April 2017

rendering of Saint Mary's Science and Learning Center

Saint Mary's to dedicate new building May 12
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is dedicating its new $19 million Science and Learning Center May 12 in Winona.

St. Olaf among top producers of U.S. Fulbright students
St. Olaf College is once again one of the top producers of Fulbright fellows among liberal arts colleges across the nation.

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.

Hamline receives nearly $1 million grant for science teacher education
Hamline University’s Center for Global Environmental Education was awarded a second grant of $457,000 from the Minnesota Department of Education to continue innovate science teacher training.

16th Street Baptist Church stained-glass window

Carleton students explore civil-rights movement’s roots on spring break trip
Eighteen Carleton College students experienced historical civil-rights sites in Ohio to Washington to Alabama. Read the students’ daily blog entries about the highly impactful experience.

Pi Mu Epsilon undergraduate math research conference held at Saint Ben’s/Saint John’s
The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University hosted the 38th annual conference for students from Minnesota, western Wisconsin and eastern North and South Dakota.

St. Catherine students earn national recognition for research project
Three St. Catherine University students will present their collaborative research project at “Posters on the Hill” in Washington, D.C.

Gustavus junior wins Goldwater, prepares for summer research at Harvard
Gustavus Adolphus College biochemistry and mathematics major Katie Aney was recently named a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar and will conduct research at Harvard through the Amgen Scholars Program this summer.

Augsburg's acclaimed StepUP Program, staff take on increased national role in reducing stigma
Augsburg College's new Executive Director for Recovery Advancement ensures U.S. students who seek to live in recovery from substance use disorders have greater opportunities for success.

Youth Theology Institute now taking applications
The organizers of The College of St. Scholastica's Youth Theology Institute are gearing up for summer.

NYC journalist and professor headlines first journalism symposium
During a Bethel University journalism symposium, former Wall Street Journal writer Paul Glader addressed media literacy and journalism ethics amidst alternative facts and fake news.

Macalester professor Marlon James is one of 52 notable Minnesotans
The Macalester College professor and 2015 Man Booker Prize-winning author is a bonafide literary superstar but chooses to stay in Minnesota.