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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.

MPR Day at Saint John’s to feature live broadcasts and performances, Classical MPR hosts and community sing on April 26.

Winning idea is all wet in Eric Rego Big Idea Competition

SJU senior Brady Riesgraf wins ninth annual event and $500 with his pitch of an underwater weed removing pump.

Valley of the Sun turns into valley of success for CSB/SJU students

Scholarly research nets three first-place finishes plus a second-place performance at international meeting in Phoenix.

CSB/SJU ranked highly in several national reviews

Money Magazine, U.S. News, and Washington Monthly all ranked CSB and SJU highly during 2016 in a number of different categories. Additionally, for the 12th consecutive year, the schools were named among the leaders for study abroad.

$10 million gift to the College of Saint Benedict to create Center for Ethical Leadership in Action

The gift, from an anonymous donor, will create a permanent endowment fund, which will fund the operations of the Center, including the support of experiential learning as well as a mentoring program and speaker series.

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Michael Hemesath, SJU president, featured in Sunday, March 19 The Chronicle of Higher Education column "Speak for My University? It’s Complicated"

Cody Kohout, SJU senior; and Will Gillach, SJU sophomore, featured in Sunday, March 19 St. Cloud Times article "St. John's football players mentor kids at shelter"

The Saint John's Bible Heritage Edition featured in Sunday, March 19 Waterloo Record article "Saint John’s Bible is treasured guest at Waterloo's St. Jerome’s University"

The Saint John's Bible Heritage Edition featured in Saturday, March 18 Winnipeg Free Press article "God's word by human hands"

David Horn, visiting assistant professor of accounting and finance, featured in Tuesday, March 14 WalletHub article "Tax Scams & Tips for Avoiding Them"

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Gary Prevost, professor of political science, edited the book The New Global Politics. He also authored a chapter "South African social movements: Between confrontation and cooptation" within the book.

Kathleen Cahalan, professor of theology in Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary, is author of the book The Stories We Live: Finding God's Calling All Around Us.

Mark Conway, executive director of CSB Literary Arts Institute, featured in Harvard Review project titled "Renga for Obama."

Thomas Kroll, director of Saint John's Outdoor University and land manager at Saint John's Abbey Arboretum, was recognized as a Fellow of the Society of American Foresters.

Wendy Sterba, professor of German, is author of the book J.J. Abrams vs. Joss Whedon: Duel for Media Master of the Universe.

Fr. Mark Thamert, OSB, associate professor of German, translated from German to English the book The Rule of Benedict: An Invitation to the Christian Life by Georg Holzherr, OSB.

Charles Bobertz, professor of theology; and Bernie Evans, professor emeritus of theology, contributed essays in the book A Liturgical Companion to the Documents of the Second Vatican Council.

Derek Larson, professor of history and environmental studies, is author of the book Keeping Oregon Green: Livability, Stewardship, and the Challenges of Growth, 1960-1980.

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.

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