my rookie.'Cornwall wasn't in Chicago for the first week of construction because he still had some schoolwork to finish up at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, where he is studying business."
  • "Achieving true inclusion," Asian American Press, Dec. 31, 2008.   "'Diversity's Challenge: Achieving True Inclusion' is the theme of the 21st annual Multicultural Forum on Workplace Diversity, a two-day national training conference that will be held March 3 and 4, 2009, at the St. Paul RiverCentre. Co-hosts are the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas and the Twin Cities chapter of the National Black MBA Association. … "
  • "Safe rides for you -- and your car: Twin Citians who go out and 'overcelebrate' now have options to get them and their vehicles home safely," Star Tribune, Jan. 2, 2009. "Judd and Mahmud subsequently opened up shop, the latter just after getting a degree in entrepreneurship from the University of St. Thomas -- where ReliaDrive still has an office."
  • "Leaders gather to search for budget solutions," WCCO-TV, Jan. 5, 2008. Dr. Fred Zimmerman, professor emeritus of engineering, was among those who gathered at Gov. Tim Pawlenty's "Government Reform Summit" Jan. 5.
  • "For the Brits, Vikings score one big yawn," MinnPost, Jan. 5, 2008. Dr. Mark Neuzil, who teaches journalism at St. Thomas, writes, "I don't know what it means, but an Urban Outfitter store on tony Kensington High Street was selling Packer and Bear jerseys, but nary a Viking sweater was to be seen on the rack. 'Although if they had Lion jerseys for sale, that would have been a real problem,' said Brian Woitte, a University of St. Thomas student from Eden Prairie."
  • "Student ready to make musical magic," Naperville ( Ill.) Sun, Jan. 8, 2009.  "A music professor at both Macalester College and the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., Mensah -- an ethnomusicologist, composer and master drummer -- has been working with Waubonsie's music students all week in preparation for the show   … . " This article also ran in the Beacon News, another Chicago-area suburban paper.,6_1_NA08_WAUBONSIE_S1.article
  • "Macy's to shutter Brookdale store," Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, Jan. 8, 2008. "Brookdale has been dying for a long time," said Dave Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas. Looking forward, Brookdale probably will have to pursue non-traditional mall tenants like Northtown Mall in Blaine has done in recent years, adding The Home Depot and L.A. Fitness, Brennan said."
  • "Around the town," Lake Elmo Leader, Jan. 8, 2008. "Dr. Michael Andregg [of UST's Justice and Peace Studies Department] will speak about "9/11: Conspiracy, Complicity, or Coincidence." There will be a review of about 30 minutes of evidence regarding the fall of World Trade Center Tower No. 7 and of intelligence agencies active behind the scenes, both of which raise questions about the official story regarding what exactly happened during 9/11/2001."
  • "Charley Walters," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 9, 2008. The sports columnist writes, "First-year University of St. Thomas football coach Glenn Caruso was one of only four NCAA Division III coaches invited to speak at this week's American Football Coaches Association national convention in Nashville, Tenn."