Carleton College’s Gao Hong, lecturer in Chinese musical instruments, won a $53,600 “Folk and Traditional Arts” grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. It supports the master pipa player in promoting and preserving the traditional Pudong style of pipa music, and in giving concerts and lectures in three Minnesota locations.
The College of St. Scholastica is offering a Business Ethics MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). It provides an introduction to ethical decision-making and leadership, examining a variety of ethical issues that employees and organizations face. Registration is open until Oct. 1. All coursework must be completed by Dec. 2.
Concordia College graduate April Reino has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright scholarship. She will spend a year in Vienna teaching English at a secondary school while also studying at the University of Vienna beginning in September.
Carleton College student Maddy Crowell ’14 (Chicago) published an article in the Christian Science Monitor, describing her experiences with the Moroccan protest movements she witnessed during her fall 2012 semester abroad.
Saint John's Abbey and University will present its highest honor — the Pax Christi Award — to the Rev. Richard Frechette on Friday, April 19, in Collegeville. A Passionist priest, physician and missionary, Frechette has been serving impoverished children and orphans for more than three decades. More information
Dr. Julie Sullivan, executive vice president and provost of the University of San Diego, will become the first woman and the first lay person to serve as president of the University of St. Thomas. She will succeed Father Dennis Dease who will retire June 30 after 22 years as president.
The 25th Annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum is March 8-10 at Augsburg College and the University of Minnesota. Hear from global leaders in business, social justice, health and more, including Nobel Laureates Muhammad Yunus, the "father of microcredit," and Tawakkol Karman, journalist and "mother of the Arab Spring."
A cohort organized through St. Olaf College's TRiO Student Support Services provides students interested in pursuing a career in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics with peer guidance and encouragement.