UST in the News

UST in the news

Here's this week's roundup of stories of interest that mention St. Thomas or have UST connections.

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  • “Governor’s Office: Pawlenty names 2 to steer transition,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 9, 2002. Among those leading Pawlenty’s transition team is Chris Georgacas, lobbyist, former state Republican Party chairman and the chairman of Pawlenty's gubernatorial campaign. He is a principal and shareholder at Goff & Howard, a public relations and lobbying firm based in St. Paul, and is a registered lobbyist at the Capitol. He lists UST as one of his clients.
  • “Maplewood: City native to be sworn in today as police chief,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 13, 2002.  New Maplewood police chief David Thomalla, 41, is a St. Thomas alumnus.
  • “Small college report,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 13, 2002.  “[Volleyball] St. Olaf earned a bid to the postseason with a three-game victory over St. Thomas in the championship match of the MIAC tournament. … [Soccer] The St. Thomas women play host to Carroll (Wis.) at 1 p.m. today in the first round of the Division III playoffs. St. Thomas (11-3-2) is in the playoffs for the second consecutive season.”
  • “St. Kate’s might get ticketing powers,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 15, 2002.
  • “Weekly Planner,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 15, 2002. This calendar includes a talk at St. Thomas by Bernard Lietaer, a former Belgian central banker who is now the chairman of the Terra Foundation.
  • “Theater, dance and comedy calendar,” Star Tribune, Nov. 15, 2002. The UST-CSC Theater Department production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is listed here.
  • “Gophers defeat Wolverines in Big Ten volleyball,” Star Tribune, Nov. 16.  Pam Schmid’s sports column notes that the Tommies would meet St. Benedict in the second round of the NCAA Division III women's soccer tournament.
  • “Edifice wrecks: The link between shiny new HQs and falling stocks,” Star Tribune, Nov. 17, 2002. Dr. Fred Zimmerman, Graduate Programs in Engineering and Technology Management, is quoted.
  • “Heiress whose verse was rejected by Poetry journal gives it huge gift,” Star Tribune, Nov. 18, 2002. St. Thomas isn’t mentioned in this story, but it’s worth knowing that Joseph Parisi, editor of the influential Poetry magazine, is a 1966 St. Thomas alumnus.
  • “Holiday arts calendar, Star Tribune, Nov. 18, 2002.  Magnum Chorum performs in the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas Dec. 15.
  • “Area Update: Toms advance in women’s soccer,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 18, 2002 .
  • “Durenberger says aging policy must change for new era,” Star Tribune, Nov. 19, 2002.  The former senator heads the National Institute of Health Policy, led by St. Thomas and the University of Minnesota.
  • “Neal St. Anthony/On Business: Boards growing uncomfortable with chairman/CEO combo,”  Nov. 19, 2002, Star Tribune.  The College of Business’ Tom Holloran is noted for his expertise about corporate governance.
  • U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray hires Joseph Jasper as director fixed income strategy, Private Advisory Services Group, Star Tribune, Nov. 20, 2002. This PR Newswire story appeared on the Star Tribune’s Web site; Jasper has an MBA from St. Thomas.