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.

  • “A ‘Soho feel’ in store for Mall of America makeover,” Finance & Commerce, Feb. 3, 2011. “The renovation of the Mall of America’s public corridors is continuing this year, with as much as $10 million to be spent on sprucing up its east wing.”
  • “Retail weathers storms,” Star Tribune, Feb. 3, 2011. “Retailers weathered a stormy January and posted stronger-than-expected sales as experts wondered aloud if the new data signify a sustainable trend in one part of the economy that has remained largely lackluster: consumer spending.”
  • “Bloomington’s Kranz doesn’t let age interfere with his passion for college hockey at St. Thomas,” Sun Current, Feb. 3, 2011. “Bloomington native and 2001 Academy of Holy Angels graduate Kelly Kranz can tell some tales from his long and winding road in hockey. The uphill stretches resulted in broken dreams and even a broken jaw. But any setbacks never broke his spirit.”
  •  “University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business aims for competitive advantage through accreditation,” Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, Feb. 2, 2011. “Years of planning and hiring – and roughly $60 million – went into the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business’ bid to win accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, or AACSB.”
  • “Cities try to talk tax-exempt groups into paying voluntarily,” Star Tribune, Feb. 6, 2011. “Nationally, local governments have been looking toward the collection of voluntary Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) from tax-exempt entities – such as hospitals, colleges and charitable nonprofits – as one option for more revenue.
  • “Damage to Metrodome Is Felt Beyond N.F.L.,” New York Times, Feb. 5, 2011. “For visitors entering the University of Minnesota baseball office, the first framed poster on the left grabs the eye. It depicts the Metrodome at night, the Teflon roof lighted to a brilliant white, with the backdrop of the Minneapolis skyline behind it.”
  •  “Professor weighs in on coal plants, calling claims by bill’s sponsor ‘misleading,’” Pioneer Press, Feb. 7, 2011. “To support his arguments for new coal-fired power plants in Minnesota, state Rep. Michael Beard has challenged scientific views about global climate change. Now a University of St. Thomas thermal sciences professor has offered a response, saying many of Beard’s points are ‘inaccurate (or) misleading or reflect a poor understanding of the science.’”
  • “The new civility: Congress may be fickle, but others take up challenge,” Catholic News Service, Feb. 7, 2011. “The emotional pledge by members of Congress to return to a more civil way of dealing with their opponents – made amid the stunned national reaction to the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Jan. 8 – may not survive the winter, if some early backsliding is an indication of the gesture’s viability.”
  • “TiVo: Super Bowl Fans Rewind Commercials, Plays,” KMSP, Feb. 8, 2011. “Super Bowl XLV was a ratings titan, but how people watch the game has changed thanks to DVRS allowing people to control their own instant replays and – much to the chagrin of advertisers – fast forward through commercials.”
  • “Ad firm Olson makes third acquisition in 8 months,” Star Tribune, Feb. 8, 2011. “On Monday Olson announced the acquisition of Toronto-based MyThum to give the agency its first office outside of the U.S. and mobile marketing expertise.”
  •  “Ultimate Electronics to Close All Stores,” KMSP, Feb. 8, 2011. “Colorado-based Ultimate Electronics, which has half a dozen locations in the metro area, is preparing to close all 46 of its stores across the country after filing for bankruptcy in January – the second time it had done so in six years.”
  • “A go-to guy for the latest on climate change,” Finance & Commerce, Feb. 8, 2011. “John Abraham, an associate professor of thermal sciences at the University of St. Thomas, has long been interested in the issue of global warming.”
  • “Good Question: Why Do Women Make Less Than Men?” WCCO, Feb. 8, 2011. “For nearly a century, researchers have found that equal pay for equal work isn’t happening for men and women in the United States.”
  • “Feeling Penitent? There’s an App for That,” KMSP, Feb. 9, 2011. “There’s an app for just about everything these days, and now the Catholic Church is entering hi-tech territory with an app that helps parishioners confess their sins.”

 Coverage of former UST student and SJV seminarian David Jarboe’s suicide