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Strategic Directions 2020

Strategic Directions 2020 addresses two key imperatives: defining our distinction in higher education and assuring that our curricular and co-curricular experience and practice adapts to the needs, expectations, and aspirations of a 21st century student body.

It’s the third time in four years that SJU has led the state nonprofit and public schools in Minnesota in salary after attending in various rankings.


CSB launched the public phase of the $100 million Illuminating Lives campaign on Thursday, Nov. 15. This campaign is the largest in the college’s history, and the college celebrated the launch with two events on campus, which included students, faculty, staff, donors and friends of the college.

  • Mary Bruno "Carving Time" Exhibit
    Location: BAC Gorecki Gall
    Saturday, February 16, 2019
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Calendars: Visual Arts
    Contact: BAC Box Office
    [email protected]
    Sponsored By: Fine Arts Programming
  • Mary Bruno "Carving Time" Exhibit
  • Mary Bruno "Carving Time" Exhibit
  • Mary Bruno "Carving Time" Exhibit
  • Joyce Carol Oates
  • CSB/SJU Theater: God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza
  • Mary Bruno "Carving Time" Exhibit
  • Politics & a Pint AND Theology on Tap with Lino Rulli
See the full Events Calendar.

Mary Dana Hinton, CSB president, featured in Friday, Feb. 8 MinnPost article "The U of M just got around to hiring its first female president; Minnesota State has been cultivating diverse leadership for years"

Derek Larson, professor of history and environmental studies, featured in Sunday, Feb. 3 St. Cloud Times column "Government, citizens need to prepare for unexpected weather extremes"

Mary Dana Hinton, CSB president, featured in Sunday, Jan. 27 St. Cloud Times article "More women rising to top posts in Minnesota higher education"

Jim Hendershot, associate professor of art, featured on Friday, Jan. 25 WJON radio story "St. John's Professor Celebrating 50 Years of Teaching"

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Emily Heying, assistant professor of nutrition, published an article "Food Insecurity Among College Students" in the Nutrition Educators of Health Professionals newsletter.

Jason Schlude, associate professor of classics, published an article "The Problem of White People, with Insight from St. Paul" in The Activist History Review

Allison Spenader, associate professor of education, published an article "When culture is content: Applications for content-based instruction in the world language classroom" in Language Teaching Research.

Theodor Gordon, professor of sociology, is author of the book Cahuilla Nation Activism and the Tribal Casino Movement.

Jason Schlude, associate professor of classics, published an article "Global Engagement at the United Nations: Lessons from Ancient Greece for Our Modern Times" in The Activist History Review

Pedro dos Santos, associate professor of political science, is author of a new book chapter, "The Representation of Women," in The Routledge Handbook of Brazilian Politics

Jessica Reiter, associate director of CSB events and catering, was honored at the St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce’s Star Celebration for service as chair of the Waite Park Chamber Planning Committee. 

Pedro dos Santos, associate professor of political science, was part of a webinar "Will Women Decide the Brazilian Election? The Potential Impact of Female Voters and Candidates" sponored by the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. 

The 2nd volume of The Journal of Social Encounters is available. It is published by the Center for Social Justice and Ethics at The Catholic University of Eastern Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, in collaboration with the CSB/SJU Peace Studies Department. Ron Pagnucco is co-editor, Jon Armajani and Kelly Kraemer are on the editorial board, and Sheila Hellermann is the editorial assistant and production manager. This issue includes contributions by several at CSB/SJU including an essay by Mary Dana Hinton, and book reviews by Jon Armajani, Ellen Block and Charles Wright.

Jon McGee, vice president for planning and strategy, is author of the book Dear Parents: A Field Guide for College Preparation.

Chris Bolin, instructor in English and FYS, is author of the poetry book Form from Form.  

Jason Schlude, associate professor of classics, and classics majors publish “The Politics of Consumption: From Trimalchio and Gatsby to Trump and Beyond” in The Activist History Review.

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