A professor and lawyer, Michelle Alexander is author of the New York Times bestseller The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Her address is sponsored by the Center for Civic Leadership as part of its 2015 Youth Government Day program.
The Department of Language and Literature will sponsor its eleventh annual Open Mic Night and Poetry Slam—one of BenU's most popular and well-attended extracurricular events. Music, food, and poetry, with prizes for the best poems.
In "Pick a Card," students of the spring
2015 Artist-in-Residence course (Theater Performance) utilize the
of Neo-Futurism to present a unique, unpredictable showcase of short works written from their own lives and perspectives. Free and open to the public.
The Department of Art presents a faculty-refereed exhibit showcasing the best student graphic arts work. A reception will also be held on Thursday, April 23, from 3:00-4:15 pm.
Professor Christine Fletcher (theology) has been awarded a $50,000 program development grant by the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVue). Just one of 34 institutions to receive the grant, Benedictine will use the funds to develop a University-wide initiative to facilitate and emphasize vocation discovery across academic disciplines.
Situated at the heart of the University, Benedictine's College of Liberal Arts provides students with unparalleled access to innovative, in-depth instruction in the humanities and social sciences. Our classes and programs emphasize rigorous, engaged learning, preparing students to live and work in a rapidly-changing world by cultivating their critical thinking skills and their abilities of self-expression.
The College is home to 37
full-time faculty and seven departments. In addition to a variety of
minors, concentrations, and interdisciplinary programs, it offers
students a choice of over 20 majors and two graduate programs in disciplines
ranging from literature, philosophy, and music to psychology, political
science, and more. The College also houses the University's Writing Program, Scholars Program, Artist-in-Residence Program, and Center for Civic Leadership, all of which contribute significantly to the Benedictine undergraduate experience.
Please explore our site to learn more about the majors and minors
offered by the College of Liberal Arts, as well as about its many
unique programs and opportunities for interdisciplinary study. You can
also find information about the College's departments and faculty, with additional details about course offerings, degree requirements, and special events.