August 2019

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Carleton receives national Excellence in Sustainability Award
The award recognizes Carleton College transitioning the college’s 100-year-old steam system to hot-water heating from a centralized ground source geothermal heat pump system.

Rev. Dr. Brian Friedrich named tenth president of Concordia University, St. Paul
Rev. Dr. Brian Friedrich, president of Concordia University, Nebraska since 2004, has accepted the call to become the tenth president of Concordia University, St. Paul.

Adventurous Bethel alumni
A liberal arts learning environment teaches graduates to be nimble and adaptable, as demonstrated by the career choices of these Bethel University alumni.

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2019 TV broadcast camp at St. Thomas gives ThreeSixty journalism students real-world experience
Future broadcast journalists learn from experienced professionals at the University of St. Thomas ThreeSixty Journalism camp. ThreeSixty is a nonprofit program of St. Thomas’ College of Arts and Sciences.

National Endowment for the Humanities names Fr. Columba Stewart, OSB, the 2019 Jefferson Lecturer
Stewart, executive director of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library at Saint John’s University, is the first Minnesotan to receive the award.

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MCAD animation alumni make waves on the small screen
Read how two Minneapolis College of Art and Design alumni scored big by landing new animated shows on Cartoon Network and Netflix.

MPR News Presents: In her own words: Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison at Macalester
The late Toni Morrison gave the opening convocation and helped inaugurate the new Institute for Global Citizenship at Macalester College on Sept. 5, 2006.

High-tech collaboration in St. Scholastica’s occupational therapy program
Students in The College of St. Scholastica’s occupational therapy program are using high-tech ideas to help clients, attracting attention from the local media.

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SMU student success with X Games continues
For the second year in a row, a Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota student received the Overall #IMPACT Award through the X Games Student Work Program.

Summer Scholars showcase 10 weeks of collaborative research
St. Catherine University students and faculty members shared the results of their 10-week collaborative research projects at the Summer Scholars Closing Celebration.

Augsburg's third River Semester joined by leading German scholars, artists
Augsburg University will be part of a prestigious German initiative to explore the Mississippi River with students paddling portions of the river for 100 days while earning 16-19 credits.

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Intentional admissions process
Hamline University’s admission team has worked intentionally to address the needs of Minnesota’s emerging population demographics.

St. Olaf team a finalist in Hult Prize challenge
After winning the Hult Prize regional final in Boston, a team of St. Olaf College students is now among 40 finalists competing for a $1 million prize to support their business idea.