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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  • "Waconia High School announces hall of fame class," Waconia Patriot, May 12, 2010. Among the honorees: Dr. Berenice Bleedorn. "During her career, Bee founded the Institute for Creative Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, where she developed courses on creativity in business, education, and futures studies."
  • "A St. Paul recovery? Looks like it," St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 13, 2010. "University Of St. Thomas / Work is scheduled to be finished this summer on the $52 million Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex, in time to open ahead of schedule for the fall semester. Expect work to be under way this month on the $66 million Anderson Student Center with completion targeted for around the end of the year. The price tag for the hefty investment was funded by the largest capital campaign ever by a private Minnesota college or university."
  • "Mortgage rates sink further, but it might not help sales much," Star Tribune, May 14, 2010. "George Karvel, a real estate professor at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, said the interest rate decline is too small to save home buyers any significant amount of money on new mortgages, and probably does not represent a significant downward trend in rates."
  • "Local college grads up against tough employment odds," KARE-TV, May 14, 2010. "Jennifer Kaysen Rogers, the employer relations specialist at the University of St. Thomas, says last year's job outlook was grim. That's not exactly the case this year. 'It is thawing out, that's what I'd like to say, definitely thawing out,' Rogers said."
  • "Mover of the week: Lawrence T. Potter Jr., Allegheny College," Erie (Pa.) Times-News, May 16, 2010. "Lawrence T. Potter Jr., Ph.D., has been appointed chief diversity officer, associate dean and professor of English at Allegheny College in Meadville. Potter will be a member of the college's administrative executive committee. "
  • "Homeroom: For Gates Scholars, the future is brighter," St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 16, 2010. "Gao Thao said if not for the scholarship, she would attend the University of Minnesota this fall. But she's using the award to enroll at the University of St. Thomas, where she plans to study engineering. Gao Thao, the eldest of six, will be the first in her family to go to college."
  • Sports briefs, Star Tribune, May 16, 2010. "Tommies beat Cobbers: Tom Wippler hit the game-winning homer in the first game against Concordia (Moorhead), then drove in six runs with two homers and a double in the second game against Augsburg as St. Thomas stayed alive with a pair of elimination-game wins Saturday at the MIAC baseball playoffs in Dundas, Minn. The 7-6 and 17-1 victories by the Tommies set up a rematch between Augsburg and St. Thomas at 1 p.m. Sunday for the MIAC title and the automatic berth into the NCAA playoffs.
    "Tommies sweep in track: The St. Thomas track and field teams swept the MIAC outdoor championships for the third year in a row, running away with both the men's and women's titles at St. Mary's University in Winona. The men scored 178.5 points to outdistance runner-up Hamline (155 points), Bethel (109), St. Olaf (87) and Augsburg (77). The UST women picked up 168 points to beat runner-up Gustavus by 25.5 points. St. Benedict (89), Concordia (Moorhead) (88) and Bethel (81) rounded out the top five. Tommies freshman Eyo Ekpo earned a pair of conference titles, winning the long jump and the triple jump, while Bethel's Marie Borner and Carleton's Simone Childs-Walker were also double winners. Borner posted NCAA automatic-qualifying marks in sweeping the 800 and 1,500, while Childs-Walker cruised to victories in both the 5,000 and 10,000."
  • "D-III Baseball Regional Selections Released,", May 17, 2010. Look for the Tommies here.
  • See also: "U of St. Thomas building $66 million ‘living room,’" Finance and Commerce, May 18, 2010.
  • Sports briefs, St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 17, 2010. MIAC players honored: St. Olaf catcher Tyler Jones was named most valuable baseball player in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, and St. Thomas' Alison Wright was named MIAC player of the year in softball.
  • "Thone, Tommies win national title," Woodbury Bulletin, May 17, 2010. "Woodbury resident Tom Thone had a major hand — or, should we say glove... and stick.... — in helping his University of St. Thomas lacrosse team win its second-straight Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) Division II National championship on Saturday, May 15 in Denver, Colo. 'I’m on cloud nine,' Thone said."
  • "Bringing down Twin Cities businessman Tom Petters, Star Tribune, May 19, 2010. "Caplan made his first extensive public comments about Coleman and the Petters case in a panel appearance on white-collar crime sponsored by the Minnesota chapters of the Turnaround Management Association and the Association for Corporate Growth. Panelists included Assistant U.S. Attorney John Marti, who helped prosecute Petters, and former federal prosecutor Hank Shea, who is a business ethicist at the University of St. Thomas."
  • "Tampa expects cash influx in millions from 2012 GOP convention," St. Petersburg (Fla.)Times, May 18, 2010. "And the impact hit strongest outside St. Paul, the site of the convention complex. 'It was more to Minneapolis and Bloomington and other venues,' said Dave Brennan, a professor at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis who conducted the study. 'That was because of all the security issues around the convention center.'"
  • "Wright on the money: Pewaukee native shining," Lake Country Reporter (Hartland, Wis.), May 19, 2010. "Finishing up her senior year at the University of St. Thomas (Minn.), Alison Wright's high school and college days have flown by, but not without notice.She just became the all-time hits leader in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC)."
  • "Rochester 'perpetual learner' enjoys life by degrees," Rochester (Minn.) Post-Bulletin, May 19, 2010. Here's a story about 75-year-old Dr. James Garber, a UST student who graduates with his sixth academic degree on Saturday.
  • "Applying Business Principles to Healthcare," Star Tribune, May 19, 2010. Here's an advertorial run in the Star Tribune's Jobs section. "This is a degree for people with broad-based goals," says Jack Militello, director of the healthcare MBA program at the University of St. Thomas. He explains that an MBA is the basic 'calling card' for any business manager. But a healthcare MBA goes a step further because students explore how this business foundation can be used to address the complex challenges faced by healthcare leaders."
  • "ACG Announces ACG Cup Competition 2010 Winners," Reuters News Service fed this business wire story, May 20, 2010. UST's Opus College of Business is among the winners.
  • "Rauenhorst family buys a chunk of Opus Northwest," Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, May 19, 2010. "Opus Design Build will be based in Minnetonka and have offices in Denver and Kansas City. Dave Bangasser will be the president and CEO. Bangasser was previously vice president, project management for Opus Northwest. He’s been with Opus since 1981 and has been responsible for a variety of projects including UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s headquarters expansion, projects at the University of St. Thomas and the Cargill offices at Exselsior Crossings in Hopkins."
  • "Opus Streamlines, Rolls Up $300M of Assets,", May 20, 2010. "Opus Design Build LLC will be headquartered here and will maintain offices in Denver and Kansas City. It will be headed by Dave Bangasser, president and CEO, who previously served as VP, project management for Opus Northwest. Bangasser has been engaged in design-build project management with Opus since 1981, with responsibility for projects including the UnitedHealth Group headquarters expansion, the University of St. Thomas, the Cargill offices at Excelsior Crossings and the Armed Forces Reserve Center Complex in Cedar Rapids, IA."