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.

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  • “Investment exchanges that cross state lines,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Aug. 6, 2005. Columnist Tom Hamilton is associate professor at the Shenehon Center for Real Estate Education at the University of St. Thomas. http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/12319401.htm
  • “Right setting for a sale,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Aug. 6, 2005. “Stellian’s use of showroom settings is an emerging retail trend first embraced by furniture merchants, said Dave Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. ‘It really helps the consumer decide what they like and don’t like,’ he said. ‘I think that we will see more of that.’” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/business/12316207.htm
  • “If you’ve got the money, they’ve got the time,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Aug. 7, 2005. “‘Every generation does things that seem unusual and frivolous to the one before. My mom canned food,’ says University of St. Thomas sociology professor Meg Wilkes Karraker, a mother of two. Hiring someone to run your errands is really no different than paying $15 to have your car washed, she says. ‘It’s just a continuum. We have more disposable income — or at least we tell ourselves we do.’” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/12304802.htm
  • “Outside consultant,” Star Tribune, Aug. 8, 2005. Answers to business-related questions in this column are provided by the John M. Morrison Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas. http://www.startribune.com/stories/535/5545772.html
  • “Small Business: Helping homesick Brits,” Star Tribune, Aug. 8, 2005.  “John McVea, an assistant professor of entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas College of Business, said Brits in America is an example of a startup whose strategy emerges over time.” http://www.startribune.com/stories/535/5544492.html
  • “The promise of science, the politics of stem cells,” Star Tribune, Aug. 8, 2005. “But Paul Wodja, a theology professor at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, said the promise of stem-cell research may be getting overblown. Cures for such diseases as Parkinson’s are likely still decades away, Wodja said.” http://www.startribune.com/stories/587/5548090.html
  • “Suiting themselves,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Aug. 9, 2005. “We decided to see how the cheap suits stack up. Our model was Scott Schnobrich of Maplewood, a 23-year-old senior at the University of St. Thomas who doesn’t own a suit. He’s going to need one this fall to interview for jobs in mechanical engineering. But once on the job, he probably won’t be required to dress up, so he doesn’t want to spend a lot.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/living/12332038.htm
  • “Past Orono pitcher rebounds from injury,” Star Tribune, Aug. 10, 2005. “A broken hand that Maria Bye suffered on May 3, 2004, might have ended her high school pitching career at Orono. But since then, she’s found success with the softball team at the University of St. Thomas. The Tommies won their second consecutive Division III national championship this spring, with Bye going 17-3 on the year.” http://www.startribune.com/stories/106/5549517.html
  • “Work & Life: Executives insulated from NWA pension fears,” Star Tribune, Aug. 11, 2005. “Beyond that, there continue to be voices against high executive compensation as standard practice – including pensions. One is Fred Zimmerman, a University of St. Thomas professor. …” http://www.startribune.com/stories/535/5554119.html
  • “Weekend watch,” Star Tribune, Aug. 11, 2005. “It’s a two-night stand for Lex-Ham Community Theater’s production of George Bernard Shaw’s ‘O’Flaherty V.C.’ Amber Bjork, Paul Brutscher, Brad Donaldson and Kathleen Lomax star in the tale of the comic events that occur when an Irish war hero returns to his small hometown after serving in World War I. Directed by Kevin Houle. Free performances take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the University of St. Thomas ‘ Foley Theater in St. Paul, and at 4 p.m. Sunday on Harriet Island in St. Paul. Call 651-644-3366.” http://www.star
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  • “Mechanics seek solidarity for strike,” KARE-TV News, Aug. 11, 2005. “Fred Zimmerman, a business professor at the University of St. Thomas, says support from other unions would help the mechanics cause. But, because the airline industry is in such bad shape other unions may see the mechanics battle as a losing one.” http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=104763