May 15, 2017

Benedictine University associate and bachelor's degree recipients celebrated
Commencement on Saturday, May 13, at the Village of Lisle-Benedictine
University Sports Complex.

Employee Appreciation Day is May 17

Employee Appreciation Day will be held from 1:00-2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, on the second floor of the Krasa Center. Faculty who have been promoted and employees who have given years of service will be recognized.


Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

The 127th Commencement Convocation for master's and doctoral degree recipients will begin at 9:45 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, at the Rice Center. There will be a reception immediately after in the Campus Quad. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Rice Center. For more information, go to

Transfer Admitted Student Day prepares students for the fall semester  

Transfer students already admitted to Benedictine University are invited to Transfer Admitted Student Day at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 24, in the Goodwin Hall of Business. Students will have the opportunity to meet with Advising Center staff and review transfer credit evaluations, financial aid, scholarships and out-of-pocket costs. Students will also be able to pay their tuition deposit, sign up for fall placement testing and learn more about their fall class schedule. For more information or to schedule a personalized visit, contact the Office of Admissions at (630) 829-6300 or Upcoming Admissions events include Freshman Fast Pass on Wednesday, May 24, and Future Transfer Day on Wednesday, June 7.

Annual Campus Security and Fire Report available online

Faculty, staff and students can access the Annual Campus Security and Fire Report for calendar year 2015, which is published in 2016, as required by the U.S. Department of Education, for the Lisle main campus, Naperville Operational Center, Bellwood Learning Center, and Springfield, Ill., and Mesa, Ariz., branch campuses at

Keep up with the Eagles!

Softball finished the year with 34 wins, falling to host University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in the NCAA Tournament.

Becca Gullett was named Academic All-District by the College Sports Information Directors of America for the second consecutive year.

Corbin Gett was named Academic All-District for the second straight year.

The Benedictine baseball team fell in the NACC Tournament.

Five men’s lacrosse players were honored by the Midwest Lacrosse Conference.

Upcoming Athletic Events (Subject to Change due to Weather)

Thursday, May 18

Men’s/Women’s outdoor track and field 
BenU at Gregory Invite
Naperville, Ill. – at North Central
11:00 a.m.

Friday, May 19

Men’s/Women’s outdoor track and field 
BenU at Gregory Invite
Naperville, Ill. – at North Central
11:00 a.m.

For more information on upcoming athletic events, go to

Benedictine University at Springfield celebrated Commencement for 
bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree recipients on Sunday, May 14, in Angela Hall. 

Hooding Ceremony recognizes distinctive academic achievement

The hooding of undergraduates by a faculty or staff member chosen by the candidate begins at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 19, at the Gillett Hall Community Room. This is a tradition unique to Benedictine dating back to 1975. The ceremony gives graduating seniors the opportunity to recognize an individual who played an important part in their academic and personal development during their collegiate years.

Keep calm. It's almost time to graduate!

Benedictine University at Mesa will hold its third Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Convocation on Saturday, May 20, at 9:00 a.m. in the main auditorium of Westwood High School at 945 W. Rio Salado Parkway in Mesa. Watch the Commencement ceremony live at  

Happy Birthday to the following members of the University community for the days of May 15-May 31:

Anthony Gaskin – May 15, Engineering Services
Thomas Madia – May 16, Financial Aid
Margaret Richey – May 16, Nursing and Health
Ashley Parisi – May 17, Advising Center
Julie Davis – May 18, Nutrition
Erica George – May 20, School of Education
Bradley Wilcoxon – May 20, Benedictine University Police
Jian Tang – May 21, Information Technology
Samantha Deleon – May 22, Admissions
Alison Ridge – May 22, Nursing and Health
Rita George-Tvrtkovic – May 23, Religious Studies
Jay Dunn – May 24, Benedictine University Police
Adrienne Hickey – May 24, Financial Aid
Casey Larsen – May 24, Chemistry/Biochemistry
Kenneth Reuter – May 26, Administration and Finance
Laurelann Porter – May 27, Mesa Operations
Christine Board – May 28, Marketing and Communications
Amy Drew – May 28, School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education
Felipe Acosta – May 29, Dining Services
Katie Hanson – May 31, Advising Center
Kirsten Voak – May 31, Mesa Operations

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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
(630) 829-6068
Lownik Hall
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.