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.

The summer series of the Saint Ben's @ Home conversations has come to end. Stay tuned and check back for more online events this fall!

Past Events

For a complete listing of past events and their viewing links, please visit

Saint Ben's @ Home: A Conversation with Interim President Laurie Hamen  

Presented on July 1 | Watch here 

Join us at 7 p.m, Wednesday, July 1, for a live-streamed chat with CSB interim president, Laurie Hamen. This chat will deliver insights on planning for a bold future, and taking the next steps in leadership during this unprecedented time period.

Saint Ben's @ Home: A Conversation with Angie Schmidt Whitney 

Presented on: June 24 | Watch here 

This chat delivered updates from the XPD Office at CSB, alongside resources for continued networking and community building in this time of uncertainty.

Featured speakers: Angie Schmidt Whitney, CSB/SJU executive director of the experience and professional development office (XPD).

Saint Ben's @ Home: A Conversation with Nate Dehne 

Presented on: June 17 | Watch here 

This chat delivered information on next year's enrollment, planning for the future, and updates on upholding the institutional vision moving forward.

Speakers included: Nate Dehne, CSB vice president of marketing and enrollment.

Saint Ben's @ Home: Becoming Community 

Presented on: June 10 | Watch here 

This online gathering was a special panel discussion featuring leaders from our ongoing Becoming Community initiative. This live-streamed chat explored the power of transformative inclusion, discussed the ways we’re working to bring it about at Saint Ben’s and Saint John’s, and talked about what it could mean for our world. 

Speakers included: Anna Mercedes, associate professor and chair of the CSB/SJU theology department, Brandyn Woodard, CSB/SJU director of intercultural and international student services and Amanda Jantzer, assistant professor of psychology.

Saint Ben's @ Home: A Conversation with Richard Ice 

Presented on: May 27 | Watch here 

This conversation included topics like what's going to happen on campus during the fall semester, the ongoing value of a CSB/SJU education during this time, new curriculum that is launching in the fall and much more. 

Speakers included: Richard Ice, CSB/SJU provost.

Saint Ben's @ Home: A Conversation with Mary Geller 

Presented on: May 20 | Watch here

This conversation included topics like what's new at the CSB Office of Student Development, Bennie Athletics, and providing an enriching student experience during these challenging times. 

Speakers included: Mary Geller, CSB vice president of student development.

Saint Ben's @ Home: A Conversation with Mary Dana Hinton

Presented on: May 13 | Watch here

This chat delivered news from campus, updates on how our Bennies are doing, insights on planning for the future and reminders that the Bennie sisterhood is alive and well.

Speakers included: Mary Dana Hinton, CSB president.