Ovid Wong (Education) recently wrote a book titled “Instructional Primer: Foundations to Career Success” based on his experiences training Benedictine graduate business faculty teaching in China and Vietnam as well as Dalian Nationalities University faculty teaching in China. The book was published by Roman and Littlefield in 2013 and led to Wong receiving the 2013 Distinguished Faculty in Research Award. The book and Wong’s training discuss such topics as defining personal teaching philosophies, inductive and deductive reasoning methods, questioning strategies and demonstrating the traits of an effective instructor in a mini lesson. To date, about 50 Benedictine faculty and 80 Dalian Nationalities University faculty in China have been trained. Wong plans to return to China this summer to continue training Dalian Nationalities University faculty.
Members of the Hindu Student Association performed Friday at the Festival of Asia.
The first Benedictine University National Day of Service will be held from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 5. The purpose of this day is to bring together the Benedictine community across the nation – including on-campus and online students, faculty, staff and alumni – to serve those in need. All campuses and distance learning students are invited to participate in the National Day of Service at preapproved service sites across the country. Participating cities include Mesa, Atlanta, New Orleans, Minneapolis, Brooklyn, Cincinnati, Geneva, Lisle, Lombard, Naperville, Springfield, Woodridge, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. Please fill out the application form by March 15 to participate. The nearest service site assignment will be emailed to you by Carrie Roberts, pastoral associate for outreach at Benedictine University. She can be contacted at email@example.com. Click here to register now!
The College of Liberal Arts and the Department of History will present “50 Years of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: Past, Present and Future,” by Christina Rivers, Ph.D., associate professor of Political Science at DePaul University, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Monday, February 3 in the Krasa Student Center, Rooms A and B. The event is part of the celebration of Black History Month. Rivers has been teaching at DePaul since 2001. Her concentration is African-American politics and political thought with an emphasis on early Black voting rights and districting.
There are a number of events scheduled for Black History Month, beginning on Monday, February 10 when Tariq Weaver, Eric Taylor and Maraea Mason talk about “Life After Undergrad for Young, Black Professionals” at 7:00 p.m. in Birck Hal, Room 112. Other events scheduled include: Poetry Slam hosted by Daunte Henderson at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 13 in the Coal Ben; “Dream In Color: A Celebration of African American Art and History,” a play by Cape Coast Dreams Theater at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 20 in the House of Benedict; alumni presentation by Black Alumni Chapter at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, February 24 in the Krasa Presentation Room; a book review of “The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man” at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26 in the Krasa Center, Rooms ABC; the annual Heritage Dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 27 in the Krasa Dining Room; and comedian Ben Noble at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, February 28 in the Coal Ben.
The College of Liberal Arts and the Department of History will
present “Student Activism in the Age of Twitter: A Critical Analysis” by
Benedictine alumnus Carl Varnado from 7:00-8:30 p.m. on
Monday, February 17, in Birck Hall, Room 112 (Tellabs Lecture Hall). The
event is part of the celebration of Black History Month. Varnado is an
author, content creator and technology consultant based in Phoenix,
Ariz. who also serves as an adjunct at Grand Canyon University.
Faculty members are invited to attend the "Writing Across the
Curriculum" seminars from 3:00-4:15 p.m. on Fridays in the Benedictine
University Library during the spring semester. A light lunch or
hors d'oeuvres will be served. The schedule of seminars is: Friday,
February 7, "Teaching Writing Intensive (WI) Physical Education" with
Beth Bell; Friday, March 7, "Violence Is an Erudite Behavior: Thesaurus
Sentence Plagiarism and Other Adventures in a WI Social Sciences
Research Methods Course" with Kelly Kandra; Friday, April 4, "Using D2L
Rubrics" with Chris Fletcher; and Friday, May 2, "Research Writing in
Business" with Tom Nicholas. For more information, contact Jean-Marie
Kauth at (630) 829-6272 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wanna make some noise this year? Attend
or tell a friend to attend the Adult Undergraduate and Graduate Open
House on Saturday, February 22 on the second floor of the Krasa Student
Center. A degree in business from one of Forbes magazine’s “America’s
Top Colleges” will get the attention of recruiters and decision-makers
when changing careers or advancing in your current one. Benedictine
offers adult undergraduate students a variety of locations and formats
designed for your busy lifestyle. University representatives will be
present to answer questions about admissions, financial aid, career
development and student services. For more information, contact the
Enrollment Center at (630) 829-6300, email@example.com or ben.edu.
The College of Liberal Arts, the Department of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies and the Global Studies major will present “Global Vietnam: Conflict, Continuity and Change” by Jack Harris, Ph.D., professor of Sociology at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 27 in the Krasa Presentation Room. Harris has served as the core director of World Regional Geography for the Semester at Sea Program, director of the Vietnam Term Abroad Program and as presenter and respondent at the International Conference on Vietnamese Studies in Hanoi, Vietnam.
The Department of Athletics will host the 2014 Letterman’s Dinner featuring John McDonough, CEO and President of the Chicago Blackhawks, at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, March 3 at the Rice Center. Tickets are $50 per person. For tickets or more information, contact Brian Sisson at (630) 829-1812.
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 www.ben.edu/career.
People can learn more about the financial aid process and how they can afford to send their student to college by attending “Financial Aid 101” from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 15 on the second floor of the Krasa Student Center. RSVP at www.ben.edu/FA101 or call (630) 829-6300.
The Office of Admissions at Benedictine University will host an Admitted Student Day from 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Monday, February 17. Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m. and the event begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at (630) 829-6300.
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 http://www.ben.edu/dir/ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
University’s 24th Annual Health Professions Fair
collaboratively sponsored by the Pre-Med American Medical Students
Association, Pre-Dental Club, Tri-Beta Club, OT/PT Club and American
Chemical Society/American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
under the direction of Alice Sima and the Department of Pre-Professional Health
Programs will be held from 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Wednesday,
March 12 in first floor hallway of the Birck Hall of Science.
Representatives from many professional schools and military disciplines
will share information on a variety of health professions offered. For
more information, visit
It's not too late to donate and enjoy Denim Days. Donate
$5 per Friday to the College of Business Building or the General
Scholarship Fund and be able to wear jeans to work on Fridays until February 28, 2014. If you don’t wear jeans, you can
still donate. You may also donate $5 on behalf of a co-worker who then
could wear jeans. Please consider donating, and we thank all who
participate. This is a new donation. Current payroll deductions do not
apply, but you may increase your payroll deduction accordingly to
qualify. Prior to wearing jeans, please contact Jill Poskin or Josh Wolfgang
with the Office of the Annual Fund located in the lower level of the
Krasa Student Center, Room 035, 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.
Flu shots are available at Student Health Services in the Krasa Student Center, Room 116, for faculty, staff and students from 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Tuesdays through Thursdays while supplies last. The cost is $10 for students and $20 for faculty and staff (cash or check only).
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau
Bring it to Lisle!
The Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau is excited to partner with local residents and businesses to identify potential meetings that can be hosted here in Lisle. Our goal is to grow our economy by bringing more visitors to Lisle. You can help. Are you planning reunions, weddings or retreats? Do you belong to an organization or association that holds regional or national meetings or sporting events? As a thank you, when you Bring it to Lisle! to the Hilton, Hyatt or Sheraton Lisle, we will give you and/or your organization an overnight stay at that hotel. Just email sales@StayInLisle.com or call (630) 769-1000 and we will ask a few questions and then we will take it from there. It's that easy.
Healthy TableDon’t run before you crawl
On a mission to shed some pounds this new year? Try making minimal changes so that this weight stays off. Here are some tips that can go a long way:
- When snacking, think fresh. If its not fresh, its not the best.
- Don’t drink your calories, eat them, especially with fruit juices.
- Cutting out/down soft drinks? Try switching to diet soda at least.
- Eat and fill up on veggies by eating them first.
- Don’t skip breakfast! Something small or on-the-go makes a difference.
- Walk whenever possible. Park further away to get the extra steps in.
Adopt to just a few of these and you’re sure to see a difference.
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.