May 8, 2017




Students, faculty and staff helped spruce up campus by planting 
flowers on Beautification Day on Friday, May 5.


Kari L. Stone (Chemistry) was an invited speaker at the Dr. Leonard Weisenthal Colloquium Series at Lewis University on April 21. The colloquium series is run jointly by the departments of Chemistry and Physics at Lewis. Stone’s presentation, titled “Enzyme Mechanism from an Inorganic Perspective,” discussed spectroscopic tools to elucidate enzyme mechanisms with a particular focus on the role of metal ions in biological processes.

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.

 

Spend Tuesday night with the Sisters

"Tuesday Night with the Sisters" returns from 7:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9. Join us as we look at the Beatitudes of Pope Francis through the eyes of St. Benedict. Carrie Roberts, M.A., director of Campus Ministry at Benedictine University, will guide attendees through the second beatitude, "Blessed are those who look into the eyes of the abandoned and marginalized, and show them their closeness." Sacred Heart Monastery is located at 1910 Maple Ave. Enter at the front door by the statue of the Sacred Heart. The event is free, but donations are appreciated.

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!


The 127th Commencement Convocation for associate and bachelor's degree recipients will be held at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, at the Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex. The ceremony 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 each ceremony in the Campus Quad. In case of inclement weather, the ceremonies will be held in the Rice Center. For more information, go to ben.edu/commencement


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 admissions@ben.edu. 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 http://www.ben.edu/police/index.cfm


Keep up with the Eagles!

The Benedictine Alumni and Friends Golf Outing in support of Athletics is scheduled for next Monday, May 15.

Softball is headed to University of Wisconsin-La Crosse for the NCAA Tournament to face University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh on Friday in a rematch of a game won 4-2 by Benedictine in Florida. 

The Benedictine men’s outdoor track and field team won a second consecutive NACC Championship.  http://benueagles.com/news/2017/5/6/mens-track-field-mens-track-and-field-wins-second-straight-nacc-outdoor-championship.aspx 

Softball is bound for the NCAA Championships for the sixth time in the last seven years after winning the NACC Tournament.

Holly Haberkorn was selected as the NACC Pitcher of the Year. 

Becca Gullett earned all-conference honors from the Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference. 
Nicole Parney was selected as the NACC Pitcher of the Week. 

The Benedictine baseball team rallied to sweep a doubleheader from regionally ranked Baldwin Wallace. http://benueagles.com/news/2017/5/5/walkoff-lifts-baseball-to-sweep.aspx 

Women’s outdoor track and field team finishes third in the conference, Alex Tyler named Freshman of the Meet.

Upcoming Athletic Events (Subject to Change due to Weather) 

Tuesday, May 9

Baseball
BenU vs. University of Chicago – Senior Day
The Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex 
7:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 11

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

Baseball
BenU vs. #5 Dominican – NACC Tournament
Mequon, Wis. – at Concordia Wisconsin 
1:00 p.m.

Friday, May 12

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

Baseball
BenU vs. TBA – NACC Tournament
Mequon, Wis. – Concordia Wisconsin
TBA

Softball
BenU vs. University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh – NCAA Tournament
La Crosse, Wis. – University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
TBA

Saturday, May 13

Baseball
BenU vs. TBA – NACC Tournament
Mequon, Wis. – Concordia Wisconsin
TBA

Softball
BenU vs. TBA – NCAA Tournament
La Crosse, Wis. – University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
TBA

Sunday, May 14

Softball
BenU vs. TBA – NCAA Tournament
La Crosse, Wis. – University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
TBA

For more information on upcoming athletic events, go to ben.edu/athletics.




Graduation day is almost here!

Benedictine University at Springfield will hold Commencement Convocation ceremonies on Sunday, May 14, for bachelor's degree recipients at 11:00 a.m., and for master's and doctoral degree recipients at 2:00 p.m. in Angela Hall. The Baccalaureate Mass will be at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 12, in the Sacred Heart Chapel. The Awards and Hooding Ceremony will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 12, in the Angela Hall gymnasium. 

 



Nearly 400 student-athletes, coaches, parents and administrators 
attended the second annual Redhawk Athletics Banquet at the 
Mesa Convention Center on Wednesday, May 3. Read more...

 

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 ben.edu/mesa/commencement.  


Happy Birthday to the following members of the University community for the days of May 9-May 31:

Alyssa Szynal – May 9, School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education
Jean White – May 9, Admissions
Theresa Sak – May 9, School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education
Cristian Diaz de Sandy – May 11, Dining Services
Kevin Koch – May 11, Athletics
Christine Zajac – May 11, Admissions
Debra Stonikas – May 12, School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education
Chad Treisch – May 12, Facilities Management and Planning
Lynn Chambers – May 13, Admissions
Matthew Donofrio – May 13, Abbey Personnel
Anne Green – May 13, Admissions
Deborah Kirk – May 13, Administration and Finance
James Benesh – May 14, School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education
Ian Hall – May 14, Biological Sciences
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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