UST in the news

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

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  • “High anxiety in high-tech sector,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 22, 2006. Business columnist Dave Beal writes, “Minnesota ‘s top high-tech business and academic leaders are growing more anxious about declining interest in engineering programs at the state’s colleges and universities. They fear for the future of the country’s economy if the situation isn’t turned around. Last week, they rallied at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul to step up a new push to raise public awareness of their concerns. The university’s School of Engineering and the Minnesota High Tech Council brought William Wulf, president of the National Academy of Engineering to the Twin Cities. They have turned to him for help in making and marketing the connection between engineering and science education and national competitiveness.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/business/columnists/13675273.htm
  • See also: “McCarthy services set this week,” Star Tribune, Jan. 23, 2006. “The University of St. Thomas and St. John’s University will hold memorial masses this week for former U.S. Sen. Eugene McCarthy, who was a 1935 graduate of St. John’s and taught at St. Thomas after World War II.” http://www.startribune.com/484/story/198568.html
  • “Outside consultant,” Star Tribune, Jan. 23, 2006. 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/535/story/196450.html
  • “SmallBusiness: Business born of chance encounter,” Star Tribune, Jan. 23, 2006. “[Colin Hirdman] has dealt with his lack of business training by taking a course for entrepreneurs, called FastTrac, at the University of St. Thomas.” http://www.startribune.com/535/story/196380.html
  • “Seeing the sites,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 23, 2006. “What It Is: An Arts And Entertainment Guide. Founded By Two University Of St. Thomas Grads, Minneapolis-Based Sotanlife (Www.Sotanlife.Com) Is Muscling Into A Crowded Field Alongside The Likes Of The Twin Cities Daily Newspapers, The City Pages Weekly And Others Who Offer Extensive Arts And Entertainment Listings. It Aims To Compete With An Online-Only Approach That Harnesses Slick Web Features. The Firm’s Slang-Y Moniker Is Short For ‘Minnesotan Life.’” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/13674860.htm
  • “Uncertainty at Ford might be costly,” Star Tribune, Jan. 25, 2006. “Sunil Ramlall, assistant professor of human resources at the University of St. Thomas, said Ford executives have miscalculated if they think workers whose jobs remain in peril will remain at top form.” http://www.startribune.com/535/story/200844.html
  • “Ramsey County events,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 25, 2006. “Business talk: The University of St. Thomas Alumni Association will host Mark de Naray, chief executive officer and president of Minnesota Diversified Industries, during its First Friday Luncheon Series. The talk begins at noon Feb. 3 at the Depot, 225 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis. Cost is $25. Reservation deadline is Friday. For more information, call 651-962-6430 or visit www.stthomas.edu/alumni.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/local/states/minnesota/counties/ramsey_county/13703400.htm
  • “Panel backs law school accreditation,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 26, 2006. “The University of St. Thomas School of Law took another step on the path toward full American Bar Association accredi
    tation this week when an ABA panel unanimously recommended the law school for full accreditation, the university announced Wednesday. …” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/local/13712929.htm
  • “Around St. Paul ,” Star Tribune, Jan. 27, 2006. Columnist Joe Kimball notes, “Step in time: The University of St. Thomas dance team won a national championship this month in Orlando, Fla. The 22 women on the team edged out perennial dance powerhouse Orange Coast College of California in the open division jazz category. The University of Minnesota team took first in the Division 1-A jazz category. Fans will get a chance to see the competition on ESPN in March.” http://www.startribune.com/785/story/208413.html
  • “Women’s hockey,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 28, 2006. “Tanaya Reitz had three goals and two assists, and goalie Becky Kilpatrick stopped 20 of 21 shots as St. Thomas (14-1, 9-0) beat Augsburg (6-9-2, 5-4-2) 10-1 in Mendota Heights.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/pioneerpress/sports/13733270.htm
  • “Business news briefs,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 28, 2006. “The University of St. Thomas’ Center for Ethical Business Cultures presented its annual "Minnesota Work-Life Champions" awards to four companies it noted for their efforts to implement programs and practices that create flexible and supportive workplaces. Gold medal winners were Golden Valley-based General Mills, Glenwood-based American Solutions for Business, Madelia Community Hospital and Owatonna-based Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/pioneerpress/13731543.htm
  • “Super Shooter,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 29, 2006. According to St. Paul Pioneer Press sports columnist Charley “Shooter” Walters, “When St. Thomas played host to Macalester in a men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader Wednesday, the games featured four head coaches — Curt Kietzer and Ellen Thompson of Macalester, and Ruth Sinn and Steve Fritz of the Tommies —who are members of the St. Thomas Hall of Fame.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/pioneerpress/sports/13737818.htm
  • “Capital-gains tax applies to portion of investment,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 29, 2006. Dr. Thomas Musil, director of the Master of Science Program in Real Estate Appraisal and the Shenehon Center for Real Estate Education, authored this column. Musil’s columns are distributed by Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service. http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/13735172.htm
  • “Outside consultant,” Star Tribune, Jan. 30, 2006. Answers to business-related questions for this weekly column are provided by the John M. Morrison Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas. http://www.startribune.com/535/story/210085.html
  • "Will America Always be an Engineering Leader?" Minnesota Public Radio’s “ Midday” program, Jan. 30, 2006. "Midday" rebroadcast a Jan. 19 address at St. Thomas by Dr. William Wulf, president of the National Academy of Engineering. To listen, visit the program archive here: http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/programs/midday/