May 2017

St. Kate student Amber Montero

St. Kate's Wildcats softball team wins NCAA regional
St. Catherine University's softball team won its first ever regional title on May 14 and advanced to the Super Regional Round against the University of St. Thomas.

CSP partners with Mitchell Hamline to offer new MBA
Mitchell Hamline School of Law will offer its health care compliance program as part of the MBA degree at Concordia University, St. Paul.

St. Scholastica physician assistant program earns accreditation
The College of St. Scholastica’s new physician assistant program has earned provisional accreditation, and its first cohort of 30 students will begin taking classes this fall.

Saint Ben’s/Saint John’s faculty Patricia Bolaños-Fabres receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award
The associate professor of gender studies and Hispanic studies at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University will travel to Ecuador and conduct research.

Saint Mary's Science and Learning Center ribbon cutting

Saint Mary’s dedicates new center, launches capital campaign
On May 12, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota opened the doors to its new Science and Learning Center in Winona and announced a $57 million capital campaign.

Concordia College student receives Gaither Fellowship
Concordia College graduate Matthew Lillehaugen ’17 has been selected for the James C. Gaither Fellowship by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Carleton makes meaningful connections at Northfield's Greenvale Elementary
Carleton College’s community school partnership is bringing both sides together for the greater good.

Augsburg celebrates last commencement as a college
Augsburg College graduated its final class on April 29. The school officially will become Augsburg University in September.

Sharon P. Robinson and James C. Hormel

Macalester professor spoke to the Star Tribune about the “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Macalester College English professor Daylanne English was quoted regarding the new Hulu TV series and a popular course she teaches, “Ecstasy and Apocalypse: Literature of the Extreme.”

Former Ambassador James C. Hormel and Sharon P. Robinson receive honorary degree from Hamline
Hamline University honored former Ambassador James C. Hormel and Sharon P. Robinson, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education president, with honorary degrees May 20.