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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  • "Hall of fame comes calling for Wayzata sailor," Minnesota Sun Newspapers, June 11, 2010. "[Holland 'Cappy'] Capper is a coach for both the University of Minnesota and University of St. Thomas sailing teams." 
  • "Depressed land prices still haven't recovered," Star Tribune, Jun3 13, 2010. "Most local real estate industry players and experts, however, don't believe such hyper-distressed land prices are likely to last forever, according to a recent survey by the University of St. Thomas."
  • "Minn. Friends Film, Upload Viral Video Parody," WCCO-TV, June 13, 2010. "Maggie [Thompson] and Amanda [Schultz], who just got done with her junior year at the University of St. Thomas, wrote the parody's chorus and bridge, while Luke handled the rap done by Snoop Dogg in the original."
  • "The power of a soccer shoe," Star Tribune, June 13, 2010. Kevin Winge, executive director of Open Arms Minnesota, writes: "Now, 11 years later, hundreds of Minnesotans have traveled to South Africa and been exposed to the issues and work that is happening in the township of Guguletu. The organization I work for, Open Arms of Minnesota, provides food and nutrition for people with HIV/AIDS. Members of Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Church created a nonprofit called Arm in Arm in Africa to address other needs in South Africa. The House of Hope Presbyterian Church in Saint Paul became a supporter of Rev. Xapile. And the University of St. Thomas and the University of Minnesota have involved the community of Guguletu in their study abroad programs."
  • "After a start-up is established: then what?" Star Tribune, June 13, 2010. Here’s the weekly business-advice column featuring answers by faculty experts from UST’s Opus College of Business. Mark Spriggs, chair of the Entrepreneurship Department, is this week’s expert.
  • "CD review: Minnesota Orchestra," Star Tribune, June 13, 2010. "But the tide may be turning, thanks largely to the work of musicologist Benjamin Korstvedt (formerly of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul), who in 2004 published the first modern edition of the 1888 score. It is Korstvedt's text, sometimes strikingly unlike the familiar version of 1878-80, that Osmo Vänskä has chosen for his just-released recording with the Minnesota Orchestra."
  • "Robinson takes first in triathlon," Pharos Tribune (Logansport, Ind.), June 13, 2010. "Winning the [River City Triathlon] women’s division and finishing 18th overall with a time of 1:17:23 was 24-year-old Anne Marie Iddins from Minneapolis, Minn. Iddins was visiting her father who lives in Fort Wayne and came to town for the race. Though she came in as the first female she admitted that a part of the course gave her problems. 'I’m a runner, so any time I compete in a triathlon I usually have troubles in the water and it’s a bit discouraging to get out and be so far back, but that pushes me to catch people the rest of the way,' she said. 'I’m always glad when I get off the bike.' Iddins is a former college runner for the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota and is used to running with less-than-ideal conditions. 'In college we used to run in the mud quite often. I wish I would’ve worn some spikes instead of tennis shoes but everyone was dealing with the same conditions,' she said."
  • "Iron Range public works clash reflects DFL vs. GOP schism," Finance & Commerce, June 11, 2010. "In a 1999 article for the William Mitchell Law Review, current University of St. Thomas law Professor Neil Hamilton argued the agency’s structure was unconstitutional, because it blended and confused legislative and executive powers."
  • "Simon finishes sixth in swim marathon," Janesville (Wis.) Gazette, June 14, 2010. "Phase two of Samantha Simon’s quest to earn the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming was a success. The Janesville native finished sixth overall Saturday at the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim, including third in the women’s division. The 28.5-mile swim was a full counter-clockwise lap around New York City via the East, Harlem and Hudson rivers. Simon, who will be a junior at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., finished with a time of 8 hours, 10 minutes and 41 seconds. … At 20 years old, Simon was the youngest competitor in the field." 
  • "'Papa Joe' isn't showing his age," Star Tribune, June 14, 2010."Of course, [Joe] Warren is no longer the young man who enjoyed multi-sport stardom at Trinity High in Bloomington and the University of St. Thomas." 
  • "Boys State: Let the learning begin," Marshall Independent, June 14, 2010. "Hank Shea, a professor at the University of St. Thomas, told the boys how he wore braces through his junior and senior years and had to wear an apparatus around his head during the day, even when he went to camp where other kids made rude comments about it. He asked the Boys Staters how they should react in a situation like that: be quiet, or say something to stop the situation. Shea, a federal prosecutor for 20 years, took questions from the boys about the discrepancies in sentencing and the lengths of the sentences. 'Most of the problems are from those addicted to drugs,' Shea said. 'Some people need to be locked up, but the vast majority can be rehabilitated.'  How that will be handled in the future was up to the boys, he said. 'I'm looking at the leaders of our communities right here in this room,' Shea said."
  • "Matt Rauenhorst joins Opus North retail team," Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, June 14, 2010. "Matt Rauenhorst, the son of former Opus Corp. CEO Mark Rauenhorst and the grandson of Opus Corp. founder Gerald Rauenhorst, has been hired to help manage all Opus retail activities throughout the United States. … Rauenhorst has a bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship from the University of St. Thomas and an MBA in Real Estate and Urban Land Economics from the University of Wisconsin - Madison."
  • "Cambridge man to be ordained a priest," Isanti-Chisago County Star," June 15, 2010. "Deacon [Matthew] Kuhn graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield (teaching degree in music education), University of St. Thomas in St. Paul (philosophy coursework), and the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome (pontifical equivalent to a Master of Divinity degree with emphasis in spiritual theology)."
  • "Colleges put out the welcome mat," Star Tribune, June 16, 2010. "Sure, you could visit a private college anytime. But for one week each summer, the 17 schools of the Minnesota Private College Council will be expecting you."
  • "Delta Worker's Death Leads To Troubling Web Posts," WCCO-TV, June 16, 2010. "'These are really derogatory, appalling comments here posted about this man and his family,' said Kris Bunton, chair of the Communications and Journalism department at the University of St. Thomas. … She has researched Internet hate speech and taught classes about it."
  • "Rochester physician receives degree 54 years after leaving UST," The Catholic Spirit, June 16, 2010.
  • "2 Arrested for Robbing, Assaulting Man Near Univ. of St. Thomas," KMSP-Fox 9, June 17, 2010.
  • See also: "St. Paul Police Arrest Two People In Connection With Assault And Looking For Third," KSTP-TV, June 17, 2010.