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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  • “Background checks increasing,” Star Tribune, July 3, 2006. “Prof. Kenneth Goodpaster, of the University of St. Thomas, was among the forum’s speakers Wednesday. ‘The private sector might revisit some of its hiring policies in such a way that they can be part of the solution, not a problem,’ he said.” http://www.startribune.com/462/story/529687.html
  • “The hard sell becomes a way of life for front-line employees,” Star Tribune, July 2, 2006. “‘I think it’s an increasingly sensitive issue,’ said David Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas. ‘It used to be occasionally you’d find this. Today it’s done routinely. If everybody’s asking you and they ask you every time, it gets to be like the old telephone solicitation calls,’ he said.” http://www.startribune.com/535/story/526629.html
  • “UJW represents face of journalism tomorrow,” Star Tribune, July 5, 2006. The articles linked to from this page were written by seven of the 14 high school students who participated in the Urban Journalism Workshop at St. Thomas in June. http://www.startribune.com/462/story/532661.html
  • “Tighter travel rules force U.S. colleges to gut Cuban studies,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 6, 2006. “Minnesota has surprising ties to Cuba. Charles Magoon of Owatonna was Cuba ‘s provisional governor from 1906 to 1909. Gov. Jesse Ventura led a 2002 trade mission there, angering critics of Fidel Castro. Eased travel rules in 1999 led to a barnstorming visit to the island nation by the University of St. Thomas baseball team. But the Bush administration tightened travel restrictions in 2004, prohibiting educational programs lasting less than 10 weeks.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/living/education/14973737.htm
  • “Bringing down the walls,” Star Tribune, July 8, 2006. “Interfaith conversations are hardly new. Forums such as the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research at St. John’s University, around since 1967; the Jay Phillips Center for Jewish-Christian Learning, a joint venture of St. John’s and the University of St. Thomas, founded in 1985, and the 35-year-old JRLC have long fostered conversation, education and activism across faith lines. … Rabbi Barry Cytron, director of the St. Thomas center, agrees. ‘Part of the [cultural] turn toward more traditional religious discernments has meant that people have turned toward their own communities and in some cases away from other communities,’ he said. ‘Part of our challenge is to try to encourage people to be less defensive about learning about other faith communities.’” http://www.startribune.com/614/story/538695.html
  • “Buyer of condo can’t close deal, so wants to rent,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 8, 2006. Columnist Dr. Thomas Musil is the director of the Shenehon Center for Real Estate in the College of Business at the University of St. Thomas . http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/14994463.htm
  • “Joe Mauer’s biggest fans: his family,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 9, 2006.   “Joe’s brothers also were active in baseball. Jake III, a second baseman and shortstop at the University of St. Thomas, was a 23rd-round pick of the Twins in 2001.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/14992565.htm
  • “Packed pubs show soccer catching on in Twin Cities,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 10, 2006. “‘If the Twins win the World Series, it’s mostly Minnesotans that care,’ said Steyermark, 37, a University of St. Thomas biology professor who boasts some French ancestry. ‘When the World Cup comes around, everybody cares.’” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/15002956.htm
  • “Couric’s Twin Cities visit a well-oiled machine,” Star Tribune, July 12, 2006. “Those ‘folks’ meeting Katie Couric, newly of CBS news, included former City Council President Jackie Cherryhomes, public relations guru Jon Austin, St. Thomas journalism professor Mark Neuzil, and numerous recognizable faces from government and social service agencies, as well as students and ‘soccer moms.’” http://www.startribune.com/389/story/547854.html
  • “Lighting a beacon for troubled youth,” Star Tribune, July 12, 2006. “Dan Saad finished his MBA degree at the University of St. Thomas in 1991, all set to scale the corporate ladder. Five years later, he made $16,000 a year and lived in a mobile home with his family. He had never been happier.” http://www.startribune.com/332/story/541412.html
  • See also: “On winter’s approach, a long walk, little gems,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 14, 2006. “[Ray Kurzweil] said he’s looking forward to ‘life extension and expansion. In 10 to 15 years we’ll have this fantastic technology to slow down cancer and heart disease,’ he said. ‘When I was 57 I took an aging test and it said I was 40. I’m 58 now. My goal is to stay around 40 biologically, which I think is feasible.’” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/editorial/15033280.htm
  • “Charley Walters ,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 13, 2006. The sports columnist notes, “The University of St. Thomas, with 498 football victories in 101 seasons, expects this year to become the third Minnesota school to reach 500 victories. The University of Minnesota has 623 in 122 seasons; St. John’s of Collegeville has 528 in 95 seasons.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/special_packages/columnists/15025770.htm