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, and if links have expired, you’re welcome to purchase access to the stories or use a search engine such as Lexis Nexis, available on the UST Libraries’ Web site. In some cases, you’ll need to register on the publication’s Web site in order to access full text.

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  • ‘You better buy it now,’" St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 13, 2007.   "The classic impulse purchase typically goes beyond buying something for its utility or because it’s a good deal, said John Sailors, a University of St. Thomas professor who studies consumer behavior. ‘The key thought process is that you would derive pleasure from that purchase,’ he said."
  • "Schools install safer, pricier turf," St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 14, 2007. "’I like it better than grass,’ said Patti Gamboni, a member of the University of St. Thomas Women’s Lacrosse Club, as she practiced Sunday afternoon on O’Shaughnessy Stadium’s Palmer Field. … Synthetic turf already has been installed at several universities, including the University of St. Thomas and Macalester College."
  • Education notes, St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 15, 2007. "Among the 20 students chosen for the 2007 ThreeSixty Summer Journalism Workshop at the University of St. Thomas are: Andrew Worrall, Roseville Area High School; Belle Lin, Mounds View High School; and Matthew Smith, Como Park High School in St. Paul. ThreeSixty is a nonprofit program that promotes high school journalism and encourages minority students to pursue careers in journalism."
  • "Gift cards good now … and forever? It may happen soon," St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 16, 2007. "If a consumer hasn’t used a card after a year, chances are he or she lost it, said David Brennan, a marketing professor from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. It’s the cards that charge fees after only a few months that stand to hurt consumers the most, he said."
  • "Company Helps You Defend Your Online Reputation," WCCO-TV, May 16, 2007. "Genevieve Johnson is looking for a job. The senior at the University of St. Thomas will graduate in a few weeks. Several months ago, WCCO-TV asked her to sign up and paid for her to use She said it was very thorough and easy to use."
  • "Oles, Tommies win," Star Tribune, May 18, 2007. " Chris Terrazas and Josh Schulthies homered to lead St. Olaf to a 7-3 victory over Wisconsin-Steven’s Point in the second round of the NCAA Division III baseball tournament in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. The Oles play UW-Oshkosh today. St. Thomas defeated Ripon 9-3, with Eric Fleming driving in three runs for the Tommies. Dan Leslie allowed one run and five hits in six innings to earn the victory. The Tommies will play the winner of the UW-Stevens Point-Ripon game."
  • "State chess champion plays it cool," St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 20, 2007. "The year after Wasiluk first won the Chess Castle championship, the title went to Arkady Shemyakin, a Russian native who teaches math at the University of St. Thomas. Shemyakin recalls a win, a loss and a draw in three clocked games with Wasiluk."
  • "Fewer options: With less lift from stock-option gains, executive pay in the state lost a bit of altitude last year — a trend that could continue," Star Tribune , May 21, 2007. "’It is difficult to show there is a correlation between high levels of pay and consistent, superior company performance,’ said Robert Kennedy, professor of ethics and business law at the University of St. Thomas. In other words, Kennedy added, ‘It was hard to be punished for poor performance.’"
  • "Education notes," St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 22, 2007. "Ann Bateson recently was named director of the Schoenecker Law Library, associate dean and professor of law at the University of St. Thomas. She will join the school of law on July 1. Bateson currently is director of the law library at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, a position she has held since 1989."
  • "Minnetonka firm’s robot is on a roll," Star Tribune, May 23, 2007. "’You have to stay focused in the small-business space,’ said [ReconRob
    otics CEO and President Alan] Bignall, who has an MBA from the University of St. Thomas, earned during weekend classes he took after he already was an experienced executive."
  • "Can Catholic schools endure?" St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 25, 2007. "[Karen] Ristau, the NCEA president and a former University of St. Thomas professor, said most Catholic schools must make tuition affordable to attract families."
  • "Kara McGuire: To be the boss, plan," Star Tribune, May 25, 2007. "’There’s no better time to fail and screw up,’ said Alec Johnson, an associate professor of entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas. ‘If they blow it, they go get a job.’"
  • "Doug Grow: Church has beautiful structure and spirit," Star Tribune, May 27, 2007. "Amid the celebrations, there will be some sadness because in the fall, [Father John] Malone, 66, is retiring from the church he did so much to strengthen in his two decades as pastor. A lawyer, Malone will continue to teach at St. Thomas University."
  • "Minneapolis’ new civil rights director named," Star Tribune, May 27, 2007. "[Michael] Jordan, 57, is currently a staff member at the University of St. Thomas, where he earned his law degree last year."
  • "Small business: ‘All in the family’ wasn’t enough," Star Tribune, May 28, 2007. "In April, the Dalsin brothers received the Family Business of the Year award from the Center for Family Enterprise at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business. The award recognized the Dalsins for business leadership, community contributions, support of family business education and pursuit of continuing education."
  • "For companies past, all business was their business," St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 28, 2007. "The conglomerate model peaked in popularity in the 1960s and 1970s as a way to diversify business risks, said Phil Anderson, chairman of the management department at the University of St. Thomas."
  • Good Question: Why Do We Lie About Little Things?" WCCO-TV, May 28, 2007. " Dr. John Tauer, a social psychologist at the University of St. Thomas said, ‘Virtually nobody will say it’s a good thing to lie. The research indicates most of us lie far more often than we’d like to admit. Most people lie, on average, a couple times a day.’"
  • "Just following a grandfather’s advice," Star Tribune, May 29, 2007.   "All the recent attention she has received embarrasses her a little, but [ Pine City softball player Rhiannon] Sauter, who has committed to the University of St. Thomas, is also proud of her accomplishments."
  • "A determined quest for knowledge," St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 29, 2007. Susan Camp, 62, who died May 28, "became interested in Shotokan karate, earning a black belt and then teaching karate at the University of St. Thomas and Macalester College."
  • "District dandelions," St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 29, 2007. The editorialist writes, "Given the city’s dire budget situation of recent years, both the LWV and Repke are realistic in not expecting more funding, but they see potential partnerships worth exploring. We do, too. Possible foundation support and a partnership with the University of St. Thomas have been mentioned."


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