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November 2010

Career Services looks ahead to spring events

As the fall semester winds down, Career Services begins to prepare students for spring semester.  One major upcoming event is the annual Minnesota Private College Job and Internship Fair, Feb. 22-23, in Minneapolis. This fair brings together over 150 employers across all occupational areas to meet students from the 17 participating Minnesota private colleges.  Education majors will have a similar opportunity later in the semester at the Minnesota Education Career Fair in April (more about that in an upcoming newsletter).

Coffee aroma equals smell of success

Clemens Perk, the first student-run business venture, has been such a success that students have now repaid CSB for the initial startup loan received in 2006. The business was launched by a group of E-Scholars in the Donald McNeely Center for Entrepreneurship. Read how the experience of developing the business model and working at Clemens Perk affected two recent graduates.

Volunteers wanted for 'Celebrating the Season'

The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University will present their annual holiday concert, "Celebrating the Season" at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis. Volunteers are needed to host an open-house reception from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Basilica for the parents of the students who are performing. 

CSB art student completes sustainable project from native plants

Senior art student Ellory Eggermont made a signature paper for the College of Saint Benedict from natural plants and grasses unique to the area - with collaboration from a number of academic departments at Saint Ben's and Saint John's. She spoke at a national papermaking conference Oct. 18-24.

Gift funds SJU First Gen program and endows management chair

A $3.25 million gift to SJU from the estate of an SJU alumnus will help fund a new program targeting first-generation students and also endow a chair in management.

Student programmers place second

A team of CSB/SJU student programmers placed second out of 18 universities in the annual Digi-Key Collegiate Computing Competition (DKC3 - 2010) hosted by Digi-Key Corporation in Thief River Falls, Minn.

SJU alumnus appointed by President Obama

SJU alumnus Denis McDonough was appointed Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor by President Barack Obama. President Obama stated that McDonough will be "indispensable to our entire national security team as we continue to protect the American people, and advance American interests and values around the world."

Family Weekend 2010 - Thanks for coming! Please share your thoughts

It was great to have so many families explore our campus communities and learn about the student experience at the CSB and SJU! As with many of the programs at CSB and SJU, we want to make sure that what we provide our students and families is a worthwhile experience, meeting your expectations and needs. Therefore, please take approximately 10 minutes to share your feedback with us about your time on campus. We will begin meeting about Family Weekend 2011 very soon and want to make sure your feedback is incorporated into next year's planning.

Mark your calendar for all the holiday happenings at the CSB/SJU bookstores

Clothing, logo merchandise and general reading books 20% off! Black Friday On-line Sales Extravaganza - Nov. 26 - 28 - online only.

Christmas Open House - Thursday, Dec. 2 - in-store only.