UST in the news
Here’s a roundup of recent stories of interest that mention St. Thomas.
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- “A question of faith: Who is in your personal human support system?” June 19, 2004. Among those who answered: Father Jeff Huard of UST Campus Ministry.
- “Anton Potami, ‘U’ administrator,” Star Tribune, June 20, 2004. “ Anton R. (Tony) Potami, who died June 3 of multiple myeloma, was best known as an administrator who specialized in the science of turning research into commercial ventures at the University of Minnesota and, later, at the William C. Norris Institute, which is now part of the University of St. Thomas.”
- “Outside consultant,” Star Tribune, June 21, 2004. Alec Johnson of the Entrepreneurship Department responds to a question from a reader.
- “Eden Prairie, Woodbury lead the way,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 22, 2004. Chris Bullis, a high school senior pitcher from Waconia, is on the St. Paul Pioneer Press’ all-state baseball team. He’s headed to UST in September.
- “Wal-Mart’s public image suffering,” Star Tribune, June 23, 2004. “‘[The recent class-action lawsuit filed against Wal-Mart] has the potential for being the biggest challenge that they’ve faced,’ said David Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas.”
- “Sports briefs,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 23, 2004. “Tommies coach honored: St. Thomas softball coach John Tschida and his assistants were chosen 2004 Speedline/NFCA Division III National Coaching Staff of the Year by the National Fastpitch Coaches’ Association. Tschida and assistant coaches Tim Gormley, Brad Horstman, Dana Ballard and Jen Meyer guided the Tommies to their first NCAA championship with a 46-4 record, including a Division III-record 41-game winning streak. The staff will be honored at the December 2004 NFCA convention in Las Vegas.” http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/sports/8987903.htm
- “GOP primary more a sprint than a race,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 24, 2004. St. Thomas alumnus and State Representative Chris Gerlach is a candidate for the state senate seat was vacated Sen. David Knutson, R-Burnsville, who was recently named a judge in the 1st Judicial District.
- “Shooter,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 24, 2004. Sports columnist Charley “Shooter” Walters writes, “The St. Paul Saints will host a reading of the newly published children’s book, "Rocky the Mudhen: We’re Talkin’ Baseball," by MSNBC news anchor and former Gophers second baseman Sam Shane and former University of St. Thomas shortstop Dan Marso. The reading will be in center field at Midway Stadium at 4:30 p.m. Sunday before the Saints’ game against Gary.”
- “Grand Excursion events sampler,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 24, 2004. “July 3 University of St. Thomas Grand Excursion Regatta: The 1,500-meter rowing regatta is sponsored by the University of St. Thomas for top men’s and women’s crews. 9 a.m. to noon. The races will be viewable from the University of St. Thomas Crew’s boathouse grounds, beneath the Lake Street Bridge off West River Road on the Minneapolis side of the Mississippi River. Free. 651-962-6374;