E-News April 2015


Pope Receives Final Volume of The Saint John’s Bible

The final volume of the limited, full-sized fine art edition of The Saint John's Bible was presented to His Holiness Pope Francis by the Papal Foundation and Saint John's University. As Pope Francis saw the illumination portraying the heavenly Jerusalem, he raised his hands motioning in praise, blessing and thanksgiving.

McKenzie '04 Named Saint John’s Basketball Coach

Pat McKenzie '04 has been named Saint John's new head basketball coach. McKenzie becomes the 15th head coach in the 113-year history of Johnnie basketball and replaces Jim Smith, who announced his retirement March 17 following 51 seasons at SJU.

Students Win Student Production Award

CSB/SJU student club Extending the Link was awarded the Upper Midwest Regional Student Production Award by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The club produced the film, "Ger Kler: A Journey of Untold Strength," about refugees from Burma.


Reunion Weekend

June 26-28 is the first-ever SJU class reunion to take place in the summertime. The classes of 2010, 2005, 2000, 1995, 1990, 1985, 1980, 1975, 1970, 1965 and Beyond the 50th Reunion are invited to come back to Collegeville and make some history!

Saint John's and Saint Ben's Night at the Twins

Join alumni and friends at Target Field on Wednesday, June 17, at 7:10 p.m. as the Twins take on the Cardinals. Purchase your ticket online for $26 (home plate view) or $38 (field box) and receive a special red and white Twins cap to wear at the game.

Register with JohnniesConnect and connect with Johnnies and Bennies. You'll have access to an online directory, yellow page listings and more. If you haven't already registered, you'll need your constituent ID: ##CID##.

Read More Class Notes

Jim Tift '71 has been selected to receive the Minnesota Gerontological Society’s 2015 Outstanding Gerontologist Award.

Nate Mathews '97 was chosen by the Bemidji City Council as the community’s new city manager.

Arthur G. Boylan '01 joined Anthony Ostlund Baer and Louwagie, P.A.