December 2012 campus news
- A cohort organized through St. Olaf College's TRiO Student Support Services provides students interested in pursuing a career in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics with peer guidance and encouragement. Read more in the college's online story.
- Just four years out of college, Hamline University alum Matrika Bailey-Turner is busy putting her social justice and women’s studies double majors to work. Bailey-Turner graduated from Hamline in 2008 and now works for the global partnerships team at the United Nations Foundation.
- The College of Saint Benedict recently celebrated its inaugural tree lighting ceremony, referred to as “Christmas at Saint Ben’s.” In addition to the lighting of the 35-foot tree, choirs led more than 300 students and staff in the singing of a few Christmas carols. Organizers hope that the lighting will become an annual event.
- Angela Kraft, a senior at Bethany Lutheran College, will graduate in December and go on to attend the prestigious international Math in Moscow program. Kraft has partaken in numerous competitive research opportunities, presented at Mathematical Association of America and American Mathematical Society joint meetings, and participated in summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates programs.
- Concordia University, St. Paul’s volleyball team captured its sixth-consecutive NCAA Division II National Title on Dec. 8 with an epic five-set victory over Tampa. Concordia, which improved its current NCAA tournament win streak to 36 straight matches, tied the NCAA record (all divisions) in the sport of volleyball for consecutive National Championships.
- The College of St. Scholastica has been getting local and national media attention for its CSS Complete plan, which robustly engages Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and other means of learning, to enable students who have some college to complete their baccalaureate degree. A good intro is President Larry Goodwin’s Huffington Post piece.