May 2019
Bethel engineering students

Mechanical engineering becomes Bethel’s fourth engineering program
In fall 2019, Bethel University will launch a standalone Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Mechanical Engineering program, building on the university’s existing physics and engineering programs.

Carleton receives rare, first-edition collection of books
Carleton College alumni Carolyn Nelson ’63 and Bob Nelson ’62 recently donated their collection of rare, first-edition books to Carleton’s Laurence McKinley Gould Library.

St. Scholastica choir releases CD
For the first time in over 40 years, The College of St. Scholastica has released an album of choral music.

Hamline student Raie Gessesse

Raie Gessesse named Truman Scholar
Raie Gessesse is the second consecutive Hamline University student to be awarded at Truman Scholarship and the school's first woman of color and first first-generation student to receive the academic honor.

Six Saint Ben’s and Saint John’s students receive awards from Fulbright Student Program
Since 2013, 35 students or graduates from the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University have earned Fulbright ETA awards.

Opus College of Business and Twin Cities Business magazine launch new podcast
The University of St. Thomas is partnering with Twin Cities Business magazine on a new weekly podcast spotlighting faculty experts and local entrepreneurs.

Bethany students

Bethany Lutheran College student production team earns national nomination
Bethany Lutheran College’s award-winning production studio has been nominated for a College Sports Media Award for their work directing and producing Minnesota State University Maverick Hockey broadcasts.

Macalester professor and student talk about anxiety over climate change in Star Tribune story
The article, about “climate grief,” included comments from both Macalester College Environmental Studies and Psychology Professor Christina Manning and student Helen Meigs '21.

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion® announces move to Augsburg University
Augsburg University will be the new home of The Forum on Workplace Inclusion®, effective July 1. The Forum is the nation’s largest workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion conference.

Gustavus student Nathan Baring

Baring the struggle for climate change justice
Gustavus Adolphus College first-year Nathan Baring is suing the federal government in landmark climate change lawsuit Juliana v. United States.

Concordia junior earns Goldwater Scholarship
Concordia College junior Andre Schaum ’20, an ACS chemistry and biology major, is one of only 496 students from across the country to receive the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship.

St. Olaf College launches new podcast
"From the Hill to Real Life" is a new podcast from St. Olaf College that dives deep into the Ole experience and shares what it really means to make a difference with a liberal arts education.

Saint Mary's student Elizabeth Wright

Students, area businesses benefit from Saint Mary's co-op program
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota's new Cooperative Education Program is like an internship, only more intense.