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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  • "A clash of civilizations?" Ammon News (Jordan), April 19, 2010. Dr. Terence Nichols, co-director of UST's Muslim-Christian Dialogue Center, contributed this column.
  • "St. Paul chief honors rowers who tried to rescue man in river," Star Tribune, April 20, 2010. "College rowers who participated in the rescue of a doomed urban explorer from the Mississippi River are among several who will receive a high honor from St. Paul Police Chief John Harrington. The Chief's Awards will be presented Wednesday to citizens 'for their valued and critical assistance to the St. Paul Police Department.' The brief ceremony will be held at the Western District Police Headquarters, 389 N. Hamline Av., with a reception to follow. Among the recipients will be University of St. Thomas rowers Danielle Assie, Jim Portmann and Kyle Smisek, and University of Minnesota rower Barry Gustafson."
  • See also: "Citizens get some respect," Star Tribune, April 21, 2010.
  • "An Irish poet on American literature," Minnesota Public Radio, April 21, 2010. Here's an interview with Irish poet Theo Dorgan, who recently was awarded St. Thomas' O'Shaughnessy Award for Poetry.
  • "Wrongful-death suit involving Stillwater college student to proceed," St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 21, 2010. Josh Gunderson was a St. Thomas student when he died last year during a spring break in Mexico.
  • "University of St. Thomas, the site of incivility at times, raises $1.2 million for an endowed chair in civil discourse,", April 21, 2010. Reporter Casey Selix inaugurated her higher education blog, "The Next Degree," with this story.
  • "Baylor law professor bids dramatic farewell to school, students," Waco (Texas) Tribune-Herald,  April 21, 2010. Professor Mark Osler is leaving Baylor for the St. Thomas School of Law.
  • Odeh Muhawesh, an adjunct member of the UST Theology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, was featured on the cover and profiled in a Middle Eastern magazine, "Nafertiti," recently. The articles were in Arabic. Last month he also was interviewed on an Arab-American TV show, "BelAhdan," which is aired on Twin Cities Public Television. Continue watching here and here.
  • "Seminaries sponsor drama on patron saint of priests, The Catholic Spirit, April 21, 2010. "'Vianney,' a drama about the life of St. John Vianney, who is the patron saint of priests, will be performed April 26 at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, by Leonardo Defilippis, founder and president of Saint Luke Productions and Luke Films. The performance is co-sponsored by the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity and St. John Vianney College Seminary."
  • "3M takes friendly rival DuPont to court over licensing fees," Star Tribune, April 22, 2010. "Fred Zimmerman, a retired business professor from the University of St. Thomas, isn't surprised. 'I've been a director for a few companies and worked with others,' he said. 'Corporate boards tend to regard it as a necessity to be vigilant about pursuing these things.'"
  • "Burnsville aerospace plant could see major expansion," Finance & Commerce, April 23, 2010. Herb Tousley, director of the Master of Science in Real Estate Program and the Shenehon Center for Real Estate in the Opus College of Business at St. Thomas, comments.
  • "Proud to be priests," The Catholic Spirit, April 25, 2010. Archdiocesan Catholic priests, some of whom work at St. Thomas, share the highlights of their work.
  • "Outside consultant," Star Tribune, April 25, 2010. Jonathan Seltzer, a marketing instructor in  the Opus College of Business, answers a reader's business question.
  • "Business Forum: Is MBA degree worth the time and money?" Star Tribune, April 25, 2010. Ronald Bosrock, founder and director of the Global Institute, writes, "The flagship program is probably the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Business, followed by several others including the University of St. Thomas, St. Mary's University, Hamline, Concordia and Augsburg, to name a few. In addition to the standard schools there are about 50 online MBA programs available."
  • "Alatus, buyer of Block E, in hunt to acquire small bank," Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, April 23, 2010. "Distressed operations have become an attractive source of investments over the past year, so Alatus’ move to buy banks makes sense, said Mike Sullivan, chief investment officer and associate finance professor at the University of St. Thomas."
  • "Minneapolis Grain Exchange sees futures in films," Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, April 23, 2010. "The Grain Exchange’s deal with TrendEx is a great opportunity, said Ameeta Jaiswal-Dale, associate professor of finance at the University of St. Thomas."
  • "Be a Better Parent: 101,", April 26, 2010. Dr. Carol Bruess, a family studies expert and author and associate professor of communication and journalism at St. Thomas, shares her thoughts on how to be a better parent.
  • "At 73, 'Father John' Forliti still in the game as Cretin-Derham Hall's girls JV lacrosse coach," St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 27, 2010. Forliti was vice president of student affairs at St. Thomas from 1985 to 1992.