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

  • "Buffalo Wild Wings: Licking Fingers Of Success," WCBS-TV and three other sources, New York City, Feb. 17, 2009. "’It’s neatly positioned in that casual market,’ said Dave Brennan, professor of marketing at the University of St. Thomas. ‘It’s a step above the McDonald’s and the quick serve companies. But it’s not as high as say the Applebee’s and Chili’s. And it also has a different atmosphere which appeals greatly to young people.’ " http://wcbstv.com/business/buffalo.wild.wings.2.937604.html
  • " Fascination with trains costs Minnesota plenty," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 17, 2009. Here’s an opinion piece by Dr. Michael Andregg of St. Thomas’ Justice and Peace Studies program. http://www.twincities.com/opinion/ci_11717405
  • "Where to go when the bank says no: A guide to seeking out alternative sources of financing," Minnesota Lawyer, February 2, 2009. Mike Ryan, director of the Small Business Development Center at St. Thomas, advises. See PDF.
  • "Wanted: Lousy job, low pay," CNNMoney.com, Feb. 19, 2009. "’As a recruiter we’re faced with a humongous amount of applications,’ said Pete Ro
    nza, a compensation & benefits manager at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. ‘We could write the ad in Russian and it wouldn’t matter.’ Ronza says that many applications don’t have a chance because they don’t fit with the job requirements.’We sympathize, but we have to find the best person,’ he said." http://money.cnn.com/2009/02/18/news/economy/lousy_job/index.htm?postversion=2009021910
  • "Slam poetry performance, " Asian-American Press, Feb. 19, 2009. "That’s What She Said, an evening of poetry and music to benefit the Minnesota poets attending the 2nd Annual Women of the World Poetry Slam, will take place Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m. at The Local Irish Pub, 931 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis. … [Among performers, Jenn] Sparks participated in the College Poetry Slam Nationals with the University of St. Thomas." http://www.aapress.com/index.php?subaction=showfull&id=1235088403&archive=&start_from=&ucat= 1
  • "Literary calendar," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 19, 2009.   "Hubbs Children’s Literature Conference: Seventeenth annual conference with Carole Boston Weatherford, award-winning African-American author and poet, discussing "Bending Genres, Bridging Generations" in her keynote morning session; and Minnesotan Warren Hanson, illustrator of "A Cup of Christmas Tea" and the "Peef" books. Discussion topics include a review of award-winning books, ideas for teaching about diversity and tips on becoming a professional writer. 8:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. Saturday; $55, including lunch; O’Shaughnessy Educational Center, University of St. Thomas, 2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul; registration/ information, stthomas.edu/edu cation/events/hubbs/ or 651-962-4431." http://www.twincities.com/bookawards/ci_11741808
  • "Off the tracks — and unconstitutional," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 21, 2009. This opinion piece’s author is Michael Stokes Paulsen, professor of law at St. Thomas. A version of this column originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal in January. http://www.twincities.com/ci_11755311