February 2018

students in St. Olaf's Engineering Design Practicum

St. Olaf brings its classes into the community
St. Olaf College's Academic Civic Engagement program gives students the opportunity to apply what they learn in the classroom to real-world settings through courses like this January's Engineering Design Practicum.

Carleton's Chris Anisowicz creates solar-powered summer program
Carleton College football player turns passion for learning into program that teaches others about solar energy in a fun, unique educational model.

Saint Ben's dance team records two top-10 finishes at nationals
The College of Saint Benedict finished third in Open Pom and sixth in Open Jazz at the UDA College Nationals in Orlando, Florida.

Saint John's senior John Oliver featured on FOX 9 TV
The one-handed Saint John's University basketball player plays key role on conference championship team.

Augsburg convenes conversation in applied ethics on "just sustainabilities"
Augsburg University welcomed Tufts University Professor Julian Agyeman who presented on "Just Sustainabilities in Policy, Planning, and Practice." 

Works by MCAD's alums and professor reinstated on Nicollet Mall
Works by Minneapolis College of Art and Design alumni Ta-coumba Aiken and George Morrison, as well as Professor Emeritus Kinji Akagawa, have been reinstated along Nicollet Avenue upon the completion of its two-plus-year renovation.

New Bethany education programs receive state approval
Bethany Lutheran College has received formal approval from the state for a new special education major and an endorsement program for pre-primary grades.

Future entrepreneurs
The University of St. Thomas will host a premier national undergraduate business competition in April. The Schulze Entrepreneurship Challenge will award $250,000 in cash prizes.

Hamline professors collaborate with Minneapolis neighborhood
Hamline University criminal justice professors partner with the City of Minneapolis and the Little Earth community to implement crime reduction strategies.

Danai Gurira, Macalester graduate and Black Panther star, embraces her Zimbabwean name
Gurira, a 2001 Macalester College graduate, didn't know her name was Danai until she was five years old and has penned an article for GLAMOUR on learning to embrace it.

Meet the press: Students at the big game
A trio of Concordia University, St. Paul students was treated to an experience of a lifetime by securing media credentials to the biggest game of the NFL season.

Saint Mary's University forms center for culturally responsive engagement
To help bridge the equity gaps that exist nationally throughout our schools, organizations and communities, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota has created the Center for Culturally Responsive Engagement.

Bethel announces partnership with Thrivent Financial
Bethel University students will invest over $1 million on behalf of Thrivent and individual donors through the new Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF).