A look back at 2017

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December 14, 2017

Many people would call 2017 a challenging year. But along with the challenges came highlights.

Here are some of the top stories from CSB and SJU.

S.A.M. team won fourth consecutive divisional title.

The team has won five titles in six years.

Alcuin Library reopened with Dietrich Reinhart Learning Commons.

The $25 million renovation improved and modernized learning spaces.

S. Colman O’Connell '49, OSB, president emerita of CSB, died on Sept. 30.

She was the 11th president of the college, serving from 1986-96.

SJU graduate Mark Vande Hei '89 flew into space Sept. 12.

He’ll be aboard International Space Station for six months.

Study abroad continued to be strong program at CSB and SJU.

Open Doors 2017 confirmed the strength of our program.

Saint John’s Abbey and University completed a successful capital campaign.

Forward Ever Forward: The Campaign for Saint John’s’ exceeded goal, raised $188 million.

$500,000 gift helped CSB construct College Avenue Athletic Fields.

The gift was made by the Coborn Family Foundation.

Johnnies, Tommies set Division III football attendance record.

The Target Field game drew over 37,000 fans on Sept. 23.

CSB volleyball team won MIAC title, earned NCAA tourney berth.

No. 2 seed CSB upset No. 1 St. Thomas 3-2 to capture the title.

You can come home again: Denis McDonough '92 spoke at SJU.

The former White House Chief of Staff visited his alma mater.

The Center for Ethical Leadership in Action was created by a $10 million gift.

The Center will increase students' opportunities for experiential learning.

MPR celebrated its 50th anniversary April 25-26 at SJU.

Local programming highlighted CSB/SJU students and faculty.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush delivered message of civil discourse.

Bush’s speech Sept. 21 was the 11th annual McCarthy Lecture.

Over 1,600 alumnae/i celebrated Reunion June 23-25.

Class years ending in 2 and 7 were honored at the annual event.

The CSB/SJU Enactus team placed in top 16 in nation.

This finish put our team among the top 3.5 percent of chapters in U.S.

Professor Patricia Bolaños-Fabres earned Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award.

The honor allows Bolaños-Fabres to conduct research in Ecuador.