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CSB students featured in Thursday, Sept. 18 St. Joseph Newsleader article "Food Shelf drive nets 68 bags of food"

Daniel Finn, economics and theology professor, mentioned in Thursday, Sept. 18 Commonweal article "The Economic Case for Government-Funded Pre-K"

Allison Kanyetzny, CSB student,  featured in a Wednesday, Sept. 17  The Huffington Post article "This Teen Dedicated Her Life To Giving Back When She Was Only 10 Years Old"

CSB featured in Wednesday, Sept. 17 WJON article "CSB President Mary Hinton's Inauguration Set for Sunday"

Louis Johnston, associate professor of economics, quoted in Wednesday, Sept. 17 Star Tribune article "Twin Cities economy passes Detroit's"

Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture with Dave Durenberger '55 and Gary Eichten '69 featured on Tuesday, Sept. 16 "MPR News Presents" segment "Sen. David Durenberger on politics then and now"

Kimberly Kuhn, CSB alumna, featured in Sunday, Sept. 14 Sioux City Journal article "Area native, retired colonel receives alumna award"

Steve Saupe, professor of biology, featured in Sunday, Sept. 14 St. Cloud Times column "Why turn them red when leaves will be leaving?"

P. Richard Bohr, professor of history and former director of Asian Studies, featured in Saturday, Sept. 13 Star Tribune op-ed "Minnesota has built a few bridges to China"

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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.

Dr. Rachel Brandwein, CSB/SJU harp instructor, won the 2014 Mu Phi Epsilon International Competition held at Sacramento State University on July 29. She performed her own compositions, which was a first for this competition. As the winner of this prestigious competition, she will be booked for the next two years on concert tours throughout the United States sponsored by Mu Phi Epsilon chapters. She will also do outreach programs of performances, workshops and master classes.

Stephen Wagner, CSB/SJU professor of philosophy, has published Squaring the Circle in Descartes' Meditations (Cambridge University Press).

Gary Prevost, professor of political science at CSB and SJU, has published Politics of Latin America: The Power Game, fifth edition, by Oxford University Press.

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Featured Image for news storyCSB and SJU again ranked among nation's top 100 liberal arts schools

09/09/14 - U.S. News and World Report ranked SJU 73rd and CSB 89th among the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the magazine's 2015 college ratings. The rankings also list CSB and SJU among the top study abroad schools.
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Featured Image for news storyCSB and SJU report 10-day enrollment numbers

09/08/14 - The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University together enrolled 3,744 first-year to senior students.
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Featured Image for news storyCSB President Mary Dana Hinton’s inauguration set for Sept. 21

08/28/14 - The College of Saint Benedict formally welcomes Mary Dana Hinton as the 15th president at her inauguration on Sunday, Sept. 21, in St. Joseph.
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Featured Image for news storyInterfaith expert to speak at SJU about Jesus, Jews and Christians

09/02/14 - Mary C. Boys, a leading Catholic expert on Christian-Jewish relations, will present "Jesus, Jews, and Christians: Redeeming Our Sacred Story" at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18 at Saint John's University
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Featured Image for news storySJU book store to host book signing

09/11/14 - The Saint John's University Bookstore will host a book signing by three authors on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the campus bookstore.
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Featured Image for news storyClemens Lecture to feature Peruvian scholar

09/15/14 - Javier Iguiñiz will be the keynote speaker of the 26th Clemens Lecture at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, in the Stephen B. Humphrey Theater at Saint John's University.
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Featured Image for news storyPlatten, Fok are recipients of Saint John's highest alumni honor

09/15/14 - The Fr. Walter Reger Distinguished Alumnus Award goes to two members of Class of 1974; Blake Elliott '03 to receive Bob Basten Excellence in Leadership Award.
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Featured Image for news storyKoch Chair in Catholic Thought and Culture fall lecture to feature Catholic scholar

09/15/14 - Kristin Heyer, a Catholic scholar on immigration, will present the Koch Chair in Catholic Thought and Culture fall lecture at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6.
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Come visit the new HMML

The renovated Hill Museum and Manuscript Library at SJU will have an open house 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sept. 19, to showcase a new reading room, classroom, conference room and research spaces. Visitors are advised to use the new entrance to HMML, which is down one flight of stairs at the Alcuin Library.

Saupe to discuss S. Remberta

Steve Saupe, CSB/SJU professor of biology, will discuss S. Remberta Westkaemper and her scholarship at 4 p.m. Sept. 23, at Clemens Library at CSB. A distinguished botanist and expert on Stearns County flora, S. Remberta was the first full-time president of the College of Saint Benedict and taught in the biology department from 1917 until 1972. In her 1979 autobiography, she summarized her philosophy of teaching: "My main objective in teaching was to teach the students to observe closely, to learn to love nature, to take time to stand and stare, to really see and to develop the sense of wonder and the sense to wonder." An exhibit of her work is on display at Clemens Library.

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Kiera Faber - NEW WORKS
Thursday, September 18, 2014
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Jay Phillips Center lecture: Jesus, Jews, and Christians
Thursday, September 18, 2014
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Quad 264, SJU
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Politics & A Pint: Is the U.S. Justice System Just?
Thursday, September 18, 2014
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Brother Willie's Pub

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