April 2017 recent campus news
Augsburg becomes 'Augsburg University' effective September 1
The change reflects the reality that Augsburg College already offers nine graduate degree programs in addition to its more than 50 undergraduate degree programs.
Bethel’s elementary education program ranked no. 1 in the state
Bethel University's elementary education program earned national recognition with high rankings in an assessment from the National Council on Teacher Quality.
Carleton's alumni summit, student contest highlight entrepreneurial ventures
Carleton College’s recent “Entrepreneurs’ Summit” combines alumni mentoring to help burgeoning ideas, nine student teams vie for two $10,000 grants.
Two graduates earn five ‘Under 40 Awards’ from Times Media
College of Saint Benedict alumnae Emily Coborn ’08 and Hudda Ibrahim ’13 were selected for their work in the local community.
St. Scholastica leads in math teacher development
Faculty members at The College of St. Scholastica are reaching out to help elementary and middle school math teachers excel in the classroom.
Concordia receives NSF grant
Concordia College (Moorhead) received a $960,000 grant from the National Science Foundation through the Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program.
Concordia University, St. Paul moves to 120 credit hours
In a move that’s responsive to the competitive higher education marketplace, Concordia University, St. Paul is lowering minimum graduation requirements for all bachelors’ programs to 120 credit hours.
Gustavus among top Fulbright Scholar producers
Gustavus Adolphus College ranks highly on the annual list of liberal arts colleges that produce the most faculty Fulbright Scholars.
Hamline receives $1.4M gift for endowed professorship in computational science
Hamline University alumnus Robert Green’s ‘57, MALS ‘96, generous $1.4 million estate gift will establish the Robert E. Green Distinguished Professorship in Computational Science Fund.
Macalester alumna named WCCO-TV Excellent Educator
Macalester College grad Eliza Rasheed uses the theater program at Linwood Monroe Arts Plus Upper Campus to teach students how to deal with injustice.
Students tackle Skid Row in L.A. with giveaway
The Cause team of five from Saint John’s University helps distribute clothes, bags, food, health kits and haircuts in one of Los Angeles’ most impoverished neighborhoods.
Saint Mary’s offers graduate credits for concurrent enrollment instructors
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is offering 18 graduate-level content credits in English for concurrent enrollment instructors — which can count toward a master’s degree.
New York Times profiles St. Olaf hockey coach
The paper highlights what drew Mike Eaves, a former NHL player and Division I coach, to St. Olaf College.
University of St. Thomas School of Engineering adds civil engineering major
The new program will make the University of St. Thomas the only private school in Minnesota offering a B.S. in civil engineering.