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Here's a roundup of recent stories of interest that mention St. Thomas.
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“University of Phoenix to open Twin Cities campus,” Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, May 14, 2004. “Its entrance is expected to create more competition for other local institutions that cater to adult learners, such as the University of St. Thomas, Metropolitan State University, Argosy University and the Minnesota School of Business and Globe College. Christopher Puto, dean of the University of St. Thomas' College of Business, said the University of Phoenix is known for choosing good locations. ‘My guess is they think they are going to catch people on the way home,’ Puto said. The sign on the building also will help the university create name recognition, which will be an early hurdle as it enters a new market, he said.”
“Colleges balance distance learning with class time,” Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, May 14, 2004. “The University of St. Thomas College of Business in Minneapolis offers a hybrid program for its MBA in medical group management. Students spend a week on campus at the beginning of each semester, then return home and begin online conferences for two of their four classes. Halfway through the semester, they switch to the next two courses. ‘This is executive-level education and our students are busy, working professionals,’ said Alice Nulsen, program manager for the St. Thomas program. ‘They obviously would not be able to do this kind of program without the flexibility that the distance-learning component offers them.’”
“Business Journal names 'Forty under 40' winners for 2004,” Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, May 14, 2004. Three are listed as St. Thomas alumni: Joel Jackson, Paul Kohls and Quin Scott.
“Area update,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 29, 2004. The sports column includes, “Division III track: St. Thomas' Joe Thomas repeated as an All-American with a fourth-place leap of 6 feet, 9 inches in the high jump on the second day of the NCAA Division III track and field championships in Decatur, Ill. Thomas' effort gave the Tommies men, tied for 26th place, their only five points in the meet. Wisconsin-La Crosse led with 34 points, while Wisconsin-Whitewater was second with 22. The St. Thomas women had 16 points and were in fifth place. Wisconsin-Oshkosh was in first with 32 points. The meet concludes today.”
“Bio: Cy Thao,” Star Tribune, May 30, 2004. Thao, who has a master’s degree in education from UST, is the first Hmong artist to have solo show at Minneapolis Institute of Arts. https://www.startribune.com/stories/1526/4792578.html
See also: “Artist and legislator Cy Thao paints 5,000 years of Hmong history,” Star Tribune, May 30, 2004. https://www.startribune.com/stories/1375/4797445.html
“Area update,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 30, 2004. This sports column includes: “Division III track: The St. Thomas men had three top-five finishes and finished ninth with 19 points in the NCAA Division III track and field championships in Decatur, Ill. Wisconsin-La Crosse won the meet with 101 points; Nebraska Wesleyan had 30 to place second. The St. Thomas women finished in 13th place with 21 points. Wisconsin-Oshkosh took first place with 57 points; Calvin (Mich.) was second with 54.
“Midwest Weekend,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 30, 2004. “The University of St. Thomas in St. Paul has a Web site filled with lovely and thought-provoking quotations about the forest:
www.stthomas.edu/recycle/forest.htm ” https://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/living/8778246.htm
“Outside consultant,” Star Tribune, May 31, 2004. Dr. Peter C. Young, E. W. Blanch Sr. Chair in
Risk Management at St. Thomas, offers advice in this business column.
“West-suburban schools trading administrators,” Star Tribune, June 2, 2004. William Sommers, new principal of Chaska High School, has a master’s degree from St. Thomas.
“Fulfilling a goal as a pro goalie,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 3, 2004. Minnesota Thunder goalie Joe Warren is a 1998 UST alumnus.
“Paul Alper: It's tough to find out anything about drug-card options,” Star Tribune, June 4, 2004. The retired UST faculty member offers an op-ed piece about Medicare-approved drug discount cards for senior citizens.
“St. Paul charter school will play host to Mexican leader,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 4, 2004. Mexican President Vicente Fox will visit St. Paul’s Academia Cesar Chavez, a charter school sponsored by St. Thomas. Executive director of the school is Ramona de Rosales, a former St. Thomas staffer.
“Health care costs producing pain,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 4, 2004. Dave Durenberger, who leads the National Institute of Health Policy at St. Thomas, comments.