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 blue 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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  • "Minnesota: Slow progress on jobs front," Star Tribune, May 20, 2010. "'What [factories] are doing is hiring back their favorite people, those who were loyal and dedicated that they had the misfortune of laying off during the lean times,' said Fred Zimmerman, a manufacturing expert and University of St. Thomas professor emeritus. 'They are probably doing some new hiring, but not all that much yet. Most of the manufacturers I talk to are seeing some gradual uptick in business. But the clouds surrounding the euro, the fun and games on Wall Street and the budget shortfalls of the state and the nation [are] fairly serious ... and create an additional level of uncertainly.'"
  • "Minneapolis eyes 2012 Democratic Convention," KIMT-TV (Mason City, Iowa), May 21, 2010. According to this Associated Press story, "A post-convention report prepared by a University of St. Thomas marketing professor said that brought $170 million in new spending to the area."
  • See also: "St. Paul's national convention in 2008 was so much fun, Minneapolis now wants a turn,", May 21, 2010.
  • See also: "Mpls. Bids to Host 2012 Democratic Convention," KSTP-TV, May 22, 2010.
  • "Twin Cities firms get ethics awards," Finance & Commerce, May 21, 2010. "The MBEA was established in 1999 by the Twin Cities Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals and the Center for Ethical Business Cultures at the University of St. Thomas.
  • See also: Editorial, St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 20, 2010. "The Center for Ethical Business Cultures, affiliated with the University of St. Thomas, focuses on creating 'ethical and profitable business cultures.' We congratulate three firms of varying sizes that were given the group's 2010 Minnesota Business Ethics Awards."  
  • "Young ALS Patients Come Together to End ALS with New National Campaign," New Mexico Business Weekly, May 21, 2010. Here's a story that was distributed nationally via PR Newswire. UST student Alex Grausnick, who has ALS, is part of a campaign to educate people about the disease.  The story also appeared on and in a variety of other online outlets.
  • Sports roundup, St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 22, 2010. "No. 5-ranked St. Thomas split two games and saw its baseball season end at the NCAA regional tournament in Whitewater, Wis. The Tommies (35-9) edged Carthage 7-5 but lost 5-4 to No. 3-ranked Wisconsin-Whitewater."
  • Religion column, Star Tribune, May 22, 2010. "Swan song / When people say that Robert Strusinski took the University of St. Thomas' liturgical choir a long way, they're not just speaking metaphorically."
  • "How can I market a green business online?" Star Tribune, May 23, 2010. Here's the weekly business advice column featuring experts from UST's Opus College of Business.
  • "Cycle of criticism can kill a marriage," Detroit Free Press, May 23, 2010. "If you want to kill your marriage quickly, cheat. If you want to bludgeon it to death slowly, criticize. So says Dr. John Buri, a professor of psychology at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn."
  • "Priest-composer sees faith with new eyes," American Catholic, May 24, 2010. Here's a Catholic News Service-distributed story about St. Thomas' Father Jan Michael Joncas. The story also was carried by the Catholic Review of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
  • "Today a tamale shop, tomorrow the world: Garcias build Mexican food empire," Finance & Commerce, May 25, 2010. "Part of the duo’s boost came from the University of St. Thomas, which sent business school students to La Loma to make the shop into a case study of cost analysis. That’s when the Garcias got a better view of true product costs and other expenses."