Campus Notebook

July 22, 2013

Faculty and Staff Notes

James Pelech (School of Education) recently published his second book, "Guide to Transforming Teaching Through Self-Inquiry." The book creates and examines a logical system for teacher self-inquiry utilizing such platforms such as journal writing, action research and professional portfolios. The book was published by Information Age Publishing.

Niina J. Ronkainen (Chemistry/Biochemistry) published a book chapter in "Teaching Bioanalytical Chemistry" (Web publication date July 8, 2013, Volume 1137, Chapter 10, pp. 187-208). The book, edited by Harvey J. M. Hou, is a part of The American Chemical Society Symposium Series and will be distributed in print by Oxford University Press. The title of the chapter is "Bioanalytical Chemistry and Chemical Sensors: An Advanced Elective Course for Undergraduates." The chapter is based on a 300-level chemistry course that Ronkainen has developed at Benedictine University.

University Notes

Campus Recreation

Work Out. Earn Points. Get Gear.
The “I Got Rec’d” Incentive Program at Benedictine Fitness Center encourages an active lifestyle with the motivation of earning free prizes. To earn points, just attend a Campus Recreation activity such as a group fitness class. Get your card punched and you’re on your way. Every punch card you complete earns you a bigger and better prize. For more information, visit or pick up a pamphlet and a free punch card at the Benedictine Fitness Center front desk. If you have any additional questions, contact Emily Payne at or (630) 829-6107.

Healthy Table

Healthy Table at Benedictine is staffed by our very own dietetic interns who would be happy to help you achieve your goals. 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. Healthy Table is located in Birck Hall, Room 230. For appointments, call (630) 829-6518 or “Like” us on Facebook at "Healthy Table at Benedictine University."

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to the following members of the University community for the days of July 23-August 30:

Judith Gavlin-July 23, University Events                   
Deborah Smith-July 23, University Events                   
Cheryl Mascarenhas-July 23, Chemistry/Biochemistry                   
Vernon McCoy-July 24, Higher Education and Organizational Change
Cristal Martinez-July 26, Benedictine Central                   
Barbara Oliver-July 26, Campus Services
John Schade-July 29, Business and Finance Services                   
Paul Giordano-July 29, Information Technology                   
Robyn Morgan-July 30, University Services
Kelly Kandra-August  1, Psychology /Sociology   
Julie Moreschi-August 1, Nutrition
Joan Hopkins-August  2, Benedictine Library   
Egle Liutkus-August 2, Nutrition
Peter Seely-August  2, Communication Arts   
Mark Zonca-August  2, Marketing and Communications   
Anthony DeLegge-August  3, Mathematics and Computational   
Jody Conidi-August 4, Marketing and Communications
Nicole Scola-August  5, Information Technology
Jacqueline Salinas-August 6, Admissions
Junzi Hou-August 7, International Programs and Services
Eileen Kolich-August 7, Teacher Education Preparation   
Richard Campbell-August 8, Teacher Education Preparation   
Margaret Kipta-August 8, Nursing and Health
Mark McHorney-August 10, Athletics   
Sally Shore-August 10, School of Education   
Ninamarie Smith-August 11, Information Technology
John Carroll-August 12, International Programs and Services   
Therese Yaeger-August 12, Organizational Behavior   
John Ostrowski-August 13, Baseball   
Cynthia Kuck-August 14, Teacher Education Preparation
Rosemarie Fisk-August 14, College of Sciences   
Susan Swanson-August 16, Dining Services
Alphonse Sarno III-August 18, Athletics
Bernard Toussaint-August 18, Philosophy   
James Kluckhohn-August 18, Women's Track and Field
Julie Cosimo-August 18, Career Development   
Vicki Jobst-August 18, Undergraduate Business and Management   
Anne Baysinger-August 19, New Student Advising Center   
Kevin Lynch-August 19, Center for Values-Driven Leadership
Tanya Crum-August 20, Biology
Cindy Ketner-August 21, Business and Finance Services   
Michael Manning-August 21, Center for Values-Driven Leadership
Marita Hyde-August 22, Auxiliary Enterprises   
Kaitlin Walsh-August 23, Admissions
Hazel Williams-August 27, Student Life
Melissa Mouhelis-August 27, Career Development   
Alexandra Rosborough-August 30, New Student Advising Center   
Jennifer Wildes-August 30, Women's Volleyball   

If your birthday was omitted, please call the Office of Marketing and Communications at ext. 6090.

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