March, 2018

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Carleton's Johnson honored as 2018 Newman Civic Fellow
Carleton College's Daniel Johnson one of 268 students picked by Campus Compact. Carleton's food recovery network student leaders and professor Laska Jimsen were also honored.

CSB and SJU awarded $600,000 grant from Mellon Foundation
The goal is to enable College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University employees and students to become agents of change by preparing them to dismantle oppression.

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Concordia receives Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant
Concordia College (Moorhead) received an $800,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support diversity, community engagement and learning beyond the classroom.

St. Kate’s students earn distinguished honors
St. Catherine University students Erin Nelsen ’20 and Andrea Duarte ’19 have earned a competitive summer internship with the U.S. Department of State and a Truman Scholarship, respectively.

St. Thomas hitting the airwaves to increase visibility
With a goal of increasing awareness for the academic reputation and graduate outcomes in engineering, entrepreneurship and sciences, the University of St. Thomas launched a new TV, radio and social campaign this month.

Pribbenow joins Governor’s Workforce Development Board
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Augsburg University President Paul C. Pribbenow to a three-year term on the Governor’s Workforce Development Board.

CSP marketing students compete in National Grocers Association Competition
Concordia University, St. Paul marketing seniors recently competed in the National Grocers Association student marketing competition in Las Vegas.

Macalester’s letter that goes to high school students who have done well on the PSAT includes a dose of humor
Jeff Allen, Macalester College’s Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid, was interviewed for this Inside Higher Ed article.

Bethel students share faith stories with Augsburg, St. Thomas students at Interfaith Conference
An Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) grant funded a storytelling conference for local college students. IFYC President Eboo Patel will speak at Bethel University in April.

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Saint Mary’s breaks ground for Brother William Hall
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota broke ground March 13 on a new $6.9 million residence hall for first-year students, named for outgoing president Brother William Mann.

St. Scholastica program to improve rural healthcare
The College of St. Scholastica has been awarded a $1.4 million, two-year federal grant to fund the Rural Academic Practice Partnership for Northeastern Minnesota for enhanced placement of nurse practitioner and expanded educational opportunities for rural primary care providers.