December 2014 campus news for parents
There are two newly inaugurated presidents as of this fall: Rebecca Bergman at Gustavus Adolphus College and Mary Dana Hinton at the College of Saint Benedict. Here is some other news of note from member campuses. And you can always check out the current campus tweets.
- Students at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota worked for a year to bring a solar power project to the Winona campus.
- The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University won the first Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge, with 162,880 activity points.
- In spring 2016, Hamline University will offer DIII women’s lacrosse, a sport with historical roots that is thriving in popularity.
- St. Olaf College is one of the nation’s top producers of physics degrees, according to new data from the American Physical Society. "Our program is thriving, and students clearly find it attractive," says Associate Professor of Physics and Department Chair Brian Borovsky '94.
- Two Concordia College students implemented a beef marketing plan in Kazakhstan that was created in an international marketing course. The students’ experience was paid for by the Kazakhstan company they worked with.
- Education experts delivered short TEDx talks at the University of St. Thomas Oct. 15 on the topic of “Taking Action to Reimagine Education.”
- Concordia University, St. Paul will offer its Twelve Disciples Scholarship annually to three church work students who are first-year or transfer students.