The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Developments in science and art at ELCA colleges

• STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) job creation will outpace non-STEM jobs in the next decade, reports the U.S. Commerce Department. It's fitting then that Augsburg College, Minneapolis, received nearly $600,000 from the National Science Foundation to fund academic scholarships for students studying in these fields. Half of Augsburg's AugSTEM scholarships will go to transfer students. "We hope to collaborate with STEM faculty at community colleges to support more seamless transitions for these students," said Rebekah Dupont, coordinator of the college's Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation.

• Bob Eubanks, host of The Newlywed Game in the 1960s and 70s, donated more than $170,000 in Western art to California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks. He connected with the school through his friend Rick Lemmo, a CLU regent. Pieces from the collection, including works by sculptor Herb Mignery and painters Martin Grelle and Donald Putman, will be displayed until Sept. 15 in the college's William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art.

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