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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.

Fr. Mark’s poetic final gift

This was a final reflection on life itself, offered with perspective and humility and humor by a man viewing it all through the lens of his own mortality.

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.

Minnesota Public Radio comes home to Saint John’s University April 25 -26 to mark its 50th anniversary

MPR Day at Saint John’s to feature live broadcasts and performances, Classical MPR hosts on April 25 and a community sing on April 26.

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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Fr. Columba Stewart, OSB, HMML executive director, featured on Wednesday, April 26 Radio New Zealand program "Saving ancient religious manuscripts from destruction"

Mary Dana Hinton, CSB president, featured in Sunday, April 23 St. Cloud Times column "True progress should be viewed through lens of hope"

Ann Jonas, general book buyer, featured in Friday, April 21 The Visitor book review "‘Lucky Boy’ is beautifully told tale of love, heart-wrenching struggles"

Fr. Michael Kwatera, OSB, faculty resident and Abbey director of liturgy, featured in Friday, April 21 The Visitor column "The tree of life and the wood of the cross"

"A Number" featured in Thursday, April 20 St. Cloud Times article "Long-distance castmates prove there is 'A Number' of ways to make theater"

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Gary Prevost, professor of political science, edited the book The New Global Politics. He also authored a chapter "South African social movements: Between confrontation and cooptation" within the book.

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.

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.

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