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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  • “Faith & Values calendar,” Star Tribune, April 24, 2004. “Mary Ellen Bork to speak on ‘Affirming the Feminine Role in a Secular Age,’ 7 p.m. Thursday in O'Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul campus. Free. Bork speaks and writes on issues related to Catholic life and culture. She taught religion for many years as a Sacred Heart nun.”
  • “Activities in religion,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 24, 2004. “Thursday/St. Thomas Liturgical Choir spring concert, 8:15 p.m., Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas, University of St. Thomas, 2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul. …Writer and lecturer Mary Ellen Bork speaks on "Affirming the Feminine Role in a Secular Age," 7 p.m., O'Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium, University of St. Thomas, 2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul.
  • The life and times of Eddie Phillips,” Star Tribune, April 25, 2004. “‘He feels he's been born by history to this moment,’ said Rabbi Barry Cytron, director of the Jay Phillips Center for Jewish-Christian Learning, an institution created by the Phillips family about 35 years ago and now operated jointly by St. John's University and the University of St. Thomas.”
  • “Mover: Rick Nordvold,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 25, 2004. This 1994 alum is chief financial officer of Galaxy Golf Inc. in Eden Prairie.
  • “Udeze not bothered by slipping out of top 10,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 25, 2004. In this story about Minnesota Vikings 20th draft pick Keneche Udeze: “Perhaps the only person more ecstatic than Baker is Thomas Barnes, Udeze's eldest brother.

“Barnes graduated from the University of St. Thomas, got his law degree at the University of Minnesota and joined the Minneapolis law firm Rider Bennett in 2002.

“Barnes decided to leave Rider Bennett and serve as his youngest brother's agent. Barnes left the Twin Cities just a week ago, moving back to the Los Angeles area, where their family still lives, with the intention of recruiting more USC players and commuting to where Udeze would play.

“‘I'm one of the biggest Minnesota Viking fans,’ Barnes said minutes after Udeze was selected. ‘This is just an unbelievable day.’

“Barnes added that he intended to see if Rider Bennett would give him his job back, something he confirmed later in the afternoon.

“That might be a good idea; the Vikings expect Udeze to be around for a long time.”

  • “Business beat: What keeps women out of scandal spotlight?” St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 25, 2004. Business columnist Dave Beal writes, “Sally Power, a business professor at the University of St. Thomas, says the research on gender differences in management has stirred huge academic food fights.
  • “‘There are a million hundred thousand studies,’ Power quips, but most are case studies. She says other factors — age, education levels, experience, religious views and the ability to assess the consequences of decisions — cloud efforts to define gender differences in values, ethics and style.”
  • “Outside consultant,” Star Tribune, April 26, 2004. Mark Spriggs, of the College of Business’ Entrepreneurship Department, offers business advice.
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    tructor shares inmate insights,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 26, 2004. “Bruton who is also an adjunct or part-time faculty member at the University of St. Thomas, Hamline and the University of Minnesota and elsewhere, isn't shy about tearing away the barbed wire and opening prison doors to give students a look at the Big House from the inside, figuratively.”