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.

The list below is by no means exhaustive.   If you see a story about St. Thomas and would like us to include mention of it, be sure to drop us a note at bulletin@stthomas.edu.

  • Books, Star Tribune, Sept. 26, 2008. "Heather Bouwman’s new book, The Remarkable and Very True Story of Lucy and Snowcap, was published this month by Marshall Cavendish. It is a historical fantasy for middle-grade children. Bouwman is an associate professor of English at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. She’ll do a book signing at 2 p.m. next Sunday at the Red Balloon Bookshop in St. Paul, and another Nov. 8 at the Loft in Minneapolis." http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/books/29756109.html
  • "College notebook," Marin Independent Journal ( Novato, Calif.), Oct. 15, 2008. "A Marin Catholic-Terra Linda football rivalry sparking up almost 2,000 miles away? Sounds unlikely, but the very thing is set to happen Saturday when St. John’s University takes on the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. Eric Taylor (Terra Linda) is St. Thomas’ kicker and John Stanton (Marin Catholic) is a backup linebacker and special teams player for St. John’s. Taylor is no stranger to big special teams plays. In the 2004 North Coast Section Class 2A Redwood Empire championship game at Marin Catholic, Taylor forced and recovered a fumble by Jono Grayson on the opening kickoff to spark the Trojans to 21 first-half points en route to a shocking 21-14 win. Stanton was a junior linebacker at MC at the time." http://www.marinij.com/sports/ci_10728154
  • "Global ride gets bumpy for 3M," Star Tribune, Oct. 14, 2008. " Retired University of St. Thomas manufacturing professor Fred Zimmerman said 3M has a sound business model and predicts it will perform at about the 85th percentile of U.S. companies over the next few years. That probably will mean a drop in business, he noted. ‘But 3M is not like East Coast banks who operate out of high buildings where the air is thin, spend more money than they should, make bad loans, recategorize them as roses and then sell them to other dumb banks,’ Zimmerman said. ’3M will do fine. They have a strong balance sheet.’" http://www.startribune.com/business/30985684.html
  • "Sarah Palin’s popular frames prove there’s not much more to politics than meets the eye," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 17, 2008. "Nevertheless, Carol Bruess, associate professor of communications and journalism at the University of St. Thomas, contended that imitating the Palin look could make a copycat feel edgy. We feel as if we’re being a bit sneaky because we didn’t read about it in a trendy magazine. There is another theory on why we want what we see newsmakers wearing. ‘We’re lazy,’ Bruess said. ‘The average American doesn’t really know what is fashionable, so we pick up on easy cues. We see those glasses and think, ‘Oh, wow, that must be the new trend.’ ‘ " http://www.twincities.com/life/ci_10737935
  • "Catholic business schools: Financial crisis a learning opportunity," The Tidings, Oct. 17, 2008. "Christopher Puto, dean of the University of St. Thomas’ Opus College of Business in Minneapolis, remarked: ‘There are powerful lessons here on the issues of greed, selfishness and the need for sound moral judgment that offer great insight for young people at the start of their careers. We may be able to use this to guide the development of a new class of business leaders who genuinely understand that profit and the common good are not mutually exclusive ends,’ he said."
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  • "Same-sex marriage and the church," Zenit News Service, Oct. 19, 2008. In this story from Zenit, a nonprofit, international Catholic news service: "Charles J. Reid, Jr., professor of law at the University of St Thomas, reflected on the relationship between religion, law and the State. The law teaches values through the behaviors it sanctions and those it prohibits, he maintained." http://www.zenit.org/article-23983?l=english
  • Puppy Stolen From Home While Family Slept, WCCO-TV, Oct. 20, 2008. Dr. Margaret Reif, School of Education, and her husband, Dan, recently were the victims of a break-in at their home. Someone stole the family car and other items, but what the Reifs missed most was their puppy, Sully. http://wcco.com/pets/puppy.stolen.home.2.844954.html