May 2019

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

Augsburg wrestling wins 13th NCAA Division III National Championship
Augsburg University's wrestling team claimed a 64-point victory at the NCAA Division III National Championships in Roanoke, Virginia, going 4 for 4 in individual national title matches.

Bethany Lutheran College student production team earns national nomination
Bethany Lutheran College’s award-winning production studio has been nominated for a College Sports Media Award for their work directing and producing Minnesota State University Maverick Hockey broadcasts

Bethel's Society of Physics Students receives national Blake Lilly Prize
Bethel University’s Society of Physics Students chapter was recognized by the national organization for exemplary science outreach efforts in the community.

Carleton's Food Recovery Network expands impact on the community
Carleton College volunteers recovered over 22,000 pounds of food from local businesses and Carleton’s dining halls in fall 2018.

CSB/SJU students present experiential research project findings at Mayo Clinic
The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University students help in the assessment of innovative technologies submitted by Mayo researchers.

St. Scholastica leads a collaboration to promote diversity in education
The College of St. Scholastica and community partners have developed their own program within the national "Pathways2Teaching" directive to help marginalized young people explore teaching as a potential career choice.

Concordia speech team places 12th in national tournament
Concordia College’s speech team took home a 12th place finish at that American Forensic Association National Tournament. Leah Roberts took third place for Prose out of 124 competitors.

CSP officially acquires Central Midway Building
Concordia University, St. Paul announced it officially closed on the purchase of the Central Midway Building, providing flexibility to serve the needs of a growing student population.

Gustavus professor's glacier research featured on BBC
Gustavus Adolphus College geography professor Jeff La Frenierre's revolutionary research on glacial melt and climate change will be featured on BBC's Earth From Space.

A focus on sustainability
It's always earth month in Hamline University's Renewable Energy and Environmental Research Lab.

Fred Swaniker is building the university of the future
The Macalester College alum is the founder and CEO of African Leadership University, listed by Fast Company as one of "The World's 50 Most Innovative Companies."

MCAD announces new president
The Minneapolis College of Art and Design has named Sanjit Sethi as its next president. He will take office on July 15.

Students, area businesses benefit from Saint Mary's co-op program
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota's new Cooperative Education Program is like an internship, only more intense.

St. Kate's receives legacy grant from GHR Foundation
St. Catherine University received a $5 million grant from the GHR Foundation to fund a new and scalable clinical education model in the Henrietta Schmoll School of Health.

St. Olaf opens new, high-tech space for nursing program
The St. Olaf College Nursing Department’s new 5,500 square foot facility features two simulation labs, a simulation control room and a multi-bed skills lab.

Dougherty Family College students receive full-tuition scholarships
Ten Dougherty Family College students have been selected for full-tuition scholarships to pursue their bachelor's degrees at the University of St. Thomas.