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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  • "Retail stocks: Kroger shares rise, build foundation for sector," Dow Jones MarketWatch, Dec. 5, 2006. "A survey released Tuesday by the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis found that consumers in the Twin Cities weren’t particularly happy with the Marshall Field’s-to-Macy’s changeover. Minneapolis is the headquarters of Macy’s North, which used to be Marshall Field’s. It’s also the home base of Target Corp., which used to be Dayton-Hudson Corp. At that time, Dayton Hudson owned the Dayton ‘s stores that Target turned into Marshall Field’s stores at the turn of the century. Of the 254 people surveyed, 38% said they don’t shop at Macy’s and 21% said they will shop there less this year than they did last year. Another 38% said they will make purchases there at the same rate frequency that they always have shopped. ‘Perceptions of (Macy’s) merchandise variety and quality are really quite negative among a sizable percentage of their shoppers,’ said John Sailors, a St. Thomas faculty member who researched the results with two other faculty members, Lorman Lundsten and Dave Brennan. Mostly, shoppers were worried that Macy’s prices were too high. " http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/retail-stocks-kroger-autozone-shares/story.aspx?guid=%7BC36942AC-B592-44BF-A271-673E18157BCC%7D
  • See also: "What about Iraq?" Minnesota Public Radio, Dec. 5, 2006. "Participants in the forum also spent a lot of time debating whether to allow Iraq to splinter, instead of trying to make the Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds live together under a strong central government. Robert Delahunty, a law professor at the University of St. Thomas and a former Bush administration official, says he hasn’t heard any better ideas for bringing an end to the conflict in Iraq."   http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2006/12/05/iraqfuture/
  • "Macy’s must woo back Field’s fans," Star Tribune, Dec. 6, 2006. "Despite a multimillion-dollar campaign aimed at building Macy’s into a national brand, one out of five shoppers in the Twin Cities said they will shop less at the department store this holiday season than a year ago, when it was Marshall Field’s, according to a survey released Tuesday by the University of St. Thomas. Only 3 percent expect to shop there more." http://www.startribune.com/535/story/856636.html
  • "Orono chief will be Hennepin County sheriff’s top deputy," Star Tribune, Dec. 6, 2006. "Good, who also teaches a police leadership course at the University of St. Thomas, will become chief deputy when Rich Stanek, 44, takes over as sheriff on Jan. 2. Good, 53, became Orono chief in 2001 after heading the sex- offender registration program at the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension." http://www.startribune.com/462/story/855593.html
  • "Pawlenty cabinet officers leaving," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 7, 2006. "[Revenue commissioner Dan] Salomone, who earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin, taught economics at Mac Murray College in Illinois before he joined the Revenue Department. He also has taught part time at Hamline University , the University of St. Thomas and Metropolitan State University ." http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/politics/16186860.htm
  • "Around St. Paul ," Star Tribune, Dec. 8, 2006. Columnist Joe Kimball writes, "Falling with grace: The Rev. Dennis Dease, president of the University of St. Thomas , is back at work after shoulder surgery, which he underwent after tripping on a raised sidewalk while speed-walking near campus last month. Dease told the St. Thomas student newspaper, The Aquin , that the doctor examining him had two bits of bad news: ‘Your shoulder is dislocated,’ and ‘I’m a Johnnie.’ That would be a graduate of St. John’s University, the Tommies’ longtime arch-nemesis." http://www.startribune.com/785/story/861957.html
  • "Thank you just enough," Star Tribune, Dec. 8, 2006. "University of St. Thomas marketing professor Susan Heckler wishes service providers would give tipping guidance to customers. ‘Service providers are sometimes not happy because they’re not getting what they thought the customer should give,’ she said. ‘The customer is not happy because they are not sure if they’re giving the right thing.’" http://www.startribune.com/148/story/861314.html
  • "The McCarthy Tapes," Minnesota Public Radio, Dec. 8, 2006. " Eugene McCarthy died in December 2005 at the age of 89. His political legacy will forever be defined by 1968, when McCarthy turned his opposition to the Vietnam War into a crusade for the presidency. The McCarthy Tapes takes us back to the 1968 campaign through the audio recordings of the McCarthy archive." McCarthy taught at St. Thomas in the mid 1940s. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2006/12/08_mccarthy/
  • Sports briefs, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 11, 2006. " St. Thomas 7, St. Catherine 2: Jill Kobow had two goals and an assist to lead host St. Thomas over St. Catherine. Lauren Bradel stopped 17 shots for St. Thomas. The Tommies scored three goals in a 2:48 span midway through the second period to take a 3-0 lead. Jackie Carroll, Allison Turgeon and Courtney Sekevitch each had a goal and an assist." http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/sports/colleges/university_of_minnesota/16211548.htm
  • Education briefs, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 12, 2006. "The parish communities of Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Church of St. Luke have announced the appointment of Patrick Lofton as principal at IHM-St. Luke’s School. Lofton most recently served as middle school coordinator and teacher at St. Mark’s School in St. Paul. He began his duties in October at IHM-St. Luke’s, a K-8 Catholic school. Lofton is working on an educational specialist degree in educational leadership through the Murray Institute at the University of St. Thomas . … http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/living/education/16217622.htm
  • "Loyal shoppers at ex-May stores like Kaufmann’s slow to accept Macy’s," Pittsburgh (Pa.) Post Gazette, Dec. 12, 2006. "Of all the challenges facing Federated Department Stores as it moves to create a new national department store chain in Macy’s, this one may be the biggest: People who don’t shop at Macy’s think its prices are too high. That’s according to researchers at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., who polled residents in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area on their holiday spending plans." http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06346/745365-28.stm