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

"Where are they now - Mollie Pattyn," KARE-TV, May 12, 2009. KARE's updates on its former Athletes of the Week include this UST alum. See video here:

"On and on," St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 13, 2009. "University of St. Thomas athletic teams have pulled off an impressive accomplishment, capturing Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference All-Sports Competitors trophies for the second consecutive year." Tommies AD Steve Fritz comments.

"John Spry: If Minnesota were serious about growth, we'd widen the tax base and lower the rate," St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 13, 2009. Here's an opinion piece by Spry, an associate professor in UST's Opus College of Business at and a member of the Governor's 21st Century Tax Reform Commission.

"Metro home sales show signs of improvement," LaCrosse (Wis.) Tribune, May 13, 2009. According to this story by the Associated Press, "While that's down more than 25 percent from a year ago, a University of St. Thomas real estate professor said a higher number of foreclosure sales and sales where the lender forgives part of the loan are bringing the median down."

"Pickup games build skills, character," Star Tribune, May 14, 2009. Here's how coach and psychologist Dr. John Tauer views youth sports.

"Mark Sembrowich Named Head Coach at Academy of Art University,", May 15, 2009. "Sembrowich, 43, previously served as the Recruiting/Academic Coordinator at Stanford during the 2008-09 campaign. … A 1992 graduate of the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, Minn.), Sembrowich was a two-time letterwinner in football, playing defensive back."

"Ecolab: Fewer products, more profit," Star Tribune, May 17, 2009. "'When pagers came out with Motorola back in the '80s, they had every color and variety known to mankind,' said John Olson, a University of St. Thomas professor who studies company operations and supply chains. Motorola later reduced the number of product choices, which 'makes their life and the manufacturing world easier,' Olson said."

"Flexibility aids her doggone business," Star Tribune, May 17, 2009. " The expert says: David Deeds, Schulze chair in entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, said Murman's new promotions and services are good moves in this economy. 'You've got to find a way to develop new demand to replace the declining demand ... to a get a little more out of your customers,' Deeds said. 'The other thing is figuring out [how to] lower the cost to the customer without substantially lowering the price. The day care is an example. It may be lower revenue [than overnight boarding] but hopefully a higher-margin service.'"