April 11, 2017

 

 

Students, faculty and staff enjoyed hot dogs, Cracker Jack and
more at Baseball Opening Day in the Krasa Center on April 5.
 

Food For Fines during National Library Week

If you are aware of any students who have overdue library books from the University Library, please encourage them to donate canned goods and other non-perishable food items in order to receive a reduction in fines during National Library Week from April 10-13. For every item donated, the library will reduce fines by $1 to a maximum of $20. All donations will be accepted at the circulation desk located in the lower level of Kindlon Hall during library hours. Donated items will benefit the West Suburban Community Pantry. For more information, visit ben.edu/library, or contact the library at (630) 829-6050 or circdesk@ben.edu.

Read it and Eat it!

Initiated by book artist Judith A. Hoffberg in 1999, Edible Books Festivals are held by libraries worldwide on or around April 1. The concept is simple: create an edible object that relates to the written word. Please join us for Benedictine University Library’s Edible Book Contest on Tuesday, April 11, from 2:00-3:30 p.m. on the second floor of the library in Kindlon Hall. View the entries and vote for your favorite. Voting ends at 2:30 p.m., and then enjoy a piece of cake! Children’s books will be for sale at the edible book festival. For more information, contact the circulation desk at (630) 829-6050, circdesk@ben.edu or visit ben.edu/library.

Take a picture with Ernie the Eagle!

Have your picture taken with Ernie the Eagle to celebrate National Library Week on Wednesday, April 12, at 11:00 a.m. on the second floor of the library in Kindlon Hall.

CPR/AED training available

Benedictine University will hold CPR and automated external defibrillator certification training classes for faculty and staff from 9:00-11:30 a.m. (first time taking class) and from 1:00-3:00 p.m. (recertification) on Thursday, April 13, and from 9:00-11:00 a.m. (recertification) and 1:00-3:30 p.m. (first time taking class) on Wednesday, April 19. The maximum class size is 10 people and will be held in the Police Training Room, located in the parking garage. To reserve a spot, contact Michi Dubes at mdubes@ben.edu or (630) 829-6364 with the date and time that works best for your schedule.

Spring artist-in-residence performances

Benedictine's Spring 2017 artist-in-residence is Jamil Khoury, founding artistic director of Silk Road Rising. Khoury will perform a staged reading, "Mosque Alert," at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18, in Goodwin Hall, Room 321. EPIC Empathic Playwriting 1 students will perform at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, May 1, in Goodwin Hall, Room 321. Khoury's performance is free and open to the public. The student performance is open to faculty, staff and students only.

STEM education encourages countless career paths

During STEM Awareness Week, BenU's American Chemical Society/Society of Physics Students Club will host U.S. Rep. Bill Foster (D-Naperville), a former Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory physicist and businessman, on Wednesday, April 19, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in Goodwin Auditorium. Foster will present “The Life as a Scientist in Congress,” which will be followed with a Q&A. This event is free and open to the public.

Lecture series explores the future of organization development

The Contemporary Trends in Change Management Lecture Series will present “The Past, the Present and the Future of OD” with Richard W. Woodman, Ph.D., and William A. Pasmore, Ph.D., from 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, in the Sorensen Hall of Leaders on the fourth floor of Goodwin Hall. Woodman is the Lawrence E. Fouraker Professor of Business and former head of the Department of Management at Texas A&M University. His research interests focus on organizational change and organizational creativity and his published work can be found in the top management, psychology and organizational leadership journals. Pasmore has been advising leaders for nearly 40 years. His clients have included GE, Procter & Gamble, Ingersoll Rand, NOVA Chemicals, Alcatel-Lucent Technologies, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc., United Airlines, Levi Strauss & Co., Unilever, Polaroid, Kaiser Permanente and Amoco Corporation, among many others. The Contemporary Trends in Change Management Lecture Series brings forth the latest scholarly work and practice in the fields of organization development and organizational change. This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, visit ben.edu/manage. 

Highly decorated former CIA agent to address global terrorism

Former CIA agent Robert Baer will present "National Security and Global Terrorism in the 21st Century" at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, in the Goodwin Hall Auditorium. Baer is one of the most accomplished agents in CIA history and was awarded the Career Intelligence Medal for his efforts. He is the author of four The New York Times bestsellers, including "See No Evil," the basis for the acclaimed film "Syriana" which earned George Clooney an Academy Award for his portrayal of Baer. Considered one of the world's foremost authorities on the Middle East, Baer frequently appears on all major news outlets. He writes regularly for Time.com, and has contributed to Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. The presentation is sponsored by the Center for Civic Leadership at Benedictine University and is free and open to the public. For more information, visit ben.edu/cclbaer, email ccl@ben.edu or contact Jen Zingg at jzingg@ben.edu.

May 1 is the Benedictine Day of Giving

Our mission is to provide students a quality education guided by the Roman Catholic tradition and our Benedictine heritage. To ensure all students have access to this Benedictine education, we need your help. Most students depend on financial help to attend or remain at Benedictine. Your support can make an impact on many. Monday, May 1, is the Benedictine Day of Giving. Give online at ben.edu/giving.

Celebrate the best and brightest at the Interfaith Baccalaureate Convocation

The Interfaith Baccalaureate Convocation will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 5, at the Rice Center. During the hooding ceremony as part of the Convocation, a faculty or staff member has the opportunity to place a hood for the first time over a student's shoulders as a symbolic passing of knowledge. Each student chooses the faculty or staff member who has played an important role in their experience at Benedictine. For more information about the Interfaith Baccalaureate Convocation, please contact Jenny Janis at jjanis@ben.edu or visit ben.edu/commencement.


Admitted Student Day allows students to learn more, tour campus

Admitted students and their families are invited to learn more about Benedictine University during Admitted Student Day on Thursday, April 20, in the Goodwin Hall of Business. Students and their families can tour campus, learn more about BenU's Scholars Program and undergraduate majors, speak with faculty, and meet with representatives from key offices including Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Life and Athletics. For more information or to schedule a personalized visit, contact the Office of Admissions at (630) 829-6300 or admissions@ben.edu. Upcoming Admissions events include Spring Visit Day on Saturday, April 29.


Annual Campus Security and Fire Report available online

Faculty, staff and students can access the Annual Campus Security and Fire Report for calendar year 2015, which is published in 2016, as required by the U.S. Department of Education, for the Lisle main campus, Naperville Operational Center, Bellwood Learning Center, and Springfield, Ill., and Mesa, Ariz., branch campuses at http://www.ben.edu/police/index.cfm


Keep up with the Eagles!

The Benedictine men’s outdoor track and field team won an event for the second consecutive weekend, bettering a field of 13 in hosting the NCAA Challenge.
http://benueagles.com/news/2017/4/8/mens-track-field-mens-track-and-field-wins-home-meet.aspx

The Benedictine softball team posted a 5-1 week, banging out 27 hits in a doubleheader sweep of Rockford to finish out the week.
http://benueagles.com/news/2017/4/9/softball-tallies-27-hits-in-rockford-sweep.aspx

The Benedictine baseball team finished a 3-1 weekend with a home split against Marian.
http://benueagles.com/news/2017/4/9/baseball-splits-with-marian.aspx

The Benedictine men’s volleyball team finished the season at 10-9 in the Midwest Collegiate Volleyball League.

The Benedictine men’s lacrosse team vaulted back into contention for the conference tournament with a win at Cornell.
http://benueagles.com/news/2017/4/8/mens-lacrosse-bests-cornell.aspx

The Benedictine women’s outdoor track and field team took sixth at the NCAA Challenge.
http://benueagles.com/news/2017/4/8/womens-track-field-womens-track-and-field-places-sixth-at-ncaa-challenge.aspx

The Benedictine women’s lacrosse team battled the elements in a loss to Illinois Tech.
http://benueagles.com/news/2017/4/5/womens-lacrosse-outscored-by-illinois-tech.aspx

The Benedictine women’s golf team hosted the two-day Benedictine Spring Invite.
http://benueagles.com/news/2017/4/9/womens-golf-hosts-spring-event.aspx

Upcoming Athletic Events (Subject to Change due to Weather)


Tuesday, April 11

Men's golf

BenU at St. Francis Invite – Inwood Golf Course

Joliet, Ill.

10:00 a.m.


Wednesday, April 12

Baseball 

BenU at St. Norbert (DH)

De Pere, Wis.

1:00 p.m.


Softball 

BenU at Aurora (DH)

Montgomery, Ill. – Stuart Sports Complex

3:00 p.m.


Women’s lacrosse 

BenU at Aurora

Aurora, Ill.

4:00 p.m.


Men’s lacrosse 

BenU vs. Concordia Chicago

The Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex

7:00 p.m.


Thursday, April 13

Men’s lacrosse 

BenU vs. Northwestern (Minn.)

The Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex

7:00 p.m.


Friday, April 14

Men’s/Women’s Outdoor Track and Field 

BenU hosts the Benedictine Relays

The Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex

12:00 p.m.


Saturday, April 15

Men’s/Women’s Outdoor Track and Field 

BenU hosts the Benedictine Relays

The Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex

10:00 a.m.


Men’s golf 

BenU at Wisconsin Lutheran

Waukesha, Wis. – Morningstar

11:00 a.m.


Softball 

BenU vs. Wisconsin Lutheran (DH)

The Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex

12:00 p.m.


Baseball 

BenU at Wisconsin Lutheran (DH)

Milwaukee, Wis.

12:00 p.m.


Monday, April 17

Baseball 

BenU vs. Aurora (DH)

The Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex

1:00 p.m.


Softball 

BenU at Milwaukee School of Engineering (DH)

Milwaukee, Wis.

3:00 p.m.


For more information on upcoming athletic events, go to ben.edu/athletics.

 

The Alumni and Friends reception held at the Mesa branch campus was 
a great opportunity to meet and connect with Benedictine supporters and
alumni on March 23. 


Spring Open House helps students learn more about BenU at Mesa

Benedictine University at Mesa will host Spring Open House from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, at Gillett Hall at 225 E. Main St. Spring Open House is for students who are ready to take the next step in their college experience or are still deciding if Benedictine is the right fit for them. Attendees can meet with current students, sit in on classes and talk with representatives from Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Life and Athletics.


Keep up with the Redhawks!



Softball goes 4-2 on the week, including a four-game sweep of rival Embry-Riddle.
http://benumesasports.com/news/2017/4/8/softball-uses-walkoff-to-sweep-weekend-against-embry-riddle.aspx

 

Upcoming Events (Subject to Change due to Weather)

Wednesday, April 12

Softball

BenU at Mesa vs. Simpson (DH)

Inter-Stake Center

Mesa, Ariz.

12:00 p.m.


Thursday, April 13

Softball

BenU at Mesa vs. Simpson (DH)

Inter-Stake Center

Mesa, Ariz.

12:00 p.m.

 

Friday, April 14

Baseball

BenU at Mesa vs. Antelope Valley

Gene Autry Park

Mesa, Ariz.

2:00 p.m.

 

Saturday, April 16

Baseball

BenU at Mesa vs. Antelope Valley

Westwood High School

Mesa, Ariz.

11:00 a.m.



Happy Birthday to the following members of the University community for the days of April 11-April 30:

Elizabeth Brown –  April 11, Marketing and Communications
Leigh Anne Harden – April 11, Biological Sciences
Grace Mirsky April 12, Computer Science and Information Systems
Deborah Sarna – April 12, Benedictine Library
Jo Wilson – April 12, Mesa Operations
Jeanette Zingg – April 12, College of Liberal Arts
Susan Ortinau – April 13, Dining Services
David Turner – April 13, Academic Affairs
Alex Larsen – April 14, School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education
Allison Wilson – April 14, Biological Sciences
Christopher Birks – April 16, Communication Arts
Lisa Haas – April 16, Ben XL Center for Experiential Learning
Sarah Shaner – April 18, Chemistry/Biochemistry
Diane Battistella – April 19, Financial Aid
Jessica Jelinek – April 21, Athletics
Jayne Wechsler – April 21, Dining Services
Michael Fitzgerald – April 22, Dining Services
Georgeen Polyak – April 22, Public Health (M.P.H.)
Casey Simon –  April 22, Women's Volleyball
Shannon Rauch – April 23, Mesa Operations
Diane Bolker – April 24, Housekeeping and Event Services
Luetta Coonrod – April 24, School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education
Heather Oxley – April 25, Facilities Management
Xiaojin Yu – April 25, International Programs and Services
Sunil Chand – April 26, Onground Ed.D.
William Torres – April 26, Benedictine University Police
Monica Miller – April 27, Residence Life
Scot Soukup – April 27, Grounds and Landscaping Services
Andrea Swanson – April 27, Campus Planning and Construction
Susan Mikula Christie – April 28, College of Liberal Arts
Benjamin Langer – April 29, Abbey Personnel
Gena Lewis – April 29, Teacher Education Preparation
John Thornburg – April 29, Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice and Clinical Psychology
Lynne Schrott – April 30, Career Development Center

If your birthday was omitted, please call the Office of Marketing and Communications at ext. 6090.
December
December 18, 2017
November
November 21, 2017

Marketing and Communications

Jody Conidi
Project Manager
(630) 829-6068
jconidi@ben.edu

Naperville Operational Center
Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.