Concert History: A Tradition in the Making

In celebration of ending another successful school year and welcoming our seniors into our alumni community, University Development Events partners with the BenU Alumni Association to co-host BenBash, a concert that has now become a springtime tradition for our students, alumni and the surrounding community. In 2012, we featured the synth-pop band, Cobra Starship, and in 2013, we were thrilled to bring the winner of American Idol's season 11, Phillip Phillips, to the newly renovated Dan and Ada Rice Center arena to showcase his noteworthy talent.

This spring event works in tandem with BenFest, our fall concert series where we celebrate the beginning of a new academic year and welcome in our incoming freshman to their first year on campus. Taking place the first weekend of the school year, BenFest provides our new and returning students with an inviting atmosphere where the true Benedictine value of community is highlighted. BenFest 2013 featured the Plain White T's with Vicci Martienez.

We encourage the university's alumni and the surrounding community to attend these exciting celebrations in support of our students.   
 

2010

The Fab Four

2011

Plain White T's

2012

All American Rejects
Cobra Starship

2013

Phillip Phillips

Upcoming Events

Jan
22
Chicago Blackhawks Alumni Outing
Main Campus in Lisle
6:30 PM
Event Details

Chicago Blackhawks Alumni Outing

Date: January 22

Time: 6:30 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: United Center, Chicago Ill.

Contact: Trente Arens    (630) 829-6077    tarens@ben.edu

Feb
8
BenU Presents: An Evening with Bill Rancic
Main Campus in Lisle
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Event Details

BenU Presents: An Evening with Bill Rancic

Date: February 08

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Goodwin Hall Auditorium

Contact: Nicole Placek    (630)829-6406    nplacek@ben.edu

Feb
23
Cocktails with the President (St. Pete Beach, FL)
Main Campus in Lisle
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Event Details

Cocktails with the President (St. Pete Beach, FL)

Date: February 23

Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Hurricane Seafood Restaurant

Contact: Trente Arens    (630) 829-6077    tarens@ben.edu

Feb
24
Cocktails with the President (Naples, FL)
Main Campus in Lisle
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Event Details

Cocktails with the President (Naples, FL)

Date: February 24

Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Shula's Steakhouse Naples

Contact: Trente Arens    (630) 829-6077    tarens@ben.edu

Mar
4
Alumni Achievement Awards
Main Campus in Lisle
5:00 PM
Event Details

Alumni Achievement Awards

Date: March 04

Time: 5:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Sorensen Hall of Leaders | Daniel L. Goodwin Hall of Business

Contact: Trente Arens    (630) 829-6077    tarens@ben.edu

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University Development Events
BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY

Deb Smith, Director, University Development Events
Phone: (630) 829-6080
E-mail: dsmith@ben.edu
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

Nicole Placek, Specialist, University Development Events
Phone: (630) 829-6406
E-mail: nplacek@ben.edu
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.