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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  • “Business people,” Star Tribune, July 5, 2004. “VocalEssence, Minneapolis, elected David Durenberger, chief executive officer of the National Institute of Health Policy at the University of St. Thomas, and Dr. Arthur Kaemmer, retired pediatrician and community volunteer, to its board of directors.”
  • The next three stories were written by high school students who participated in the Urban Journalism Workshop from June 13 to 25 at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul . For the past 30 years, the intensive two-week residential program has introduced up to 16 students to careers in print and broadcast journalism. This year's students came from 15 high schools across the Twin Cities.

     “Teen hot spots are scarce,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 6, 2004. “Charles M. Gray, a professor of economics at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, blames the scarcity of youth-oriented clubs on transportation issues and a general entertainment shortage in St. Paul.”

    “Politics and religion,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 6, 2004. “Not all American Catholics feel the same, however. One student at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul said she sees her faith as a 'good foundation' for presidential voting but will consider many other issues in choosing a presidential candidate.”

    “Need cash for college?” St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 6, 2004. “This summer, Alex Kado is working as a group leader in a youth sports program at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. He wants to save as much money as possible before he begins his freshman year at the University of Minnesota.”

  • “Coach gives back as volunteer,” Star Tribune, July 6, 2004. “[Shanti] Rainey has a lot of personal experience to draw on in coaching his teams. At the University of St. Thomas , he was a national qualifier in track in 1995 and 1997 and an All-American in 1998.”
  • “Wedding reservations – not on 9/11,” Star Tribune, July 8, 2004. “Meg Wilkes Karraker, chairwoman of the sociology department at the University of St. Thomas, said that given the highly ritualized, symbolic nature of weddings, it isn't surprising that couples should put so much emphasis on choosing the perfect date – and avoiding one associated with tragedy.”
  • “Literary events calendar, July 11-17,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 11, 2004. “ James H. Bruton: Former warden at Minnesota Correctional Facility-Oak Park Heights and University of St. Thomas adjunct faculty member reads from his memoir, The Big House. 7 p.m. Monday; Valley Bookseller, 217 N. Main St. , Stillwater.”
  • “Romance meets retail reality,” Star Tribune, July 12, 2004. “In March 2003, [Tammy Scott] sat down with a panel of small-business experts from the University of St. Thomas for a story that appeared in the Star Tribune. They warned her about the perils of competing with bookstore chains and big-box retailers. But she figured her determination could overcome the odds.”
  • “Home sales jump in June,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 13, 2004. “Still, barring ‘a cataclysmic event,’ the rest of the year should continue at about the same pace as the first half, said George Karvel, a real estate professor at the University of S
    t. Thomas' business school. That's because the economy continues mending, and interest rates – while up from last year's trough – still are at historic lows, Karvel said.”
  • “Northern exposure,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 14, 2004. “Busloads of supporters came from the Twin Cities [to see the president]. One of them, Tom Erickson, a University of St. Thomas junior from Savage, said, ‘I wanted to hear him tell us what he will do to make our economy stronger and our country safer.’”
  • “Ikea's generous employee perks cost little,” Star Tribune, July 15, 2004. “Lingle thinks it’s a cultural difference between the United States and Europe . ‘European companies see children as a national asset,’ she said. ‘Our chosen way of going about all this is, 'Everybody's on their own.' Working and making money and taking care of yourself. That’s our cultural value.’ U.S. retailers lose as a result, said David Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. ‘A lot of companies have nickle-and-dimed their benefits programs,’ Brennan said. ‘And every time they do, it makes the employees feel like they’re being nickle-and-dimed.’”
  • “Shooter,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 16, 2004. Sports columnist Charley Walters writes, “Look for Bill Lechner, who starred at the University of St. Thomas, former Twin Tom Quinlan and former Gophers and Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Frank Brosseau to rebuild the Hill-Murray High School baseball team next season.”