February 18, 2013
Phillip Phillips is going to make Benedictine University his “home” on April 13! Get your tickets now - only $30 for general admission seats - by going to www.ben.edu/benbash or visiting the Office of University Events in the Krasa Center, Room 055. Only Benedictine University students can purchase a $15 student ticket. All graduating seniors will receive one free ticket, but they must pick it up by March 1. The Benedictine University Alumni Association would like to welcome all graduating seniors into the Alumni Association. Volunteers are needed to help the Office of University Events during the concert. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Brett Harrington, University Events coordinator, at ext. 1814 or email@example.com. Volunteers receive free admission to the concert. Either way, don’t miss this opportunity to see Phillip Phillips!
The Women’s Institute for Global Leadership presents the “2013 Women’s History Month Personal Enrichment Series.” The series features workshops on leadership, career advancement, health and financial stability. Nashunda Jewels Bolden will present “The Power of Self-Discovery to Direct Your Leadership Path” from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1. Mark Gomez, M.D., Chad Earl and Larry Love will provide a session on health, nutrition and fitness with “How to Make Health Work for the Busy Professional” from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Friday, March 15. Mickeisha Armstrong will discuss “Career Advancement: Retool and Re-invent” from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 22. Janice Faris will discuss financial decision making with “‘My Worth’ ... Planning for a Life You Can Depend On” from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27. Each session is free, and will be held at the Moser Center, 1832 Centre Point Circle, Room 106. Reservations are required. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Procopius Abbey and Benedictine University invite you to “Lent at the Abbey” from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at St. Procopius Abbey, 5601 College Rd., Lisle, IL. The event is free and open to the public. Registration closes on Saturday, March 2. To RSVP, please contact Fr. Becket Franks, O.S.B., at email@example.com.
The Office of International Programs and Services is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 Chinese Government Scholarship. This partial scholarship covers tuition, on-campus accommodations and basic medical insurance for eligible Benedictine students to study at one of the major universities recognized by the Chinese Ministry of Education. Seven Benedictine students have been awarded this scholarship during the past three years. The program is administered by the China Scholarship Council under the Ministry of Education in China. The deadline for application is March 1. Interviews will be conducted the week of March 4-8. For more information, contact Marc Davidson in the Office of International Programs and Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benedictine University provides area children with a variety of activities that promote fitness and fun while offering their parents a break with “Kids Nite Out” from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 2 in the Dan and Ada Rice Center. Children can choose from a variety of activities including arts and crafts, kickball, relay races, basketball, bingo and group games. Kids should bring a gym bag with items clearly marked with a family name. It is not necessary for kids to bring any money. A treat and drink will be provided and there will be no items for sale. Kids can bring a snack and water bottle if desired. “Kids Nite Out” is open to any boy or girl ages 4 through 12. The fee is $15 per child. Each child must be registered by a parent. Registration will be held at the door on the night of the program. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. and children must be picked up promptly at 9:00 p.m. The event serves as a fundraiser for Benedictine’s women’s varsity softball team. The team’s members serve as moderators. For more information, call Kate Heidkamp at (630) 829-6149.
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 email@example.com or (630) 829-1127.
Giving back is always truly appreciated. Consider donating $50 or more by cash or check to the University as a new, one-time donation. Donors giving $50 or more will receive a leather coaster set commemorating the University’s 125th anniversary. Please return your completed form with cash or check to Jill Poskin at Lownik Hall, Room 019. For more information, or to give via credit card, please contact Jill Poskin at (630) 829-6366 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To those of you who already generously give, “Thank you.” For others who are thinking about giving for the first time, please do so. Any amount helps and you can choose where your donation will be designated.
When you do a search on the Internet, use the search engine “Goodsearch.com.” Every time you use Goodsearch.com, 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 “Goodsearch.com,” by downloading the “Goodsearch” toolbar at http://www.goodsearch.com/toolbar/. If you have any questions, contact Fr. Philip Timko, O.S.B. at (630) 829-6029 or email@example.com.
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: www.ascensionchurch.com/contact.html. For more information about Taizé prayers, call Sr. Christine Kouba, O.S.B., at (630) 725-6073.
The Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) is looking for facilitators for future sessions. Some of the possible general topic areas are: art appreciation; current events; the civil rights movement; creative writing; famous people; health and medicine; book club; science of natural healing; history; religion; literature; music; sociology; genealogy; travel; personal enrichment (bridge, dance and photography); technology; ecology; film/media; government; philosophy; cosmology; science; politics; nutrition; famous events; sports; and birding. If you or anyone you may know would be interested in facilitating a CLL class, please contact Ron Finnigan at (630) 829-1383, (630) 743-8126 (cellphone) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mass in St. Benedict Chapel is at 8:00 p.m. on Sundays. Daily Mass is at noon.
The sixth annual Faith and Reason Symposium,“... To the Least of These My Brethren: How Faith and Science can Fight Hunger, from the Local to the Global,” will be held from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 12 in the Krasa Center Presentation Room. The event is sponsored by the Center for Civic Leadership’s Hunger Team, the Abby Endowment, the Center for Mission and Identity and the Global Studies Forum. Guest speakers and panelists include Diane Nilan, founder and executive director of HEAR US, an organization dedicated to ending child poverty in the United States, and Kim Perez, executive director of People’s Resource Center of DuPage County.
The 23rd Annual Health Professions Fair will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13 on the first floor of the Birck Hall of Science. The primary goal of this fair is to allow students to meet admissions representatives and counselors from professional schools and military services. The fair is appropriate for students who are interested in medicine (allopathic and osteopathic), pharmacy, dentistry, optometry, podiatry, veterinary science and allied health.
The College of Business will present “Lislepalooza” on February 21 in the Krasa Center. This special event aims to advance career and business opportunities through networking - leveraging the extensive resources of the College of Business and Benedictine University in partnership with the local community. Event partners include the Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce and the Village of Lisle. The event is free to attend; however, lunch and sponsorships are available at cost. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Eric Goodwin at email@example.com or (630) 829-6228.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Denim Days are back! Perfect timing for the cold weather! Donate to the General Scholarship Fund and have the opportunity to wear jeans to work on Fridays from February 22 to March 22. Donate $5 per Friday. If you don’t wear jeans, you can still donate. You may donate $5 on behalf of a co-worker who then could wear jeans. Please consider donating, and we thank all who participate.
Denim Days Guidelines. This is a new donation. Current payroll deductions do not apply, but you may increase your payroll deduction accordingly to qualify. Denim Days is valid for Fridays only from February 22-March 22. Prior to wearing jeans, please contact Jill Poskin or Josh Wolfgang with the Office of the Annual Fund, located in the lower level of Lownik Hall, 019 or 056, to obtain the required form to submit along with your donation. You will receive a dated sticker corresponding with the eligible Fridays. We ask that you wear that sticker on the Fridays you wear jeans. Participants are responsible for securing supervisor approval before participating.
Put on your running shoes and join us for the American Medical Student Association 5K Fun Run at 9:00 a.m. on April 7. The proceeds from this race benefit HomeCare Physicians (HCP), a nationally recognized, award-winning medical house call program for homebound patients. If you visit www.ben.edu/amsa5k to register by March 31, the registration fee is $20. Onsite registration begins at 7:00 a.m. the morning of the race and costs $25. For more information, contact Rabia Choudhry at (773) 416-0342 or email@example.com; or Marihan Hegazy at (708) 416-0342 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on HCP, visit www.homecarephysicians.org.