UST in the news
Here’s a roundup of recent stories of interest that mention St. Thomas.
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- “Finally, college grads see brighter job outlook,” Star Tribune, May 12, 2004. “‘We’re seeing more hiring of seniors for internships,’ said Diane Crist, director of undergraduate career development at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. ‘Seniors are looking at them more than in the past. Many of them hope it will turn into something full time, but they’re realistic. They’re just happy to have a foot in the door.’ … The other extreme is Meghan Maki. She started her job search last September, and Marshall Field’s hired her before Thanksgiving. Maki, a marketing major, starts work as an executive in training after she graduates this spring from St. Thomas. ‘I felt great all through winter break,’ Maki said. ‘I recommend it to everyone.’”
- “Teen Store Troopers split hairs over heady new fragrances,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 12, 2004. One of the paper’s shampoo testers was UST sophomore Meghan Gibson.
- “Workplace politics,” Star Tribune, May 13, 2004. “Political speech, generally, is one of the most protected forms of expression in this country. But employers have every right to step in if things get so out of hand that they get in the way of work, said Dawn Swink, assistant professor for legal studies at the University of St. Thomas College of Business. Bosses can make company equipment — e-mails and computer screen savers, for example — and company time off limits for politics, Swink said. ‘It’s balancing employees’ rights of free speech of and an employer’s right to have employees work during work time,’ she said.”
- “Washington County: Sheriff Frank to run for board,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 13, 2004. Jim Frank, 55, of West Lakeland Township, “attended the University of Minnesota and the Southern Police Institute at the University of Louisville and has a "mini MBA" from University of St. Thomas.”
- “Shooter,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 13, 2004. Sports columnist Charley Walters writes, “Former University of St. Thomas linebacker Bill Palmer and his father, Art, of Stillwater have made a $1 million gift to the school to be used for artificial turf at O’Shaughnessy Stadium as well as remodeling of the school’s weight room and resurfacing of the outdoor track. The Tommies’ football field will be named Palmer Field. Installation of the turf, which is the same product recently installed at the Metrodome, will begin soon after commencement exercises this month.”
- “Michael Coady : An Irish Poet on Getting It Right,” Irish American Post, April-May 2004. Coady won this year’s O’Shaughnessy Award for Poetry from the UST Center for Irish Studies. Editor and publisher of the Milwaukee, Wis.-based Irish American Post is St. Thomas alumnus Martin Hintz ’67.
- “Minnesota scene,” Star Tribune, May 14, 2004. This sports column reports, “MIAC pitcher of the year Janet Nagle and conference player of the year Michelle Wong are among three St. Thomas softball players chosen to the National Fastpitch Coaches’ Association All-America team. Nagle was a first-team selection; shortstop Wong and catcher Nikki Conway made the second team.”
- “Shouldering the load,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 14, 2004. Here’s a sports feature about the Tommie softball team’s trip to the College World Series. http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/sports/8662103.htm
- “Area update: Tommies softball team reaches DIII title game,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 17, 2004. http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/spo
- “Minnesota scene: St. Thomas wins national softball title,” Star Tribune, May 18, 2004.
- “St. Thomas 2, Moravian 0: Nagle pitches Toms to title,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 18, 2004.