May 31, 2017

We celebrated and congratulated our newest members of the alumni 
community on a job well done at "A Toast to the Class of 2017" on Friday, May 13.


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. For more information, go to

Future Transfer Day helps take the guesswork out of coursework

Prospective students thinking about transferring to Benedictine University for fall 2017 or a future term are invited to Future Transfer Day on Wednesday, June 7, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. in Lownik Hall. Let our transfer team take the guesswork out of your coursework! Bring unofficial copies of your college transcripts and we will sit down with you one-on-one and provide you an unofficial evaluation of your coursework and help you pick out future classes that transfer straight into your major.  For more information or to schedule a personalized visit, contact the Office of Admissions at (630) 829-6300 or

Summer Visit Day gives prospective students the 411 on BenU admissions

Prospective undergraduate students can get a jump start on the admissions process by attending Summer Visit Day from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, June 19. The event includes a barbecue lunch from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. with the Financial Aid, Student Life and Admissions staff, followed by an admissions presentation from 12:00-12:30 p.m. and a tour of campus from 12:30-1:30 p.m. For more information or to schedule a personalized visit, contact the Office of Admissions at (630) 829-6300 or

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

Healthy Table: Healthy Plant Proteins! 

Incorporating plant-based proteins into your diet has been shown to reduce heart disease, obesity, hypertension and Type 2 diabetes. Red meat specifically has been linked to increased chances of developing a heart attack or stroke. Plant proteins include beans, lentils, peas, whole grains, soy foods, nuts, seeds and whole grains. Switching a few animal-based proteins with plant-based proteins a few times a week can help you move toward a healthier lifestyle. One thing to note about plant-based proteins is that unlike animal protein, they do not provide our bodies with all the essential amino acids that we need. Amino acids are important for muscle repair, proper nutrient storage and many other critical bodily functions. It is important to include a variety of the plant proteins listed above to ensure that you are receiving all the amino acids you need for daily function.

For more tips on health and wellness, contact Healthy Table, a free service which offers nutrition education, counseling, screening and more. Healthy Table is available for individual sessions, health fairs, group presentations for all ages and other health-related activities. Healthy Table is located in Birck Hall, Room 230. For appointments, call (630) 829-6518 or "like" and message "Healthy Table at Benedictine University" on Facebook. You can also contact


Keep up with the Eagles!

The Benedictine men’s track and field team posted its best finish in program history at the outdoor national meet by placing fourth, winning national titles in two events. 

Holly Haberkorn was selected as an All-American by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association and named as a College of Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-American.

Frank Greco and Tanner Kiser were named All-Region by two different outlets. 

The Benedictine women’s soccer team has announced the schedule for 2017 along with a summer camp date.

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


Mesa launches new student clubs  

BenU at Mesa students formed two new student groups this spring, a Campus Choir and the Hispanic Student Association, to offer new opportunities for activities that further student engagement on campus. Learn more...

Happy Birthday to the following members of the University community for the days of May 31-June 29:

Katie Hanson – May 31, Advising Center
Kirsten Voak – May 31, Mesa Operations
Colleen Reimer – June 1, Administration and Finance
Richard Chapan – June 2, Engineering Services
Lloyed Marlar – June 2, Office Services
Matthew Wiesner – June 2, Physics and Engineering
Lloyd Popp – June 3, Benedictine University Police
Edward Ferroni – June 4, Chemistry/Biochemistry
John Darnell – June 5, Academic and Career Enrichment Center
Hannah Torricelli – June 5, School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education
Armeen Basheer – June 6, School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education
Michi Dubes – June 6, Benedictine University Police
Pamala Gotsch – June 6, Campus Planning and Construction
Miroslava Mejia Krug – June 6, Administration and Finance
Jan Miller – June 6, School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education
Andrew Wig – June 6, Physics and Engineering
Kevin Broeckling – June 7, Mesa Operations
Phil Brozynski –  June 7, Marketing and Communications
Kristin Logan – June 7, Onground Ed.D.
Kevin Johnston – June 8, Housekeeping and Event Services
Roger Aldridge – June 9, Facilities Management
Susan Hovey – June 10, School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education
Betsy Hada – June 12, Advising Center
Amy Staffeldt – June 12, Advising Center
Vanessa Cano – June 15, Office of Financial Aid
Annette Dzielski – June 15, Administration and Finance
Dianne Moran – June 16, Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice and Clinical Psychology
Robin Rylaarsdam – June 16, College of Science
Kathryn Shive – June 16, Marketing and Communications
Gregory Wright – June 16, Grounds and Landscaping Services
Francesca Bergen – June 18, Administration and Finance
Michelle Koppitz – June 18, School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education
Mercy Robb – June 18, Marketing and Communications
Pedro Del Corral – June 19, Biological Sciences
Mark Poch – June 19, Biological Sciences
Susan Smith – June 19, Mesa Operations
Jill Reichert – June 20, School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education
Michelle Schaefer – June 21, Academic and Career Enrichment Center
Louise Capellan-Adams – June 21, Mesa Operations
Kari Stone – June 22, Chemistry/Biochemistry
Sandra Gill – June 23, College of Business
Jamal Sykes – June 24, Benedictine University Police
Janet Kirby – June 25, School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education
Phyllis Meyers – June 25, Organization Development
Erin Divoky – June 26, Nursing and Health
Elliott Peppers – June 28, Marketing and Communications
Regina Schurman – June 28, Clinical Exercise Physiology
Linda Hale – June 29, Marketing and Communications

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

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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.