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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  • “Church and state,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 8, 2003. Minnesota Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer’s talk at St. Thomas was featured.  and
  • “A third upbeat month for jobs,” Star Tribune, Nov. 8, 2003. “ ‘Medical devices are doing fine and some other things are doing fine,’ St. Thomas University management professor Fred Zimmerman said. ‘But the bread and butter of employment for many years has been the intermediate suppliers, and they are still under a fair amount of pressure.’”
  • “Sacred and secular: Parochial school principal wants to open public charter school,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 9, 2003.”[Ascension School] will break new ground for Minnesota. Religious institutions such as the University of St. Thomas and Bethel College have sponsored charter schools before. Several private schools have also converted to public charter schools. But this is the first time educators from a private, religious school are entering the world of public school in such a dramatic way.”
  • Next police chief may already be in St. Paul,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 10, 2003. Contenders for the position of St. Paul Police chief include: Matt Bostrom, who has a master of arts in teaching from St. Thomas; and Tim Leslie, John Harrington and Nancy DiPerna have M.A. degrees in public safety and administration (now called police leadership education and administration) from St. Thomas.
  • “Badgers eat a little crow after pointing finger at U,” Star Tribune, Nov. 8, 2003. “Fifty-four of the 334 people who were arrested over the [Oct. 31-Nov .2] weekend identified themselves as university students and gave the names of their schools. Three of those were from the Twin Cities campus of the ‘U’ and two were from the Duluth campus. Two students from St. Mary's University in Winona were cited, as were one each from the University of St. Thomas; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minneapolis College of Art and Design; Century College and Normandale Community College.”
  • “Osseo High graduate joins mom and grandma in Marine tradition,” Star Tribune, Nov. 11, 2003. After spending seven years in the Marines, Deanna Burke, 49, “has since remarried, had Ruth, divorced and earned a bachelor's degree in American studies from the University of California, Fullerton, and a master's degree in international business management from the University of St. Thomas.”
  • U.S. failure disappoints Mauer,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 11, 2003. Sportswriter Charley Walters also notes, “When the Twins made Cretin-Derham Hall catcher Joe Mauer of St. Paul the No. 1 pick in baseball's amateur draft three years ago, then signed his older brother Jake, some people considered it a courtesy move. Joe is on the fast track to the major leagues. But Jake, a former University of St. Thomas All-America infielder, has been so impressive at bat (.333) and in the field in the accelerated Arizona Fall League that the Twins now consider him a legitimate major league prospect. Jake Mauer, playing second base and third base in Scottsdale, has not made an error in 17 games.”
  • “Xcel's optimism rings hollow,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 11, 2003. “Lorman Lundsten, chairman of the marketing department at the University of St. Thomas' College of Business, said executives sometimes base their statements on incomplete or outdated information. ‘You have to base criticism of their information release on what they really knew the day they wrote it,’ Lundsten said. ‘Things could have turned sour the day after they wrote it.’”
  • “Trooien's 'Bridges of St. Paul' concept unveiled,” Star Tribune, Nov. 13, 2003. UST marketing professor Dr. Dave Brennan comments on the $1-billion retail, housing and entertainment complex proposed for St. Paul's riverfront.
  • “Developer makes pitch for river project, public aid,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 13, 2003. “There are so many other big-box stores in the area,” said David Brennan, a marketing professor at the University of St. Thomas. “People aren’t going to drive past one near their home just to get to this one. What’s the difference between this and the failed St. Anthony Main development?”
  • “Buzz builds around St. Thomas grad's biz,” Star Tribune, Nov. 13, 2003. “Joe Keeley ’03, the 23-year-old founder and CEO of College Nannies & Tutors, won the 2003 Global Student Entrepreneur award and $10,000 at a weekend ceremony in Chicago.”
  • “Rev. Al Gallmon on faith, work,” Star Tribune, Nov. 14, 2003. Gallmon speaks Thursday at the Faith and Work Breakfast, co-sponsored by St. Thomas.
  • Theater/dance/comedy/calendar Nov. 14-20,” Star Tribune, Nov. 14, 2003. The UST-CSC production of “Twelve Angry Jurors” is listed.
  • “Pop music calendar Nov. 14-20,” Star Tribune. Nov. 14, 2003. The Christian music concert, “Night in Rocketown,” is listed.
  • “HEAR NOW: Shadow Box,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 14, 2003.  The band’s performance at UST is featured.
  • Flynn letter on racism praised,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 15, 2003. “Because of their numbers — nearly matched by Lutherans but far surpassing other Christian denominations in the Twin Cities — Catholics should be a beacon in addressing racism, said Jerry Organ, chairman of the Archbishop's Pastoral Advisory Council. ‘The church is saying there shouldn't be any racism,’ said Organ, a law professor at the University of St. Thomas. ‘It's like peeling back layers of an onion. The most obvious things, we've peeled away. But some people feel like we're done. The archbishop is saying, 'No.' Now we're down to the less obvious forms of racism that need our attention.’ “

  • “ Business forum: How can Minnesota respond to the global manufacturing boom?” Star Tribune, Nov. 16, 2003. Author of this piece is Dr. Fred Zimmerman of St. Thomas’ Programs in Engineering and Technology Management.
  • “Helping the homeless,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 16, 2003. “’Night Without a Home’ — a vigil and sleepout organized by students from Hamline University, the University of Minnesota, Augsburg College, the University of St. Thomas, the College of St. Catherine and Gustavus Adolphus — will take place Thursday. Participants at the vigil, which starts at 6 p.m. at the State Capitol, will demand the Legislature restore funding it cut this year from homeless programs. The sleepout will be held at Emma Norton Residence, which offers transitional housing to women, at 670 N. Robert St. The students also are raising money for area shelters.”
  • “More St. Paul cops get third degree,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 17, 2003. “The St. Paul Police Department has a history, dating to the 1920s and '30s, of encouraging education, said William Carter III, who directs the University of St. Thomas' police leadership program and is a former executive director of the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training.”
  • “St. Paul: Mayor appoints aide for education initiative,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 18, 2003. Penny
    Harris Reyen, former executive director of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board, has a doctorate from St. Thomas.
  • “College hockey report: St. John's itching to open its season,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 18, 2003. The Johnnies ended St. Thomas' string of consecutive conference championships at five; the Tommies were No. 14 in the pre-season D-III rankings.
  • “Employees on edge again at one-time workplace paragon,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 18, 2003. Peter Young, who holds the endowed chair in risk management in St. Thomas’ College of Business, is quoted in this story about The St. Paul Cos.’ acquisition Monday of Travelers Property Casualty Corp.