November 2018

Saint Mary's University begins recruiting for new PA program
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is now accepting applications for a 3+2 Physician Assistant program, being offered in collaboration with Mayo Clinic.

Three CSB/SJU faculty members part of LibreText Project
The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University faculty are part of a nationwide project estimated to save students $50 million in textbook costs.

Augsburg celebrates a season of hope with Advent Vespers
Augsburg University ushers in the Advent and Christmas seasons with Advent Vespers, a magnificent experience of music and liturgy, in celebration of the Incarnation.

Carleton launches $400 million campaign with momentum from $50 million gift
Carleton College has embarked on a comprehensive campaign designed to sustain its academic excellence, safeguard its historic strengths, and further invest in a promising future.

Board of Regents announce national search for CSP’s 10th president
The search for the Concordia University, St. Paul’s 10th president will be overseen by the Board of Regents and follows Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod bylaws.

Bethel students in new financial markets lab

Student managed investment fund outperforms early benchmarks
Bethel University’s new Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) has invested over $1.2 million on behalf of Thrivent Financial and independent donors, with excellent returns.

St. Olaf receives nearly $1 million NSF grant for new dataSTEM project
St. Olaf College has been awarded nearly $1 million from the National Science Foundation to support low-income STEM students as they gain advanced skills and expertise in data analysis.

Macalester professor quoted in Washington Post regarding new Minnesota Representative
Macalester College American Studies Professor Duchess Harris spoke about Minnesota Congresswoman-elect Ilhan Omar, the first Somali-American elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Phil Esten with St. Thomas President Julie Sullivan

St. Thomas welcomes home a Tommie to lead athletics
The University of St. Thomas introduced Phil Esten, 1995 alumnus who played NCAA Division III baseball, as the new vice president and director of athletics.

St. Scholastica moves to test-optional admissions policy
As part of a more holistic admissions approach, The College of St. Scholastica is no longer requiring ACT or SAT test scores.