January 2016 all around the campuses
Saint John’s Franta wins People's Choice Award
Former Saint John’s University student Connor Franta won a People's Choice Award for "Favorite YouTube Star" on Jan. 6 in Los Angeles.
Saint Benedict students assist Syrian refugees
Three College of Saint Benedict students were recently featured in a St. Cloud Times article about their experiences helping Syrian refugees while studying abroad.
Gustavus becomes first fair trade college in Minnesota
Gustavus Adolphus College is the first Minnesota college or university to be designated a “Fair Trade College/University” by Fair Trade Campaigns, a collection of fair trade organizations from across the globe.
St. Olaf launches Public Affairs Conversation
St. Olaf College’s Public Affairs Conversation combines a two-course series with a paid internship to bring students together to critically examine current social debates from interdisciplinary perspectives.
Innovative alumnus donates to fund innovation studies at Hamline
Building on an illustrious career at 3M and more than two-dozen patents, Hamline alumnus Roger Appeldorn ’57 will fund innovation studies at Hamline University.
Teachers can take free engineering-education courses thanks to Google
Google is sponsoring full tuition for the full-credit courses taught this spring and summer by University of St. Thomas engineering and education professors.
Concordia College approves neuroscience major
Concordia College, Moorhead, has approved a new major in neuroscience that builds on a minor that has been offered since 2007.
St. Scholastica’s master of education receives accolades
The College of St. Scholastica’s online master of education program has been named one of the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
Bethel physics professor receives competitive NSF CAREER Award
Bethel University Assistant Professor of Physics Nathan Lindquist received a 2016 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for nanotechnology research.
A (contemporary) Brahms companion
Twin Cities composer and Macalester College Music Professor Randy Bauer spoke with MPR's classical music host Steve Staruch to introduce Bauer's Music for Clarinet and Strings.
Saint Mary's to construct alumni heritage room
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota has announced that it will construct an alumni heritage room on its Winona Campus, thanks to a generous and successful alumnus.