May 22, 2017

Faculty and staff were recognized for their years of service at Employee
Appreciation Day on Wednesday, May 17, in the Krasa Center.

Tim Marin (Chemistry) recently published an article, "Vacuum ultraviolet spectroscopy of the lowest-lying electronic state in subcritical and supercritical water," in the May 17 issue of Nature Communications, an online-only journal that publishes high-quality research in biology, physics, chemistry, Earth sciences and all related areas. Read more...

Retire your American flag with dignity

The Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau encourages citizens who have old flags, which have become worn beyond repair, to bring them to the Lisle Village Hall. Local Boy Scouts will perform a proper flag retirement ceremony at the Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony held on Monday, May 29, in downtown Lisle. A collection box will be located in the Lisle Village Hall Lobby at 925 Burlington Avenue, from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Donations will be accepted through Friday, May 26. For more information, contact Diane Homolka at (630) 769-1000 or

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!  

The first Alumni and Friends Golf Outing in support of athletics took place on May 15 at Arrowhead Golf Club. 

Benedictine won the NACC Men’s All-Sports Award for a second consecutive year.  

Holly Haberkorn was named CoSIDA Academic All-District. 

Benedictine will host the West Suburban Football Camp in June. 

Men’s Basketball will host the annual Eagle Basketball Camp from June 12-15. 

Upcoming Athletic Events (Subject to Change due to Weather)  

Thursday, May 25 

Men’s and Women’s outdoor track and field 
NCAA Division III Championships 
Geneva, Ohio – hosted by Mt. Union at SPIRE Institute 
8:00 a.m. 

Friday, May 26 

Men’s and Women’s outdoor track and field 
NCAA Division III Championships 
Geneva, Ohio – hosted by Mt. Union at SPIRE Institute 
8:00 a.m. 

Saturday, May 27 

Men’s and Women’s outdoor track and field 
NCAA Division III Championships 
Geneva, Ohio – hosted by Mt. Union at SPIRE Institute 
8:00 a.m.

Take your education to the Next Level

Benedictine University at Springfield invites prospective students to learn about our flexible graduate business and health services programs as well as our adult evening undergraduate programs. Take your education and career to the Next Level from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, at the Brinkerhoff Home at 1500 N. 5th Street. You will have the opportunity to meet with faculty as well as admissions and financial aid counselors. See how our flexible learning team and fully online classes will accommodate your busy schedule. Attendees will receive a $40 application fee waiver. To register, visit For more information or to schedule a personalized visit, contact (217) 718-5002 or or visit

Congratulations Class of 2017!

Benedictine University celebrated its third Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Convocation on Saturday, May 20, in Mesa. Read more...

Happy Birthday to the following members of the University community for the days of May 22-May 31:

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.