Campus Notebook

May 13, 2013

University Notes

Benedictine University Men's Lacrosse will host a camp for boys in grades four to 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

The Benedictine University Library's summer hours began on Monday, May 11 and 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.-5:00 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: Monday, May 20 and Tuesday, May 21 (closed for inventory); Monday, May 27 (closed for Memorial Day); Thursday, June 13 and Thursday, June 14 (closed for staff development); and Thursday, July 4 (closed, Independence Day). For information about other dates, go to

Faculty, staff, students and alumni are invited to join the Graduate Business Administration Department from 3:00-6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15 in the Krasa Student Center, Rooms B and C to honor James Zoda, Ph.D., who is retiring after 29 years of teaching excellence and service. Attendees are encouraged to bring any stories they may wish to share. For more information, contact Courtney Hatcher at (630) 829-6205.

Employee Appreciation Day will be held from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15 in the Krasa Student Center. Benedictine employees are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items –  including peanut butter, jelly, canned fish, egg noodles, soup and healthy snacks  –  that will be donated to the West Suburban Community Pantry. Volunteers are needed immediately after the ceremony to help load the pantry truck. To volunteer, contact Monica Jimenez at

Campus Beautification Day is Friday, May 17. Participants will receive a T-shirt, a free lunch at noon and the afternoon off. Meet under the water tower at 8:30 a.m.

"Benedictine University Sleuths" is back. The intensive, problem-based learning program for students entering grades five to nine in the fall of 2013 will be held from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Monday-Thursday, June 24-27 on the Benedictine University campus. There is one slight change this year. There will be a $20 fee that will cover registration and four lunches in the Krasa Dining Room. For more information, go to or contact John Zigmond at or (630) 829-1364. To register, go to: 
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 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 beginning with the first of nine weekly sessions on Monday, June 3. 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. Sessions are June 3-7, June 10-14, June 17-21, 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 or contact Marita Hyde at 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 (April-August). For ticket information, go to

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 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 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 “” Every time you use, 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 “,” by downloading the “Goodsearch” toolbar at If you have any questions, contact Fr. Philip Timko, O.S.B. at (630) 829-6029 or

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

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

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.

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 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 or (630) 829-6107.

BenU Athletics

Keep up with the Eagles!

With a pair of losses on Saturday, the baseball team was denied a conference tournament title.

The baseball team became the third Benedictine team to receive an invite to the 2013 NCAA Championships.

Thanks to a 5-0 shutout of Aurora on Friday, the baseball team matched a single season record for victories.

Appearing in its third consecutive NCAA tournament, softball was edged by Illinois Wesleyan in a thriller.

The softball season came to a close in the NCAA Championships.

Chris Jordan and Tim Hendricks headlined the Northern Athletics Conference Baseball All-Conference Awards.

Fresh off a conference championship, the men’s track team returned to action at North Central.

With a limited squad, the women’s track team competed at North Central.

Upcoming Athletic Events (Subject to change due to weather)
Wednesday, May 15
BenU vs. University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point – NCAA Tournament hosted by University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Whitewater, Wis.

Thursday-Saturday, May 16-18
BenU vs. TBA – NCAA Tournament hosted by University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Whitewater, Wis.

Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field
Thursday-Friday, May 16-17
BenU at North Central College Gregory Invitational 11:00 a.m.
Naperville, Ill.


Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to the following members of the University community for the days of May 13-31:

Lynn Chambers-May 13, Admissions
Deborah Kirk-May 13, Business and Finance Services
Soyon Lee-May 16, International Business and Economics
Thomas Madia-May 16, Financial Aid
Margaret Richey-May 16, Nursing and Health
Steven Hermann-May 17, Stewardship
Julie Davis-May 18, Nutrition
Michael Carroll-May 19, Mesa Operations
Dawn Smith-May 19, College of Business
Erica George-May 20, College of Education and Health Services
Jian Tang-May 21, Information Technology
Alison Ridge-May 22, Nursing and Health
Craig Terdich-May 22, Campus Services
Rita George-Tvrtkovic-May 23, Religious Studies
Adrienne Hickey-May 24, Office of Financial Aid
Tim Kazmierczak-May 26, Campus Services
Kenneth Reuter-May 26, Business and Finance Services
Beverly Uebel-May 26, Dining Services
Neil Wolf-May 26, University Services
Deborah Hellmuth-May 27, Center for Values-Driven Leadership
Christopher Smith-May 27, Student Success Center
Barbara Allanach-May 28, Student Health Services
Amy Drew-May 28, Adult Accelerated Enrollment
Tanesha Pittman-May 29, Moser College
Daniel Confolone-May 30, Dining Services
Peter Nelson-May 31, Physics and Engineering

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