March 2019

Learn what’s happening at our colleges with a quick rundown of recent news.

Record five African-American female athletes start basketball game
Augsburg University athletes made history after becoming the first five African-American female starters at a college basketball game in Minnesota.

Bethany media arts senior connects in Los Angeles
Bethany Lutheran College senior Sam Shubert spent his fall semester studying at the Los Angeles Film Studies Center with faculty who are working professionals and experts in their field.

Bethel athlete makes top 30 for NCAA Woman of the Year Award
The NCAA recognizes student-athlete Annika Halverson ’18 from Bethel University for her accomplishments in academics, athletics, service, and leadership.

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.

CSB and SJU ranked among top baccalaureate schools for number of students who study abroad
The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University are ranked No. 2 among baccalaureate schools with 365 students who studied abroad in mid-length study abroad programs.

St. Scholastica starts National Center for Computer Science Education
The College of St. Scholastica has created the National Center for Computer Science Education, which helps create equitable computer science education opportunities for all K-16 students and educators.

Cobber grads receive scholarship from ELCA
Six Concordia College (Moorhead) graduates received the full-tuition Fund for Leaders Scholarship from the ELCA to attend seminary.

Concordia announces eSports as 17th varsity athletics program
Concordia University, St. Paul associate director of athletics Regan McAthie announced CSP will officially endorse a varsity eSports team, beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year.

January class explores intersection of culture, the self, and agriculture
Students at Gustavus Adolphus College learned inside and outside the classroom in a unique January Interim Experience course taught by a local organic farmer.

Hamline mock trial team takes a turn at teaching
The Hamline University Mock Trial program affirmed the benefits of strong arguments, preparation and teamwork when they shared their knowledge and experience with deaf and hearing-impaired high school students.

Macalester grad goes home to Mexico to fulfill childhood dream
Star Tribune story about Macalester College alumni Cuauhtemoc Cruz Herrera highlights how he is using his love of math to help others.

MCAD alumni's new animated series premieres on Cartoon Network
Minneapolis College of Art and Design alumni Andrew Koehler '04 and Benjamin Martin '04 premiere their new animated series “Tigtone” on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim.

Saint Mary's unveils baseball clubhouse
On Jan. 15, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota unveiled its new $704,000 baseball clubhouse, made possible through generosity of alumni athletes.

Maakwe Cumanzala '19 is a finalist for the 2019 Zimbabwe Rhodes Scholarship
A St. Catherine University student is a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship program. Maakwe Cumanzala ’19, an international student from Zimbabwe, is majoring in economics and mathematics.

St. Olaf ranks No. 1 in study abroad for 10th straight year
St. Olaf College once again sent more students to study abroad than any other baccalaureate institution in the nation.

St. Thomas turns waste into sustainability
The University of St. Thomas is reducing food waste through the Food Recovery Network, which donates unused food from dining services locations to local charities.