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Strategic Directions 2020

Strategic Directions 2020 addresses two key imperatives: defining our distinction in higher education and assuring that our curricular and co-curricular experience and practice adapts to the needs, expectations, and aspirations of a 21st century student body.

Okee Dokee Brothers earn GRAMMY® nomination for latest album

Best Children’s Album nomination is third for Joe Mailander ’08 and Justin Lansing.

CSB and SJU both move up in national rankings of liberal arts colleges

U.S. News, Washington Monthly both tout CSB and SJU among national liberal arts schools.

Princeton Review ranks CSB/SJU highly in several listings

Campus food, The Record and an active student government highlighted in survey done with students.

Money Magazine touts SJU and CSB as ‘Best Colleges for Your Money’

SJU ranked No. 25 and CSB No. 47 in third annual poll by magazine, and are the top-ranked schools in Minnesota.

Summit shows CSB juniors how to be advocates for the voiceless

Catholic Relief Services’ SALT Summit allows Daggett and McCarthy to investigate social justice issues and make their voices heard.

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Saint John's Solar Farm featured in Wednesday, Jan. 11 St. Cloud Times article "St. John's expands its solar footprint"

Derek Larson, professor of history and environmental studies, featured in Wednesday, Jan. 4 St. Cloud Times column "U.S. may be repeating history"

SJU featured in Saturday, Dec. 31 St. Cloud Times article "7 in 2017: Big changes coming in the St. Cloud area"

Mary Dana Hinton, CSB president, featured in Sunday, Dec. 25 St. Cloud Times column "Holidays give time to reflect on Rule of Benedict"

CSB featured in Saturday, Dec. 24 Star Tribune article "Oral histories capture a time when Minnesota became a leader in modern architecture"

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Thomas Kroll, director of Saint John's Outdoor University and land manager at Saint John's Abbey Arboretum, was recognized as a Fellow of the Society of American Foresters.

Wendy Sterba, professor of German, is author of the book J.J. Abrams vs. Joss Whedon: Duel for Media Master of the Universe.

Fr. Mark Thamert, OSB, associate professor of German, translated from German to English the book The Rule of Benedict: An Invitation to the Christian Life by Georg Holzherr, OSB.

Charles Bobertz, professor of theology; and Bernie Evans, professor emeritus of theology, contributed essays in the book A Liturgical Companion to the Documents of the Second Vatican Council.

Derek Larson, professor of history and environmental studies, is author of the book Keeping Oregon Green: Livability, Stewardship, and the Challenges of Growth, 1960-1980.

Richard Wielkiewicz, professor of psychology, published an article titled "Myopia Is an Adaptive Characteristic of Vision: Not a Disease or Defect" in the Review of General Psychology.

Charles Bobertz, professor of theology, is author of the book The Gospel of Mark: A Liturgical Reading.

LuAnn Reif, professor of nursing, received the Minnesota Commissioner's Award for Distinguished Service in Community Health Services for her dedication to advancing the field of public health and the public health workforce.

Ellen Block, assistant professor of anthropology, and a colleague published an article titled "Relatedness and care in Southern Africa and beyond" in the Journal of Social Dynamics.

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