• UST in the News

    UST in the news

    Here’s a roundup of recent St. Thomas mentions of interest in various media. 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.

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    • "Mahtomedi seeks ways to weather enrollment decline," Star Tribune, Dec. 13, 2006. "[Superintendent Mark Wolak] said the district has had interest from a number of universities and colleges in developing partnerships, including the University of Minnesota, the University of St. Thomas and the University of Wisconsin-Stout." (This story is now available for a fee in the Star Tribune’s archives at http://www.startribune.com/archives or free on campus via Lexis Nexis.)
    • "A grande-sized challenge," Star Tribune, Dec. 13, 2006. "But to Lorman Lundsten, chair of [Marketing Department at] the University of St. Thomas College of Business, additions such as a food menu or live music are tacit admissions that the independents can’t compete purely as coffeehouses." (This story is now available for a fee in the Star Tribune’s archives at http://www.startribune.com/archives or free on campus via Lexis Nexis.)
    • "Field of U regent candidates is pared to 20," Star Tribune, Dec. 14, 2006. Among the applicants: "Jacob Sullivan of Minneapolis, adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas Law School and former associate at the Faegre and Benson law firm." (This story is now available for a fee in the Star Tribune’s archives at http://www.startribune.com/archives or free on campus via Lexis Nexis.)
    • "Around St. Paul," Star Tribune, Dec. 15, 2006. Columnist Joe Kimball writes, "Nearly 200 eighth-graders from 48 metro-area Catholic schools competed Monday at the University of St. Thomas in the annual Quiz Bowl." http://www.startribune.com/785/story/877042.html
    • "Sports," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 15, 2006. " St. Thomas senior guard Bryan Schnettler played all 80 minutes in two Tommies men’s basketball victories last week. He averaged 24.5 points and shot 60 percent as St. Thomas, ranked No. 4 in NCAA Division III, improved to 6-0." http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/sports/16243392.htm
    • "Departure adds to law school turmoil," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 15, 2006. "In recent weeks, the law school’s interim co-deans have been caught up in the brouhaha over hiring a controversial University of St. Thomas law professor to teach a constitutional law class next semester." http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/living/education/16243157.htm
    • "Obituary: Candy executive prized sincerity," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 15, 2006. "Born in Brainerd, Minn., [James] Fritz was a 1958 graduate of St. Paul’s Cretin High School. He went to the University of St. Thomas for a year before joining the Marines and serving in San Diego and Okinawa, Japan." http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/local/16248081.htm
    • "Business briefs," Star Tribune, Dec. 25, 2006. "The G. Mike Mikan now being quoted as the newly named chief financial officer of UnitedHealth Group Inc. is the grandson of Minnesota sports icon and NBA pioneer George Mikan. Mike Mikan, 35, has been with UnitedHealth for eight years, most recently as senior vice president of finance. Mikan got good reviews last week in his inaugural presentation at UnitedHealth’s well-attended annual investor’s conference in New York. ‘He appeared as a smart, young, fresh senior leader within an evolving organization,’ said Thomas Carroll and James Shurtleff, in an analyst’s report for Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. Mikan is a 1994 graduate of the University of St. Thomas." http://www.startribune.com/535/story/893952.html
    • "Lou Gelfand: If the shoe-company contract fits, college coaches too gladly wear it," Star Tribune, Dec. 25, 2006. "At the University of St. Thomas, basketball players buy their shoes at $125 to $150 a pair. They wear out two pairs a season." http://www.startribune.com/535/story/891371.html
    • "Obituary: Retired judge Edward Coleman, 92," Star Tribune, Dec. 26, 2006. "Coleman was a native of Anoka and a graduate of the University of St. Thomas and the University of Minnesota law school." http://www.startribune.com/466/story/897587.html
    • "Star Tribune’s sale turns several new pages," Star Tribune, Dec. 28, 2006. "Mark Neuzil, a journalism professor at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, said the deal could be a prelude to a classic ‘strip and flip’ for profits, or it could herald the beginning of more public newspapers going private to avoid the pressures of Wall Street." http://www.startribune.com/535/story/901549.html
    • "New faces, MBAs, IPOs at biz schools," Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, Dec. 29, 2006. "MBA schools and graduates have become hot commodities. By April 2006, nearly every business school in the Twin Cities reported higher percentages of job offers to graduating students, while programs expanded and a much anticipated initial public offering came to fruition. Nearly half of the 33 full-time, employment-seeking MBA students graduating from the University of St. Thomas and looking for employment had jobs, up from 25 percent last year. The college graduated about 375 MBA students in the spring." http://twincities.bizjournals.com/twincities/stories/2007/01/01/focus18.html
    • "Real estate: Listing glut of 2006 may shrink," Star Tribune, Dec. 29, 2006. "’It should be a rather unexciting year in real estate,’ said George Karvel, professor of real estate at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. ‘The most exciting part will be that it should not be as hyperactive as it had been.’" http://www.startribune.com/10145/story/903576.html
    • "Artist of the Year: The story’s in the soil," Star Tribune, Dec. 31, 2006. "[1987 St. Thomas alumnus Ali] Selim grew up near Lake Harriet in Minneapolis. His father, University of St. Thomas economics Prof. Mohamed Selim, is a native of Egypt who came to study at the University of Minnesota, and met Selim’s mother, the daughter of a Minnesota farm family that had emigrated from Germany. And, yes, that family heritage is reflected in his movie ['Sweet Land ']." http://www.startribune.com/1553/story/903200.html
    • "An artful way of making the cut," Star Tribune, Jan. 1, 2007. "The expert says: Mike Ryan, director of the Small Business Development Center at the University of St. Thomas, said his first question would be why Charles wants to add two salons. ‘He needs to make sure the business model is making money in one location,’ Ryan said." http://www.startribune.com/535/story/905306.html
    • "College sports," Star Tribune, Jan. 3, 2007. "Tommies win: The St. Thomas men’s basketball team won the Wisconsin-River Falls tournament on Saturday night despite playing without center Isaac Rosefelt. … " http://www.startribune.com/513/story/911445.html
    • "Women’s basketball: NCAA rethinks battle of sexes," Star Tribune, Jan. 3, 2007. "’These are competitive kids,’ said Gophers assistant coach Ted Riverso, who coached the University of St. Thomas for 15 years and led it to a Division III national title. ‘If you know you have to go through each other to get to where you want to go, it’s tough. This enables them to play together and root and cheer for each other.’ … Some athletic administrators see the issue differently, in terms of insurance liability, eligibility enforcement and other matters that University of St. Thomas associate athletic director JoAnn Andregg calls a ‘whole can of worms.’" http://www.startribune.com/512/story/911550.html
    • "Good Question: Why Are We Drawn To Death Images?" WCCO-TV, Jan. 4, 2007. "’There is that curiosity because it wasn’t broadcast live,’ said Dr. John Tauer, who teaches psychology at the University of St. Thomas. … " http://wcco.com/goodquestion/local_story_003183932.html
    • "Twin Cities technology events," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 4, 2006. " Minnesota High Tech Association Executive Briefing – Engineering, Minnesota’s Future: George Buckley, CEO, president and chairman of 3M Co., will be the keynote speaker. 1 p.m. , University of St. Thomas, O’Shaughnessy Education Center. For information, contact Peter Lindstrom at 952-230-4551." http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/business/technology/personal_technology/16386562.htm
    • "Around St. Paul," Star Tribune, Jan. 5, 2006. "Even though hard-working, effective public relations guy David Wright was laid off by the St. Paul Saints baseball team, he’ll continue to announce basketball and hockey games at the University of St. Thomas and high school hockey at the State Fair Coliseum." http://www.startribune.com/785/story/916374.html
    • "Cold tile floor disappoints buyer – and his feet," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 6, 2006. The columnist, Dr. Tom Musil, is director of the Shenehon Center for Real Estate in St. Thomas ‘ Opus College of Business. http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/16397960.htm
    • "Faces of the diaspora," Star Tribune, Jan. 8, 2007. This story’s author, Ifrah Jimale, is a journalism student at St. Thomas and a former Star Tribune intern. Jimale’s freelance story, which began as a profile assignment for Robert Franklin’s JO 210 reporting class last semester, became the centerpiece of the Star Tribune’s "Source" features section cover. http://www.startribune.com/217/story/918407.html
    • "Outside consultant," Star Tribune, Jan. 8, 2007. Here’s the weekly business question-and-answer column, with answers provided by faculty from St. Thomas’ Opus College of Business. http://www.startribune.com/535/story/919069.html
    • "Baking up a strategy for growth," Star Tribune, Jan. 8, 2007. "The expert says: Tank Goodness faces potentially unattractive trade-offs if it wants to grow, said Mark Spriggs, chairman of the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business." http://www.startribune.com/535/story/919042.html
    • "Obituary: John Lindahl, 81, former labor union leader," Star Tribune, Jan. 8, 2007. "The Minneapolis South High graduate served in the Marines in the Pacific during World War II and studied politics and history at what is now the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul." http://www.startribune.com/466/story/923999.html
    • "Benanav will not seek re-election to council," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 11, 2007. "Lantry and other council members hailed Benanav for brokering resolutions of some of the thorniest issues that have faced the city in the past nine years, including the Victoria Crossing development, conditions for the expansion of the University of St. Thomas campus and the location of a new CVS drug store at University and Snelling avenues." http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/local/16432015.htm
    • "Patrick Reusse: All of a sudden, Fritz has more on his mind than just Tommies," Star Tribune, Jan. 11, 2007. The sports columnist wrote a nice column about UST men’s basketball coach and athletic director Steve Fritz, the recent death of Fritz’s sister, and the Tommies’ success this season. http://www.startribune.com/508/story/929131.html
    • "Presidential digs," StarTribune.com, Dec. 12, 2007. In this roundup column about where area college and university presidents live: "University of St. Thomas: The Rev. Dennis Dease lives in Morrison House, on Summit Avenue east of Cleveland Avenue, given to St. Thomas a couple years ago by trustee John Morrison." http://www.startribune.com/462/story/931160.html