CAMPUS ALERT: Due to the weather, all evening classes at CSB and SJU are canceled. The LINK bus will run on its regular schedule until 5 p.m. and then every hour on the hour for the remainder of the evening, weather permitting. Pre-scheduled campus and community events and college/university sponsored events scheduled at off campus locations may continue at the discretion of the divisional VP.

March 2011

Career opportunities slated for April

The CSB/SJU Career Service Offices have three events coming up in April for students. The annual Pathways event is scheduled for April 5 and will focus on pathways to bioscience careers.  On April 11, education majors will have the opportunity to attend the annual Minnesota Education Job Fair at the Minneapolis Convention Center.  And the St. Cloud Chamber of commerce will host its 9th annual College and Career Networking Event on April 20.

Clinic at Saint John's provides variety of services  

HealthPartners Clinic on the Saint John's campus provides primary care for students and faculty. The clinic provides a wide range of services including urgent care, vaccinations, treatments, screenings and sports medicine to name a few.  To learn more, visit the SJU HealthPartners Website or call 320-203-2430.

Time to register for Little Sibs Weekend

Little Sibs Weekend at CSB/SJU on March 25-27 will feature a full schedule of activities, including movies, hypnotists, games, dodge ball, magicians and even Dancing with the Stars of CSB/SJU. Students should register their siblings at this time and waivers must be received prior to their younger siblings' arrival on campus. More information is available on the Student Activities and Leadership Development Website. The event is planned and coordinated by the Joint Events Council.

CSB/SJU Libraries plan for future needs

CSB/SJU Libraries are evaluating future space requirements for the collections and anticipating changes needed for modern study environments. Plans are being developed for a new addition to Alcuin Library at SJU and space improvements at Clemens Library at CSB.

Registration holds explained 

Registration holds for Fall 2011 registration were placed on accounts on March 14. A registration hold on your son's or daughter's account took effect if their tuition account balance is not current or if they have not completed the Payment Agreement Form. If their account has a hold on it, they were notified by e-mail from the Student Accounts Office. 

CSB offers variety of summer camps 

The College of Saint Benedict offers basketball, cross country, soccer and volleyball summer camps for girls and boys ages 8-18.  All camps are run by Blazer coaches, assisted by current and former Blazer athletes. A high coach-to-camper ratio gives campers the individual attention needed to improve their athletic skills. Blazer summer camps are a fun opportunity to meet new people. For more information and camp dates, visit the Summer Camp page on the CSB Blazers' Website or call 320-363-5301.

Panel to discuss 'Celebrating Benedict: Faith and Public Service'

Four CSB and SJU graduates will serve on a panel titled "Celebrating Benedict: Faith and Public Service" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, in the Stephen B. Humphrey Theater at SJU. Moderator E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post will accompany invited guest panelists Al Eisele '58, editor-at-large for The Hill; Elizabeth Hayden '68, retired Minnesota District Court judge; Jeffery Korsmo '80, executive director of the Mayo Clinic Health Care Policy Center; and Eric LeCompte '99, executive director of Jubilee USA Network.  

Saint John's Arboretum hosts Maple Syrup Festival

Saint John's Arboretum will host the annual Maple Syrup Festival from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 26, and Saturday, April 2, at Saint John's Abbey and University. Registration will be near Saint John's Prep School.  

McCarthy Center hosts Kathleen Hall Jamieson as scholar-in-residence

Kathleen Hall Jamieson, a nationally-recognized authority on political communication and political campaigns, will be the fourth annual scholar-in-residence March 28-30 at the Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy and Civic Engagement at Saint John's University.

Nun banquet to benefit Habitat for Humanity

Join the Sisters of Saint Benedict's Monastery for a Lenten soup supper to benefit Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity from 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, April 1, in the monastery dining room (beneath Sacred Heart Chapel). Enjoy all-you-can-eat vegetarian soup and chili; music by the Johnnie Blend. Tickets are $10 adults, $8 students and $30 for families with children under 12.

Questions about Summer Housing at Saint John's?

Who can live on campus this summer, how will housing be assigned, how much does it cost, and much more. 

Shhh - for parents of CSB residents of Luetmer 2

Madison Armstrong, CSB community adviser for residential hall Luetmer 2, is conspiring with parents of students who live on Luetmer 2 to surprise their daughters with a thoughtful letter. She has asked the parents to write a letter in secret to their daughter, and she will distribute them at an end-of-year program in late April.  

Summer Storage Available at Saint John's 

Does your student live out-of-state or internationally? Don't have the ability to transport all his belongings home for the summer months? If so, he may consider storing a few items on a first-come, first-served basis in our campus storage.

Parents of Bennies, we want to hear from you

As the parent of a Bennie, you know the transformative power of a Saint Ben's education. When your phone rings, take the opportunity to speak with a current Bennie, hear a first-hand update on Saint Ben's, and share your daughter's Saint Ben's experience. Meet our student callers.

Bookstores Grad Finale

The CSB and SJU Bookstores will host Grad Finale March 23 for SJU seniors and  March 24 for CSB seniors. This is a one-day, one-location event where seniors pick up their cap and gown, as well as finalize all their graduation needs with campus departments.

Commencement Website

CSB and SJU have established a commencement web page to help parents with planning for graduation day.

Order care package for finals week

Send a message of care to your student during final exam week with an assortment of snacks, and practical, fun, and inspirational gifts.