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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  • “Fantasy sports: Teams aren't real, but the money is,” Star Tribune, Aug. 29, 2004. “[Rob] Phythian, a University of St. Thomas graduate who worked eight years as an accountant before creating Fanball, did not invent fantasy leagues. … New fantasy sports games are blitzing the corporate world faster than you can say Culpepper-to-Moss. And the quarterback driving them down field is Phythian, the president and creator of, a tiny fantasy-sports company out of Minneapolis' warehouse district that just four years ago filed for Chapter 11. has developed into one of the 15 most visited sports Web sites and is first in time spent, said Phythian, 39, a former Mounds View High School football and hockey player who lives in St. Paul.”
  • “Business Forum: Filling the need for competitors,” Star Tribune, Aug. 29, 2004. Dr. Fred Zimmerman, professor of engineering and technology management at the University of St. Thomas, is the column’s author.
  • “Editorial: Bad and dumb/Political news to grimace at,” Star Tribune, Aug. 31, 2004. “The Minnesota standard of spirited but nonviolent political disagreement was violated during John Kerry’s visit to the State Fair Thursday, when three or four men, at least one wearing a ‘Laborers for Kerry’ shirt, roughed up two College Republicans from the University of St. Thomas.”
  • “More news: in brief,” Star Tribune, Sept. 1, 2004. “Bob Hawkins has been named chief of police in Burnsville, succeeding David Farrington, who retired at the end of May. Hawkins, who had served as interim chief, is a graduate of Burnsville High School and has a master's degree in police leadership and administration from the University of St. Thomas.”
  • “Attitude adjustment,” CityPages, Sept. 1, 2004. “For someone to experience intrinsic motivation, four conditions have to be met, according to John Tauer, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of St. Thomas. The first is that they must enjoy some degree of competence: ‘Rarely do you find anyone who says, "I love this activity and I'm terrible at it," ' he says.”
  • “Prep notes: ESPN will focus on Cretin- Derham Hall,” Star Tribune, Sept. 2, 2004. “Cretin- Derham Hall's football opener against St. Thomas Academy at the University of St. Thomas on Friday will be ESPN's high school showcase game of the week.”
  • “Mass for people with disabilities set for Sept. 12,” The Catholic Spirit, Sept. 2, 2004. “Archbishop Harry Flynn will preside at the annual archbishop’s Mass with people who have disabilities at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity of the University of St. Thomas.”
  • See also: “Cretin-Derham's rivalry with STA over for now,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 7, 2004. “Although the Raiders seem to be finished with the Cadets, they will have their hands full in the next few weeks. They play at their new home field at the University of St. Thomas on Friday against Armstrong, the team they lost to 14-13 last year in the Minnesota Class AAAAA quarterfinals.”
  • “ ‘Just go with your gut and go,’ ” Star Tribune, Sept. 6, 2004. “The expert’s opinion: Dave Vang, chairman of the department of finance at the University of St. Thomas School of Business, said that when business owners such as Boehland are considering taking on debt for an expansion, they should be comfortable that their cash flow, after expenses, will cover the cost of the financing. He said one method of calculating that feasibility is to estimate whether after-tax net income, plus depreciation expense, will cover the new burden.”
  • “You can't learn these lessons in a classroom or a textbook,” Star Tribune, Sept. 6, 2004. A story about service-learning notes, “ A University of St. Thomas chemistry class tested paint chips from old houses for lead.”
  •  “Taking it to the street,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 6, 2004. “While at Blaine High School, where she graduated with high honors, Nai [Kalema] argued for the school debate team, participated in Minnesota YMCA Model United Nations and Youth in Government programs and received an oratory award from the University of St. Thomas Law School Black Law Student Association.”
  •  “Prep sports: Problem-solving off the field,” Star Tribune, Sept. 7, 2004 . “Hoping to break into an untapped area, (Springfield baseball coach Bob) Fink designed a college-level class called ‘Achieving Peak Performance.’ Geared primarily toward coaches – they account for three-fourths of the class members – Fink got his curriculum approved by the University of St. Thomas and began running it at various locations in Minnesota and Iowa in 2002.”