Here’s a roundup of recent St. Thomas mentions of interest in various media. Read the stories by clicking on the links. Links expire and change as papers move stories to “archive” status. If a link has expired, you’re welcome to purchase access to the stories or use a search engine such as Lexis Nexis, available on the UST Libraries’ website. In some cases, you’ll need to register on the publication’s website in order to access the 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.

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University of St. Thomas Campus Gets Facelift
“The University of Thomas of St. Paul, MN, knows about dedication toward development. In just the last year, the school has undergone construction to the tune of $60 million in order to create the Anderson Student Center and the Anderson Athletic and Recreation Center.” Steve Fritz, director of athletics, is interviewed. CatholicSportsNet.com, Sept. 28.

New Facility Brings Fitness Focus To St. Thomas
Rosen’s Sports Sunday on WCCO-TV aired a story on the Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex on Sunday, Sept. 26.

Sheikh Odeh Muhawesh

Sheikh Odeh Muhawesh

Theologian says Islam, Christianity share basic beliefs
“Noted Islamic theologian and scholar Sheikh Odeh A. Muhawesh shared his view Monday at Winona State University of the similarities and often exaggerated differences between Christians and Muslims. ‘You cannot be a Muslim if you do not believe in Jesus,’ Muhawesh, who teaches at  the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, said.” Winona Daily News.com, Sept. 28.

Regional tech advocates launch Heartland Technology Alliance
“A group of Midwest technology advocates launched the Heartland Technology Alliance on Monday, an association that aims to educate consumers, businesses and policymakers on high-tech issues and trends across five states. … The group said it hopes to offer six to eight educational events a year. The first such event will be held on Oct. 28 at St. Thomas University in St. Paul.” Star Tribune.com, Sept. 27.

‘Chemical nonsense’: Leading scientists refute Lord Monckton’s attack on climate science
Nine ‘profoundly wrong’ claims made by Ukip deputy leader refuted by climate experts in a document filed with US Congress
“The rebuttal was organised over the summer by five scientists, including Prof Michael Mann, the director of the Earth system science centre at Pennsylvania State University, and John Abraham, the associate professor of engineering at the University of St Thomas in Minnesota.” Guardian.co.uk, Sept. 21.

Area priests learn about praying the new Roman Missal
 “There will be homework for every Catholic — lay or clergy — to do before the new Roman Missal is implemented in Advent of 2011, and it offers an opportunity for increased faith formation and deeper understanding of the Mass. Father Jan Michael Joncas and Vicki Klima of the Archdiocese of Minneapolis/St. Paul offered the second session of “Praying the Texts of the New Roman Missal” to Cincinnati archdiocesan clergy Sept. 23-24.” The Catholic Telegraph, the official newspaper of the Archdioceses of Cincinnati, Sept. 29.