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

  • ‘Authors to read at DMACC in April,’ Des Moines Register, March 31, 2009. " The four include: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville English and creative writing professor and poet Allison Funk, who is the author of four books of poems; Portland State University senior writer-in-residence Craig Lesley, who is the author of four novels; Leslie Adrienne Miller, poet and professor at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn.; and University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor and novelist Timothy Schaffert." http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20090331/NEWS/90330042/1024/archive
  • "SJU faith center to expand mission," St. Cloud Times, April 1, 2009. " The Jay Phillips Center for Jewish-Christian Learning, sponsored jointly by St. John’s University and the University of St. Thomas, is also adopting a new name. It will be called the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning." http://www.sctimes.com/article/20090401/NEWS01/104010018
  • "Four brides, one hand-me-down gown," Star Tribune, April 3, 2009. "Margaret [Stoneking] had met Lucas Koenig while attending a cousin’s wedding in California last May. Luke was in the Marines and, although living in California, was a native Minnesotan. He was drawn to her immediately. ‘You kind of know Minnesotans, even when they’re in California," she said. "But I’m 23, so I wasn’t looking.’ Yet he was persistent, calling and writing while she attended the University of St. Thomas, studying health education. Soon, something clicked." http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/42416232.html
  • "When all the news seems bad, how do you find the good?" St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 4, 2009. "Part of the problem is that the basic definition of news is conflict," said Mark Neuzil, who teaches journalism at the University of St. Thomas. "And with more instant means of communication, bad news travels a lot faster now than it ever did before. With a steady diet — all day — of bad news, it just makes people feel like things are worse." http://www.twincities.com/ci_12069192
  • "Need something to do this weekend?" Star Tribune, April 4, 2009. " Those looking to participate in a basketball event for a good cause should check out the Twin Cities Hoop-A-Thon fundraiser from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Falcon Ridge Middle School in Apple Valley. Now in its 12th year, the event has raised more than $400,000 in the fight against Huntington’s Disease. The event is sponsored by University of St. Thomas senior B.J. Viau and his family." http://www.startribune.com/sports/42453872.html?page=2&c=y
  • "Entrepreneur keeps a virtual edge," Star Tribune, April 5, 2009. " The expert says: Avinash Malshe, marketing professor at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, said the flexibility of Badiyan’s Conversation Model is a plus." http://www.startribune.com/business/42457867.html
  • "Ask the outside expert: How to make cold calls more effective," Star Tribune, April 5, 2009. Here’s the weekly business-advice column featuring experts from UST’s Opus College of Business. http://www.startribune.com/business/42435207.html
  • "Daily Glean," MinnPost.com, April 6, 2009. " Missing men often don’t get the same media attention as missing young women, but everyone was all over the story of Dan Zamlen, a University of St. Thomas freshman who left a party early Sunday and was talking on his cell phone while walking near the Mississippi River. About 2:30 a.m., according to the Pioneer Press, he told friends on the phone: "Oh, my God. Where are you? Help," and the phone went dead. He’d been drinking but shouldn’t have been because he has Type 1 diabetes, friends and family told the Star Tribune. WCCO-TV reported that the family from the Iron Range drove down Sunday to help in the search for the young Eveleth man. KSTP-TV notes a State Patrol helicopter made low passes along the river searching for signs of Zamlen." http://www.minnpost.com/dailyglean/2009/04/06/7870/daily_glean_family_ballots_microcosm_of_absentee_voting_problems
  • "Latest News From Associated Press," KXMA-TV, Dickinson, N.D., April 7, 2009. " More than 500 volunteers scoured neighborhoods near the Mississippi River yesterday, but found no sign of 18-year-old University of St. Thomas freshman Daniel Zamlen. He was last heard from early Sunday. The search is particularly urgent because Zamlen is diabetic. He wears an insulin pump that, though automatic, requires some manual adjustments." http://www.kxma.com/getArticle.asp?ArticleId=356563
  • "Singh of Roti," Southwest Journal, April 6, 2009. "[Harry] Singh arrived in Minnesota from his native Trinidad and Tobago in 1970 to attend the University of St. Thomas, where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work. It took a few years, but he eventually realized he just wasn’t meant to spend his life working with juvenile offenders. Singh was meant to cook." http://www.swjournal.com/index.php?&story=13522&page=152&category=64 
  • "Cutesy nicknames strengthen a couple’s bonds," "Today," NBC, April 6, 2009. "’You are saying, symbolically, that you care enough about the other person and the relationship to develop your own way of speaking,’ says Carol Bruess, Ph.D., the director of family studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, and a co-author of Belly Button Fuzz and Bare-Chested Hugs: What Happy Couples Do. ‘You’ve got your own private world, your own mini culture.’" http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/29901815/