E-News June 2016


SJU Dedicates Becker Park and Lynch Plaza

The new home of Johnnie baseball was dedicated on May 7. Becker Park is named in honor of Scott Becker '77, his wife, Julie Hartman Becker, and their family. Lynch Plaza honors Pat Lynch '88. This extraordinary venue will bring alumni and friends together for years to come.

From Game to Tradition

The Peg n’ Keg Cribbage Tournament was born in the dorms of Saint John’s University. It started in 1975 with a group of 16 students and recent graduates. It’s a tradition that John “Bo Diddley” Forsythe '74, owner of Bo Diddley’s restaurants, has hosted for more than 40 years.

Teaching By Example

They have been fixtures in the Saint John's and Saint Ben's communities for decades. They have never stopped teaching and are always learning. Recently, Fr. Rene McGraw '58, SOT '62 and S. Colman O'Connell '50 were featured in MinnPost.


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.

CSB/SJU Night at Target Field

Johnnies and Bennies will gather at Target Field on Thursday, June 2, for a 7:10 p.m. game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Order your tickets online and you'll receive a red and white Twins cap 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

Dr. Eduardo Colon '75 is the new chief of psychiatry at Hennepin County Medical Center. 

Mark J. Kappelhoff '83 has been appointed District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District by Gov. Mark Dayton.

Dexter Newman '01 has been appointed chief financial officer at Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que of America, Inc.