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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  • “Parents mourn a son gone too soon,” Star Tribune, June 10, 2006. “[Brian] Fitzpatrick’s parents want people to know that their son was a standout student, too – a Minneapolis South High School honors student with a 3.85 grade point average who tutored children at Seward Montessori school and had just started at the University of St. Thomas.” http://www.startribune.com/462/story/484760.html
  • “A look at books in the works,” Star Tribune, June 11, 2006. Among those noted is “The Resurrection Trade, poems by Leslie Adrienne Miller (Graywolf, 96 pages, $14, March). In this collection, the University of St. Thomas professor takes her inspiration from historical medical perceptions of the female anatomy.” http://www.startribune.com/384/story/481732.html
  • “Greed will always be with us, but good guys can prevail,” Star Tribune, June 11, 2006. Business columnist Neal St. Anthony writes, “In search of a fresh perspective, I headed over to the downtown Minneapolis campus of the University of St. Thomas to talk with Prof. Mary Daugherty and three graduate business students who study hands-on investments and portfolio management investing in real companies through the school’s Aristotle Fund. Two of these kids were born on foreign shores.” http://www.startribune.com/1069/story/482532.html
  • “The Edge: Job review seeks specifics,” Star Tribune, June 12, 2006. “It’s the next logical step in employee evaluations, said Mick Sheppeck, an assistant dean at the University of St. Thomas College of Business.” http://www.startribune.com/535/story/480058.html
  • “Business people,” Star Tribune, June 12, 2006. “The University of St. Thomas Luann Dummer Center for Women, St. Paul, named Corrine Carvalho, associate professor of theology, as its new director.” http://www.startribune.com/535/story/482585.html
  • “Education notes,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 13, 2006. “Recent University of St. Thomas alumnus Ben Anderson, who started two successful businesses as a college student, has won $5,000 in state and regional student entrepreneurship competitions and an opportunity to compete in a global student entrepreneurs’ competition this fall. Last month, Anderson received the Minnesota Collegiate Entrepreneur Award.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/living/education/14802774.htm
  • “What’s in a name? More than Macy’s may know,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 13, 2006. Columnist Laura Billings writes, “Employees at the Minneapolis Marshall Field’s store have begun testing a new dress code policy, donning mostly black so customers can more easily identify them on the sales floor. This change seems just right for the Twin Cities retail market. Not only is black slimming, it is also the traditional color of mourning. … Dave Brennan, St. Thomas marketing professor and director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence, says these moves have been a long time coming. ‘This is almost the death knell of what traditional department stores have been,’ he says. ‘They’ve gone from class to mass, nationwide … and it’s going to be harder for larger corporations to sustain the intimacy they once had with their customers.’ Though he notes that consolidating under a single brand name is probably a necessary move in today’s marketplace, he does question the call for a sales force clad in black. ‘It’s not very cheerful,’ Brennan says. ‘And I don’t think black is a very friendly color.’” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/columnists/14803581.htm
  • “An abusive murderer or a good man who snapped? As trial begins in 2004 stabbing, attorneys paint opposing pictures of man charged with killing wife,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 13, 2006. “Moua Her graduated in the top 10 percent of his class at Highland Park High School and earned a full scholarship to the University of St. Thomas, Lew said. But Moua Her soon became despondent about his marital and financial struggles. He failed out of college and the couple bought a house but was unable to make the payments.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/local/14803583.htm
  • Business briefs, St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 13, 2006. “The Minnesota Business Ethics Awards have been presented by the Twin Cities Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals and the Center for Ethical Business Cultures at the University of St. Thomas to Maplewood-based Premier Banks, the Minneapolis-based Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Board of Pensions, and General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Arlington, Va.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/14803308.htm