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 .

  • ” Music surrounds Tahoe, now and in future,” Sacramento (Calif.) Bee, July 19, 2009. “The festival closes Aug. 8 at Homewood Mountain Resort with its Orchestra Finale featuring the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra and guest Chris Kachian, classical guitarist and founder of the guitar program at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. He’s been a guest on ‘Prairie Home Companion’ and ‘St. Paul Sunday’ and is a champion of new works, both commissioning and performing them.” http://www.sacbee.com/entertainment/story/2032912.html
  • “SuperTarget planned for Woodbury now on hold,” Finance and Commerce, July 20, 2009. “As retailers like Target have scaled back their expansion plans, they’ve become more selective of which deals they pursue and started to seek more concessions from developers, said Dave Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas. Similarly, many existing tenants are pushing landlords for rent reductions. ‘It’s a sign of the times,’ Brennan said. ‘The momentum has very clearly shifted away from the developers to the tenants or anchors.’” http://kansascity.bizjournals.com/kansascity/othercities/twincities/stories/2009/07/20/story1.html?b=1248062400%5E1861947&s=industry
  • “Unions vow to organize Maple Grove Hospital,” Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, July 20, 2009. “The fact that Maple Grove won’t automatically be a union shop is equivalent to ‘a new auto plant opening in Detroit and not having the United Auto Workers represented,’ said Jack Militello, director of the University of St. Thomas’ health care MBA program. ‘Obviously, there’s a push to devalue the union. There’s something in the minds of the managers of North Memorial saying that the union does not represent productivity,’ Militello said.” http://albuquerque.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/othercities/twincities/stories/2009/07/20/story2.html?b=1248062400%5E1861954&s=industry
  • “A dogged determination : FastTrac course for displaced workers and others gets fledgling entrepreneurs on the trail to success,” Star Tribune, July 20, 2009. “The next 10-session class begins Sept. 15 at the University of St. Thomas Schulze School of Entrepreneurship. The cost is $395. The course is a condensed, accelerated version of Kauffman’s FastTrac business development course, which St. Thomas has offered for at least 15 years, program manager Fran Gretz said.” http://www.startribune.com/business/51043157.html
  • “Opus Group has numerous commercial projects on hold,” Finance and Commerce, July 23, 2009. “In St. Paul, Opus started construction in May on the 180,000-square-foot Anderson Athletic and Recreation Center for the University of St. Thomas. The project is scheduled to be finished in the fourth quarter of 2010. St. Thomas is a consistent Opus client. And Winston Hewett, spokeswoman for Opus, noted that 25 percent of the Opus Group’s projects under development or in the planning stages are institutional or higher-education projects.” http://www.finance-commerce.com/article.cfm/2009/07/23/Opus-Group-has-numerous-commerical-projects-on-hold
  • “3M on the road to recovery?” Star Tribune, July 24, 2009. “‘I’m sure the people inside of 3M are probably trying to tamp down expectations a little bit,’ said Dave Vang, chairman of the finance department at the University of St. Thomas business college. But by exceeding quarterly expectations, Vang said, ‘the market takes that as a signal that you’re going to hit your long-term goals.’” http://www.startribune.com/business/51526612.html