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Gary Prevost, professor of political science, featured in Friday, April 17 MinnPost.com column "Panama Summit demonstrates a new dynamic in Western Hemisphere relations"

Fr. Dale Launderville, OSB, professor of theology, quoted in Wednesday, April 15 Catholic News Service article "Acts of Apostles tells of people, events in Christianity's early history"

Michael Hemesath, SJU president, quoted on Tuesday, April 14 WJON story "SJU Representatives to Present Pope Francis Saint John's Bible"

CSB students Anna Luke and Jammie Tutol and CSB/SJU Chemistry Department featured in Monday, April 13 Wall Street Journal article "Chemistry Departments Try to Attract More Students by Retooling the Major" 

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Mark Conway is a recipient of the Established Artist Award from the Central Minnesota Arts Board/McKnight. The distinction, which includes a $5,000 prize, recognizes artists with a history of exhibition, performances, publications or other notable contributions to their local arts community through personal creative output. Conway is an award-winning poet and executive director of the Literary Arts Institute at CSB. 

Kaarin S. Johnston, professor of theater at CSB/SJU, gave a presentation, “Environmental Inspiration: Creativity from Trash,” at the Practice/Production Symposium at the Mid America Theatre Conference March 21 in Kansas City, Missouri. The presentation was a case study of the CSB/SJU theater department’s environmentally sustainable production “Bourgeois Gentleman.”

Wendy Sterba, professor of languages/culture at CSB/SJU, has published her new book entitled "Reel Photos: Balancing Art and Truth in Contemporary Film." The publication puts forth a novel approach to the study of cinematic arts in which the author examines the functionality of photographs in movies in contrast with the functionality of film photography as an art.

Fr. Columba Stewart gave a talk, "Outracing ignorance: Rescuing the Christian Manuscripts and Culture of Syria and Iraq," on March 5, at Princeton University. Stewart is executive director of the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library at SJU. His presentation was sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Studies.

Deborah Pembleton, assistant professor of global business leadership at CSB/SJU, was invited by the PhD Project to be a guest panelist at the Forum on Workplace Inclusion held March 17-19 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.  The PhD Project was founded to increase the diversity of business school faculty. The Forum on Workplace Inclusion hosted more than 1,200 attendees committed to increasing diversity and inclusion within their organizations. The panel presentation was entitled “Meet Us At The Intersection of Business and Academe! Creating Workforce Diversity through The PhD Project!”

Mark Conway, executive director of CSB Literary Arts Institute, has poems in the fall/winter 2014 issues of the Virginia Quarterly Review, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Field and Water~Stone Review as well as other work forthcoming in the spring 2015 editions of the Southwest Review, Poetry Northwest and Provincetown Arts.

Yvette Piggush, assistant professor of English at CSB/SJU, is one of 27 collegiate faculty members around the country who have been selected to participate in an interdisciplinary seminar on Slave Narratives.  This seminar will be led by David Blight, professor of American history at Yale University, and will be held this June on the Yale campus in New Haven, Connecticut.  The competition for participation was rigorous, with three times as many applicants as there were available spaces.

Kaarin S. Johnston, CSB/SJU professor of theater, presented “Becoming Human: An Exegetical Space for the Development of Liminal Humans"; a paper for the Working Group titled Childhood, Performance, and the Post-Human: Youth as a Human Conduit, at The American Society for Theatre Research Conference held Nov. 20, in Baltimore, Maryland.

Michael Hemmesch, SJU executive director of communications and marketing, was elected to a two-year term on the executive committee of Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Counselors to Higher Education section. The executive committee is the governing leadership group of the 465-member professional interest section providing programming, professional development and networking support among PR practitioners serving the higher education sector in the U.S. and abroad.

Troy Fritz, executive director of major giving at SJU, and Raj Chaphalkar, director of annual giving at SJU, co-presented “Using Your Technology,” with Andrew Reeher, president and CEO, Reeher LLC at the 40th annual CASE District V Conference Dec. 15 in Chicago.

The CSB/SJU Department of Chemistry congratulates Emma Bonglack, FoCuS Scholar, CSB '17. She won a presentation award at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students. She is one of 20 award winners (out of about 3,000 people) for cancer research work she did last summer at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Nathaniel Dubin, CSB/SJU professor emeritus of modern and classical languages, is the recipient to the Modern Language Association’s 10th Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for an Outstanding Translation of a Literary Work for his translation of The Fabliaux, published by Liveright.

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Featured Image for news story68 CSB and SJU students to be inducted into Phi Beta Kappa April 22

04/15/15 - The public is invited to attend the ceremony at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, at Alumnae Hall, Haehn Campus Center, College of Saint Benedict.
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Featured Image for news storyCelebrating Scholarship and Creativity Day is April 23

04/20/15 - Over 440 presentations will be made by almost 800 CSB and SJU students throughout the event on both campuses. The event runs from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is open to the public.
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Featured Image for news storyTen students present research at national conference

04/20/15 - National Conference on Undergraduate Research was April 16-18 at Eastern Washington University.
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Featured Image for news storyCSB/SJU announce Student Employees/Team of the Year awards

04/14/15 - Amanda Tate, Nicholas Maher and the student grounds team at CSB have been named Student Employees/Team of the Year at CSB and SJU. The winners were announced April 14.
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Featured Image for news storyExtending the Link wins NATAS – Upper Midwest Regional Student Production Award

04/14/15 - The CSB/SJU documentary group took home the award April 12 for their 2014 film, ‘Ger Kler: A Journey of Untold Strength,’ in the college non-fiction category.
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Featured Image for news storyExpert to speak on implications of the Holocaust for multireligious conversations

03/20/15 - Victoria Barnett, director of the programs on ethics, religion and the Holocaust at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, speaks at 4:15 p.m. Monday, April 20 at room 264, Quadrangle Building, SJU.
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Featured Image for news storyPoet Theo Dorgan inaugurates series celebrating Irish writing and culture

04/09/15 - Award-winning poet will conduct a reading at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, at the Saint John's Pottery Studio that is free and open to the public.
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Featured Image for news storyHill Museum & Manuscript Library digitizes Timbuktu’s historic manuscript collections

03/30/15 - More than 22,000 rare documents being digitized by HMML
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Featured Image for news storyPoet Rankine earns national book honor

03/17/15 - Claudia Rankine, who was in residency Jan. 27-30 at CSB, receives award for best book of poetry for 2014 by National Book Critics Circle.
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Featured Image for news storySJU rated highly for return on investment

03/09/15 - Newspaper story and poll finds Saint John's University ranked No. 13 for best returns on investment for liberal arts majors.
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Featured Image for news storyCSB ranked 2nd among national liberal arts colleges for operating efficiency

03/09/15 - A recent analysis that compared spending to educational quality rated the College of Saint Benedict second among national liberal arts colleges.
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Featured Image for news storyCSB ranked again in Peace Corps' annual volunteer listing

02/18/15 - For the second time in as many years, CSB earned a spot on the Peace Corps’ annual list of the top 25 volunteer-producing small colleges and universities across the country.
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Featured Image for news storyCSB ranked among the Top Fulbright Producing Institutions

02/13/15 - Saint Ben's is among the top bachelor’s institutions for producing the most Fulbright Students for 2014-15, according to the Institute of International Education for The Chronicle of Higher Education.
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Featured Image for news storyCSB/SJU featured in Princeton Review book “Colleges That Pay You Back: 2015 Edition”

02/11/15 - Saint Ben's and Saint John's are two of the nation’s best colleges for great academics, outstanding career preparation and generous financial aid, according to The Princeton Review.
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CSB/SJU Senior Art Major Exhibition
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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CSB/SJU Senior Art Major Exhibition
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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