E-News March 2017


O’Toole’s wide-ranging Saint John’s story follows wildly unlikely path

From ranching to refugee aid, from a President to a militia compound, from a one-room schoolhouse to medical school, SJU senior has seen it all.

McDonough '92 energized by Saint John’s homecoming

Former White House Chief of Staff reflects on four years inside the Obama Administration and the future in campus visit.

The second Benedict option

President Hemesath reflects on The Rule of St. Benedict's guidance for how to live well within any community in his recent blog post.

Video tour: The Bob Alpers Golf Learning Center

Watch this video of the Bob Alpers Golf Learning Center. You'll learn about this valuable addition to the Saint John's campus.



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.

Haugen Field Naming Ceremony

Join us for the Haugen Field Naming Ceremony on Saturday, April 22, at Becker Park at SJU. A social and barbecue will begin at 11 a.m. and will continue throughout the afternoon. The Naming Ceremony will take place at 12:15 p.m., followed by the Johnnies’ 1 p.m. doubleheader vs. Augsburg College. 

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Read More Class Notes

Steve Bresnahan '75 has retired as executive director for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud, Minn.

Nicholas O'Connell '01 has been elected a partner in the firm Meagher & Geer in Minneapolis.

Matt Johnson '02 and Phil Trier '01 were named to the Minneapolis-St Paul Business Journal's 40 Under 40 list.