E-News April 2016


Learning Commons Groundbreaking

SJU will celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Learning Commons on Friday, April 22, at 4 p.m. After years of planning, designing and fundraising, construction will begin on the new academic heart and soul of the campus.

Gagliardi Field Groundbreaking

Hall of Fame football coach John Gagliardi and his family will be honored on Thursday, May 5, during a groundbreaking ceremony for Gagliardi Field. The new multi-purpose athletic facility will feature an artificial turf field and seasonal dome.

Cavanaugh '81 to Deliver Commencement Address

Joe Cavanaugh, founder and CEO of Youth Frontiers, will deliver the Saint John’s University commencement address on Sunday, May 8. This year’s graduating class includes 377 undergraduate men and 22 School of Theology and Seminary graduates.


Reunion 2016

The classes of 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986, 1981, 1976, 1971, 1966 and beyond will celebrate reunion June 24-26. You’ll find everything you need to plan your weekend at csbsjureunion.com.

Baseball Park and Plaza Dedication

The new SJU Baseball Park and Plaza dedication will take place on Saturday, May 7, immediately following the first game of the 1 p.m. double-header versus Concordia. A social and barbecue will begin at 11:30 a.m. on the plaza and will continue throughout the afternoon.

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Read More Class Notes

Mark Kennedy '79 has been named the president of the University of North Dakota. 

Mike Hagstrom '81 has been named the new president of St. John Paul II Catholic Schools and director of Catholic schools for the Diocese of Fargo. 

Shane Jensen '14 is the home clubhouse and equipment manager for the St. Paul Saints baseball team.