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

  • "Construction halted on SuperTarget in Inver Grove Heights," Business Journal, Jan. 16, 2009. " Target previously announced it would scale back its store expansion plans for 2009, but it’s a bad sign when the retailer stops work on a project it started, said Dave Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas." http://boston.bizjournals.com/boston/othercities/twincities/stories/2009/01/19/story2.html
  • "A day to party, and you’re invited," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 17, 2009. "There seem to be more outside-the-Beltway festivities than usual," said Nancy Zingale, professor emeritus of political science at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. She attributed the phenomenon to a couple of factors: the historic significance of the first black president and President-elect Barack Obama’s heavy use of the Internet to mobilize volunteers and donors during his campaign. "These enthusiastic supporters have kept in touch and can organize pretty effortlessly," Zingale said. "It takes (inauguration celebrations) to a whole new level." http://www.twincities.com/news/ci_11475248
  • "Yabbies on the menu," Hills Gazette (suburban Perth, Australia), Jan. 17, 2008. "University students from the United States have visited a freshwater crayfish business in Chidlow as part of an Australian study trip. The group of 23 students from the University of St Thomas in Minnesota are spending a month touring the country." Take a peek at a photo, too. http://hills.inmycommunity.com.au/news-and-views/local-news/Yabbies-on-the-menu/7516568/
  • "The lesson is never just a number," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 18, 2009. "In [Sousada Chidthachack's] junior year of at the University of St. Thomas, a math professor who also was her adviser persuaded her to think about changing her major to math. When she did, she began a painstaking journey. … She studied mathematical technology in China, architecture in Spain and culture in South Africa. On her first trip out of the country during her freshman year, she went to Australia. Now, as she earns a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction at the University of St. Thomas, she hopes to take a graduate trip this summer to Namibia." http://www.twincities.com/ci_11478399
  • " Albert Lea High School graduate recounts being at the National Mall ," Albert Lea Tribune, Jan. 21, 2009.   UST student Tyler Peterson "was already planning on going to Washington, D.C., for about a week and a half to participate in an academic seminar through the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul and the Washington Center." http://www.albertleatribune.com/news/2009/jan/21/what-was-it-crowd-inauguration/   
  • " Charley Walters," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 23, 2009. The sports columnist reports, " Saturday will be nostalgic for Dan Halvorsen, a 6-7 former record-setting Owatonna basketball star whose 6-8 son, Valparaiso-bound Chris of Sibley, will play against Kaukauna High (Wis.) on the same floor his father did 40 years ago. Halvorsen’s other son, 6-8 Anders, is a standout freshman at the University of St. Thomas, ranked No. 2 in NCAA Division III. " http://www.twincities.com/ci_11522156