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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  • “Obituary: Gisela Konopka, 93, was resistance fighter and U professor,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 10, 2003. “ ‘She was able to meet with very troubled youth, and they would take away from that experience that they finally had met an accepting person,’ said Janice Andrews, professor of social work at the University of St. Thomas.  ‘She was both angry and kind, compassionate and demanding,’ said Andrews, who met daily with Konopka from 2000 to 2002 while writing a book about her, titled ‘Rebellious Spirit: the Life and Legacy of Gisela Konopka.’ ”
  • “Teens and twenties: See how far our new Student Store Troopers can stretch a $20 bill,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 10, 2003. Among the “troopers”: UST sophomore Meghan Gibson.
  • “Riverbank Review will cease publication,” Star Tribune, Dec. 14, 2003. “The review was started in 1998 in a partnership with the University of St. Thomas.”
  • “Restaurant news,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 12, 2003. “[Great World Buffet is] owner Yu Fong Zhong's first Minnesota restaurant. Zhong, who owns three Asian Buffets in Wisconsin suburbs, says she wanted to move closer to her two daughters who are attending the University of St. Thomas.”
  • “Dick Youngblood: One man's junk … ” Star Tribune, Dec. 14, 2003. Dick Stuhr, a self-described “small business junkie” who enrolled in UST’s graduate entrepreneur program, is a local franchisee of 1-800-GOT-JUNK.
  • “Chess club was right move: Biology teacher starts after-school program that proves popular,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 14, 2003. John Glenn Middle School teacher Mike Macken has a master’s degree from St. Thomas.
  • “Executive rationalization gets in the way of ethical conduct,” Star Tribune, Dec. 15, 2003. Dr. Fred Zimmerman, professor of engineering and technology management at the St. Thomas, wrote this piece. He has served on 14 corporate boards.