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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  • “Dick Youngblood: Seminar business fills reference-book void,” Star Tribune, Sept. 15, 2004. Business columnist Youngblood writes, “Kris Solie-Johnson confronted some sizable hurdles when she bought the American Institute of Small Business in 2002 … .” Solie-Johnson has an M.B.A. in venture management from St. Thomas.
  • “Book-buying lessons for college textbooks,” WCCO-TV News, Sept. 14, 2004. To see the video, go to type “lessons” as a search term. Click on the resulting link. The St. Thomas Bookstore and UST students figure prominently in the story.
  • “Food events,” Star Tribune, Sept. 16, 2004. “Jesuit Brother Rick Curry will be the guest speaker at the O'Shaughnessy Education Center at the University of St. Thomas , 2115 Summit Ave., in St. Paul, at 4 p.m. Sept. 26. In the talk, sponsored by the Jesuit Partnership Council of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Curry will feature his books The Secrets of Jesuit Breadmaking and The Secrets of Jesuit Soupmaking and how the process of preparing food relates to his life. Free, but reservations required. Call 1-800-537-3736.”
  • “The world of venture capital,” Star Tribune, Sept. 18, 2004. “According to Dr. Jay Edden, assistant professor in the entrepreneur program at the University of St. Thomas, ‘It is very difficult to get into a venture capital career right out of college. One needs strong business experience to enter this field.’”
  • “Benefit to assist family of former seminarian,” The Catholic Spirit, Sept. 17, 2004. UST and St. John Vianney Seminary alumnus Greg Gaul, 41, was a social worker when a troubled client shot and killed him. Gaul's wife and seven children survive him.
  • “MacPhail Center drops plan for new building,” Star Tribune, Sept. 18, 2004. “Founded in 1907 by Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra violinist William MacPhail, the center, which caters to 6,000 students a year, is committed to finding a new facility. It sold its current home on LaSalle Avenue to the University of St. Thomas in 2001 and later launched a capital campaign to finance a new building.”
  • “Tommies end Scots’ streak,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 18, 2004. “Freshman Ben Weber of Stillwater scored his first college goal nine minutes into overtime as the host St. Thomas men's soccer team ended Macalester's 32-game Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference unbeaten streak with a 2-1 victory.”
  • “In the footsteps of St. Francis,” Star Tribune, Sept. 19, 2004. St. Thomas alumni are among eight eight Franciscan Brothers of Peace, who have formed “the first and only male religious community in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.”
  • “Big-picture learning,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sept. 19, 2004. “Last summer, [Eye Box Tools founder Jody Hofer] Van Ness received her graduate certificate in autism from St. Thomas. And by next May, she expects to receive her master’s degree in educational leadership and administration from the university. In her studies at St. Thomas, she is concentrating on developing a farm-based program that would use horses, rabbits, dogs and other animals as ‘therapeutic agents’ to teach social skills to children with autism and related disorders. She’s looking for a home and funding for the program.”