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.

  • “Reflection: Of dreams and retreats,” The Catholic Spirit, Feb. 10, 2010. The author of this piece is Dr. Scott Wright, of the UST College of Arts and Sciences’ History Department; he is a deacon at St. John Vianney parish in South St. Paul.
  • “Population shift could fuel competition among colleges,” KSTP-TV, March 16, 2010. UST Executive Vice President Dr. Mark Dienhart comments.
  • “Commentary: Barbecue king beefing up national hoofprint,” Finance and Commerce, March 17, 2010. “‘As the year progresses, I expect to see improved sales results (from Famous Dave’s),’ said Dave Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.”
  • “Bach’s birthday,” Minnesota Public Radio, March 2010. The list of related concerts includes one at St. Thomas.
  • “Spring Break: Minnesotans head south despite drug wars,” KARE-TV, March 18, 2010. “‘They brought it up this morning in my music class because I said that I was going to Mexico and there was a little bit of a roar, because I read the articles and there’s a lot of violence going on down there,’ said University of Saint Thomas senior Taylor Zumbusch. ‘So, it may be a risk, but it is close to the border (her destination). I am driving down with my sister. (We’re) going to have a good time.’”
  • “College swimming: Stark brothers make waves at St. Thomas,” Ames (Iowa) Tribune, March 18, 2010.
  • “Minnesota Poetry: Leslie Adrienne Miller’s ‘The Dead Send Their Gardener,’” in the”State of the Arts with Marianne Combs” blog, Minnesota Public Radio, March 15, 2010. Miller is professor of English in UST’s College of Arts and Sciences.
  • “Literary events for March 21-27,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 19, 2010. “Veteran foreign correspondent who covers Iraq for National Public Radio discusses her new book, “Eclipse of the Sunnis: Power, Exile and Upheaval in the Middle East,” with Stephen Smith of American RadioWorks. 7 p.m. Wednesday; free but tickets required (available at Twin Cities area Bibelot Shops); O’Shaughnessy Educational Center, University of St. Thomas, 2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul.”
  • “Bill to restrict gang data passes Senate committee,” Minnesota Public Radio, March 19, 2010. “Nikema Levy Pounds is a University of St. Thomas law professor who is leading a public, but unofficial, examination of local gang fighting efforts. Her group issued a report on the public impact of the strike force scandal late last year. ‘I believe if someone’s involved in active criminal gang activity, they ought to be involved in mechanisms for addressing that and making sure that people are identified,’ said Pounds, ‘but under specific circumstances, and safeguarding other people from being racially profiled or being unfairly swept into a gang database.’”
  • “GATE entrepreneurship program to include more laid-off workers,” Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, March 19, 2010. “The Twin Cities Small Business Development Center, located at the University of St. Thomas, helps coordinates the program in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.”
  • “St. Thomas student group allocates nonprofit grants,” Finance & Commerce, March 19, 2010.
  • “Christa Tiefenbacher-Hudson named honorary German consul,” Forbes.com, March 22, 2010. The swearing-in ceremony was held at St. Thomas yesterday. This news release was distributed by PR Newswire.