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CSB and SJU both move up in national rankings of liberal arts colleges

U.S. News, Washington Monthly both tout CSB and SJU among national liberal arts schools.

Princeton Review ranks CSB/SJU highly in several listings

Campus food, The Record and an active student government highlighted in survey done with students.

Money Magazine touts SJU and CSB as ‘Best Colleges for Your Money’

SJU ranked No. 25 and CSB No. 47 in third annual poll by magazine, and are the top-ranked schools in Minnesota.

SJU senior starts nonprofit initiative, impacts South Pacific communities

In January 2016, the Eagan, Minnesota, native traveled to Vanuatu with his mother, Pam Larkin, for three weeks to deliver relief aid and food to the country, which dealt with two natural disasters in 2015. Many of the items donated were from the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University community.

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Aric Putnam, professor of communication, featured in Sunday, Dec. 4 St. Cloud Times article "Goal: Put civility back into politics"

Gary Prevost, professor of political science, featured in Sunday, Nov. 27 Star Tribune article "Minnesota artists, leaders reflect on Fidel Castro"

Aubrey Immelman, associate professor of psychology, featured in Sunday, Nov. 27 St. Cloud Times column "Trump's personality raises red flags"

Casey Gordon, director of IT Services, featured on Monday, Nov. 21 White Gloves Off podcast "Casey Gordon: What Gender Role Responsibility?"

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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.

Charles Bobertz, professor of theology, is author of the book "The Gospel of Mark: A Liturgical Reading."

LuAnn Reif, professor of nursing, received the Minnesota Commissioner's Award for Distinguished Service in Community Health Services for her dedication to advancing the field of public health and the public health workforce.

Ellen Block, assistant professor of anthropology, and a colleague published an article titled "Relatedness and care in Southern Africa and beyond" in the Journal of Social Dynamics.

Claudia Rankine, whose highly regarded book Citizen received the 2014 Sister Mariella Gable award from the Literary Arts Institute, has been awarded a MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Fellowship. She was in residence at CSB in January 2015.

Kyhl Lyndgaard, director of First Year Seminar and Writing Center, is author of the book "Captivity Literature and the Environment: Nineteenth-Century American Cross-Cultural Collaborations."

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