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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  • “Shooter,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 21, 2004. Sports columnist Charley (“Shooter”) Walters notes, “The Gophers men's basketball team will open its season Nov. 6 with an exhibition game against NCAA Division III University of St. Thomas at Williams Arena.”
  • “The business of education,” Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, Oct. 22, 2004. “When the Minnesota State Board of Accountancy passed a regulation increasing the number of hours of degree-based education needed to become a certified public accountant from 120 to 150, the University of St. Thomas had a dilemma on its hands: How would the school create another 30 credits worth of classes for students without forcing them into an MBA program or an extra year of undergraduate work?”
  • “Data backs long-held belief of strong work ethic in state,” Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, Oct. 22, 2004.  “Jack Militello, associate professor of management at University of St. Thomas, said that companies whose workers are aligned with its strategy do better than their non-aligned peers. But he said that even if Minnesota is stronger in this regard, it could be better.”
  • “Bishops solved a quandary for undecided voter,” Star Tribune, Oct. 24, 2004. Here’s an opinion piece that notes the political viewpoint of alumnus Ed Gearty, 81. “That crossed an important line for Gearty – the American demarcation between church and state. He was enough of a student of history and constitutional law at Ascension School, the University of St. Thomas and George Washington University Law School to know that the bright line has served the United States well.”
  • “Selling the ‘stories’ of Africa,” Star Tribune, Oct. 25, 2004. “Alec Johnson, assistant professor of entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas College of Business, has advised [UST alumna Nichole] Smaglick on her enterprise and was one of her teachers when she was in graduate school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.”
  • “Jewish-Catholic relations feted,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 25, 2004. Sunday’s event was sponsored by the Jay Phillips Center for Jewish-Christian Learning, the University of St. Thomas, the Jewish Historical Society, and the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
  • “Occupation hazard,” S
    t. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 25, 2004.“Andrea Molberg, a consulting psychologist from Southern California and adjunct faculty member at the University of St. Thomas, describes stress as an equation. Stress occurs when demands equal or exceed available resources. Whether real or perceived, demands and resources trigger stress. The way to manage stress is to lower demands, increase resources or do both.”
  • “Courting new voters: It's hard to predict which way they'll lean,” Star Tribune, Oct. 26, 2004. “Becky Krueger, 20, a sophomore at the University of St. Thomas, feels so strongly that she's already voted. Krueger, who's active in the College Republicans on her campus and statewide, said she cast her vote for Bush via absentee ballot. Her biggest issue is the war in Iraq, because her father is there doing civilian work. He's been there since January, driving convoys, delivering fuel to the planes and delivering water to needy Iraqis, she said. ‘Having him there has made me want to get more active. A lot of people say that in this war, people are dying for mistakes. I don't feel that way. If he died, we would not feel like it was a mistake. The lives of those people are so much better than before the war started.’ Stephanie Pitkanen, 21, never considered herself a political animal. She found election talk boring, and last summer, when the clipboard brigade asked her to register to vote, she refused. Then last month the University of St. Thomas senior found that her state grant for tuition, housing and meals had been cut from $2,000 per semester to $200. ‘I decided the only thing to do about it was vote,’ Pitkanen said. She started watching the debates and discussing politics with her family – another first. ‘I've been asking my family, 'Are you going to vote? Who are you going to vote for?'’ As for Pitkanen herself, she says she'll probably vote for Kerry.”