Campus Notebook is moving from a weekly to monthly publication. It will now be published on the third Monday of each month. This means all content is due on the first Monday of each month by 4:00 p.m.
Please submit content using the Office of Marketing and Communication’s new project management program – Workfront. Log onto https://benedu.attask-ondemand.com/requests; click "Requests" and "+New Request"; select "MarCom Project Request Form" from the drop down box; then complete the fields and add your Word document to the "Documents" section. For new Workfront users, contact Jody Conidi at email@example.com to request a new user account. You can also submit content through ben.edu/marcom/request.cfm, but we are encouraging submitters begin using Workfront as we transition to our new project management system.
Could you make it through the month? Could you pull yourself up by your bootstraps? Take the Poverty Simulation challenge by spending an hour living in poverty and attempt to meet the basic needs of your family. Sponsored by the College of Education and Health Services, this free event will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19, in Goodwin Hall, Room 411. To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/poverty-simulation-at-benedictine-university-tickets-36656839594. For more information, contact Elizabeth Bormann at firstname.lastname@example.org.Learn new online research skills at the Digital Natives Faculty Forum
Faculty, staff and administrators from the three diocesan universities (Benedictine University, Lewis University and the University of St. Francis) will meet with Bishop R. Daniel Conlon of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet for "Living Against the Grain" from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20, on the fifth floor of Kindlon Hall.
The event will provide an opportunity for dialogue and discussion on matters of significant importance to Catholic Higher Education. This event is free for invited participants. To RSVP, email email@example.com. For more information, contact Carrie Roberts at (630) 829-6028 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cebrzynski Memorial 5K for Scholarships will be held on Sunday, September 24.
This event supports Benedictine students and honors the legacy of former Benedictine student Cindy Cebrzynski, who was killed at the hands of a drunk driver in 2004. To date, participants and other generous donors have provided more than $44,000 for the Cindy Cebrzynski Memorial Endowed Scholarship, which was established by Cindy’s parents, Bob and Pam Cebrzynski. The award supports Biology students who embody Cindy’s passion for academics and involvement in the BenU community.
This year, participants may support the Cebrzynski Memorial 5K for Scholarships or an established fund of their choice. To donate or register for the 5K, visit ben.edu/5K. For more information, contact Deb Smith at (630) 829-6080 or email@example.com.
Library Book Discussion: Hidden Figures
Join the Benedictine University Library from 12:00-1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27, for a group discussion of "Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly in Kindlon Hall, Room 311. Fannie Rushing, Ph.D., professor of History at Benedictine and founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in Chicago, will give a short presentation. Visit ben.libcal.com/event/3581455 to register.
Celebrate "Red and White for Life" at Homecoming
Visit campus, reunite with classmates and enjoy the day with family at Benedictine's Homecoming 2017: "Red and White for Life" from Thursday-Sunday, October 5-8.
Saturday, October 7
Stop by for some food and beverages and some fun the whole family can enjoy. This event includes a children’s area featuring an exotic animal petting zoo, bounce house, caricature artist, arts and crafts, Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum exhibits and games.
Sunday, October 8
Start your planning now for the "Homecoming 2017 Office Decorating Contest." Decorating begins on Thursday, September 28, in advance of the start to Homecoming Week. A panel of judges will select the winning office on Tuesday, October 3, based on the use of the Homecoming theme "Red and White for Life" and originality. The winning office will receive a continental breakfast on Wednesday, October 11, and the traveling trophy to display until Homecoming 2018.
To participate and receive contest rules, contact Christy Zajac at firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, September 28.
Wear your BenU gear with pride during Homecoming week
In celebration of the University's 130th anniversary, Homecoming shirts commemorating St. Procopius College, Illinois Benedictine College and Benedictine University will be available for faculty and staff (while supplies last) in the Neff Alumni Center beginning Monday, October 2.
Join us for an elegant evening of dancing, dining and entertainment on Saturday, October 7, as we raise funds to help students in need earn a Benedictine University education. Help students in financial need, including through the newly created Mission Fund, which will assist students who are on their way toward earning a degree but encounter a hardship during their time here. Your help is critical to our mission and impacts the lives of so many.
Dinner and Auction
Performance Art by Gregory Adamson
Music by Larry King Orchestra
Tickets: $130 per person (special staff and faculty pricing)
RSVP and tickets at ben.edu/gala.
The public is invited to Sacred Heart Monastery for Tuesday Night with the Sisters. The series will tie the new Beatitudes of Pope Francis to "The Rule of St. Benedict." The event will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17, in the Chapter Room.
Sr. Christine Kouba and Sr. Sharon Marie Stola will lead the presentation discussing community/prayer and the beatitude, "Blessed are those who pray and work for full communion between Christians."
Sacred Heart Monastery is located at 1910 Maple Avenue in Lisle. Please come to the front door by the statue of the Sacred Heart. Donations are appreciated.
Visit http://www.shmlisle.org/ or the Benedictine Sisters of the Sacred Heart Facebook page for more information.
Students can start their job search at ACE's Internship and Career Fair
The Academic and Career Enrichment Center will host a Fall Internship and Career Fair from 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 19, on the second floor of the Krasa Student Center. The fair will provide employers with the opportunity to meet undergraduate, adult undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing internships and full-time positions upon graduation. Benedictine alumni are also invited to the fair. For more information, visit ben.edu/academic-career-enrichment-center/fall-internship-and-career-fair-2017.cfm.
Learn what makes a successful leader at Center for Values-Driven Leadership workshop
The Appreciative Leadership for Peak Performance (ALPP) executive workshop offers a guided, strengths-based exploration of what makes you most effective as a leader. The workshop will be held Wednesday-Friday, November 8-10. ALPP will lead you through a series of powerful learning activities to identify and optimize your "Leadership Peak Performance Pattern" and provide practical tools to lead, mentor, coach and bring out the best in others. More information is available at http://cvdl.ben.edu/ai.
Family Visit Day gives prospective students the 411 on BenU admissions
Prospective undergraduate students can get a jump-start on the admissions process by attending Family Visit Day on at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 21, in Goodwin Hall. You can tour campus, learn more about our Scholars Program and meet with representatives from key offices, including Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Life and Athletics. You can also learn more about majors that interest you and speak with our faculty. To register, visit ben.edu/familyvisitday.Learn how a Benedictine graduate or adult undergraduate degree can help you reach the 'Next Level'
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 ben.edu/police.
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