March 2018

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

Augsburg's Hagfors Center opened for courses January 8
Augsburg University's largest academic building embodies Augsburg’s commitment to student learning, urban placemaking and thoughtful stewardship.

Bethany looking to the sun for energy
Bethany Lutheran College has moved to purchase some of the electricity it needs through the Community Solar Garden program; the solar farms involved are near Mankato and Waseca.

Bethel student makes history and raises awareness for people with disabilities
Bethel University BUILD student Mikayla Holmgren ’18 became the first woman with Down syndrome to compete in a Miss USA state pageant.

Lakota Language Initiative at Pine Ridge
Carleton College’s Sydney Botz '19 and Haley Grable '20 interned at the Lakota Immersion Childcare, developing educational curriculum for the next generation of fluent speakers.

Saint Ben’s and Saint John’s ranked among top study abroad schools
The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University are ranked among the top baccalaureate schools for the total number of students who studied abroad.

St. Scholastica faculty member lends expertise to EPA research efforts
The College of St. Scholastica Professor Jen Maki is playing a key role in a research effort that will help scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency determine how certain chemicals affect living things.

Cobbers compose for Lyra Trio
A Concordia College junior's musical composition will be performed by a music faculty trio. The student was asked to create a piece for the Lyra Trio.

CSP student-athletes achieve outstanding academic success rate
Concordia University, St. Paul student-athletes achieved a four-year 92 percent Academic Success Rate and are one of 32 NCAA Division II institutions to earn the Presidents’ Award for Academic Excellence.

Gustavus announces $10 million gift from transportation entrepreneur
A gift commitment to Gustavus Adolphus College will support the Nobel Hall of Science expansion and renovation and scholarships for the most talented students.

Hamline plays at new TRIA hockey rink
The Hamline University women's and men's hockey teams have a new home to skate in — one with a panoramic view of downtown St. Paul. 

When internships don’t pay, some colleges, like Macalester, will
Dean Mindy Deardurff of the Career Development Center was quoted and Macalester College mentioned in the “Education Life” section of the Sunday New York Times.

Updates from MCAD president Jay Coogan, including election signage
Staff and students at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design created the design templates for the election signage used throughout Minneapolis at 125 polling place.

Saint Mary’s launches new online business program
In January Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota launched a master’s degree in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics.

St. Kate's graduate behind monthly "Come Together" prayer service and peace walks
St. Catherine University alumnae Bonnie Steele '07 wants to spread healing, love and hope to neighborhoods across Twin Cities.

St. Olaf ranks No. 1 in study abroad for ninth straight year
St. Olaf College once again sent more students to study abroad than any other baccalaureate institution in the nation, according to the Open Doors 2017 Report on International Educational Exchange.

University of St. Thomas kicks off $200 million scholarship drive, announces $50 million gift for GHR Fellows
The University of St. Thomas has set scholarships as priority one for fundraising with a goal of infusing $200 million in support for students over the next eight years.