November 2013

CSB President to step down in June

CSB President MaryAnn Baenninger announced her plans to step down in June 2014. She remains open about her future, but plans to live in proximity to family. The CSB Board of Trustees will begin a search immediately, with the expectation that a new president will take office on July 1, 2014.

Saint John's announces $160 million capital campaign

On Friday, Sept. 27, Saint John's Abbey and University announced their latest and most ambitious capital campaign, Forward Ever Forward. The goal for the campaign, which runs through 2016, is $160 million, of which $108 million has already been committed in gifts and pledges.

Saint Ben's aims to raise $100K in one day

Can you picture a day when alumnae/i, students, parents and friends just like you come together to contribute $100,000 to Saint Ben's in one 24-hour period? We can! Make plans now to visit www.givecsb.com on Wednesday, Nov. 13, and make the most of a one-day-only $50,000 matching grant. Together, we can fund scholarships to make Saint Ben's possible for deserving young women. We can't think of a better reason than our 100th birthday to raise $100,000 for scholarships.

CSB/SJU Career Services: Choosing a Major

Is your son/daughter in the process of choosing a major or changing majors? With registration for classes approaching, we are working with more students as they decide on a major or career path.

Bennies then and now

Talk about long odds! CSB alumnae Tanya Carlone, Amanda Hintz, Brenda Leuer and Mary Schmelzer, class of '90 and junior year roommates, all have daughters who are now first-year students at CSB. Read their story in the St. Cloud Times.

Final interview nets big reward

Peace First Prize is a national award recognizing students focused on creating peaceful schools and communities. CSB senior Danielle Liebl earns a two-year, $50,000 fellowship for her work.

Celebrate CSB's centennial with books

The College of Saint Benedict is celebrating its 100th anniversary this academic year.  In honor of the centennial, CSB has commissioned two new books that are available at the bookstore.

CSB/SJU Symphonic Band to perform

The CSB/SJU Symphonic Band concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, in Escher Auditorium on the CSB Campus.

Nominate someone for recognition

The Donald McNeely Center for Entrepreneurship is soliciting nominees for the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. The Entrepreneur of the Year Awards were first presented in 2011 and have been repeated annually.

Library and media services expand

While students still turn out plenty of traditional written research reports, increasingly they also use multimedia to learn in new ways.  The Libraries and Media Services have recently expanded their capacity for supporting student media production. 

CSB Campus Ministry's care package program

Campus Ministry care packages are still available for purchase. The proceeds support student-led Alternative Break Experiences.

CSB gift packages

Click the link above and celebrate your students success by ordering a gift pack today! CSB 'Always A Smile' gift packs can be ordered any time throughout the year. There are also many other gift packs that would make a delightful study break treat.

Encourage your student to get a flu shot

Flu season is upon us and every year the campus sees its share of Influenza. Please take a moment to encourage your student to get their flu vaccine. The flu vaccine is the best protection against contracting the flu.