The Forum provides opportunities for CSB/SJU community members to offer public presentations on their scholarly and other interests. The Forum meets on most Thursday afternoons during the academic year, from 4:15-5:15. Presentations are informal, generally lasting about 40 minutes, and are followed by a question and discussion period to end the hour. Upcoming Forum presentations can be found on the Forum page.

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Submissions from 2017

The Roman settlement at Omrit: New discoveries made by the CSB/SJU archaeological field school in Northern Israel, Jason M. Schlude

Bilingualism and the brain: The benefits of learning another language, Ana Conboy, Christina M. Hennessy, Tania Gomez, and Allison J. Spenader

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Sustainable polymers: plastics from plants, Chris Schaller

Using 3D printing to enhance student learning in content areas, Diana Fenton and Adam Konczewski

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Integrative pedagogy and foreign language learning, Adam Konczewski, Patricia Bolanos-Fabres, and Ana Conboy

Examining moral courage in perioperative nurses in different regions of the United States, Georgia Hogenson

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Demographics and food waste trends of Common Ground Garden CSA members in Central Minnesota, Kendra M. Butkowski

Speaking boldly, looking intently: models of monastic and scriptural friendship, Aidan J. Putnam OSB

Student Affairs professionals: student success stewards on the college campus, Rebecca Brown-Medvec, Jody Terhaar, Dan McAvey, Brittni Sweeney, and Patricia Klug

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Arithmetic: math as 'pure' and 'applied', Sunil Chetty

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How long does savings last when retirees need more money (or less) than conventional wisdom suggests?, Steven J. Welch

Submissions from 2016

Libraries in the age of Google, Kathleen Parker

Conscience and command: ethical voluntarism in John Duns Scotus, William of Ockham, and Karl Barth, J. Andrew Edwards

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What are "Inclusive Pedagogies"? What must faculty do differently to teach inclusively?, Jean Keller, Kyhl Lyndgaard, Jeffrey DuBois, Kelly A. Berg, and Charles W. Wright

New Poems, Lawrence Schug

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Personality and Leadership Profiles of 2016 Presidential Candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Aubrey Immelman

Women in a Church of Mercy, Karen M. Kiefer

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Why 1517 matters: on the relevance of the commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Benjamin Durheim

Interfaith dialogue: bridge building, Edward P. Huff

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Experiential learning through a real and live case study model, Kingshuk Mukherjee

A practical guide on how to achieve a better work--life balance, Bret J. Benesh

Stretch your creative powers, Kaarin S. Johnston

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Climate change in Alaskan Native communities: lessons learned in adaptation and resilience, Sarah M. McLarnan

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Sustainable global medical mission work: the CSB/SJU Global Medical Brigade, Tyler J. Bruinsma

Invisible marks: representations of baptism and death in 17th-century Parisian hagiographic dramaturgy, 1630-1650, Ana Conboy

Antibiotic resistant bacteria in Minnesota lakes, Katee Meckeler

Coding, cognition, and cultivating learning: building rich internet applications for effective teaching, Benjamin Faber

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Developing policies for gender non-conforming students, Mary Geller and Doug Mullin OSB

We are many: engaging diversity in the classroom, Jason M. Schlude and Rachel Marston

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Collegebound: history, outcomes and the future of outdoor orientation at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University, Tyler Thompson

The politics of framing age in King Lear, Matthew Harkins

From stress to calm: the overstimulated college student, Julie Lynch and Patricia Klug

Know your heritage, Obbasa Ain Gallit: We Continue, Diana K. Elhard, Anna M. Cron, and Megan M. Towle

Quantifying sustainability: Ranking CSB among our peers, aspirants, and MIAC schools, Alexandra Miller

Data visualization in introductory courses, Bennett Frensko, Louis D. Johnston, and Adam Konczewski

Global leadership, cultural competence and the gospel music legacy of Sr. Thea Bowman, Deborah Pembleton

Not knowing where to begin? An approach for incorporating the Catholic/Benedictine mission into social science courses, Rodger Narloch

Submissions from 2015

Learning to be present to another: insights for Christians from Buddhism, Becky Van Ness

Old bottles but new wines: a theoretical comparison of working ethics in small Chinese firms and small Indian companies, Qiang Yan and Kingshuk Mukherjee

Exploring the literature of energy, Kyhl Lyndgaard

AIDS is a kinship disease: caring for AIDS orphans in Lesotho, Africa, Ellen Block

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Personality Profiles of 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates, Aubrey Immelman

Mismeasuring humanity, Vincent Smiles

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What is 'sustainability' and how do you know if you're 'doing it?', Alexandra Miller and Judy Purman

A reading from Mark: A Memior, Nicholas Hayes

John Courtney Murray at Vatican II: a theological adventure, Barry Hudock

Team teaching Philosophy of Music: experiences and reflections, Erica Stonestreet and Brian Campbell

Besides Aunt Jemima: a socio-historical interpretation of stereotyped images in mass media, Qiang Yan

Going to pieces: how do emotions influence learning & comprehension?, Catherine Bohn-Gettler

Listening with the ear of our heart: testimonies of courage and hope as expressed by women from the global south and north as documented in Church, Community, Creativity : an exhibit at the Haehn Heritage Museum, Rebecca Berru Davis, Ruth Feeney, and Moira Wild

Mele ‘Ōiwi: some aspects of genealogical songs in the context of Hawaiian history, Jeffrey J. Kamakahi

The muddy middle: A brief examination of the origins and implications of the separation of church and state in America, Brenda Raygor

Women and wit in the early United States, Yvette Piggush

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Culture, religion, and transition: stories of reflection and growth through international experiences, Gretchen L. Hughes

Critical thinking and the integrated self; the project of Catholic education in secondary schools, David Fremo

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My husband is now a woman? The experiences of transgender individuals in partner relationships, Lisa Platt

"I think, therefore I am"- Why should I care?, Stephen I. Wagner

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#Handsonlearning: lessons from student "takeover" of CSB/SJU social media, Tiffany Clements and Kelly Berg

He's sarcastic and she's nice: students' stereotypes of the typical male and female professor, Pamela L. Bacon

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People of faith and prophetic voices: the role of faith voters and activists in recent Minnesota political history, Eric S. Fought

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Sister Remberta Westkaemper: a fine lady and excellent field botanist, Stephen G. Saupe

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Online security, cryptography, and quantum computing, Lynn Ziegler

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Assessing a Christian's response to the annihilating self-communication of the suicide bomber, C. A. Chase

Motivation in the learning environment: Zip line or Iron Maiden?, Susan Cogdill

Submissions from 2014

Character development, ethical pluralism, and the practice of traditional Asian martial arts, Charles W. Wright

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Genocide to gaming: Cahuilla activism and the tribal casino movement, Ted Gordon

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Weathering difference: a survey of the climate at CSB/SJU, Mary Geller and Brandyn Woodard

An introduction to conservation genetics & the wildlife management genetics of invasive lizards in Florida, Robert B. Page

Everyday footprints: a bilingual poetry reading and discussion, Roy Ketchum

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Disability or creative ability: reexamining our misconceptions, Patricia Klug

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Lessons learned regarding Title IX and sexual misconduct on campus, Doug Mullin OSB

Church-as-bond: a legacy of Vatican II, C. A. Chase

Service in South Africa: orphans, school children, and social services, Mary Jane Berger OSB

Hu Ji Storytelling Festival: how can a heritage change a community, Sophia Geng

Congratulations and condolences: incorporating burden, love and community into identity as a mother of multiples, Erica Stonestreet

LinkedIn 101: connecting to alums, students, and colleagues, Erica L. Rademacher and John Clarkson

Reacting to the Past: a liberal arts pedagogy (with games from Art to STEM), Carol Brash

The gospel dancer: echoes in scripture, Karen L. Erickson

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Why are Scandinavians so happy?, John Hasselberg

Adoring Adorno: A Door to Aesthetics in a Postmodern Age?, Wendy Sterba

Saint John's Sweet Tradition: Maple Syrup, Melissa J. Bach

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Digital Natives-Digital Immigrants Engaging the Google Generation, Michael Ross

Creating Worlds Onstage: The Theater Director's "Concept" as Production Blueprint, Kaarin S. Johnston

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The Nature and Nurture of Intuition, Thomas Q. Sibley

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Beyond Basic Exercise Guidelines: Is Sitting Really the New Smoking?, Mary Stenson

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Update on Germany: Shifting Priorities and Overcoming Crises, Anna Lisa Ohm and Austin Eighan

Making the World a Wilder Place: The World Wilderness Congress and Public Perceptions of Antarctic Wilderness, Molly C. Kelly, Kathy Larrea, Stephanie J. Pinkalla, and Jessica O'Reilly

Submissions from 2013

Agent Based Modelling Across the Curriculum, Jennifer Galovich

Homo Religiosus: Does Spirituality Have a Place in Neo-Aristotelian Virtue Ethics?, David McPherson

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First Body(ies): Photographs of CSB/SJU made from egg, clay and ash, Scott K. Murphy and Sienna Kuhn

Discover Your Future, Alicia Petus and Mark Mortrude

Brewing History & The Local Craft Beer Movement, Jeannie Kenevan

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Past, Present, and Future of CSB/SJU Alcohol and Other Drug Use and Misuse, Lori Klapperich

Supporting Student Development and Academic Success: CSB's Residential Life Learning Plan, Shelby Wentworth

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Images and Observations From My Time in Pakistan, Brian Jose

Anglican Choral Music in a New Elizabethan Age: Herbert Howells and Distances, John-Bede Pauley OSB

The Politics of Judicial Supremacy, Seth W. Greenfest

Science Education in the Field: Flying Squirrel Population Sampling, Kristina Timmerman

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What's a Winter Greenhouse? A look inside the student-run Full Circle Greenhouse, Connor Klausing and Stephanie Pinkalla

Telling CSB's story: Preparing for the centennial year, Peggy L. Roske, Liz Knuth, Meg Flannery, and Megan Girgen