December 2016 Counselor News
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Andra Gulenchyn, a senior and English education major at Gustavus Adolphus College, worked as a literacy specialist with Brooklyn Park’s summer camp program to put the brakes on the summer slide — the tendency for students to lose some of the academic gains they’ve made over the school year.
This election cycle has meant a lot of head scratching by seasoned pundits, but it’s all in a day’s work for two recent Minnesota college graduates:
Stephen M. H. Chang, Bethel University
Political director, Minnesota 8th Congressional District GOP
The path to becoming a political staffer started when Stephen spent a semester studying in France, Germany and the United Kingdom during his sophomore year. Although he left intending to major in economics and finance, his interest in politics was piqued when he saw firsthand the way international borders where influenced by trade policies and the role of government.
Rachel Palermo, St. Olaf College
Assistant press secretary, Democratic National Committee
A political science and economics double major, Rachel spent much of her undergraduate career involved in student government. A sought-after internship with the Department of Justice the summer after her sophomore year helped solidified her desire to move to the nation’s capital after graduation.
$1 million grant prepares Auggies for graduate school, meaningful work
The National Science Foundation awarded Augsburg College a highly competitive grant for continued support of the AugSTEM Scholars Program.
Bethel's student government funds new outdoor gathering space
Bethel University's newest outdoor living space, funded primarily by student government, features year-round seating, device charging stations and gas fire pits.
Computer science more than coding at Carleton
Carleton College students use problem-solving skills to help families manage care for relatives with Alzheimer's disease.
St. Scholastica receives $1.2 million grant for STEM teacher training
The National Science Foundation has awarded $1.2 million to The College of St. Scholastica to increase the number of new math and science teachers committed to teaching in high-need districts in Minnesota.
Jim Frey and Mary White Frey commit $1.5 million gift to Saint Ben’s
Gift from Edina couple will create scholarships at the College of Saint Benedict for students from under-represented communities.
Course profile: Creating a clean energy future for Fargo
A team of Concordia College students in Dr. Leila Zakhirova's directed research class had an opportunity to examine local energy issues and create a strategic sustainability plan for the city of Fargo.
Concordia St. Paul adds MFA in creative writing
Concordia University, St. Paul will introduce a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing next fall, offering students opportunity to develop the skills of fiction and creative non-fiction writers.
Gustavus education department expands global ties
The Gustavus Adolphus College Global Educators Program connects future Gustie teachers with international classroom experience.
Hamline undergraduate chemistry student's research recognized internationally
Hamline University senior Sarah Bliese helped develop a test card to easily and inexpensively determine if medicines are degraded or falsified, and traveled internationally to help train professionals how to use the cards.
Football coach Jennison sets record for wins at Macalester
With the Scots' 48-36 victory over Cornell College on Oct. 29, Macalester College football coach Tony Jennison became the winningest coach in Macalester football history.
Saint Mary’s announces new 4+1 B.A./M.B.A. program
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is launching the new “4+1 B.A./M.B.A. program,” which will help students save tuition costs and time, plus fast-track their careers.
Olympic hopeful fulfills his dream as a volunteer
Saint John’s University senior Cody Hollerich met people from across the world while working at the Velodrome in Rio de Janeiro.
CATIE Center awarded $6M for interpreter education
St. Catherine University’s CATIE Center was awarded two U.S. Department of Education Rehabilitation Services Administration grants totaling $6 million to advance interpreter education.
St. Olaf launches $200 million comprehensive campaign
St. Olaf College has launched For the Hill and Beyond: The Campaign for St. Olaf, which aims to raise $200 million to advance key programs and opportunities that directly benefit students.
Next year’s Tommie-Johnnie football game moves to Target Field
The first University of St. Thomas-St. John’s University football game in the Minnesota Twins’ stadium will add another fun chapter to what is one of the country’s best college football rivalries.
Here are some of the best recent articles that we’ve come across:
10 myths about the FAFSA and applying for financial aid
U.S. Department of Education, Oct. 10, 2016
Life after high school? 3 tips to learning more
St. Cloud Times, Oct. 21, 2016
For the sake of humanity, teach the humanities
Education Week, Nov. 14, 2016
A liberal arts degree is more important than ever
Forbes, Nov. 16, 2016
How students are responding to the changes in federal financial aid
The New York Times, Nov. 16, 2016