Hidup, a national Catholic publication published in Indonesia, carried in its July 13 issue a photo of Dr. Julie Risser, director of St. Thomas’ American Museum of Asmat Art, pictured with the
Most Rev. Glen Lewandowski, O.S.C., at the museum’s Twin Cities "Spirit of Solstice" event last month. Lewandowski is master general of the Order of the Holy Cross, founders of the museum.
Hidup circulates to some 35,000 readers.

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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  • "Big plans, new horizons for Best Buy," Star Tribune, June 30, 2008. "University of St. Thomas Prof. David Brennan and his colleague at the Institute for Retailing Excellence, Lorman Lundsten, are in the process of publishing a case study about Wal-Mart’s global international expansion, based on analysis of financial reports and their own observations.The professors’ conclusion: Wal-Mart’s key strength — highly controlled distribution centers where it could squeeze vendors and deliver predictable ‘everyday low prices’ — can’t always be achieved on foreign soil." http://www.startribune.com/business/22103794.html
  • "Art of the Asmat: St. Thomas takes up mission to keep tribal art from New Guinea in the public’s eye," Highland Villager, July 2, 2008. To view a PDF of the article, click here.
  • "Your Campus ID and Insurance Card, Please," Inside Higher Ed, July 3, 2008. "In recently adopting a health insurance requirement for students, officials at the University of St. Thomas were cognizant of the context: rising health care costs and scarce resources. The Minnesota university offers its own sponsored health plan, but many undergraduates come to college already insured, mostly through their parents’ employer-sponsored plans." http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2008/07/03/insurance
  • "Youth-vote issues: War, economy, education," Star Tribune, July 4, 2008. " Andrew Korte, 21, sat snacking on a sandwich on the steps outside of the library at the University of St. Thomas one recent afternoon along with his friend Jeremy Leavell. Leavell, 21, is also a student at St. Thomas. Like many young people across the nation, Korte is uncertain what the future has in store for him." Here’s a story by a young writer from ThreeSixty, the St. Thomas-based journalism workshop for high school students. http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/taste/23233584.html
  • "Franken hopes his run will sow the seeds of change," Star Tribune, July 5, 2008. "Franken could benefit significantly if Barack Obama’s appeal to new voters carries over, said Steven Hatting, associate professor of political science at the University of St. Thomas. Hatting believes that ‘independent voters are going to be crucial’ in the election. And if Minnesota voter turnout is in excess of 70 percent, as it was in 2004, it will be to Franken’s advantage." http://www.startribune.com/politics/23238834.html
  • " Belmont professor writes book on work-life balance," The ( Nashville) Tennessean, July 6, 2008. "Over the next six months, [Jeffrey] Cornwall and co-author Michael Naughton, a professor at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minn., will stage workshops on work-life balance and faith-based management in Portland, Ore.; Minneapolis; Nashville; Cleveland, Ohio; and possibly Chicago and St. Louis." http://tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080706/BUSINESS01/807060366
  • "Best Buy’s global appetite," St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 6, 2008. "On the other hand, David Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas, warns that Best Buy is moving so rapidly into so many countries that he fears some missteps ahead." http://www.twincities.com/business/ci_9793419
  • "As trust ebbs, nonprofits in denial," St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 7, 2008. Columnist Dave Beal writes, "The state’s nonprofits are a diverse lot, embracing healthcare, education, social service and arts/culture organizations ranging from the Mayo Clinic, the University of St. Thomas and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts to scores of tiny arts and social service nonprofits." http://www.twincities.com/beal/ci_9793396
  • "Open for business," St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 7, 2008. Jay Budge, owner of RealEstateOpens.com, explains how he started his business: "I read that the Small Business Development Center located at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis was offering free counseling for entrepreneurs. Using SBDC guidance, agent and buyer questionnaires, and local, state and national real estate resources, I complete my pl
    an." http://www.twincities.com/business/ci_9793397
  • "Small business: Earning a profit from nonprofits," Star Tribune, July 7, 2008. " The expert says: Avinash Malshe, marketing professor at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, said thedatabank has a novel idea, but that promoting the company and creating greater awareness will be critical for growth." http://www.startribune.com/business/22884979.html
  • "How bad was it? Ask Warren Buffett," Star Tribune, July 7, 2008. "’But overall, everything about the stock market is negative lately,’ said Mary Daugherty, a professor at the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas who also leads the Aristotle Fund, the student-run fund. "I sat with my student managers [last week] and we’re sitting on cash. They don’t want to invest. All the news is bad, they say. The reality is there are certain companies that are down that are good. This country … this economy is not going to roll over and die. We are an innovative people with innovative companies. Everybody is downtrodden. I’m not sure we’ve seen the worst. But we’re close.’" http://www.startribune.com/business/22881509.html
  • "Paydirt: Student loan locator," Star Tribune, July 5, 2008. Columnist Kara McGuire writes, "Many colleges are making the switch to government loans to guarantee that students will have access to funds. Without the switch, almost four in 10 borrowers returning to Macalester College in Minneapolis would have needed to switch lenders for the coming school year. At University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., more than half the students would have been in the same boat." http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/yourmoney/22870444.html
  • " Wilsons sells outlets, changes name," St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 9, 2008. "Still, the challenges ahead include intense competition from department stores and how well the Studio concept does in a market where middle-income customers are doing away with nonessential purchases. ‘I think that’s going to be tough to do,’ said David Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas." http://www.twincities.com/business/ci_9821685
  • "Charley Walters," St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 9, 2008. The sports columnist writes, "Major league umpire Mark Wegner, who will work third base in the All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium next Tuesday, is taking his former Cretin-Derham Hall High baseball coach, Dennis Denning, to New York as his guest.   ‘It’s a big honor that he thought of me,’ said Denning, now the University of St. Thomas coach. ‘I wouldn’t miss it for the world.’" http://www.twincities.com/columnists/ci_9822415
  • "Love of singing drives ‘ Oklahoma’ leading lady," Red Wing Republican-Eagle, July 11, 2008. "Stacy Mandelkow admits, ‘My motto is, ‘I’d rather be busy than bored.’ That’s as good a reason as any to explain how she manages to be Miss Coon Rapids, third runnerup in the Miss Minnesota Pageant, a business student at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, and a member of the U.S. Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps." http://www.republican-eagle.com/articles/index.cfm?id=51674
  • "Dennis Anderson: Stamp celebration honors Minnesota winners," Star Tribune, July 13, 2008. "Each hopes to help lay the foundation for what someday might be a wildlife art museum at the Daniel C. Gainey Conference Center in Owatonna, part of the University of St. Thomas." This story also was distributed by Associated Presshttp://www.startribune.com/sports/24542984.html
  • "Where the capital gains tax will be applied to on a rental property," Belleville ( Ill.) News-Democrat, July 13, 2008. Here’s a column by Dr. Thomas Musil, director of the Shenehon Center for Real Estate in the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis. http://www.bnd.com/business/story/394497.html
  • "Small business: Geek Squad spinoff gets a reboot," Star Tribune, July 14, 2008. "The expert says: Avinash Malshe, marketing professor at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, said the two-pronged approached of Techies’ turnaround — focusing on technician utilization and streamlining internal work processes — appears promising. ‘That is a smart thing to do for a young company, since the CEO is attacking the problem on both fronts,’ Malshe said. ‘Great technological expertise is of no use unless every function in the company is in sync with one another. Streamlining the processes will help this firm understand customer needs, leverage their technical skills, come up with superior products and services in a timely manner and ultimately offer a better customer solution.’" http://www.startribune.com/business/24536824.html
  • "Grads face new realities in tight job market," Star Tribune, July 14, 2008. Ben Nebo knew his combination of majors — Chinese, philosophy, and justice and peace studies — wouldn’t have recruiters beating down his door with high-paying job offers. So he joined the Peace Corps. Many of his friends, also with scattered degrees in liberal-arts studies that don’t funnel directly into upwardly mobile careers, joined similar programs that send workers to do good in locales near and far. ‘They knew they didn’t have any options’ besides those programs, said Nebo, who graduated from the University of St. Thomas this spring. ‘It’s kind of a way to postpone getting a real job or to look good for grad schools.’" http://www.startribune.com/business/25130964.html