October 2019

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St. Thomas promotes sustainability
The University of St. Thomas has announced its first Sustainability Strategic Plan, which identifies goals and action steps to advance the university's commitment to sustainability.

MCAD partners with myTalk107.1 for annual charity event
The Minneapolis College of Art and Design is joining forces with local radio station myTalk 107.1 to create and sell "Masterpiece" works for local charities.

Auggie pass provides Augsburg undergraduate students unlimited rides
Augsburg University's student government approved paying for the pass by student fee in a first of its kind partnership between Metro Transit and a Twin Cities college.

CSB/SJU assistant professor earns Environmental Education award
College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University faculty member Corrie Grosse was honored by the North American Association for Environmental Education.

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Carleton Professor Cathy Yandell knighted into French Ordre des Palmes Académiques
The ceremony was held at Carleton College and officiated by the Consul General of France in Chicago.

Sustainability is a focus on St. Scholastica campus
Stewardship has long been a priority at The College of St. Scholastica, and with a new grant-funded program and a sustainability-related major, it’s now more important than ever.

Bethel student named to the 2019 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team
Offensive lineman Danny Munoz '20 is one of 13 total Bethel University Royals to receive the national award, and the seventh consecutive winner.

St. Olaf Orchestra wins the American Prize
The renowned St. Olaf Orchestra, conducted by Steven Amundson, has been named the winner of The American Prize in Orchestra Performance.

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Saint Mary's alumna successful on 'Shark Tank'
Amber Leong, who earned her MBA at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, reeled in a $750,000 investment in her bright light therapy lamps on ABC's "Shark Tank."

Macalester alumnus new book filled with advice and stories for his children
Tim O’Brien, who graduated from Macalester College in 1968, told TIME magazine he hopes Dad’s Maybe Book will serve as an ongoing expression of love for his sons.

Recognizing transfer students
Hamline University celebrates transfer students during National Transfer Student Week.

St. Kate’s holds first Phi Kappa Phi initiation ceremony
St. Catherine University recently initiated members for its Phi Kappa Phi chapter. Membership is granted to students in the top 10 percent of their class.

CSP sets first-year student enrollment record
Concordia University, St. Paul enrolled the largest freshman class in its 126-year history, as it welcomed 351 first-time students this semester.