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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  • “David Saber followed his dreams to reality,” Dassel-Cokato Enterprise Dispatch, Sept. 24, 2003. The newspaper profiled Saber, a 2002 UST graduate who works for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and is active in the St. Thomas Alumni Association. (Not available online.)
  • Prior Lake grocery's closing exemplifies changes in suburban retailing,” Star Tribune, Oct. 1, 2003. “Changing demographics in Scott County, the nation's eighth-fastest growing county, made the decision all but inevitable, said Dave Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas.”
  • “Area college report,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 1, 2003. “The University of St. Thomas begins its celebration Saturday of 100 years of intercollegiate athletics. During homecoming festivities Saturday, St. Thomas will unveil new MIAC and national championship banners and show a 20-minute video highlight. St. Thomas has won 10 national team titles and 274 MIAC team championships.”

  • “Minnesotans working to contain health care costs,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 2, 2003. “To submit comments to the Minnesota Citizens Forum on Health Care Costs, send an e-mail to Or attend the group's first meeting from noon to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, in Room 201, Opus Hall, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis Campus.”
  • See also: “Holiday delays panel on health care costs,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 6, 2003. “The Minnesota Citizens Forum on Health Care Costs panel has delayed its first meeting to avoid conflicting with Yom Kippur. The first meeting was to take place Monday, but will now take place from noon to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the University of St. Thomas Minneapolis campus, organizers said.”
  •  In playoffs, Twins fans try to give their heroes an extra push,” Star Tribune, Oct. 3, 2003. Dr. John Tauer of UST’s Psychology Department explains fans’ and athletes’ superstitions.
  • St. Paul Ford plant to operate through 2007,” Star Tribune, Oct. 3, 2003. “The Ford plant is important to the Twin Cities economy, and the state should think about how it can help Ford stay here, said Fred Zimmerman, a professor of engineering and technology management at St. Thomas University.”  
  • St. Paul gets grant to help gather more school volunteers,” Star Tribune, Oct. 3, 2003. “Other student volunteers come from the St. Paul-based University of St. Thomas. Matt Maruggi, director of the tutor-mentor program there, said the university provided 75 student volunteers for the Capital City program last year. This fall, it has already placed 36 students at two schools. ‘It’s really been an amazing experience,’ he said. ‘It’s a great way for students to experience the community.’ ”
  • “Sid Hartman: Yankees feel more pressure,” Star Tribune, Oct. 4, 2003.  Also in Hartman’s sports column: “Atlanta's placekicker is Jay Feely, a former Michigan kicker who lived in Eagan and Apple Valley until he was 11 and is the grandson of longtime University of St. Thomas men's basketball coach Tom Feely.”
  • “St. Thomas launches new business magazine,” Star Tribune, Oct. 4, 2003.
  • “Neighbors, co-workers, classmates and victim were wary of Berkovitz,” Star Tribune, Oct. 5, 2003. From 1995 to 1998, Susan Berkovitz, who has been charged in the Sept. 30 shooting of two people at the Hennepin County Government Center, was a food service worker at the University of St. Thomas.
  • “Literary calendar,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 5, 2003.  Among authors speaking this week is Richard Rubenstein, whose talk is
    sponsored by the Jay Phillips Center for Jewish-Christian Learning
  • “Sibley star gets honor,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 7, 2003. “Tessie Thompson, a former all-state soccer player from Sibley who went on to be a two-time all-American at the University of St. Thomas, has been named Minnesota's NCAA woman of the year for the 2002-03 school year.”