January, 2017

Saint Mary’s recognized nationally for community service project
The “Jogging For Jack Superhero 5K” recently earned national attention when Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota was honored as part of the NADIIIAA/Jostens Community Service Awards.

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Tommie helps parathlete make her run at Rio
It started with a post on the University of St. Thomas Facebook page looking for someone to guide a blind runner.

$10 million gift to College of Saint Benedict to create Center for Ethical Leadership in Action

The anonymous gift will create a permanent endowment fund at the College of Saint Benedict and fund the operations of the Center, including experiential learning, a mentoring program and a speaker series.

New photovoltaic solar field to increase energy production to Saint John’s and community
The three solar fields combined on 27 acres will provide almost 19 percent of Saint John's University annual electric power needs.

Auggie joins advisory board for First Lady Michelle Obama’s college opportunity campaign
Augsburg College student Kitana Holland will guide Better Make Room, a national campaign that celebrates education and elevates the voices of Gen-Z students.

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Gustavus wins inaugural Minnesota College Ballot Bowl
Sixty-three percent of Gustavus Adolphus College students registered to vote to win the Minnesota Secretary of State's first-ever Ballot Bowl.

Macalester professor offers ways to achieve financial success in the New Year
WalletHub asked experts what the best New Year’s resolutions were for achieving financial improvement, and Macalester College professor Christina Manning was one of them.

Concordia named a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly University
Concordia College (Moorhead) was named a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists.

Scoville Library history uncovered—  literally
Contractors working on Carleton College's Scoville renovation project made a cool discovery, revealing the signatures of some of the original builders of the iconic campus landmark.

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Bethel's Model UN Club wins awards at international conference
Four Bethel University students won awards for their simulation of real-world diplomacy at the American Model United Nations (AMUN) International Conference in November.

St. Scholastica online master of education earns high rankings
The College of St. Scholastica's online master of education program is named one of the top 50 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report's new 2017 online program rankings.

Taylor Harwood ’15 receives prestigious Marshall Scholarship
As a Marshall Scholar, St. Catherine University’s Taylor Harwood ’15 will pursue two graduate degrees in London, with the ultimate goal of becoming an archivist.

Hamline alumnus Jack Serier appointed Ramsey County sheriff
New Ramsey County Sheriff Jack Serier '90 replaces fellow Hamline University alumnus Sheriff Matt Bostrom, DPA '03, who will retire to continue research at the University of Oxford.

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