UST in the news

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

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  • “’Million Dollar Baby’ getting jabs from the right, disability advocates,” Star Tribune, Feb. 4, 2005. “The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has stayed out of the fray, but the outgoing chair of its commission on biomedical ethics said the condemnation of the film squares with the Catholic belief that ‘any direct attack on innocent human life is morally reprehensible.’ Paul Wojda, a theology professor at the University of St. Thomas, also said disability advocates ‘are scared to death – literally. … Disability advocates see the writing on the wall, when a loved one is in intensive care, or terminally ill, the response can be, ‘Let’s get it over with.’ It’s a cultural convention to think the way to end suffering is to end the sufferer. That’s deeply disturbing to members of the disabled community.’” http://www.startribune.com/stories/411/5222003.html  
  • “Target makes a Pier 1 move,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 4, 2005. “Dave Brennan, a marketing professor at the University of St. Thomas, said [Target’s] Global Bazaar ‘might be a test to see if other themed marketing might work.’” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/business/10811303.htm
  • “College women’s hockey,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 6, 2005. “St. Thomas 4, St. Benedict 1: Junior goalie Becky Kilpatrick stopped 21 of 22 shots, and No. 8-ranked St. Thomas (13-2-2 overall, 10-0-1 MIAC) got points from nine players in a victory over St. Benedict (4-12, 5-7) in St. Cloud, Minn. Ashley Reinhardt, Tanaya Reitz, Maggie Toft and Susan Hosford scored the Tommies’ goals. Susan Engel scored for the Blazers.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/10834846.htm  
  • “Society’s director looking to future,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 6, 2005. Mark Reidell, executive director of the Dakota County Historical Society, is retiring. He has a master’s degree in business communication from St. Thomas. http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/business/special_packages/business_cover_stories/10822083.htm    
  • “Outside consultant,” Star Tribune, Feb. 7, 2005. Mary Schmid Daugherty, associate professor of finance in the College of Business, offers business advice. http://www.startribune.com/stories/535/5224078.html
  • “Service a way of life for student: Woman credited with variety of good works,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 7, 2004. “With extended family in Sri Lanka, the tsunami became more than just a news story for Ambrose, a 23-year-old graduate student in social work at the University of St. Thomas and the College of St. Catherine.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/10834846.htm
  • “Talk of Oshkosh sale kept close to the bib,” Star Tribune, Feb. 8, 2005. “Potential buyers might be most attracted to the Oshkosh B’Gosh brand, with its image of quality and reliability, according to Lorman Lundsten, a marketing professor at the University of St. Thomas who had studied branding and product positioning. But even there, Lundsten said, the Oshkosh brand might not have the national clout of some competitors, such as Gap and Old Navy.” http://www.startribune.com/stories/535/5227977.html