October, 2017

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Augsburg hosts 29th annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum
Nobel Peace Prize laureates and world leaders convened at Augsburg University with students and local peacemakers for this international event focused on building dialogue in divided societies.

Saint Ben’s President Emerita S. Colman O’Connell ’49, OSB, dies at 90
S. Colman was an educator, an administrator, a visionary leader and a tireless advocate for the College of Saint Benedict.

Permanent gallery for The Saint John’s Bible opens at Saint John’s
Gallery in the lower level of Alcuin Library at Saint John’s University will exhibit original folios from the seven volumes.

Career-ready science at Hamline
Through Hamline University’s Initiative for Professional and Academic Liaisons (HIPAL), students prepare for professional careers throughout their time as undergraduates with specialized career development resources.

Bethel student named Bush Fellow and seeks to advance refugee education
Ed.D. student at Bethel University and Burmese refugee Hsajune Dyan works as St. Paul Public Schools’ Karen Cultural Specialist.

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CSP fall enrollment at a record breaking 4,792 students
Overall student headcount at Concordia University, St. Paul stands at 4,792 at the fall 2017 census, marking the sixth consecutive year of record enrollment.

Macalester gets a shout-out for creating entrepreneurs
Kate Ryan Reiling ’00 heads Macalester College’s entrepreneurship program with real-world experience building a business and empathy for the needs of an entrepreneur.

St. Scholastica graduate social work program awarded $1.3 million grant
The College of St. Scholastica has been awarded $1.33 million by the federal government to offer stipends to graduate clinical social work students committed to working in behavioral health in rural settings.

Individuals, communities transformed through Gustavus public discourse class
Gustavus Adolphus College's communication studies program celebrates 10 years of Public Discourse, a course that connects students with hands-on projects in the community.

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Saint Mary's Kabara Institute announces season of events
With new leadership, visionary ideas and innovative community collaborations, the Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is announcing its fall schedule of events.

St. Kate's project to reduce stigma for children with disabilities
St. Catherine University professors Mary Hearst and Paula Rabaey are working to improve the quality of life for children with disabilities in Kanyama, Zambia.