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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

March 24, 2014

Who's Who 3-21-14 (99)

The Office of Alumni Development honored several past Benedictine graduates Friday in the Rice Center at its "Who's Who Among Benedictine University Alumni" event.

Faculty Notes

Christine Fletcher (Theology) gave a lecture, "Vatican II and the Secular Vocation of the Laity," at St Augustine's Seminary, the diocesan seminary for the Archdiocese of Toronto, on March 19.

University Notes

CBS' Gary McCord, Lee Trevino to speak at annual golf outing

The 20th annual President’s Invitational Golf Outing will be held Monday, July 28. Professional golfer and CBS Sports analyst Gary McCord will interview legendary golf professional Lee Trevino during the dinner. If you are interested in volunteering for the outing, purchasing a round of golf for a foursome or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Deb Smith at (630) 829-6080 or dsmith@ben.edu. Visit www.ben.edu/golf for more information.

Big changes coming in summer school

Summer school is back in earnest, and to better serve students and the local community, Benedictine University has enhanced its traditional undergraduate summer courses by piloting more than 20 new offerings in an either partly or fully online format at a 50 percent reduced tuition rate. The following courses (with a BF or OL section code) will be offered this summer at Benedictine University at the discounted rate of $432.50 per credit hour: ACCT 111 Accounting I, ACCT 112 Accounting II, BIOL 340 Cell Biology, CJUS 351/PSYC 351 Research Methods in the Social Sciences, EDUC 210/PSYC 241 Educational Psychology, EDUC 355 Classroom Management, GEOG 106 Geography and Cartography, HIST 112 American History Since 1865, HUMN 250 The Contemporary World, IDS 301 Human Dignity/Common Good, INTB 101 The Global Economy, LITR 291 Topics in Literature: Comics, Film, Image Macro Reading the Visual Text, LITR 391 Advanced Topics in Literature, MATH 210 Calculus for Physical Sciences I, NUTR 200 Nutritional Science, NUTR 345 Science of Nutrition and Fitness, PHYS 106 Astronomy, PSYC 100 Survey of Psychology, PSYC 291 Selected Topics, PSYC 391 Topics: Conservation Psychology, SPCH 110 Basic Speech and THEO 101 Theology of Love. The robust existing “traditional” course offerings in Anthropology, Biochemistry, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communications, Criminal Justice, Education, Finance, Fine Arts, Health Science, History, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Nutrition, Physics, Psychology and Sociology will be offered at the existing rate of $865 per credit hour.

Health alert!

Several asthmatics have reported breathing difficulties and visited Student Health Services in recent weeks. The cause? Residual irritants from smoking in doorways, vestibules and foyers. Please be considerate of others and do not smoke in these areas. The Smoke Free Illinois Act prohibits smoking within 15 feet of any building doors, windows or HVAC intake.

Have lunch with landscaper Andy Nordstrom

Andy Nordstrom will be the featured speaker at “Lunch with Landscapers” from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 31 on the second floor of the Krasa Student Center. Nordstrom, an account executive with Shemin Landscape Supply, earned a bachelor’s degree in Horticulture from Western Illinois University and has experience in nursery management, greenhouse production, retail garden center management, lawn care and landscape installation. He will talk about how residents can save money by starting their own plants from seeds.  Space is limited and you must RSVP by Wednesday, March 26 to Kathy Rutkowski at krutkowski@ben.edu or (630) 829-6420. You will receive a ticket at check-in that will admit you to the event.

Fall 2014 Semester registration begins March 31

The undergraduate registration dates for the Fall 2014 Semester have been announced. Hours are based on earned credit hours.  Here are the pertinent dates:

Friday, March 21 – Fall courses searchable on MyBenU and BenULive
Monday, March 24 – Advising open
Monday, March 31 – 7:00 a.m., Senior registration, 105-plus hours
Tuesday, April 1 -- 7:00 a.m., Senior registration, 90-plus hours
Thursday, April 3 – 7:00 a.m., Junior registration, 75-plus hours
Friday, April 4 – 7:00 a.m., Junior registration, 60-plus hours
Monday, April 7 -- 7:00 a.m., Sophomore registration, 45-plus hours
Tuesday, April 8 – 7:00 a.m., Sophomore registration, 30-plus hours
Thursday, April 10 – 7:00 a.m., Freshman registration, 15-plus hours
Friday, April 11 – 7:00 a.m., Freshman registration, 0-plus hours
Monday, April 14 – Open registration/Students at large
Monday, August 25 – Fall semester classes begin

Students present scholarly projects at symposium

Benedictine’s annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Arts (URSA) symposium, established to encourage Benedictine’s students to pursue undergraduate research by providing them with a more formal venue in which to present their scholarship and other significant academic projects, will be held from 12:00-5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26 in the Krasa Center, Rooms ABC. Students may present their work either in the form of an oral presentation or as part of a poster session.  All presentations and poster sessions are open to the campus community. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend URSA to learn more about the exciting projects that our students have undertaken over the past year. For more information, contact Zubair Amir at zamir@ben.edu or Jennie Kamieniecki at jkamieniecki@ben.edu.

Learn about career possibilities from alumni at Coffee House Networking event

Benedictine University students and alumni are invited to attend the Coffee House Networking Event Series from 5:30-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, in the Krasa Center, Rooms ABC. This month’s networking event features Shadi Javadi, C04, associate vice president and branch manager of First Midwest Bank; Mark Connelly, C04, associate vice president and corporate recruitment manager for First Midwest Bank; and Jose Villagomez, C10, acquisition analyst for First Midwest Bank. The three speakers will discuss employment opportunities, the application and hiring process, effective networking strategies and how First Midwest Bank uses social media to find qualified applicants and advertise jobs. Please bring your resume and business cards to share with employers and other guests. Refreshments will be served. This program is free to all Benedictine alumni and students. RSVPs are encouraged, and may be sent to John Darnell at jdarnell@ben.edu or by calling (630) 829-6040. For details on all Career Development programs, services and events, visit ben.edu/career.

Visit for a day, stay for a degree

Admitted Student Day will be held from 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 27 in the Krasa Student Center. Check-in is from 9:00-9:30 a.m.

Faculty invited to attend 'Writing Across the Curriculum' seminar

Faculty members are invited to attend the "Writing Across the Curriculum" seminars from 3:00-4:15 p.m. on Fridays in the Benedictine University Library during the spring semester. A light lunch or hors d'oeuvres will be served. The schedule of seminars is: Friday, April 4, "Using D2L Rubrics" with Chris Fletcher; and Friday, May 2, "Research Writing in Business" with Tom Nicholas. For more information, contact Jean-Marie Kauth at (630) 829-6272 or jkauth@ben.edu

You are invited to spend 'Lent at the Abbey"

St. Procopius Abbey and Benedictine University invite you to “Lent at the Abbey” from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 5 at St. Procopius Abbey. The event includes lauds, Lectio Divina, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Mass, lunch, talks by Fr. Becket Franks, O.S.B. and Christine Fletcher, associate professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Benedictine, and a closing prayer and blessing. The event is open to the public, but seating will be limited. There is no fee, but a free will offering will be taken. Registration closes on Friday, March 28. To RSVP or help plan catering arrangements, please contact Fr. Becket Franks, O.S.B., at (630) 829-9253 or bfranks@procopius.org.

Help honor our graduates at Spring Family Brunch

The Third Annual Spring Family Brunch honoring graduating seniors will be held from 12:00-2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 6 in the Krasa Dining Room. All Benedictine families and friends are invited to attend. Prior to brunch, parents and their graduates are invited to attend Mass at 11:00 a.m. at St. Procopius Abbey Church. Brunch tickets are $15 for parents and family members. Tickets are available through March 28. Benedictine students may use their meal swipes at the door. To purchase tickets, go to www.ben.edu/familybrunch.

Got poems? Share them on an open mic

The Department of Languages and Literature is sponsoring an Open Mic and Poetry Slam from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 3 in the Coal Ben. The poetry slam will have two rounds, so participants should bring at least two original poems to participate in the contest. Winners will receive prizes. There will be music and refreshments. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Wilson Chen at (630) 829-6288 or wchen@ben.edu.

Symposium explores how violence impacts all in 'Love Thy Neighbor'

“Love Thy Neighbor: How Faith and Reason Work Against Structural Violence” will be the topic of the next Faith and Reason Symposium from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 4 in the Krasa Presentation Room. The purpose of this year’s symposium is to discuss the issue of violence and how violence impacts us from the personal to the global. The featured speaker is Tobias Winright, Ph.D., associate professor of Theological Ethics at Saint Louis University. Panelists will include Jack Thornburg, Cheryl Heinz, Patrick Polisek, Christine Fletcher, Joel Ostrow, Fannie Rushing and Patricia Somers.

Do good here, there, everywhere on National Service Day

The first Benedictine University National Day of Service will be held from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 5. The purpose of this day is to bring together the Benedictine community across the nation – including on-campus and online students, faculty, staff and alumni – to serve those in need. All campuses and distance learning students are invited to participate in the National Day of Service at designated service sites across the country. Participating cities include Mesa, Atlanta, New Orleans, Minneapolis, Brooklyn, Cincinnati, Geneva, Lisle, Lombard, Naperville, Springfield, Woodridge, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. Please fill out the registration form by Saturday, March 15 to participate. The nearest service site will be emailed to you by Carrie Roberts, pastoral associate for outreach at Benedictine University. She can be contacted at croberts@ben.edu. Click here to register now!

Retreat offers time for reflection, community

The Spring 2014 Koinonia Retreat will be held Friday-Sunday, April 11-13, at the Carmelite Spiritual Center in Darien. Koinonia is the Greek word for “community,” which was an integral part of the faith life of the early Church. The Koinonia retreat weekend is an experience in Christian community based on the Paschal Mystery of Jesus Christ – his life, death and resurrection – designed principally for college students (undergraduate or graduate). Students from Benedictine University (including the Springfield campus), College of DuPage and North Central College are invited to attend. The retreat is offered from a Catholic perspective. However, non-Catholics are welcomed as well. Applications and full payment are due by 12:00 p.m. on April 4. The price is $75. For more information, visit www.ben.edu/ministry or contact Mark Kurowski, director of University Ministry, at mkurowski@ben.edu.

Learn how to be smart with your finances at Money Smart Week

Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign aimed at helping individuals better manage their finances. Student Activities, the College of Business and the Undergraduate Business Programs will sponsor two events to help you get in the spirit. The “Big Money” presentation featuring T-shirts, cash prizes and the money machine will be held from 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15 in the Krasa Presentation Room. “Navigating Personal Finances in Today’s Environment” will feature three speakers with expertise in the area of personal finance from 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 17 in the Krasa Presentation Room. The purpose of this event is to promote wise money management for students. For more information on Money Smart Week, please visit moneysmartweek.org/chicago.

Commencement Fair has it all for graduates

The May 2014 Commencement Fair will be held from 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 22-23, on the first floor of the Krasa Student Center. Graduates-to-be can pick up their cap and gown (these are the only dates caps and gowns will be available, pick up inclement weather tickets, obtain Commencement information, have their cap and gown picture taken by a GradImages photographer, receive information about alumni benefits and Office of Career Development services, purchase a class ring and/or diploma frame, order personalized announcements, discuss financial obligations, and participate in a raffle and enjoy refreshments. For more information, graduates can go to www.ben.edu/commencement.

Former DNC chair Howard Dean to talk at Benedictine

Past chair of the Democratic National Committee and former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean will visit Benedictine University to discuss his experiences in politics, the future of the Democratic Party and his views on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22 on the second floor of the Krasa Student Center. The public is invited and encouraged to attend this free event. Dean will also visit with local high school and community college students to discuss “Reforming Health Care in the United States” as part of the CCL’s Youth Government Day, an annual event at Benedictine created to engage young people on the importance of government by examining some of the most pressing political issues affecting their country, state and community.

Run for fun at AMSA's annual fun run

The 5th Annual American Medical Students Association (AMSA) 5K Fun Run will be held Sunday, April 27. To register, go to www.ben.edu/studentlife/success/student_engagement/amsa.cfm.

Celebrate you at Benedictine Philanthropy Day

Did you give to the University this year? Then celebrate you at Benedictine Philanthropy Day, “Our Legacy Grows with Giving Hearts.” Your financial support of the University and donations to the Vacation Donation Program exemplify the spirit of giving and of the caring community at Benedictine University. Donors will have received an invitation via email to the Ice Cream Social – featuring a variety of ice cream, toppings, cookies and lemonade – from 1:30-3:00 p.m. on Monday, April 28 in the Krasa Center, Rooms ABC to help us celebrate the giving spirit of the Benedictine community. Invitees can also participate in a “White Elephant” event during the ice cream social. Just bring in your new or like-new household items such as glassware, décor items, picture frames, games, office supplies or Benedictine wear to the Office of the Annual Fund located in Krasa Center, Room 035B, prior to the event (Please do not bring food, perishables, plants, books, clothing, children’s toys or joke items). A drawing to determine the winners of these items will be held at the ice cream social. Reduce, reuse, recycle and reinvest in others. For more information, contact Jill Poskin at (630) 829-6366 or jposkin@ben.edu.

Hot dogs, burgers and...warm weather?

Benedictine University Police and Student Health Services will host the annual Finals Cookout from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29. Due to construction of the College of Business building, the location for the cookout is yet to be determined. Students are invited to come for a hotdog or hamburger, chips and drink after a hard morning of studying for finals.

Eat, drink and fete top students in History, etc.

All History, Philosophy and Religious Studies students, faculty and staff are invited to the Annual Awards Reception on Thursday, May 1 in the Kindlon Hall Atrium. Donations will be accepted for the Fr. Phillip Timko, O.S.B. Scholarship. The keynote speaker is Doug Wildes, C02, assistant principal of curriculum and instruction at Addison Trail H.S. Please RSVP to nplacek@ben.edu by Friday, April 25.

Celebrate Benedictine's best and brightest at Hooding and Honors

The Spring 2014 Hooding and Honors Ceremony will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 2 in the Rice Center Arena. For more information, contact Donna Madia at (630) 829-1143.

Commencement scheduled at the Sports Complex (weather permitting) on May 10 

The Spring 2014 Commencement Ceremony will be held Saturday, May 10 at the Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex. The day begins with a Commencement Mass at 7:45 a.m. at St. Procopius Abbey. Students should report to Kindlon Hall at 8:30 a.m. for lineup. Commencement begins at 9:45 a.m. followed by an undergraduate reception at the Quad at 11:30 a.m. Graduate students should report to Kindlon Hall for lineup at 1:45 p.m. Commencement begins at 2:30 p.m. followed by a graduate reception at the Quad at 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact Donna Madia at (630) 829-1143 or visit www.ben.edu/commencement/schedule.cfm.

Save the date to beautify Benedictine

Beautification Day will be Friday, May 16. Weather permitting, there will be a barbeque for volunteers on the basketball court north of the Krasa Center. Stay tuned for more details.

Catholic women invited to learn whether God is calling

Sacred Heart Monastery in Lisle is offering a monthly discernment program for single women who are practicing Catholics. The next program is Thursday, March 20. The program is designed to help women discover God’s call for them in this life. We believe that there is richness in religious life that needs further exposure. Single Catholic women are invited to join us and pray about this possibility, discover the privileges and responsibilities of this type of vocation, or just learn about this way of life. The program would also suit those who are making decisions about their career or serving as a missionary or volunteer. The program will be held from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month for five months. Each meeting will include a prayer form called Lectio Divina, presentations on the topic of discernment, speakers representing different ways of life, discussion with others, light snacks and a closing prayer. The program is ongoing, so you may begin at any time. Please contact Sr. Christine Kouba, O.S.B., at (630) 977-9225 or ckouba@shmlisle.org for further information or to register.

Don't let the flu get you!

Flu shots are available at Student Health Services in the Krasa Student Center, Room 116, for faculty, staff and students from 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Tuesdays through Thursdays while supplies last. The cost is $10 for students and $20 for faculty and staff (cash or check only).

Check out the 'S' drive before you post an announcement

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. The Office of 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.

Got parents? Give 'em Hope.

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.

Use 'Goodsearch' to benefit University Ministry

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.

Taize prayer service offered third Friday of the month

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

Who you going to call?

Who do you call in a medical emergency? All calls for medical assistance should be directed to University Police at (630) 829-6666 or ext. 6666 from any in-house telephone. If the situation is life-threatening, immediately dial 911. There is no need to pre-dial “8” for 911 or 6666. To expedite the response for any emergency, whether medical or psychological, do not attempt to contact Student Health Services. Their availability is not assured. University Police will respond, assess the situation and take appropriate measures.

Giving makes you feel good all over

Spread the warmth and support of the Benedictine community by giving back this year. It means so much whenever Benedictine employees support the future growth of the University – whether through a regular payroll deduction or an annual gift. We encourage more community members to participate and help us increase the percentage of faculty and staff who give back to Benedictine. This fiscal year, if you donate a total of $225 or more through a current or new payroll deduction, check or credit card, you will receive a special Benedictine scarf that will keep you warm and cozy all fall and winter. This unique item is a token of appreciation for your generosity. Limit one scarf per employee donor, while supplies last. For more information, please contact Jill Poskin at (630) 829-6366 or jposkin@ben.edu.

Need some extra time? It's available through Vacation Donation

Time off is available for staff to use through the Vacation Donation Program if they are facing a personal emergency and have used all of their own vacation, personal and floating holiday hours. All donated time expires at the end of May. To apply for additional time, contact Jill Poskin at (630) 829-6366 or jposkin@ben.edu.

Got some extra time? Give it back through Vacation Donation

Do you have vacation, personal or floating holiday time that you are not going to use? Donate it! Donated time will be available for Benedictine community members who may require additional time off for medical reasons, to care for a loved one, to cope with the passing of a family member or to handle personal emergencies. By donating your time, you are truly exemplifying the Benedictine spirit of caring for others and giving back. You can make a difference by donating your unused time to those who really need it. Ask today how you can donate your time to help others! Contact Jill Poskin at (630) 829-6366 or jposkin@ben.edu.

Sunday Mass is offered on the fourth floor of Kindlon

Sunday Mass is now being said at 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. in the St. Benedict Chapel on the fourth floor of Kindlon Hall, and at 11:00 a.m. at St. Procopius Abbey. University Ministry is also providing Mass at 7:25 a.m., Monday through Friday in the St. Benedict Chapel. Please join us before work or before class.

Know a student who needs help?

The mission of the Early Alert Team (EAT) is to provide early intervention and prevention for students who are experiencing distress, engaging in harmful or disruptive behaviors, or who have been identified as at risk for personal, academic, social or financial difficulty. To file an Early Alert Referral, go to www.ben.edu/EAT. A student "complaint" is an expression of dissatisfaction concerning, a University employee, department, service, process or a University administrative action that requires clarification, investigation and/or resolution. Students wishing to file a complaint should go to www.ben.edu/studentlife/student_complaint_form.cfm. For more information, contact Linda D. Owens, associate dean for Student Development, at (630) 829-6123 or lowens@ben.edu.

Daily workshops offered at Office of Career Development

All Benedictine University students and alumni are invited to take part in new programs and services this semester presented by the Office of Career Development located on the lower level of the Krasa Student Center in Room 012. The Career Development Technology Center now offers daily workshops from 12:30-1:20 p.m., Monday through Thursday, on resume writing and other topics. If you can’t make it to a workshop over the lunch hour, drop in during our walk-in hours – 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Monday-Tuesday and 2:30-4:30 p.m., Wednesday-Thursday – for a resume or cover letter consultation. No appointment is necessary during the walk-in periods. Also new this semester is an improved Virtual Career Center designated for Benedictine students and alumni to easily manage information, update resumes and other documents, and connect with potential employers. Read more details about our daily workshops and other news at ben.edu/career.

Find out where the money goes

Benedictine University students are able to put down roots and blossom into game-changing professionals due to the kindness of our trustees, alumni, friends and faculty/staff. Visit the Donor Impact Report website today at ben.edu/dir/ to learn how donations invigorate students by providing them with exceptional academic, spiritual and social growth opportunities. Please direct all questions to Pat Ariano, executive director of University Development, at (630) 829-6003 or pariano@ben.edu.

Healthy Table

Spring has finally arrived

After a long and unforgiveable winter, the first day of spring has finally come. That means we all have summer vacation on our radar. Let your health enjoy springtime too by following these tips:

• With the improving weather, take your workouts and lunch breaks outdoors. Plan a hike with friends on the weekends or a walk in the sun during your lunch hour.
• Eat up those spring crops. Artichokes, asparagus, cherries and strawberries are all harvested in the spring and produce that is eaten while in-season is the most flavorful. Preserving spring fruits and vegetables by canning, jarring or freezing them can allow you to enjoy them all year long.
• Vitamin D is an important vitamin for bone health as we age, and luckily it has one very powerful source – the sun. As the days warm up and the sun comes out, try and spend some time outdoors to soak up that vitamin D.

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. 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 follow us on Twitter at @Healthy_table1.

Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau

Don’t know what to do with your old, used flag?

The Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau is now a central location for the retirement of American flags. Citizens who have old flags which have become worn beyond repair may retire their flag properly by donating it to the Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony on Monday, May 26 in downtown Lisle. A collection box will be located in the lobby of the Lisle Village Hall, 925 Burlington Ave., from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Donations will be accepted through Friday, May 23. For more information, contact Katie Palombit at (630) 769-1000 or palombit@stayinlisle.com, or visit www.stayinlisle.com.


BenU Athletics 

Keep up with the Eagles!

Keep up to date with the constant spring schedule changes due to weather.

The Benedictine baseball team finished a spring break trip against a tough schedule with an extra-inning defeat.

The Benedictine softball team comes home from Florida with a 5-4 record.

The Benedictine women’s lacrosse team dropped a mid-week contest with Augsburg.

Upcoming Athletic Events

Tuesday, March 25

BenU at Wheaton (DH)
Wheaton, Ill.
3:00 p.m.

BenU at Wheaton
Carol Stream, Ill.
5:00 p.m.

Women’s Lacrosse

BenU vs. Robert Morris
Sports Complex
7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 26

BenU vs. Washington University – at Illinois Wesleyan
Bloomington, Ill.
6:00 p.m.

Men’s Lacrosse
BenU at Carthage
Kenosha, Wis.
7:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 27

BenU vs. Robert Morris
Sports Complex
4:00 p.m.

BenU vs. North Park (DH)
Sports Complex
3:00 p.m.

Friday, March 28

Women’s Lacrosse
BenU vs. Linfield
Sports Complex
3:00 p.m.

Outdoor Track & Field
BenU at Washington University
St. Louis, Mo.
12:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 29

Outdoor Track & Field
BenU at Washington University
St. Louis, Mo.
9:30 a.m.

BenU vs. Edgewood (DH)
Sports Complex
12:00 p.m.

Men’s Lacrosse
BenU vs. Hanover
Sports Complex
6:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 30

BenU at Lakeland (DH)
Sheboygan, Wis.
1:00 p.m.

BenU vs. Rockford (DH)
Sports Complex
12:00 p.m.

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to the following members of the University community for the days of March 24-April 30:

Mary Powers - March 24, New Student Advising Center
Brandon Amos - March 25, Nursing and Health
Maria Lee - March 25, Financial Aid
Maria Trejo - March 26, Campus Services
Traci Beierwaltes - March 27, Mesa Operations
Eileen Kivlin - March 30, College of Science
Kevin Albert - March 30, Information Technology
Mary Jeffery - March 31, School of Education
Tonia Rucker - March 31, College of Science
Jaquil Brown-Perry - April 1, Business Learning Teams
John Draut - April 2, Graduate Business Administration
Max Bednarski - April 3, Marketing and Communications
Jennifer Erickson - April 3, International Programs and Services
Susan Stackley - April 4, Graduate Business Administration
Betsy Rhinesmith - April 5, Personnel Resources
Jim Zimmerman - April 5, Campus Services
Karl Constant - April 7, Residence Life
Eric Herwaldt - April 7, Dining Services
Hicela Woods - April 8, Admissions
Duane Hazelwood - April 9, Benedictine University Police
Karl Bowker - April 10, Information Technology
Richard Nassif - April 10, Athletics
Mark Ritz - April 10, Business and Finance Services
Joshua Wolfgang - April 10, Annual Fund Programs
Deborah Sarna - April 12, Benedictine Library
Jo Wilson - April 12, Mesa Operations
Susan Ortinau - April 13, Dining Services
Art Rutherford - April 13, Campus Services
David Turner - April 13, Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Martin Wright - April 13, President's Office
Allison Wilson - April 14, Biological Sciences
Marilyn Cermak - April 15, Student Success Center
Christopher Birks - April 16, Communication Arts
Kimberly Sgarbossa - April 17, New Student Advising Center
Diane Battistella - April 19, Financial Aid
Elizabeth Bell - April 21, Teacher Education Preparation
Joseph Freitag - April 21, Athletics
Jessica Jelinek - April 21, Athletics
Jayne Wechsler - April 21, Dining Services
Michael Fitzgerald - April 22, Dining Services
Wayne Haffey - April 22, Benedictine University Police
Georgeen Polyak - April 22, Public Health (M.P.H.)
Alton Nobles - April 23, Admissions
Shannon Rauch - April 23, Mesa Operations
Xiaojin Yu - April 25, International Programs and Services
Sunil Chand - April 26, Center for Higher Education and Organizational Change
William Torres - April 26, Benedictine University Police
Feifei Li - April 27, College of Liberal Arts
Monica Miller - April 27, Residence Life
Andrea Swanson - April 27, Campus Planning, Design and Construction Management
Jason Burr - April 28, Athletics
Maria de la Camara - April 28, College of Liberal Arts
Susan Mikula Christie - April 28, History
Pedro Guerrero - April 29, Campus Services
John Thornburg - April 29, Psychology/Sociology
Lynne Schrott - April 30, Career Development
Wilbert Watkins - April 30, Music

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