UST in the news
Here’s a roundup of recent stories of interest that mention St. Thomas.
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- “Retired district judge Gene Farrell dies at age 79,” Star Tribune, March 19, 2003. Farrell was a St. Thomas alumnus.
- “Twin Cities-area groups planning protests, vigils, rallies,” Star Tribune, March 19, 2003.
- “Twin Cities students plan class boycott in event of war in Iraq,” Star Tribune, March 19, 2003.
- “Minnesotans react to war with sadness, approval, worry, indifference,” Star Tribune, March 20, 2003.
- “1,000 gather on Lake St.-Marshall Av. bridge to protest war,” March 20, 2003, Star Tribune. “With her 3-year-old son, Lucien, in her arms and her husband, John O’Brien, at her side, Erika Scheurer turned out for her first demonstration Wednesday afternoon. The 38-year-old English professor at the University of St. Thomas joined about 1,000 protesters on the Lake Street-Marshall Avenue Bridge to voice her opposition to the impending invasion of Iraq. ‘I think it’s important for our son to be here,’ she said. ‘We want to raise him to value peace.’ ”
- “Boys’ basketball: For Como Park, fun is in the results, not the process,” Star Tribune, March 20, 2003. Como Park’s coach Dan Brink was an assistant coach at the University of St. Thomas from 1993 to 2001.
- “Seminary a place to investigate possibilities,” The Catholic Spirit, March 20, 2003.
- “News briefs,” The Catholic Spirit, March 20, 2003. http://www.thecatholicspirit.com/archives.php?article=954
- "Iraq war boosts interest among consumers in being prepared," Star Tribune, March 21, 2003. Dr. Christopher Puto, dean of the College of Business and an expert on consumer behavior, is quoted.
- “The main attractions,” Star Tribune, March 21, 2003. Details here on the March 23 Human Race, “one of the surest signs of spring in the Twin Cities.” It started at St. Thomas.
- “Shooter: No shortage of agents for Rickert,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 21, 2003. Charley Walters’ column also includes: “Coach Dennis Denning of the University of St. Thomas baseball team had two former captains, All-American second basemen Jake Mauer and Buzz Hannahan, play against each other in major league spring training games between the Twins and Philadelphia Phillies. ‘Couldn’t be prouder of them,’ said Denning, whose Tommies leave Saturday to compete in a college tournament in Fort Myers, Fla.”
- “Blugolds go for title,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 21, 2003. Tonja Englund coaches the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire women’s basketball team in the NCAA Division III final four. She knows something about that, since she was a member of UST’s 1991 national championship-winning team.
- “Nick Coleman’s Knowing My Place: Soul searching,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 21, 2003. Among those Coleman noticed praying for peace at the Cathedral of St. Paul: Brian Hefer, a youth minister at St. Michael’s Catholic Church
in Farmington. “His nephew, Jordan, is with the 101st Airborne in the desert, ready to lock and load. Coincidentally, Hefer is studying the Catholic doctrine of a "just war" at the University of St. Thomas, where he’s working on a master’s degree in religious education. On top of that, he’s got three daughters and a church full of youngsters worried about war and mesmerized by the high-tech weapons porno that passes for much TV war coverage.”
- “Faith & Values calendar,” Star Tribune, March 22, 2003.
- “Minneapolis council passes slimmed-down ethics ordinance,” Star Tribune, March 22, 2003. “It requires the appointment of an ethics board, which will resolve complaints against high-ranking officials. Board members will be chosen by the chief judge of Hennepin County District Court and the deans of the University of Minnesota and University of St. Thomas law schools. The deans were added by the council Friday.”
- “Mendota Heights: St. Thomas partnership could put new ice rink in play,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 22, 2003.
- “Letters to the editor,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 22, 2003. Alumnus Ed Viehman weighs in on the just war debate.
- “Business calendar,” Star Tribune, March 23, 2003.
- “Quick Hits: Today’s 8-kilometer Human Race crowded with former winners,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 23, 2003.
- “Anti-war movement is determined,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 23, 2003. “Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, a professor from the University of St. Thomas and longtime peace activist, urged a continuation of non-violent protests and fomenting public debate about the high costs of war, erosion of civil liberties and the diversion of attention from domestic needs. … ”
- “Business calendar,” Star Tribune, March 24, 2003.
- “Concordia-St. Paul selects Starkey volleyball coach,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 24, 2003. “Prior to coaching at Concordia, Starkey spent five seasons as an assistant at the University of St. Thomas. He served as co-head coach of the Tommies in 1998.”
- “Feelings expressed,” Star Tribune, March 25, 2003. UST English Department faculty member Dr. Heid Erdrich is one of seven local poets who comprise Minnesota Poets Against War With Iraq. The poets will hold a reading at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 4537 3rd Av. S., Minneapolis.
- “Dave Beal: Coming up Rosedale,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 26, 2003. Beal’s column about the mall quotes Dave Brennan, director of the UST Institute for Retailing Excellence.
- “St. Thomas program will support startups,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 27, 2003.
- “Health care among seminar topics,” The Catholic Spirit, March 27, 2003. The Women’s Research Forum is co-sponsored by the archdiocesan Commission on Women, the College of St. Catherine and UST. Titled “Accessible for All,” the forum takes place April 5 in O’Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium.
- “Next weekend, April 4-6,” Star Tribune entertainment calendar, March 28, 2003.
- “Hamline University plans to expand to Minneapolis,” Star Tribune, March 28, 2003. Father Dennis Dease welcomes Hamline. http://www.startribune.com/stories/462/3787235.html
- “Education: Hamline University fords the Mississippi,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 28, 2003.
- “Shooter: Vikings could trade picks with Saints,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 28, 2003. “Shooter” Charley Walters also reports that Final Four-bound Marquette held a two-hour private workout at UST before the team’s big win over Kentucky.
- “List of SPJ Mark of Excellence Award winners,” Star Tribune, March 29, 2003. Congratulations to UST students Angela Kuharski, Amanda Lutz, Tanya Siedow and John Kasper, who were among the winners of the 2003 Society of Professional Journalists’ student Mark of Excellence Awards for Region 6, which includes schools in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota. Here’s the Associated Press’ list of all the winners.
- “Faith & Values calendar,” Star Tribune, March 29, 2003.
- “Religion calendar,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 29, 2003.
- “Activities in religion,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 29, 2003.
- “Go to school and work full time,” Star Tribune, March 30, 2003. The career section of the Star Tribune included this interview with Laura Price, associate director of UST’s John M. Morrison Center for Entrepreneurship and a full-time MBA student. http://www.startribune.com/stories/1757/3785658.html
- “Business calendar,” Star Tribune, March 30, 2003.
- “Pop music calendar for March 30-April 6,” Star Tribune, March 30, 2003.
- “The discount domains change,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 30, 2003. A good week for UST’s Dave Brennan, director of the UST Institute for Retailing Excellence: He’s quoted again here:
- “Shooter: Vikings still far below salary cap,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 30, 2003. “Shooter” Charley Walters also reports: “Tom Feely, who coached the University of St. Thomas to 417 men’s basketball victories, on coach Steve Fritz, who is within four victories of breaking the record: ‘That would be good, because nobody knows I’ve got the record,’” and “Local high school coaches marveled at how physical and rugged Marquette’s workouts at the University of St. Thomas were last week.”
- “City edition letters: Archdiocese’s pleas for more money misdirected from inner city,” March 30, 2003.
- “Ruling may end affirmative action at U,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 31, 2003. “Minnesota’s private colleges may include minority preferences in admissions policies; for example, according to attorney Phyllis Karasov, race or ethnicity could be factored into an admissions decision of the University of St. Thomas. The colleges are keeping tabs on the Michigan case, but their main concern would
be if the ruling affects any school — public or private — that accepts federal money.”
- “Twin Cities technology events,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 31. If you’re looking for a ColdFusion user group, one meets here.
- Mark Neuzil, chair of the UST Journalism and Mass Communication Department, was interviewed on WCCO-AM Radio’s Don Shelby Show about journalism during the war in Iraq on Monday afternoon, March 31, 2003. (Not available online.)