November 2019
AFROTC cadets at St. Thomas

Full rides to med school: Three AFROTC cadets earn prestigious scholarships
Three AFROTC cadets from the University of St. Thomas were selected to receive full scholarships for medical school through the Air Force Health Professions program.

St. Scholastica renames Stender School of Business and Technology in honor of former president
Members of The College of St. Scholastica’s campus community joined area business leaders recently to celebrate President Emeritus Bruce Stender's impact on the region.

MCAD alumni awarded Minnesota Center for Book Arts Jerome Fellowship
Minneapolis College of Art and Design alumni Sarah Evenson, Jade Herrick and Shun Jie Yong are recipients of this year's prestigious fellowship.

CSB, SJU communities band together to help Bahamas
A number of efforts were held at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University to aid those impacted by Hurricane Dorian.

Carleton Professor Barbara Allen

Prof. Barbara Allen receives award for book exploring lies in political advertising
The book recognizes 11 former Carleton College students who worked with Allen on election study.

Bethel professor explores benefits of model-based learning
Using a National Science Foundation grant, Bethel University Professor of Biological Sciences Sara Wyse and a research team are devising ways to implement model-based learning.

Students present research in Washington D.C.
Concordia College seniors Alexis Guttormson and Elli Strand presented at the international mammalogy conference.

Three Gustavus students win national Gilman Scholarship
Three Gustavus Adolphus College students are using the competitive Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in Peru, Thailand and Nepal this semester.

Macalester English Prof. Marlon James’s novel named a finalist for the National Book Award
The Macalester College professor's book “Black Leopard, Red Wolf,” is one of the five fiction finalists for the National Book Award which will be announced on Nov. 20.

Hamline's Old Main

Hamline launches comprehensive campaign
Hamline University, Minnesota's first university, announced a campaign to raise $110 million.

Urban Adventure is moving to Augsburg University and will become Urban Investors
Through Urban Investors, Augsburg University student fellows will learn how they can have a constructive part in improving economic conditions in urban neighborhoods.

CSP’s Dr. Cheryl Chatman Receives ABWHE Lifetime Achievement Award
Concordia University, St. Paul Executive Vice President and Dean of Diversity Dr. Cheryl Chatman was awarded the Association of Black Women in Higher Education’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

St. Olaf focuses on the importance of internships
Internships allow St. Olaf College students to test drive careers while sharpening their skills, defining their interests and applying classroom knowledge to the real world.

Report shows St. Kate’s student voting engagement higher than national average
St. Catherine University has a much higher percentage of voting students than college students nationwide. In 2018, St. Kate’s voting rate was 60.1 percent; nationally it was 39.1 percent.

Saint Mary’s awarded $187,926 grant to encourage diverse teachers
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota has been awarded a Collaborative Urban and Greater Minnesota Educators of Color Grant, which will primarily fund scholarships for diverse teacher licensure students.