UST in the news
Here’s a roundup of recent stories of interest that mention St. Thomas.
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“St. Thomas invites white-collar criminals to teach students about ethics, Associated Press, in Star Tribune, June 28, 2003.
“White-collar crooks to talk on cost of cheating,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 28, 2003.
“Kline sentence cut by 2 years,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 1, 2003. “Kline, who spoke to business and law students at the University of St. Thomas the same day as part of a panel on white-collar crime, had won an appeal of his sentence in March, after his attorneys successfully argued there was an error in the way his original punishment was calculated.”
“White-collar confessors: Prominent offenders speak to their crimes,” Star Tribune, July 1, 2003.
“'Very top to very bottom,'” St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 1, 2003. “The meeting's sponsors, the business and law schools of the University of St. Thomas and the Center for Ethical Business Cultures, had to move the meeting from a business school auditorium to the church to accommodate the overflow crowd.”
Other stories last week:
“Struggling BMC restructures in Europe, will explore 'strategic alternatives,'” Star Tribune, June 28, 2003. Dr. Fred Zimmerman, of UST Programs in Manufacturing Systems and Engineering, is quoted.
“St. Paul leaders raise $10,000 to aid Mexico quake victims,” Star Tribune, June 28, 2003. “The mayor asked his son, a 22-year-old pre-law student at the University of St. Thomas, to lead a fund-raising campaign for Colima after seeing the quake's destruction while on a trade mission to Manzanillo in February.”
“Tim McGuire: Rest assured, 'leisure' is mostly a state of mind,” Star Tribune, June 28, 2003. “Prof. Mike Naughton turns to his work and spirituality class at the University of St. Thomas with a startling statement: ‘If you don't get leisure right, you won't get work right.’”
“Grand Excursion 2004 sampler,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 29, 2003.
“Retailers seeing opportunity in urban markets,” Star Tribune, June 29, 2003. Dr. Dave Brennan, of the UST Center for Retailing Excellence in the College of Business, is quoted. https://www.startribune.com/stories/535/3959269.html
“Head of St. Paul Convention and Visitors Bureau resigns,” Star Tribune, July 2, 2003. Tom Triplett, a St. Paul attorney, will serve as interim president until Tom Getzke's replacement is hired. Triplett, who teaches at the University of St. Thomas, is the former president of the St. Paul College of Visual Arts and executive director of the Minnesota Business Partnership.
See also: “Convention bureau CEO resigns,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 1, 2003.
“St. Paul: Convention bureau CEO Getzke resigns; interim leader chosen,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 2, 2003.
“With Boston position filled, Flynn likely to stay in Minnesota,” Star Tribune, July 2, 2003. “‘The decision actually frees Flynn to continue the work he's started here,’ said Don Briel, who heads the Center for Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. ‘He's launched a task force on evangelization, and now people don't have to wonder whether he'll be around to see it through.’”
“Manufacturing barometer ticks higher,” Star Tribune, July 2, 2003. Dr. Fred Zimmerman, of UST Programs in Manufacturing Systems and Engineering, is quoted.
“Just Policing, Not War,” America magazine, July 7-14. Here’s an article by Dr. Gerald Schlabach of the UST Theology Department. It's available to paid subscribers at
“Clarity, Obfuscation and What Mennonites Should Learn from Weigel Anyway,” Mennonite Life, June 2003. Here’s another of Schlabach’s articles.
- “Thunder goalie Warren making the most of his opportunity,” Star Tribune, July 2, 2003. Warren “played four sports in college at St. Thomas – adding punting duties on the football team his senior year to soccer, basketball and track.” https://www.startribune.com/stories/685/3966974.html
“Minnesota scene,” Star Tribune, July 3, 2003. This sports column includes the following tidbit: “Laurie Kelly, who played basketball at St. Thomas, was named head coach of the Northern Arizona women's basketball team. Kelly had been the head coach at Binghamton (N.Y.) University the past five years.” You’ll remember Kelly as Laurie Trow ’93, who led UST’s women’s basketball team to the national NCAA Division III title in 1991.
“Neal St. Anthony/On Business: Former Marine establishes Minnesota beachhead in salon war,” Star Tribune, July 3, 2003. Tom Boitz was working and studying international management at the University of St. Thomas when he decided to join the Peace Corps in 1990. https://www.startribune.com/stories/535/3968911.html
“A new tool, an old battle: A doctor who is fighting his own cancer focuses on a product to help others,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 3, 2003. Dr. James Rusin also has an M.B.A. from St. Thomas. His company, Rusin Medical Devices, sells a simple-to-use kit that helps women chart the location of breast lumps that may be cancerous.