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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  • “Studying abroad is popular option among Minnesota college students,” Star Tribune, Dec. 3, 2003.  
  • “Planning can help with holiday shopping,” Associated Press, Dec. 3, 2003.  “Dave Brennan, a professor of retailing and marketing at the University of St. Thomas College of Business in St. Paul, Minn., says consumers should start by deciding how much they can afford to spend, then setting a limit for each gift they plan to buy.”
  • Self division,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 4, 2003. Here’s a fun story about Robert Peterfeso, who has an M.A. from UST. He’s Minnesota’s Biology Teacher of the Year.
  • “Shooter: Former teammate praises new Twins,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 5, 2003. “Buzz Hannahan of St. Paul was a minor league teammate of new Twins Carlos Silva and Nick Punto in the Philadelphia Phillies' organization and at major league spring training. ‘The Twins just got two guys who love to win and hate to lose; they are big-time competitors and winners,’ said Hannahan, 27, a former University of St. Thomas All-America infielder who will begin his sixth season in the Phillies' system next spring.”
  • “Small colleges: Carleton coach wins No. 250,” Star Tribune, Dec. 7, 2003.
  • “Factory jobs unlikely to return to 1990s levels,” Minnesota Public Radio, Dec. 7, 2003. From this MPR feature: “According to officials at the trade association Medical Alley, big medical device firms like Medtronic, Boston Scientific, and Guidant are expected to add thousands of jobs in Minnesota in coming years.  Medical Alley officials say the industry's average wage is $55,000. But that's not enough, according to Fred Zimmerman is a professor of manufacturing at the University of St. Thomas in the Twin Cities. ‘Clearly one of Minnesota's great strengths is medical technology. However, what I fear is that we are thinking that's sufficient. It's excellent that we have it. It's not sufficient, because we need more jobs of that caliber,’ says Zimmerman.”
  • “Preps Plus: The big news on campus,” Star Tribune, Dec. 9, 2003. “The $4 million, 1,000-seat St. Thomas Ice Arena is built on the high school campus in Mendota Heights and will serve as the home rink for both St. Thomas Academy and St. Thomas University hockey.”
  • “Scorecard,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 9, 2003. Recent scores here for UST men’s and women’s basketball teams.
  • “Manufacturing rebounds but bounce gets smaller,” Twin Cities Business Journal, Dec. 8, 2003. “Fred Zimmerman, professor of engineering and technology management at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, said conditions ‘are getting mildly better.’”