UST in the News

UST in the news

Here's this week's roundup of stories of interest that mention St. Thomas.

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  • “Small college report: Johnnies, Tommies set for showdown,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 30, 2002.  The sports column also noted that UST’s volleyball team was set to clinch this year’s MIAC title.
  • “Facts about candidates for attorney general,” Star Tribune, Oct. 30, 2002. Among those profiled is Dale Nathan, an adjunct faculty member at St. Thomas.
  • “University business experts link weaknesses in economy, ethics,” The Catholic Spirit, Oct. 31, 2002, page 18. Discussing the U.S. economics system’s ethical underpinnings, Dr. Michael Naughton of the UST Theology Department says, “We’ve got to take a serious look at a system that maximizes one value. Most executives 20 years ago simply did not have the pressure on them to maximize stock price that people now have.” (Story not available online)
  • “Dreamshops launch in Minneapolis,” Star Tribune, Nov. 1, 2002. This news release from PR Newswire, a public relations placement service, is published on the Star Tribune Web site.  Dreamshops’ founder is Kristen Heimerl, who has a B.A. in business from UST.
  • “TwinsFest dates set,” Star Tribune, Nov. 1, 2002. This sports-brief column includes a mention that “Kris Paulson, a three-time all-conference golfer at St. Thomas and former Holy Angels athlete, was named assistant women's golf coach for the University of Minnesota. Paulson has worked at Golden Valley Golf and Country Club since graduating from St. Thomas.”
  • “Faith & Values calendar,” Star Tribune, Nov. 2, 2002. A talk by Dr. William Cavanaugh of the Theology Department is listed in this calendar.
  • “Off the news: The best eulogies bring out the best in all of us,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 2, 2002. Father Paul Feela, director of worship at the School of Divinity, comments.
  • “Area sports roundup,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 2, 2002.  The Tommie-Johnnie game is called “perhaps the most spirited rivalry in Minnesota college sports.”
  • “St. John’s 48, St. Thomas 28: Johnnies run Tommies ragged,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 3, 2002. http
  • “Literary calendar,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 3, 2002. Ron Hansen’s Nov. 6 talk for the UST Center for Catholic Studies is noted.
  • “Great get-together: 'Harvest' wedding casual, creative, cheap and fun,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 3, 2002.  Here’s a nice feature on the wedding of St. Thomas alumna Jenny Rose Ryan, ’00.  According to the story, she’s now a grad student at Hamline.
  • “Weekly planner,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 4, 2002.  This business calendar includes a UST seminar for entrepreneurs.
  • “Dream believer,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 4, 2002. This story, originally by the Duluth News Tribune, profiles Duluth native and St. Thomas alumnus Matt Thibodeau, 31, who has started a scholarship fund for Bolivian orphans.
  • “Reaction to debate ranges from apathy to zeal,” Star Tribune, Nov. 5, 2002. Among “reactors” were students and staff in the UST Multicultural Student Services office.
  • “Ken Pentel: Seizing the moment for ‘a movement,’” Star Tribune, Nov. 5, 2002. Pentel campaigned here on Monday.
  • "Apple Valley: Funeral plans replace baby shower invitations," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 5, 2002. Sad news: Katie Amelse Burg, a 1997 St. Thomas alumna, died Friday, Nov. 1, after an Oct. 26 car accident; her husband, Russ Burg, was still in critical condition Tuesday, and their baby boy was delivered last week more than two months prematurely. Katie was a sixth-grade teacher at Edward Neill Elementary School in Burnsville. Her funeral is at 11 a.m. today at Mary, Mother of the Church parish in Burnsville.

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See also: "Pregnant woman dies after crash with squad car," Star Tribune, Nov. 4, 2002.