September 2018
Augsburg's River Semester

River semester students canoe the Mississippi River for 100 days
For the second time, 15 Augsburg University students are canoeing the Mississippi River and camping out along the way while learning about history, politics and the environment.

Bethel athlete makes top 30 for NCAA Woman of the Year Award
The NCAA recognizes student-athlete Annika Halverson ’18 from Bethel University for her accomplishments in academics, athletics, service, and leadership.

St. Kate's physician assistant students partner with Mille Lacs Health System to address opioid epidemic
Travis Green and Bess Kuzma, students in St. Catherine University’s physician assistant program, will conduct research and present findings to Mille Lacs Health System’s medical executives board.

MCAD Interim President Karen Wirth

MCAD Board of Trustees appoints Karen Wirth as interim president
Karen Wirth will serve as interim president of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design while the college conducts a nationwide search for a new permanent president.

Money Magazine lists Saint John’s, Saint Ben’s as top private schools in Minnesota
Saint John’s University was ranked No. 80 and the College of Saint Benedict was ranked No. 92 in the national rankings.

Kofi Annan ‘61 remembered as consistently thoughtful, gracious, and patient
Annan’s death in August prompted many news organizations to reach out to Macalester College. A Star Tribune column called him a diplomat, peacemaker and a ping-pong legend.

 St. Thomas Athletic Director Steve Fritz

St. Thomas athletic director to retire
University of St. Thomas Athletic Director Steve Fritz will retire at the end of this academic year. Fritz has been a part of the university for 52 years.

St. Scholastica receives largest grant in its history for nursing education
The College of St. Scholastica has been awarded $2.76 million by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services — the largest grant in the College's 107-year history.

Examining life after conviction
October events at Hamline University’s Center for Justice and Law focus on experiences of criminal conviction. Designed to educate and inspire action, events are open to all.

Concordia St. Paul celebrates its 125th anniversary
A partner in the St. Paul community since 1893, Concordia University, St. Paul reflects on its rich history and bright future as it celebrates its 125th anniversary during the 2018-19 academic year.

Saint Mary's President James Burns

Saint Mary's to inaugurate 14th president
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota will celebrate the inauguration of its new president, Father James P. Burns, on Oct. 5. Several communitywide events are planned.