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

  • "Sleep deprivation soars among college students," The California Aggie (University of California-Davis), Feb. 17, 2010. "In a recent study conducted at the University of St. Thomas in Minn. and released by the Journal of Adolescent Health, 70 percent of college students receive less than the eight recommended hours of sleep, choosing to engage in other activities."
  • "Spring to bring real test for Minnesota housing market," Star Tribune, Feb. 16, 2010. "What happens then could be a bellwether for the general state of the economy, said George Karvel, a real estate professor at the University of St. Thomas. 'You will not have an economic recovery in this country until you see some form of recovery in the housing markets,' Karvel said."
  • "Opus Holdings names Tom Shaver CEO of Opus North," Illinois Real Estate Journal, Feb. 17, 2010. "Shaver is 1984 graduate of the University of St. Thomas and holds a bachelor's degree in business management."
  • "Trekking with wolves," The New York Times, Feb. 21, 2010. Thomas Whisenand, a photographer who works in the Photo Services area of University Relations at St. Thomas, shot the photos for this New York Times travel section piece on the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in northern Minnesota. Be sure to check out the slide show.
  • "Group looks to scale Mount Kilimanjaro for kidney cancer aid," St. Cloud Times, Feb. 22, 2010. Jesse [Godzola], 33, is a real estate agent who lives in Sauk Rapids. A former University of St. Thomas cross country runner who has a master’s degree in history from St. Cloud State University, Jesse came up with the idea while on vacation in South Africa with Foley High School teacher and coach Gary Auer."
  • "St. Thomas blocks access to Star Tribune site over malware concern," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 22, 2010.
  • "Strib site deals with malware outbreak," Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, Feb. 22, 2010. "The University of St. Thomas posted a message on its Web site Monday after its IT department received 'numerous' reports of malware infections from people visiting The college temporarily blocked access to the Star Tribune Web site as a precaution."
  • "Star Tribune site hit by Sunday malware infection," MinnPost, Feb. 22, 2010. "Odds are you'd know if you were hit; according to University of St. Thomas admins, 'an antivirus software advertisement called Antivirus Soft pops up and cannot be closed.'"
  • "Mall authorities weighing options in wake of Rosedale brawl," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 22, 2010. "'Shopping centers like to fly under the radar,' said David Brennan, co-director of Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business. 'When people hear 'curfew,' the immediate response is, there must be problems.'"
  • "Can Facebook and Twitter harm your marriage?" WCCO-TV, Feb. 23, 2010. Dr. John Buri of the UST Psychology Department, author of How to Love Your Wife, explains and gives tips for marriage and social media.
  • See a text version of the story above, which appears on numerous CBS station Web sites in New York and elsewhere around the country.
  • "Will work for peace: Peace studies programs at Catholic universities, U.S. Catholic, Feb. 23, 2010. "[Heidi] Tousignant should know: As a driving force behind establishing justice and peace studies as a major at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1991, she's seen her classmates and other justice and peace alumni of UST go on to law, medicine, counseling, teaching, ranching, politics, and church work. Others have gone to work for governmental and nongovernmental organizations, including the American Refugee Committee, the Organization of American States, and the United Nations. Still others in recent years have gravitated toward work with Latino immigrants and the environment."