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Louis Johnston, associate professor of economics, featured in Friday, Aug. 15 column "100 years after it opened, why the Panama Canal still matters"

Tony Cunningham, professor of philosophy, featured on Friday, Aug. 15 Minnesota Public Radio News Presents "Debate: Should tackle football be a high school sport?" 

Peggy Roske, archivist, and Matt Reichert, principal at Saint John's Prep, quoted in Wednesday, Aug. 13 WJON radio story "Frozen in Time - Stella Maris Chapel at Saint John's"

Robert Bell, assistant professor of accounting and finance, featured in Wednesday, Aug. 13 Star Tribune column "Tevlin: St. John's prof moves beyond paralysis to live, write book"

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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.

Carol Howe-Veenstra, CSB athletic director, is receiving a high honor for achievement in her field. The College of Central Lakes has named Howe-Veenstra one of its "75 Outstanding Alumni" in celebration of the college's 75th anniversary.

Institutional Advancement at CSB is among the 2014 CASE Circle of Excellence award winners.  CSB won a silver award in the Innovative Use of Technology category, for its $100K in a Day campaign.

Emily Esch, associate professor of philosophy at CSB and SJU, received an honorable mention in the Lenssen Prize competition for her article "A Cognitive Approach to Teaching Philosophy." 

Gary Prevost, professor of political science at CSB and SJU, had published his new book U.S. National Security Concerns in Latin America and the Caribbean: the Concept of Ungoverned Space and Failed States in March by Palgrave Macmillan. 

Events and Catering at CSB has received a Gold Award from the National Association of College and University Food Services in the category of Catering-Online Menu.

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Featured Image for news storyCSB awarded $150,000 for paid internship program

08/20/14 - The College of Saint Benedict (CSB) was recently awarded a $149,133 grant through the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation to help create more paid internship opportunities for junior level College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University students.
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Featured Image for news storyRosanne Cash opens 2014-15 Fine Arts Series

08/19/14 - The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University opens the 2014-15 Fine Arts Series with a performance by singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, in Escher Auditorium, Benedicta Arts Center at the College of Saint Benedict.
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Featured Image for news storyInterfaith activist Valarie Kaur to speak at CSB about 'Millennials and a Life of Meaning'

08/19/14 - Valarie Kaur, cited by the Center for American Progress as "a standout figure in the world of interfaith organizing and activism," will present "Millennials and a Life of Meaning: Walking the Path of Spiritually Grounded Service" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, in Room 204 of the Gorecki Center at the College of Saint Benedict.
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Featured Image for news storyGet to know Gary

08/08/14 - The team of Ryan Klinkner and Glenda Burgeson enlisted the cooperation of Gary Fasching and produced this light-hearted profile of the head football coach at SJU.
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Featured Image for news storyDonald McNeely Center presents entrepreneur awards to outstanding graduates

08/06/14 - Kate Huebsch '84, Dan Bastian '90 and Greg Lais '78 will be honored at a luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 4, at Windows on Minnesota on the 50th floor of the IDS Center in downtown Minneapolis.
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Featured Image for news storyDave Durenberger to present McCarthy Lecture Sept. 8

08/13/14 - Former Minnesota senator Dave Durenberger, a 1955 SJU graduate, will speak at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at the Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, SJU. The event is free and open to the public, although tickets are required for admission.
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Featured Image for news storyMaxwell appointed director of McNeely Center

07/21/14 - CSB and SJU announce that Pat Maxwell has been appointed director of the Donald McNeely Center for Entrepreneurship at CSB/SJU. Maxwell will succeed recently retired founding director Terri Barreiro, who served from 2004-14.
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New student orientation

The schedule of events for new student orientation is online.

Convocation scheduled for August 25


Continental breakfast on the mall area near the front of the BAC from 7:30 - 8:45 a.m. The academic convocation begins at 9 a.m. and will take place in the Escher Auditorium.


Continental breakfast on the mall area outside of dining services from 7:30 - 8:45 a.m. The academic convocation begins at 9 a.m. in the Abbey and University Church.  

Convocation is intended to welcome all new students, returning students, faculty and staff back to campus.  



Upcoming Events

Kiera Faber - NEW WORKS
Friday, August 22, 2014
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Art Rogers Glry

Millstream Arts Festival: Best of Show
Friday, August 22, 2014
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
BAC Gorecki Gall

Orientation with Jim Donovan
Sunday, August 24, 2014
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

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