Feedback on CSB / SJU in 2021 – CSB / SJU

Here’s a look at some of the best stories at Saint Benedict College and Saint John University for 2021.


Communication professor Aric Putnam took office at the Minnesota Senate… The Benedictine Volunteer Corps selected its cohort for 2021-22… MIAC presidents approved competition for all sports after the pandemic caused cancellations… Alul Yesak ’14 and Muqkadeen Poole ’19 graduates were selected to be part of the cohort of New Leaders Council Twin Cities (NLC-TC) fellows.


The Wind Ensemble performed virtually at the Midwinter Clinic of the Association of Music Educators of Minnesota… SJU graduate Zach Vertin ’05 has been appointed senior advisor to Linda Thomas-Greenfield, US Ambassador to United Nations… CSB has been named one of the Top Fulbright Producers. This was the sixth time in seven years that CSB has been recognized… CSB Senior Ashley Toledano-Solis has been named to the Young Women’s Cabinet for the Minnesota Young Women’s Initiative… CSB basketball has eliminated St. Thomas for Mike Durbin’s 700th career victory.


The Fighting Saints Battalion was named the best ROTC program in an 11 state region… Juniors Faith Gronda and Fabian Venegas-Ramos were named Newman Civic Fellows… The Howard Hughes Medical Institute funded an inclusive excellence initiative at CSB / SJU… CSB / SJU took part in a Virtual Innovation Partners pilot program… Kriston Clarke, SJU senior, Tyler Koll junior and Logan Edwards in second year received extraordinary service awards.


25 CSB students have been accepted into the Omega Chapter of the Delta Epsilon Sigma Catholic Honor Society… Sophomore Sydney Richter, Michael Pineda Sr. and the Human Anatomy Content Development Team in the Biology Department were honored with the CSB, SJU and Team Student Employment Awards… Dr. James Mullen was appointed SJU Transitional President for the 2021-22 academic year… Phi Beta Kappa inducted 53 students for academic excellence… 25 students were inductees into Sigma Beta Delta. This is the highest national recognition that a major in commerce or accounting can receive… Steven Lemke has been appointed Associate Director of The Saint John’s Pottery and Environmental Artist in Residence… ROTC Team Leader Ethan Erickson has won the National Tom Surdyke Leadership Award, presented to the team. leader who best demonstrated leadership skills… Compact Campus honored three individuals and three organizations… Newly renovated O’Connell’s opened at Haehn Campus Center… Flynntown construction project to enhance student experience… CSB / SJU has been ranked one of the nation’s top liberal arts schools by College Consensus.


The CSB / SJU won the first three places at a sports medicine conference… The launch ceremonies were held outdoors at the Clemens stadium for the CSB / SJU class of 2021… The SJU golf course won the MIAC Title in record fashion… CSB first year Fiona smith took fifth place in 5K at the NCAA National Track Championships… SJU hosted a NCAA Baseball Regional … Seven SJU athletics student-athletes took home All-America honors at NCAA Nationals… Johnnies finished 15th in NCAA Golf Nationals.


CSB / SJU reorganized its credit rules on community college transfers… Four CSB / SJU graduates won Fulbright awards… SJU 2000 alumnus Matt Logelin’s book was used as the basis for a blockbuster film from Netflix.


CSB / SJU has chosen Katie Alvino as the new Vice President for Marketing and Communications… Hunter Weiss ’21 was named CoSIDA Academic All-America Team Member of the Year for Division III Women’s Volleyball.


CSB / SJU welcomed the 2025 class on campus … A new video dashboard was installed at Clemens Stadium.


The CSB welcomed its first cohort of students to its new doctoral programs in nursing practice. Graduate degrees will be the first to be awarded on the CSB campus and will meet a growing demand for advanced nurse practitioners and leading nurses in the region… Organ dedication has taken place in the church Abbey and University… Zippia, a career website, found that SJU was once again the best college for placement in Minnesota. It was the fourth time in five years that SJU has won first place in Minnesota. For the third year in a row, CSB finished second in the state… SJU graduate and NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei ’89 answered questions from students aboard the ISS… CSB / SJU recalled of an American hero of September 11 on the 20 e anniversary… The 2020 graduates were welcomed to the campus for a graduation ceremony… SJU graduate Tim Healy ’87 received the Bob Basten award… SJU alumnus Jim Sexton ’81 received the Fr. Walter Reger… CSB Athletics Honored Sister Lois With A Building Name… College Rankings Again Place CSB / SJU Among National Leaders… Six graduates received McNeely Center Entrepreneurship Awards… The Multicultural Center debuted with rave reviews when it opened.


CSB Softball Complex Receives National Recognition… SJU Wins Its Second MIAC golf title … 12 people, a team were inducted into the J-Club Hall of Honor… CSB started the university lacrosse program, to start playing in 2023… The first work in the Hassler Sculpture Garden was dedicated… The CSB Day allowed to raise $ 572,393 for scholarships… CSB received national honor for 20 years of Gilman scholarship.


The CSB / SJU obtained the approval of the Commission on Higher Education and officially launched its search for a single-headed president… Kristin Colberg, associate professor of theology, has been appointed to the theological commission of 25 people attending the Synod of Bishops. She was the only person from the United States to be part of this commission… SJU football won the MIAC Title, advanced to the second round of the NCAA… Report found that CSB / SJU study abroad rates were among the best nationally… Give SJU Day raised $ 702,008 for scholarships SJU Student Fund studies… CSB sophomore Fiona smith was fifth at the NCAA National Cross Country Championships.


The CSB / SJU celebrated the season with holiday concerts on campus… The SJU rugby club team qualified for the national semi-finals.

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