August 21, 2017



A solemn gathering at the peace pole took place on Friday, 
August 18, in a symbolic gesture of peace and love for all humankind.

Please Note: Campus Notebook is moving from a weekly to monthly publication. It will now be published on the third Monday of each month. This means all content is due on the first Monday of each month by 4:00 p.m. Please submit content through the project request form here: ben.edu/marcom/request.cfm. If you have further questions, please contact Jody Conidi, project coordinator, at jconidi@ben.edu or (630) 829-6068.

Together we stand against hatred

The Benedictine University community came together on Friday, August 18, to reflect on the protests and violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Va. As a proudly diverse community, BenU affirmed a commitment to oppose hatred in all of its forms.

New policy prohibits smoking/tobacco use on campus

In consideration of health risks, the environmental impact of improper discarded cigarette butts and feedback from the community, the Lisle campus will prohibit tobacco products, smoking and vaping effective August 1, 2017. This policy change reinforces the University's commitment to preserving and improving the health of our students, faculty, staff and guests. The commitment to a tobacco-free campus is a shared responsibility whether or not you are a tobacco user. This decision reflects our Benedictine roots of addressing the common good and listening to the community. For more information, contact Marco Masini, vice president of Student Life, at mmasini@ben.edu or (630) 829-6006.

Benedictine goes Greek!  

“Going Greek” is an activity millions of college students have enjoyed for years as members of a fraternity or sorority. 

Soon this experience will be available to Benedictine students. 

During the 2016-2017 academic year, the Student Senate worked with faculty, staff and administrators to approve the launch of Greek Life on the Lisle campus. 

This year, Daniel Turano, assistant director of Leadership Development and the Student Advisory Board, will begin to research, design, implement, track and evaluate appropriate Greek Life organizations that align with the values of the Benedictine community. For more information and updates on this process, please contact Turano at dturano@ben.edu.


Pedro Del Corral (Biological Sciences/Clinical Exercise Physiology) had a paper accepted titled "11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type-II activity is affected by grapefruit juice and intense muscular work" in the Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism.  

Phil Novack-Gottshall (Biological Sciences) had a paper accepted in Proceedings of the Royal Society, Biological Sciences titled "Hierarchical complexity and the size limits of life." The paper is the result of research he conducted with researchers from Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, University of Florida and others as part of a spring 2015 working group at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center in Durham, NC.

Jan Writer (Education) was selected to give a peer-reviewed presentation on augmentative and alternative communication at the Illinois Council for Exceptional Children 2017 Fall Convention. Her session will highlight research-based strategies that can be used to enhance the meaningful communication and interpersonal interactions of students with severe and low incidence disabilities, including autism and intellectual and multiple disabilities, in ways that enable them to be more active and full participating members of their classroom and school communities. Writer is also sponsoring a convention poster session on strategies for building communication and collaboration between teachers and parents of students with diverse abilities that will be presented by School of Education students.

 

Service activity gives incoming freshmen the chance to make a difference 

"Be Impactful" is an event for all incoming freshmen to encourage service in the local community. The event coincides with Ben Beginnings and will be held from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Friday, August 26.

Campus Ministry leaders and students will write and share their reflections on the reasons why they serve on sticky notes that will later be posted around campus. 

University police will then stop traffic at 12:00 p.m. so that all groups can leave from the main entrance together. For more information, contact Carrie Roberts at croberts@ben.edu.

Meet students who want to work at Benedictine

The Academic and Career Enrichment Center will be hosting the annual Student Employment Job Fair for students interested in filling student worker positions during the 2017-2018 academic year. The job fair will be held from 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30, on the first floor of Goodwin Hall. All departments are encouraged to attend. To reserve a table, contact Lynne Schrott at lschrott@ben.edu.

Opening Liturgy marks new school year

This year's Opening Liturgy and Matriculation ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 31, at St. Procopius Abbey. A picnic lunch will follow on the Abbey grounds.

Spend Tuesday Night with the Sisters

The public is invited to Sacred Heart Monastery for Tuesday Night with the Sisters. The series will tie the new Beatitudes of Pope Francis to "The Rule of St. Benedict." The first event will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 12, in the Chapter Room.

Jane Doyle and Beth Hemzacek will lead the presentation discussing conversatio/discipline and the beatitude, "Blessed are those who renounce their own comfort in order to help others." 

Sacred Heart Monastery is located at 1910 Maple Avenue in Lisle. Please come to the front door by the statue of the Sacred Heart. Donations are appreciated. 

Visit www.shmlisle.org or the Benedictine Sisters of the Sacred Heart Facebook page for more information.

Contemporary Trends in Change Management Lecture Series

Scholars W. Warner Burke, Ph.D., and Debra Noumair, Ed.D., will present "Organization Development - A Process of Learning Change" at the next Contemporary Trends in Change Management Lecture Series from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 16.

Burke and Noumair will provide up-to-date guidance on building an OD consulting career and present new insights identifying trends likely to reshape the field in the future. 

This free event is open to the public and will be held in Sorensen Hall (Room 411) of the Daniel L. Goodwin Hall of Business. To RSVP, visit ben.edu/manage. For more information, contact Elizabeth Reniche at ereniche@ben.edu or (630) 829-1394. 

Convocation to address issues facing Catholic Higher Education

Faculty, staff and administrators from the three diocesan universities (Benedictine University, Lewis University and the University of St. Francis) will meet with Bishop R. Daniel Conlon of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet for "Living Against the Grain" from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20, on the fifth floor of Kindlon Hall.

The event will provide an opportunity for dialogue and discussion on matters of significant importance to Catholic Higher Education. This event is free for invited participants. To RSVP, email convocation@ben.edu. For more information, contact Carrie Roberts at (630) 829-6028 or croberts@ben.edu

Support the Cebrzynski Memorial 5K for Scholarships

The Cebrzynski Memorial 5K for Scholarships will be held on Sunday, September 24. To donate or register for the 5K, visit ben.edu/5K. For more information, contact Deb Smith at (630) 829-6080 or dsmith@ben.edu

It's time to celebrate Red and White for Life!

Reunite with classmates and bring the whole family to campus for Homecoming 2017 "Red and White for Life" from Thursday-Saturday, October 5-7.

Activities will include the BenU vs. Concordia University Wisconsin football game, an exotic animal petting zoo, tailgating and the blessing of new donor bricks in the Alumni Plaza. For more details, visit ben.edu/homecoming or contact Deb Smith at dsmith@ben.edu or (630) 829-6080. 

Students can start their job search at ACE's Internship and Career Fair

The Academic and Career Enrichment Center will host a Fall Internship and Career Fair from 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 19, on the second floor of the Krasa Student Center. The fair will provide employers with the opportunity to meet undergraduate, adult undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing internships and full-time positions upon graduation. Benedictine alumni are also invited to the fair. For more information, visit ben.edu/academic-career-enrichment-center/fall-internship-and-career-fair-2017.cfm.


Fall Visit Day gives prospective students the 411 on BenU admissions

Get a jump-start on the admissions process by attending Fall Visit Day on Saturday, September 16, or at Family Visit Day on Saturday, October 21. Both events begin at 9:00 a.m. in Goodwin Hall. You can tour campus, learn more about our Scholars Program and meet with representatives from key offices, including Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Life and Athletics. You can also learn more about majors that interest you and speak with our faculty. To register, visit ben.edu/fallvisit.


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 ben.edu/police

 

Want to know how to plant windowsill herbs?

Herbs are a great, fresh way to flavor and season your foods. Using herbs such as basil, thyme, mint, chives, rosemary and sage can help reduce the salt often used to flavor our foods. Did you know you can grow an herb garden right in your windowsill? The best herbs to grow in the window are mint, basil, sage and thyme! All you need is a container for your plant, some soil, water and sunlight. Here are some steps to grow your own herbs: 

1. Choose your plant. You can start with a ready-to-go plant from the store or you can start with seeds. Seeds will take longer to grow, so keep this in mind.
2. Pick a container. Choose a pot or a container that will allow your plant to breathe, but will keep water off of the counter. Many stores will have inexpensive containers for plants.
3. Plant your seeds or your plant. Place the seeds in gardening soil or transfer your plant into the container.
4. Follow the care instructions for your particular herb. Watch how much sunlight and water it needs. Each plant may require slightly different care.
5. Watch it grow and enjoy cooking with your fresh herbs! 

For more information, contact Healthy Table at healthytable.benu14@gmail.com.

 

Keep up with the Eagles!

The Benedictine football team is ready for the second season under head coach Josiah Sears.
The Benedictine men’s soccer team will open the season ranked 16th following a run to the third round of the NCAA Tournament last year.
The Benedictine men’s soccer team will host an alumni day event on Sunday, September 3, during the season opener with Whitworth.
The Benedictine baseball and softball teams will host an alumni game on Saturday, October 7.

Upcoming Athletic Events (Subject to Change due to Weather)

Friday, September 1
Men’s Golf
BenU at Edgewood Fall Invite
Madison, Wis.
11:00 a.m.

Women’s Volleyball 
BenU vs. Marymount
Norfolk, Va. – at Virginia Wesleyan
4:00 p.m.

Women’s Soccer 
BenU at Greenville
Greenville, Ill.
5:00 p.m.
 
Women’s Volleyball 
BenU at Virginia Wesleyan
Norfolk, Va.
6:00 p.m.
 
Men’s/Women’s Cross Country 
BenU at St. Francis Twilight
Joliet, Ill.
6:00 p.m./6:25 p.m.
 
Men’s Soccer 
BenU at North Park
Chicago, Ill.
7:00 p.m.


Saturday, September 2
Men’s Golf 
BenU at Edgewood Fall Invite
Madison, Wis.
11:00 a.m.

Women’s Volleyball 
BenU vs. Cabrini
Norfolk, Va. – at Virginia Wesleyan
11:00 a.m.

Women’s Volleyball 
BenU vs. Randolph-Macon
Norfolk, Va. – at Virginia Wesleyan
1:00 p.m.

Football 
BenU vs. Wheaton
The Village of Lisle/Benedictine University Sports Complex
7:00 p.m.

Women’s Soccer
BenU at Webster
St. Louis, Mo.
7:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 3
Men’s Soccer 
BenU vs. Whitworth
The Village of Lisle/Benedictine University Sports Complex
7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 6
Women’s Soccer 
BenU vs. Illinois Wesleyan
The Village of Lisle/Benedictine University Sports Complex
7:00 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball 
BenU at Carroll
Waukesha, Wis.
7:00 p.m.

Men’s Soccer 
BenU at Illinois Wesleyan
Bloomington, Ill.
7:30 p.m.

Friday, September 8
Men’s Golf 
BenU at Carthage Fall Invite
Kenosha, Wis.
1:00 p.m.

Women’s Golf
BenU at Lake Forest Invite
Lake Forest, Ill.
2:00 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball 
BenU vs. St. Norbert
Oshkosh, Wis. – at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
3:30 p.m.

Men’s Soccer 
BenU vs. Alma
Aurora, Ill. – at Aurora
4:30 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball 
BenU vs. University of Wisconsin-Stout
Oshkosh, Wis. – at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 9
Women’s Volleyball 
BenU vs. St. Mary’s
Oshkosh, Wis. – at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
9:30 a.m.

Men’s/Women’s Cross Country 
BenU at Concordia Wisconsin Falcon Invite
Mequon, Wis.
11:00 a.m./12:00 p.m.

Football 
BenU at St. Norbert
De Pere, Wis.
1:00 p.m.

Women’s Soccer
BenU at North Park
Chicago, Ill.
5:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 10
Men’s Soccer 
BenU vs. Augustana
Aurora, Ill. – at Aurora
1:00 p.m.

Women’s Soccer 
BenU at Beloit
Beloit, Wis.
3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 12
Women’s Golf 
BenU at Elmhurst Invite
Oak Brook, Ill.
11:00 a.m.

Women’s Volleyball 
BenU at North Park
Chicago, Ill.
7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 13
Women’s Soccer 
BenU at Elmhurst
Elmhurst, Ill.
7:00 p.m.

Men’s Soccer 
BenU vs. North Central
The Village of Lisle/Benedictine University Sports Complex
7:00 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball
BenU at Concordia Chicago
River Forest, Ill.
7:00 p.m.

Friday, September 15
Men’s Golf 
BenU at Midwest Region Classic
Galena, Ill.
8:00 a.m.

Women’s Volleyball 
BenU vs. Lake Forest
Naperville, Ill. – at North Central
6:00 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball 
BenU at North Central
Naperville, Ill.
8:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 16
Men’s Golf 
BenU at Midwest Region Classic
Galena, Ill.
8:00 a.m.

Football 
BenU at Alma
Alma, Mich.
1:00 p.m.

Men’s Soccer 
BenU vs. Lake Forest
The Village of Lisle/Benedictine University Sports Complex
1:00 p.m.

Women’s Soccer 
BenU vs. Carroll
The Village of Lisle/Benedictine University Sports Complex
3:30 p.m.

Women’s Golf 
BenU hosts the Eagle Classic
West Chicago, Ill. – St. Andrews
TBA

Sunday, September 17
Women’s Golf 
BenU hosts the Eagle Classic
West Chicago, Ill. – St. Andrews
TBA

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



Keep up with the Redhawks!

Women’s basketball adds 13 to incoming class.

Men’s and women’s soccer introduce 2017 class to play in first competitive season.

Six programs named NAIA Scholar Teams for 2016-17.

Upcoming Athletic Events

Sunday, August 27
Women’s Volleyball – Home Opener
BenU Mesa vs. University of the Southwest
Mesa Community College
1:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 31
Men’s and Women’s Soccer – Inaugural Season and Home Opener
BenU Mesa vs. Arizona Christian
6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Riverview Park, Mesa, Ariz.

September 16-17
Men’s and Women’s Golf – Hosting Tournament
Redhawk Invitational
Mesa Country Club
Mesa, Ariz.

 

BenU hires Janet Kirby as director of Springfield branch campusJanet A. Kirby, Ph.D.

Benedictine University has selected Janet A. Kirby, Ph.D., to lead the Springfield branch campus as its campus director. Kirby will be responsible for the vision, operations, human resources, compliance and financial success of the campus, overseeing regional strategic enrollment strategy, the campus budget, hiring, scheduling and administration of academic policies and procedures. She will also work with local business, government and community leaders to further the objectives of the branch campus. Read more...

 

Happy Birthday to the following members of the University community for the days of August 1 - September 17:

James Ealey – August 1, Grounds and Landscaping Services
Patrick Courteau – August 1, College of Business
Julie Moreschi – August 1, Nutrition
Joan Hopkins – August 2, Benedictine Library
Rita Liutkus – August 2, Nutrition
Jacob Olin – August 2, Engineering Services
Peter Seely – August 2, Communication Arts
Anthony DeLegge – August 3, Mathematical and Computational Sciences
Alec Westerhoff – August 3, Department of Athletics
Lori Allensworth – August 4, Office of Financial Aid
Jody Conidi – August 4, Marketing and Communications
George Hassman – August 4, Mesa Operations
Cynthia Kremer – August 4, Benedictine Library
Kathleen Liace – August 4, Teacher Education Preparation
Don Kellar – August 5, Women's Soccer
Andrew Lazouskas – August 5, Engineering Services
Cynthia Scott – August 5, Benedictine Library
James Davis – August 6, Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice and Clinical Psychology
Julie O'Laughlin – August 6, Academic Partnership, Central Region
Bradley Sznajder – August 6, Abbey Personnel
Tracy Teichman – August 6, School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education
Eileen Kolich – August 7, Teacher Education Preparation
Richard Campbell – August 8, College of Education and Health Services
James Cooper – August 8, Advising Center
Margaret Kipta – August 8, Nursing and Health
Courtney Teatro – August 8, Women's Cross Country and Track
Jose Dieck – August 10, Information Technology
Mark McHorney – August 10, Department of Athletics
Sally Shore – August 10, School of Education
Kimberlee Chandler – August 11, Department of Athletics
Robert Mingo – August 11, School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education, University Police
Scott Raper – August 11, School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education
John Carroll – August 12, International Programs and Services
Tim Marchisotto – August 12, Men's Soccer
Sonia Morales-Jones – August 12, Mesa Operations
Therese Yaeger – August 12, Organizational Behavior
Anthony Cella – August 13, Mesa Operations
James Dickson – August 13, Abbey Personnel
David Milen – August 13, Public Health
Rosemarie Fisk – August 14, College of Science
Elizabeth Guillermo – August 14, Housekeeping and Event Services
Darya Aleinikava – August 16, Physics and Engineering
SaranSai Movva – August 16, Information Technology
Julie Cosimo – August 18, Academic and Career Enrichment Center
Vicki Jobst – August 18, Undergraduate Business
Anne Baysinger – August 19, Advising Center
Kyleigh Wallace – August 19, Annual Giving
Cindy Ketner – August 21, Administration and Finance
Cynthia Lambert – August 21, Registrar
Michael Manning – August 21, Center for Values-Driven Leadership
Janet Richter – August 21, School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education
Joseph Zuleger – August 21, Engineering Services
Chelsea Stephens – August 23, Advising Center
James Aboyi – August 24, Mesa Operations
Melissa Mouhelis – August 27, Academic and Career Enrichment Center
Karon Ringgenberg – August 27, Marketing and Communications
Hazel Williams – August 27, School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education
Daniel Dirienzo – August 28, Abbey Personnel
Elizabeth Leone – August 29, Department of Athletics
Jennifer Wildes – August 30, Department of Athletics
Ryan Dermody – September 2, Abbey Personnel
Deborah Tebrock – September 2, School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education
Suzannah Toresdahl – September 3, Softball
Daniel Turano – September 3, Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development
Elizabeth Bormann – September 5, Public Health
Thomas Calpin – September 5, Office Services
Erica Conrad – September 5, Compliance, Legal and Risk
John Jeries – September 5, Information Technology
Debra Kaszuba – September 5, School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education
Laura Markun – September 5, Office of Financial Aid
Vicki Reese – September 5, School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education
Megan De Angelis – September 6, Registrar
Michael McArthur – September 7, School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education
Connie Mounts – September 8, Administration and Finance
Hai Ri Han – September 9, Department of Art
Rick Holman – September 9, Graduate Business Administration
Jennifer Lange – September 9, Nursing and Health
Luis Loubriel – September 9, Music
Pattye Panagiotaras – September 9, Office of Financial Aid
Jennifer Gardner – September 11, College of Science
Jean-Marie Kauth – September 11, Languages and Literature
Anne Marie Smith – September 12, Academic and Career Enrichment Center
Christina Kyres – September 12, School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education
Frank Budig – September 13, Dining Services
Valerie Ellinger – September 13, School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education
Hazel Hosmer – September 13, Administration and Finance
George Judd – September 13, School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education, University Police
Debra Kane – September 13, Office of Admissions
Claudia Morris – September 13, School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education
Miguel Amaro – September 14, Dining Services
Patricia Ariano – September 14, President's Office
Elizabeth Ziolkowski – September 14, School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education
Catherine Arnold – September 17, Nutrition
Joe Esqueda – September 17, Facilities Management
Phillip Hardy – September 17, Political Science
If your birthday was omitted, please call the Office of Marketing and Communications at ext. 6090.

November
November 21, 2017
October
October 16, 2017
September
September 18, 2017
August
August 21, 2017

Marketing and Communications

Jody Conidi
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(630) 829-6068
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