Campus Notebook

July 8, 2013

University Notes


Back by popular demand, the Plain White T's and opening act Vicci Martinez are performing at this year's BenFest. Buy your tickets during next week's pre-sale to get the best price - two for $50 or four for $100 - normally $30 each. This is the only discount that will be offered. Pre-sale dates are Friday, July 12 through Sunday, July 14. Regular tickets sales begin on Monday, July 15 at $30 per ticket. All tickets can be purchased at or from Nicole Placek in Krasa Center, Room 175C. For information, call (630) 829-6406.

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Benedictine University will host the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Student Leaders Program on the Lisle campus for the ninth consecutive year through August 3. The MEPI Student Leaders Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State through a grant awarded to six U.S. academic institutions. MEPI operates in 18 countries; Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, West Bank/Gaza and Yemen. Twenty outstanding students from North Africa and the Middle East have been selected to participate in the MEPI program. They will spend approximately four weeks in residence at Benedictine University, attending classes focusing on leadership, democracy and culture. 


"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

The residence halls on campus will feature new furniture this fall. Jaeger and Ondrak Hall will feature twin-size bunkable beds, double-drawer wood wardrobes, maple desks and upholstered two-position chairs. Neuzil Hall will feature two new twin-size bunkable beds, two four-drawer wood chests that can be unstacked and used as two-drawer chests, maple desks and upholstered two-position chairs. The furniture was purchased from University Loft Co., which has a 508,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters in Greenfield, Ind.

"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.

See why we are the talk of the town on Wednesday, July 17 and attend the Adult Undergraduate and Graduate Open House at 5:30 p.m. on the first floor of Kindlon Hall. Prospective students are invited to learn about our flexible, evening, weekend and accelerated adult undergraduate and graduate programs. You can attend information seminars specific to your program of interest, and meet with admissions and financial aid counselors. RSVP at

Benedictine University Men's Lacrosse will host a camp for boys in grades 4-12 on Sunday-Thursday, July 14-18, at the Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex. The camp will feature professional lacrosse player Kyle Harrison and other professional players and coaches. Deep Roots Lacrosse camp, presented by TAMA Lacrosse, is an instructional skills camp that is dedicated to maximizing the potential of each player's lacrosse abilities. Each player will have the opportunity to work with professional lacrosse players, college coaches and college lacrosse players. TAMA Lacrosse will be providing each player with a jersey for camp as well as other prizes and giveaways from TAMA Lacrosse and LXM Pro/STX/NIKE. For more information, go to

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. Exceptions include: Thursday, June 13 and Friday, June 14 (closed for staff development); and Thursday, July 4 (closed, Independence Day). For information about other dates, go to
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 Participants are responsible for securing supervisor permission before participating.

Summer Fun Day Camp registration is under way. Boys and girls ages 5-13 are invited to spend a fun-filled summer. 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 15-19, July 22-26, July 29-August 2, and August 5-9. For information, visit the website at or contact Marita Hyde at 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

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 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 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 "" Every time you use, 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 "," by downloading the "Goodsearch" toolbar at If you have any questions, contact Fr. Philip Timko, O.S.B. at (630) 829-6029 or

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: For more information about Taizé prayers, call Sr. Christine Kouba, O.S.B., at (630) 725-6073.

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

It’s often difficult to eat healthy while at work. A new fad that’s growing is “Salad in a Jar.” It’s perfect as a pre-prepared, satisfying meal for lunch. These salads can stay fresh for three-to-five days, as long as you layer the ingredients correctly. Here’s a step-by-step recipe to follow: 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 8-30:

Bahtiyar Nabiev-July 8, Campus Services
Carol Swett-July 8, Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs                   
Molly Remley-July 9, Department of Athletics                   
Jacqueline Schulman-July 10, Student Life                   
Anthony Scola-July 10, Office of Admissions                   
Donna Madia-July 12, Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs       
Peter Thompson-July 12, Dining Services
Sharon Schneider-Borowicz-July 13, Graduate Business Administration                   
Donald Baron-July 15, Benedictine University Police                   
Juan Gomez-July 15, Dining Services
Elve Mitchell-July 15, Student Success Center                   
Carrie Roberts-July 16, University Ministry
Laura Ewert-July 17, Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum
Donald Taylor-July 17, Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs           
Yvette Knox-July 17, University Services                   
Scott Arnold-July 18, Information Technology
James Byrd-July 18, Office of Admissions                   
Alice Peterson-July 19, Benedictine Library                   
Jake Pineda-July 19, Information Technology                   
Deborah Schroer-July 21, Business Learning Teams                   
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, Switchboard   

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