June 2018
St. Scholastica’s Concert Choir and Bella Voce choir

St. Scholastica Choirs perform at the Vatican
Members of The College of St. Scholastica’s Concert Choir and Bella Voce choir visited Italy in May for a performance tour that combined music with Catholic Benedictine heritage.

Four stars for The House of Tomorrow based on Macalester professor’s book of the same name
The adaptation of Macalester College English professor Peter Bognanni’s novel exudes charm and genuine emotions, according to the Star Tribune’s Colin Covert.

2018 Saint Ben’s/Saint John’s D.C. Summer Study Program features largest cohort
Twenty-eight College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University students are participating in internship opportunities through mid-August.

NBC Nightly News highlights Augsburg's StepUp collegiate recovery program
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt reported about how Augsburg University's StepUp program has successfully helped students in recovery to graduate.

Saint Mary’s Cascade Meadow facility ribbon cutting

Saint Mary’s dedicates Rochester addition
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota dedicated an addition to its Cascade Meadow facility, which will house its Rochester programs and the graduate portion of a proposed PA program with Mayo Clinic.

Summer reading suggestions
Hamline University creative writing student, alumni and faculty members published a number of works this year. Explore the list and find a great summer read.

Research and ruminants at Bethel University
Bethel University has some four-legged visitors this summer. A herd of goats is on campus to eat the buckthorn — and help with biology research projects.

CSP implements test-optional admissions policy
Concordia University, St. Paul has launched a test-optional admissions policy for all incoming undergraduate applicants.

St. Thomas is best college in Minnesota for graduates getting a job
A new report by Zippia names the University of St. Thomas as the best college for graduates to get a job in the state of Minnesota.

St. Kate students Catherine Fensom & Liza Leja

Class project brings changes to St. Paul Police policy
Tasked with creating a social justice action plan, three St. Catherine University students looked at police relations with the deaf community.

St. Olaf wins ultimate national championship
St. Olaf College's Vortex won the women’s ultimate Division III national championship with a decisive victory over Bates College.

History Professor Greg Kaster wins top Gustavus teaching award
Gustavus Adolphus College professor of history Greg Kaster was named the winner of the 2018 Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching at commencement on June 2.

Eight Carleton students awarded Fulbright Scholarships
Eight Carleton College seniors and recent alumni were recently awarded prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants.