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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  • Field's upgrades online offerings,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 26, 2003. “In the face of this trend, brick-and-mortar retailers like Marshall Field's and Target are finding value in incorporating online into their channels of selling, said David Brennan, co-director of the University of St. Thomas' Institute For Retailing Excellence.”
  • “Business Beat: Author on wild ride,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 26, 2003. Business columnist Dave Beal writes about UST alumnus Dan Hanlon’s new book: “Hanlon talked about the book and the company Monday before a large gathering of University of St. Thomas students who are studying the company's rapid rise and fall for classes on entrepreneurship.”
  • “Holidazzle aims to boost downtown vitality,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 26, 2003. “But while the promotional enterprise of downtown merchants in Minneapolis may be admired, trends ultimately favor suburban malls, says Dave Brennan, co-director of the Institute of Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas.”
  • “Retailers worry: Have holiday sales gone too far?” Star Tribune, Nov. 29, 2003. “A study by the University of St. Thomas Institute for Retailing Excellence found that the average metro-area household planned to spend $779 on Christmas gifts, down $13 -- or 1.6 percent -- from last year.”
  • “Speaker: Morality of obligation needed to assist humankind,” The Catholic Spirit, Nov. 28, 2003. Here’s a story about a talk at UST by Charles Handy, who was the university’s Stakeholder Dialogue speaker and Opus Distinguished Visiting Scholar last month.
  • “For economy, it's lots of good news,” Star Tribune, Dec. 2, 2003. “Several surveys of Twin Cities consumers have shown that they plan to spend less on Christmas gifts this year than last. But Dave Brennan, who oversaw one of the surveys, said consumers often change their minds when it comes time to pull out the credit cards. ‘I think there's a tendency on the part of consumers to say, 'We need to cut back,'” said Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas. ‘It's almost a guilt thing, that we shouldn't be spending as much. But it's easier said than done. There's a difference between intentions and reality.’”
  • “Area update,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 1, 2003. “Jane Gibbs and Amie Lee Aschenbeck of St. Thomas University were selected for the American Volleyball Coaches Association Division III All-American team.”