October 2018

St. Olaf donors

St. Olaf to open two centers with funding provided by two $1 million gifts
St. Olaf College will establish two new centers made possible by two $1 million gifts from alumni: the Glenn and Myretta Taylor Center for Equity and Inclusion and the Lutheran Center for Faith, Values, and Community.

MCAD alum Jurgens interviewed about Superman anniversary
Minneapolis College of Art and Design alumnus and DC comic book artist Dan Jurgens was interviewed by SYFY Wire on the 25th anniversary of the "Death of Superman."

Concordia student tracks turtles through telemetry
Concordia College (Moorhead) student Chloe Whitten ’19 was one of 190 interns at the Brookhaven National Laboratory run by the Department of Energy. Whitten researched eastern box turtles.

St. Kate's Professor Dawn Quigley

Professor writes first novel, inspired by her own Native American story
Dawn Quigley, education professor at St. Catherine University, published her debut novel, Apple in the Middle. The coming-of-age story follows Apple Starkington, who is both white and Native American.

Liberal Arts Illuminated conference at CSB/SJU featured in ACCU newsletter
The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University hosted 160 participants representing 30 colleges and universities and 21 organizations from 18 states.

Three decades of Peace and Justice discussions at St. Scholastica
For 30 years, Professor Tom Morgan has led The College of St. Scholastica’s Peace and Justice Lecture Series, bringing internationally known speakers to campus for thoughtful discussions.

Carleton Knights climb to No. 1 in WGCA national rankings
Following an undefeated fall season, the Carleton College women’s golf team was ranked at the No. 1 spot in the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) Division III rankings.

The Nobel Peace Prize Forum—Minneapolis marked its 30th anniversary in September
The forum, hosted by Augsburg University, celebrated the achievements of 2016 Nobel Laureates, President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia, and The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.

CSP signs purchase agreement to acquire Central Midway Building
Concordia University, St. Paul has signed a purchase agreement subject to specific contingencies to buy the entire Central Midway Building on the northern side of I-94 across from Holst Hall.

Siah Armajani, Macalester alumnus, and his new show
A major new retrospective at the Walker Art Center, Siah Armajani: Follow This Line is the first comprehensive U.S. retrospective devoted to the Macalester College alumnus’ work and runs through December 30.

Gustavus first-year wins National Leadership Award
Gustavus Adolphus College first-year student Gena King was recently recognized with the Black Women's Agenda's Bright Futures Award and scholarship at a gala luncheon in Washington, D.C.

New York Times columnist David Brooks speaks at Bethel University
Before a public event at Bethel UniversityNew York Times columnist David Brooks stopped by the student newsroom for an off-the-cuff Q&A with Bethel journalism students.