October 2018

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

Augsburg partners to publish a Somali student report
Augsburg University's East African Student to Teacher program partnered with The Minnesota Education Equity Partnership to research and publish the report Somali Student Achievement in Minnesota.

Bethany student interns in cancer research lab at the Mayo Clinic
Bethany Lutheran College senior Kendra Porath returns to campus this fall after a gaining valuable lab experience at the Mayo Clinic over the summer.

Bethel University team places 2nd in CFA global research competition
A team of four Bethel University finance students tied for 2nd place at the 8th annual Upper Midwest Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Research Challenge, which was hosted by the CFA Society of Minnesota.

Carleton student wins top honors for his musical performance in China
Gus Holley ’20, a rising junior at Carleton College from Moorhead, Minnesota, became the first foreigner ever to win the gold medal at the Liao Yuan Cup International Pipa Competition.

2018 Saint Ben’s/Saint John’s D.C. Summer Study Program features largest cohort
Twenty-eight College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University students participated in internship opportunities through mid-August.

Recent St. Scholastica grad hopes to combine astrophysics with Ojibwe culture
During her time at The College of St. Scholastica, Winonah Ojanen discovered a research interest at the intersection of astrophysics and Ojibwe culture.

Mock trial returns to Concordia
The mock trial program will be returning to Concordia College (Moorhead), giving students with an interest in law the opportunity to participate in a lifelike court case.

CSP implements test-optional admissions policy
Concordia University, St. Paul has launched a test-optional admissions policy for all incoming undergraduate applicants.

Big Hill Farm grows produce and leaders
After a decade of growth, opportunities on the Gustavus Adolphus College’s student-run farm continue to blossom.

Hamline student awarded Truman Scholarship
Hamline University’s Conner Suddick, a legal studies and social justice double-major, was one of 59 students nationally in 2018 to be named as a Truman Scholar, which awards those pursuing a career in public service.

Macalester student creates "Athletes Against Sexual Violence" program
Ethan Levin, a Macalester College football player, created a program called "Athletes Against Sexual Violence" and was recently profiled in the Star Tribune.

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."

Saint Mary’s dedicates Rochester addition
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota dedicated an addition to its Cascade Meadow facility, which will house its Rochester programs and the graduate portion of a proposed PA program with Mayo Clinic.

Class project brings changes to St. Paul Police policy
Tasked with creating a social justice action plan, three St. Catherine University students looked at police relations with the deaf community.

St. Olaf wins ultimate national championship
St. Olaf College's Vortex won the women’s ultimate Division III national championship with a decisive victory over Bates College.

University of St. Thomas hosts journalism summer camps
The University of St. Thomas’ ThreeSixty journalism program hosted summer camps for high school students with intensive college readiness programming to develop their journalism skills.