Faculty Spotlight

Teach-In on Social Justice and Race 2017 

Dr. Wilson Chen, Dr. Fannie Rushing, and Dr. Pat Somers
coordinated the "Teach-In on Social Justice & Race," drawing 1,200 participants to BenU on March 6, 2017.

 

Upcoming Events

Oct
26
S.A.N.D. Meeting
Main Campus in Lisle
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Event Details

S.A.N.D. Meeting

Date: October 26

Time: 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Birck 231

Event Sponsor: Nutrition Department

Contact: SAND Club   

Event Description:

Please see flyer for details

Nov
3
Fr. Gregory Boyle, S.J., "Tattoos on the Heart: Healing Hospitality"
Main Campus in Lisle
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Event Details

Fr. Gregory Boyle, S.J., "Tattoos on the Heart: Healing Hospitality"

Date: November 03

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Goodwin Hall Auditorium

Event Sponsor: The Office of the President, Campus Ministry, and the Center for Civic Leadership

Contact: Jean-Marie Kauth    jkauth@ben.edu

Event Description:

Fr. Gregory Boyle, S.J., is the founder and director of Homeboy Industries, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit which employs and trains hundreds of former gang members every year.

An acknowledged expert on gangs and intervention approaches, Boyle’s presentations for leaders on hope as a powerful tool have made him a popular speaker. He has given commencement addresses at numerous universities and has spoken at conferences for teachers, social workers, criminal justice workers and many others about the importance of adults’ attention, guidance and unconditional love in preventing youth from joining gangs.

This event is free and open to the public.

Nov
5
First Sunday Tea and Talk Art Lecture Series: "David Marcet: Figure Painting"
Main Campus in Lisle
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Event Details

First Sunday Tea and Talk Art Lecture Series: "David Marcet: Figure Painting"

Date: November 05

Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Komechak Art Gallery (Kindlon 5th floor)

Contact: Ms. Cathy Gaddis    (630) 829-1873    cgaddis@ben.edu

Nov
14
Charlie Sykes, "Identities and Belonging in the Trump Era: One Conservative's View"
Main Campus in Lisle
7:00 PM
Event Details

Charlie Sykes, "Identities and Belonging in the Trump Era: One Conservative's View"

Date: November 14

Time: 7:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Goodwin Hall auditorium

Event Sponsor: Center for Civic Leadership

Contact: Dr. Phil Hardy    phardy@ben.edu

Event Description:

Charlie Sykes is a prominent news contributor, author and public speaker, having extensive speaking experience in issues of higher education, politics and our “alternative reality” media. He is currently an MSNBC/NBC News contributor, where he appears about six times a week. He was previously one of Wisconsin’s top-rated conservative talk show hosts for 23 years and is best known for his confrontation with Donald Trump in March 2016. He was also the co-host of the National Public Radio show “Indivisible,” which originated from WNYC public radio.

He is the author of eight books including, “A Nation of Victims: The Decay of the American Character,” “A Nation of Moochers: America’s Addiction to Getting Something for Nothing,” and “Fail U.: The False Promise of Higher Education.” Sykes’ newest book is “How the Right Lost Its Mind.”

This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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