Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Wilson Chen 

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.

 

Upcoming Events

Jan
25
Meet the Artist Reception: Bunky Echo-Hawk & Joe Yazzie
Main Campus in Lisle
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Event Details

Meet the Artist Reception: Bunky Echo-Hawk & Joe Yazzie

Date: January 25

Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Komechak Art Gallery (Kindlon Hall, fifth floor)

Event Sponsor: Komechak Art Gallery

Contact: Ms. Cathaleen Gaddis    (630) 829-6320    cgaddis@ben.edu

Event Description:

Join us for a wine and appetizer reception to welcome Bunky Echo-Hawk and Joe Yazzie, whose work appears as part of the "Contemporary Native American Artists" exhibition that begins on August 22. This is an opportunity not only to meet and discuss the exhibition with the artists, but to gather with other artists, faculty, students and the local art community.

Feb
5
First Sunday Tea & Talk Art Lecture Series: "Chocolate and Cupid's Arrow"
Main Campus in Lisle
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Event Details

First Sunday Tea & Talk Art Lecture Series: "Chocolate and Cupid's Arrow"

Date: February 05

Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Komechak Art Gallery (Kindlon Hall, fifth floor)

Event Sponsor: Komechak Art Gallery

Contact: Ms. Cathaleen Gaddis    630-829-6320    cgaddis@ben.edu

Event Description:

A lecture by Teresa J. Parker, Komechak Art Gallery curator, art historian, and Benedictine University faculty member.

First Sunday Tea and Talks are open to the public, admission is free, and refreshments are served.

Mar
5
First Sunday Tea & Talk Art Lecture Series: "Women in the Arts: The Influence of Zaha Hadid"
Main Campus in Lisle
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Event Details

First Sunday Tea & Talk Art Lecture Series: "Women in the Arts: The Influence of Zaha Hadid"

Date: March 05

Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Komechak Art Gallery (Kindlon Hall, fifth floor)

Event Sponsor: Komechak Art Gallery

Contact: Ms. Cathaleen Gaddis    630-829-6320    cgaddis@ben.edu

Event Description:

Speaker tba.

First Sunday Tea and Talks are open to the public, admission is free, and refreshments are served.

Mar
9
Lecture: Journalist Rukmini Callimachi
Main Campus in Lisle
7:00 PM
Event Details

Lecture: Journalist Rukmini Callimachi

Date: March 09

Time: 7:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Goodwin Hall Auditorium

Event Sponsor: The Center for Civic Leadership

Contact: Jen Zingg    (630) 829-6460    jzingg@ben.edu

Event Description:

Rukmini Callimachi
Award-winning journalist and foreign correspondent

As a foreign correspondent for The New York Times and The Associated Press, Rukmini Callimachi has covered 20 foreign countries and exposed the inner workings of terrorist organizations. Her George Polk Award-winning series, “Underwriting Jihad,” revealed that ransoms paid by European governments had become one of the main sources of financing for al-Qaida. Another series, “The Al-Qaida Papers,” uncovered internal procedures of the extremist organization, including their expense reporting process and correspondence from the man considered the general manager of the terrorist network.

Callimachi was born in Romania, but fled with her mother and grandmother when she was 5 years old and ultimately immigrated to the United States. She began her reporting career as a freelancer for Time magazine, covering the Gujarat earthquake in 2001, before covering city hall at The Daily Herald from 2001-2003. She joined the Portland bureau of The Associated Press and moved to New Orleans in 2006 to cover the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

A two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, Callimachi is a recipient of the Michael Kelly Award and the first journalist to win both the Hal Boyle Award and the Bob Considine Award in the same year.

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