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 expire and change as papers move stories to “archive” status. If a link has expired, you’re welcome to purchase access to the stories or use a search engine such as Lexis Nexis, available on the UST Libraries’ website. In some cases, you’ll need to register on the publication’s website in order to access the full text.

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“U professors face risks with retirement money,” Minnesota Daily, Sept.8, 2011. “University of Minnesota professorship might now come with a crash course in stock market investment. The current faculty retirement plan at the University invests the money into long-term stock and bonds to be collected upon retirement.”

“St. Thomas welcomes largest enrollment of seminarians in more than 30 years,” Star Tribune, Sept. 8, 2011. “When seminarians from the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity of the University of St. Thomas gathered Wednesday for their annual group photo at the start of the school year, it was the largest such meeting since 1980.”

“Auto repair chain tunes up local growth,” Star Tribune, Sept. 11, 2011. “For Jim Henkel, switching gears from running an independent auto repair shop to selling franchises for Arizona-based Honest-1 Auto Care has gone smoothly.”

“A Legal Defense Fund for Climate Scientists,” Mother Jones, Sept. 12, 2011. “A pair of scientists is trying to rally public support—and funding—to help other scientists fend off attacks from climate deniers.”

“Good Question: Is TV Messing With Kids’ Minds,” WCCO, Sept. 12, 2011. “It may not only be the amount of TV that kids watch causing problems, but some researchers are suggesting it’s the type of TV.”

“Grilling that's tasty, cheap -- and green,” MinnPost, Sept. 12, 2011. “Gas grill or charcoal? For more than 30 years, backyard barbecue chefs have had essentially the same two choices, neither completely satisfying.”

“Christmas comes early for consumers; are you ready?” KARE 11, Sept. 14, 2011. “So you've purchased all the kids' school supplies. You're probably thinking it's a good time to sit back and relax for a few weeks. Retailers are not relaxing; they are focusing on finding your Christmas cash. That's right, your CHRISTMAS cash in September.”

“Lifelong activist Marv Davidov proud that Alliant and Honeywell protests fought nation's 'war machine,'” MinnPost, Sept. 14, 2011. “The old activist was sitting on the couch in his apartment, suspicious about my visit. ‘This is not for an obituary,’ I told him. A look of relief crossed Marv Davidov's face. ‘Good,’ he said. ‘I'm not going anywhere.’”

“Larry LeJeune values family, employees, customers,” The Catholic Spirit, Sept. 14, 2011. “Family comes first for Larry LeJeune. The parents of five adult children, grandparents of 14 and great grandparents of two, LeJeune and his wife, Jean, recently celebrated 55 years of marriage during a trip to Istanbul and Greece with 29 family members and two fiancées.”

“Mark Dienhart leads by example at University of St. Thomas,” The Catholic Spirit, Sept. 14, 2011. “Mark Dienhart is humbled to be included in this year’s group of Leading With Faith winners for several reasons, not the least of which is his belief that he is surrounded by others at the University of St. Thomas who regularly model the Catholic faith for him.”

“Minnesota universities fare well in magazine's annual ranking,” Pioneer Press, Sept. 14, 2011. “U.S. News & World Report released its 2012 rankings of "America's Best Colleges" on Tuesday, and universities and colleges across Minnesota have fared well in various categories.”

“St. Paul Seminary numbers hit 30-year high,” The Catholic Spirit, Sept. 15, 2011. “The springtime of evangelization that Pope John Paul II described is blossoming at the St. Paul Sem­­inary School of Divinity. Numbers are high as eager seminarians and lay students alike began classes last week.”

“Target Faces Backlash From Customers Looking For Missoni,” WCCO, Sept. 15, 2011. “An all-out marketing blitz online, in magazines and in the blogosphere had shoppers ready for the debut of the very high-end Missoni line at Target stores.”