Campus Notebook                                  March 7, 2016

Lisle Campus News

Fly like the Eagles!

Benedictine University, which beat Hardin-Simmons University 85-64 on Saturday, will host the third round and quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship Tournament this weekend. The Eagles (28-0), ranked No. 2 in the nation and the only unbeaten men's basketball team at any level of the NCAA, will meet Ohio Wesleyan (25-4) at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 11. St. Norbert (25-2) and Alma (23-6) will meet in the other sectional semifinal at 5:30 p.m. The winners will play in the quarterfinals Saturday at the Rice Center at 7:00 p.m. for a trip to the Final Four in Salem, Va., on March 18-19.

Campus Events


Jeanne Bishop, whose sister, brother-in-law and their unborn child were murdered
in their Winnetka home 25 years ago, spoke about her journey to confront and
reconcile with their killer to faculty, staff and students in Goodwin Hall on March 1. 

"The Struggle is Real" is the theme of Islam Awareness Week

A number of activities have been planned for Islam Awareness Week, "The Struggle is Real," on March 7-11. Monday, a Taste of Faith will be held from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Kindlon Hall Atrium followed by a Christian Muslim Dialogue from 6:00-9:00 p.m. in Goodwin Hall, Room 411. Tuesday, a Hijab Challenge will be held from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Kindlon Hall, Room 164, followed by a presentation, "MIA: Modesty in Action," from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in Birck Hall, Room 218. Wednesday's schedule includes a bagged lunch service event from 12:00-1:30 p.m. in Birck Hall, Room 112, followed by the presentation "Battle of the Heart" from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in Birck Hall, Room 112. Henna and Calligraphy open Thursday's events from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. in the Kindlon Hall Atrium, followed by a special performance by Babar Harrie from 6:00-10:00 p.m. in the Goodwin Auditorium. Friday's events include Jumuah from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at Founders' Woods and a presentation "Winning without Sinning" from 6:00-9:00 p.m. in Goodwin Hall, Room 411. Dinner will be provided at all evening events. A Dowah Table will be available from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, in Kindlon Hall. 

And all that jazz

The Benedictine Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Patrick Infusino, will perform a selection of works from Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Horace Silver and others at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, in the Scholl Recital Hall, Room 101. The concert is free and open to the public.

Fall victim to an Illinois bird of prey at the Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum


The Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum will host an "Illinois Birds of Prey and Owl Pellet Dissection" event from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, at the museum on the second floor of the Birck Hall of Science.  The workshop will introduce hawks, falcons, harriers, eagles, ospreys, vultures and owls, examine several museum specimens and contrast birds that may be difficult to identify while in flight. Attendees will also be able to further delve into the world of owls through examination of owl pellets, which can tell someone about food chains and prey-predator relationships. The program is open to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please register for the event at (630) 829-6546 or JuricaSuchyMuseum@ben.edu.

Students are encouraged to attend the annual Health Professions Fair


The 26th Annual Health Professions Fair will be held from 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16, in first floor hallway of the Birck Hall of Science. Representatives from many professional schools and military disciplines will share information on a variety of health professions offered. Please encourage your students to attend. For more information, contact  Alice Sima in the Department of Pre-Professional Health Programs at asima@ben.edu.

Help a deserving student attend Model UN in New York

Students in the Model United Nations class are conducting a fundraiser to coincide with the program's 50th anniversary of sending representatives to the National Model UN Conference in New York. The team is selling $20 raffle tickets for a chance to win 24 bottles of wine (a mix of reds and whites to be selected later, all in the $15-plus range). An additional two cases will be raffled off for every 200 tickets sold. You must be 21 years or older to win. The drawing will be held during Model UN's special event on March 17 featuring guest speakers from The Abolition Institute on the effort to end slavery in Mauritania. Every dollar raised goes to the Diplomacy in Action Award fund, which supports students, based on need, by covering their airfare and incidentals for the weeklong trip. Model UN is an invaluable experience that helps students develop leadership, public speaking and negotiating skills. The Model UN program at Benedictine has built a reputation for excellence. However, more and more students who wish to take part find it challenging financially to do so. This is an opportunity to help those students. Students in the class are selling tickets, or they may be purchased from Joel Ostrow either by cash or via PayPal. For more information or for raffle tickets, contact Joel Ostrow at bumodelun50@gmail.com or call (630) 829-6470. 

Model UN event explores the fight to end slavery

Benedictine University's Model United Nations program will present "Slavery in Mauritania: The Fight to End It, and the Role of the United Nations" at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, in Goodwin Hall, Room 321. CNN has deemed Mauritania, in West Africa, to be slavery's last stronghold with more than 340,000 people, or about 10 percent of the population, enslaved.  The event will feature guest speakers Bakary Tandia and Sean Tenner, co-founders of The Abolition Institute. More information about The Abolition Institute can be found at www.StoppingSlavery.org. For more information about the event, contact Joel Ostrow at jostrow@ben.edu or call (630) 829-6470.

Bring your old computers and others electronics to Sustainable Saturday event

The Village of Lisle, DuPage County, School and Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education (SCARCE), and Benedictine University encourage area residents to bring their electronics and other waste items to "Sustainable Saturday in Lisle" from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, in the parking lot adjacent to the Dan and Ada Rice Center on the Benedictine campus. To facilitate better traffic flow, cars must enter campus at the traffic light off College Road (south of Maple Avenue), proceed north to the recycling site, and exit onto College Avenue north and east of the Rice Center lot. Among the items accepted are computers, monitors (no CRT monitors will be accepted), flat-screen televisions only (no CRT or projection screen or console TVs will be accepted), printers and copy/fax machines, cellphones and telephones, VCRs and DVD players, small electronics, records, DVDs, stereos and video games, inkjet cartridges, and rechargeable and household batteries. Only flat screen TVs will be accepted (no cathode ray tube, projection screen or console TVs will be accepted during the event). For more information, contact the Village of Lisle at (630) 271-4100. For a complete list of items accepted, go to www.villageoflisle.org.

The life you save may be a loved one’s

Benedictine University will hold CPR/AED certification training classes for faculty and staff from 9:00-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 22 (first time), from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22  (recertification), from 9:00-11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 24 (recertification), and from 1:00-3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 24 (first time). The maximum class size is 10 and training will be held in the University Police Training Room, located in the parking garage. Contact Michi Dubes at mdubes@ben.edu or (630) 829-6364 with the date and time that works best for your schedule.

The life you save may be your own

The Benedictine University student chapter of the American Red Cross will conduct a blood drive from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, and Wednesday, March 30, in the Krasa Center, Rooms ABC. In order to donate, you must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in generally good health.  In order to schedule an appointment to donate, you can call (800) 733-2767 or visit the Red Cross' blood donation web site. The mission of the Benedictine University student chapter of the American Red Cross is to enable Benedictine students to participate in on-campus, student organized medically related volunteering experiences. Additionally, along with helping students gain volunteering experience, the chapter wants to benefit the local community through various services offered by the Red Cross.

Bring the family to Spring Family Lunch

The Fifth Annual Spring Family Brunch honoring graduating seniors will be held from 12:00-2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, 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 cannot use their meal swipes at the door. For more information, contact Luba Baranivsky at lbaranivsky@ben.edu or (630) 829-6124.

Symposium explores the ethical and practical issues of aging

Benedictine University's Ninth Annual Faith and Reason Symposium will present "Faith and Reason: Perspectives on Aging" from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 15, in Goodwin Hall, Room 321. The symposium will feature morning presentations from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and afternoon presentations from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.; and a luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. featuring keynote speaker Debra Dobbs, Ph.D., titled "United States Exceptionalism and End of Life Care." Dobbs is an associate professor at the University of South Florida in Tampa. As a researcher in comparative health and long-term care in the United Kingdom, Dobbs also has research interests in palliative and hospice care quality and utilization in long-term care, advance care planning education among providers of care for frail and chronically ill older adults, and health care policy related to Medicaid and Medicare programs. Check-in is from 9:00-9:30 a.m. The symposium is sponsored by the Abbey Endowment, Benedictine's Center for Mission and Identity and the Department of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies. It is free and open to the public. To RSVP, contract Lynn Dransoff at ldransoff@ben.edu or (630) 829-6593. 

Founders Day Celebration


James Pelech, associate professor of Education, was named

the recipient of the Kevin Doyle Award for Leadership in Mission
and Catholic Identity at the annual Founders Day Celebration.
The
award was presented by Alicia Tait, assistant to the president
for Mission Integration.

James Pelech (Education) was named the recipient of the Kevin Doyle Award for Leadership in Mission and Catholic Identity at the annual Founders Day Celebration. In addition to his work at Benedictine, Pelech is a member of the board at St. Ethelreda Elementary School in Chicago, where he has helped to increase enrollment, improve math and reading scores, and create service opportunities. The University also recognized 10 faculty and staff who exhibit commitment to the value of academic excellence and who serve as role models for all staff and faculty members. Those recognized for their commitment were Kevin Broeckling (Student Life, Mesa) Karen Campana (New Student Advising), Kent Carrico (Benedictine Library), Rita George-Tvrtkovic (Theology), Cheryl Heinz (Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence), Matt Jones (Athletics), Dianne Moran (Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice and Clinical Psychology), Jeffrey Mueller (Social and Behavioral Sciences, Springfield), Robin Rylaarsdam (Biological Sciences) and Mary Werries (Registrar, Springfield). For a complete recap of the event, go to http://www.ben.edu/news/2016/benedictine-recognizes-faculty-staff-for-commitme.cfm.

Faculty and Staff Notes

Alandra Devall (Education) presented at the 23rd annual Midwest Institute for Students and Teachers of Psychology (MISTOP) on Friday, February 26, in Glen Ellyn. Students Erika Paredes (Education) and Syeda Farha Ali (Psychology) co-presented with Devall (formerly Weller-Clarke), sharing their experiences using YouTube videos as assessment in Devall's Educational Psychology course and highlighting their videos created during the Fall 2015 Semester. Devall will also be presenting her research on this topic via peer-reviewed paper, "I Tube, You Tube, We All Tube," at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) April 8-12 in Washington, D.C.  AERA is the largest national interdisciplinary research association devoted to the scientific study of education and learning. Founded in 1916, AERA advances knowledge about education, encourages scholarly inquiry related to education, and promotes the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.

Jan Writer (Education) presented a peer-reviewed workshop and paper on strategies for overcoming barriers to the inclusion of students with disabilities at the 2016 International Conference on Autism, Intellectual Disability and Developmental Disabilities in Honolulu, Hawaii, in January. Widely recognized for her expertise in the area of public school inclusion, Writer was recently appointed by the Illinois Council for Exceptional Children to serve as a special consultant in the design of the organization's 2016 Fall Convention program, which will focus on inclusive education practices.

Nominate a worthy student for "Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities"

Fr. David Turner, O.S.B., assistant provost for Institutional Mission, is collecting nominations for "Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities." Fr. David will accept an email nomination from faculty and staff in which they simply give the student's name and whatever else they know about the individual. The student should then send Fr. David an email giving name, address, phone, email, major and activities. The deadline for the student biographical sketch is Friday, March 19, which is the Friday before spring break. After Fr. David forwards the nominations, the "Who's Who" publisher then contacts the nominated students for their full biographical sketch which goes into the national publication (if the student chooses to participate, which involves purchasing the publication). If a student does not choose to purchase the publication, their name is includes in a list (under the Benedictine University name) but their biographical sketch is not included. Students who send Fr. David their personal information will receive a certificate indicating their nomination to the Who's Who organization. For more information, contact Fr. David at dturner@ben.edu.

Students Syeda Farha Ali and Erika Paredes flank Alandra
Devall after they presented at the 23rd annual Midwest Institute
for Students and Teachers of Psychology (MISTOP) on February 26.

Admissions

Learn more about BenU at these events

Prospective students can learn more about Benedictine University and the enrollment process at a number of events throughout the spring and summer. Benedictine is hosting Saturday Preview Days from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on March 19, May 21, June 11, July 16 and August 13; and a Future Transfer Day on Wednesdays, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, 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 a new discount hotel rewards program

The Office of Alumni Development has launched a new discount hotel program through My Hotel Rewards. This website gives Benedictine alumni, faculty, staff and students exclusive access to savings on more than 275,000 hotels worldwide. There are no blackout dates, you are 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

Spend time with others this Lent in prayer and meals

Faculty, staff and students can pick up a Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Rice Bowl for their Lenten journey at the back of St. Benedict Chapel. Faculty, staff and students can spend time this Lent with others around the world through prayer and meals. CRS Rice Bowl donations will be collected on April 1 with a concluding celebration. Join Campus Ministry for our Feast Friday CRS Rice Bowl Kitchen Meals each Friday in the Krasa Center, Rooms AB. The event is free for faculty, staff and students. We will enjoy the featured CRS Rice Bowl Kitchen Meal of that week, watch the "Story of Hope" featuring a family from a developing country, and join in reflection. Contact Carrie Roberts, coordinator of Service and Social Justice, at croberts@ben.edu with any questions.

Student Life

Student leaders sought for Welcome Weekend

The Office of Student Life is looking for student orientation leaders for Welcome Weekend in August 2016. Applications can be picked up from Danny Turano, coordinator of Student Involvement, in the Krasa Center, Room 115, and are due by April 4. For more information, contact Turano at dturano@ben.edu.

University Development

In need of some time to deal with a family health care situation?

Time is available through the Vacation Donation Leave Sharing Program for staff if they face a personal health care crisis or the need to care for an immediate family member and have used all of their own vacation, personal and floating holiday hours. There are additional qualifications. To inquire or apply, please contact Jill Poskin at (630) 829-6366 or jposkin@ben.edu

Denim Days return in time for cold weather

Denim Days are back, and just in time for the winter. Donate $5 per Friday to the BenU Fund or the Fr. Kevin Sheeran, O.S.B., Text Book Fund and be able to wear jeans to work on Fridays through April 1. If you don't wear jeans, you can still give. Consider donating $5 on behalf of a co-worker who then could wear jeans. This is a new donation. Current payroll deductions do not apply, but you may increase your payroll deduction accordingly to qualify. Denim Days is valid for Fridays only through April 1. Prior to wearing jeans, please contact Jill Poskin at (630) 829-6366 or jposkin@ben.edu, or Kyleigh Wallace at (630) 829-6452 or kwallace@ben.edu, in the Office of the Annual Fund located in the lower level of the Krasa Student Center, Room 060, to obtain the required form to submit along with your donation. You will receive a dated sticker corresponding with the eligible Fridays. We ask that you wear that sticker on the Fridays you wear jeans. Participants are responsible for securing supervisor approval before participating.

Campus Information

The bus is the only way to fly (to the train station)

Pace is providing bus service between the Lisle Metra Station and Benedictine University with one southbound trip departing the train station at 7:16 a.m. (dropping off riders at College Road near the campus's main entrance) and one northbound trip departing the campus near the main entrance on College Road at 4:52 p.m. Pace Route 827 (Green Trails-Steeple Run) will provide this service as a pilot program for one year. For more information, contact (312) 836-7000 or visit www.pacebus.com.

Benedictine is one of the safest campuses in Illinois

Faculty, staff and students can access the Annual Campus Security and Fire Report for calendar year 2014, which is published in 2015, as required by the U.S. Department of Education, for the Lisle main campus, National Moser Center for Adult Learning, Bellwood Learning Center, Springfield and Mesa, Arizona branch campuses at http://www.ben.edu/police/index.cfm. You will also find useful information about department services, a campus safety video, a link to the Benedictine University Police Facebook page and other items of interest. As always, please report all suspicious activities, or persons, to the Benedictine University Police at (630) 829-6666. We are located on the ground level of the parking garage and our Emergency Dispatch Center is staffed 24/7.

Healthy Table

Healthy Table offers free nutrition information, 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.

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:

Ongoing Exhibition
Religious Works from University Art Collection
Atrium Gallery
Kindlon Hall, Second Floor

Ongoing Exhibition

Photography from the University Art Collection
Featuring artists from Latin America and Eastern Europe
Kindlon Hall, First Floor North Gallery

Through March 19
BenU Student Exhibition
Photography
Student work from Vincent Lucarelli's digital photography classes
Kindlon Hall, First Floor South and North Galleries

Through April 16
Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection
Kindlon Hall, Second Floor Atrium Gallery

March 7-April 7

"Book Art: Tactile and Visible Stories"
Mixed Media by Hai Ri Han
Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B., Art Gallery
Han, assistant professor and head of the Graphic Art and Design program at Benedictine University, will display her elegantly complex work in graphic design and handmade books. Her creative work explores the emotional interaction of visual storytelling by combining traditional skills with modern digital technologies. Han's work has become a known figure in the field of graphic design and her work has been shown in several national competitions. She earned a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Communications Design from Purdue University.
Reception and lecture: 4:00 p.m., Thursday, April 7

March 26-May 14

Student Exhibition
Student artwork from St. James the Apostle School (Glen Ellyn).
Kindlon Hall, First Floor South Gallery

March 28- May 14
BenU Student Exhibition
Paintings
Student work from William Scarlato and David Marcet's painting classes
Kindlon Hall, First Floor North Gallery

April 3
First Sunday Tea and Talk Lecture
2:00 p.m.
"The History of Film and Animation"
Tony Venezia, professor of film and animation at College of DuPage, will discuss his career in the film industry.
Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B., Art Gallery

April 22-July 30

Chicago Alliance for Visual Artists
Painting, sculpture, prints, drawing and mixed media
Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B., Art Gallery
Reception: 2:00-4:00 p.m., Sunday, May 1

May 23-June 30

BenU Student Exhibition
Printmaking
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.   

BenU Athletics
Keep up with the Eagles!


Benedictine will host the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship Tournament Sectional this weekend featuring three other schools ranked in the top 13.
http://benueagles.com/news/2016/3/6/mens-basketball-mens-hoops-to-host-sectional-round.aspx?path=mbb

The second-ranked Benedictine men's basketball team became the first school from the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference to reach the second weekend of the tournament with a win over Hardin-Simmons.
http://benueagles.com/news/2016/3/5/mens-basketball-2-mens-hoops-reaches-round-of-16.aspx?path=mbb

Three men's track and field athletes are headed to the NCAA Indoor Championships.
http://benueagles.com/news/2016/3/7/mens-track-field-jordan-griffin-and-johnson-punch-tickets-to-ncaa-championship.aspx

The Benedictine men's lacrosse team moved to 2-0 with the first ever win over Carthage College, an NCAA tournament team last season.
http://benueagles.com/news/2016/3/5/mens-lacrosse-upends-carthage.aspx?path=mlax

The Benedictine men's volleyball team dropped a pair of weekend conference matches.
http://benueagles.com/news/2016/3/6/mens-volleyball-falls-to-14-msoe.aspx?path=mvball

The Benedictine women's lacrosse team played a pair of overtime contests.
http://benueagles.com/news/2016/3/2/womens-lacrosse-wins-overtime-thriller.aspx?path=wlax

Upcoming Athletic Events


Wednesday, March 9

Men's Lacrosse
BenU vs. Augustana
The Village of Lisle/Benedictine University Sports Complex
7:00 p.m.

Friday, March 11

Men's Indoor Track & Field
BenU at NCAA championships
TBA
Grinnell, Iowa

Men's Volleyball
BenU at Adrian
Adrian, Mich.
6:00 p.m.

Men's Basketball
BenU vs. Ohio Wesleyan – NCAA Round of 16
Rice Center
7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 12

Men's Indoor Track & Field
BenU at NCAA championships
TBA
Grinnell, Iowa

Men's Volleyball
BenU at Olivet
Olivet, Mich.
1:00 p.m.

Women's Lacrosse
BenU vs. Beloit
The Village of Lisle/Benedictine University Sports Complex
1:00 p.m.

Baseball
BenU vs. Carthage – at Rose-Hulman
Terre Haute, Ind.
1:00 p.m.

Men's Lacrosse
BenU vs. Olivet
The Village of Lisle/Benedictine University Sports Complex
3:00 p.m.

Baseball
BenU vs. North Central – at Rose-Hulman
Terre Haute, Ind.
4:00 p.m.

Men's Basketball
BenU vs. Alma/St. Norbert – NCAA Tournament Sectional Final
Rice Center
7:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 13

Baseball
BenU vs. North Central – at Rose-Hulman
Terre Haute, Ind.
10:00 a.m.

Mesa Campus News

Academics
Benedictine University at Mesa now offering Certificate in Financial Planning

Helping people manage investments and reach financial goals is a job that requires professional skills and knowledge. Benedictine University's Certificate in Financial Planning is designed for those looking for a career in the financial, banking, accounting and insurance fields as well as working professionals seeking a career change. Benedictine University and Kaplan Schweser have formed a partnership to offer the certificate program. Kaplan Schweser is the leading provider of financial planning and education materials. Classes meet every other week on Friday evening and all day Saturday for nine consecutive months. Students who successfully complete the certificate program will be eligible to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination. Information about the certificate program will be available during the Master of Business Administration Open House at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, at Gillett Hall at 225 E. Main St., in Mesa. Classes begin April 8. For more information, go to http://www.ben.edu/moser/financial-planning/index.cfm.

Admissions

Learn more about BenU at Mesa during Spring Open House

Personal attention. A low student-to-faculty ratio. Generous financial aid packages. Numerous student organizations and clubs from which to choose. Benedictine University at Mesa students also get involved in community outreach and service projects. They play intercollegiate sports, work out at the Mesa Family YMCA and enjoy resort-style living at the Phoenix Marriott Mesa. Prospective students can discover their own reason to choose Benedictine University at Spring Open House from 12:00-3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, at Gillett Hall, 225 E. Main St., in downtown Mesa. Students can meet with faculty, talk to current students, and discuss tuition and scholarships with financial aid representatives. For more information about this event, contact (602) 888-5500 or mesa@ben.edu.

Athletics

Keep up with the Redhawks!

Softball team wins first game in program history at Tucson Invitational.
http://benumesasports.com/news/2016/3/6/softball-picks-up-first-win-in-program-history-at-tucson-invitational.aspx?mobile=skip

Baseball signs first two players to program.
http://benumesasports.com/news/2016/2/29/baseball-program-inks-first-two-players-in-team-history.aspx

Springfield Campus News

Campus News
Virtual information session scheduled for adult undergraduate programs

An Adult Undergraduate Programs Virtual Information Session will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 17. Prospective students should go to http://www.ben.edu/moser/rsvp/index.cfm to participate. Springfield will also host a $10K M.B.A. Open House from 5:390-7:00 p.m.  on Thursday, March 24, at the Brinkerhoff Home, 1500 N. 5th St., in Springfield. For more information, contact (877) 353-9622 or 10Kmba@ben.edu, or visit http://www.ben.edu/10kmba/index.cfm.

Read about the transition of the Springfield campus

The Springfield State Journal-Register published an article about the transition of the Springfield branch campus to a non-traditional adult program campus. To read the article, go to: http://www.sj-r.com/article/20151213/NEWS/151219824.

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to the following members of the University community for the days of March 7-31:

Andrew Carl – March 7, Office of Admissions
Ed Lynch – March 7, Campus Services
Adell Sauper – March 8, College of Science
Joyce Jeewek – March 8, Teacher Education Preparation
Darlene Sumida – March 8, Information Technology
Charles Gregory – March 8, University Services
Greg Evans – March 9, Campus Services
Ovid Wong – March 9, Teacher Education Preparation
Joyce Cecchi – March 10, Teacher Education Preparation
Brendan Blaney – March 11, Abbey Personnel
Keith Bunkenburg – March 11, Department of Athletics
Jennifer Janis – March 12, Registrar
Gary Remson – March 12, Information Technology
Michelle Carmignani – March 13, Office of Admissions
Nicholas Lessentien – March 13, Dining Services
Ryann Lomas – March 14, Office of Financial Aid
Josiah Sears – March 14, Department  of Athletics
Regina Remson – March 15, Benedictine Library
Mary Werries – March 15, Office of the Registrar
Denise West – March 16, Community Development
Frank Janczak – March 16, Department of Athletics
Teresa Mazzini – March 16, Student Life Cycle, Central Region
Kathleen Scullin – March 17, Benedictine Library
Sharon Collins – March 18, Office of Financial Aid
Annette Loritz – March 18, Academic Partnerships, Northern Region
Robert Stanley – March 18, Institutional Research
Preston Aldrich – March 19, Biological Sciences
Torrie Buchanan – March 19, Natural Science
David Logan – March 19, Language, Literature and Arts
Anthony Simmons – March 21, Information Technology
Jeffrey Madura – March 21, Undergraduate Business
Gloria Perez – March 23, Dining Services
Maria Lee – March 25, Office of Financial Aid
Michael Boland – March 25, Department of Athletics
Larissa Miller – March 25, Undergraduate Business
Carmen Martinez – March 25, College of Liberal Arts
Lilliana Ascencio – March 26, Office of Admissions
Maria Trejo – March 26, Campus Services
Larry Holmes – March 29, Mesa Operations
Eileen Kivlin – March 30, College of Science
Kevin Albert – March 30, Information Technology
Pamela Boetscher – March 30, Office of Admissions
Tonia Rucker – March 31, College of Science
Mary Jeffery – March 31, School of Education

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

December
December 18, 2017
November
November 21, 2017

Marketing and Communications

Jody Conidi
Project Manager
(630) 829-6068
jconidi@ben.edu

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