January 2020
St. Thomas 2019 Fowler Business Concept Challenge finalists

2019 Fowler Business Concept Challenge awards $84,000 in scholarships
The University of St. Thomas awarded $84,000 in scholarships at the annual Fowler Business Concept Challenge, where undergraduate and graduate students pitch their business ideas.

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.

St. Olaf professors develop "Race Matters" learning community
As part of the To Include is To Excel initiative at St. Olaf College, faculty members have developed a new learning community for first-year students.

cover of graphic novel "Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me"

MCADian's graphic novel named one of the best of 2019
Minneapolis College of Art and Design alum Rosemary Valero-O’Connell's graphic novel has received this impressive accolade from The Washington Post.

Bethel's healthcare endorsement grows at a healthy pace
Bethel University's Center for Healthcare Excellence takes advantage of the university’s unique location in the center of one of the largest clusters of healthcare organizations in the world.

CSB receives grant to fund women in STEM
Grant will fund eight undergraduate research scholars in STEM fields at the College of Saint Benedict.

SJU graduate and Okee Dokee Brothers nominated for fourth Grammy Award
Saint John’s University alumnus Joe Mailander and group honored for latest album ‘Winterland’ and hoped to duplicate 2012 Grammy win.

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.

Students named to Governor’s Young Women’s Cabinet
Hamline University students Calonna Carlisle, Mariana Cervantes and Evelyn Humphrey are the latest Pipers to be named to Governor Walz’s Young Women’s Cabinet.

past student in Carleton's computer science summer program

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.

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota announces new coach
Paul Jennison will be taking over the helm of the Cardinal women’s soccer team at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota after spending three seasons with Northwestern (Ill.) University women's soccer team.

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.

St. Scholastica President Barbara McDonald

St. Scholastica announces two major grants
The College of St. Scholastica has received the largest public and private grants in school history. Both grants will primarily support nursing students.

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.

Macalester theater and dance building receives 2019 Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects Minnesota
The Macalester College building, one of seven recipients, was by St. Paul/HGA Architects and Engineers, Mpls.; jury comments: "The attention to detail throughout the project was exquisite."

Star Tribune features Augsburg's efforts to attract students
Augsburg University President Paul Pribbenow discussed how Augsburg is working to attract the diverse students who will be the workforce of the future as population growth is to slow.