October 2017 recent campus news
Learn what’s happening at our colleges with a quick rundown of recent news.
Augsburg celebrates name change at academic year kickoff event
In September, Augsburg officially became Augsburg University and welcomed the most diverse incoming class in its 148-year history.
Bethel professor awarded Fulbright and Carnegie Fellowships
Bethel University Professor of Sociology Samuel Zalanga will spend the next year developing curricula, teaching social reform, and studying in his native Nigeria.
Carleton constructs geothermal well fields
Carleton College launched a new utility master plan with installation of geothermal well fields, transitioning from a steam plant to a low temperature hot water system.
Tables turned: Saint Ben’s students mentor teachers at 3-D workshop
Four College of Saint Benedict students help K-12 educators integrate technology into their classrooms.
St. Scholastica creates Inclusive Excellence position; Native leader appointed
The College of St. Scholastica has appointed Karen Diver, former Special Assistant to the Obama White House on Native American Affairs, as Faculty Fellow for Inclusive Excellence.
Concordia renovated science center opens
Concordia College (Moorhead) opened its new Integrated Science center for the start of the academic year.
CSP expands nursing program
Concordia University, St. Paul is expanding its nursing offerings with the addition of a pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program.
Gustavus announces record-setting $40 million gift commitment
The landmark gift will position Gustavus Adolphus College among the elite liberal arts colleges in the nation for years to come.
Hamline students present innovative solar panels at national conference
Hamline University physics students and faculty presented research using superhydrophobic surfaces to repel snow from solar panels at the National Sustainable Design Expo in Washington, D.C.
Macalester's Marlon James posts what it's like to be a Black man in Minnesota
Macalester College English professor Marlon James spoke to NPR on being a Black man in Minnesota after Officer Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted of killing Philando Castille.
MCAD celebrates capital campaign completion with community open house
A commemorative mural in honor of the completion of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design's first comprehensive capital campaign was celebrated at a community open house on September 16.
Saint John’s Vande Hei ready for liftoff as first Johnnie astronaut
The 1989 Saint John’s University alumnus took off for the International Space Station in September.
Saint Mary’s breaks ground on Cascade Meadow expansion
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota broke ground earlier this month for the expansion of its Cascade Meadow Wetlands and Environmental Science Center in Rochester.
Nebraska-bound St. Kate's team documents solar eclipse
One of 50 groups nationwide studying the eclipse, the all-female undergraduate research team from the St. Catherine University collected data from the stratosphere.
St. Olaf students use new technology to document ancient carvings
Two St. Olaf College students are using new technology to preserve a 7,000-year-old story told by ancient rock carvings.
St. Thomas is first in Minnesota named Changemaker Campus
The University of St. Thomas has been named a Changemaker Campus by Ashoka U, a global higher education consortium inspiring a culture of social innovation.
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