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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  • "Good Question: Why’s It Hard To Admit Being Wrong?" WCCO-TV, Jan. 12, 2007. "’It’s incredibly difficult,’ said Dr. John Tauer, who teaches psychology at the University of St. Thomas. That’s because two basic human needs are the need to feel good about ourselves and the need to be right and accurate about our perceptions of the world. This helps create our sense of self. ‘When those two needs do come in conflict, more often than not we end up protecting our feelings about ourselves,’ said Tauer. ‘Even if that means sacrificing our accuracy.’" http://wcco.com/goodquestion/local_story_011193646.html
  • "Good Question: Why Is Swearing So Common?" WCCO-TV, Jan. 13, 2007. "’I don’t think we can underestimate the power of language,’ said Carol Bruess, a communication professor at the University of St. Thomas." http://wcco.com/topstories/local_story_069142354.html
  • "Behind the scenes with familiar faces in front of the camera," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 14, 2007. "[KSTP-TV news anchor Leah McLean] — who graduated from Minnehaha Academy in 1997 and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of St. Thomas in communication and Spanish — spent her early 20s working in various TV news markets including Arizona, Oregon and Wisconsin before landing back home in the Twin Cities at KSTP in 2004. Next month marks her one-year anniversary co-anchoring the weekday news, and while she says things have ‘settled down a bit’ she’s still adjusting to her new duties." http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/entertainment/16438835.htm
  • "NAACP hunts for fountain of youth," Star Tribune, Jan. 15, 2007. "St. Paul, for example, has just reactivated its youth branch, which went dormant in 1996, [St. Paul NAACP President Nathaniel Khaliq] said. It added five people under the age of 35 to its 15-member board of directors. And it has made an effort to work with law students at William Mitchell College and the University of St. Thomas on police-community relations and other issues, he said." http://www.startribune.com/462/story/936772.html
  • See also: "Patrick Reusse," Star Tribune, Jan. 16, 2007. Sports columnist Reusse writes," ‘When he came home after a game, I could always tell if we won or lost by the sound of the garage door.’ — Mary Feely, wife of Tom Feely, the legendary St. Thomas basketball coach who died over the weekend." http://www.startribune.com/508/story/938213.html
  • "Offbeat class earns teacher distinction, Star Tribune, Jan. 16, 2007. "[Nyssa Brown's] innovative classroom strategies have earned her a trip to Washington next month. She’ll join educators from around the country at an awards gala sponsored by the National Education Association." Brown is a graduate music education student at St. Thomas. http://www.startribune.com/106/story/932958.html
  • "Hoping for a coach who will stay, Fridley hires one of its own," Star Tribune, Jan. 17, 2007. "’We were desperate, frantic even,’ said Susan Anderson-Benson, co-president of the Fridley Swim-Dive Boosters. ‘In terms of good coaches, there’s not much left out there that time of year.’ Amid a flurry of phone calls, Anderson-Benson, who works in the Center for Senior Citizen Education at the University of St. Thomas, contacted longtime Tommies swim coach Tom Hodgson. He recommended [Mark] Sielaff, a brand new volunteer assistant coach." http://www.startribune.com/142/story/933630.html
  • "Business briefs," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 17, 2007. "Engineering Minnesota’s Future: A Critical Partnership Opportunity: This daylong event, hosted by the University of St. Thomas’ School of Engineering, includes presentations and technology exhibits, 11 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. Jan. 24 at O’Shaughnessy Educational Center, St. Paul campus. At 1 p.m., George Buckley, chairman, president and chief executive officer of 3M Co., will speak about industry as a catalyst for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. The event is free and open to the pub
    lic. Visit www.stthomas.edu/ engineering/events or call 651-962-5750." http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/local/states/minnesota/counties/ramsey_county/16476074.htm