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.

  • “Irish Poet Leanne O’Sullivan wins award from St. Thomas,” Minnesota Public Radio, April 14, 2011. “Irish Poet Leanne O’Sullivan is this year’s winner of the O’Shaughnessy Award for Poetry, given by the University of St. Thomas Center for Irish Studies.”
  • “Squishy circuits for tiny tinkerers,” HackADay.com, April 15, 2011. “Getting kids interested in electronics at a young age is a great idea. Feeding their developing minds via creative projects and problem solving is not only rewarding for the child, it helps prepare the next generation of engineers and scientists.”
  •  “Realtor of the year,” Star Tribune, April 15, 2011. “Mike Hoffman, a sales agent at Coldwell Banker Burnet’s Edina Regional Office, is the 2010 Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR) Realtor of the Year.”
  • “Lexington man will serve with pope at Good Friday services,” Lexington Herald-Leader, April 16, 2011. “A young Catholic seminarian from Lexington has been invited to serve with Pope Benedict XVI during Good Friday services at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.”
  • “Students Sleep in Snow for Homeless Awareness,” Fox 9, April 17, 2011. “Nearly 400 students braved the snow and cold temperatures to raise awareness about youth homelessness by sleeping outside in cardboard boxes.”
  • “Big Lots looks at bigger stores,” Star Tribune, April 17, 2011. “Big Lots boasts 1,400 stores around the United States and logged $1.5 billion in sales in the fourth quarter of 2010, but has never had a much of a presence in the Twin Cities market.”
  • “Birds: The music of the North Woods,” Star Tribune, April 18, 2011. “In the North Woods, the birds will tell you when dawn is coming. On cloudy, dark nights when sleep is interrupted by an inconvenient tree root under the sleeping bag, I wake up wondering if it’s time to get up. The birds let me know.”
  • “Opportunity knocks again in job market,” Star Tribune, April 18, 2011. “For the first time in three years, several national employment firms and search agencies are reporting that a rising number of employees are voluntarily bolting for the doors to test their fate with new employers who promise less stress, higher wages or at least a fresh start and a little fun.”
  •  “Poll: Youth Pessimistic on Money, Future,” Fox 9, April 18, 2011. “A new poll by the Associated Press shows 18 to 24 year olds more pessimistic about their economic futures compared to a similar poll back in April of 2007.”
  • “Garage sales go big for kid stuff,” Star Tribune, April 18, 2011. “Suburban ‘mega-sales’ are growing rapidly, bringing together buyers and sellers of kids clothes, toys and accessories. Tens of thousands of items, sized and arranged neatly in sections, are sold at prices far below department stores and a bit above garage sale pricing.”