January 2019
St. Thomas students with leftover food to be donated

St. Thomas turns waste into sustainability
The University of St. Thomas is reducing food waste through the Food Recovery Network, which donates unused food from dining services locations to local charities.

Concordia announces eSports as 17th varsity athletics program
Concordia University, St. Paul associate director of athletics Regan McAthie announced CSP will officially endorse a varsity eSports team, beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year.

New St. Olaf program works to expand civil discourse
Political polarization and partisan animosity are making it harder for Americans to talk politics. The Public Affairs Conversation at St. Olaf College seeks to change that.

Carleton names Art D. Rodriguez '96 its new vice president and dean of admissions and financial aid
Currently dean of admission and student financial services at Vassar College, Rodriguez will begin his new position at Carleton College on July 1, 2019.

College Scorecard ranks Saint John’s No. 1, Saint Ben’s No. 4 in Minnesota earnings category
It’s the third time in four years Saint John’s University has led Minnesota nonprofit and public schools.

African-American female starters at Augsburg

Record five African-American female athletes start basketball game
Augsburg University athletes made history by having five African-American female starters at a college basketball game in Minnesota.

St. Scholastica to host interactive workshop on Saint John's Bible
A workshop at The College of St. Scholastica on Feb. 1-2 will give attendees a chance to learn about the Saint John's Bible and traditional bookmaking techniques.

Hamline mock trial team takes a turn at teaching
The Hamline University Mock Trial program affirmed the benefits of strong arguments, preparation and teamwork when they shared their knowledge and experience with deaf and hearing-impaired high school students.

Schulze receives Global Thinkers Forum award
Christine Schulze, executive director of Concordia College’s Concordia Language Villages, received an international global thinkers award from the Global Thinkers Forum.

St. Kate's alumnae, faculty among the 2018 Outstanding Nurses
Mpls.St.Paul Magazine has announced the annual Outstanding Nurses Award winners, and nearly one-third of the winners are St. Catherine University alumnae or faculty.

MCAD alumni's new animated series premieres on Cartoon Network
Minneapolis College of Art and Design alumni Andrew Koehler '04 and Benjamin Martin '04 premiere their new animated series “Tigtone” on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim.

Bethany media arts senior connects in Los Angeles
Bethany Lutheran College senior Sam Shubert spent his fall semester studying at the Los Angeles Film Studies Center with faculty who are working professionals and experts in their field.

Saint Mary's new baseball clubhouse

Saint Mary's unveils baseball clubhouse
On Jan. 15, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota unveiled its new $704,000 baseball clubhouse, made possible through generosity of alumni athletes.

Bethel student uses her love of science—and learning—to help others
Bethel University junior Maria Pecoraro researched lung development last summer and saw the potential benefits of the research working as a nursing assistant.

Macalester grad goes home to Mexico to fulfill childhood dream
Star Tribune story about Macalester College alumni Cuauhtemoc Cruz Herrera highlights how he is using his love of math to help others.