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Louis Johnston, associate professor of economics, featured in Sunday, Sept. 28 St. Cloud Times column "Statistics blur area's picture of economic recovery"

Heather Pieper-Olson, executive director of advancement, featured in Friday, Sept. 26 St. Cloud Times article "Keep eyes on this trio of emerging leaders"

Louis Johnston, associate professor of economics, featured in Friday, Sept. 26 MinnPost.com column "Minneapolis is better than Detroit, Fargo is booming - and other things I learned from the most recent GDP estimates"

Saint John's featured in Friday, Sept. 26 "Gameday on Campus" blog "The Real Johnnie Football"

CSB/SJU Nursing Department mentioned in Friday, Sept. 26 Newsleaders article "Traveling health fair to stop in St. Joseph"

CSB/SJU featured in Friday, Sept. 26 WJON radio article "CSB/SJU Competing in National Outdoor Challenge"

Mary Hinton, CSB president, featured in Thursday, Sept. 25 Newsleaders letter to the editor "City welcomes communication, collaboration with new CSB president."

Mary Hinton, CSB president, featured in Thursday, Sept. 25 Newsleaders article "CSB Hopes For Bright Future With Hinton At Helm"

Mary Dana Hinton, CSB president, featured in Monday, Sept. 22 St. Cloud Times story "CSB president outlines goals in address"

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P. Richard Bohr, CSB/SJU professor of history and director of Asian studies, was the featured speaker Sept. 10 at the Minnesota International Center for Global Conversations at the Minneapolis Central Library. The monthly program series focuses on issues critical to the United States' role in the global community. Bohr led a conversation on the rise of China as the dominant regional power in Asia and whether there are potential points of conflict with U.S. interests in the area. Global Conversations are cosponsored by the Friends of the Minneapolis Central Library.

SJU basketball coach Jim Smith will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame Foundation in Elgin, Ill. The recognition will take place Nov. 2 at the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame Foundation's annual induction ceremony. Smith was inducted in the hall of fame in 1993.

Dr. Rachel Brandwein, CSB/SJU harp instructor, won the 2014 Mu Phi Epsilon International Competition held at Sacramento State University on July 29. She performed her own compositions, which was a first for this competition. As the winner of this prestigious competition, she will be booked for the next two years on concert tours throughout the United States sponsored by Mu Phi Epsilon chapters. She will also do outreach programs of performances, workshops and master classes.

Stephen Wagner, CSB/SJU professor of philosophy, has published Squaring the Circle in Descartes' Meditations (Cambridge University Press).

Gary Prevost, professor of political science at CSB and SJU, has published Politics of Latin America: The Power Game, fifth edition, by Oxford University Press.

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Featured Image for news storyCSB/SJU to Compete in National Outdoor Challenge

09/17/14 - Get outdoors. Win awesome gear. Help the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University be the National Outdoor Champion. The competition runs from Saturday, Sept. 27 through Saturday, Nov. 22.
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Featured Image for news storyNational Book Award for Poetry winner Mary Szybist to hold public reading

09/22/14 - Mary Szybist, winner of the National Book Award for Poetry, will be in residency at the College of Saint Benedict Oct. 2-3, and will hold a public reading at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in Gorecki Family Theater.
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Featured Image for news storyPanel to discuss Catholic Church’s support of greenhouse gas regulations

09/30/14 - A panel will speak on the Environmental Protection Agency's new greenhouse gas regulations and the Catholic Church's support of them, at 11:30 a.m. and then again at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, on the campus of the College of Saint Benedict, Gorecki Center 204.
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Featured Image for news storyUnique piano festival coming to SJU Oct. 18

09/24/14 - Composer and pianist Dennis Alexander and CSB/SJU music faculty will headline an event for ages 10-18 called the Dennis Alexander Piano Festival and Competition. The event will be held Oct. 18 at the Stephen B. Humphrey building, SJU.
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Featured Image for news storyCSB/SJU Music Department to host Homecoming Concert Crawl

09/26/14 - The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University’s annual Homecoming Concert is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, beginning in the Great Hall of SJU.
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Featured Image for news storyPlatten, Fok are recipients of Saint John's highest alumni honor

09/15/14 - The Fr. Walter Reger Distinguished Alumnus Award goes to two members of Class of 1974; Blake Elliott '03 to receive Bob Basten Excellence in Leadership Award.
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Featured Image for news storyKoch Chair in Catholic Thought and Culture fall lecture to feature Catholic scholar

09/15/14 - Kristin Heyer, a Catholic scholar on immigration, will present the Koch Chair in Catholic Thought and Culture fall lecture at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6.
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Featured Image for news storyCritically acclaimed visual artist opens retrospective at Saint John's University

09/22/14 - The CSB/SJU Fine Arts Series presents Eschaton: Related Works, an exhibit by Nancy Randall. The exhibit will be on display from Friday, Oct. 10 - Sunday, Nov. 16 in the Saint John's University Arts Center.
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Featured Image for news storyTrust fund money available to help save the rural nature of the Avon Hills

09/25/14 - Landowners in the Avon Hills have an opportunity to protect the biological integrity of their farms and forests under a grant from the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund.
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Featured Image for news storyHill Museum & Manuscript Library completes major renovation

09/19/14 - The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) at Saint John's University has completed a major renovation that addresses the changing technological and scholarly needs of its users.
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Featured Image for news storyCSB and SJU again ranked among nation's top 100 liberal arts schools

09/09/14 - U.S. News and World Report ranked SJU 73rd and CSB 89th among the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the magazine's 2015 college ratings. The rankings also list CSB and SJU among the top study abroad schools.
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Three Saint John's alumni will be featured at a book signing at the SJU Bookstore 10:30 a.m. - noon Saturday, Oct. 4. Bob Bell, SJU '94, will sign copies of Un Moving Four Ward: Tales & Tips for Keeping Perspective Despite Life's Challenges. Donald Hall, SJU '59, will sign copies of Generation of Wealth: The Rise of Control Data. John Rosengren, SJU '86, will sign copies of his new baseball book, The Fight of Their Lives.

Upcoming Events

Cello, Piano, Haegeum, and the Bible
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
7:45 AM - 9:15 PM
Emmaus Hall Chapel, SOT

Mary Szybist Reading
Thursday, October 2, 2014
7:30 PM
Music Hall, BAC

Martin Lam Ngyuen, C.S.C. - "Portraits"
Friday, October 3, 2014
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
BAC Gorecki Gall

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