UST in the News

Here’s a roundup of recent St. Thomas mentions the media. If a link has expired, you may be able to find the full-text through UST Libraries’ Summon resource or you may purchase access to the stories directly from the media outlet. In some cases, you will need to register on the publication’s website in order to access the full text.

Did we miss something? If you see a story about St. Thomas and would like us to include it, be sure to drop us a note at

Special coverage of Fr. Dennis Dease’s retirement announcement:

“Dease to retire as St. Thomas president,” Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, May 10, 2012. “The University of St. Thomas is about to get only its third president in nearly a half century.”

“St. Thomas President Dennis Dease to retire in June 2013,” Pioneer Press, May 10, 2012. “Dennis Dease, the University of St. Thomas' second-longest-serving president, announced he would retire in June 2013.”

“St. Thomas president Dease to retire next year,” KARE 11, May 10, 2012. “The longtime president of the University of St. Thomas says he will retire next year.”

“St. Thomas president Father Dennis Dease announces retirement,” The Catholic Spirit, May 10, 2012. “Father Dennis Dease, president of the University of St. Thomas since 1991, has announced he we will retire June 30, 2013.”

“St. Thomas President Fr. Dennis Dease to retire after 22 years,” MinnPost, May 10, 2012. “The Rev. Dennis Dease, who oversaw tremendous growth as president of the University of St. Thomas, officially announced today that he'll retire in the summer of 2013.”

“St. Thomas president to retire in '13,” Star Tribune, May 10, 2012. “After 22 years, the president of the University of St. Thomas will retire next year.”

“University of St. Thomas president announces retirement plans,” Minnesota Public Radio, May 10, 2012. “The president of the University of St. Thomas announced plans to retire on Thursday.”

“Fr. Dennis Dease, president of Minn.'s University of St. Thomas, set to retire,” National Catholic Reporter, May 11, 2012. “St. Paul and Minneapolis archdiocese priest, Dennis Dease, may not be well-known to most Catholics, but he's probably earned legendary status at this point for the work he's done superbly leading the University of St. Thomas for the last 22 years.”

Other headlines:

“Frank Gehry's Winton Guest House opens for tours,” Star Tribune, May 3, 2012. “Los Angeles-based architect Frank Gehry earned early acclaim for an innovative guest house designed for Twin Cities arts patrons Mike and Penny Winton. Originally located on their 11 acre estate overlooking Lake Minnetonka, the house was disassembled and moved to rural Owatonna after the Winton's sold the property.”

“Commission accepting comments on student rental limits near St. Thomas,” Pioneer Press, May 4, 2012. “The St. Paul Planning Commission will accept public comment through Monday, May 7 on a proposed plan to limit the number of student homes near the University of St. Thomas.”

“Journalism camp teaches importance of free speech,” Insight News, May 6, 2012. “For the past 10 years, high school students from across the Twin Cities have been coming to the University of St. Thomas to attend ThreeSixty Journalism’s summer camps.”

“Makeup Prices Vary Widely From Store To Store,” WCCO, May 8, 2012. “Katie Enright and Michelle Hamann in Maple Grove aren’t concealing anything when they say they prefer Cover Girl and Revlon products.”

“Tar-zhay goes bou-tique,” Star Tribune, May 10, 2012. “Target is teaming up with small, independent shops to offer items that it hopes will reinforce its image as more than just another discounter.”

“St. Thomas honors Johnson as alumna,” Star Tribune, May 10, 2012. “Before Bernadeia Johnson was an educator, the Minneapolis superintendent was a banker for 13 years.”

“Catholic colleges attracting more students who want to live their faith,” The Catholic Spirit, May 10, 2012. “Bekah Gross chose a Catholic university over two top secular schools this year because she felt she could better live out her Catholic faith on campus.”

“There are hot career fields for future Steele County college students,” Owatonna People’s Press, May 10, 2012. “Less than a month from now, after area schools will graduate more than 2,000 high school students, many of those students will head off to college with hopes of eventually acquiring their dream job.”

“Finance & Commerce names Top Projects of 2011,” Finance & Commerce, May 10, 2012. “Although the Central Corridor light rail transit line won’t be completed until 2014, its ongoing construction was a factor in two of the projects selected for Finance & Commerce’s Top Projects of 2011.”

“Home Sales Continue To Climb,” WCCO, May 11, 2012. “There are more signs of recovery in the Twin Cities housing market.”

“St. Paul Planning Commission rejects 5-story apartment building on Grand Avenue,” Pioneer Press, May 11, 2012. “The St. Paul Planning Commission's zoning committee on Thursday, May 10 voted against allowing a five-story, 20-unit apartment building to be built on the southwest corner of Grand Avenue and Finn Street.”

“Mike Feltault loved mobilizing volunteers,” Star Tribune, May 12, 2012. “The consummate "Tommie," he was the brains and brawn behind many Catholic and charity events.”

“Target after 50 years: Retailer transformed how America shops,” Pioneer Press, May 12, 2012. “Fifty years ago this month, the first Target store opened for business. Two months later, so did the world's first Wal-Mart. Together, they transformed how America shopped.”

“What analysts are saying: Target is 'not Wal-Mart,'” Star Tribune, May 12, 2012. “Earlier this year, Target said it had struck deals with five independent boutiques to create small collections of new products that would be sold through Target stores …The strategy: differentiate Target from its competitors.”

“Job news is good for many 2012 college grads,” Star Tribune, May 14, 2012. “Economics major Zachary Hanson graduates this month from the University of Minnesota. But he's not sweating a job search -- he's had a job offer since October.”

“As longtime boss, Schulze got used to acting alone,” Star Tribune, May 14, 2012. “As a free-wheeling entrepreneur who would transform Best Buy Co. into a $50 billion operation, Richard Schulze was a man not used to answering to someone else.”

“Storm Ready: Is the Twin Cities prepared for a major tornado?” KARE 11, May 14, 2012. “The images of tornadoes twisting and turning, leaving devastation in their wake can be jaw-dropping.”

“Best Buy's founder never wanted to leave,” Pioneer Press, May 15, 2012. “Richard Schulze never intended to leave his creation.”

“St. Thomas football team's Canada trip: 'It's just a blast,'” Pioneer Press, May 15, 2012. “The University of St. Thomas football team, which won the MIAC championship and reached the NCAA Division III semifinals, played its spring game Saturday, May 12, and is scheduled to play an exhibition game in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Sunday against a team of semi-pro all-stars ages 18-28.”

“Creating a balance between life and work,” KARE 11, May 16, 2012. “One step into a coffee shop and the plugged-in, multi-media connectedness of the place may give you more of a buzz than that cup of Joe.”

“Survey finds more pessimism on CRE,” Finance & Commerce, May 16, 2012. “The latest Commercial Real Estate Survey from the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business reports that industry leaders are ‘somewhat more pessimistic’ about the outlook for the industry.”

“Survey: CRE pros are slightly pessimistic,” Star Tribune, May 16, 2012. “Is the future of the local commercial real estate market half full, or half empty?”