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 activities and events celebrating the history of the University. Events will include:
October 4th – throughout the month: Roving Archives at surprise locations around campus
Sundays, beginning October 6th: Weekly Photo Caption Contest
October 7 – 30th: Ben U History trivia contest
American Archives Month culminates on Wednesday, October 30th with the Open Archives: Discovering Hidden Treasures event in the Benedictine University Library, Kindlon Hall 2nd floor from 4 to 6 pm. Open Archives is an open house style event, providing the Ben U community with a chance to chance to see and handle some of the university’s oldest and rarest university items. In addition to taking one of the White Glove Archives Tour, with the opportunity for hands-on access, attendees can learn more about the preservation and development of these unusual items, participate in the trivia contest, and learn about upcoming Archives programs. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, visit the Archives at ben.edu/archives or contact Archives & Special Collections Librarian Julie Wroblewski.
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