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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  • "Student hopes to make time for volunteering and a career in law," Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, July 18, 2008. "Vanessa Williams is a self-identified Type A personality. The 21-year-old wound up in law school at the University of St. Thomas after debating between that path and one in public administration. She finds the long hours and challenging lectures enjoyable. And although law school has taken over her social life and free time, Williams said she hopes to return someday to a life less pervaded by law. Volunteering has always been an important part of her life, and it’s something she’ll make time for in the future." http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/stories/2008/07/21/focus4.html
  • "Charley Walters," St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 20, 2008. The sports columnist writes, " University of St. Thomas baseball coach Dennis Denning and softball coach John Tschida sat together during Tuesday’s 15-inning, four-hour, 35-minute All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium. But it wasn’t anything near the longest professional baseball game Denning had experienced. In 1966, while playing for the Baltimore Orioles’ Florida State League team in Miami, Denning played all 29 innings in a 4-3 victory over St. Petersburg, which was managed by then-future hall of famer Sparky Anderson. That game lasted six hours, 59 minutes, and Denning had 15 at-bats." http://www.twincities.com/dailydose/ci_9935898
  • "Librarian Marilyn Burstein motivated children to read," Star Tribune, July 20, 2008. " Burstein was just as serious in her efforts to help scholars and students of Judaism, said Rabbi Barry Cytron, director of the Jay Phillips Center for Jewish-Christian Learning, a partnership of St. John’s University and the University of St. Thomas." http://www.startribune.com/obituaries/25670284.html
  • "Small business: Becoming a family business paying off ," Star Tribune, July 21, 2008. "Emily Alverson, who is working on a master’s degree in human-resource development at the University of St. Thomas, had worked in corporate jobs for a couple of years before going to the family firm as recruiter." http://www.startribune.com/business/25623669.html
  • "Mover: Mike Williams," St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 21, 2008. Williams, a St. Thomas alumnus, is executive director of Minnesota GreenStar, a "Green building standard and certification program for both existing and new homes that promotes healthy, durable, high performance homes." http://www.twincities.com/ci_9953179
  • "Earth power: Heating and cooling from the ground up," Star Tribune, July 22, 2008. " This is Opus Northwest’s second commercial project with a geothermal system. Five years ago it built one with 88 wells, each 300 feet deep, for Luther College’s Center for the Arts in Decorah, Iowa. It recently did some soil testing for the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul to determine the feasibility of a geothermal system in future campus development. Soils have to be tested because those with more moisture tend to be better for geothermal systems than dry, sandy soils, he said." http://www.startribune.com/business/25740424.html
  • "Two more years for St. Paul Ford plant," Star Tribune, July 24, 2008. "The plant’s reprieve came as no surprise to Fred Zimmerman, retired University of St. Thomas manufacturing professor.The plant produces a durable, fuel-efficient truck that continues to have a place in times of high energy costs, Zimmerman said. St. Paul has long been one of Ford’s best plants, he said, with one exception: It lacks integrated metal stamping, which means big parts such as hoods and doors must be shipped in." http://www.startribune.com/business/25854884.html