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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  • King Boreas' secret is finally out,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 25, 2003. The St. Paul Winter Carnival’s king is married to Dr. Bonnie Holte Bennett, and adjunct faculty member of UST’s Graduate Programs in Software.
  • “2004 Community Columnists: The new class says 'hello,’” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 25, 2003.  Among them is Stephen Cvinar, who is a former St. Thomas administrator.
  • “Religion briefing,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 24, 2003.  “The old becomes new: Theology professor Christopher Ruddy of the University of St. Thomas is one of 20 contributors to Awake My Soul, a book by ‘contemporary Catholics’ writing on traditional devotions (Loyola Press).”
  • “Winter Carnival crowns 2004 King Boreas, Queen of the Snows,” Star Tribune, Jan. 24, 2003.
  • “Students apply, over and over, to college search,” Star Tribune, Jan. 27, 2003.
  • “Minnesota's job growth remains stagnant,” Star Tribune, Jan. 28, 2004. “The stall in retail and restaurant hiring was easier to explain. Minnesota retailers -- and restaurant owners located in or around shopping centers -- were stung by disappointing sales in 2002 and 2001, said Dave Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas.”
  • “Shooter,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 28, 2004. Columnist Charley “Shooter” Walters writes, “A team of Twins minor leaguers will play games against the University of St. Thomas, North Dakota, Minnesota-Duluth and Bethel College at their Fort Myers, Fla., base this spring.”
  • “Both sides warm up for debate on gay marriage,” Associated Press for Star Tribune, Jan. 29, 2004. “‘In the very near future, a state official … will receive a challenge to our statute,’ said Teresa Collett, a law professor at the University of St. Thomas who supports the constitutional amendment. ‘This is an issue that needs to be decided by the people -- not the judiciary,’ she said.”
  • Story also ran in St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 29, 2004, as “State Legislature: Groups give views on gay unions to House panel,”
  • “Shooter,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 29, 2004.  Sports columnist Charley “Shooter” Walters reports, “University of St. Thomas and Hill-Murray graduate Tom Kelly, son of former Twins manager Tom Kelly, accepted an assistant golf professional job in Sarasota, Fla.”
  • “Packers find records can be a moving target,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 30, 2004. The Minnesota State High School League is continuing a project started by UST interns: collecting performance data, game records and more.
  • “Spiritual singer follows the beat of a different strummer,” Star Tribune, Jan. 31, 2004. Here’s a portrait of St. Thomas alum, singer-songwriter Peter Mayer.
  • “A little bit of leverage,” Star Tribune, Feb. 1, 2004. “However, an authority on small-business financing [Alec Johnson] at the University of St. Thomas warns that a return to high interest rates could spell doom for LBOs, as they are known. That's what happened in the 1980s, when highly leveraged acquisitions of public companies resulted in the collapse of those companies and the financial institutions that lent the money when interest rates spiked.”
  • “Maplewood woman who graduated at 70 dies,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 1, 2004. Carroll Pracht is a former St. Thomas employee.
  • “Taking exception: The state has an interest in regulating marriage,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 1, 2004.
  • Outside consultant,” Star Tribune, Feb. 2, 2004. Michael Moore, director of UST’s William C. Norris Institute, offers business advice to readers.
  • “Today’s spotlight: Brett Peterson,” Star Tribune, Feb. 2, 2004. He’s a UST alumnus.
  • “Regional business briefs,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 3, 2004.  “Workplace diversity issues will be discussed Thursday at an annual multicultural forum hosted by the University of St. Thomas College of Business and the Twin Cities chapter of the National Black MBA Association. …”