• UST in the News

    UST in the news

    Here’s a roundup of recent stories of interest that mention St. Thomas.

    Read the stories by clicking on the links. Links do expire and change as papers move stories to “archive” status, so be sure to read stories soon if you’re interested. In some cases, you’ll need to register on the publication’s Web site in order to access the stories.

    If you see a story about St. Thomas and would like us to include mention of it, be sure to drop us a note at bulletin@stthomas.edu.

    • “Santabear still unbearably cute,” Star Tribune, Dec. 1, 2004. “Dave Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas, agrees. ‘This is absolutely unusual in retailing,’ Brennan said. ‘But this is not just a regular promotion. It’s become a collector’s item like bobbleheads. The question is, ‘When does it peter out, or does it?’ It remains to be seen whether the May Company continues to embrace it.’ ” http://www.startribune.com/stories/389/5101335.html
    • “Rosedale proposes major expansion,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 1, 2004. “A recent retail study by the University of St. Thomas showed that Rosedale would be the most popular destination for area holiday shoppers, followed by Maplewood Mall, Ridgedale Center, Mall of America and Southdale Center.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/local/10307654.htm
    • “Shooter,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 1, 2004. Sports columnist Charley (“Shooter”) Walters writes, “In what has to be the most detailed Baseball Hall of Fame analysis for pitchers, Dr. Dan Carey, in a new 173-page book titled "Establishing Credentials for Pitcher Selection to the Hall of Fame," shows Blyleven undoubtedly should be elected. Carey, who is from Hastings, was a hard-throwing left-handed pitcher who was selected in the second round of the 1967 amateur draft by the New York Mets and spent six seasons in their minor league system. He is a faculty member at the University of St. Thomas.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/sports/baseball/10307657.htm
    • “Bishops pledge loyalty to church during ‘ad limina’ visit,” The Catholic Spirit, Dec. 2, 2004. “Mary Jean Loomis said that her participation in this pilgrimage can be attributed to God and the generosity of her co-workers at the University of St. Thomas. Loomis said she thought she couldn’t afford to go on the pilgrimage. Then a professor handed her an envelope and said that her co-workers wanted her to go.” http://www.thecatholicspirit.com/archives.php?article=3139
    • “Shooter,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 3, 2004. Sports columnist Charley (“Shooter”) Walters writes, University of St. Thomas softball coach John Tschida and his staff will be honored as the Division III national softball coaching staff of the year this weekend in Las Vegas.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/sports/10326018.htm
    • “Deals dwindle,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 3, 2004. “Dave Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, noted that U.S. retailers’ third quarter sales-to-inventory ratios are in slightly better shape than a year ago. ‘That puts them in a strong position so they don’t have as much stock to get rid of and discount less.’” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/business/10325513.htm
    • “A movable feat: Eisenman to discuss ‘kinetic’ design,” Star Tribune, Dec. 4, 2004 . “ Peter Eisenman, one of the most controversial U.S. architects, will speak in March at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul . … ” http://www.startribune.com/stories/389/5114023.html
    • “Peter Lupori: Sculptor of students and clay,” Star Tribune, Dec. 4, 2004. Lupori, 85, renowned local artist and professor emeritus of art at the College of St. Catherine, “has five bronze sculptures in the Grotto at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, a large ceramic relief at Fairview- Southdale Hospital in Edina and a St. Joan of Arc statue at St. Joan of Arc Church in Minneapolis.” http://www.startribune.com/stories/462/5119042.html
    • “U women remain unbeaten,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 5, 2004. And “Melanie Drake and Susan Hosford each had a goal and an assist as St. Thomas beat visiting St. Olaf 4-0. Katie Jetland stopped 22 shots for the shutout. St. Thomas ( 4-1-1 , 3-0-1) has allowed just two goals in its past five games. The Oles fell to 4-3-1 and 2-1-1.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/sports/10341653.htm
    • Events calendar, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 5, 2004. “The Alumni Association of the University of St. Thomas will host a Christmas luncheon for alumni, family and friends at noon Dec. 16 at the Radisson Riverfront Hotel, 11 E. Kellogg Blvd. The Rev. Kevin McDonough, pastor of St. Peter Claver Church, will be the featured speaker. The St. Thomas Handbell Choir will perform. Cost is $20. For more information, call 651-962-6430. Reservations will be taken until Friday.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/local/states/minnesota/counties/ramsey_county/10336648.htm
    • “Rosedale blooming anew; expansion planned,” Star Tribune, Dec. 6, 2004. “For the past three year
      s, more Twin Citians planned to do their holiday shopping at Rosedale than at any other mall or downtown area, according to surveys conducted by the University of St. Thomas’ Institute for Retailing Excellence.” http://www.startribune.com/stories/362/5119089.html
    • “Clear signs people aren’t over the election,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 6, 2004. “On the other side of the political fence, University of St. Thomas sophomore Erik Koob has one of the few remaining Bush-Cheney signs in St. Paul , but it’s probably the biggest one. … ” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/local/10347833.htm
    • “College sports,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 7, 2004 . “ MIAC players in Aztec Bowl: Four football players from the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference have been selected to play in the Aztec Bowl on Saturday in Cancun, Mexico. St. Thomas defensive back Steve Groth, Gustavus Adolphus linebacker Isaac Sieling, Concordia (Moorhead) offensive tackle Nick Didier and St. John’s center Jim Diley will play for the Division III all-star team against a team of Mexican all-stars.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/sports/10355307.htm
    • “Family calendar,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 7, 2004. On Sunday, Dec. 12, “Choral concert: Children’s choir CitySongs presents ‘A Community of Peace.’ 4 p.m. O’Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul. Free. 612-626-1241.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/pioneerpress/10352322.htm