August 2017
St. Kate student Alynie Walter

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.

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.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to speak Sept. 21 at Saint John’s
Former Florida Governor and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush will be interviewed at Saint John’s University for the 11th annual Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture.

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.

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota groundbreaking

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.