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April 2013

Traffic advisory

Please anticipate traffic delays through July on I-94 from Hwy. 24 in Clearwater to Stearns CR 75 in St. Cloud, due to road resurfacing. Expect slow or stop-and-go traffic during commuter rush hours. Significant delays also are expected during busy weekend travel periods.

Celebrating Scholarship & Creativity Day

Presentations will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24. Events will take place on both campuses. Families are welcome and encouraged to attend. All staff, faculty and administrators are welcome and encouraged to participate.

Saint John's to present Pax Christi Award to the Rev. Richard Frechette

Saint John's Abbey and University will present its Pax Christi Award to the Rev. Richard Frechette on Friday, April 19, in Collegeville. Frechette will give a public talk titled "Hope for Haiti" at 2:30 p.m. April 19 in the Alumni Lounge (Quad 170) at SJU. A Passionist priest, physician and missionary, Frechette has been serving impoverished children and orphans for more than three decades.

Contribute to CSB/SJU's 2013 Social Media Commencement Scrapbook

Commencement is one of the most memorable events in the lives of CSB/SJU students and their loved ones. The event celebrates a lifetime's worth of work and marks an important transition from students to alumnae and alumni. To capture and share these memories, CSB/SJU invites students, families, along with members of the CSB/SJU community, to share photos from commencement weekend, memories from the past four years, and well wishes for our graduates. These virtual mementos will be captured in our Commencement 2013 Social Media Scrapbook with Storify.

75 CSB and SJU students to be inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

Seventy-five students from the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University have been accepted into the Theta of Minnesota Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at CSB and SJU.

CSB junior earns Truman Scholarship

Saint Ben's junior Rachel Mullin is one of 62 students from 54 U.S. colleges and universities to be named a 2013 Truman Scholar.

CSB, SJU students receive Newman Civic Fellow awards

Saint Ben's junior Maria Anderson and Saint John's senior Kody Williams were recently named 2013 Newman Civic Fellows by Campus Compact, a national coalition of approximately 1,200 college and university presidents committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education.

Summer break: What should students be doing?

With the end of the academic year approaching, students are talking about their summer plans. Summer is a wonderful time to relax and rejuvenate, but students might not realize it also provides an opportunity to take beneficial steps towards career goals. Whether your son/daughter is a first-year or sophomore who is exploring majors and careers or a junior or senior looking at applying for internships, jobs, graduate schools or volunteer opportunities, the summer is a great time to get ahead in their career.

Avoid overdue fines

Your student can avoid library fines by returning all library items before leaving for the summer. All library books for undergraduate students are due on Friday, May 10. Replacement cost will be billed for any material not returned.

To extend due dates into the summer students should check with the circulation desks. They will be able to renew starting May 7. 

Procrastination + librarians = stress relief

Does your son or daughter procrastinate?  We know all about it, and we don't judge. That's why the librarians offer drop-in research help for last-minute needs.  Our extensive drop-in hours are posted on the library website.

Saint John's football to play spring game

Saint John's invites you to a unique event-the first ever Johnnie spring football game at 7 p.m. May 10 in Clemens Stadium under the lights. Please keep in mind this is on a Friday night, the same weekend as graduation for CSB (May 11) and SJU (May 12). This will be a free event but donations will be accepted at the gate to assist the football team's travel to an international game May 18 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Attend graduation mass with your daughter

CSB Campus Ministry invites the CSB graduates, their parents, family and friends to attend either the 9:30 a.m. or the 11 a.m. graduation mass in the Sacred Heart Chapel. It is a wonderful way to begin this special day.  We hope to fill the chapel at these masses and bless our graduates as they prepare to step out and take their place in the world. 

Shop the Bookstores

Shop the CSB/SJU Boosktores for all your graduation needs. We have gifts for the graduating class, as well as gifts for high school graduates who will be coming to CSB/SJU this fall.