Benedictine University is an inclusive academic community dedicated to teaching and learning, scholarship and service, truth and justice, as inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition, the social teaching of the Church, and the principles of wisdom in the Rule of St. Benedict.
Benedictine University aspires to be a thought leader in Catholic higher education. We seek to provide a transformative and integrative educational experience grounded in Benedictine values, helping students shape lives of meaning and purpose as engaged citizens who care for the earth, welcome people of diverse faiths and cultures, and promote the common good.
The Benedictine University Library will celebrate American Archives Month this October with a series of events featuring the history of the University and the surrounding area. Archives Month events begin Wednesday October 19th at 5:00 p.m. in the Coal Ben with a presentation on the haunted history of the University and the Chicago area by guest speaker Ursula Bielski, founder of Chicago Hauntings, Inc. and a Benedictine alumna. Following the event, the University Archives and Special Collections in the University Library will offer a short tour featuring selected artifacts and rare books. Also opening on October 19th is a new exhibit in the library featuring the history of Benedictine’s campus buildings, including an exploration of their haunted pasts. Half hour mini-tours of the archives will also be offered every Wednesday at noon and 5pm through Thanksgiving. These events are free and open to the public.
Kindlon Hall (Lower Level, 2nd Floor, & 3rd Floor)
5700 College Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532
Gillett Hall (1st Floor)
225 E. Main St.
Mesa, AZ 85201
1500 N. 5th St.
Springfield, IL 62702