May 2018

Learn what’s happening at our colleges with a quick rundown of recent news.

Augsburg adopts test-optional admissions policy
Submission of ACT or SAT test scores for admission at Augsburg University is optional for fall 2019 incoming undergraduate student applicants, except in specific circumstances.

New Bethany education programs receive state approval
Bethany Lutheran College has received formal approval from the state for a new special education major and an endorsement program for pre-primary grades.

Bethel announces partnership with Thrivent Financial
Bethel University students will invest over $1 million on behalf of Thrivent and individual donors through the new Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF).

Carleton's Chris Anisowicz creates solar-powered summer program
Carleton College football player turns passion for learning into program that teaches others about solar energy in a fun, unique educational model.

S.A.M. Case Study team makes it five straight national titles
Team from the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University wins Undergraduate Division at 34th annual Society for the Advancement of Management (S.A.M.) Case Study Research Competition.

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.

Concordia Language Villages receives $5 million gift for Korean site
Concordia Language Villages, a program of Concordia College, received a $5 million gift to build an authentic location for the Korean Language Village.

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.

Hope springs geothermal for Gustavus student Kenzie Perry
Gustavus Adolphus College senior Kenzie Perry is researching water quality across the Midwest

Hamline professors collaborate with Minneapolis neighborhood
Hamline University criminal justice professors partner with the City of Minneapolis and the Little Earth community to implement crime reduction strategies.

Macalester alumnus Kofi Annan urges students to become leaders
The Star Tribune covered the former U.N. Secretary-General's visit to Macalester College for the dedication of the Kofi Annan Institute for Global Citizenship.

MCAD student receives prestigious Wingate Fellowship
Kiley Friese, a Minneapolis College of Art and Design senior, received a 2018 Craft Windgate Fellowship, a prestigious award worth $15,000 and one of the largest offered nationally to art students.

Saint Mary's University forms center for culturally responsive engagement
To help bridge the equity gaps that exist nationally throughout our schools, organizations and communities, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota has created the Center for Culturally Responsive Engagement.

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. Olaf brings its classes into the community
St. Olaf College's Academic Civic Engagement program gives students the opportunity to apply what they learn in the classroom to real-world settings through courses like this January's Engineering Design Practicum.

Sophomores from the University of St. Thomas win Schulze Entrepreneurship Challenge
University of St. Thomas students Meghan Sharkus and Jackie Page won the largest undergraduate national business pitch competition and $75,000 in funding for their business ExpressionMed.