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

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.

  • “Titans volleyball ranked No. 1 in Division III,” Oshkosh (Wis.) Northwestern, Sept. 22, 2009. “Rounding out the top 10 teams in the weekly poll were second-ranked Juniata College, third-ranked Emory University, fourth-ranked Ohio Northern University and Washington University (Mo.), sixth-ranked University of St. Thomas (Minn.), seventh-ranked Carthage College (Wis.), eighth-ranked Hope College (Mich.), ninth-ranked Wittenberg University (Ohio) and 10th-ranked Calvin College (Mich.).”
  • “Merkle named director of interfaith center,” St. Cloud Times, Sept. 23, 2009. John Merkle was named director of the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning, jointly operated by St. Thomas and St. John’s University.
  • “Award winners serve in ‘broad spectrum’ of life issues,” The Catholic Spirit, Sept. 23, 2009. Among the winners of the 2009 Champions for Life Awards sponsored by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis: in the youth category, UST student Caitlin Heaney, whose parents are philosophy professors Dr. Stephen Heaney at St. Thomas, and Dr. Ann Maloney Heaney at St. Catherine University; and in the school category, Dr. Teresa Collett’s International Law and Catholic Social Teaching class at the UST School of Law.
  • “Rape-reporting laws topic of KU speech,” Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World and News, Sept. 25, 2009. “Teresa Collett, a professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, will be visiting KU Tuesday and will deliver a speech called ‘Sex, Jurisprudence and Rock and Roll’ … .”
  • “Christian outdoor meditations,” Suite101.com, Sept. 25, 2009. Here’s a review of A Spiritual Field Guide (Brazos Press, 2005) by St. Thomas authors Dr. Bernard Brady and Dr. Mark Neuzil.
  • “Star Tribune Out From Bankruptcy, Into a New Day,” WCCO-TV, Sept. 28, 2009. “Almost like a microcosm of the newspaper business, look no further than the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. For years, journalism students on campus published the Aquin student newspaper. One month ago, the university dropped its printed version of the paper, opting to publish it strictly online. That move saved enough in hard printing costs to add 20 more people to the Aquin’s staff. UST Journalism professor Mark Neuzil said separating newspaper coverage into basic and premium tiers, much like cable TV, may well be the future business model.”
  • “Biodiesel refinery in Isanti is ready to rev,” Star Tribune, Sept. 29, 2009. “The Mcgyan technology uses no water and generates no waste,” said Greg Mowry, a professor of engineering at the University of St. Thomas, who spent 25 years in industrial technology research and product development. ‘The implications of what Clayton & Co. are doing are huge. And they are not running to government or a huge company to sell their technology. They are doing it on their own because it is worth being done.’ Mowry and a crew of engineering and chemistry students from St. Thomas and Augsburg College, where the Mcgyan process was conceived in 2006, already have developed small, mobile plants that can be mounted on a truck bed to produce fuel to power a Minnesota farm or an African village.”
  • “Brauer to moderate panel on journalism’s comment conundrum,” MinnPost.com, Sept. 29, 2009. The discussion was held last night at St. Thomas.