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Campus Notebook                              June 13, 2016

Lisle Campus News

A group of Benedictine students is visiting China this month, including
several who are participating in the China Pollination Project with Biology
professor Cheryl Heinz. Their research consists of observing, recording
and identifying pollinators (and occasionally taking in the sights).

Campus Events

Center for Civic Leadership hosts Emmy-winning journalist, political analyst

The Center for Civic Leadership will host journalist and political analyst Juan Williams at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18, in the Goodwin Hall Auditorium for a discussion of topics relevant to the upcoming presidential election. Williams is a panelist on "Fox News Sunday" and a regular substitute host for "The O'Reilly Factor." He began his career at the Washington Post as a political columnist and national correspondent, then went on to become a correspondent for National Public Radio. In 1988, Williams won an Emmy for his work on "Eyes on the Prize," a PBS documentary about the civil rights movement. No stranger to controversy, Williams has been described as a "straight shooter" who speaks his mind and has ruffled feathers on both sides of the aisle. He interviewed numerous influential people and presidents over the course of his career—including President Obama and former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan—and is in an ideal position to discuss the current and evolving political climate on Capitol Hill. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jen Zingg at (630) 829-6460 or jzingg@ben.edu.

Former Notre Dame athlete shares story of faith, courage

Haley Scott DeMaria, author of "What Though the Odds: Haley Scott's Journey of Faith and Triumph," will discuss her journey from a healthy college athlete to a paralysis patient at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, in the Goodwin Hall Auditorium. A book signing precedes the presentation from 6:00-6:45 p.m. DeMaria shares her story of survival and recovery in order to help others find hope, strength and faith during times of life's great challenges. Tickets are $10. For more information, go to ben.edu/speakers.


Upcoming Enrollment events allow prospective students to get to know BenU

The Office of Admissions has scheduled several events throughout the spring and summer to showcase Benedictine University to prospective students. Prospective students can attend Saturday Preview Day from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on July 16, and a Future Transfer Day on Wednesdays, July 6 and August 3. During the events, attendees can meet with an admissions counselor to discuss Benedictine University's renowned academic programs, the admissions process and requirements, applying, scholarships and financial aid, and take a guided tour of campus. For more information, contact (630) 829-6300 or admissions@ben.edu

Alumni Development

Take advantage of discounted hotel rates this summer

The Office of Alumni Development launched a new discount hotel program this fall through My Hotel Rewards. This website gives Benedictine alumni, faculty, staff and students exclusive access to savings at more than 275,000 hotels worldwide. There are no blackout dates, you're guaranteed the lowest price on the web at the time of booking and a portion of each booking will help support the University. To sign up, go to myhotelrewards.net/eagles and use group code "EAGLES" to access the site.

Campus Ministry

Volunteers needed for Catholic Charities' back to school fair

Faculty and staff are invited to volunteer for Catholic Charities' DuPage County Back to School Fair on Wednesday, August 3, at the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park. Catholic Charities' Back to School Fairs help prepare children from low-income households for a new school year by providing a variety of services, including free school supplies, immunizations, physicals, dental exams and more. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Carrie Roberts, director of Campus Ministry, at croberts@ben.edu directly instead of Catholic Charities and she will respond for everyone as a group. For more information, go to catholiccharitiesjoliet.org/back-to-school-fair.

Faculty and Staff Notes

Alan Gorr (Public Health) will spend a good deal of time on the road this summer. On July 18, he will present a paper titled "An Improved Model for Global Health Ethics" at the Global Health Conference in Singapore. Nine days later, he will present a paper titled "Global Health Ethics for the 21st Century" at the National Conference of Management Faculty of Chinese Medical Universities in Dalian, China. On August 25, Gorr will present a paper on the "Future of Global Health Ethics" at the Prince Mahidol of Songla Symposium sponsored by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Medical School of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.

About Benedictine

You get more for your money here

Benedictine University is ranked among the top 10 schools in Illinois and the top 20 percent in the nation for return on investment (ROI), according to the 2016 PayScale ROI Report for colleges with the best value.

The 10th Annual Benedictine Pedagogy Conference hosted by Benedictine
University on May 27-29 attracted representatives of 10 Benedictine colleges
and universities in the United States.

Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B., Art Gallery

Art gallery announces schedule for third exhibition season

Here is the most recent schedule of the third annual exhibition season of the Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B., Art Gallery and the University Art Collection:

Through July 30
Chicago Alliance for Visual Artists
Painting, sculpture, prints, drawing and mixed media
Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B., Art Gallery

Through June 30
BenU Student Exhibition
Student intaglio and relief prints from William Scarlato and Teresa Parker's printmaking courses
Kindlon Hall, First Floor North Gallery

The Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B., Art Gallery regular hours are 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Saturday and by appointment.   

Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau

Keep your eyes on the skies

The annual Lisle "Eyes to the Skies Festival" will be held from 12:00-11:00 p.m. on Friday-Sunday, July 1-3.  Admission is $8 for adults and children (includes both music stages and majority of the Children's Area), children under age 6 are free. Lisle residents are free on Sunday, July 3, until 3:00 p.m. with valid photo ID, and all of Sunday, July 3, is free for military members (active and veterans) with valid military ID. Events include morning and evening launches of hot air balloons, nightly balloon glows, tethered balloon rides, a carnival, a large children's area, a craft fair, live music on two stages, nightly fireworks and 50 unique food vendors. Free parking and shuttle service is available from Benet Academy, Benedictine University and Navistar. Handicap accessibility is available just outside the west ticket booth at $5 per vehicle. For more information, visit www.eyestotheskies.org.

USATF Illinois seeks volunteers for Masters Throws Championships

Volunteers are needed to support 2016 USA Track & Field Masters Throws Championships, a unique field event competition which showcases an athlete's power and strength. More than 120 athletes and officials plus spectators from across the country will attend the competition on the weekend of August 5-7 at the Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex. Duties include retrieving implements during warm-ups and competition, assisting during weights and measures, setting up and managing the competition venue under direction of meet officials, and assisting in registration, posting results and assisting with medals and awards. Volunteers must be at least 15 years of age. For more information, contact Tricia Myers at tricia@otrtevents.com. To download an application, visit usatfillinois.org.

BenU Athletics
Keep up with the Eagles!

The Benedictine women's soccer team will host a prospect camp in August.

Mesa Campus News


Several enrollment events scheduled on the Mesa campus

A number of enrollment events are scheduled for adults and undergraduate students interested in the various programs offered on the Mesa campus:

Springfield Campus News


Several enrollment events scheduled on Springfield campus

The National Moser Center at Benedictine University at Springfield will host a series of enrollment events for adults interested in the various programs offered on the Springfield campus.

  • A NextGenMBA Virtual Info Session will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 30. For more information, contact (877) 353-9622.

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to the following members of the University community for the days of June 15-28:

Vanessa Cano – June 15, Office of Financial Aid
Annette Dzielski – June 15, Business and Finance Services
Dianne Moran – June 16, Psychology/Sociology
Robin Rylaarsdam – June 16, Biological Sciences
Kathryn Shive – June 16, Marketing and Communications
Eileen Forrest – June 17, Dining Services
Francesca Bergen – June 18, Business and Finance Services
Michelle Koppitz – June 18, Adult and Professional Programs
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 25, Enrollment, Central Region
Louise Capellan-Adams – June 21, Mesa Operations
Kari Stone – June 22, Chemistry/Biochemistry
Sandra Gill – June 23, College of Business
Janet Kirby – June 25, Adjunct Instruction, Central Region
Phyllis Meyers – June 25, Organization Development
Adrianna Saccone – June 25, University 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
Timothy Haemmerle – July 1, St. Procopius Abbey
Timothy Comar – July 3, Mathematics
Michael Dakoumis – July 4, Benedictine Library
Patrick Summerville – July 4, Dining Services
Jason Kroese – July 5, Athletics
Sonia Murden – July 6, Registrar
Maureen Romero – July 8, Campus Ministry
Jessica Lang – July 9, Admissions
Molly Remley – July 9, Athletics
Robert Witt – July 9, Benedictine University Police
Anthony Scola – July 10, Admissions
Kelly Jennings – July 11, Enrollment, Southwest Region
Donna Madia – July 12, Academic Affairs
Peter Thompson – July 12, Auxiliary Enterprises
Ryan Merrick – July 13, Facilities Management
Julie Cowgill – July 14, Operations
Alan Daniels – July 15, Mesa Operations
Juan Gomez – July 15, Dining Services
Carrie Roberts – July 16, University Ministry
Latifa Bounou – July 16, Foreign Languages
Laura Hall – July 17, Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum
Yvette Knox – July 17, President's Office
Scott Arnold – July 18, Information Technology
Brian McCabe – July 19, Enrollment, Southwest Region
Jake Pineda – July 19, Information Technology
Tara Tarazoff – July 19, Athletics
Deborah Schroer – July 21, Student Lifecycle, Northern Region
Judith Gavlin – July 23, University Development
Cheryl Mascarenhas – July 23, Chemistry/Biochemistry
Deborah Smith – July 23, University Development Events
Michael Mangan – July 24, Abbey Personnel
Laura Saunders – July 24, Marketing and Communications
Kathleen Smith – July 27, Financial Aid
Patricia Somers – July 28, Psychology/Sociology
Ashley Sylvester – July 28, Business and Financial Services
Ryan Wingate – July 28, Athletics
Paul Giordano – July 29, Information Technology
John Schade – July 29, Business and Finance Services
Krista Huba – July 31, Graduate Business Administration
Anna Moorhead – July 31, International Programs and Services
Nicholas Younglove – July 31, 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

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Marketing and Communications
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