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Fr. Michael Kwatera, OSB, faculty resident and Abbey director of liturgy, featured in Friday, Oct. 24 The Visitor column "A place for saints"

Sarah Ober, CSB student, featured in Thursday, Oct. 23 U.S. News and World Report article "Draft an Application to These Construction Industry Scholarships"

Louis Johnston, associate professor of economics, featured in Wednesday, Oct. 22 column "Four more charts pointing to some deep problems with the labor market for people without a college degree"

Richard Bresnahan, artist-in-residence at The Saint John's Pottery, quoted in Saturday, Oct. 18 Star Tribune article "New tricks from an 'old Viking': The art of Nancy Randall at St. John's Abbey"

Fan Li, CSB sophomore, featured in Friday, Oct. 17 St. Cloud Times story "CSB student conveys Chinese cultures with music"

Louis Johnston, associate professor of economics, featured on Thursday, Oct. 16 WCCO radio program with John Hines

Lisa Scott, international student advisor, featured in Wednesday, Oct. 15 WJON radio article "Plagiarism Growing Concern With Central Minnesota International Students"

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Austria Faculty OEA Director Lisa Ohm, professor of languages and cultures at CSB and SJU, has received word that Austin Eighan '14 has received a scholarship from the German Federal Parliament to participate in its five-month long International Parliament Scholarship (IPS) starting in March 2015. Participants selected from around the world gather to pursue their research interests alongside practical work with members of the German government and attend lectures at Berlin universities. The IPS will give Eighan an opportunity to pursue further his research begun for his honors thesis on the success of middle-size corporations in Germany and supportive policies of the German government as well as social attitudes. Ohm was thesis adviser for this German and political science major.

P. Richard Bohr, CSB/SJU professor of history and director of Asian studies, was the featured speaker Sept. 10 at the Minnesota International Center for Global Conversations at the Minneapolis Central Library. The monthly program series focuses on issues critical to the United States' role in the global community. Bohr led a conversation on the rise of China as the dominant regional power in Asia and whether there are potential points of conflict with U.S. interests in the area. Global Conversations are cosponsored by the Friends of the Minneapolis Central Library.

SJU basketball coach Jim Smith will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame Foundation in Elgin, Ill. The recognition will take place Nov. 2 at the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame Foundation's annual induction ceremony. Smith was inducted in the hall of fame in 1993.

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Featured Image for news storyWinner of the Sister Mariella Gable Book Award is finalist for National Book Award

10/21/14 - This year's winner of the Sister Mariella Gable Award, "Citizen: An American Lyric" by Claudia Rankine, has been named a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award in poetry.
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Featured Image for news storyFine Arts Programming executive director observes Spanish festival up close

10/23/14 - Brian Jose saw a variety of acts at the festival; some may end up performing here on campus. Jose attended the festival for the first time as an invitee of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters while also representing CSB and SJU.
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Featured Image for news storyCSB and SJU Theater Department opens fall production of Ubu

10/09/14 - The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University fall production of "Ubu" starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 in the Colman Black Box Theater in the Benedicta Arts Center on the CSB campus.
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Featured Image for news storyCatholic theologian to speak at SJU about interfaith encounters in India

10/07/14 - Bradley Malkovsky, associate professor of comparative religion at the University of Notre Dame, will present "God's Other Children: Personal Encounters with Faith, Love, and Holiness in Sacred India" at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28 at SJU.
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Featured Image for news storyHill Museum & Manuscript Library dedicates the Maxine H. Wallin Classroom

10/21/14 - The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) at Saint John's University has dedicated its new classroom to librarian, philanthropist and past HMML Board of Overseers member Maxine H. Wallin. Wallin served on the HMML board from 1996 to 2004.
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Featured Image for news storyCritically acclaimed visual artist opens retrospective at Saint John's University

09/22/14 - The CSB/SJU Fine Arts Series presents Eschaton: Related Works, an exhibit by Nancy Randall. The exhibit will be on display from Friday, Oct. 10 - Sunday, Nov. 16 in the Saint John's University Arts Center.
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Featured Image for news storyCSB/SJU to host 13th Annual Red Mass

10/14/14 - The 13th Annual College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University Red Mass will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 at Sacred Heart Chapel, Saint Benedict's Monastery, St. Joseph, Minn.
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Featured Image for news storyCSB/SJU to Compete in National Outdoor Challenge

09/17/14 - Get outdoors. Win awesome gear. Help the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University be the National Outdoor Champion. The competition runs from Saturday, Sept. 27 through Saturday, Nov. 22.
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Featured Image for news storyBonner Leader Program welcomes 11 CSB and SJU students

10/10/14 - Each year, the Bonner Leader Program at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University inducts new members committed to civic engagement, international perspective and community building. This fall, 11 first-year students at CSB and SJU have been welcomed into the program.
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Paul Gorski, a noted professor of integrative studies at George Mason University, will be on campus Nov. 13-14 to facilitate discussions on equity and diversity. His visit will include a workshop for faculty and one for student leaders.

Blood drive scheduled at CSB

Faculty and staff are invited to participate in the upcoming CSB Red Cross Blood Drive 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at Alumnae Hall in the HCC. To make an appointment, click on "more information" and follow the link to the Red Cross donor site. Sponsor Code is StBens. If you have traveled abroad in the last year, please contact Red Cross at 866-236-3276 before scheduling your appointment to check if you are able to give blood. The drive is sponsored by AKS and CSB Campus Ministry. More Info

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Martin Lam Ngyuen, C.S.C. - "Portraits"
Friday, October 24, 2014
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
BAC Gallery Loun

Martin Lam Ngyuen, C.S.C. - "Portraits"
Friday, October 24, 2014
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
BAC Gorecki Gall

Nancy Randall - "Eschelon"
Friday, October 24, 2014
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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