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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  • “On the company dime: Is footing your executives’ MBAs worth it?” Minnesota Business, January 2005. Dr. Christopher Puto, dean of the UST College of Business, and Tim Russell, a graduate of UST’s Executive MBA Program, are quoted in this story. Holders of three-year paid subscriptions have full online access at
  • “Warden turns writer to tell tales about life locked up,” Star Tribune, Jan. 5, 2005. Author Jim Bruton, former warden of Oak Park Heights state prison in Stillwater, teaches criminal justice courses at St. Thomas and other area colleges.
  • “U men's start impressive,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 5, 2005. Sports columnist Charley Walters also notes, “Brothers Joe, Jake and Bill Mauer of the Twins, hall of famer Paul Molitor and NCAA Division III national baseball coach of the year Dennis Denning of the University of St. Thomas will conduct a hitting clinic Jan. 22 at Cretin-Derham Hall. For information: 651-686-9909 or”
  • “Link to the future: College seminary builds indispensable bridge to develop new vocations,” The Catholic Spirit, Jan. 6, 2005. Father Bill Baer, rector of St. John Vianney Seminary at the University of St. Thomas, explains SJV’s role.
  • “Cabela’s has huge plans for Rogers,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 7, 2005. “Cabela's store in Owatonna attracts 4 million visitors annually, and across the company's 10 existing stores, customers typically spend 3½ to four hours shopping. That's a lot of visitors – the Mall of America attracts about 45 million annually – and a long average stay, said Dave Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas. ‘If you take a look at the average shopper, when they go to a regional mall, it's just slightly under an hour,’ he said. ‘If you go to the Mall of America, it's just under three hours.’”