E-News February 2017


Alcuin Library: An Inspired Transformation

Changes strengthen student experience and Catholic intellectual tradition emphasizing faith and reason.

Get Connected Through New Facebook Groups

Two new Facebook groups offer alumni the chance to connect. The Outdoor Johnnies Facebook group is your place to share stories and photos from your outdoor adventures. The CSB/SJU Young Alum Community is a Facebook group for alumni who graduated within the last ten years.

To Speak for Saint John’s—Or Not

How does a university president decide to take a stand on a public issue? President Michael Hemesath shares insight into how he makes these decisions in his recent blog post.


Johnnie Standup

Join us at U.S. Bank Stadium on Thursday, March 16, at 5 p.m. for the annual Johnnie Standup. This year's event will feature SJU's varsity head coaches and stand-out student athletes as well as special guests: Sammy Schmitz '03 and Ryan Bugler '17.


REDTalks is coming to the Brave New Workshop in Minneapolis on Wednesday, April 5, at 5:30 p.m. Join us for nine 10-minute bursts of info, insight and entertainment - delivered by CSB/SJU students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Chang Tennis Complex Dedication

The blessing and dedication of Saint John’s recently completed tennis complex, named in honor of Dr. Lian Chang by her spouse, Paul Winter '61, an avid tennis player, will occur April 22, at 2 p.m. following the 10 a.m. SJU Alumni Tennis Open and a 1 p.m. picnic on Lynch Plaza. More details to come.

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

Michael O’Shaughnessy '80 was named president of BruggemannChemical U.S., Inc. 

David F. Hermerding '84 has been appointed to the 9th Judicial District bench.

Patrick Garay Heelan '03 was appointed to serve on the board of directors of the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. Patrick is a senior vice president for Bremer Wealth Management.