The Krasa Center Dining Room was full Saturday and Sunday as hundreds of people attended a lecture by some of the world's top organizational change experts. The lecture helped mark 50 years of the Master of Science in Management and Organizational Change program at Benedictine University.
The Benedictine University Intercultural Education and Education Abroad programs are seeking multimedia and art submissions that will be showcased for the International Education Week event which occurs the week of November 11-15. “The Face of Benedictine Contest -Your Global and Local Diversity” is a distinctive way to capture the essence of our Benedictine uniqueness, whether on campus or abroad, of the students, faculty and staff as a reflection of identity, social justice and diversity in a creative manner. Entries can include but are not limited to photography, visual art, graphic design, sculpture, spoken word, written word, music video or video. The primary purpose of this event is to critically explore the individual and collective intersections between our individual, group and collective identities, and to highlight the impact and engagement of our diversity. Please submit entry form to email@example.com by November 7.
Faculty are asked to remind students that the online scholarship process has begun. Students may visit www.ben.edu/stars to apply for scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year. For more information regarding the scholarship process, visit www.ben.edu/scholarships.
Faculty are also asked to remind students that Spring 2014 class registration began today – Monday, November 4. Students should log onto their MyBenU account to learn their appointed registration date and begin adding courses to their enrollment shopping cart.
The Center for Mission and Identity will sponsor its third Conversatio of the 2013-2014 academic year, “The Process of Formation and Reformation,” from 3:00-4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 8 in the St. Benedict Chapel, Kindlon Hall, Room 422. Everyone is welcome. Food and drink will be provided. For more information, please contact Alfred Martin at (630) 829-6540 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spread the warmth and support of the Benedictine community by giving back this year. It means so much whenever Benedictine employees support the future growth of the University – whether through a regular payroll deduction or an annual gift. We encourage more community members to participate and help us increase the percentage of faculty and staff who give back to Benedictine. This fiscal year, if you donate a total of $225 or more through a current or new payroll deduction, check or credit card, you will receive a special Benedictine scarf that will keep you warm and cozy all fall and winter. This unique item is a token of appreciation for your generosity. Limit one scarf per employee donor, while supplies last. For more information, please contact Jill Poskin at (630) 829-6366 or email@example.com.
Faculty members are invited to attend the "Writing Across the Curriculum" seminars from 12:20-1:20 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Kindlon Hall, Room 021 during the fall semester and from 3:00-4:15 p.m. on Fridays in the Benedictine University Library during the spring semester.A light lunch or hors d'oeuvres will be served. The schedule of seminars is: Tuesday, November 12, "What Cats Can Teach Us about Writing Across the Curriculum" with Sandra Kies, who will talk about how she uses published research on how cats lap to help students understand and exploit the differences between using spoken and written, formal and informal, and technical and non-technical language; Friday, February 7, "Teaching WI Physical Education" with Beth Bell;Friday, March 7, "Violence Is an Erudite Behavior: Thesaurus Sentence
Plagiarism and Other Adventures in a WI Social Sciences Research Methods Course" with Kelly Kandra; Friday, April 4,"Using D2L Rubrics" with Chris Fletcher; and Friday, May 2, "Research Writing in Business" with Tom Nicholas. For more information, contact Jean-Marie Kauth at (630) 829-6272 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students interested in attending Benedictine University are invited to attend Fall Open House from 12:00-3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 10, or participate in Preferred Visit Day on Monday, November 11. Attendees can meet with Admissions staff in small group settings to discuss Benedictine University’s renowned academic programs, the admissions process and requirements, applications, scholarships and financial aid. They can also take a guided tour of campus. Preferred Visit Day
sessions will be held at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. A Science Open House will be held from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 23. Attendees can learn more about Benedictine's renowned science programs. For more information, call the Enrollment Center at (630) 829-6300.
The Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B., Art Gallery is accepting donations of artificial trees, lights and decorations for the “Festival of Art Trees” from 12:00-6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13. Drop off your donation on the fifth floor of Kindlon Hall no later than Wednesday, November 6. Any donations that exceed the gallery’s needs will be donated to local families who are in need. For more information, contact (630) 829-1874 or email@example.com.
The Center for Civic Leadership will present Erick-Woods Erickson, “Red States, Tea Parties and the Changing Republican Party,” at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12 on the second floor of the Krasa Student Center. The lecture is free and open to the public. Erickson is the editor-in-chief of RedState.com, a widely-read right-of-center blog on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Prior to leading RedState.com, Erickson practiced law for six years and oversaw a number of political campaigns at the federal, state and local levels. In addition to running RedState.com, Erickson is a Fox News contributor who spent three years at CNN and hosts a self-titled radio show on one of the nation's most listened to talk radio stations, WSB, in Atlanta, Ga. He has also appeared on the “Colbert Report” on the Comedy Central cable network. Erickson graduated with honors from Mercer University in Macon, Ga., majoring in History and Political Science. He earned a Juris Doctor at Mercer’s Walter F. George School of Law.
International Education Week is Thursday-Friday, November 7-15. The event kicks off with a presentation by Rhacel Parreñas, Ph.D., professor of Sociology and Gender Studies and chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of Southern California, who will discuss and examine the experience of legal servitude in relation to issues of human trafficking and notions of modern-day slavery at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 7 in Birck Hall, Room 112. A screening of the movie, “Harvest of Empire,” a documentary about the United States’ intervention in Latin America and how it has contributed to Latino immigration in the United States, will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 11 in the House of Benedict. A Study Abroad Fair will be held from 12:00-2:00 p.m. on Tuesday. November 12 in the Krasa Center, Rooms A and B. “Taste of the World” will be held from 12:00-2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13 in the Kindlon Hall Atrium. The “Face of Benedictine” contest winners will be announced at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, November 15 in the House of Benedict.
Benedictine’s Graduation Fair for August and December 2013 graduates will be held from 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Monday-Tuesday, November 18-19 in the Krasa Fireside Lounge. Graduates can pick up their cap and gown, obtain commencement information, have their cap and gown picture taken, receive career information, purchase a class ring and/or diploma frame, order personalized announcements, discuss their financial obligations and enjoy a raffle and refreshments. For more information, go to www.ben.edu/commencement.
The Center for Mission and Identity will present Barbara Nicolosi, the founder and chair emeritus of Act One Inc., a nonprofit program that trains Christians for careers as Hollywood writers and executives, as part of its Visiting Scholar in Catholic Thought Series. Nicolosi will present “Why Do Pagans Make the Best Christian Films?” at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20 in the St. Benedict Chapel on the fourth floor of Kindlon Hall, and “Art, Story and Entertainment: Why Hollywood Matters” at 12:20 p.m. on Thursday, November 21 in Birck Hall, Room 112. Nicolosi is also executive director of the Galileo Film
Studio at Azusa Pacific University and an adjunct professor of cinema at Pepperdine University. She is a Writers Guild of America, West member and has written screenplays for several Hollywood productions including as a co-writer for the upcoming 2014 film “Mary, Mother of the Christ.” She has worked in various roles on scores of other entertainment projects including “The Passion of the Christ,” “That Evening Sun” and numerous TV shows.
The Office of International Programs and Services will present the annual “Festival of Asia” from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 31 in the Krasa Student Center. Programs and activities include the table tennis intramural championships, a cooking contest, buffet lunch, cultural performances and awards. To RSVP and purchase tickets, contact the Office of International Programs and Services at firstname.lastname@example.org, (630) 829-6342 or (630) 829-6354.
Flu shots are available at Student Health Services in theKrasa Student Center, Room 116, for faculty, staff and students from 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Tuesdays through Thursdays while supplies last. The cost is $10 for students and $20 for faculty and staff (cash or check only).
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. The Office of 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 email@example.com or (630) 829-1127.
When you do a search on the Internet, use the search engine "Goodsearch.com." Every time you use Goodsearch.com, 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 "Goodsearch.com," by downloading the "Goodsearch" toolbar at http://www.goodsearch.com/toolbar/. If you have any questions, contact Fr. Philip Timko, O.S.B. at (630) 829-6029 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: www.ascensionchurch.com/contact.html. For more information about Taizé prayers, call Sr. Christine Kouba, O.S.B., at (630) 725-6073.
Who do you call in a medical emergency?All calls for medical assistance should be directed to University Police at (630) 829-6666 or ext. 6666 from any in-house telephone. If the situation is life-threatening, immediately dial 911. There is no need to pre-dial “8” for 911 or 6666. To expedite the response for any emergency, whether medical or psychological, do not attempt to contact Student Health Services. Their availability is not assured. University Police will respond, assess the situation and take appropriate measures.
Food Safety for the Home
Food safety in the home is just as important as it is in restaurants and other places where food is served. Through proper handling, temperature control and labeling procedures, households can ensure appropriate food safety to guarantee healthy and safe eating patterns for the entire family.
Some considerations to remember when handling food:
1. Refrigerate right – Use a refrigerator thermometer to ensure your refrigerator is set below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Date your doggie bag – Write the date of purchase on your carryout containers. Discard leftovers within three to five days.
3. Heat to proper temperatures – Use a meat thermometer to ensure food reaches the proper internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. If using a microwave, let food stand for one minute after heating before inserting the thermometer.
4. Microwave evenly – If your microwave isn’t equipped with a turntable, take extra precautions to cook leftover food throughout. Pause the timer and rotate food one-half turn midway through heating and give it a stir. This eliminates cold sports where bacteria can survive. After microwaving, let food sit one minute and then check the temperature with a meat thermometer.
5. Pizza is Perishable – If pizza has been sitting at room temperature for more than two hours, toss it.
Healthy Table offers free nutrition information, education, counseling, screening and more. Healthy Table is available for individual sessions, group presentations, health fairs and other health-related activities. We are located in Birck Hall, Room 230. For appointments, call (630) 829-6518 or “like” and message us on Facebook at Healthy Table at Benedictine University. You can also follow us on Twitter at @Healthy_table1.