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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  • "B.P. Station Owner Hopes Coupons Will Boost Business," KSTP-TV, June 18, 2010. "David Vang, chair of the finance department at the University of St. Thomas, says the refusal to patronize B.P. isn't hurting oil company executives as much as local business people."
  • "John Spry: Can Minnesota learn from Rhode Island's bold tax reform?" St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 19, 2010. Here's an op-ed piece by Spry, associate professor in the Finance Department in UST's Opus College of Business.
  • "Ask the consultant," Star Tribune, June 20, 2010. Here’s the weekly business-advice column featuring answers by faculty experts from UST’s Opus College of Business. Dr. Jack Militello of the Management Department is this week’s expert.
  • "A Protestant-Less Supreme Court: Does it Matter?" Christianity Today, June 23, 2010. St. Thomas law professor Thomas Berg says, "I don't think it will affect the work of the Court. Those issues concern conservative versus liberal jurisprudence. Protestant and Catholic conservatives share jurisprudential values; so do Protestant and Catholic liberals. It's more interesting for what it says about the roles of the different faiths now in these intellectual movements than for any effect on the actual work of the court."
  • "This and that: Carter award goes to St. Thomas’ Community Justice Project, NAACP chapter,", June 25, 2010.
  • "Secret to sports success? Eating to win," Star Tribune, June 26, 2010. "What fuels that final sprint to the finish line, the perfect pass or the winning goal? Skill, talent, desire and training, of course. So does food. Coaches realize this. And so do some players. But do parents? Lacrosse coach Pat McMahon considers a good diet to be crucial for athletes. He plays on the championship team for the University of St. Thomas and served as a coach this month at the Cornell-Northstar Lacrosse Camp in Hopkins."
  • "How can a small business owners calculate risks vs. rewards?" Star Tribune, June 27, 2010. Here's the weekly column of business advice by experts from St. Thomas' Opus College of Business. Today's expert: David Deeds, director of the Morrison Center for Entrepreneurship.
  • Charley Walters' column, St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 29, 2010. The sports columnist writes, "Dan Carey, a former Hastings pitcher and New York Mets minor leaguer who is a physiology professor at the University of St. Thomas, has made it through a week of double chemotherapy for a malignant brain tumor and said he's feeling fine. Carey, who turns 61 next month, will undergo another week of double chemo after a month without any treatment. 'My doctors are real confident that they're treating it well,' Carey said."
  • "Xcel Energy Foundation announces $802,000 in grants," Xcel Energy news release, June 28, 2010.
  • "Work it Wednesday: Business Ethics front and Center at the University of St. Thomas," KARE-TV, June 30, 2010.
  • "Pope names 2 new bishops for Boston," The Pilot (Archdiocese of Boston), June 30, 2010. One of the bishops-elect is Father Arthur Kennedy, who taught theology at St. Thomas for 33 years.
  • "Vatican: Bishop from SD to head Spokane Diocese," Bellingham (Wash.) Herald, June 30, 2010. Bishop-elect Blase Cupich is a 1971 St. Thomas alumnus.
  • See also: "Incoming bishop inherits repercussions of diocese's bankruptcy," The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.), July 1, 2010.