UST in the News

UST in the news

Here's a roundup of recent stories of interest that mention St. Thomas.

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  • “St. Paul: Suspect held in St. Thomas assault,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 17, 2003. “Police have arrested a 20-year-old St. Paul man on suspicion of threatening a University of St. Thomas student at knifepoint as she walked from campus Thursday evening.”
  • See also: “Man held in alleged assault on student,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 18, 2003.
  • More Goodthings to come,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 17, 2003. “This move into retail's big leagues required a push from the enterprising Tyler Conrad, 32, son of Goodthings owner Sharon Conrad. After graduating from the University of St. Thomas with a major in entrepreneurship, Tyler Conrad created his own fleece outerwear line. Five years ago, he sold the business and teamed up with his mom.”
  • “Twin Cities rated best for small business operators,” Star Tribune, Sept. 18, 2003. Dr. Christopher Puto, dean of the College of Business, is quoted.
  • Puto also appeared on Twin Cities Public Television’s “Almanac” on Friday, Sept. 19, discussing the Twin Cities’ entrepreneurial environment. You can watch the show at .
  • “Paul Granlund’s sculpture,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 18, 2003.
  • “Michael Baker: Keep your Minnesota miracle: We have Southern sensibility,” Star Tribune, Sept. 19, 2003. This op-ed writer, a 1970 alumnus, pens, “My professors at the University of St. Thomas loved to denigrate all things Southern, but most of all they loved to talk about how backward Mississippi and Alabama were.”
  • “The week in music: Critics' picks for Sept. 19-25,” Star Tribune, Sept. 19, 2003. The column includes a preview of singer Tracy Chapman’s performance at UST on Sept. 25.
  • “Activities in religion today,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 20, 2003. The calendar includes the Sept. 23 Preaching Symposium at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity.
  • “Dick Youngblood: Sealing the deal,” Star Tribune, Sept. 21, 2003. “It might not have been pretty, but it was effective: By the time he graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 1994, Erickson had annual sales of $50,000 and a pretax profit of about $20,000.”
  • “Corporate corner,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 21, 2003. The column includes an announcement of the promotions of Dr. Mark Dienhart and Dr. Thomas Rochon.
  •  “A new goal for state students: All should read by end of first grade,” Star Tribune, Sept. 23, 2003. “An upgraded reading endorsement for teacher licensing. Only about 1,000 Minnesota teachers hold the current endorsement, offered by the University of Minnesota, St. Thomas and Hamline. According to the governor's office, current reading license training ‘lacks uniformity and varies in quality.’ In addition, Pawlenty will seek a new requirement that all teachers of intensive reading programs hold the endorsement.”
  • “Student housing comes in all kinds,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 23, 2003. “But once off campus, schools have little control over students' housing and their safety, said Karen Lange, dean of student life for the University of St. Thomas. ‘We are very clear about this: We make no inspections,’ Lange said. ‘If we have complaints about landlords, we take them off our list.’”