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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.

Campus Notebook                              June 7, 2016

Benedictine University at Springfield graduates enjoy a moment together

prior to the Commencement Convocation at Angela Hall on May 15.

Lisle Campus News

Campus Events

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 Days from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on June 11 and 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

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.

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.

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

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.

Healthy Table

Plan for a summer of healthy eating.

Summer is just around the corner. While summer schedules quickly become packed full with pool parties, grill outs, baseball games and summer camps, it's also the best time for fresh, healthy food. Try visiting a farmer's market this summer for the freshest and prettiest food. Get creative - there are so many foods in season you'll never have to make the same thing twice. To find a farmer's market near you, visit: http://farmersmarketillinois.com/farmers-markets-in-northern-illinois/

Summer seasonal foods include;

  • Arugula, which is great for salads or topper to burgers
  • Asparagus, which is high in vitamin K and folate and great on the grill.
  • Beets, which are: rich in phytochemicals and antioxidant protection.
  • Corn, and who doesn't look forward to corn on the cob?
  • Raspberries are never fresher than in summer months.
  • Tomatoes are a farmer's market favorite and a great source of vitamin C.

For more tips on health and wellness, contact us at Healthy Table, a free service which offers nutrition education, counseling, screening and more. Healthy Table is available for individual sessions, health fairs, group presentations for all ages and other health-related activities. We are located in Birck Hall, Room 230. For appointments, call (630) 829-6518 or "like" and message us on Facebook at Healthy Table at Benedictine University. You can also contact us at healthytable.benu14@gmail.com.

BenU Athletics
ids can have fun, learn basketball at the Eagles' camp

The goal of the 2016 Benedictine Eagle Basketball Camp is to create an entertaining environment for learning the game of basketball. The camp focuses on excellent instruction in the fundamentals of offensive and defensive basketball. The camp is run by D3hoops.com Coach of the Year Keith Bunkenburg and members of the 2015-16 NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championships national runner-up. The camp is for boys grades 3-8 and runs from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7, through Friday, June 10. The cost of camp is $225 and includes lunch, a camp T-shirt and a camp basketball. For more information, contact Bunkenburg at (630) 829-6146 or kbunkenburg@ben.edu.

Keep up with the Eagles!

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

Mesa Campus News

The Benedictine University at Mesa graduate and undergraduate
Commencement Convocations were held on May 21.


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

Graduates line up in front of Angela Hall on the Benedictine University
at Springfield campus prior to Commencement Convocation on May 15.


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 Open House will be held at 5:30-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, at the Brinkerhoff Home. For more information, contact (877) 353-9622.
  • 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 7-28:

Kevin Broeckling – June 7, Mesa Operations
Kristin Logan – June 7, Onground Ed.D.
Susan Hovey – June 10, Adjunct Instruction, Central Region
Jenna Lucio – June 10, Office of Admissions
Kevin Triplett – June 10, Benedictine University Police
Amy Staffeldt – June 12, New Student Advising Center
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

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
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