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.

If you see a story about St. Thomas and would like us to include mention of it, be sure to drop us a note at bulletin@stthomas.edu.

  • "A final salute: 800 gather to mourn the charismatic West Point cadet who disappeared four months ago," St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 22, 2007. "The funeral [of Nick Rossini] was a culmination of a week of gatherings, where friends came together to tell stories and catch up. After high school, a tight-knit group of about a dozen friends scattered to different colleges and universities, but they all stayed close. The news of their friend’s fate drew them all together again. Tacheny, a junior at the University of St. Thomas, described it as a ‘bittersweet’ reunion." http://www.twincities.com/searchresults/ci_5723454
  • "Notebook: A perfect day," NCAAsports.com, April 24, 2007. "Shutting it down: St. Thomas right-hander Riley Bosch earned Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week honors after lifting the Tommies to a 5-1 win as they ended St. Scholastica’s 15-game winning streak on April 18.  The senior from Vadnais Heights, Minn., pitched seven shutout innings against the Saints, striking out six batters and scatting five hits. Bosch finished the outing with an inning-ending strikeout to foil a bases-loaded threat in the seventh. He leads the MIAC with a 0.99 ERA and has thrown 17 consecutive scoreless innings. The Tommies moved up to No. 19 in the latest ABCA Division III poll after posting a 9-2 record over the last two weeks. St. Thomas is one of three Division III schools with squads ranked in the Top 20. The Tommies’ softball team is No. 1 in the nation. " http://www.ncaasports.com/baseball/mens/story/10147199
  • Interview about dramatic downturn in U.S. new home sales, WCCO Radio, April 24, 2007. Dr. George Karvel, Arnold and Leonard Mikulay Distinguished Chair in Real Estate in the Opus College of Business, was the interviewee. (No longer available online.)
  • "Wikipedia wins over Web users," St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 25, 2007. "Wikipedia is particularly popular among college students, the Pew study noted. It is the ‘default site’ for University of St. Thomas students, observed Mark Neuzil, an associate professor of journalism at the St. Paul-based school. And that sometimes makes him nervous. ‘I don’t let students working on a paper in my class use Wikipedia for a main source because of the possibility of errors,’ he said." http://www.twincities.com/searchresults/ci_5742779
  • "Interests may signal goals of next archbishop," Star Tribune, April 25, 2007. "Prof. Robert Kennedy, head of the Catholic Studies Department at the University of St. Thomas, said he wouldn’t be surprised if Nienstedt, given his background as a moral theologian, were more outspoken than Flynn on issues such as same-sex marriage, abortion and stem-cell research. But Nienstedt’s chief challenges, Kennedy predicted, will be demographic changes: a surge of Hispanic newcomers changing the face of the U.S. church even as they ensure its growth and ‘this period in which a lot of people are becoming more casual about their faith.’ … Sister Katarina Schuth, a professor at St. Paul Seminary who has known Nienstedt for years, said he’s ‘a very fine leader and very knowledgeable about how to encourage young men into the priesthood. ‘We’re all fond of Flynn, but it’s exciting whenever a new leader comes in,’ Schuth said. ‘Personally, I hope to hear him speak out on how we can bring peace to this troubled world.’" http://www.startribune.com/614/story/1140984.html
  • "St. Paul/Michael Larson is 30th postmaster," St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 26, 2007. "Michael S. Larson, who started with the U.S. Postal Service 27 years ago as a part-time letter carrier, was sworn in Wednesday as St. Paul ‘s 30th postmaster. Larson, who has been acting postmaster since November, formally assumed the post in a ceremony in Maplewood. He said he intended to focus ‘on efficient, safe service for all residential and business customers.’ He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of St. Thomas." http://www.twincities.com/searchresults/ci_5751558  
  • "Look Who’s Minding the Store: New M.B.A. programs focus on family businesses," Chronicle of Higher Education, May 4, 2007. "Bruce E. Roselle has more than a passing interest in his son’s M.B.A. course work at the University of St. Thomas’s Opus College of Business, in Minneapolis, Minn. … . " http://chronicle.com/weekly/v53/i35/35a01901.htm
  • "Tommy DeMarco: Surprising everyone," Star Tribune, April 29, 2007. Here’s a profile on high-school seniors and their college decisions. This Cretin-Derham Hall student chose the University of Minnesota over St. Thomas and St. John’s University. http://www.startribune.com/10106/story/1149684.html
  • "The things he’s carried," Star Tribune, April 29, 2007. This column’s author, Robert Franklin, retired in March as a reporter for the Star Tribune. He is adjunct member of the UST journalism faculty. http://www.startribun
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  • "Minnesota companies have learned how to recruit minority workers. Now the problem is … KEEPING THEM," Star Tribune, April 30, 2007. "Area business schools, busy with their own diversity efforts, are another asset for Minnesota corporations. While in school, students ‘have a chance to get connected to the real multicultural community here, survive two winters, and realize it’s a great place to live,’ said Christopher Puto, dean of the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas, a consortium member. ‘So when a job offer comes, the decision is a simple ‘Let’s stay.’ ‘" http://www.startribune.com/535/story/1152159.html
  • "Education notes," St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 1, 2007. "The University of St. Thomas will hold an open house for prospective students in the fields of education, leadership and organizational development from 5:30 to 7:30 tonight in Room 201 of Opus Hall on the university’s downtown Minneapolis campus, on 10th Street and LaSalle Avenue. For more information, visit www.stthomas.edu/education/events or call 651-962-4983." http://www.twincities.com/searchresults/ci_5788196?nclick_check=1