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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  • 5 p.m. newscast, WCCO-TV, April 28, 2003. WCCO covered UST student’s Katie Ortman’s Business 200 project, a hair-donation effort for Locks of Love. (Not available online)
  • “Arden Hills: Messages of hate spur college to take action,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 30, 2003. “Other colleges around the state have battled bias incidents in recent years, including St. Cloud State University, the University of St. Thomas and Macalester College.”
  • “Area colleges: Gusties remain titans of tennis,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 30, 2003.  The Gusties beat the Tommies for the MIAC title on April 26.
  • “Bethel College won't tolerate recent hate crimes,” Associated Press for Star Tribune, April 30, 2003.
  • “Workplace compassion helps Minneapolis woman deal with cancer,” Star Tribune, May 1, 2003. “Within the human resource industry, serious illness is a common topic as employers grapple with how to handle situations with compassion and fairness, said Phil Schechter, director of the Human Resource Management program at the University of St. Thomas' College of Business in St. Paul.”
  • “Speaker: Same-sex attraction can be overcome with Christ,” The Catholic Spirit, May 1, 2003.  “Father Donald Timone, who has been involved with Courage for nearly 20 years, spoke to the group in preparation for the national Courage conference, set for Aug. 7 to 11 at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.”
  • “Shooter: Klatt could become a Wild guy,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 1, 2003. Charley Walters’ column also notes, “Third baseman Jake Mauer Jr. is hitting .289, second best on the team, for the Twins' Class A Fort Myers, Fla., club, and the Twins are finding out he's a lot better player than they believed when they signed him after two All-America seasons at the University of St. Thomas.”
  • “Building the Boys of Summer,” The Rake, May 2003. Here’s a nice story about UST’s own baseball coaching legend, Denning Denning.
  • “Interstate highways are secret of some rural areas' success,” Wall Street Journal, May 2, 2003.  Dr. Fred Zimmerman, of Programs in Engineering and Technology Management, is quoted.,,SB105182654415922200,00.html
  • “Around St. Paul,” Star Tribune, May 2, 2003. Joe Kimball’s column includes the following: “Kinder cuts by Kelly: Mayor Randy Kelly wielded a scissors and made some deep cuts this week, but he wasn't slashing the city budget: He was cutting women's hair for charity. Thirty-seven women had their hair cut Monday at the event organized by University of St. Thomas student Katie Ortman. The hair -- more than 25 feet of it – was donated to Locks of Love, a national nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children who are suffering from hair loss for medical reasons.”
  • “Brief history of the MacPhail Center for Music,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 2, 2003. The column notes the 2000 agreement to sell the building to St. Thomas. 
  • “University of St. Thomas liturgist, author of 'On Eagles' Wings' is ill,” Star Tribune, May 4, 2003.