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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  • "Tough odds, strong kids," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 7, 2007. The [Optimist Club] awards, which will be presented Thursday evening at a formal dinner, are given to low-income and college-aspiring city kids who are doing well in school while overcoming or struggling with compelling odds. Five area schools – Augsburg College, the College of St. Catherine, Hamline University, Macalester College and the University of St. Thomas – continue to pledge to annually match and renew the award amount for any of the recipients who are admitted to and attend their institutions. Most of the other 13 award winners are excelling in high school while dealing with physical disabilities, mental illness, murders or the deaths of parents or siblings, their own crime victimizations and other obstacles. http://www.twincities.com//ci_7389229
  • "Syl Jones: Education, quality thereof," Star Tribune, Nov. 9, 2007. Columnist Jones writes, "All that creative thinking must have paid off: She went on to found and run the Center for Creative Studies at the University of St. Thomas before retiring. This week, the annual convention of the National Association for Gifted Children has taken place in Minneapolis. One of the attendees is a 95-year-old woman — Berenice (Bee) Bleedorn — whose powerfully active mind is still searching for ways to reshape society’s views on education." http://www.startribune.com/562/story/1538336.html
  • "On public pocket-picking, planes, pounds and more …" St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 9, 2007. "Opinionettes: We send our warmest congratulations to Denise Johnson. She is an editorial writer for the Star Tribune who was previously a reporter and writer for the Pioneer Press. We know Denise Johnson as a great person, a great journalist and a great mentor. She will be honored by ThreeSixty, a journalism training program that focuses on minority youth. Johnson was a member of the first class, when it was known as the Urban Journalism Workshop, and she has long been active with the organization. The award is called ‘Widening the Circle’ and we thank Denise Johnson for doing just that in a field that needs the broadest possible participation. " ThreeSixty is a program based at St. Thomas. http://www.twincities.com/opinion/ci_7408054
  • "To those who served," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Nov. 13, 2007. Here’s some nice Page 1 coverage of the St. Thomas Air Force ROTC unit’s Veterans’ Day vigil. http://www.twincities.com//ci_7443306
  • "Facebook: Social networking site is the new yellow flag in college sports," MinnPost, Nov. 13, 2007. " ‘Students think it’s just childhood fun, and it isn’t,’ said Ruth Sinn, head coach of the women’s basketball team at the University of St. Thomas." MinnPost is a new nonprofit, online newspaper published five days a week. It was founded by Joel Kramer, former editor and publisher of the Star Tribune, and features reporting by many veteran Twin Cities journalists. http://www.minnpost.com/stories/2007/11/13/77/facebook_social_networking_site_is_the_new_yellow_flag_in_college_sports