December 2019

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

Auggie pass provides Augsburg undergraduate students unlimited rides
Augsburg University's student government approved paying for the pass by student fee in a first of its kind partnership between Metro Transit and a Twin Cities college.

Summer construction brings renewal to spaces on Bethel’s campus
Bethel University renovated the oldest dorm on campus and converted other spaces into five new engineering labs and an Office of Military and Veteran Services.

Prof. Barbara Allen receives award for book exploring lies in political advertising
The book recognizes 11 former Carleton College students who worked with Allen on election study.

CSB, SJU communities band together to help Bahamas
A number of efforts were held at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University to aid those impacted by Hurricane Dorian.

Sustainability is a focus on St. Scholastica campus
Stewardship has long been a priority at The College of St. Scholastica, and with a new grant-funded program and a sustainability-related major, it’s now more important than ever.

Students present research in Washington D.C.
Concordia College seniors Alexis Guttormson and Elli Strand presented at the international mammalogy conference.

Building Cultural Bridges Camp celebrates 15 years at CSP
This summer marked the 15th year of the Building Cultural Bridges Camp, which is a two-week camp held at Concordia University, St. Paul’s campus.

Three Gustavus students win national Gilman Scholarship
Three Gustavus Adolphus College students are using the competitive Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in Peru, Thailand and Nepal this semester.

Hamline launches comprehensive campaign
Hamline University, Minnesota's first university, announced a campaign to raise $110 million.

Macalester dean and alumna quoted in U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Guide
Macalester College Dean Mindy Deardurff and Meera Singh '19, McKinsey & Company, business analyst, were quoted on how colleges are doing more to give undergraduate students a leg up on career planning.

MCAD alumni awarded Minnesota Center For Book Arts Jerome Fellowship
Minneapolis College of Art and Design alumni Sarah Evenson, Jade Herrick and Shun Jie Yong are recipients of this year's prestigious fellowship.

Saint Mary's to dedicate new residence hall
On Oct. 4, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota will host a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new, $6.9 million residence hall on the Winona Campus, Brother William Hall.

Report shows St. Kate’s student voting engagement higher than national average
St. Catherine University has a much higher percentage of voting students than college students nationwide. In 2018, St. Kate’s voting rate was 60.1 percent; nationally it was 39.1 percent.

St. Olaf Orchestra wins the American Prize
The renowned St. Olaf Orchestra, conducted by Steven Amundson, has been named the winner of The American Prize in Orchestra Performance.

St. Thomas promotes sustainability
The University of St. Thomas has announced its first Sustainability Strategic Plan, which identifies goals and action steps to advance the university's commitment to sustainability.