April 2019

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

Record five African-American female athletes start basketball game
Augsburg University athletes made history by having five African-American female starters at a college basketball game in Minnesota.

Mock trial team sees first tournament success
Bethany Lutheran College’s newly formed mock trial team travelled to Wheaton, Ill. in February to complete at the America Mock Trial Association regional meet.

Bethel student uses her love of science—and learning—to help others
Bethel University junior Maria Pecoraro researched lung development last summer and saw the potential benefits of the research working as a nursing assistant.

Is this the new era of classroom learning?
A new app created at Carleton College uses augmented reality to change the way biology students see one of the most important molecules in our body.

College Scorecard ranks Saint John’s No. 1, Saint Ben’s No. 4 in Minnesota earnings category
It’s the third time in four years Saint John’s University has led Minnesota nonprofit and public schools.

St. Scholastica grad students educate the public on heart health
Graduate students from The College of St. Scholastica’s Exercise Physiology master's program represented the College during the regional “Go Red for Women” heart health awareness conference.

Schulze receives Global Thinkers Forum award
Christine Schulze, executive director of Concordia College’s Concordia Language Villages, received an international global thinkers award from the Global Thinkers Forum.

CSP marketing students compete in National Grocers Association competition
Five Concordia University, St. Paul marketing seniors recently competed in the National Grocers Association (NGA) student marketing competition at the NGA national conference held in San Diego.

January class explores intersection of culture, the self, and agriculture
Students at Gustavus Adolphus College learned inside and outside the classroom in a unique January Interim Experience course taught by a local organic farmer.

Hamline students went around the world for J-Term
From Jamaica to Germany, Hamline University students traveled all over the world through the wonderful J-Term study abroad option.

Macalester grad goes home to Mexico to fulfill childhood dream
Star Tribune story about Macalester College alumni Cuauhtemoc Cruz Herrera highlights how he is using his love of math to help others.

MCAD alum to paint Governor Dayton's official portrait
Minneapolis College of Art and Design alum Paul Oxborough, an internationally recognized portrait artist, was selected to paint Governor Mark Dayton's official portrait.

Saint Mary's student assists with social media for X Games
Seventeen Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota business students had the unique opportunity to be part of the 2019 Winter X Games Student Work Program.

St. Kate's alumnae, faculty among the 2018 Outstanding Nurses
Mpls.St.Paul Magazine has announced the annual Outstanding Nurses Award winners, and nearly one-third of the winners are St. Catherine University alumnae or faculty.

St. Olaf researchers study snow for clues on climate change
Minnesotans know snow. At St. Olaf College, researchers are taking it one step further — by probing the physics of snow for clues on climate change.

St. Thomas recognized as Military Friendly School
The University of St. Thomas has been recognized as a Military Friendly School for the second straight year by the Military Friendly survey.