Honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

2019 Events

networking night

PEOPLE TO PEOPLE
Join us for An evening of networking, pizza and refreshments with students, alumni, faculty and staff as we kick-off four days of honoring the memory of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King At Benedictine University

Friday, January 18

Kickoff Event: Networking Night
Coal Ben
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
 
BenU mosaic

JOIN US AT HOPE HOUSE
Join members of our Benedictine University community and the staff of BenU Campus Ministry as they serve meals and beautify HOPE HOUSE. Volunteers will meet at the BenU Krasa Center at 12:00 PM and will return to campus by 4:00 PM

Saturday, January 19

Day of Service
For more information contact:
Carrie Roberts,
Director Campus Ministry
630-829-6028 | croberts@ben.edu
 

PROVIDING SAFETY AND WARMTH
The purpose of this training is to prepare volunteers to assist in the resourcing, opening, operating and closing of a Red Cross Shelter in the event one is needed. Benedictine University is the DuPage County primary shelter for the Red Cross providing a safe and warm place>PROVIDING A to stay when disasters occur in our area. The mission of the American Red Cross is to “prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.”

 

Saturday, January 19

Shelter Training
Krasa Presentation Room
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

MLK

Gaddis

"A REVOLUTION IN VALUES"
DR. VINCENT R. GADDIS

Dr. Vincent R. Gaddis is a Professor of History at Benedictine University and non-denominational Pastor who attends River Valley Community Church in Aurora, IL will preach on the values we need today. BSU Choir will perform with other guest singers and musicians.

Sunday, January 20

MLK Church Service
St. Benedict Chapel
Kindlon Hall, Fourth Floor
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
 

Story telling quotes

EVERYONE HAS A STORY TO TELL
Eight BenU Students Tell Their Personal Stories of Encounters with Racism and the Impact on Their Lives and How They, Now, View the World. Then you will get a chance to tell your personal story and receive information on the upcoming roundtable discussion groups on racism

Monday, January 21

Day of Education
Kindlon Hall, Fifth Floor
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
 

SAVE THE DATE - SHOW UP - EVERYONE HAS A STORY TO TELL!

 


2019 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Nicor Gas Scholarship Application

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Nicor Gas Scholarships assist students from Benedictine University. The scholarships are available on a competitive basis to the students of these academic institutions. Benedictine University students will receive $1,000 each towards their tuition.
Go to http://ben.awardspring.com to apply.