October 2019

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

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.

Capitol lessons
A longstanding internship at the Minnesota State Capitol helps Bethel University students navigate the transition from college into the working world.

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.

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.

Concordia junior earns Goldwater Scholarship
Concordia College junior Andre Schaum ’20, an ACS chemistry and biology major, is one of only 496 students from across the country to receive the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship.

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.

Baring the struggle for climate change justice
Gustavus Adolphus College first-year Nathan Baring is suing the federal government in landmark climate change lawsuit Juliana v. United States.

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

Two Macalester alumni behind medical app NightWare
The Minneapolis Veterans Medical Center is testing Macalester College alumnus Tyler Skluzacek’s '16 NightWare invented to ease his father’s PTSD. The article quotes Grady Hannah '96, NightWare’s chief executive.

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.

Dr. Eugene McAllister named interim president of Saint John’s
Former university president, White House official brings diverse background to Saint John’s University.

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.

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.

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.