May 2020

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

Star Tribune features Augsburg's efforts to attract students
Augsburg University President Paul Pribbenow discussed how Augsburg is working to attract the diverse students who will be the workforce of the future as population growth is to slow.

Bethel launches initiative to eliminate textbook costs
For participating adult undergraduate programs, Bethel University's Zero Cost Course Resources Initiative eliminates the need to buy textbooks by replacing them with Open Educational Resources.

Carleton alumni land on Forbes 30 Under 30 list for video game start-up
Carleton College alums Lucy Stevens and Charlie Anderson along with two others co-founded Social Cipher while in college. Their game, “Ava,” is about an autistic girl who travels through space.

CSB receives grant to fund women in STEM
Grant will fund eight undergraduate research scholars in STEM fields at the College of Saint Benedict.

St. Scholastica student selected for prestigious research opportunity
Megan Schiferl, a junior at The College of St. Scholastica, was one of only six undergraduate students in America chosen to work at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Switzerland. 

Bush Foundation Grant awarded for Moorhead Community Resilience Project
The Foundation awarded $207,000 for the project, and Concordia College will administer it with the express purpose of bringing community partners together around a common goal.

CSP approved for academic control of CU-Portland’s nursing program
The Oregon State Board of Nursing has approved the transfer of ownership of Concordia-Portland’s nursing education program under the academic control of Concordia University, St. Paul.

Theory meets practice in Gustavus applied marketing course
Gustavus Adolphus College alumnus, lawyer and entrepreneur Marshall Lichty taught a unique January interim experience course focused on marketing start-up companies.

Students named to Governor’s Young Women’s Cabinet
Hamline University students Calonna Carlisle, Mariana Cervantes and Evelyn Humphrey are the latest Pipers to be named to Governor Walz’s Young Women’s Cabinet.

Dr. Suzanne Rivera named 17th president of Macalester College
On Feb. 3, the Macalester College Board of Trustees announced their unanimous approval of Dr. Rivera's appointment. She will begin her term this summer.

MCADian's graphic novel named one of the best of 2019
Minneapolis College of Art and Design alum Rosemary Valero-O’Connell's graphic novel has received this impressive accolade from The Washington Post.

Former Colombian president encourages listeners to be bold
Nobel Peace Prize winner says aim high and be ambitious during McCarthy Lecture at Saint John’s University.

Saint Mary’s awarded $187,926 grant to encourage diverse teachers
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota has been awarded a Collaborative Urban and Greater Minnesota Educators of Color Grant, which will primarily fund scholarships for diverse teacher licensure students.

Six Katies named Fulbright 2020-21 semi-finalists
A combined six St. Catherine University students and alumni have reached the semi-finalist stage of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

St. Olaf to offer engineering concentration
Beginning this fall, St. Olaf College will offer a new concentration in engineering studies.

St. Thomas unveils center for microgrid research
The University of St. Thomas has launched a world-class Center for Microgrid Research, one of a handful of premier and educational facilities of its kind in North America.

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