December, 2017

St. Kate's graduate behind monthly "Come Together" prayer service and peace walks
St. Catherine University alumnae Bonnie Steele '07 wants to spread healing, love and hope to neighborhoods across Twin Cities.

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Saint Ben’s and Saint John’s ranked among top study abroad schools
The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University are ranked among the top baccalaureate schools for the total number of students who studied abroad.

Lakota Language Initiative at Pine Ridge
Carleton College’s Sydney Botz '19 and Haley Grable '20 interned at the Lakota Immersion Childcare, developing educational curriculum for the next generation of fluent speakers.

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After internet fame, Max the banned library cat meets with Macalester president
Macalester College President Brian Rosenberg and the very popular feline had a sit-down, and both agreed to record their cat chat.

Saint Mary’s launches new online business program
This January Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is launching a master’s degree in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics. In excess of 30 students will be enrolled in the fully online program.

Augsburg's Hagfors Center opens for courses January 8
Augsburg University's largest academic building embodies Augsburg’s commitment to student learning, urban placemaking and thoughtful stewardship.

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Bethel student makes history and raises awareness for people with disabilities
Bethel University BUILD student Mikayla Holmgren ’18 became the first woman with Down syndrome to compete in a Miss USA state pageant.

University of St. Thomas kicks off $200 million scholarship drive, announces $50 million gift for GHR Fellows
The University of St. Thomas has set scholarships as priority one for fundraising with a goal of infusing $200 million in support for students over the next eight years.

CSP student-athletes achieve outstanding academic success rate
Concordia University, St. Paul student-athletes achieved a four-year 92 percent Academic Success Rate and are one of 32 NCAA Division II institutions to earn the Presidents’ Award for Academic Excellence.

St. Olaf ranks No. 1 in study abroad for ninth straight year
St. Olaf College once again sent more students to study abroad than any other baccalaureate institution in the nation, according to the Open Doors 2017 Report on International Educational Exchange.