June 2017
rendering of Augsburg's Hagfors Center for Science, Business and Religion

Finance and Commerce highlights Augsburg's Hagfors Center in private college construction update
Augsburg College’s 135,000-square-foot Norman and Evangeline Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion is designed foster intersections among areas of study.

Saint Ben’s alumnae Paige Merwin and Kalia Vang earn Fulbright ETA positions
In the last four years, 22 students or graduates from the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University have earned Fulbright ETA awards.

Gustavus is best in Minnesota on New York Times' College Access Index
The New York Times ranked Gustavus Adolphus College first in Minnesota and #35 in the nation for its commitment to economic diversity among the nation's top colleges and universities.

Saint Mary's student Bailey O'Hare

Saint Mary’s hosts first Advancing Regenerative Medicine workshop
Nineteen select undergraduate sophomore and junior science majors from seven colleges participated in Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota’s first Advancing Regenerative Medicine (ARM) grant-funded workshop.

Bethel professor awarded Fulbright and Carnegie Fellowships
Bethel University Professor of Sociology Samuel Zalanga will spend the next year developing curricula, teaching social reform, and studying in his native Nigeria.

Macalester alumnae’s new food memoir is a cut above the rest
Macalester College alumnae Amy Thielen’s (1997) book recounts her cooking in some of New York’s finest restaurants and in a little house in the woods of Minnesota.

Brian Jamros

Moose Lake native named new St. Scholastica Director of Athletics
The College of St. Scholastica has announced the appointment of Brian Jamros as Director of Athletics, effective July 24.

St. Olaf senior, four alumni awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
St. Olaf College senior Colin Scheibner — who helped discover a new dwarf planet — won a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to support his doctoral work in physics.

Saint John’s alumnus Kevin Curwick heads to D.C. to engage in public policy and health advocacy
The Saint John’s University graduate will be attending the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute’s Leadership and the American Presidency summer program in Washington, D.C.

CSP sports management grads pitch excitement for Minnesota United FC
Two graduates of Concordia University’s sports management program are on board with the Minnesota United for its debut as a Major League Soccer expansion franchise.

Carleton Ultimate Frisbee teams

Carleton club teams win pair of Ultimate titles
Carleton College grabbed two USA Ultimate national titles in May. Carleton Ultimate Team won the D1 men's title and Eclipse captured the D3 women's crown.

Hamline students present innovative solar panels at national conference
Hamline University physics students and faculty presented research using superhydrophobic surfaces to repel snow from solar panels at the National Sustainable Design Expo in Washington, D.C.