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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  • “Professor mixes flowers, bees and moral theology,” The Catholic Spirit, July 29, 2010. “Chris Thompson has what could be the ideal classroom in which to teach his favorite subject: moral theology. No, it is not one of the classrooms at St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity, where he serves as academic dean. Nor is it the beautiful chapel that greets those who walk through the seminary’s front door.” 
  • “Would-be seminarians struggle to pay tuition,” Minnesota Public Radio, July 30, 2010. “Father Peter Williams (left), the vocations director at the Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity at the University of St. Thomas, speaks with St. Paul seminary students John Wehrly and Jake Anderson. St. Paul Seminary is bucking trends. Its enrollment numbers are up, while national numbers suggest a downturn in enrollment.” 
  • “Minnesota jobs trending better than most states,” Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, July 30, 2010. “‘We’ll probably never be first in the rankings, but we’ll probably never be last, based on that diversification,’ said David Vang, chairman of the finance department at the University of St.Thomas. ‘Hopefully, Minnesota stays on track with not being too one-sided on any one sector.’”
  • “Outsourced, but still local,” The New York Times, July 31, 2010. In this column titled “The Boss,” 1987 St. Thomas alumna Angela Selden, chief executive of Arise Virtual Solutions in Maramar, Fla., writes, “Initially I was a receptionist, but I was also responsible for collections. Hearing people’s stories when I asked them for money was eye-opening. I attended the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, graduating in 1987 with a double-major in accounting and computer science. My senior year, I completed an internship at Arthur Andersen in the audit and tax division. I had a roommate with the same major as mine who worked in the management information consulting division. She enjoyed it so much that I asked to work there when I graduated and the company agreed. This division eventually became Accenture, where I stayed for 18 years.”
  • “Small-scale retailers breathe life into St. Paul neighborhoods” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Aug. 1, 2010. “Still, modern versions of the old corner store have sprouted all around the Twin Cities — first-floor retail directly on the street, with condos and apartments above. Tom Musil, a real estate professor at the University of St. Thomas, sees such ‘urban infill’ projects as a growing trend.” 
  • “What's the best way to measure potential risk?” Star Tribune, Aug. 1, 2010. David Deeds, Schulze Professor of Entrepreneurship in St. Thomas’ Opus College of Business, answers the question.
  • “People in business,” Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, Iowa), Aug. 1, 2010. “Mary Schmid Daugherty, CFA, Ph.D., was appointed to [the Crescent Electric Supply Co.] board of directors. She is an associate professor of finance at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, and is the 17th grandchild of Titus (the founder of Crescent Electric Supply) and Josephine Schmid. She also serves as the program director for the Aristotle Fund, a student-managed portfolio that directly manages approximately $3 million of the University of St. Thomas endowment.”
  • “Gainey Center may host rare stamp, art collection,” Owatonna People’s Press, Aug. 3, 2010. “The Daniel C. Gainey Conference Center may become the host of a rare stamp and wildlife art exhibit, after a recent donation to the University of St. Thomas.”
  • “Teens become college gurus,” Star Tribune, Aug. 3, 20010. “ThreeSixty, a youth journalism program based at the University of St. Thomas, will print these and other nuggets in a special publication for distribution to teens and teachers.”
  • “No More Charge for Debit Overdrafts?” Fox9 News, Aug. 4, 2010. “Starting August 15th, a new federal law will prohibit banks from charging a fee for debit card overdrafts, unless the customer has requested the service. If you don't enroll, the bank won't charge costly overdraft fees, but it also won't cover the purchases.University of St. Thomas Associate Professor Elizabeth Schlitz says opting in still isn't for everyone.”
  • "Osler Heralds Change in Crack Powder Sentencing Laws," KWBU Radio (Waco, Texas), Aug. 5, 2010. "After serving for years at the Baylor Law School, Osler and his family are currently headed north to Minnesota, where he will begin teaching this fall in the University of St. Thomas Law School in Minneapolis."