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

CSB and SJU featured in Monday, Sept. 22 St. Cloud Times article "CSB/SJU enters national outdoor challenge"

Matt Lindstrom, Edward L. Henry professor of political science and McCarthy Center director, quoted in Sunday, Sept. 21 St. Cloud Times article "Without Bachmann, 6th District race is off radar"

CSB president Mary Dana Hinton featured in the Sunday, Sept. 21 WJON radio story and video "New CSB president inaugurated"

Mary Hinton, president of CSB, featured Saturday, Sept. 20 St. Cloud Times story "New CSB leader is an advocate for the liberal arts"

Louis Johnston, associate professor of economics, featured in Friday, Sept. 19 MinnPost.com column "Why the Great Recession was even worse than you thought"

Catherine Bohn-Gettler, associate professor of education, featured in Friday, Sept. 19 Reading Today article "What is Your Advice for Getting the School Year Off to a Good Start?"

Mary Dana Hinton, CSB president, featured in Friday, Sept. 19 KNSI radio article "Inauguration weekend at St. Bens"

Louis Johnston, associate professor of economics, quoted in Thursday, Sept. 18 St. Cloud Times article "Incomes inch up, poverty stays flat in St. Cloud area"

CSB students featured in Thursday, Sept. 18 St. Joseph Newsleader article "Food Shelf drive nets 68 bags of food"

Daniel Finn, economics and theology professor, mentioned in Thursday, Sept. 18 Commonweal article "The Economic Case for Government-Funded Pre-K"

Allison Kanyetzny, CSB student,  featured in a Wednesday, Sept. 17  The Huffington Post article "This Teen Dedicated Her Life To Giving Back When She Was Only 10 Years Old"

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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 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 storyClemens Lecture to feature Peruvian scholar

09/15/14 - Javier Iguiñiz will be the keynote speaker of the 26th Clemens Lecture at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, in the Stephen B. Humphrey Theater at Saint John's University.
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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 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 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 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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Featured Image for news storyCSB and SJU report 10-day enrollment numbers

09/08/14 - The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University together enrolled 3,744 first-year to senior students.
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This flu season, take a shot at prevention

Flu shots will be available to students, faculty and staff from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 25 at Sexton Commons at SJU.  All major insurance plans will be accepted, as well as checks in the amount of $35 payable to HealthPartners Saint John's campus. Vaccinations also are available by appointment by calling the SJU Health Center at 203-2430.

Saupe to discuss S. Remberta

Steve Saupe, CSB/SJU professor of biology, will discuss S. Remberta Westkaemper and her scholarship at 4 p.m. Sept. 23, at Clemens Library at CSB. A distinguished botanist and expert on Stearns County flora, S. Remberta was the first full-time president of the College of Saint Benedict and taught in the biology department from 1917 until 1972. In her 1979 autobiography, she summarized her philosophy of teaching: "My main objective in teaching was to teach the students to observe closely, to learn to love nature, to take time to stand and stare, to really see and to develop the sense of wonder and the sense to wonder." An exhibit of her work is on display at Clemens Library.

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