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Here’s a roundup of recent stories of interest that mention St. Thomas.
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“Survey: Shoppers to rein in spending,” Star Tribune, Nov. 21, 2003.
“Holiday shopping drops,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 21, 2003.
“Obituary: Bill Hengen, former Minneapolis Star sports editor and columnist,” Star Tribune, Nov. 23, 2003. Hengen, 89, was a St. Thomas alumnus.
“Retailers depending on retro products to spur holiday sales,” Star Tribune, Nov. 23, 2003. “Dave Brennan, marketing professor at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul and co-director of the school's Institute for Retailing Excellence, said he doesn't see much that will be a real breakthrough or ‘knock-your-socks-off’ item this year. Other observers agree.”
“Working Strategies: Applying yourself to nonprofits,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 23, 2003. Here’s advice from Patricia Wilder, director of the Center for Nonprofit Management at the University of St. Thomas.
“ ‘ Riding the American Dream,’ ” Star Tribune, Nov. 24, 2003. St. Thomas alumnus Dan Hanlon’s new book and his talk at UST are noted.
“Life after Control Data,” Star Tribune, Nov. 24, 2003. “Control Data no longer exists, even though many of its spinoff companies are doing well. But [William] Norris, now 92 and fighting the late stages of Parkinson's disease, still is supporting social entrepreneuring through a low-profile institute at the University of St. Thomas that provides funding for ‘innovative technology that is socially beneficial.’ ”
“Season’s greetings,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 24, 2003. “Mary Rose O’Reilley, an English professor at the University of St. Thomas, says she occasionally hears about academics studying the holiday letter. It is a piece of Americana, after all. O’Reilley, who teaches classes like literary nonfiction, says she feels benevolent about this kind of “literature.’’
See also this sidebar: “What makes a good holiday letter?” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 24, 2003. “What makes a good holiday letter? Readers – and writers – have definite opinions. So does Sarah Tieck, who recently taught a class on writing holiday letters, and Mary Rose O’Reilley, an English professor at the University of St. Thomas. Here are their thoughts … .”
“Area update,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 24, 2003. “Tommies win: Dan Krmpotich scored a goal and assisted on another as St. Thomas defeated St. Scholastica 5-2 in a men's nonconference hockey game in St. Paul.”
“Obituary: Ron Clark heard his readers,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 24, 2003. “In April 2003, he was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree by the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.”
See also this editorial: “Among his many other accolades, the University of St. Thomas awarded him an honorary Doctor of
Laws degree at an April 22 ceremony. The citation noted Clark's thoughtful, incisive and well-reasoned insights, motivated by his ‘simple desire to build a stronger city, metropolitan area and state.”
“Drawing attention to autism in Twin Cities,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 24, 2003. “Teachers in Minnesota don't need a license to work with autistic children. Even so, the Education Department offers training in workshops, and the University of St. Thomas and Hamline University offer certificate programs for teachers who want to work with autistic students.”