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.

  • “Star Tribune 100: Most of Minnesota’s biggest companies grow confidence,” Star Tribune, April 29, 2010. “‘This really was a very broad recession,’ said David Vang, chairman of the Finance Department at the University of St. Thomas Opus School of Business. ‘The fact that [Minnesota] is so diversified just reinforces the point that this was really bad.’” 
  • “MN to spend $62M on prime office space in ’10,” KSTP-TV, May 4, 2010. “Herb Tousley, the director of the University of St. Thomas real estate program said the time is right to renegotiate for savings.”
  • “Minnesota sees more foreclosures coming,” Star Tribune, May 5, 2010. “Aside from income challenges, negative equity – or owing more for your home that it is currently worth – is another contributor. Tom Musil, a real estate professor at the University of St. Thomas, said some owners who purchased at the peak are choosing to trash their credit and stop paying their mortgage.”
  • “Waconia resident takes head hockey job at St. Thomas,” Waconia Patriot, May 5, 2010. “[Jeff] Boeser is already a member of the St. Thomas Athletic Hall of Fame after a playing career in which he scored 201 points (97 goals and 104 assists) before graduating in 1975. He later scored 30 points for the 1976 U.S. National Team and also played professionally in Finland.”
  • “St. Bernard’s prepares to close school, chapter in St. Paul,” The Catholic Spirit, May 5, 2010. “The school’s closing has been a challenge for alumni, too, said spring musical co-director Steve Broszko, who graduated from St. Bernard’s in 2006. The announcement that the school would close dashed Broszko’s dreams of teaching there after his 2010 graduation from the University of St. Thomas. Broszko, 22, heard the news just after after he learned he had been elected Tommy of the Year by his peers.’The things I learned at St. Bernard’s helped me to become who I am,’ he said.”
  • “USA Rugby Hires Todd Bell as Director of College Rugby,” U.S. Olympic Committee, May 7, 2010. Bell is a St. Thomas alumnus.
  • “Horner wins Independence Party endorsement for governor,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 8, 2010. “A Minneapolis native and University of St. Thomas graduate, Horner is probably best known to voters as a Minnesota Public Radio political commentator.”
  • Charley Walters’ column, St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 8, 2010. The sports writer notes, “The University of St. Thomas baseball team, which lost legendary coach Dennis Denning to retirement before the season, is 27-6 and ranked No. 4 nationally in Division III under interim successor Chris Olean.”
  • Sports briefs, Star Tribune, May 8, 2010. “St. Thomas earned at least a share of its eighth consecutive MIAC baseball title with a doubleheader sweep of St. Olaf in Northfield. The Tommies (29-6, 15-5 MIAC) will win the title outright unless second-place Concordia of Moorhead (13-5) sweeps Bethel on Sunday. In the first game, the Tommies’ Matt Schuld pitched six shutout innings and collected an MIAC-record 28th career victory.”
  • Sports briefs, Star Tribune, May 9, 2010. “St. Thomas wins MIAC softball title: Marta Radcliffe pitched a one-hit shutout and had a 2-for-3 day at the plate to lead No. 24-ranked St. Thomas to a 4-0 victory over Gustavus in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference softball playoff championship game in Mankato. The Tommies (37-6) claimed the conference’s automatic berth in the NCAA playoffs for the seventh consecutive season. They will learn their regional playoff assignment Monday.” 
  • Charley Walters’ column, St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 10, 2010. “Jake Mauer, 31, the former University of St. Thomas All-America infielder from St. Paul, is managing in his first full minor league season (140 games) for the Twins’ Fort Myers Miracle after overseeing the organization’s extended spring training and managing in the abbreviated-season Gulf Coast League club.”