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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.

Faculty honored at annual Academic Affairs Awards Ceremony

Grinsteiner, Colberg receive teacher of distinction awards May 8, and will address Convocation ceremonies Aug. 28.

The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) at Saint John’s University is collaborating with the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, to provide open access to approximately 15,000 digitized Zaydi manuscripts from Yemen and neighboring countries.

CSB/SJU ranked highly in several national reviews

Money Magazine, U.S. News, and Washington Monthly all ranked CSB and SJU highly during 2016 in a number of different categories. Additionally, for the 12th consecutive year, the schools were named among the leaders for study abroad.

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Ann Jonas, general book buyer, featured in Friday, May 19 The Visitor book review "Historic Iowa ballroom is setting for story of romance, plot twists"

Fr. Michael Kwatera, OSB, faculty resident and Abbey director of liturgy, featured in Friday, May 19 The Visitor column "Do you have a favorite piece of music for Pentecost?"

CSB and SJU featured in Saturday, May 13 St. Cloud Times article "CSB, SJU among top schools for teachers"

CSB and SJU featured in Friday, May 12 Pioneer Press article "Report says Minnesota has some of the nation’s leading teacher-training schools"

The Saint John's Bible Heritage Edition featured on Friday, May 12 RCF Radio story "A la découverte d'une Bible inédite"

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Noteworthy

CSB Culinary Services won a bronze award for the NACUFS Sustainability Award in the category of Outreach and Education. Myder Yang, CSB '17, created and submitted the entry.

Jason Schlude, assistant professor of classics, and Benjamin Rubin edited the book Arsacids, Romans, and Local Elites: Cross-Cultural Interactions of the Parthian Empire.

Bruce Campbell, professor of Hispanic studies, translated the book On The Graphic Novel by Santiago García.

The Order of Saint Benedict received a 2016 Wastewater Treatment Facility Operational Award.

Kathleen Cahalan, professor of theology in Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary, is author of the book The Stories We Live: Finding God's Calling All Around Us.

Mark Conway, executive director of CSB Literary Arts Institute, featured in Harvard Review project titled "Renga for Obama."

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.

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