Campus Notebook

April 15, 2014

Faculty Notes

Joyce R. Jeewek (Education) presented a session at the Illinois Reading Council Conference on March 14 in Springfield. Her presentation, “Illinois Authors + A Basket of Books = Mentor Texts for the 6 Traits of Writing ,” was developed from a paper published earlier and was part of this year's conference theme, “Building Bridges to Literacy.”

David Marcet (Fine Arts) has a drawing featured in the “Plus+Plus+Plus” show at the Fr. Michael E. Komechak O.S.B Art Gallery, now thru June 13.

Teresa Parker (Fine Arts) has had one of her prints acquired by the Cristiano Varella Memorial Foundation, the Cancer Hospital of Muriaé, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Niina J. Ronkainen (Chemistry/Biochemistry) co-authored a book chapter with Stanley Okon, M.D. in "Advanced Healthcare Materials" (ISBN: 978-1-118-77359-8, publication date May 2014). The book, edited by Ashutosh Tiwari, Ph.D., is a part of Advance Materials Series by Wiley Scrivener Publishing. The title of the chapter is “The Role of Immunoassays in Urine Drug Screening” (Chapter 14, pp. 485-516). The book is written for readers from diverse backgrounds across chemistry, physics, materials science and engineering, medical science, pharmacy, biotechnology and biomedical engineering. It offers a comprehensive view of cutting-edge research on advanced materials for healthcare technology and applications.

Robin Rylaarsdam (Biological Sciences) published a paper, “Three intragenic suppressors of a GTPase-deficient allele of GNAS associated with McCune-Albright syndrome,” in the Journal of Molecular Endocrinology. Co-authors included current or former Benedictine students Kyle Turcic, Raquel Tobar-Rubin, Daniela Janevska, Julie Carroll, Eraj Din, Rebecca Alvarez and Jennifer Haick.

University Notes

Scholars Society Breakfaast 4-6-14 (6)

Members of the Scholar's Society were honored at a breakfast April 6

in the Legends Room of the Dan and Ada Rice Center.

Everything casino except Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci and Sharon Stone

Join Benedictine alumni for “Viva Las BenU Casino Night” from 7:00-11:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 21 in the Kindlon Hall Atrium. Show off your poker, roulette, blackjack and craps skills while Benedictine faculty and staff deal. This is an excellent opportunity to mix and mingle with friends old and new, enjoy live entertainment and bid on fabulous raffle prizes. Please direct all questions to Trente Arens, Alumni Development specialist, at (630) 829-6077 or, and be sure to visit for more information. Proceeds from the event benefit the Alumni Board Scholarship Award.

Save the date to be appreciated

Employee Appreciation Day will be held from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14 on the second floor of the Krasa Student Center.

Make Benedictine a beautiful place to live, work and play

Help the grounds crew plant seasonal garden material across campus during Beautification Day on Friday, May 16. Weather permitting, there will be a barbeque for volunteers on the basketball court north of the Krasa Center at noon. T-shirts and lunch tickets will be distributed at the water tower on the morning of Beautification Day. To RSVP, contact Kathy Rutkowski at (630) 829-6420 or

CBS' Gary McCord, Lee Trevino to speak at annual golf outing

The 20th annual President’s Invitational Golf Outing will be held Monday, July 28. Professional golfer and CBS Sports analyst Gary McCord will interview legendary golf professional Lee Trevino during the dinner. If you are interested in volunteering for the outing, purchasing a round of golf for a foursome or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Deb Smith at (630) 829-6080 or Visit for more information.

Big changes coming in summer school

Summer school is back in earnest, and to better serve students and the local community, Benedictine University has enhanced its traditional undergraduate summer courses by piloting more than 20 new offerings in an either partly or fully online format at a 50 percent reduced tuition rate. The following courses (with a BF or OL section code) will be offered this summer at Benedictine University at the discounted rate of $432.50 per credit hour: ACCT 111 Accounting I, ACCT 112 Accounting II, BIOL 340 Cell Biology, CJUS 351/PSYC 351 Research Methods in the Social Sciences, EDUC 210/PSYC 241 Educational Psychology, EDUC 355 Classroom Management, GEOG 106 Geography and Cartography, HIST 112 American History Since 1865, HUMN 250 The Contemporary World, IDS 301 Human Dignity/Common Good, INTB 101 The Global Economy, LITR 291 Topics in Literature: Comics, Film, Image Macro Reading the Visual Text, LITR 391 Advanced Topics in Literature, MATH 210 Calculus for Physical Sciences I, NUTR 200 Nutritional Science, NUTR 345 Science of Nutrition and Fitness, PHYS 106 Astronomy, PSYC 100 Survey of Psychology, PSYC 291 Selected Topics, PSYC 391 Topics: Conservation Psychology, SPCH 110 Basic Speech and THEO 101 Theology of Love. The robust existing “traditional” course offerings in Anthropology, Biochemistry, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communications, Criminal Justice, Education, Finance, Fine Arts, Health Science, History, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Nutrition, Physics, Psychology and Sociology will be offered at the existing rate of $865 per credit hour.

Faculty invited to attend 'Writing Across the Curriculum' seminar

Faculty members are invited to attend the "Writing Across the Curriculum" seminar from 3:00-4:15 p.m. on Friday, May 2, "Research Writing in Business," with Tom Nicholas. For more information, contact Jean-Marie Kauth at (630) 829-6272 or

You don’t have to empty your pockets to help “Empty Bowls”

Faculty and staff are asked to donate items to an “Empty Bowls Food Drive” through April 17. The drive is being organized by sophomore Sana Quadri as part of her Arthur J. Schmitt Scholarship Project and BenU UNICEF Hunger Week. Items such as canned meats, canned pasta, chunky soup, juice, snacks and crackers, dry pasta, spaghetti sauce, tomato products, facial tissue and paper towels may be dropped off in the Krasa Center, Room 055 and on the fourth floor of Kindlon Hall. For more information, contact

Learn how to be smart with your finances at Money Smart Week

The undergraduate College of Business, Student Activities and U.S. Bank are sponsoring two events on campus addressing financial literacy. The first event will be held from 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15 in the Krasa Presentation Room and will be an exciting presentation geared toward students called “Big Money.” It features an outside presenter and chances for students to win money and possibly try their hand in the “money machine.” The second event will be held from 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 17 in the Krasa Presentation Room and will be a panel presentation related to financial planning, health care insurance options and financial issues for recent graduates. The events are part of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Money Smart Week program. For more information on Money Smart Week, please visit

UNICEF Hunger Banquet raises hunger awareness

BenU UNICEF is sponsoring a Hunger Banquet from 6:00-9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16 in Rooms ABC of the Krasa Student Center to raise awareness of the unequal distribution of resources in the world and shed light on one of the world’s most solvable problems – hunger.  The program begins at 6:00 p.m. with a presentation at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $20 for adults. Children under 8 are free. To RSVP, please visit For more information, contact All proceeds support UNICEF’s work with children facing hunger in the Sahel Region of Western Africa.

Get information on staying healthy at Health Fair

Learn about diabetes at the Health and Nutrition Fair from 2:00-5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 17 at Villa St. Benedict. The free fair will feature informational, interactive and fun booths on carbohydrate counting, glucose self-monitoring and portion sizes. There will be free prizes, snack food giveaways, blood pressure checks, and body composition, mini fitness and balance assessments.

Commencement Fair has it all for graduates

The May 2014 Commencement Fair will be held from 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 22-23, on the first floor of the Krasa Student Center. Graduates-to-be can pick up their cap and gown (these are the only dates caps and gowns will be available, pick up inclement weather tickets, obtain Commencement information, have their cap and gown picture taken by a GradImages photographer, receive information about alumni benefits and Office of Career Development services, purchase a class ring and/or diploma frame, order personalized announcements, discuss financial obligations, and participate in a raffle and enjoy refreshments. For more information, graduates can go to

Former DNC chair Howard Dean to talk at Benedictine

Past chair of the Democratic National Committee and former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean will visit Benedictine University to discuss his experiences in politics, the future of the Democratic Party and his views on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22 on the second floor of the Krasa Student Center. The public is invited and encouraged to attend this free event. Dean will also visit with local high school and community college students to discuss “Reforming Health Care in the United States” as part of the CCL’s Youth Government Day, an annual event at Benedictine created to engage young people on the importance of government by examining some of the most pressing political issues affecting their country, state and community.

Come for a day, stay for a degree

Admitted Student Day will be held from 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 24 in the Krasa Student Center. Check-in is from 9:00-9:30 a.m.

Run for fun at AMSA's annual fun run

The 5th Annual American Medical Students Association (AMSA) 5K Fun Run will be held Sunday, April 27. To register, go to

Celebrate you at Benedictine Philanthropy Day

Did you give to the University this year? Then celebrate you at Benedictine Philanthropy Day, “Our Legacy Grows with Giving Hearts.” Your financial support of the University and donations to the Vacation Donation Program exemplify the spirit of giving and of the caring community at Benedictine University. Donors will have received an invitation via email to the Ice Cream Social – featuring a variety of ice cream, toppings, cookies and lemonade – from 1:30-3:00 p.m. on Monday, April 28 in the Krasa Center, Rooms ABC to help us celebrate the giving spirit of the Benedictine community. Invitees can also participate in a “White Elephant” event during the ice cream social. Just bring in your new or like-new household items such as glassware, décor items, picture frames, games, office supplies or Benedictine wear to the Office of the Annual Fund located in Krasa Center, Room 035B, prior to the event (Please do not bring food, perishables, plants, books, clothing, children’s toys or joke items). A drawing to determine the winners of these items will be held at the ice cream social. Reduce, reuse, recycle and reinvest in others. For more information, contact Jill Poskin at (630) 829-6366 or

Hot dogs, burgers and...warm weather?

Benedictine University Police and Student Health Services will host the annual Finals Cookout from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29. Due to construction of the College of Business building, the location for the cookout is yet to be determined. Students are invited to come for a hotdog or hamburger, chips and drink after a hard morning of studying for finals.

Eat, drink and fete top students in History, etc.

All History, Philosophy and Religious Studies students, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to the Annual Awards Reception on Thursday, May 1 in the Kindlon Hall Atrium. The reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., while the program will start 6:30 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available at the reception. While it is free to attend, donations will be accepted for the Fr. Phillip Timko, O.S.B. Scholarship. This year’s keynote speaker will be Doug Wildes, Class of 2002, assistant principal of curriculum and instruction at Addison Trail High School. Please RSVP at or to Nicole Placek at by Friday, April 25.

Celebrate Benedictine's best and brightest at Hooding and Honors

The Spring 2014 Hooding and Honors Ceremony will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 2 in the Rice Center Arena. For more information, contact Donna Madia at (630) 829-1143.

Commencement scheduled at the Sports Complex (weather permitting) on May 10

The Spring 2014 Commencement Ceremony will be held Saturday, May 10 at the Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex. The day begins with a Commencement Mass at 7:45 a.m. at St. Procopius Abbey. Students should report to Kindlon Hall at 8:30 a.m. for lineup. Commencement begins at 9:45 a.m. followed by an undergraduate reception at the Quad at 11:30 a.m. Graduate students should report to Kindlon Hall for lineup at 1:45 p.m. Commencement begins at 2:30 p.m. followed by a graduate reception at the Quad at 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact Donna Madia at (630) 829-1143 or visit

Catholic women invited to learn whether God is calling

Sacred Heart Monastery in Lisle is offering a monthly discernment program for single women who are practicing Catholics. The next program is Thursday, April 17. The program is designed to help women discover God’s call for them in this life. We believe that there is richness in religious life that needs further exposure. Single Catholic women are invited to join us and pray about this possibility, discover the privileges and responsibilities of this type of vocation, or just learn about this way of life. The program would also suit those who are making decisions about their career or serving as a missionary or volunteer. The program will be held from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month for five months. Each meeting will include a prayer form called Lectio Divina, presentations on the topic of discernment, speakers representing different ways of life, discussion with others, light snacks and a closing prayer. The program is ongoing, so you may begin at any time. Please contact Sr. Christine Kouba, O.S.B., at (630) 977-9225 or for further information or to register.

Check out the University's announcements policy before you post

Publicity announcements of general interest to faculty, staff and/or the student body of the University by academic units, University departments and/or student organizations are the only type of material(s) allowed to be posted on University property. Outside agencies must advertise via the Candor. Community announcements can be posted on the community board located in the lower level stairwell of Krasa Student Center. The Office of Career Development will distribute job opportunity announcements. All announcements must meet the educational goals and promote the mission of the University. Before posting a publicity announcement, please refer to the University's policy located here: S:\University Info\Policies and Procedures\Posting Publicity Announcements Policy.docx. Any announcements found in violation of this policy will be removed and discarded.

Got parents? Give 'em Hope.

Parent Programs offers a one-stop service for parents of Benedictine University students. The program responds to parent inquiries and provides information on a variety of issues to facilitate communication between parents and the University. For assistance, please contact Hope Keber, parent liaison, at or (630) 829-1127.

Use 'Goodsearch' to benefit University Ministry

When you do a search on the Internet, use the search engine "" Every time you use, the proposed church and ministry center receive $.01. In the box "I am supporting," type "Benedictine," in the drop down menu click on "Benedictine University, Lisle, IL;" then type in your search data. There is now an additional way you can use "," by downloading the "Goodsearch" toolbar at If you have any questions, contact Fr. Philip Timko, O.S.B. at (630) 829-6029 or

Taize prayer service offered third Friday of the month

A Taizé prayer service is held on the third Friday of the month at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 22 W. 415 Butterfield Road in Glen Ellyn.Call (630) 469-1394 for more information. A Taizé prayer service is also held on the first Friday of the month at Ascension Church, 815 S. East Ave. in Oak Park. Call (708) 524-1540 or visit: For more information about Taizé prayers, call Sr. Christine Kouba, O.S.B., at (630) 725-6073.

Who you going to call?

Who do you call in a medical emergency? All calls for medical assistance should be directed to University Police at (630) 829-6666 or ext. 6666 from any in-house telephone. If the situation is life-threatening, immediately dial 911. There is no need to pre-dial “8” for 911 or 6666. To expedite the response for any emergency, whether medical or psychological, do not attempt to contact Student Health Services. Their availability is not assured. University Police will respond, assess the situation and take appropriate measures.

Giving makes you feel good all over

Spread the warmth and support of the Benedictine community by giving back this year. It means so much whenever Benedictine employees support the future growth of the University – whether through a regular payroll deduction or an annual gift. We encourage more community members to participate and help us increase the percentage of faculty and staff who give back to Benedictine. This fiscal year, if you donate a total of $225 or more through a current or new payroll deduction, check or credit card, you will receive a special Benedictine scarf that will keep you warm and cozy all fall and winter. This unique item is a token of appreciation for your generosity. Limit one scarf per employee donor, while supplies last. For more information, please contact Jill Poskin at (630) 829-6366 or

Need some extra time? It's available through Vacation Donation

Time off is available for staff to use through the Vacation Donation Program if they are facing a personal emergency and have used all of their own vacation, personal and floating holiday hours. All donated time expires at the end of May. To apply for additional time, contact Jill Poskin at (630) 829-6366 or

Got some extra time? Give it back through Vacation Donation

Do you have vacation, personal or floating holiday time that you are not going to use? Donate it! Donated time will be available for Benedictine community members who may require additional time off for medical reasons, to care for a loved one, to cope with the passing of a family member or to handle personal emergencies. By donating your time, you are truly exemplifying the Benedictine spirit of caring for others and giving back. You can make a difference by donating your unused time to those who really need it. Ask today how you can donate your time to help others! Contact Jill Poskin at (630) 829-6366 or

Sunday Mass is offered on the fourth floor of Kindlon

Sunday Mass is now being said at 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. in the St. Benedict Chapel on the fourth floor of Kindlon Hall, and at 11:00 a.m. at St. Procopius Abbey. University Ministry is also providing Mass at 7:25 a.m., Monday through Friday in the St. Benedict Chapel. Please join us before work or before class.

Know a student who needs help?

The mission of the Early Alert Team (EAT) is to provide early intervention and prevention for students who are experiencing distress, engaging in harmful or disruptive behaviors, or who have been identified as at risk for personal, academic, social or financial difficulty. To file an Early Alert Referral, go to A student "complaint" is an expression of dissatisfaction concerning, a University employee, department, service, process or a University administrative action that requires clarification, investigation and/or resolution. Students wishing to file a complaint should go to For more information, contact Linda D. Owens, associate dean for Student Development, at (630) 829-6123 or

Daily workshops offered at Office of Career Development

All Benedictine University students and alumni are invited to take part in new programs and services this semester presented by the Office of Career Development located on the lower level of the Krasa Student Center in Room 012. The Career Development Technology Center now offers daily workshops from 12:30-1:20 p.m., Monday through Thursday, on resume writing and other topics. If you can’t make it to a workshop over the lunch hour, drop in during our walk-in hours – 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Monday-Tuesday and 2:30-4:30 p.m., Wednesday-Thursday – for a resume or cover letter consultation. No appointment is necessary during the walk-in periods. Also new this semester is an improved Virtual Career Center designated for Benedictine students and alumni to easily manage information, update resumes and other documents, and connect with potential employers. Read more details about our daily workshops and other news at

Health alert!

Several asthmatics have reported breathing difficulties and visited Student Health Services in recent weeks. The cause? Residual irritants from smoking in doorways, vestibules and foyers. Please be considerate of others and do not smoke in these areas. The Smoke Free Illinois Act prohibits smoking within 15 feet of any building doors, windows or HVAC intake.

Find out where the money goes

Benedictine University students are able to put down roots and blossom into game-changing professionals due to the kindness of our trustees, alumni, friends and faculty/staff. Visit the Donor Impact Report website today at to learn how donations invigorate students by providing them with exceptional academic, spiritual and social growth opportunities. Please direct all questions to Pat Ariano, executive director of University Development, at (630) 829-6003 or

Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B. Art Gallery

Come to the show and see pictures at an exhibition

The 2014 calendar of events for the University Art Collection and Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B. Art Gallery has been set: 

March 19-June 13
Plus+Plus+Plus  –  Recent Donations and Acquisitions

Fr. Michael E. Komechak O.S.B. Art Gallery
Kindlon Hall, Fifth Floor
The art gallery is pleased to present a selection of recent acquisitions and donations to the University’s permanent art collection. This exhibition will focus on works received since 2009 and will include pieces by Mauricio Lasansky, Rembrandt van Rijn, Francisco de Goya, John Pittman Weber, Gayle Stevens, Henri Matisse, Charles E. Boone, David Marcet, Mary Dritschel, Bueno Silva, Stewart Hitch, Maria Salvador, John Sevigny, Luis Soto and Susana Veloz.

April 1-June 27
Arvydas Zambulis: Sanctuary – Photographs
Kindlon Hall, Second Floor Atrium Gallery
Zambulis is a local photographer who has spent the last several years traveling Europe and the Chicago area to photograph churches and places of worship. Mesmerized by the beauty of these sanctuaries, he presents them in all their glory, full of color and rich with details. Zambulis studied photography at College of DuPage.

April 1-April 30
Fine Arts and Studio Arts – Student Artwork
Kindlon Hall, First Floor North Gallery
Student artwork from Benedictine University’s Fine Arts and Studio Arts Programs will feature projects
that were completed during the Spring 2014 Semester.

April 19-May 30
Carolyn Klima – Ceramics
Kindlon Hall, Second Floor East Gallery
Klima, a graduating senior, will present sculptural ceramics as a part of the program requirements for her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

April 19–June 27
High School Art Student Exhibition
IC Catholic Prep
Kindlon Hall, First Floor South Gallery
High school students, grades 9-12, will exhibit their recent work from IC Catholic Prep High School in Elmhurst. Examples of class projects in drawing, painting, digital and mixed media will be included.

Sunday, May 4
First Sunday Tea and Art Lecture Series
Lynn Mackenzie: “Contemporary Chinese Art”
Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B. Art Gallery
Kindlon Hall, Fifth Floor North
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Please join us in an enlightening lecture about the state of contemporary Chinese art, its major artists and the scope of their work in the 21st century. Mackenzie is a lecturer of Art History at Benedictine University and Professor Emeritus from College of DuPage. She earned a Ph.D. in Art History from Northern Illinois University, and is author of the definitive text exploring non-western art called “Non-Western Art: A Brief Guide.”
Tea and refreshments will be served.

May 5–May 30
Benedictine University Art Appreciation Honors Class
Mixed Media Exhibition
Kindlon Hall, First Floor North Gallery
Student artwork from Benedictine University’s Fine Arts program will feature projects in drawing, relief printmaking and the art appreciation honors courses taught by Jennifer Scavone, lecturer in the Benedictine University Department of Fine Arts.

June 6-June 30
Benedictine University Student Printmakers
Kindlon Hall, First Floor North Gallery
Student artwork from Benedictine University’s Fine Arts program will feature projects in drawing, relief printmaking and the art appreciation honors courses taught by Teresa Parker, lecturer in the Benedictine University Department of Fine Arts and curator of the Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B. Art Gallery.

Sunday, September 7
First Sunday Tea and Art Lecture Series
Teresa J. Parker: "Spanish Colonial Art”
Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B. Art Gallery
Kindlon Hall, Fifth Floor North
2:00-4:00 p.m.
The mixtures of cultural, religious and decorative styles found in Mexico and Peru during the 16th century are out of this world. Parker, curator of the Benedictine University Art Collection, will discuss the origins of some of these practices and show examples of art and decorative arts. Parker is a practicing artist and has been curating exhibitions for more than 20 years. She earned a Master of Fine Arts  from Illinois State University.
Tea and refreshments will be served.

Sunday, October 5
First Sunday Tea and Art Lecture Series
David Oulette, Ph.D.: “The Mayan Creation Myth of Popul Vuh”
Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B. Art Gallery
Kindlon Hall, Fifth Floor North
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Oulette will give an engaging discussion about the ancient pre-Columbian Popul Vuh codex and how it helped shape the Mayans’ belief about creation and death.  Oullette is an instructor of Art History at College of DuPage and earned a Ph.D. in Art History from Northern Illinois University.
Tea and refreshments will be served.

Sunday, November 2
First Sunday Tea and Art Lecture Series
William Scarlato: “Modernism”
Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B. Art Gallery
Kindlon Hall, Fifth Floor North
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Scarlato, professor of Art and chair of the Department of Fine Arts at Benedictine University, will discuss the topic of 20th century Modernism and its application to the human figure. Scarlato is an exhibiting painter and printmaker, who earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from Yale University.
Tea and refreshments will be served.

Sunday, December 7
First Sunday Tea and Art Lecture Series

Lecture to be announced
Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B. Art Gallery
Kindlon Hall, Fifth Floor North
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Tea and refreshments will be served.

Healthy Table

Eat smart at Easter!

Easter is a holiday that often brings the family together with a warm delicious meal at the table. While it easy to go overboard on a large feast, let your health enjoy Easter time, too. Here are some tips to enjoy the holiday and be healthy:

• Drink plenty of water. Place thin cucumber and lemon slices in your water glass for additional flavor.

• Fill up on vegetables. Before you dive into the cheese plate or Easter basket full of candy, munch on a plate full of veggie sticks or salad. The fiber will fill you up, so you are less inclined to overindulge in butter and sugary foods.

• Remember your serving sizes. Serve half of the plate with vegetables, a quarter with grains and a quarter with protein. Remember, one thumb equals one serving of cheese.

• Enjoy bread and candy last. After you've filled up on vegetables and protein, then enjoy the bread and butter, Peeps, jellybeans or chocolate-covered caramels. While it's tempting to inhale five or six candies in one sitting, slow down and thoroughly savor each bite.

Healthy Table offers free nutrition information, education, counseling, screening and more. Healthy Table is available for individual sessions, group presentations, health fairs and other health-related activities. We are located in Birck Hall, Room 230. For appointments, call (630) 829-6518 or “like” and message us on Facebook at Healthy Table at Benedictine University. You can also follow us on Twitter at @Healthy_table1.

Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau

Don’t know what to do with your old, used flag?

The Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau is now a central location for the retirement of American flags. Citizens who have old flags which have become worn beyond repair may retire their flag properly by donating it to the Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony on Monday, May 26 in downtown Lisle. A collection box will be located in the lobby of the Lisle Village Hall, 925 Burlington Ave., from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Donations will be accepted through Friday, May 23. For more information, contact Katie Palombit at (630) 769-1000 or, or visit

BenU Athletics 

Keep up with the Eagles!

Keep up to date with the spring schedule changes due to weather.

The Benedictine baseball team made it five consecutive wins with a Saturday sweep of Wisconsin Lutheran.

The Benedictine University softball team finished a busy week with a sweep of Milwaukee School of Engineering on Sunday.

The Benedictine men’s lacrosse team added to a school record win total by charging past Defiance in Ohio.

The Benedictine men’s track and field team hosted its first meet of the season and claimed fifth place at the Eagle Invite.

The Benedictine women’s track and field team competed at the Eagle Invite on Saturday.

The Benedictine women’s lacrosse team scored 12 goals in the second half but fell one short in a loss to Beloit.

Upcoming Athletic Events

Tuesday, April 15


BenU vs. Elmhurst (DH)
Village of Lisle/Benedictine Sports Complex
3:00 p.m.

Men’s Golf
BenU vs. Dominican
Woodridge, Ill. – Seven Bridges
3:00 p.m.

BenU at Aurora
Aurora, Ill.
5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 16

BenU at Aurora
Aurora, Ill.
5:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 17

Men’s and Women’s Track and Field
BenU at Wheaton Don Church Twilight
Wheaton, Ill.
1:00 p.m.

BenU at Beloit (DH)
Beloit, Wis.
3:00 p.m.

Women’s Lacrosse
BenU at North Central
Naperville, Ill.
7:00 p.m.

Friday, April 11

Women’s Golf

BenU at Eagle Invite
West Chicago, Ill. – St. Andrews
10:00 a.m.

Saturday, April 19

Women’s Golf
BenU at Eagle Invite
West Chicago, Ill. – St. Andrews
10:00 a.m.


BenU vs. Edgewood (DH)
Village of Lisle/Benedictine Sports Complex
12:00 p.m.


BenU vs. Concordia Wisconsin (DH)
Village of Lisle/Benedictine Sports Complex
12:00 p.m.

Men’s Lacrosse

BenU at Concordia Wisconsin
Mequon, Wis.
1:00 p.m.

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to the following members of the University community for the days of April 15-May 31:

Marilyn Cermak - April 15, Student Success Center
Christopher Birks - April 16, Communication Arts
Kimberly Sgarbossa - April 17, New Student Advising Center
Diane Battistella - April 19, Financial Aid
Elizabeth Bell - April 21, Teacher Education Preparation
Joseph Freitag - April 21, Athletics
Jessica Jelinek - April 21, Athletics
Jayne Wechsler - April 21, Dining Services
Michael Fitzgerald - April 22, Dining Services
Wayne Haffey - April 22, Benedictine University Police
Georgeen Polyak - April 22, Public Health (M.P.H.)
Alton Nobles - April 23, Admissions
Shannon Rauch - April 23, Mesa Operations
Xiaojin Yu - April 25, International Programs and Services
Sunil Chand - April 26, Center for Higher Education and Organizational Change
William Torres - April 26, Benedictine University Police
Feifei Li - April 27, College of Liberal Arts
Monica Miller - April 27, Residence Life
Andrea Swanson - April 27, Campus Planning, Design and Construction Management
Jason Burr - April 28, Athletics
Maria de la Camara - April 28, College of Liberal Arts
Susan Mikula Christie - April 28, History
Pedro Guerrero - April 29, Campus Services
John Thornburg - April 29, Psychology/Sociology
Lynne Schrott - April 30, Career Development
Wilbert Watkins - April 30, Music

Kathleen Schottenhamel-May 1, Admissions
Lindsey Brach-May 1, New Student Advising
Roling Gunhild-May 2, Dining Services
Amir Ouranus-May 2, Information Technology
Brenda Zdenek-May 3, Business and Finance Services
Vincent Gaddis-May 4, History
Mary Ocasek-May 4, Benedictine Library
Jesse Horton-May 5, Physical Plant Department
Anne Madden-May 5, University Ministry
Niina Ronkainen-Matsuno-May 5, Chemistry/Biochemistry
Anthony Siebers-May 5, Mesa Operations
Emily Payne-May 6, Student Activities
Louis Simios-May 6, Auxiliary Enterprises
Eileen Clark-May 7, Computer Science
Donna Ivancevic-May 7, Campus Planning, Design and Construction
Edgar Hernandez-May 8, Campus Services
Carlos Herrera-May 8, Campus Services
Theresa Sak-May 9, Business Learning Team
Jean White-May 9, Enrollment Center
Mariana Rodriguez-May 11, Campus Services
Chad Treisch-May 12, Campus Planning, Design and Construction
Lynn Chambers-May 13, Admissions
Deborah Kirk-May 13, Business and Finance Services
Soyon Lee-May 16, International Business and Economics
Thomas Madia-May 16, Financial Aid
Margaret Richey-May 16, Nursing and Health
Steven Hermann-May 17, Stewardship
Jonathan Valentin-May 17, Campus Services
Julie Davis-May 18, Nutrition
Michael Carroll-May 19, Mesa Operations
Dawn Smith-May 19, College of Business
Erica George-May 20, College of Education and Health Services
Bradley Wilcoxon-May 20, Benedictine University Police
Jian Tang-May 21, Information Technology
Maraea Mason-May 21. Financial Aid
Alison Ridge-May 22, Nursing and Health
Craig Terdich-May 22, Campus Services
Rita George-Tvrtkovic-May 23, Religious Studies
Jay Dunn-May 24, Benedictine University Police
Adrienne Hickey-May 24, Financial Aid
Tim Kazmierczak-May 26, Campus Services
Kenneth Reuter-May 26, Business and Finance Services
Beverly Uebel-May 26, Dining Services
Deborah Hellmuth-May 27, Center for Values-Driven Leadership
Amy Drew-May 28, Adult Accelerated Enrollment
Daniel Confolone-May 30, Dining Services
Kathleen Costanza-May 31, Marketing and Communications
Peter Nelson-May 31, Physics and Engineering

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Marketing and Communications

Gary Kohn
Assoc. Vice President
Marketing and Communications
(630) 829-6095
Naperville Operational Center

Jody Conidi
Project Manager
(630) 829-6068
Lownik Hall
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.