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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  • A 'countercultural' view of women's role,” Star Tribune, April 29, 2004. Here’s an interview with Mary Ellen Bork, who spoke at St. Thomas April 29.
  • “Banker Reiling to receive award,” Star Tribune, April 28, 2004. UST’s annual Entrepreneur Awards dinner was held April 28.  UST trustee William Reiling was honored.
  • See also: “Reiling to get entrepreneur honor,”  St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 28, 2004.
  • “Around St. Paul: Inside baseball for the small fry,” Star Tribune, April 30, 2004. Columnist Joe Kimball writes about a new book, Rocky the Mudhen, a children’s book about baseball co-authored by UST alumnus Dan Marso, who played baseball for the Tommies.
  • “Spiffed-up farmers market opens in St. Paul,” Star Tribune, April 30, 2004. “The renovation is the culmination of efforts of hundreds of growers, volunteers and staffers. A long-range planning committee, funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, went to work in 1992. Among the many groups involved in the process were University of Minnesota and University of St. Thomas students, who contributed everything from architectural analysis and vendor research to customer focus groups and Web site design.”
  • “2004 St. Paul Athena Awards winner,” St. Paul Pioneer Presss, May 1, 2004. Among the award-winning high school athletes is Kelly Fitzpatrick, a St. Agnes senior who plans to attend St. Thomas next fall.
  • “Tommies win first MIAC softball meet,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 2, 2004.
  • “Shooter,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 2, 2004. Sports columnist Charley Walters writes, “Hastings' Sam Schoen, who was a part-time starting pitcher with the Gophers, changed his name to Sam Shane and is a TV news anchor for MSNBC. Dan Marso, a two-time all-conference shortstop at the University of St. Thomas and now a cartoonist, teamed with Shane to write a children's book, Rocky the Mudhen, that was released Saturday. Both played amateur baseball for the Miesville Mudhens of Minnesota amateur baseball, and the book, with an initial printing of 7,000, has a Minnesota flavor.
  • “Readers and writers: Your Humvee or mine?” St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 2, 2004. Vince Flynn has written five political thrillers and just signed a lucrative four-book contract. “After earning a degree in economics from the University of St. Thomas in 1988, he sold Jell-O, Stove Top Stuffing and other Kraft General Foods products while waiting to hear from the Marines. But a ‘couple of concussions’ when he was a kid kept him out of the corps.”

  • “Outside consultant,” Star Tribune, May 3, 2004. Mike Ryan, director of UST’s Small Business Development Center, offers marketing advice.
  • “A hand extended to the hard to reach,” Star Tribune, May 3, 2004. Minnesota Teacher of the Year Tom Keating earned his B.S. in health and physical education from St. Cloud State University and his M.A. in curriculum and instruction from the University of St. Thomas. He is the second consecutive Tommie to earn the honor.
  • “A decade gone but not forgotten,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 3, 2004. A remembrance of police officers killed in the line of duty was held in St. Paul last weekend. “Roxanne Jones, wife of Tim Jones, attended the service with the couple's two children and her sister. She says the family is blessed with memories of her husband, and that he would be proud of their daughter, now 16, and son, an 18-year-old who will be a freshman at the University of St. Thomas next year. Both are talented athletes.”
  • “Family calendar,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 4, 2004. “Saturday, May 8: Meet the authors: Former college baseball players Sam Shane (University of Minnesota) and Dan Marso (University of St. Thomas), who wrote and illustrated "Rocky the Mudhen." 10:30 a.m. Celebrate Minneapolis author Alison McGhee's new children's novel "Snap" about friendship and rubber bands. 2 p.m. The Red Balloon Bookshop, 891 Grand Ave., St. Paul. Free. 651-224-8320.”
  • “Pop! A neighborhood restaurant,” Mpls. St. Paul magazine, April 2004. Clark Knutson, former executive chef on UST’s St. Paul campus, left St. Thomas last fall to start his own restaurant at 2859 N.E. Johnson St. ,Minneapolis. The place impressed Mpls. St. Paul’s restaurant reviewer. (Review not available online, but you can take a look at the menu, other reviews and get a map at .)