UST in the News

Here’s a roundup of recent St. Thomas mentions the media. If a link has expired, you may purchase access to the stories from the publication 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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“For plant closing, and with it an era,” Star Tribune, Dec. 4, 2011. “Del Peterson walked into the roar of the Ford plant for the first time, his eyes wide.”

“U.S. Postal Service On Verge of Closing 4 Minn. Mail Processing Centers,” KSTP, Dec. 5, 2011. “The U.S. Postal Service is going to unprecedented lengths, in order to save itself from going bankrupt. It wants to make $3 billion in cuts, including closing more than half of its mail processing centers.”

“Music adds some solace to Bruce Kramer's journey through ALS,” Minnesota Public Radio, Dec. 6, 2011. “On a late July evening earlier this year, Bruce Kramer was working with the Good Samaritan United Methodist Church choir on an anthem he arranged for an upcoming service at the Edina church.”

“Surging St. Thomas Tries To Crack Division 3 Elite,” WCCO, Dec. 8, 2011. “When Glenn Caruso took over as the head coach at St. Thomas four years ago, he believed this perennially unremarkable football program could become a consistent winner and even a national power.” “UW-Whiteawter matchup features pair of Gagliardi finalists,” Janesville Gazette, Dec. 9, 2011. “Two of the four finalists for the Gagliardi Trophy—Matt Blanchard of UW-Whitewater and Fritz Waldvogel of the University of St. Thomas (Minn.)—will be on the same field when the Warhawks face the Tommies in a NCAA Division III playoff semifinal.”

“Paintings for the people, arranged by Burnsville businessman,” Pioneer Press, Dec. 11, 2011. “Had things worked out a little differently, Burnsville businessman Lonny Kocina says he might have been an artist. ‘When I was young, I was kind of artistic. I had talent,’ the 55-year-old Kocina said.”

“Vikings fans, suffering gladly,” Star Tribune, Dec. 10, 2011. “The team might be down, but their devoted followers are never out of ardor for the team.”

“Hockey Tommies Using Yoga To Prevent Injuries,” WCCO, Dec. 12, 2011. “Last season, injuries benched several members of the University of St. Thomas hockey team. Most were groin injuries forcing coaches to re-think training and how to improve player flexibility and strength.”

“Number of Twin Cities homes for sale plummets,” Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, Dec. 12, 2011. “Fewer homes were for sale in the Twin Cities last month than in any November since 2004, accelerating a trend that could lead to higher home prices in the spring, a real estate group reported Monday.”

“St. Thomas Student Sells Headbands For Hope,” WCCO, Dec. 13, 2011. “A sophomore at the University of St. Thomas is doing more than studying these days. She’s also raising hope for kids in Africa.”

“Willmar, Minn., retailers report shoppers are far more optimistic,” West Central Tribune, Dec. 14, 2011. “Holiday shoppers are in a good mood this year. Local retailers say they see signs that customers are shaking off their recession worries and starting to spend again.”

“Big ideas for downtown Minneapolis: $2B in upgrades desired by 2025,” Finance & Commerce, Dec. 14, 2011. “The Minneapolis Downtown Council has big plans for the city’s central business district over the next 15 years — about $2 billion worth, including a new Vikings stadium near Target Field.”

“Local law professor finds her calling in civil rights work,” Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, Dec. 14, 2011. “On December 3, 2011, the Minnesota Jaycees organization held their Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans (TOYM) awards celebration at the Earle Brown Center in Brooklyn Park. Associate Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds of the University of St. Thomas law school was recognized as one of those outstanding 10 people."