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All University evening classes beginning at 6:00 p.m. or later are cancelled for Tuesday, January 22nd at the Lisle Campus and all off-site locations. Administrative offices will also be closed. Please exercise caution on the sidewalks and roadways.

June 12, 2017

In Memoriam

Most Rev. Daniel W. Kucera, O.S.B.
The Most Rev. Daniel W. Kucera, O.S.B., the Archbishop Emeritus of Dubuque, Iowa, died on Tuesday, May 30. He was 94. Archbishop Daniel is survived by his monastic community, and by two brothers, Fr. Edward, O.S.B., at St. Procopius Abbey in Lisle, and Henry.

An alumnus of St. Procopius College, Archbishop Daniel was the 10th Bishop and the eighth Archbishop of Dubuque and the fifth Abbot of St. Procopius Abbey. He served as president of St. Procopius College from 1959-65 and 1971-76, and Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet from 1977-80. He was currently Archbishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Dubuque.

Memorials may be made to the Archbishop Kucera Educational Development Fund in care of the Archdiocese.

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James Pelech, Ph.D., (College of Education and Health Services) attended and co-presented at the Lilly Conference in Bethesda, Md., from June 1-4. The conference theme, “Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning,” brought together university instructors from across the country. Pelech’s topic, “Motivating Students to Want What You Want Them to Learn,” focused on the implementation of learner-centered activities in the classroom.

Congratulations to the Class of 2017! The 127th Commencement Convocation for master's and doctoral degree recipients was celebrated on Saturday, June 3. Read more...

Spend “Tuesday Night with the Sisters” 

The Sisters of Sacred Heart Monastery invite you to learn how to tie the new Beatitudes to “The Rule of St. Benedict” from a mix of speakers and films beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13, in the Chapter Room of the Monastery. Sr. Mary Bratrsovsky, O.S.B., will present the Benedictine core value, the love of Christ and neighbor, and one of the new Beatitudes, “Blessed are those who see God in every person and strive to make others also discover him.” The Monastery is located at 1910 Maple Ave., Lisle. 

Picture yourself volunteering at the golf outing 

The 23rd Annual President’s Invitational Golf Outing will be held Monday, August 21. We are currently seeking volunteers to help spend a nice summer day at White Eagle Golf Club in Naperville. Please contact Deb Smith at (630) 829-6080 or dsmith@ben.edu to volunteer. Visit ben.edu/golf for more information.

Summer Visit Day gives prospective students the 411 on BenU admissions

Prospective undergraduate students can get a jump start on the admissions process by attending Summer Visit Day from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, June 19. The event includes a barbecue lunch from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. with the Financial Aid, Student Life and Admissions staff, followed by an admissions presentation from 12:00-12:30 p.m. and a tour of campus from 12:30-1:30 p.m. For more information or to schedule a personalized visit, contact the Office of Admissions at (630) 829-6300 or admissions@ben.edu.

Annual Campus Security and Fire Report available online

Faculty, staff and students can access the Annual Campus Security and Fire Report for calendar year 2015, which is published in 2016, as required by the U.S. Department of Education, for the Lisle main campus, Naperville Operational Center, Bellwood Learning Center, and Springfield, Ill., and Mesa, Ariz., branch campuses at ben.edu/police


Take your education to the Next Level 

Benedictine University at Springfield invites prospective students to learn about cohort business, education and health services programs as well as our adult evening undergraduate programs. Take your education and career to the Next Level from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, at the Brinkerhoff Home at 1500 N. 5th Street. You will have the opportunity to meet with faculty as well as admissions and financial aid counselors. See how our cohort and fully online programs will accommodate your busy schedule. Attendees will receive a $40 application fee waiver. To register, visit ben.edu/NextLevel. For more information or to schedule a personalized visit, contact (217) 718-5002 or nationalenrollment@ben.edu or visit ben.edu/gradadult.


Happy Birthday to the following members of the University community for the days of June 12-June 29:

Betsy Hada – June 12, Advising Center
Amy Staffeldt – June 12, Advising Center
Vanessa Cano – June 15, Office of Financial Aid
Annette Dzielski – June 15, Administration and Finance
Dianne Moran – June 16, Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice and Clinical Psychology
Robin Rylaarsdam – June 16, College of Science
Kathryn Shive – June 16, Marketing and Communications
Gregory Wright – June 16, Grounds and Landscaping Services
Francesca Bergen – June 18, Administration and Finance
Michelle Koppitz – June 18, School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education
Mercy Robb – June 18, Marketing and Communications
Pedro Del Corral – June 19, Biological Sciences
Mark Poch – June 19, Biological Sciences
Susan Smith – June 19, Mesa Operations
Jill Reichert – June 20, School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education
Michelle Schaefer – June 21, Academic and Career Enrichment Center
Louise Capellan-Adams – June 21, Mesa Operations
Kari Stone – June 22, Chemistry/Biochemistry
Sandra Gill – June 23, College of Business
Jamal Sykes – June 24, Benedictine University Police
Janet Kirby – June 25, School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education
Phyllis Meyers – June 25, Organization Development
Erin Divoky – June 26, Nursing and Health
Elliott Peppers – June 28, Marketing and Communications
Regina Schurman – June 28, Clinical Exercise Physiology
Linda Hale – June 29, Marketing and Communications

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

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Marketing and Communications

Gary Kohn
Assoc. Vice President
Marketing and Communications
(630) 829-6095
Naperville Operational Center

Jody Conidi
Project Manager
(630) 829-6068
Lownik Hall
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.