Saint Ben's @ Home

Even in uncertain times like these, we can find comfort, solace and inspiration in conversation. The CSB office of Alumnae Relations is excited to present Saint Ben's @ Home, a conversation series with Saint Ben's campus leaders. Moderated by Kathy Hansen, CSB vice president of institutional advancement, this interactive series is free, and can be accessed by all members of our community.

Spring Series

The mission and identity of Saint Ben’s as a college for women is at the heart of who we are. As we move with our partners at Saint John’s toward a single president, it’s important to define exactly what being a college for women means. After all, alumnae, students and friends of both Saint Ben’s and Saint John’s share the importance of strengthening our individual identities even as we work toward sensible integration.

This spring we’re hosting a robust series of webinars directly focused on our future as a college for women … and why that matters. 

Spring 2020 Past Events

Saint Ben’s @ Home: Education Lessons Learned Through COVID

Presented on: Feb. 16| 

The past 12 months have been a year like no other for educators and parents. We’ll take a look at some lessons learned about remote and hybrid learning. We’ll also spend some time exploring the challenges of gendered professions like education and what the CSB Board of Trustees’ recent statement on what it means to be a college for women means in the Education Department.

Moderator Kathy Hansen (CSB VP of Institutional Advancement) will sit down with:
Professor Terri Rodriguez, CSB/SJU Education Department
Assistant Professor Diana Fenton, CSB/SJU Education Department
Maria Stanek Burnham ’01, language arts teacher at Sauk Rapids-Rice High School and CSB Alumnae Board President

Saint Ben's @ Home: The Economic Impact of the Pandemic on Women

Presented on: Jan. 19| 

This event features a special sit-down conversation between moderator Kathy Hansen (CSB VP of Institutional Advancement) and CSB/SJU professor of economics and chair of the department of economics, Sucharita Mukherjee and Senior Vice President at AmeriPrise Financial Inc., Erika Oesterlein Perrault ’91. They will discuss the article ‘She-cession’ that Dr. Mukherjee wrote in the January edition of the College of Saint Benedict magazine, that talks about the economic impacts of COVID on women, including how women are disproportionately impacted by the pandemic through inequality in the labor markets and the burden of unpaid work done by women. How do we get out of this mess? How can people mitigate the effects of the pandemic on women in their own organizations?

Past Events

For a listing of past summer and fall events and their viewing links, please visit the Saint's Ben @ Home archive.