We hope you all had a Happy Easter holiday this past Sunday!
James Pelech, Ph.D., (Teacher Education Preparation) hosted a virtual research conference with faculty from Charles University in the Czech Republic. Alandra Devall, Ph.D., (Teacher Education Preparation) and her students presented their work on student learning via YouTube videos, and Pelech and his students presented their research on the effectiveness of the quizzing process as a learning tool. Doctoral students from Charles University presented their research on language learning. Both universities plan for this to be the first of a series of virtual conferences.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Jen Zingg at email@example.com.
Congratulations to the Class of 2017!
The 127th Commencement Convocation for associate and bachelor's degree recipients will be held at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, at the Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex. The ceremony for master's and doctoral degree recipients will begin at 9:45 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, at the Rice Center. There will be a reception immediately after each ceremony in the Campus Quad. In case of inclement weather, the ceremonies will be held in the Rice Center. For more information, go to 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Upcoming Admissions events include Transfer Admitted Day on Friday, April 28, and 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.
Upcoming Athletic Events (Subject to Change due to Weather)
Tuesday, April 18
Wednesday, April 19
Thursday, April 20
Saturday, April 22
Sunday, April 23
Graduation day is almost here!
Benedictine University at Springfield will hold Commencement Convocation ceremonies on Sunday, May 14, for bachelor's degree recipients at 11:00 a.m., and for master's and doctoral degree recipients at 2:00 p.m. in Angela Hall. The Baccalaureate Mass will be at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 12, in the Sacred Heart Chapel. The Awards and Hooding ceremony will be at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 12, in the Angela Hall gym.
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.
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