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.

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  • "Today's Business Radio," KSTP-AM Radio, May 12 and 14, 2009. Dr. Durwin Long and Mike Ryan of UST's Opus College of Business were guests on this show. Sam Zordich, an OCB adjunct faculty member and CEO of RAI Stone Group (formerly Stonegate Growth Strategies), hosts the program. It's also delivered via 30-minute podcasts at .
  • "Two Civil War veterans to be honored at Blue Earth cemetery," Faribault County Register, May 18, 2009. Also noted in the column: "There will be a couple of special [Memorial Day] remembrances  … . Three fallen soldiers will get special honors thanks to the efforts of a few local veterans.One of those is Richard Henry Krumm, a Blue Earth soldier killed in Vietnam on May 16, 1967. He was killed near the DMZ (De-Militarized Zone) along with three others. Krumm had joined the Marines shortly after his graduation from the [College of] St. Thomas. He told his friends and family that he joined the Marines because 'they did the real work' in the war. He signed on in March of 1966, and friends say that although he did become disillusioned with the war, he served honorably, and was awarded the Purple Heart. Krumm was a wrestler at Blue Earth High School, and his father has kept up a wrestling award in his name to this day."
  • "Society of Professional Journalists Citizen Journalism Academy," June 2009, The national Society of Professional Journalists promoted its Citizen Journalism Academy, hosted by UST and its student SPJ chapter June 13.
  • "Looking to the past," The Catholic Spirit, June 4, 2009. Father Marvin O'Connell, professor emeritus of history at the University of Notre Dame and a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, discussed his new book, Pilgrims to the Northland: The Archdiocese of St. Paul, 1840-1962. O'Connell is a Minneapolis native who taught at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul from 1958 to 1972.
  • "Seminary's new institute honors memory of noted biblical scholar Jerome Quinn," The Catholic Spirit, June 4, 2009. "An institute that honors the memory of biblical scholar Msgr. Jerome Quinn while strengthening academic excellence in the field of biblical studies has been established at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul."
  • Charley Walters' column, St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 7, 2009. The sports columnist writes, " It's rare exposure for an NCAA Division III baseball program, but a two-page color photo of University of St. Thomas players celebrating their recent national championship appears in the current issue of Sports Illustrated."
  • "Denny Hecker not ready to leave the stage just yet," Star Tribune, June 8, 2009. "'For Denny Hecker to reinvent himself and just relaunch is not possible,' said Chris Puto, dean of the business school at the University of St. Thomas. 'I know Denny a little. There's some goodness there. To reinvent himself, he would have to look inside, identify the positive, and introspect those elements that allowed him to fail. He needs to figure out what he needs to change. And, then, he will have to convince key individuals that he has changed.'''
  • "Special-interest money helped pay for lawmakers' portraits," USA Today, June 8, 2009. In Minnesota, transportation groups are among the donors to a law school professorship named for Rep. Jim Oberstar, D-Minn., chairman of the House transportation committee. Overall, about 20 transportation companies and industry groups are helpi
    ng to underwrite the James L. Oberstar Professorship of Law and Public Policy, according to a release by the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. Oberstar is an alumnus."
  • "Leading a cultural revolution," Star Tribune, June 8, 2009. " The expert says: Lorman Lundsten, chair of the marketing department at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, said Ressler and Thompson would do well to follow through on their idea of a brand overhaul. 'A brand is the label, the name of the product, so the brand in and of itself doesn't have any value at all unless it captures something about the product and crystalizes what people think about it,' Lundsten said. 'A classic example is Sears Diehard, which captures so much of what that battery does to make your car start.' That's the kind of value Thompson and Ressler need to aim for with their brand, and the challenge will be achieving that with CultureRx and the ROWE acronym, Lundsten said."
  • "Staffer's service honored," St. Cloud Times, June 10, 2009. A St. Cloud State University staff member has won a Sister Pat Kowalski Leadership Award. "The award is named in honor of Sr. Pat Kowalski, O.S.M., who served as director of community partnerships at the University of St. Thomas from 1992 until her death in 1999. It is awarded every two years."
  • "Open Letter to Wiley Prompts Quick Response," Library Journal, June 11, 2009. "On May 26 Linda Hulbert, associate director of collection management and services at the University of St. Thomas (UST), MN, wrote a public message to the liblicense and Serialist email lists including an open letter aimed directly at Wiley-Blackwell management and its board of directors after apparently getting little response to direct inquiries."