May 2019

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

Augsburg wrestling wins 13th NCAA Division III National Championship
Augsburg University's wrestling team claimed a 64-point victory at the NCAA Division III National Championships in Roanoke, Virginia, going 4 for 4 in individual national title matches.

Mock trial team sees first tournament success
Bethany Lutheran College’s newly formed mock trial team travelled to Wheaton, Ill. in February to complete at the America Mock Trial Association regional meet.

Bethel's Society of Physics Students receives national Blake Lilly Prize
Bethel University’s Society of Physics Students chapter was recognized by the national organization for exemplary science outreach efforts in the community.

Carleton's Food Recovery Network expands impact on the community
Carleton College volunteers recovered over 22,000 pounds of food from local businesses and Carleton’s dining halls in fall 2018.

CSB/SJU students present experiential research project findings at Mayo Clinic
The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University students help in the assessment of innovative technologies submitted by Mayo researchers.

St. Scholastica leads a collaboration to promote diversity in education
The College of St. Scholastica and community partners have developed their own program within the national "Pathways2Teaching" directive to help marginalized young people explore teaching as a potential career choice.

Concordia speech team places 12th in national tournament
Concordia College’s speech team took home a 12th place finish at that American Forensic Association National Tournament. Leah Roberts took third place for Prose out of 124 competitors.

CSP marketing students compete in National Grocers Association competition
Five Concordia University, St. Paul marketing seniors recently competed in the National Grocers Association (NGA) student marketing competition at the NGA national conference held in San Diego.

Gustavus professor's glacier research featured on BBC
Gustavus Adolphus College geography professor Jeff La Frenierre's revolutionary research on glacial melt and climate change will be featured on BBC's Earth From Space.

Hamline students went around the world for J-Term
From Jamaica to Germany, Hamline University students traveled all over the world through the wonderful J-Term study abroad option.

A Macalester professor and an alumnus named to TIME 100: Most Influential People of 2019
Macalester College English Professor Marlon James, and Fred Swaniker, class of 1999, have both been named to the list.

MCAD alum to paint Governor Dayton's official portrait
Minneapolis College of Art and Design alum Paul Oxborough, an internationally recognized portrait artist, was selected to paint Governor Mark Dayton's official portrait.

Saint Mary's student assists with social media for X Games
Seventeen Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota business students had the unique opportunity to be part of the 2019 Winter X Games Student Work Program.

St. Kate's alumnae, faculty among the 2018 Outstanding Nurses
Mpls.St.Paul Magazine has announced the annual Outstanding Nurses Award winners, and nearly one-third of the winners are St. Catherine University alumnae or faculty.

St. Olaf opens new, high-tech space for nursing program
The St. Olaf College Nursing Department’s new 5,500 square foot facility features two simulation labs, a simulation control room and a multi-bed skills lab.

St. Thomas recognized as Military Friendly School
The University of St. Thomas has been recognized as a Military Friendly School for the second straight year by the Military Friendly survey.

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