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 19, 2004. Robert Bode, former associate director of student financial services at St. Thomas, has been appointed director of financial aid at Metropolitan State University.
  • “Founder of Irish American Cultural Institute dies at 89,” Star Tribune, July 21, 2004.   “Eoin McKiernan, founder of the Irish American Cultural Institute and recognized as one of the greatest Irish-Americans,” was a former chairman of the St. Thomas English Department.
  • “Champion of Ireland dies at 89,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 21, 2004. “ ‘[ Eoin McKiernan] was a major pioneer in restoring a sense of Irish culture in the United States,’ said Lawrence O'Shaughnessy, a St. Paul philanthropist who donated $1 million to St. Thomas in 1997 for a Center of Irish Studies in honor of McKiernan.”
  • “What’s happening in your neighborhood: Washington County ,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 23, 2004.  “Summer reading program: The River Crossing Poets, a writing group, will be reading original work during a summer reading program called ‘Love and Imagination’ at 7 p.m. Monday at Oakdale Branch Library, 1010 Heron Ave. N. Members of the group ( Merie Kirby, Jorie Miller, Christine Sikorski and Terri Whitman) teach creative writing at the University of St. Thomas, The Loft, SASE and in other venues. Miller, a longtime local resident, also teaches ‘Writing for Absolute Beginners’ at Oakdale Branch Library. Call 651-730-0504 for more information.”
  • “Ads don't fly with NSC,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 23, 2004. “Ambush marketing, said University of St. Thomas marketing professor Ahmed Abdelaal, is when you take advantage of an event that you know would attract lots of media and fans and strategically place marketing materials to promote your brand. ‘You aren't doing all of the work,’ he said, ‘but are taking advantage of the work that is taking place. It may be unethical, but it is not necessarily illegal.’”