Convocation Speakers

1990-current

 The text of some Convocation speeches may be available in the CSB Archives.

Year

SBS Student Speakers

Faculty Speakers    

 

 

 

 2012

 Riley Johnson

 Dr. Edward McIntee, "Resonance"

 

 

 

2011

 Anna Martin

Dr. Stephen Stelzner, "Test Yourself"

 

 

 

2010

 Megan Reiner

Mary Jepperson

 

 

 

2009

Ashley Ver Burg, "Take Advantage of the Liberal Arts Challenge at Saint Ben's"

Dr. Cynthia Malone, "Clover, Bee, and Reverie"

 

 

 

2008 

Rachel Kohout, “Where Everybody Knows Your Name"

Dr. Stephen Saupe, "Find Your Sugar Shack"

 

 

 

2007 

Joal Reeves, “Finding Your Home Away from Home”

Dr. Pamela Bacon,“The Rewards of Taking Academic Risks: Creating the Life You Want to Lead”

 

 

 

2006 

Kiersten Gjerstad, “The World is Waiting for Us”

Dr. Erin Szabo, “Hindsight, Foresight, and Insight”

 

 

 

2005 

Megan Sand, “Changes”

Dr. Linda Tennison, “Introduction to the Life of the Mind”

 

 

 

2004

Bethany Heinzen, “This Moment…”

LuAnn Reif, “Crossing the Border”

 

 

 

2003 

Rachel Lundby, “Possibilities and Palm Trees”

Dr. Manuel Campos, “Why?”

 

 

 

2002 

Elissa Pfannenstein, “This little light of mine”

Dr. Larry Davis, “Use the light of your mind to challenge the darkness”

 

 

 

2001 

Christina Schochow, “Your Journey at Saint Ben’s”

S. Mara Faulkner, “Metaphors Make Us: Llamas, Learning, and the Butterfly Effect”

 

 

 

2000 

Dana Kelly, “Goodnews”

Dr. Richard Bohr, “CSB and Asia: Preparing Ourselves for the Pacific Century”

 

 

 

1999 

Melanie LaComb, “Carpe Diem”

S. Nancy Hynes, “Shucks, What in Sam Hill does Scholastica Say to College Women?”

 

 

 

1998 

Angela Taylor, “Empowering Ourselves as Women through Leadership”

Vincent Smiles, “The Power of Stories: Benedictines, Buddhists and Jesus”

 

 

 

1997 

Amy Hertel, “Trying Time: The Courage and Strength to Change”

Roselyn Schmitt, “'Worldview' Vision for an Odyssey”

 

 

 

1996

Kristen Moore, “Honoring the Past, Discovering the Future”

Kaarin Johnston, “Male and Female—He Created Them”

 

1995

Marcie Betker, “Growing in Community”

Virginia Wieland, “Community with Compassion”

 

1994

Jennifer Goering, "Welcome"

Dr. Rita Knuesel, “Soar Beyond the Expected”

 

1993

Molly Schwalbach, "Welcome"

Tom Darnall, “How to Escape the Labyrinth”

 

1992

Sarah Lindquist, "Welcome"

Linda Kulzer, OSB, Ph.D., “Beginning with Benedicta Riepp

 

1991

Meg Winter, "Welcome"

Nancy Hynes, OSB, “With Eyes to See”

 

1990 

Martha Young, "Welcome"

Kristin Malloy, OSB,“Wonder, Delight, Celebration: The Uses of Liberal Learning