September 2014 news from campuses
The Bridge: Parent News
Wondering about the latest news from our campuses? Here are a few recent highlights (or check out the current campus tweets.
- They made it! 17-year-old high school senior Bethany Catlin and her father Dan biked 780 miles, from Franklin, Ind., to St. Paul, Minn., to visit Macalester College and raise money for arthritis. They arrived Aug. 4 to a rousing group of Mac supporters and the rest of the Catlin family.
- The College of Saint Benedict hosted the inauguration ceremony of Mary Dana Hinton at Sacred Heart Chapel on Sunday, Sept. 21. Hinton is the 15th president to be inaugurated at CSB.
- Carleton College’s Bing Shui '16 (China), a rising junior majoring in biology, is one of 40 undergraduate students accepted into the 2014 Harvard Stem Cell Institute Internship Program, which provides participants with a challenging summer research experience in a cutting-edge stem cell science laboratory.
- The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University have been named a "Best Buy School" by the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2015. Fiske named 44 institutions — 22 private and 22 public — as Best Buys. There are no other Minnesota colleges or universities on the 2015 list.
- Mark Rosenwinkel ’77, chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at Concordia University, St. Paul, premiered his new play, CURSED, at the 2014 Minnesota Fringe Festival. A long-time member of Minneapolis’ Playwrights’ Center, Rosenwinkel has won numerous awards for his work.
- Twin Cities “millennials,” or those roughly between the ages of 25 and 35, are waiting longer to buy their first home, according to the Shenehon Center for Real Estate at the University of St. Thomas. View the center’s monthly analysis of the region’s housing market.
- St. Olaf College student Rebecca Frank ’14 recently received
- Hamline University undergraduate Kevin Yang’s inspirational commencement speech brought tears to the eyes of the class of 2014 and much of the audience. Watch the speech in its entirety on Hamline's YouTube channel. Kevin is a political science major and urban studies minor from Brooklyn Park and a talented slam poet.
- Joann Bangs was named dean of the School of Business and Professional Studies at St. Catherine University. Bangs had served as interim dean since February 2013. She is a 10-year veteran of the University’s faculty as an associate professor of economics and served four years as the department chair.
- Augsburg College’s East African Student to Teacher (EAST) cohort of 17 students just completed their second semester. The program, which seeks to recruit, retain and license highly qualified students who wish to become K-12 teachers, covers tuition costs toward initial licensure. The program is funded by the Minnesota Collaborative Urban Educator appropriation.