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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  • "Tommies hockey coach retires after 23 seasons," Star Tribune, March 23, 2010.
  • "Living stations place actors, audience at Passion scene," The Catholic Spirit, March 23, 2010. One performance was held at St. Thomas.
  • "Top German envoy to be sworn in today," Star Tribune, March 23, 2010.
  • "After life-threatening illness, priest finds meaning in suffering," The Catholic Spirit, March 24, 2010. Here's a nice profile of UST theology professor Father J. Michael Joncas.
  • "And on and on," St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 25, 2010. "After four decades of coaching high school and college hockey teams, Terry Skrypek has retired. Skrypek never had a losing season in 40 years of coaching at Hill-Murray High School and, for the past 23 years, at the University of St. Thomas. He had more than 800 wins with the two programs and guided the Tommies to 22 regular-season and playoff championships in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference as well as two NCAA Division III championship games (2000 and 2005). Here, via e-mail, is Skrypek ... ."
  • "Obituary: Dr. Frank Preston known for integrity, talent," Star Tribune, March 25, 2010. In the 1940s, he studied pre-med at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul and was captain of the swimming team. He earned his bachelor's and doctorate at the University of Minnesota.
  • "Obituary: Theresa Lund," Star Tribune, March 25, 2010. Lund was the wife of former St. Thomas trustee Peter Lund.
  • "Fridley, Apple Valley college students to paddle north for research expedition," Sun Newspapers, March 25, 2010.
  • "Interfaith seder provides plenty of food for thought," Star Tribune, March 27, 2010. "The program was led by Rabbi Amy Eilberg from the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning at the University of St. Thomas and St. John's University."
  • "They're girls in motion, indeed," St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 29, 2010. "Jazzmin [Brooks] has participated in several programs she's learned about through her research. They include an engineering and science program at the University of St. Thomas and a talented-youth program at Macalester College."
  • "What role does philanthropy play in small business?" Star Tribune, March 29, 2010. John McVea, assistant professor of entrepreneurship in UST's Opus College of Business, explains.
  • "Baylor law professor Mark Osler leaving for school in Minnesota," Waco (Texas) Tribune, March 27, 2010.  
  • "Volunteering tour drops by Salvation Army," YNN cable news channel, Syracuse, N.Y., March 29, 2010.
  • "Collaboration, education are key to dealing appropriately with mental-health crises,", March 31, 2010. "On April 7, BSF and the University of St. Thomas are co-sponsoring the 4th annual public policy and mental-health conference, "Addressing Mental Health Issues in Underserved Populations: Lessons From Real Life." The keynote speaker is Cecile Watters Tebo, who heads the New Orleans Police Department mental-health swat team. She will speak about what she and her colleagues faced in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, when more people than ever faced mental-health crises at a time when there were fewer hospital and other resources to help them."
  • "Will 'Net discounts gain loyal diners?" Star Tribune, March 31, 2010. "'This is a new variation on sales promotion,' said Dave Brennan, a marketing professor at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. 'The money for the coupon is paid up front, and the discount is very heavy.'"
  • "Student essays: Being an American," Star Tribune, April 1, 2010. "The essay contest grew out of ThreeSixty, a collaboration of the Star Tribune, the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the University of St. Thomas, which trains high school students in journalism."
  • "High-end salon operates on the cutting edge," Finance & Commerce, March 31, 2010. “'They [Regis] are looking at a different customer in terms of not only affluence but what that customer is looking for when they go to a hair salon,' said Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul."
  • "Dooher re-elected president of Education Minnesota," Minnesota Sun Newspapers, April 1, 2010. Tom Dooher, 47, is a St. Thomas alumnus.
  • "Seminarian taps trees for syrup, theology," The Catholic Spirit, April 1, 2010. Seminarians tapped trees at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity.
  • "St. Paul-based Warners’ Stellian: Staying power," Star Tribune, April 6, 2010. "Bill Monson, director of the Center for Family Enterprise at the University of St. Thomas, who has counseled the board, said Warner's Stellian has beaten the odds: Only a third of family businesses survive into the second generation; about a third of those will survive into the third generation."