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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  • "Minnesotan in Colombia leads yearly soccer pilgrimage," Star Tribune, July 22, 2009. "In 1988, Dan Skillings thought he left the state of Minnesota and the country for good. After spending the entire year in 1985 studying abroad in Colombia, Skillings met his future wife, Connie. And though he came back to graduate from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in international studies, one thing was certain: He was going to spend the rest his life in Colombia with Connie. Skillings soon began teaching at a K-12 school in Colombia when he was first introduced to soccer. He had never played the sport, but he couldn't help but enjoy the way his students loved it. So in 1989, the idea rushed into his head: Minnesota had just started a large soccer tournament during the summer. Why not take the kids on a field trip?"
  • "Ireland and Frank McCourt: A painful struggle continues," MinnPost, Aug. 3, 2009. Jim Rogers of UST's Center for Irish Studies explains.
  • "Shooter now," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Aug. 3, 2009. Sports columnist Charley ("Shooter") Walters writes, "John Nance, the former Gophers quarterback, has officially transferred to the University of St. Thomas, where he'll have four years of eligibility to play basketball." 
  • "Commentary: As with Favre, there's a late decision about future," Appleton (Wis.) Post-Crescent, Aug. 7, 2009. An incoming freshman Tommie compares his decision to Brett's.
  • "Minn. gets short end of TARP stick," Star Tribune, Aug. 8, 2009. "T'his is one more incident of Minnesota taxpayers paying more into the federal system than we're getting back in benefits,' said David Vang, chairman of the Finance Department at the University of St. Thomas."
  • "Doing what comes naturally: Saving lives," Star Tribune, Aug. 9, 2009. New police officer Tyrone Barze Jr. graduated from UST in 2008 with a B.A. in criminal justice.
  • "Marketing a start-up," Star Tribune, Aug. 10, 2009. Here's the weekly business question-and-answer column featuring experts from UST's Opus College of Business.
  • "Looking to engineer a resurgence," Star Tribune, Aug. 10, 2009. "The expert says: Dan McNamara, associate professor of decision science at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, said PPSI appears to be able to compete by creating value for customers in a manner that competitors cannot easily or cheaply copy."
  • "Mover: Odell Tuttle," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Aug. 9, 2009. Tuttl, chief technology officer of Healthland, Glenwood, has a graduate software engineering degree from St. Thomas.
  • "Significant Sleep Deprivation and Stress Among College Students, USA," Medical News Today, Aug. 10, 2009. This article, which has been picked up by dozens of online health sources, originally ran in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Study co-author Dr. Roxanne Prichard is an assistant professor of psychology at St. Thomas, where the study took place.
  • See also: "College students are sleep-deprived, stressed out," Science Centric, Aug. 10, 2009.
  • See also: "All Nighters No Fun for College Students," KSHB-TV, Kansas City, Aug. 11, 2009.
  • See also: "Stressed out college students losing sleep." Fox 47 TV, Lansing/Jackson, Mich., Aug. 12, 2009. See also: "Sleepwalking Students," Inside Higher Ed, Aug. 13, 2009.
  • See also: "The Root Cause Of College Sleep Deprivation,", Aug. 13, 2009.
  • "Good Question: Why Is There A Crime Gender Gap?" WCCO-TV, Aug. 10, 2009. "'It is incredible. To have more than 90 percent males in our prison, it's truly astounding,' said Dr. John Tauer, a Psychology Professor at University of St. Thomas."
  • "Outside consultant," Star Tribune, Aug. 10, 2009. Here's the weekly business question-and-answer column featuring experts from UST's Opus College of Business.
  • "Debate on MRI payments just one hurdle for reform," Milwaukee (Wis.) Journal-Sentinel, Aug. 11, 2009. "'It's the same old line - you are going to deny patients access to care,' said former Sen. David Durenberger of Minnesota, now chairman of the National Institute of Health Policy at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis."
  • "That old bracelet on Jack Mitchell’s wrist," Santa Rosa (Calif.) Press-Democrat, Aug. 12, 2009. "When the [POW-MIA] bracelet slipped off while he was swimming in a Minnesota lake, [Jack] Mitchell didn’t know anything about the man whose name was on it. 'I just didn’t want to lose it,' he said. So he dived down and searched the lake bottom again and again until he found it. He was wearing the bracelet at the University of St. Thomas when a student sitting next to him read the name and asked excitedly him if he knew who Cliff Cushman was. That was the moment Mitchell learned Cushman had been a a hurdler who won a silver medal in the 1960 Rome Olympics and narrowly missed qualifying for the 1964 Games."
  • "Polish festival makes its return," Star Tribune, Aug. 12, 2009. "The program will feature performers as young as 8 years old, as well as Ora Itkin, a professional pianist with the St. Paul Conservatory of Music and the University of St. Thomas."