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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  • “‘The Passion’ represents a teachable moment,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 19, 2004. Weighing in about Mel Gibson’s controversial movie are Calvin Roetzel, professor of religious studies at Macalester College, and Rabbi Barry Cytron, director of the Jay Phillips Center for Jewish-Christian Learning, a partnership of St. John's University and the University of St. Thomas.
  • “PR firm is in spotlight with lottery audit,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 19, 2004. “ ‘It's not all that uncommon for smaller firms to have one major account,’ said Christopher Puto, dean of the College of Business at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul and a former marketing guru at Burger King in the 1970s. ‘In many cases, that's how they begin their business — with a particular skill. At the same time, it obviously carries a lot of risk. If for some reason that major client goes away, it puts your income stream and your business in great jeopardy.’”
  • “UST students spend week at Kentucky farm,” The Catholic Spirit, Feb. 19, 2004. “Eight University of St. Thomas students traveled to Vanceburg, Ky., the last week of January to volunteer at the Glenmary Farm, an immersion program of the Glenmary Home Missioners.”
  • “Shooter,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 20, 2004. Sport columnist Charley (“Shooter”) Walters writes, “Third baseman Jack Hannahan, 23, the former Gophers slugger and Big Ten MVP from St. Paul, leaves for Detroit Tigers minor league spring training in Lakeland, Fla., in two weeks. Hannahan's brother Buzz, 27, a former University of St. Thomas All-American infielder, has been doing community relations work for the Philadelphia Phillies' Class AA Reading, Pa., club and will begin spring training in Clearwater, Fla., in three weeks. Buzz Hannahan, who also has been employed in local real estate, recently brokered a St. Paul townhome for Twins rookie catcher Joe Mauer.”
  • “Traveling man Rudy Maxa settles down,” Star Tribune, Feb. 23, 2004. “Savy Traveller” Maxa has moved to the Twin Cities to be near fiancée Ana Scofield, who used to work in UST’s International Education Center.
  • “Faith & Values: Mel Gibson's reel leap of faith,” Star Tribune, Feb. 21, 2004. “Rabbi Barry Cytron, director of the Phillips Center for Jewish-Christian Learning at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, gave a talk on ‘The Passion’ to 300 people at Adath Jeshurun Synagogue in Minnetonka in late January. He was stunned, he said, at the turnout on ‘a bitterly cold January evening.’”
  • “Literary events calendar,” Star Tribune, Feb. 22, 2004. The Hubbs Children’s Literature Conference Feb. 28 is noted.
  • “St. Thomas to start work on new dorm in May,” Star Tribune,  Feb. 24, 2004.
  • $1-per-pack hike in cigarette tax proposed,” Star Tribune, Feb. 24, 2004. “Minnesota families on average ring up about $11,000 in health care costs each year -- $22,000 by the year 2010 -- yet the system ‘doesn't give us what we want, [and] doesn't reward either consumers or providers for making us healthier,’ said former Sen. David Durenberger, who headed the four-month
    study.” Durenberger heads the National Institute of Health Policy at the University of St. Thomas.