All University evening classes beginning at 6:00 p.m. or later are cancelled for Tuesday, January 22nd at the Lisle Campus and all off-site locations. Administrative offices will also be closed. Please exercise caution on the sidewalks and roadways.
Ovid Wong (Education) was invited to review the sixth edition of "Science Stories: Science Methods for Elementary and Middle School Teachers" to be published by Wadswoth Cengage Learning. The review focuses on the alignment of the student learning outcomes to the Next Generation Science Standards and the supporting science experiments to make the materials relevant and not intimidating to teachers.
Learn today about BenU's tomorrow
Benedictine University President Michael Brophy, Ph.D., M.F.A., will present a "State of the University" program at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Friday, November 13, in Goodwin Hall, Room 321. The program will include a presentation and question-and-answer session. The purpose of the presentation is to bring faculty, staff and students up to date on the direction of the University. All are welcome to attend any of these sessions.
Cheryl Mascarenhas's Chemistry class gets an enthusiastic two thumbs up.
Prepare to be "marveled" at Science Open House
High school and transfer students who are interested in science and want to learn how the College of Science at Benedictine University can help prepare them for exciting and rewarding careers should attend the College of Science Open House from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, in the lobby of Goodwin Hall. The open house provides students and their parents with the opportunity to meet with University staff members to discuss Benedictine's academic programs, admissions requirements, application process, available scholarships and financial aid. An informational breakfast will be held before the event for students interested in the Scholars Program, which offers academically talented students special opportunities to develop their skills as thinkers, readers and writers through a coordinated program of seminar-style coursework that emphasizes discussion and debate, and the Jurica Scholars Program. The breakfast will begin promptly at 10:15 a.m. in the Sorensen Hall of Leaders on the fourth floor of Goodwin Hall. Requirements for the Scholars Program include a minimum ACT score of 27 or SAT score of 1210, two years of a foreign language and a cumulative GPA of 3.75/4.0. To RSVP for the open house, go to ben.edu/sciencersvp. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at (630) 829-6300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Learn more about BenU at this event
Prospective students can learn more about Benedictine and the enrollment process during "Saturday Preview Day" from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on December 5. Prospective students can take tours of classrooms and the grounds near the new state-of-the-art Daniel L. Goodwin Hall of Business. They can speak with representatives from multiple University departments and learn how affordable BenU is by speaking with financial aid representatives. Tours of campus are available at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 and 2:00 p.m. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at (630) 829-6300.
Shop, save and support fair trade
Faculty, staff and students can Shop Fair Trade with Catholic Relief Services' SERRV Sale from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Tuesday-Thursday, December 1-3, on the first floor of Goodwin Hall. Shopping Fair Trade means paying a fair wage in the local context, equal employment opportunities, healthy and safe working conditions, caring for God's creation and building long-term relationships. The Benedictine community can purchase justly-made Christmas gifts for friends and family. Catholic Relief Services and SERRV ensure that proceeds are given to the artisans. Check out some of the artisans' stories here http://www.serrv.org/category/artisans-farmers?c=crs and take a sneak peak of items that will be available at the sale at http://issuu.com/serrv/docs/f15_cc-crs. Payment is by cash and check only. For more information, contact Carrie Roberts at email@example.com.
Lectors, servers, ushers needed for Sunday Mass
Join us for our Sunday evening 7:00 p.m. Mass in St. Benedict Chapel. We invite faculty and staff to be lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, servers and ushers. We would really appreciate your assistance. Please email Carrie Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
See if monastic life is for you
Sacred Heart Monastery is hosting "Come and See Weekends" for women interested in exploring monastic life on Friday through Sunday, November 13-15, for women ages 25-35, and November 20-22 for women ages 35 and above. For further information about the monastery, go to www.shmlisle.org or contact email@example.com or (630) 750-6010 if you would like to attend.
Tour Sacred Heart Monastery during an open house
In honor of the Year of Consecrated Life, the Benedictine Sisters invite you to an Open House from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 15 at Sacred Heart Monastery. You can tour the monastery and chapel, and attend a presentation about the Benedictine "Four Corners." All are invited to remain for Vespers at 4:45p.m. Sacred Heart Monastery is located at 1910 Maple Avenue in Lisle.
Use 'Goodsearch' to benefit Campus Ministry
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.Help foster reconciliation and peace among people
Taizé Ecumenical Prayer Services are meant to foster reconciliation and peace among all people. Ascension Catholic Church at 808 S. East Ave. in Oak Park hosts a Taizé Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m. on the first Friday of each month. Phone (708) 848-2703 for more information. The Congregational Church of Batavia hosts a Taizé prayer service at 7:00 p.m. on the second Friday of each month at 21 S. Batavia Ave. Call (630) 879-1999. St. Barnabas Episcopal Church hosts a Taizé prayer service at 7:30 p.m. on the third Friday of the month at 22W415 Butterfield Road in Glen Ellyn. Call (630) 469-1394. A Taizé prayer service is held at 7:00 p.m. on the fourth Friday of the month at the Tau Center at Wheaton Franciscans, 26W171 Roosevelt Road in Wheaton. Call (630) 909-6600. For more information about Taizé prayers, call Sr. Christine Kouba, O.S.B., at (630) 725-6073.
Don't hesitate ... vaccinate
Flu shots are available in Student Health Services, Krasa Center, Room 116, daily from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary. The shots are $20 for faculty and staff and $10 for students. For more information, call (630) 829-6046.
Parent Programs is here to help
Parent Programs is a one-stop service for parents of Benedictine students. We respond to parent inquiries and provide information on a variety of issues to encourage communication between parents and the University. Please feel free to direct parents to Luba Baranivsky at email@example.com or (630) 829-6124 or Marco Masini at firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 829-6006.
Who are you going to call?
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.
Know a student who needs help?
The mission of the Early Alert Team (EAT) is to provide early intervention and prevention for students who are experiencing distress, engaging in harmful or disruptive behaviors, or who have been identified as at risk for personal, academic, social or financial difficulty. To file an Early Alert Referral, go to ben.edu/EAT. For more information, contact Linda D. Owens, associate dean for Student Development, at (630) 829-6123 or email@example.com.
We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have "#GivingTuesday," a 24-hour global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, charities, families, businesses, community centers and students around the world will come together to celebrate generosity and to give. Benedictine University is participating in #GivingTuesday. The University is looking to gain 800 donors by 12:00 midnight. You can learn more by at ben.edu/gtbenu. Please direct all questions to Adrianna Saccone in University Development at (630) 829-6045 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Donate your unused personal or vacation time to someone in need
Giving makes you feel good all over
Do you have vacation, personal or floating holiday time that you do not plan to use this year? If so, please consider donating some time to this year's Vacation Donation program. Only vacation, personal and floating holiday time can be donated. Time that is donated and not used by the end of the current fiscal year will not be rolled over to the next fiscal year. If you are interested in donating your unused time to a fellow employee who may need the additional time to take care of a sick family member or other reason, please contact Jill Poskin at email@example.com.
As a valued community member, you already influence the future at Benedictine University through your time and talent. Now you can also help Benedictine build for the future through a regular payroll deduction or annual gift. By designating your gift to the auditorium in the new College of Business building, you will help create a special place where all students, faculty and staff can gather for meetings and lectures by powerful national and international leaders. We encourage more community members to participate and help us increase the percentage of faculty and staff who give back to Benedictine. For more information, please contact Jill Poskin at (630) 829-6366 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum will hold a reading of entries for its annual poetry contest during "Poetry Night at the Museum" at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 11. All poetry contestants are encouraged to come and read their poems. The contest will be judged in three categories – haiku, limerick and free verse. Contest winners will be announced at the conclusion of the program. Winning poetry will be included in a special museum exhibit and will be on display from November 12-December 11. The event is free and open to the public.
Faculty and staff are invited to participate in a great books discussion, "Dwarves and Orcs: The Catholic Imagination in Popular Literature," from 12:20-1:20 p.m. on Friday, November 20, in the Interfaith Room, Kindlon Hall, Room 422. Come for tea and lively discussion of the Catholic imagination behind some enduring works of popular literature: mystery, science fiction and fantasy. The books include fantasies by J.R.R. Tolkien and Robert Hugh Benson; C.S. Lewis's science fiction; mysteries by Dorothy L. Sayers and G.K. Chesterton; and Charles William's spiritual thrillers. RSVP by November 16 to CMI@ben.edu. The event is closed to the public.Join in the fun and fellowship at Beautification Day
Join your fellow faculty and staff and help keep Benedictine beautiful during the annual Beautification Day from 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 12. Spend a few hours helping the landscaping team plant fresh seasonal garden material across campus that will bloom in the spring, then stay for a cookout afterward. Each volunteer will receive a special commemorative Beautification Day T-shirt. Contact Janie Lamb at email@example.com or (630) 829-6420 to sign up.
Jazz band ready to rock a recital
The Benedictine University Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Patrick Infusino will perform in concert at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 14, in the Scholl Recital Hall, Room 101. The band will perform works by Bill Byers, Lee Hooper, Bonislau Kaper and Pat Metheny.
Fernandez headlines International Education Week at Benedictine
Lilia Fernandez, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of History at Ohio State University, will visit Benedictine to share her research on race and ethnic identity formation, immigration and Latino/a history from 7:00-8:15 p.m. on Thursday, November 12, in Birck Hall, Room 112, as part of International Education Week 2015, November 12-19. As a native of the Chicago neighborhood of Pilsen, Fernandez has focused her research on the residents of her own city and published "Brown in the Windy City." The schedule for the week includes International Game Night on Monday, November 16, in the Founders' Woods Clubhouse, a Taste of the World/Study Abroad Fair on Tuesday, November 17, in the Krasa Center, Rooms ABC; and an International Student Panel on Thursday, November 19. More information wil be forthcoming. All events are open to faculty and staff. Fernandez's presentation is open to the public. For more information, contact Megan Benham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Former solicitor general to lecture at Benedictine
Paul D. Clement, former solicitor general under George W. Bush and former clerk to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, will lecture from 7:00-9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17, in the auditorium of the Goodwin Hall of Business as part of the Center for Civic Leadership Lecture Series. Clement is a partner at Bancroft PLLC and a senior fellow at Georgetown University's Law Center's Supreme Court Institute. Before serving as the 43rd solicitor general of the United States, Clement was an acting solicitor general and a principal deputy solicitor general. Clement earned a bachelor's degree from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, and a master's degree at Cambridge University. He also graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. Clement is a Distinguished Lecturer in Law at the Georgetown University Law Center and has initiated major administrative law challenges and constitutional litigation against the federal government.
Get your gowns and graduation photos, too!
The December 2015 Graduation Fair for undergraduate and graduate students who graduated in August or will graduate in December will be held from 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17, on the second floor of the Krasa Student Center. Graduates-to-be can pick up their cap and gown, obtain Commencement information, have their cap and gown picture taken by a GradImages photographer, receive information about alumni benefits and Career Development Center services, purchase a class ring and/or diploma frame, order personalized announcements, discuss financial obligations, and participate in a raffle and enjoy refreshments. For more information, graduates can go to ben.edu/commencement.
Faculty are invited to spend Friday afternoon in the library
The Benedictine University Library is sponsoring a series of workshops for faculty from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on the second floor of the library. The discussion on Friday, November 20, will be "Using streaming video in your course." For more information, contact Jack Fritts at email@example.com or (630) 829-6060.
President Brophy to attend Catholic education conference in Rome
Benedictine University President Michael Brophy will attend the World Congress on Catholic Education's "Educating Today and Tomorrow. A Renewing Passion," hosted by the Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education in Rome on November 18-21. The event marks two important Church documents: the Second Vatican Council's Declaration Gravossimum Educationis and the Apostolic Constitution ExCorde Ecclesiae, and the critical need to address some of the key issues facing Catholic education today.
The bus is the only way to fly (to the train station)
Pace is providing bus service between the Lisle Metra Station and Benedictine University with one southbound trip departing the train station at 7:16 a.m. (dropping off riders at College Road near the campus's main entrance) and one northbound trip departing the campus near the main entrance on College Road at 4:52 p.m. Pace Route 827 (Green Trails-Steeple Run) will provide this service as a pilot program for one year. For more information, contact (312) 836-7000 or visit www.pacebus.com.
Benedictine is one of the safest campuses in Illinois
Faculty, staff and students can access the Annual Campus Security and Fire Report for calendar year 2014, which is published in 2015, as required by the U.S. Department of Education, for the Lisle main campus, National Moser Center for Adult Learning, Bellwood Learning Center, Springfield and Mesa, Arizona branch campuses at http://www.ben.edu/police/index.cfm. You will also find useful information about department services, a campus safety video, a link to the Benedictine University Police Facebook page and other items of interest. As always, please report all suspicious activities, or persons, to the Benedictine University Police at (630) 829-6666. We are located on the ground level of the parking garage and our Emergency Dispatch Center is staffed 24/7.
Art gallery announces schedule for third exhibition season
Here is the fall 2015 schedule of the third annual exhibition season of the Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B., Art Gallery and the University Art Collection:
University Art Collection
Kindlon Hall, Second Floor
Through November 20
Prints from Normal Editions Workshop Press
Kindlon Hall, Second Floor
Through December 19
"Still Lives: El Cemeterio de San Miguel de Allende"
Kindlon Hall, First Floor
Reception 2:00-4:00 p.m., Sunday, October 4
Through December 19
Normal Middle School
Kindlon Hall, First Floor
"Navajo Nativity" is one of many creches on display at the Fr. Michael E.
Komechak, O.S.B., Art Gallery through December 23.
Through December 23
Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B., Art Gallery
Kindlon Hall, Fifth Floor
Reception 2:00-4:00 p.m., Sunday, December 6
The Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B., Art Gallery regular hours are 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Saturday and by appointment.
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 contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Larissa Miller's undergraduate business students tackle the intricacies of
the stock market in the trading lab of the Goodwin Hall of Business.
The Benedictine football team rallies from 17-0 deficit to win sixth straight game.
The women's volleyball team lands pair on the all-conference team.
Five men's soccer players named to all-conference teams.
Four women's soccer players earn recognition from the NACC.
The Benedictine volleyball season ends in the conference tournament.
The Benedictine men's soccer team drops a double OT decision in the NACC tournament.
The Benedictine women's soccer team loses in OT at Aurora in the conference tournament.
Upcoming Athletic Events
Saturday, November 14
Men's/Women's Cross Country
BenU at NCAA regionals
Rock Island, Ill. – Augustana College
BenU at Lakeland
BenU vs. Elmhurst
BenU at Illinois Wesleyan
Learn today about BenU's tomorrow
Benedictine University President Michael Brophy, Ph.D., M.F.A., will present a "State of the University" program at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, December 3, in Gillett Hall. The program will include a presentation and question-and-answer session. The purpose of the presentation is to bring faculty, staff and students up to date on the direction of the University.
Learn more about BenU at Mesa during Visit Day
Personal attention. A low student-to-faculty ratio. Generous financial aid packages. Numerous student organizations and clubs from which to choose. Benedictine University at Mesa students also get involved in community outreach and service projects. They play intercollegiate sports, work out at the Mesa Family YMCA and enjoy resort-style living at the Phoenix Marriott Mesa. Prospective students can discover their own reason to choose Benedictine University at a Visit Day from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 11, and Visit Day from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 18, at Gillett Hall, 225 E. Main St., in downtown Mesa. Students can meet with faculty, talk to current students, and discuss tuition and scholarships with financial aid representatives. For more information about this event, contact (602) 888-5500 or email@example.com.
Keep up with the Redhawks!
Women's volleyball wraps up inaugural season at 17-7 with win over Arizona Christian.
Men's basketball goes 1-1 at the Antelope Valley Classic, collecting first win in program history.
Men's basketball falls to Biola for second time.
Upcoming Athletics Events
Monday, November 9
BenU at Mesa at Marymount invite
Brookside Golf Club, Pasadena, Calif.
Tuesday, November 10
BenU at Mesa at Marymount Invite
Brookside Golf Club, Pasadena, Calif.
Wednesday, November 11
BenU at Mesa at Embry-Riddle
Friday, November 13
BenU at Mesa vs. Montana State-Northern
At Las Vegas Tip-Off Tourney
Saturday, November 14
BenU at Mesa vs. Westmont College
At Las Vegas Tip-Off Tourney
Learn today about BenU's tomorrow
Benedictine University President Michael Brophy, Ph.D., M.F.A., will present a "State of the University" program at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 2, in the Brinkerhoff Home. The program will include a presentation and question-and-answer session. The purpose of the presentation is to bring faculty, staff and students up to date on the direction of the University.
Happy Birthday to the following members of the University community for the days of November 9-December 31:
Margaret Delaney – November 9, Nursing and Health
Robert Nelson – November 9, Undergraduate Business
William Scarlato – November 9, Fine Arts
Jennifer Blair – November 10, Business Learning Teams
Joan Libner – November 10, Nursing and Health
Lindsay Koriath – November 11, Career Development
Robert McCarthy – November 12, Biological Sciences
Shaun Meek – November 12, Campus Services
Nicole Placek – November 12, University Development Events
Jack Sznajder – November 12, Abbey Personnel
Ellen Ziliak – November 12, Mathematics
Michael Salatino – November 13, Benedictine University Police
Susan Salerno – November 13, Student Health Service
Leana Lowery – November 14, Academic Partnership, Southwest Region
Elsie Yuan – November 14, International Programs and Services
Robert Domaschuk – November 16, Information Technology
Anna Hanson – November 16, Advancement
Eric Goodwin – November 17, College of Business
Cynthia Laurin – November 17, Mesa Operations
Jayashree Sarathy – November 17, Biological Sciences
Alan Gorr – November 18, Global College
Phillip Handler – November 18, Dining Services
Adam Smith – November 18, Athletics
Ed Akins – November 19, Campus Services
Myra Carlos – November 19, Mesa Operations
Lisa Darnell – November 19, Admissions
Jack Fritts – November 19, Benedictine Library
Michael Kalynyuk – November 19, Office of Admissions
Coreen Mogavero – November 20, Business Learning Teams
David Sonnenberger – November 20, Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Marc Davidson – November 21, International Programs and Services
Kari Gibbons – November 21, Admissions
Martin Vargas – November 21, Campus Services
Walter Moore – November 22, Adult Accelerated Enrollment
Dina Ismail – November 24, Research and Development
Marco Masini – November 24, Student Life
Anthony Zupancic – November 24, Marketing and Communications
Amy Drozd – November 25, National Adjunct Instruction
Emily Klockenga – November 28, Student Life Cycle, Central Region
Sherry Roper – November 28, Nursing and Health
Mark Kroll – November 29, Benedictine Library
Betty Mallett – December 1, Enrollment, Central Region
Hillary Holecek – December 2, Student Success Center
Lupe Mendez – December 2, Campus Services
Susie Doddek – December 3, Advancement Office, Springfield
Tong Shang – December 3, International Programs and Services
Kevin Hoeft – December 4, Campus Services
Ramon Luzarraga – December 4, Mesa Operations
Lana Ammari – December 6, New Student Advising Center
Elizabeth Boone – December 6, National Academic Development
Anthony Franklin – December 7, Information Technology
Arketa Thurmond – December 7, Admissions
Alana Smith – December 7, Dining Services
Stephen Van Loan – December 7, Benedictine University Police
Jon Miller – December 8, Student Life
Justin Kinseth – December 9, Athletics
Jeremy Nadolski – December 9, Mathematics and Computational Science
Kate Daniel – December 10, Athletics
Alice Sima – December 11, College of Science
Janea Franklin – December 13, College of Science
Brian Sawyer – December 13, Benedictine University Police
Nicasio Cuevas – December 14, Campus Services
Paul Nelson – December 14, Dan and Ada Rice Center/Fitness Center
Jan Writer – December 14, Teacher Education Preparation
Emma Edith Bustamante – December 15, Campus Services
Alicia Tait – December 15, Center for Mission and Identity
Chapin Wehde – December 15, Athletics
Guadalupe Arellanes – December 16, Campus Services
Alandra Weller-Clarke – December 16, Teacher Education Preparation
Ed Dowling – December 17, Campus Services
Hongqin Li – December 17, Information Technology
Elizabeth Quoziente – December 17, Mesa Operations
Joseph DiVincenzo – December 19, Dining Services
Amanda Skarosi – December 19, Admissions
Michael Blaney – December 20, Abbey Personnel
Patricia Brown – December 20, Nursing and Health
Joe Fano – December 20, Athletics
Myra Herrera – December 20, Campus Services
Lee Smith – December 20, Biological Sciences
Mark Halbach – December 21, Athletics
Mathew Jones – December 21, Athletics
Timothy Marin – December 21, Chemistry/Biochemistry
Equbagabir Woldegirgis – December 21, Dining Services
James Ludema – December 22, Center for Values–Driven Leadership
Barbara Ozog – December 22, Management Information Systems
Margaret Young – December 23, Nursing and Health
Patricia Giacomini – December 23, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Springfield
Luigi Manca – December 24, Communication Arts
Christine Fletcher – December 25, Religious Studies
Philip Novack-Gottshall – December 25, Biological Sciences
Cheryl Heinz – December 27, Biological Sciences
Lou Meek – December 28, Office Services
Kevin Dunne – December 29, Auxiliary Services
Brittney Dvorak – December 31, Admissions
Carol Heinz-Bennett – December 31, Mesa Operations
Amy Lakin – December 31, Language, Literature & Arts, Springfield
If your birthday was omitted, please call the Office of Marketing and Communications at ext. 6090.
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