April 24, 2017


 

Spring has sprung at Benedictine. Enjoy the beautiful weather!


Niina J. Ronkainen (Chemistry/Biochemistry) was invited as a member of the American Chemical Society (ACS) Examinations Institute's 2018 First Term General Chemistry Committee. The committee writes and evaluates new assessment materials and reviews essential content for a General Chemistry I course. These ACS exams are used as assessment tools and as final exams by private and public universities nationwide. The year-long appointment began at the 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition in San Francisco, Calif., in April.

 

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.

Employee Appreciation Day is May 17

Employee Appreciation Day will be held from 1:00-2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, on the second floor of the Krasa Center. Faculty who have been promoted and employees who have given years of service will be recognized.

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


Transfer Admitted Student Day prepares students for the fall semester

Transfer students already admitted to the University are invited to Transfer Admitted Student Day on Friday, April 28, in the Goodwin Hall of Business. Students will have the opportunity to meet with Advising Center staff, and review transfer credit evaluations, financial aid and scholarships. Students will also be able to pay their tuition deposit, sign up for fall placement testing and learn more about their fall class schedule. 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 2017 Benny Awards will take place on May 7.

http://benueagles.com/news/2017/4/10/general-2017-benny-awards-may-7.aspx


The Benedictine men’s outdoor track and field team jumped into the Top 10 nationally.

http://naccsports.org/sports/otrack/2016-17/releases/20170418ocexcz


The Benedictine men’s outdoor track and field team finished second at Concordia Chicago.

http://benueagles.com/news/2017/4/22/mens-track-field-mens-track-and-field-places-second-at-cougar-invite.aspx


Frank Greco tossed a complete game shutout as the Benedictine baseball team split at Dominican.

http://benueagles.com/news/2017/4/22/baseball-splits-with-dominican.aspx


The Benedictine softball team notched a pair of walk-off wins in a 4-0 weekend, collecting the 25th win of the season.

http://benueagles.com/news/2017/4/23/softball-tallies-25th-win-of-the-season-after-lakeland-sweep.aspx


The Benedictine women’s lacrosse team honored the senior class before a win over Wartburg in the home finale to match the single season school record for wins.

http://benueagles.com/news/2017/4/22/late-goal-lifts-womens-lacrosse.aspx


The Benedictine women’s outdoor track and field team competed at Concordia Chicago.


The Benedictine men’s lacrosse team dropped a non-conference battle with Carthage.

http://benueagles.com/news/2017/4/22/mens-lacrosse-slowed-down-by-carthage.aspx


Upcoming Athletic Events (Subject to Change due to Weather)

Tuesday, April 25

Softball 
BenU vs. Kalamazoo College (DH)
The Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex
3:00 p.m.

Men’s/Women’s outdoor track and field 
BenU at Lewis University Quad
Romeoville, Ill.
4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 26

Baseball 
BenU vs. University of Chicago
The Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex
6:00 p.m.

Men’s lacrosse 
BenU at Milwaukee School of Engineering
Milwaukee, Wis.
7:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 27

Men’s/Women’s outdoor track and field 
BenU at Drake Relays
Des Moines, Iowa
10:00 a.m.

Friday, April 28

Men’s/Women’s outdoor track and field 
BenU at Drake Relays
Des Moines, Iowa
10:00 a.m.

Softball 
BenU at Concordia Wisconsin (DH)
Mequon, Wis.
3:00 p.m.

Women’s lacrosse 
BenU at Concordia Chicago
River Forest, Ill.
5:45 p.m.

Saturday, April 29

Men’s/Women’s outdoor track and field 
BenU at Drake Relays
Des Moines, Iowa
10:00 a.m.

Men’s/Women’s outdoor track and field 
BenU at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Drake Alternative
Whitewater, Wis.
11:00 a.m.

Softball 
BenU vs. Dominican (DH) – Senior Day
The Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex
12:00 p.m.

Baseball 
BenU at Concordia Chicago (DH)
River Forest, Ill.
12:00 p.m.

Men’s lacrosse 
BenU vs. Monmouth
The Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex
1:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 30

Baseball 
BenU vs. Rockford (DH) – Senior Day
The Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex
12:00 p.m.

Women’s lacrosse 
BenU at Loras
Dubuque, Iowa
1:00 p.m.

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




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. 

 

Students competed in a doughnut-eating contest at the Spring Pep 
Rally on Thursday, April 6. Rally attendees enjoyed food, fun and 
games in the main parking lot of the University.

 

Hooding Ceremony recognizes distinctive academic achievement

The hooding of undergraduates by a faculty or staff member chosen by the candidate begins at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 19, at the Gillett Hall Community Room. This is a tradition unique to Benedictine dating back to 1975. The ceremony gives graduating seniors the opportunity to recognize an individual who played an important part in their academic and personal development during their collegiate years.

Keep calm. It's almost time to graduate!

Benedictine University at Mesa will hold its third Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Convocation on Saturday, May 20, at 9:00 a.m. in the main auditorium of Westwood High School at 945 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Mesa, AZ. Watch the Commencement ceremony live at ben.edu/mesa/commencement.  

 
Keep up with the Redhawks! 

 

Upcoming Schedule (Subject to Change due to Weather)

Tuesday, April 25

Baseball
BenU at Mesa at Arizona Christian
Phoenix, Ariz.

3:00 p.m.

Friday, April 28

Baseball
BenU at Mesa at Providence Christian
Pasadena, Calif.
2:00 p.m.
 

Saturday, April 29

Baseball
BenU at Mesa at Providence Christian (DH)
Pasadena, Calif.
11:00 a.m.
 
Softball
BenU at Mesa at Marymount California (DH)
Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
11:00 a.m.
 
Sunday, April 30

Softball
BenU at Mesa at Marymount California (DH)
Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
12:00 p.m.


Happy Birthday to the following members of the University community for the days of April 24-April 30:

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.
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