Tech Talk Tuesday

We're trying something new here at CSB|SJU: Tech Talk Tuesday.  These will be short (1 hour) sessions to highlight and spread the word about new technologies and their uses across our campuses. Join us in the Creative Lab at 4:15 on September 8 to hear about how we built this website and how I'm using it in my teaching, scholarship, and service. … [Read more...]

What can I do with an Economics major?

First-year students (especially those in my introduction to economics classes) often ask this question.  I have a set of stories I tell and statistics I give them, but now I have something else: videos! Our department's video: A new video from the American Economic Association: A career in's much more than you think from American Economic Association on Vimeo. If … [Read more...]

Tom Swain and Minnesota since World War II

Trying to understand how Minnesota became “above average” since World War II is one of my intellectual passions.  I just finished Citizen Swain: Tales from a Minnesota Life by Tom H. Swain (with Lori Sturdevant) and came away with a much improved understanding on how Minnesotans accomplished this feat.  At the center of it was active civic engagement by men and women who moved between the public … [Read more...]