UST in the news

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

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  • “Vatican letter advises bishops not to allow gay priests to teach in Catholic seminaries,” The Irish Times, Dublin, Ireland, Dec. 3, 2005. “Because priests who teach in seminaries are frequently transferred to serve in parishes and vice versa, ‘it could be implemented gradually, without anybody knowing’ for certain why a clergyman was moved, said Sr Katarina Schuth, a professor at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota who is a leading researcher on Catholic seminaries.” This story is premium content on http://www.irishtimes.com, but is accessible free using the Lexis Nexis database made available via the St. Thomas libraries.
  • “It’s a brisk December; keep those long johns handy,” “David Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas, said winter weather can drag down retail activity, even before Christmas. He drew the line at 8 inches of snow, temperatures below zero, high winds, or some combination, beyond which shoppers may simply go online. ‘From bricks to clicks,’ he called it.” http://www.startribune.com/stories/127/5765598.html
  • “The riddle of retail sales: No one knows how much we’re spending this holiday season,” Sacramento (Calif.) Bee, Dec. 7, 2005. “’Figures don’t lie, but liars can figure,’ Dave Brennan, co-director for the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas College of Business in Minneapolis. ‘I don’t think these problems are entirely intentional, but I do think that some of these reports come from organizations that tend to be cheerleaders for the industry in hopes that people will spend more.’” http://www.sacbee.com/content/shopping/in_the_news/story/13949611p-14784257c.html
  • “Macalester offers big challenge to new coach,” Star Tribune, Dec. 7, 2005. “Having been an assistant coach at St. Thomas the past seven seasons, Ellen Thompson knew the challenge she faced when she became the Macalester women’s basketball coach this season. … Thompson, a four-year letter-winner for St. Thomas and a member of the Tommies’ 1991 NCAA Division III championship team, said she was attracted to Macalester for a number of reasons.” http://www.startribune.com/stories/513/5767735.html
  • “When The Donald chooses, will he choose The Minnesotan?” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 7, 2005. “Although they couldn’t agree on a winner, here’s what Jack Militello, professor of management at the University of St. Thomas; Whitney Pastorek, Entertainment Weekly correspondent; Jacob Clifton, Television Without Pity Web site reviewer; and Michael Keller, executive vice president of marketing at the Minneapolis-based International Dairy Queen Inc., had to say about [‘The Apprentice’] candidates.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/entertainment/television/13345387.htm
  • “Factory job market tough,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 7, 2005. “‘They are going to compete with the population in general, going after jobs that are, on average, far less lucrative,’ said Fred Zimmerman, a professor of engineering and technology management at the University of St. Thomas.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/business/13344723.htm
  • “Macy’s name is a turn-off for many, survey finds,” Star Tribune, Dec. 9, 2005. “Nearly one in five people in the Twin Cities metro area said they expect to shop less at the department store once its name is changed to Macy’s in the fall of 2006, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas.” http://www.startribune.com/stories/535/5772329.html
  • “‘Apprentice’ watching a big deal,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 9,
    2005. “‘If I’m a business guy and I want someone to bet on for the future, I’d go with Rebecca,’ Jack Militello, a professor of management at the University of St. Thomas, said earlier this week. ‘She carried the water bucket and she did it with a broken ankle.’” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/entertainment/13364376.htm
  • “The eyes have it,” Star Tribune, Dec. 10, 2005. “The real point is to use the appropriate medium for every message, said Mary Maloney, a faculty member at the University of St. Thomas College of Business.” http://www.startribune.com/stories/168/5774306.html
  • “Eugene J. McCarthy, Senate Dove Who Jolted ’68 Race, Dies at 89,” The New York Times, Dec. 11, 2005. “He taught social science in Minnesota high schools for several years, then economics and education at St. John’s and sociology at the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul.” http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/11/national/11mccarthy.html
  • “Former Sen. Eugene McCarthy, who challenged LBJ in 1968, dies at 89,” Los Angeles Times, Dec. 11, 2005. “After the war, he returned to Minnesota, got married and taught economics and sociology at the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul. While on the St. Thomas faculty, McCarthy became involved in politics and helped Humphrey and other young Minnesota liberals purge the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party of communist influences. With the party’s backing, he was elected to the House in 1948, where he remained until his election to the Senate in 1958.” Available free online, but registration is required. http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/la-me-mccarthy11dec11,1,6326255.story
  • “Minnesota senator shook world in ’68,” Star Tribune, Dec. 11, 2005. “While McCarthy was teaching sociology at the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul in the late 1940s, his interest in politics intensified to the point that he engineered a revolt of moderates within St. Paul’s DFL Party. Then in 1948, the year of Humphrey’s famous civil rights speech and Harry Truman’s improbable presidential victory, McCarthy was swept into Congress.” http://www.startribune.com/stories/466/5775210.html
  • See also: “Minnesota’s maverick: Former senator for Minnesota changed course of history with 1968 presidential run,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 11, 2005. “After the war, [Eugene McCarthy] moved to St. Paul to teach economics and sociology at the College of St. Thomas. ” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/local/13382816.htm
  • See also: “Plans under way for honoring McCarthy,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 13, 2005. “St. John’s University in Collegeville and the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul may sponsor memorial events, said daughter Ellen McCarthy on Monday. Both schools were important in McCarthy’s life. Born in the nearby town of Watkins, he graduated from St. John’s in 1935. After World War II, he moved to St. Paul to teach economics and sociology at St. Thomas.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/local/13393603.htm 
  • “Minnesota’s biggest factories: Will they stay here?” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 11, 2005. “A larger question to watch will be where future expansion occurs for companies like Andersen and Marvin, says Fred Zimmerman, a professor at University of St. Thomas and longtime observer of the state’s manufacturers.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/business/13372815.htm
  • “Condominium conundrum,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 11, 2005. “The demand to be in the city will continue as well, said George Karvel, professor of real estate at the University of St. Thomas. ‘(Cities) are all cleaner, more attractive and safer than 20 years ago,’ he said.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/business/13373417.htm
  • “Some question focus on high-priced gifts,” Star Tribune, Dec. 11, 2005. “The average household in the 13-county metro area plans to spend $750 on the holidays this year – not quite enough to buy both of those shoes. That’s down from $795 last year, according to the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas.” http://www.startribune.com/stories/161/5774054.html
  • “Workers, good little pickup let down by Ford in St. Paul,” Star Tribune, Dec. 11, 2005. Columnist Doug Grow “bounced my cuteness theory for why the Ranger is failing off a couple of experts, Fred Zimmerman, a manufacturing expert at the University of St. Thomas, and Da
    vid Cole, chairman of the Michigan-based Center for Automative Research.” http://www.startribune.com/stories/465/5774377.html
  • “Business Forum: History teaches what’s best in a leader,” Star Tribune, Dec. 12, 2005. “[Columnist] Fred Zimmerman, 70, will retire as professor of manufacturing technology at the University of St. Thomas on Dec. 31. He started his career as a field engineer for IBM in 1955 and has served as a corporate director for more than 30 years. He is the author of several books, many articles, and three poems. He and his wife, Joanell, plan on traveling and perhaps volunteering.” http://www.startribune.com/stories/146/5774458.html
  • “Outside consultant,” Star Tribune, Dec. 12, 2005. Here’s the weekly column of business related questions with answers provided by the John M. Morrison Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas. http://www.startribune.com/stories/535/5774563.html
  • “Small Business: A harrowing voyage of discovery,” Star Tribune, Dec. 12, 2005. “Alec Johnson, assistant professor of entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas College of Business, said it is almost a law of nature that ‘your business model is certain to change dramatically from the moment you first had the idea.’” http://www.startribune.com/stories/535/5774577.html
  • “College sports,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 13, 2005. “St. Thomas center Isaac Rosefelt earned men’s basketball player of the week honors. College of St. Catherine forward Jenna Martin and St. Thomas center Erica Opdahl were co-women’s players of the week.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/sports/13393602.htm
  • “Hockey,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 13, 2005. “St. Thomas junior forward Ashley Andrews of Lakeville was picked as women’s player of the week, and Gustavus Adolphus junior forward Mike Hosfield of Golden Valley was selected as men’s player of the week in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Andrews had two goals and two assists as the Tommies swept a two-game series against Bethel. Hosfield netted five goals and an assist as the Gusties swept Hamline.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/sports/13393764.htm