February 2020

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

Urban Adventure is moving to Augsburg University and will become Urban Investors
Through Urban Investors, Augsburg University student fellows will learn how they can have a constructive part in improving economic conditions in urban neighborhoods.

Bethany students get high profile experience
Bethany Lutheran College’s award-winning, student-run production studio will be producing two live college hockey games for Fox Sports North in the coming weeks.

Bethel student named to the 2019 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team
Offensive lineman Danny Munoz '20 is one of 13 total Bethel University Royals to receive the national award, and the seventh consecutive winner.

Cooke Foundation awards partnership grant to Carleton College Summer Liberal Arts Institute
This partnership will provide support for up to 15 full summer program scholarships in the first year, enabling talented high school students to attend Carleton College’s summer programs.

Open Doors 2019: Report finds study abroad remains a signature program at CSB and SJU
The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University are ranked in two categories nationally among baccalaureate schools.

Acclaimed author Tommy Orange visits St. Scholastica
First-year students at The College of St. Scholastica learned about the creative writing process from best-selling novelist Tommy Orange during his recent visit to campus.

CSP welcomes the Rev. Dr. Brian Friedrich
The Rev. Dr. Brian Friedrich officially began his tenure as the 10th president of Concordia University, St. Paul on Jan. 1, 2020.

Renowned Civil War historian creates endowed professorship at Gustavus
Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil War historian and 1958 Gustavus Adolphus College alumnus Dr. James McPherson recently endowed a new professorship in American History at the College.

A trip for truth
Hamline University's Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Campus Center sponsored an exploratory experience for campus community members.

Macalester alumnus new book filled with advice and stories for his children 
Tim O’Brien, who graduated from Macalester College in 1968, told TIME magazine he hopes Dad’s Maybe Book will serve as an ongoing expression of love for his sons.

Inspiring MCAD student creates unique art with her feet
Sonia Boyer, a current student at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, spoke with WCCO about creating artwork with no arms.

Saint Mary's alumna successful on 'Shark Tank'
Amber Leong, who earned her MBA at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, reeled in a $750,000 investment in her bright light therapy lamps on ABC's "Shark Tank."

St. Catherine University announces founding cohort of KARE scholars
St. Catherine University announced its founding cohort of KARE Scholars: six students dedicated to advancing health equity in the broad field of longevity and aging.

St. Olaf focuses on the importance of internships
Internships allow St. Olaf College students to test drive careers while sharpening their skills, defining their interests and applying classroom knowledge to the real world.

Full rides to med school: Three AFROTC cadets earn prestigious scholarships
Three AFROTC cadets from the University of St. Thomas were selected to receive full scholarships for medical school through the Air Force Health Professions program.