February 2020
St. Thomas engineering class

St. Thomas unveils center for microgrid research
The University of St. Thomas has launched a world-class Center for Microgrid Research, one of a handful of premier and educational facilities of its kind in North America.

Dr. Suzanne Rivera named 17th president of Macalester College
On Feb. 3, the Macalester College Board of Trustees announced their unanimous approval of Dr. Rivera's appointment. She will begin her term this summer.

Former Colombian president encourages listeners to be bold
Nobel Peace Prize winner says aim high and be ambitious during McCarthy Lecture at Saint John’s University.

CSP’s enrollment increases for 14th consecutive spring semester
Overall enrollment at Concordia University, St. Paul increased for the 14th consecutive spring semester as it reported a headcount of 4,885 students.

St. Scholastica President Barbara McDonald

St. Scholastica inaugurates 13th president
The College of St. Scholastica inaugurated longtime higher education leader Dr. Barbara McDonald as its 13th president during a ceremony on campus Feb. 10.

CSB named a top-producing school for Fulbright awards again
The College of Saint Benedict has been named a top producer of 2019-20 Fulbright U.S. students by the U.S. Department of State.

Theory meets practice in Gustavus applied marketing course
Gustavus Adolphus College alumnus, lawyer and entrepreneur Marshall Lichty taught a unique January interim experience course focused on marketing start-up companies.

Augsburg's President to Speak March 11 at The Forum on Workplace Inclusion
Augsburg University President Paul Pribbenow will share Augsburg's efforts to make higher education more accessible to diverse students.

students in Saint Mary's nurse anesthesia program

Saint Mary’s University graduates rank high for earning potential
The Minneapolis Saint Paul Business Journal reported that, per federal data, Minnesota’s highest first-year earners are certified registered nurse anesthetists who earned their master’s degrees from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.

New play therapy certificate at Bethel
Bethel University launches a new Play Therapy Certificate program in fall 2020, providing the specialized training required to become a Registered Play Therapist.

Carleton alumni land on Forbes 30 Under 30 list for video game start-up
Carleton College alums Lucy Stevens and Charlie Anderson along with two others co-founded Social Cipher while in college. Their game, “Ava,” is about an autistic girl who travels through space.

Six Katies named Fulbright 2020-21 semi-finalists
A combined six St. Catherine University students and alumni have reached the semi-finalist stage of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

St. Kate students who are Fulbright semifinalists in 2020

Mahle Lecture to address divine inclusion
Hamline University welcomes Bishop Karen P. Oliveto for the Spring 2020 Mahle Lecture series and related events.

St. Olaf among top producers of U.S. Fulbright students
With 13 St. Olaf College graduates named Fulbright fellows for 2019-20, the college is once again one of the top producers of Fulbright fellows among liberal arts colleges across the nation.

Bush Foundation Grant awarded for Moorhead Community Resilience Project
The Foundation awarded $207,000 for the project, and Concordia College will administer it with the express purpose of bringing community partners together around a common goal.