Senior Police Officer Aaron Cawthorne, a 2007 graduate of Concordia University, St. Paul, was honored with the Medal of Valor for his role in the rescue of three young people from a burning SUV last summer. Cawthorne was one of six officers honored on Dec. 14, 2011, by the Des Moines, Iowa Police Department.
Chandra Mehrotra, dean of special projects at The College of St.
Bethel University Professor of Physics Emeritus Richard (Dick) Peterson has been named to the Minnesota Science and Technology Hall of Fame, which was created by the Minnesota High Tech Association and the Science Museum of Minnesota to honor individuals whose achievements in science and technology have made lasting contributions.
Thousands of artworks from students and recent alumni will be f
Raina Belleau, a 2011 Minneapolis College of Art and Design graduate, created a massive sculpture from material she pulled from the Mississippi river this summer. With the sculpture, a mural project, and the redesign of the Fine Arts exhibition program, MCAD had a lot of fun at the State Fair this year.
St. Catherine University Professor of English Geri Chavis, received the $10,000 Bonnie Jean Kelly and Joan Kelly Faculty Excellence Award.
Carleton College is renaming its new Arts Union facility as the Weitz Center for Creativity. The renaming of the project reflects the $15 million contribution made by the family of Wally (’70) and Barbara (’70) Weitz, their children and their spouses toward the completion of the facility.
Concordia University’s Brady Starkey was named DII National Volleyball Coach of the Year.