Carrie Johnson, an award-winning correspondent for NPR's Washington
desk, addressed graduates at Benedictine's 126th
Commencement Convocation on Saturday, May 14. A Benedictine alumna, Johnson graduated in 1994 with a degree in Literature and Communication.
For its 2016 keynote address, the Center for Civic Leadership welcomed WGN weatherman Tom Skilling and NASA scientist and climate change researcher Dr. James Hansen to campus. Hansen's talk, "Energy and Climate Change: How Can Justice Be Achieved for Young People," concluded the CCL's Youth Government Day conference, "The Politics of Science."Read More
Kat Pleviak, professional puppeteer and the founder/artistic director of the Sea
Beast Puppet Company, taught a spring 2016 class in puppetry as part of the university's annual Artist-in-Residence program. Pleviak's class—the first of its kind at Benedictine—culminated in a performance by her and members of her company, as well as one in which her students presented their original work.
Christine Fletcher (associate professor, 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.
Dr. Wilson Chen (literature)
was among a select group of scholars chosen by the Council of Independent Colleges and the Gilder Lehrman
Institute to take part in a seminar on "Slave Narratives" held at Yale
University in June 2015.
Date: September 27
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Goodwin 110
Contact: Dr. Patricia Somers email@example.com
From the official website for The Hunting Ground:
The statistics are staggering. One in five women in college are sexually assaulted, yet only a fraction of these crimes are reported, and even fewer result in punishment for the perpetrators. From the intrepid team behind The Invisible War comes The Hunting Ground, a piercing, monumental exposé of rape culture on campuses, poised to light a fire under a national debate.
In a tour de force of verité footage, expert insights, and first-person testimonies, the film follows undergraduate rape survivors pursuing both their education and justice, despite ongoing harassment and the devastating toll on them and their families.
Scrutinizing the gamut of elite Ivies, state universities, and small colleges, filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering reveal an endemic system of institutional cover-ups, rationalizations, victim-blaming, and denial that creates perfect storm conditions for predators to prey with impunity.
Meanwhile, the film captures mavericks Andrea Pino and Annie Clark, survivors who are taking matters into their own hands—ingeniously employing Title IX legal strategy to fight back and sharing their knowledge among a growing, unstoppable network of young women who will no longer be silent.
Since the film's premiere at Sundance, it had been screened at the White House and hundreds of college campuses across the country. The documentary has inspired new laws in New York and California and changes in campus policies.
Date: September 28
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Scholl 101
Event Sponsor: Dept. of Music
Contact: Ms. Kathleen Toohill (630) 829-6344 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jazz ensemble conducted by Patrick Infusino.
Date: September 29
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Kindlon Hall Fifth Floor
Event Sponsor: Benedictine University Library
Contact: Cynthia Kremer (630) 829-6054 email@example.com
Coffee and desserts will be provided. This event is open to the public.
Date: September 29
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Goodwin Hall 321
Event Sponsor: Global Studies Program, with support from a DOE-UISFL grant
Contact: Ms. Lynn Dransoff 630-829-6250 firstname.lastname@example.org
A talk by miriam cooke, Braxton Craven Professor of Arab Cultures at Duke University.
Professor cooke's research focuses on the intersection of gender and war in modern Arabic literature and Arab women writers' constructions of Islamic feminism.
Free and open to the public.
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.