May 2020

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

Augsburg announces undergraduate tuition freeze and new programming
Augsburg University launches Augsburg Bold, including an undergrad tuition freeze and new programming for incoming students.

Ross Allen named Bethel University’s sixth president-elect
With extensive experience in business, health care, and higher education, Allen is named Bethel University's sixth president-elect and is set to become the first alumnus to lead the university.

Carleton College among Peace Corps' 2020 top volunteer-producing schools
Since the agency's founding in 1961, nearly 520 alumni from Carleton College have served abroad as Peace Corps volunteers.

CSB junior earns prestigious 2020 Truman Scholar award
Valerie Doze, a College of Saint Benedict junior from Grand Forks, North Dakota, was one of 62 students who were named 2020 Truman Scholars.

St. Scholastica student selected for prestigious research opportunity
Megan Schiferl, a junior at The College of St. Scholastica, was one of only six undergraduate students in America chosen to work at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Switzerland

Concordia College student awarded Goldwater Scholarship
Kenny David, a Concordia College junior, received a Goldwater Scholarship. David is planning to pursue neuroscience as a career and has worked on multiple sclerosis and autism spectrum disorder research.

CSP welcomes the Rev. Dr. Brian Friedrich
The Rev. Dr. Brian Friedrich officially began his tenure as the 10th president of Concordia University, St. Paul on Jan. 1, 2020.

Gustavus Women in Leadership Celebrates 10th annual conference
For a decade, Gustavus Adolphus College's Women in Leadership Conference has connected current students with powerful speakers and mentors who empower women.

A good time for exercise
Hamline University professors encourage students to experience the physical, cognitive, emotional and immunological benefits of exercise between online classes.

Macalester senior awarded prestigious Watson Fellowship
Macalester College graduating senior Michael Khuth has been awarded a Watson Fellowship to pursue an original project that explores queer photography in China, South Africa, Brazil and elsewhere. 

Saint John’s Ben Bartch drafted by Jacksonville
Oregon native is the 10th Saint John’s University football player selected in the NFL Draft and the first since 1974.

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota announces new coach
Paul Jennison will be taking over the helm of the Cardinal women’s soccer team at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota after spending three seasons with Northwestern (Ill.) University women's soccer team.

Katies rank among top 5 in Midwest Economics Association research paper contest
St. Catherine University students Isabel Pastoor ’20 and Elizabeth Kula ’19 received honorable mentions for papers they wrote last fall in their Econometrics class taught by Professor Kristine West, PhD.

St. Olaf to offer engineering concentration
Beginning this fall, St. Olaf College will offer a new concentration in engineering studies.