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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  • "Latest must-have home feature: A short commute," Star Tribune, June 22, 2008. "Not all buyers, however, are willing to sacrifice space for location, and that’s why Tom Musil, chairman of the real estate school at the University of St. Thomas, says that gas prices aren’t high enough to transform the market by themselves. ‘I don’t see an abandonment of the suburbs — low land costs and the extra house they get offset the gas, that’s how people adjust,’ he said. ‘I doubt that you’ll see people make radical decisions. … They’ll bite the bullet and make other sacrifices elsewhere.’"
  • "Charley Walters," St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 21, 2008. The sports columnist writes, " Former University of St. Thomas baseball standout John Finley, 68, who was president of the Minnesota Fighting Saints, is retiring as a Ramsey County judge."
  • " Edina ‘s O’Connell wins NCAA title in hammer throw," Edina Sun Current, June 21, 2008. "Since [Mark O’Connell] was pretty good in high school, he decided to try throwing at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. His college career ended recently with an NCAA Division III title in the hammer throw."
  • "Archway’s signs point to success," Star Tribune, June 22, 2008. "’These organizations are very specialized in being able to do what a retailer could do for themselves, but it’s not their expertise,’ said Dave Brennan, co-director of the Center for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas."
  • "Getting it set up – on your schedule," Star Tribune, June 23, 2008. "Dave Brennan, a marketing professor at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, said Mauzy had identified a promising niche, given the increasing sophistication, and size, of home theater systems, TVs and other consumer electronics."
  • "Telecommuting: Driving down the cost of working," Miami (Fl.) Herald, June 25, 2008. "Peter Ronza, benefits director at University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., says telecommuting is a trend that will only gain traction. ‘Companies are realizing they need to look at long term alleviation for their employees because gas costs aren’t coming down.”’
  • "Prayer energizes Totus Tuus teachers as they witness Jesus Christ to Diocese of Sioux City youth," Sioux City (Iowa) Catholic Globe, June 27, 2008. "Brian Feller, who recently graduated from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., and will be teaching at St. Mary’s in Storm Lake this fall, said his teaching approach is first to decide what is the most important point he wants to get across in each class."
  • "A product of God’s work," Sioux City ( Iowa) Catholic Globe, June 27, 2008. "So in the winter/spring semester of his sophomore year of college, [Jeremy Wind] transfe
    rred to the college seminary program at the University of St. Thomas but he didn’t go with any high expectations. He went to the seminary to discover all of the reasons why he couldn’t be a priest."
  • "Real estate Q & A," Fresno ( Calif.) Bee, June 27, 2008. Dr. Thomas Musil, director of the Shenehon Center for Real Estate in St. Thomas’ Opus College of Business, is the author of this syndicated column distributed by McClatchy News Service. It appears in dozens of newspapers across the country.
  • "For St. Paul’s Ford plant, hopes and caution," Star Tribune, June 27, 2008. " Retired University of St. Thomas manufacturing professor Fred Zimmerman applauded Ford for considering extending the life of the plant. ‘A pickup like the Ranger makes sense. I think it’s good news.’ Asked what it will take for high hopes to become reality, Zimmerman said Ford will probably need to consider three key things. ‘I suspect that for practical reasons Ford’s [decision] will center around two technologies we don’t already have, at least in volume. One is a highly efficient, clean diesel engine, and the other is plug-in hybrid,’ Zimmerman said. He added that Ford probably will also look at its metal stamping operations so as to use more local suppliers and reduce transportation costs.


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