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

  • "Tough times? Phillips Edison goes full bore," Business Journal of Cincinnati, May 29, 2009. "’Retail sales on an aggregate basis are 10 percent lower today than they were a year ago,’ said David Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. Yet retail square footage from 1990 to 2008 expanded to 21 square feet per person, from 14 square feet. ‘It’s going to take time to recycle the existing real estate that’s out there,’ Brennan said. ‘It’s really a buyer’s market.’" http://www.bizjournals.com/louisville/othercities/cincinnati/stories/2009/06/01/story3.html?b=1243828800%5E1835978
  • "St. Mark’s to present Vaughan Williams piece," Star Tribune, May 30, 2009. A brief lower in this column: "The Flynn ‘empire’: He’s not up to Donald Trump status yet, but retired Archbishop Harry Flynn is amassing a growing list of namesake buildings. Last month, the University of St. Thomas named one of its dormitories Flynn Hall, and this week the office building at Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights, which serves as the corporate offices for Catholic Cemeteries, was renamed the Archbishop Harry Flynn Center." http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/faith/46468847.html
  • "Debut novels by Minnesota authors make great summer reading," St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 31, 2009. " J.C. Hallman , who teaches at the University of St. Thomas, offers his story collection, The Hospital for Bad Poets (Milkweed Editions, $16), after publishing The Devil Is a Gentleman: Exploring America’s Religious Fringe and The Chess Artist. …" http://www.twincities.com/entertainment/ci_12478122
  • "Reconnaissance robots to the rescue," Star Tribune, June 1, 2009. "The William C. Norris Institute at the University of St. Thomas initially invested $100,000 in ReconRobotics and added $50,000 last year. Mike Moore, the institute’s director, said he looks for businesses that are developing new technology products that are socially beneficial.’They were able to get to market with it and start building a pretty good order book,’ Moore said, explaining why he made a second investment in the start-up." http://www.startribune.com/business/46509847.html
  • " He keeps on building, even in down times," Star Tribune, June 1, 2009. "The expert says: John Sailors, assistant professor of marketing at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, praised Snyder’s willingness to step up his marketing in the face of the downturn.’I wish I had some kind of award that I could give to Mr. Snyder," Sailors said. ‘I wish I could shake his hand.’" http://www.startribune.com/business/46498217.html
  • "Dealers to bear brunt of GM cuts in Minnesota," Star Tribune, June 2, 2009. "As for the state’s manufacturing sector, its dependence on the auto industry has shrunk over the past 15 years as companies diversified, said Fred Zimmerman, a retired University of St. Thomas professor." http://www.startribune.com/business/46675762.html
  • "Are Conscience Protections for Health Workers Endangered?" America, June 8, 2009. "’Signs of erosion’ of support for federal conscience-clause protections began to appear about 10 years ago, reports Susan J. Stabile, the Robert and Marion Short distinguished chair in law at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. Ms. Stabile was the featured speaker at the 25th Catholic Healthcare Administrative Personnel Convention on May 21. Conscience clauses are regulations that protect health care providers who object to performing procedures that violate their religious beliefs or moral convictions."http://www.americamagazine.org/content/article.cfm?article_id=11697
  • "SI Vault," Sports Illustrated, June 8, 2009. "It’s Their Party: Mark Miller, an All-America pitcher for the College of Wooster (Ohio), walked away from University of St. Thomas players after the Tommies, of St. Paul, Minn., scored a run in the bottom of the 12th to win the NCAA Division III national championship game 3-2 on May 26 in Grand Chute, Wis. Miller pitched all 11 1/3 innings for the Fighting Scots." http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1156220/index.htm
  • "How to Ask for a Raise When the Pay Freeze Thaws," U.S. News & World Report, June 3, 2009. "’ A lot of people will be of the perspective that you shouldn’t ask for anything because you’re lucky to have a job,’ says Peter Ronza, compensation and benefits manager at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. But if you’re in a sector with a lower supply of workers and you have skills that are in demand—as in certain healthcare occupations or for software engineers—then you’re in better shape to broach the salary issue." http://www.usnews.com/articles/business/careers/2009/06/03/how-to-ask-for-a-raise-when-the-pay-freeze-thaws.html
  • "Bit by bit, Gehry House is coming to town," Owatonna People’s Press, June 3, 2009. "About once a week through June, the Gainey Conference Center will be receiving a very special delivery in the middle of the night. Pieces of the famed Gehry House — a donation to the University of St. Thomas by the home’s current owner, real estate developer Kirt Woodhouse — are on the way to the Gainey Center from the house’s original location at Lake Minnetonka." http://www.owatonna.com/news.php?viewStory=106940
  • "Gay marriage: A threat to religious liberty?" The Christian Century Magazine, issue date June 30, 2009. Thomas Berg, professor of law at St. Thomas and co-director of the Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy, is author of this column. http://www.christiancentury.org/article.lasso?id=7166