REDTalks 2014


REDTalks 2014


is a unique learning event that blends Bennie and Johnnie fun and camaraderie with fast-paced presentations about captivating ideas that spawn from inspiring people within our CSB/SJU community.

Our second annual REDTalks event kicks off on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at an exciting new location: the Brave New Workshop’s Experimental Thinking Centre. We are excited to partner with the ETC as one of their selected Project 824 events which aim to showcase innovative ideas.

This year’s event will feature fast-paced presentations, 5-15 minutes in length, from captivating CSB/SJU students, faculty, staff and alums. Join us for a fascinating evening of intellect, served tapas style!


Tickets are $12 and sell out fast. Get yours now!
Complimentary hors d’oeuvres & cash bar available

Event agenda

5:30 p.m. Happy Hour & Social

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Program
(There will be a brief intermission and time afterwards to socialize.)


John Tuvey '89, Senior NFL Analyst at The Huddle
"Fantasy Football from a Lineman's Point of View"

Amy Kuebelbeck '86, Award-Winning Writer/Reporter, Author, Speaker
"A Gift of Time: Continuing Pregnancy When a Baby's Life is Expected to be Brief"

Jon Armajani, CSB/SJU Associate Professor of Theology
"Perspectives on Relations between Iran and the United States"

Beth Leipholtz '15, CSB Junior Communication Major, Journalist
"Humans of New York Project Arrives at CSB/SJU"

Shane Miller, CSB/SJU Associate Professor of Communication, Gender Studies Chair
"What is a Monster?"

Natalie Keane '13, AmeriCorps Volunteer in Service to America
"CSB/SJU Community Kitchen"

Cody Groen '14, SJU Senior Biology Major, Botanist
"Plants Through a New Lens: Botanical Time-Lapse"

Sally Koering Zimney '99, Presentation Consultant and Coach
2014 REDTalks Emcee

Scott Zimmer '00, Generations Keynote Speaker at BridgeWorks
"When Generations Connect"

Mary Stenson, CSB/SJU Assistant Professor of Exercise Science & Sport Studies
"Sitting is the New Smoking"

Lori Klapperich, CSB/SJU Assistant Director of Health Promotion
"The Bystander Effect"

Parking & Directions
Parking options
824 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN (map)


The CSB/SJU Young Alum Committee strives to enrich the lives of young alums (10 years or less out of college) both personally and professionally, in a fun way, beyond the walls of campus. We host great events that connect alums with each other and their alma maters, strengthen friendships and build new ones, and support the missions of Saint Ben's and Saint John’s as nationally-leading residential, liberal arts institutions founded in the Catholic, Benedictine tradition. More information.

The Experimental Thinking Centre (ETC) was designed with flexibility, quality and innovation in mind. In the spirit of improvisation and the Brave New Workshop, the ETC is a sophisticated canvas for your vision.

Contact Information
Kristin Sawyer Lyman '00
Ryan Minnehan '10

Date & Location
Date: 4/9/2014
Time: 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: Brave New Workshop
Experimental Thinking Centre
824 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403 (map)