April 2018

Learn what’s happening at our colleges with a quick rundown of recent news.

Augsburg convenes conversation in applied ethics on "just sustainabilities"
Augsburg University welcomed Tufts University Professor Julian Agyeman who presented on "Just Sustainabilities in Policy, Planning, and Practice."

New Bethany education programs receive state approval
Bethany Lutheran College has received formal approval from the state for a new special education major and an endorsement program for pre-primary grades.

Bethel announces partnership with Thrivent Financial
Bethel University students will invest over $1 million on behalf of Thrivent and individual donors through the new Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF).

Carleton's Chris Anisowicz creates solar-powered summer program
Carleton College football player turns passion for learning into program that teaches others about solar energy in a fun, unique educational model.

Saint Ben's dance team records two top-10 finishes at nationals
The College of Saint Benedict finished third in Open Pom and sixth in Open Jazz at the UDA College Nationals in Orlando, Florida.

St. Scholastica program to improve rural healthcare
The College of St. Scholastica has been awarded a $1.4 million, two-year federal grant to fund the Rural Academic Practice Partnership for Northeastern Minnesota for enhanced placement of nurse practitioner and expanded educational opportunities for rural primary care providers.

Concordia receives Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant
Concordia College (Moorhead) received an $800,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support diversity, community engagement and learning beyond the classroom.

CSP marketing students compete in National Grocers Association Competition
Concordia University, St. Paul marketing seniors recently competed in the National Grocers Association student marketing competition in Las Vegas.

Gustavus professor-student collaboration produces documentary on Somali-Americans
Gustavus Adolphus College professor Martin Lang teamed up with a student to create a documentary on the lives of Somali-Americans in south central Minnesota.

Hamline professors collaborate with Minneapolis neighborhood
Hamline University criminal justice professors partner with the City of Minneapolis and the Little Earth community to implement crime reduction strategies.

Danai Gurira, Macalester graduate and Black Panther star, embraces her Zimbabwean name
Gurira, a 2001 Macalester College graduate, didn't know her name was Danai until she was five years old and has penned an article for GLAMOUR on learning to embrace it.

Works by MCAD's alums and professor reinstated on Nicollet Mall
Works by Minneapolis College of Art and Design alumni Ta-coumba Aiken and George Morrison, as well as Professor Emeritus Kinji Akagawa, have been reinstated along Nicollet Avenue upon the completion

Saint John's senior John Oliver featured on FOX 9 TV
The one-handed Saint John's University basketball player plays key role on conference championship team.

Saint Mary's University forms center for culturally responsive engagement
To help bridge the equity gaps that exist nationally throughout our schools, organizations and communities, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota has created the Center for Culturally Responsive Engagement.

St. Kate's students earn distinguished honors
St. Catherine University students Erin Nelsen ’20 and Andrea Duarte ’19 have earned a competitive summer internship with the U.S. Department of State and a Truman Scholarship, respectively.

St. Olaf brings its classes into the community
St. Olaf College's Academic Civic Engagement program gives students the opportunity to apply what they learn in the classroom to real-world settings through courses like this January's Engineering Design Practicum.

Future entrepreneurs
The University of St. Thomas will host a premier national undergraduate business competition in April. The Schulze Entrepreneurship Challenge will award $250,000 in cash prizes.