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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  • “More cash, fewer stocks,” in “Your Dollars,” column by Marshall Loeb, CBS Marketwatch, Aug. 20, 2004. Dean Christopher Puto of the College of Business is quoted in the column. View a PDF here.
  • “Shooter,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Aug. 22, 2004. Sports columnist Charley (“Shooter”) Walters notes, “ University of St. Thomas football offensive coordinator George Wemeier, a former Gophers assistant under Lou Holtz, is beginning his 50th season in coaching.”
  • “Activists hit streets, fests,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Aug. 22, 2004. “Pam Abbate, a 20-year-old University of St. Thomas student and MCCL staffer, is at the booth when they walk by, offering a smile, a plastic carrying bag and the Bush-Kerry comparison flier.”
  • “On business: With transfusion of hope, money, old hospital to transform lives,” Star Tribune,  “The Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, Minneapolis, Wells Fargo Housing Foundation, the University of St. Thomas and several other private and public financiers also are involved.” Aug. 22, 2004.
  • “More healthy than thou,” Star Tribune, Aug. 23, 2004. “Class time: Federal prosecutor Hank Shea, who has tried or overseen many high-profile white-collar cases over the past 15 years, plans to volunteer half of his time this academic year as an executive fellow at the Center for Ethical Business Cultures, the sponsoring University of St. Thomas will announce today.”
  • “Shooter,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Aug. 24, 2004. Sports columnist Charley Walters writes, “Brian Nordin, a former St. Thomas Academy and University of St. Thomas plus-1 handicap golfer who plays out of Hastings Country Club, shot 2-under-par 70 Monday at Town & Country Club to win medalist honors at the U.S. Mid-Amateur sectional qualifying tournament. Nordin's score, which included seven birdies, was the only sub-par round, and only five of 66 golfers finished at 73 or lower. Nordin, a mortgage banker who resides in Inver Grove Heights , advances to the Mid-Am from Oct. 2-7 at Sea Island Golf Club in Georgia.”
  • “Factory jobs starting to make a comeback,” Star Tribune, Aug. 25, 2004. “University of St. Thomas Prof. Fred Zimmerman, who is researching employment trends of plants across the country, said: ‘There is cause to be guardedly optimistic.’ So far he has found pockets of hope. Most manufacturing employment is still ‘pretty flat. But of course that does coincide with what you observe [at Marvin Windows]. The better companies are more likely to expand than the misfits that are poorly run,’ he said. ‘The good companies are going to expand some. But they will be cautious because they are not sure how long this will last.’”
  • “Actress Hedren promotes Isanti County wildcat refuge,” Star Tribune, Aug. 27, 2004. Tammy Quist '93 founded and runs the Wildcat Sanctuary in Isanti County; it is one of a handful of accredited sanctuaries for big cats in the country.