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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  • “Faith, hope, redemption are themes in Jon Hassler’s novels,” The Catholic Spirit, June 22, 2006. “Mary Rose O’Reilley, a professor of English at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, said that when she thinks of Hassler, she thinks of characters who have ‘traditional, old-fashioned’ moral standards. ‘They are dutiful and a little bedraggled in their faithfulness, and that’s how a lot of us experience our faith life,’ she said.” http://www.thecatholicspirit.com/archives.php?article=5556
  • “Local writer takes up subject close to his heart,” Star Tribune, June 23, 2006. Here’s a nice piece about a new novel, The King’s Game, by local author John Nemo, son of Pat Nemo, who edits the St. Thomas magazine and works in University Relations, and her late husband, John, who was dean of the college at St. Thomas before he died in 1993.   http://www.startribune.com/503/story/510104.html
  • “Feely family gets big play,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 24, 2006. “Thomas Feely is a legend in his own right. The Farmington High School quarterback made history in 1936 by leading the football team through a mythic season — ‘We were undefeated, unscored on and untied’ — before going on to coach at the University of St. Thomas for 34 years.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/local/14891374.htm
  • “Dolan brings a cool demeanor to a hot-seat job,” Star Tribune, June 25, 2006. “When [acting Minneapolis police chief Tim Dolan] played college hockey at what is now the University of St. Thomas, he says, ‘I had more penalty minutes than anyone else. That’s the only thing I led the team in.’” http://www.startribune.com/357/story/512886.html
  • “Outside consultant,” Star Tribune, June 26, 2006. Answers to readers’ business questions are provided by the John M. Morrison Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas. http://www.startribune.com/535/story/509473.html
  • “Auction website hit a few bumps in the road,” Star Tribune, June 26, 2006. “Peltier has found a unique market for a Web-based auction site, said Jay Ebben, an assistant professor of entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas College of Business. ‘He’s found two customer groups that see value for what he does,’ Ebben said. And by scaling back when his business was growing too fast, Peltier avoided a common pitfall that causes many small companies to go out of business, Ebben added.” http://www.startribune.com/535/story/510427.html
  • “Real-world real estate tests,” Star Tribune, June 26, 2006. “The University of St. Thomas, St. Cloud State University and University of Northern Iowa have competed in Minnesota ‘s University Challenge, one of several across the country sponsored by NAIOP chapters.” http://www.startribune.com/535/story/510140.html
  • “A higher price for higher learning,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 26, 2006. “‘The consolidation program was meant to be a refinancing tool,’ said Paula Benson, the assistant financial aid director at the University of St. Thomas. ‘You’re not saving money by consolidating.’” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/living/education/14902056.htm
  • “Books for sale, on your honor,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 26, 2006. “Dave Brennan, the co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas, doesn’t see Russell’s method catching on. To survive, the store should sell relatively inexpensive merchandise and be grounded in a close-knit community, the marketing professor said.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/local/14901721.htm
  • “Mind your … manny?” St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 27, 2006 . “[St. Thomas alumnus] Joe Keeley , president of Twin Cities-based College Nannies & Tutor Development Inc., which placed Russett, said that while demand for mannies here isn’t brisk, it does exist. … University of St. Thomas psychology freshman Mike Kunz said he just started watching two boys for a family about a month ago. He also was placed through the College Nannies company and said he has bonded well with the boys because they enjoy the same things.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/living/14908330.htm
  • “A bit of perspective on state secrecy in a hot moment,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 28, 2006. “Former U.S. Sen. Dave Durenberger, a Republican who served from 1978 to 1995, chai
    red the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in the 1980s. This is the committee that meets in private to discuss secret issues involving intelligence-gathering. Now out of office, Durenberger heads the National Institute of Health Policy at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul . Durenberger’s cross to bear in the 1980s was Iran-Contra, the sale of arms to an enemy in the Middle East to channel funds to our side in Central America . That was a case involving war and peace, media scrutiny and high-powered politics. So Durenberger can sympathize with those involved in the current battle. …” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/editorial/14915095.htm