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March 2010

Career Services hosts panel on job hunting in a recession

It is no surprise that job searching for the class of 2010 has been difficult and challenging. Recruiting activity at CSB/SJU this year has been limited, and corporate participation at the Minnesota Private College Job and Internship Fair in mid February was down from previous years. Graduating seniors have had to rely on additional resources during this time in order to explore opportunities.

Throughout this year, Career Services has encouraged students to utilize many resources in their job or internship search. Certainly, attending the Job and Internship Fair was one. Utilizing the Career Alumni Network Files (CANE) is another, and of course reaching out to family, friends, and previous employers to let them know that their undergraduate experience is coming to a close are tools they can use to market themselves.

In addition, the Career Services Office has designed a special program to help seniors cope with the job search this year. Our office is holding a panel discussion, "Job Searching in a Tough Economy," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, in the Gorecki Center 204 at CSB. The panelists will be CSB/SJU alums who went through this challenging process and struggled to find positions. These alums will share the methods they used to secure employment during a difficult job market. We encourage you to mention this program to your graduate and ask them to attend.

Our office will participate in two additional events before the end of the semester. The Education Career Fair will be April 19, at the Hyatt Hotel in Minneapolis. This event is for graduating seniors in both elementary and secondary education and will have representatives from districts from 15 states, as well as Mexico and Japan. Registration is required for this event and closes on March 29. The Non-Profit (Idealist Fair) will be April 13, at the University of Minnesota and focuses on opportunities for graduates interested in the non-profit/human service sector. Pre-registration is not required for this event.

To stay current with Career Services and events, go to our Web site at

Dead Sea Scrolls, Saint John's Bible on exhibit

The Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition, which opened March 12 at the Science Museum of Minnesota, includes a gallery devoted to The Saint John's Bible. The display of original folios from The Saint John's Bible provides a compelling juxtaposition with the Dead Sea Scrolls. The Saint John's Bible is the world's newest hand-scribed illustrated Bible, and the first to be commissioned in 500 years, and the Dead Sea Scrolls are the oldest hand-scribed biblical manuscript by centuries. The exhibition at the Science Museum includes original folios, or individual vellum pages, from the recently completed volumes of The Saint John's Bible: Prophets and Wisdom Books. Neither of these volumes has been displayed in the Twin Cities before. The exhibition runs through October 24. Ticket information:

McCarthy Center welcomes scholar-in-residence

Sean Kershaw, executive director of the Citizens League, is the third annual scholar-in-residence at the Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy and Civic Engagement. Kershaw will participate in two public events during his residency from March 22-26. More information:

CSB athletes set records

College of Saint Benedict student athletes set four new school records at the 2010 MIAC conference swimming and diving meet on Feb. 18-20, at the University of Minnesota:

  • 200 freestyle relay: Isabel Pennings, Katie Peters, Carolyn Triggs, and Samantha Kessler - 1:37.75 200
  • Individual Medley: Carolyn Triggs - 2:11.38
  • 800 freestyle relay: Carolyn Triggs, Mary Wood, Abbey Brau, Samantha Kessler - 7:50.03
  • 400 freestyle relay: Carolyn Triggs, Mary Wood, Isabel Pennings, Samantha Kessler - 3:36.39.

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It's a date! Mom Prom, April 10, 2010

An incorrect date for the Mother Son Dance (Mom Prom) was published in the 2009-2010 Parent Calendar. The correct date, as indicated in a recent letter to parents from the Knights of Columbus, is April 10. We apologize for any confusion and inconvenience this has caused, and we hope SJU juniors, seniors and their moms have a great time April 10, celebrating the end of the academic year. The Knights of Columbus are working diligently to ensure this is a great night. If you have any questions or feedback, please contact Gwen Schimek at [email protected] or 320.363.5755.

Students notified of holds on registration

Registration begins on March 29. E-mails for financial registration holds for Fall 2010 have been sent to your son or daughter if their student account is not current. This means that their student account needs to be brought current in order for them to register during their allotted time. They can also go online via student self service and check to see if their registration is on hold if they do not remember receiving an e-mail regarding this.

New photos from Saint John's Heritage Collection on display

The latest photographs from the Br. Linus Ascheman OSB Heritage Photo Collection have arrived and are on display in the Great Hall at Saint John's. The late Br. Linus established the collection on the occasion of the Saint John's Sesquicentennial 1856-2006. These 60 photographs have not been exhibited before. We invite you to view them during your next campus visit and learn a bit more about this place called Saint John's.

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