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

  • "Ask the expert: What are 'social media' and how can businesses use them?" Star Tribune, March 15, 2009. Here's the weekly business question-and-answer column featuring experts from St. Thomas' Opus College of Business.
  • "Even now, you can score a raise," Wall Street Journal, March 15, 2009. "Before asking for a raise, educate yourself as much as possible about the health of your company and any limitations your boss may face, says Peter Ronza, director of compensation and benefits at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn."
  • "Bare bones necessity has a lot going for it," Walla Walla (Wash.) Union-Bulletin, March 15, 2009. The columnist writes, "A sculpture entitled The Entrepreneur stands in a courtyard on the University of St. Thomas’ downtown Minneapolis campus. The Entrepreneur is chiseling himself out of stone. … The Entrepreneur gets one lucky break, he starts as more than simply stone, but stone from which a pair of hands already protrude. What he does with them, he gets to choose."
  • "Literary event of the week," St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 15, 2009. "And on April 17, O'Shaughnessy Award-winning Irish poet Mary O'Malley will read from her work in a program presented by the University of St. Thomas Center for Irish Studies at John Roach Center auditorium (near the corner of Summit and Cleveland avenues, St. Paul)."
  • " Regulatory slack wed to greed put us in this mess," Star Tribune, March 16, 2009. "[Columbia Law School professor John] Coffee headlines a heavyweight panel at 4 p.m. Thursday at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis that is open to the public ( ethicalleadership). It's called: 'Our National Challenge: A Blueprint for Restoring the Public Trust.'"
  • "Encore Extra: Luck of the Irish: Celebrating St. Paul's heritage," KARE-TV, March 14, 2009. KARE-TV reran this "Extra" featuring an interview with Jim Rogers of UST's Center for Irish Studies. " St. Thomas is one of the few places in America where you can learn the native tongue of Ireland for college credit. And, it holds one of the largest collections in the world of Irish books and manuscripts. 'People are beginning to catch on that there's something really fascinating, really interesting about Ireland and it's nice to bring this into the classroom,' Jim Rogers, Managing Director for the UST Center for Irish Studies. Ironically, the founder of the college, Archbishop Ireland, put an end to the St. Patrick's Day parade in 1906."
  • "Whipping up kitchen dreams," St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 15, 2009. "'Trying to establish a base in a weak sales period is very difficult unless you can offer terrific sales or unique appliances,' says Dave Brennan, co-director of the Institute for   Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas. 'But it sounds like, from a brand standpoint, they are really well-positioned.'"
  • "Education notes," St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 15, 2009. "The University of St. Thomas celebrated its annual St. Thomas Day on March 7 and presented honors to five people: Stephen Nachtsheim, of Atherton, Calif., a computer pioneer who co-founded the university's quantitative-methods and computer science program and went on to a long career with Intel Corp., received the Distinguished Alumnus Award; Daniel Saad, of Prior Lake, who in 1995 founded the Safe Haven Shelter for Youth in Prior Lake, was named Humanitarian of the Year; Dr. Mark Stansbury-O'Donnell, of St. Paul, a professor of art history and chairman of the art history department, was named Professor of the Year; Mike Feltault, of Minneapolis, received the Monsignor James Lavin Award for his service to the alumni association; and James Ewer, of Lakeville, received the Tommie Award as a senior who exemplifies the ideals of the university."
  • "WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee," WCCO-AM Radio, March 16, 2009. Here's an interview about AIG executive bonuses with UST professor emeritus Dr. Fred Zimmerman – source of endless classic quotes and comments – and this time is no exception. About the stipulations for bonuses in AIG executive contracts: "That's a crock of pet
    rified buffalo dung." About the need for treasury leadership that inspires confidence: "We had one guy that looked like an undertaker and another guy that looked like a hairdresser … we need people that look like they're in charge. … (Treasury Secretary) Tim Geithner doesn't look like he could sell cold beer to a softball team."