Saint Ben's @ Home: The Role of Food, Health and Community at Saint Ben's

April 20th at 7:00 PM CDT

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The mission and identity of Saint Ben’s as a college for women is the essence of who we are. As we move with our partners at Saint John’s University toward a single president, it’s important to define exactly what being a college for women means. After all, alumnae, students and friends of both Saint Ben’s and Saint John’s share the importance of strengthening our individual identities even as we work toward sensible integration.

Join us this month as we look at the role of food on our campus and in our community. Food and fellowship go hand in hand. As a community founded by Benedictines, we understand the significance of gathering to break bread. Most alumnae have favorite memories of meals shared, from the basement of the Main Building to the openness of the Gorecki Center. For others though, food insecurity on campus has been a very real threat.

We'll take a look at what it’s like to meet the changing tastes of a whole campus – and what makes things different when that campus is a college for women. We’ll explore nutrition, variety and sustainable practices. And we’ll also look back and share memories of some of everyone’s favorites.

 Moderator Kathy Hansen (CSB VP of Institutional Advancement) will sit down with:

• Emily Heying, nutrition faculty

• Kim Poganski, director of culinary services

• Phil Paulson, chef and culinary manager