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.
The students participating in the Middle East Partnership Initiative
(MEPI) Student Leaders Program at Benedictine University will present the projects on which they have been working throughout their six-week stay in the United States from 9:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:15-4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23 in the Krasa Center, Room C. The presentations should offer a unique perspective on current issues
from a young generation of students who are eager to bring about
change. The 19 MEPI students are from Algeria, Oman, Morocco, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Syria, Qatar, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Bahrain, and Egypt. This is the ninth consecutive year Benedictine has participated in the program, which is
funded by the U.S. Department of State through a grant awarded to six
U.S. academic institutions.
Back by popular demand, the Plain White T's with opening act Vicci Martinez are performing at this year's BenFest on Saturday, August 24. Tickets are on sale now for $30 per ticket. Ticket buyers can choose to sit in the football stadium seats or stand on the track. All tickets can be purchased at www.ben.edu/benfest or from Nicole Placek in Krasa Center, Room 175C. For information, call (630) 829-6406.
"Get Your Faith On!" Get your faith on during Welcome Weekend by getting involved in a religious activity on campus. Pick a day and come get a really cool mood cup. Participate and get a "Get Your Faith On" T-shirt. The schedule for Welcome Weekend follows:
Sunday, August 25
8:00 p.m. - First Catholic Mass of the school year, Kindlon Hall, Fourth Floor
9:00 p.m. - Ice Cream Social, Kindlon Hall, Fourth Floor
Monday, August 26
7:00 p.m. - Catholic Liturgical Ministers Training, Kindlon Hall, Fourth Floor
9:00 p.m. - Protestant Board Welcomes You (ice cream will be served), Kindlon Hall, Fourth Floor
Tuesday, August 27
12:00 p.m. - Quad Day, sign up for Muslim and Hindu Student Associations, Krasa Quad
Wednesday, August 28
12:00 p.m. - Meet Ministry on the quad as part of Resource Day, Krasa Quad
Thursday, August 29
11:00 a.m. - Convocation Mass, St. Procopius Abbey
"Strike Out Cancer" with the DuPage County Hounds collegiate
wood bat baseball team at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 27 when the Hounds take
on the Southland Vikings at the Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports
Complex. Tickets are $8 per person. Proceeds benefit the Hope Award Scholarship
at Benedictine University. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, silent auction
and autographed items. For tickets, go to the Krasa Center, Room 035. For more
information, call (630) 829-6617.
The Benedictine University Library's summer hours will continue through Sunday, August 25. The library's summer hours are: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday (research assistance will be available on the third floor from 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.) and 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Fridays (research assistance will be available on the third floor from 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.). The library is closed on Saturdays and Sundays. For information about other dates, go to www.ben.edu/library.
Denim Days are back. Donate $5 per Friday to the College of Business Building or the General Scholarship Fund and wear jeans to work on Fridays through August 23. Applies to new donations only. Current donors can increase their donations accordingly to become eligible. For more information, contact Jill Poskin at (630) 829-6366 or email@example.com. Participants are responsible for securing supervisor permission before participating.
Boys and girls ages 5-13 are invited to spend a fun-filled summer week at Benedictine's Summer Fun Day Camp. Activities include games, sports, computers, fishing, movies, reading and arts and crafts. The camp runs Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The cost for Benedictine employees is $135 per week (five days per week), $108 for four days per week and $81 for three days per week. Remaining sessions are July 22-26, July 29-August 2, and August 5-9. For information, visit the website at http://www.ben.edu/camps.cfm or contact Marita Hyde at firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 829-6019.
The Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex is the home of the Chicago Red Stars professional women's soccer team. The Chicago Red Stars is an American professional soccer club that was a founding member of Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) league. The Red Stars participated in WPS in 2009-2010, playing their home games at Toyota Park. After leaving the WPS in December 2010 due to financial issues, the team reorganized and joined the Women's Premier Soccer League for the 2011 season. In 2012, the team participated in the inaugural WPSL Elite League and currently plays in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). The Sports Complex will host 11 home games this season (through August). For ticket information, go to http://chicagoredstars.net/.
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. 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.
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.