Campus Notebook


June 17, 2013


University Notes

Public Health week (3)

Benedictine University Master of Public Health students Agim "Jimmy" Jusufi and Samyuktha Gumidyala staff the table in Kindlon Hall during National Public Health Week in April.

The Master of Public Health Student Advisory Panel at Benedictine University presented detailed poster boards and interactive activities with the University's undergraduate and graduate students during National Public Health Week in April. For four hours each day, advisory panel students spoke with other students about health issues facing their communities, such as the dangers of texting and driving, how to prevent fires in the home and how to volunteer in the community. Interactive games included a "Family Feud" style trivia game. Throughout the week, more than 200 students participated in the activities. Each day of National Public Health Week, advisory panel members staffed a table in the Krasa Center for two hours during lunch and in Kindlon Hall for two hours in the late afternoon.

Benedictine University will host the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Student Leaders Program on the Lisle campus for the ninth consecutive year June 26-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.

Benedictine University has been awarded a $46,000, Illinois F-SCRAP grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to begin composting its food waste this year on the Lisle campus. Benedictine will team up with Compost Supply to capture food scraps as well as recyclables. This new composting effort will allow the University to divert in excess of 105,000 pounds (52.5 tons) per year of food waste from landfills and wastewater. Compostables include food scraps (even meat), paper napkins and compostable disposables. Recyclables include other paper, plastic and glass. Everything else is garbage. If you are interested in helping teach people to recycle and compost in the fall, please contact Jean-Marie Kauth at jkauth@ben.edu.

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 www.ben.edu/agoh

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 www.deeprootslax.com.

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 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 jposkin@ben.edu. 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 June 24-28, July 1-5 (no camp July 4), July 8-12, July 15-19, 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 mhyde@ben.edu 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 hkeber@ben.edu 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 jposkin@ben.edu. 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 ptimko@ben.edu.

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.



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 www.ben.edu/campusrec 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 epayne@ben.edu or (630) 829-6107.


Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to the following members of the University community for the days of June 17-30:

Eileen Forrest-June 17, Dining Services
Francesca Bergen-June 18, Business and Finance Services
Mercy Robb-June 18, Marketing and Communications
Pedro Del Corral-June 19, Biological Sciences
Steve McDonald-June 19, Campus Service
Theresa Smallwood-June 19, Registrar
Marcelino Bogaoan-June 22, Campus Services
Kari Stone-June 22, Chemistry/Biochemistry
Sandra Gill-June 23, College of Business
Brittany Seibert-June 23, Information Technology
Christine Isom-Verhaaren-June 24, Core-Humanities
Phyllis Meyers-June 25, Organization Development
Adrianna Saccone-June 25, Office of Alumni Development
Elizabeth Skarr-June 27, College of Science
Regina Schurman-June 28, Clinical Exercise Physiology
Elliott Peppers-June 28, Marketing and Communications
Linda Hale-June 29, Marketing and Communications
Kelly Mitchell
-June 30, Department of Athletics
Meagan Daniel-June 30, Office of Institutional Grants

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



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