Campus Notebook                           September 14, 2015

Faculty and Staff Notes 

Christine Fletcher (Theology) published an article, "On the Value of Caring Work," in "Work," the Summer 2015 issue of Christian Reflection: A Series in Faith and Ethics, published by the Institute for Faith and Learning at Baylor University.

Lisle Campus News



Fr. David Turner, O.S.B. (left), Benedictine University President Michael S. Brophy, Ph.D., (center),
students, faculty and staff attended Opening Day Mass at St. Procopius Abbey on September 3.

Admissions
Learn more about BenU at these events

Prospective students can learn more about Benedictine and the enrollment process during "Fall Open House" from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, during "Preferred Visit Day" from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Monday. October 12, and at "Science Open House" from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 21. Prospect 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 during Preferred Visit Day at 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 and 2:00 p.m. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at (630) 829-6300.

Students invited to attend Graduate and Adult Undergraduate Open House

Benedictine University invites prospective students to learn about our adult undergraduate and graduate programs, and meet with admissions and financial aid representatives and faculty, by attending our Graduate and Adult Undergraduate Open House from 5:30-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 14, in the Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B., Art Gallery, on the fifth floor of Kindlon Hall. Benedictine has adult undergraduate programs in Accounting, Business Analytics and Finance, and graduate programs in Education, Linguistics, Business Administration, Public Health, Accountancy, Business Analytics, Clinical Exercise Physiology, Clinical Psychology, Finance, Management Information Systems, Management and Organizational Behavior, Nutrition and Wellness, Science Content and Process, and Taxation. RSVP today at ben.edu/gaoh.

Campus Ministry
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 ptimko@ben.edu.

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.

Campus Recreation

Get fit with a class at the fitness center

Campus Recreation has announced the schedule for fall group fitness classes in the Rice Center. BOOTCAMP, taught by a certified personal trainer and designed to increase your metabolism and energy while giving you that toned body you've always wanted, is offered from 7:00-7:45 a.m. on Mondays through October 12. POWER ABS, a 30-minute class that targets your abdominals to give you a sleek and toned midsection, is available from 7:00-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through October 6. RESTORATIVE YOGA, a gentle and slow-paced class that combines the use of props with traditional Hatha based seated yoga postures, is offered from 7:00-7:45 a.m. on Wednesdays through October 7. YOGALATES, which combines the toning of Pilates with the stretching of Yoga, is offered from 12:30-1:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays through October 8. ZUMBA®, which fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program, is offered from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursdays through October 8. Classes are free form all students, faculty and staff. Register at www.imleagues.com/BenU/Fitness.

Student Life

Physician, IBC grad joins Student Health Services staff

Robert D. Rozner, M.D., who earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Cum Laude, at Illinois Benedictine College (now Benedictine University) in 1983, has joined the staff of Student Health Services. He will be on campus from 1:00-3;00 p.m. on Wednesdays to attend to the undergraduate student population for acute minor illnesses and injuries  Rozner is a graduate of Loyola University's Cardinal Stritch School of Medicine and is board certified in Family Medicine. Rozner has a family practice in Naperville and is affiliated with Edward and Linden Oaks Hospitals.

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 lowens@ben.edu.

University Development

We got spirit, yes we do …

Start planning now to enter BenU's Homecoming 2015 Office Decorating Contest displayed during the week of October 12.  A panel of judges will select the winning office based on the use of BenU's Homecoming theme, "Road Trip – Life's About The Journey, Not The Destination," BenU spirit, originality and the use of "green" materials. The winning office receives a continental breakfast on Monday, October 19, and the travelling trophy to proudly display until Homecoming 2016. To indicate your interest and to receive a copy of the Office Decorating Contest Rules, contact Nicole Placek, University Development Events, at nplacek@ben.edu as soon as possible. Decorating begins on Monday, October 5. Judging will be held on Friday, October 9. For more details about Homecoming 2015, visit ben.edu/Homecoming.

Giving makes you feel good all over

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 jposkin@ben.edu.

Campus Events

Join us at BenBash on October 17

Put on your jeans and boots for the country concert of the year. Benedictine University is bringing country to the suburbs with Easton Corbin and Jerrod Niemann at the Rice Center on Saturday, October 17, as part of Homecoming 2015. Tickets are on sale now at www.ben.edu/benbash. If you would like to volunteer for this event, contact Nicole Placek at nplacek@ben.edu.

First Center for Civic Leadership lecture series speaker is Golden

Michael Golden, former broadcast journalist, political campaign manager and author of "Unlock Congress: Reform the Rules – Restore the System" will be the featured speaker at the Center for Civic Leadership Lecture Series from 12:00-1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16, in the Krasa Presentation Room. Golden worked for NBC and CBS television affiliates in Illinois, Iowa and California where his investigative and public affairs reporting on politics, education, health care and criminal justice reaped honors from the Associated Press, the Edward R. Murrow Awards and the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2006, he co-founded One Million Degrees, a non-profit scholarship program for low-income community college students in Illinois, and in 2012, he co-founded Complete The Degree, a program designed to motivate adults to finish their college education.

Get connected at symposium discussing Pope Francis's Laudato Si'

The Center for Mission and Identity will sponsor "Everything is Connected: Perspectives on Pope Francis's Laudato Si'" from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30, in the Krasa Presentation Room. The symposium will feature presentations by Chris Fletcher, "Everyone is connected: Pope Francis' inclusive encyclical;" Monica Tischler, "Perspectives on teaching environmental science using the papal encyclical;" Phil Hardy, "Who Is He to Judge? Weighing Papal Influence on U.S. Policymaking, Public Opinion and Political Campaigns;" and Martin Tracey, "Pope Francis on the Environmental Crisis: Its Nature, Causes and Remedies." The symposium is free and open to public. For more information, contact Jean-Marie Kauth at jkauth@ben.edu.

Visiting scholar to talk about Christian roots of religious freedom

Robert Louis Wilken, professor emeritus at the University of Virginia and author of several books on Christianity and its history, will lecture at Benedictine University on the Christian roots of religious freedom as part of the Visiting Scholar in Catholic Thought Lecture Series. Wilken will present "A Loser's Creed" at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 4, in the St. Benedict Chapel on the fourth floor of Kindlon Hall. He will address "The Church Fathers, Roger Williams and Thomas Jefferson" at 12:20 p.m. on Thursday, November 5, on the fifth floor of Kindlon Hall. The lectures are free and open to the public.

What is the U.S. policy toward Africa?

Robin Renee Sanders, D.Sc., former
U.S. ambassador to Nigeria, will present "U.S. Policy toward Africa: What is it and why is it important?" as part of the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows Public Lecture Series at 7:00 p.m.; on Thursday, October 29 in the Presentation Room of the Krasa Student Center on the campus of Benedictine University. Sanders is the former ambassador to the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Republic of Congo, and former director of the Africa National Security Council at the White House.
The Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program, which is administered by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in Washington, D.C., brings prominent artists, diplomats, journalists, business leaders and other professionals to campuses across the United States.

Campus Information

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 it 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 of 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, our 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.

Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B., Art Gallery

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:

Ongoing Exhibition
Recent Acquisitions
University Art Collection
Atrium Gallery
Kindlon Hall, Second Floor

Through October 10
Exhibition
"Perspectives on Now"
John Pitman Weber
Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B., Art Gallery
Kindlon Hall, Fifth Floor

Through September 26
Exhibition
Frank Bush
Mixed Media
North Gallery
Kindlon Hall, First Floor

Through September 26
Exhibition
Mixed Media
Henry Senachwine High School
South Gallery
Kindlon Hall, First Floor

September 19-November 20

Exhibition
Printmaking
Prints from Normal Editions Workshop Press
Atrium Gallery
Kindlon Hall, Second Floor

October 1-December 19

Exhibition
"Still Lives: El Cemeterio de San Miguel de Allende"
Alan Leder
Photography
North Gallery
Kindlon Hall, First Floor
Reception 2:00-4:00 p.m., Sunday, October 4

October 5-December 19

Exhibition
Mixed Media
Normal Middle School
South Gallery
Kindlon Hall, First Floor

November 9-December 23

Exhibition
"Creches II"
Mixed media
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
Potassi-YUM!

Are you outside enjoying the sun, exercising and spending your weekends with friends and family? With sweat loss comes the need to replenish potassium in your body so you stay hydrated and your energy level stays high to keep moving. Foods high in potassium are banana, papaya, raisins, mango, sweet potato and avocado.

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 healthytable.benu14@gmail.com.

BenU Athletics

Danielle Melotte (left) and Taylor Pokorny of the Benedictine women's soccer team enjoyed
lunch along Memorial Walkway following Opening Day Mass on September 3.

Keep up with the Eagles!

The Benedictine football team falls short against Carroll in the home opener.
http://benueagles.com/news/2015/9/12/FB_0912152955.aspx?path=football

The Benedictine volleyball team has tough weekend at Aurora.
http://benueagles.com/news/2015/9/12/WVB_0912155606.aspx?path=wvball

The Benedictine men's soccer team opened a weekend of back-to-back contests with a shutout of St. Olaf.
http://benueagles.com/news/2015/9/12/MSOC_0912150201.aspx?path=msoc

The Benedictine women's soccer team netted a season high four goals at Loras College.
http://benueagles.com/news/2015/9/13/WSOC_0913152524.aspx?path=wsoc

Joe Chavez finished third overall as the Benedictine men's cross country team competed at Concordia Wisconsin.
http://benueagles.com/news/2015/9/12/MXC_0912151725.aspx?path=mcross

The Benedictine women's cross country team took home fifth place in Wisconsin.
http://benueagles.com/news/2015/9/12/WXC_0912152339.aspx?path=wcross

The Benedictine men's golf team is off to a strong start after improving scores on day two at Carthage.
http://benueagles.com/news/2015/9/12/MGOLF_0912154139.aspx?path=mgolf

The Benedictine women's golf team won the second part of the Benedictine Fall Invite.
http://benueagles.com/news/2015/9/13/WGOLF_0913151325.aspx?path=wgolf

Upcoming Athletic Events

Tuesday, September 15

Men's Golf
BenU at Elmhurst Invite

Oak Brook, Ill.
9:00 a.m.

Women's Volleyball
BenU at Alverno

Milwaukee, Wis.
7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 16

Women's Golf
BenU at Elmhurst Invite
Oak Brook, Ill.
12:00 p.m.

Men's Soccer
BenU at Lake Forest
Lake Forest, Ill.
4:30 p.m.

Women's Soccer
BenU at Elmhurst
Elmhurst, Ill.
7:00 p.m.

Friday, September 18

Women's Volleyball
BenU vs. North Central
Rice Center
4:00 p.m.

Women's Volleyball
BenU vs. Lake Forest
Rice Center
8:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 19

Women's/Men's Cross Country
BenU at Maryville Open
St. Louis, Mo.
8:15 a.m./9:00 a.m.

Women's Soccer
BenU at Rockford
Rockford, Ill.
11:00 a.m.

Men's Soccer
BenU at Chicago
Chicago, Ill.
3:00 p.m.

Football
BenU at Adrian
Adrian, Mich.
4:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 20

Men's Golf

BenU at Wisconsin Lutheran Invite
Hartford, Wis.
10:00 a.m.

Mesa Campus News


Alexa Jimenez (left) and the BenU at Mesa women's volleyball team saw itheir season-opening
winning streak end at four during the Labor Day weekend.

Admissions

Learn more about BenU at Mesa at open house

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 Fall Open House from 12:00-3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 17 at Gillett Hall, 225 E. Main St., in downtown Mesa. Students can meet with faculty, talk to current students, discuss tuition and scholarships with financial aid representatives. For more information about this event, contact (602) 888-5500 or mesa@ben.edu.

Campus Events

Visiting scholar talks about aging as a vocation

Autumn Alcott Ridenour, Ph.D., assistant professor of Religious and Theological Studies at Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass., will lecture at Benedictine University at Mesa and Xavier College Preparatory in Phoenix as part of Benedictine's "Visiting Scholar in Catholic Thought Lecture Series." Ridenour will present "Aging as Vocation: Virtues Through an Augustinian Lens," at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 24, at Xavier College Preparatory, 4710 N. 5th St., in Phoenix, and at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 25, in the Community Room of Gillett Hall, located at 225 E. Main St. in downtown Mesa, Ariz. The lectures are sponsored by the Center for Mission and Identity (CMI) and the Department of Theology at Benedictine University at Mesa, in partnership with Americare Catholic Hospice and Xavier College Preparatory School.

The 10K M.B.A. graduation reception scheduled

A reception for the first graduates of the 10K M.B.A. program at BenU at Mesa will be held on Saturday, October 24.

Student Life
Freshman programming to retain students and encourage success


A number of programs have been implemented to help acclimate and orient new freshmen to Mesa campus. "Ben Beginnings" will be offered in a new format this year. Classes will occur over a five-week period and cover topics ranging from budgeting, study habits and time management to the Benedictine values. All new freshman are automatically enrolled in Ben Beginnings. Also, BenU at Mesa has implemented its first Peer Mentor Program. Organized through Student Life, peer mentors were encouraged to apply, interviewed, selected and participated in six weeks of training leading up to orientation day. The task of the peer mentors is to provide a peer approach to helping and guiding new students into the strong community on the Mesa campus.

BenU at Mesa Athletics

Keep up with the Redhawks!

Redhawks women's volleyball lost their first two games of the season against SDCC
http://benumesasports.com/news/2015/9/5/WVB_0905151759.aspx

The men's and women's golf teams get ready for their first action of the season
http://benumesasports.com/news/2015/9/10/WGOLF_0910153143.aspx

Ryan Wingate tabbed to lead golf programs
http://benumesasports.com/news/2015/9/10/GEN_0910155248.aspx

Softball to host 100-inning game
http://benumesasports.com/news/2015/9/10/SB_0910154214.aspx

Upcoming Athletic Events

Monday, September 14

Men's golf
BenU at Mesa at Firestorm Fall Invitational
Buckeye, Ariz./Verrado GC

Women's golf
BenU at Mesa at Firestorm Fall Invitational
Buckeye, Ariz./Verrado GC

Tuesday, September 15

Men's golf
BenU at Mesa at Firestorm Fall Invitational
Buckeye, Ariz./Verrado GC

Women's golf
BenU at Mesa at Firestorm Fall Invitational
Buckeye, Ariz./Verrado GC

Friday, September 18

Women's volleyball
BenU at Mesa vs. York (Neb.) at Johnson & Wales Invite
Denver, Colo.
2:00 p.m.

BenU at Mesa vs. Fort Hays State (Kan.) at Johnson & Wales Invite
Denver, Colo.
4:00 p.m.

Cross Country
BenU at Mesa at Dave Murray Invitational
Tucson, Ariz.
4:30 p.m.

Saturday. September 19

Women's volleyball
BenU at Mesa vs. Johnson & Wales (Colo.) at Johnson & Wales Invite
Denver, Colo.
12:00 p.m.

BenU at Mesa vs. York (Neb.) at Johnson & Wales Invite
Denver, Colo.
2:00 p.m.

Springfield Campus News

Campus Events
The 10K M.B.A. graduation reception scheduled

A reception for the first graduates of the 10K M.B.A. program at the Springfield campus will be held on Saturday, October 10.

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to the following members of the University community for the days of September 14-29:

Elizabeth Ziolkowski – September 14, Adult Accelerated Enrollment
Heather Hawker – September 14, Admissions
Patricia Ariano – September 14, University Development
Catherine Arnold – September 17, Nutrition
Phillip Hardy – September 17, Political Science
Jesus Herrera – September 17, Campus Services
Karina Carrillo – September 18, Campus Services
Anthony Sosa – September 18, Campus Services
Laura Banny – September 20, Dining Services
Crystal Pass – September 20, Campus Services
Bridget Cooper – September 21, Personnel Resources
Wesley Herwaldt – September 21, Dining Services
Patrick Polasek – September 21, Psychology/Sociology
Marion Torres – September 21, St. Procopius Abbey
Joel Ostrow – September 22, Political Science
Rafael Iglesias – September 24, Foreign Languages
Teresa Parker – September 24, Fine Arts
Manmohan Kaur – September 25, Mathematics
Anthony Staffaroni – September 25, Mesa Operations
Sarah Kurpiel – September 26, Benedictine Library
Br. Richard Poro, O.S.B. – September 26, Student Life
Katie Gregory – September 27, Admissions
Patti Marchese – September 27, Admissions
Beverly Smith – September 28, Athletics
Elizabeth Hill – September 28, President's Office
Silvia Larrondo – September 28, Benedictine Library
Elizabeth Ritt – September 28, Nursing and Health
Wendy Finch – September 28, Mesa Operations
Alfred Martin – September 29, Biological Sciences
Ronald Finnigan – September 29, Center for Lifelong Learning

If your birthday was omitted, please call the Office of Marketing and Communications at ext. 6090.
December
December 18, 2017
November
November 21, 2017

Marketing and Communications

Jody Conidi
Project Manager
(630) 829-6068
jconidi@ben.edu

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