May 8 CSB commencement features poet Elizabeth Alexander as speaker
Elizabeth Alexander, poet, essayist, playwright and Yale professor, will deliver the commencement address during the 95th annual commencement ceremony at the College of Saint Benedict at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 8 in the Clemens Field House/Haehn Campus Center on the CSB campus, St. Joseph. During the commencement ceremony, CSB will present its President's Medal to Telzena Coakley, a retired educator from the Bahamas, and Kathy Cooney, executive vice president, chief administrative office and chief financial officer for HealthPartners and current chairperson of the CSB Board of Trustees. The 2010 CSB graduation class includes 494 women, which is the second largest class in school history. When combined with Saint John's University's 444 undergraduate men, this year's undergraduate graduating class of 938 is the second-largest class. More info.
Edwin Leahy delivers commencement address May 9 at SJU
The Rev. Edwin D. Leahy, OSB, headmaster of St. Benedict's Prep in Newark, N.J., will deliver the Saint John's University commencement address at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 9, in the Saint John's Abbey Church. Also during the commencement ceremony, Saint John's Abbey and University will present its Pax Christi Award to John Paul Lederach, professor of international peace-building at the University of Notre Dame. The 2010 Saint John's graduating class includes 444 undergraduate men, which is the third-largest class, and 29 School of Theology•Seminary graduates. When combined with the College of Saint Benedict's 494 graduates, this year's undergraduate graduating class of 938 is the second-largest class. More information.
CSB and SJU approve new Asian Studies major
A new Asian Studies major at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University will help graduates pursue careers in Asia and make them more competitive in a job market which increasingly demands the ability to develop strong working relationships with Asian colleagues. The Asian Studies major, approved by the CSB Board of Trustees and SJU Board of Regents, is shaped by an 80-year legacy of Benedictine involvement in education, community-building and East-West dialogue in Asia. More information.