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Fr. Michael Kwatera, OSB, faculty resident and Abbey director of liturgy, featured in Friday, July 31 The Visitor column "Summer readings from John's Gospel offer miniseries on Eucharist"

Joe Trenzeluk, SJU senior, featured in Sunday, July 26 St. Cloud Times opinion piece "What does personality analysis say about Walker?"

Saint John's Abbey Arboretum featured in Sunday, July 26 WJON radio story "SJU Abbey Arboretum Aided by National Group of Volunteers"

Jon McGee, vice president of planning and public affairs, featured in Tuesday, July 21 St. Cloud Times article "Data show mixed higher ed tuition, enrollment trends"

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Mark Conway is a recipient of the Established Artist Award from the Central Minnesota Arts Board/McKnight. The distinction, which includes a $5,000 prize, recognizes artists with a history of exhibition, performances, publications or other notable contributions to their local arts community through personal creative output. Conway is an award-winning poet and executive director of the Literary Arts Institute at CSB. 

Kaarin S. Johnston, professor of theater at CSB/SJU, gave a presentation, “Environmental Inspiration: Creativity from Trash,” at the Practice/Production Symposium at the Mid America Theatre Conference March 21 in Kansas City, Missouri. The presentation was a case study of the CSB/SJU theater department’s environmentally sustainable production “Bourgeois Gentleman.”

Wendy Sterba, professor of languages/culture at CSB/SJU, has published her new book entitled "Reel Photos: Balancing Art and Truth in Contemporary Film." The publication puts forth a novel approach to the study of cinematic arts in which the author examines the functionality of photographs in movies in contrast with the functionality of film photography as an art.

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Featured Image for news storySJU ranked as one of the Most Entrepreneurial Colleges by Forbes Magazine

07/31/15 - Magazine ranks SJU No. 21 among 50 American colleges, and is the only Minnesota college or university on that list.
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Featured Image for news storyDonald McNeely Center presents entrepreneur awards to outstanding graduates

07/31/15 - Janet Dryer '83, Rick Bauerly '91 and Krista Carroll '00 will be honored with Entrepreneur of the Year awards on Thursday, Sept. 3, in Minneapolis.
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Featured Image for news storyCSB, SJU both ranked highly in Money Magazine’s list of top colleges for 2015-16

07/17/15 - SJU ranked No. 71 and CSB ranked No. 181 among 793 schools in second edition of ratings; both are also ranked among the top liberal arts schools and best private colleges for Merit Aid.
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Featured Image for news storySaint John’s Abbey receives Getty Foundation grant to support Abbey and University Church

06/25/15 - The grant will assist in drawing a comprehensive plan for the restoration, preservation and maintenance/upkeep of the Abbey and University Church.
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Featured Image for news storySaint John’s Athletic Field to be named in honor of John Gagliardi

06/15/15 - A new athletic field at SJU will be named after legendary Hall of Fame football coach John Gagliardi. The multi-purpose sports facility, which will feature an artificial turf field and a seasonal dome, will serve as the football practice field, as well as for other varsity, intramural, recreational and club sports, such as lacrosse, soccer, golf, baseball, football and Ultimate Frisbee.
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Featured Image for news storyCollege of Saint Benedict cited as one of 10 best Catholic colleges in U.S.

06/08/15 - CSB was No. 8 among schools in a ranking conducted by College Factual and published in USA Today. College Factual is a site that uses outcome-based data to guide students through the college selection process.
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Featured Image for news storySJU rated highly for return on investment

03/09/15 - Newspaper story and poll finds Saint John's University ranked No. 13 for best returns on investment for liberal arts majors.
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Featured Image for news storyCSB/SJU featured in Princeton Review book “Colleges That Pay You Back: 2015 Edition”

02/11/15 - Saint Ben's and Saint John's are two of the nation’s best colleges for great academics, outstanding career preparation and generous financial aid, according to The Princeton Review.
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New chaplain joins SJU

Fr. Nick Kleespie, OSB, will join the staff of Saint John’s University Campus Ministry this fall as university chaplain. Fr. Nick professed his first vows as a monk of Saint John’s Abbey in 2010 and was ordained to the priesthood last May. His main responsibilities will be coordinating the sacramental and liturgical activities of Campus Ministry and the RCIA program. Fr. Nick is a 2006 graduate of SJU and also served in the Benedictine Volunteer Corps prior to joining the monastery.

Faculty/Staff yoga

Yoga for faculty and staff will continue all summer. The class meets from noon-12:50 p.m. in the CSB Aerobics studio. There is a fee of $2.50 per class attended which is billed at the end of the month. More info.

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Millstream Arts Festival "Best in Show"
Saturday, August 1, 2015
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
BAC Gorecki Gall

Alex Kuno "Miscreants of Tiny Town"
Saturday, August 1, 2015
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Art Rogers Glry

Alex Kuno "Miscreants of Tiny Town"
Sunday, August 2, 2015
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Art Rogers Glry

Millstream Arts Festival "Best in Show"
Sunday, August 2, 2015
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
BAC Gorecki Gall

Millstream Arts Festival "Best in Show"
Monday, August 3, 2015
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
BAC Gorecki Gall

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