Campus Notebook


September 22, 2014

University Notes

Homecoming Parade SEP192014

The Student Senate was among the many organizations represented
Friday during the Homecoming Parade down Memorial Walkway.

Be the match and register to be a bone marrow donor

The American Red Cross will be at Benedictine University from 11:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, September 25-26, in the Kindlon Hall Atrium to conduct a “Be The Match” bone marrow registry drive for students, staff and faculty ages 18-44. For thousands of people with blood cancers like leukemia and other diseases like sickle cell anemia, a bone marrow transplant is their only hope for life. “Be The Match” is teaming up with the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation to conduct the drive. It only takes five minutes to register. No needles are involved, only a cheek swab and a consent form. For more information, contact Lauren Johnson at (312) 833-9699 or Ljohnso4@nmdp.org.

Do you need to know how to make it flow?

Do you tend to ramble and repeat yourself in your college papers? Do you find it difficult to make your papers flow smoothly? Do you find it difficult to get started when writing a paper? The Student Success Center will present a writing workshop, “How to structure a college paper,” from 6:00-6:45 p.m. on Monday, September 29, in Birck Hall, Room 025, and from 12:30-1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30, in Birck Hall, Room 026. An RSVP is encouraged to axsmith@ben.edu.

Hey you, I spel Real good...too!

The Student Success Center and the Career Development Center will offer “Need 2 Learn 2 Write Professionally?” for those who want to learn what is considered professional writing. Find out what impression you give when you don’t include capital letters, punctuation, or appropriate greetings and closings. Explore campus and online resources. This workshop will be offered from 12:30-1:15 p.m. on Thursday, September 25, Thursday, October 30, and Tuesday, November 18, in Krasa Center, Room 012. An RSVP is encouraged to career@ben.edu

Who are you? No, who are you really?

The Career Development Center Fall 2014 Writing Assistance Workshop series will offer ”Writing a Personal Statement” for those thinking about going to graduate school and must craft a personal statement. Learn what to include and what to exclude. Find out about common errors and how to avoid them. Explore campus and online resources. This workshop will be offered from 12:30-1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, September 23, Tuesday, October 28, and Thursday, November 20, in Krasa Center, Room 012. An RSVP is encouraged to career@ben.edu.

Is managing your money wisely a problem?

Alice Wood, president of Wealth Watchers Foundation, author and financial literacy expert, will present “My Top 10 Tips to Manage Your Money Wisely” from 12:15-1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 1, in Krasa Center, Rooms A and B. The event is sponsored by the Illinois Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by Friday, September 26, at iljumpstart.org or (800) 237-4958, ext. 8. Seating is limited.

Learn about the impact of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

The Center for Civic Leadership, the History and Global Studies programs, the College of Liberal Arts and the Center for Mission and Identity will present “The Civil Rights Act of 1964: Past, Present and Future” on Thursday, October 9 on the second floor of the Krasa Student Center. The event will begin with a luncheon address by Mayor John Marks of Tallahassee, Fla.  Marks was one of the first African-Americans to integrate Florida State University in 1965. A panel discussion from 3:00-5:00 p.m. will feature Marks, Fannie Rushing, Ph.D., professor of History and founding member of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee in Chicago during the 1960s, and Rev. F. Willis Johnson Jr., pastor of Wellspring Church in Ferguson Mo. A presentation by Rev. Johnson titled “The Injustice of Just Us: Ferguson's Struggle to Restore Hope in Humanity ” at 7:00 p.m. will conclude the event. All programs are free and open to the public. However, the luncheon has limited seating.  Please RSVP to Lynn Dransoff  at (630) 829-6250 or ldransoff@ben.edu.

Because you don't want to be a skeleton at Halloween

The Master of Public Health Student Advisory Panel will host a Healthy Halloween Health Fair from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 18, in the Kindlon Hall Atrium. Several departments across campus are participating.

What did we get right during the recovery? 


The Center for Civic Leadership will host former presidential economic advisor Austan Goolsbee, Ph.D., who will present “Reflections on the Obama Economic Recovery: What We Got Right and What We Got Wrong,” at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 12 on the second floor of the Krasa Student Center. Goolsbee is the Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics at The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, past chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and former member of President Barack Obama’s cabinet. He will discuss economic recovery efforts and their impact on the country following the financial crisis and recession of 2008. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. For more information, visit ben.edu/ccl, email ccl@ben.edu or contact Jean Zingg at jzingg@ben.edu.

Interfaith leader will speak at King breakfast

Eboo Patel, Ph.D., the founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, a Chicago-based organization which focuses on building the interfaith movement on college campuses, will be the guest speaker at the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast from 8:00-9:30 a.m. on Monday, January 19, 2015 in the Krasa Student Center. Patel is also an author and regular contributor to the Washington Post, USA Today, Huffington Post, NPR and CNN. He served on President Barack Obama’s inaugural Advisory Council of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and earned a Ph.D. in the Sociology of Religion from Oxford University, where he studied on a Rhodes scholarship.

Wash your hands to avoid spreading disease

Student Health Services reminds everyone to get into the habit of washing your hands. Clean hands will stop the spread of germs that cause colds, flu and other illnesses. Also, cough or sneeze into a tissue or your upper sleeve. Properly dispose of tissue, wash hands with soap and water or use a hand sanitizer.

Top women leaders gather for summit at Benedictine

The 2014 Greater Chicago Women’s Leadership Summit will be held at Benedictine University at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, October 3 on the second floor of the Krasa Student Center. The leadership summit, which is sponsored by the College of Business and the Office of Community Development at Benedictine, is a regional conference that addresses the issues of working women such as work/life balance, culture, innovative leadership and financial sustainability. Speakers include Beth Reese, Nicor Gas president, Dilara Salim Sayeed, special assistant to the chief administrative officer of the Chicago Public Schools, and Alvenia Rhea Albright, founder, president and CEO of Alvenia Rhea Albright and Associates LLC, a consulting firm specializing in leadership development. The summit begins with registration and a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m., and continues with speakers and lunch until 1:30 p.m. Early bird registration is $30 per person or $240 for a table of eight. After September 26, registration is $40 per person or $320 for a table of eight. Expo tables are $250. Table sponsorship opportunities are available. For tickets, more information or to become a sponsor, contact wls@ben.edu or (630) 829-1934.

Pakistan consul general talks about conflict among Muslims


The Department of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies, the College of Liberal Arts and the Global Studies major will present “Intra-Muslim Conflict: Sources and Solutions” presented by Pakistan Consul General Faisal Niaz Tirmizi from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 25 in the Krasa Presentation Room. Tirmizi is a post graduate of the Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He joined the Foreign Service of Pakistan in 1993, handling bilateral, multilateral, consular and administrative assignments both in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and abroad. Tirmizi has served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Desk Officer of Middle East, Central Asia, Afghanistan, India as well as director of Personnel, Protocol and Foreign Secretary's Office. For more information, contact Vince Gaddis at vgaddis@ben.edu.

Open house features adult undergraduate, graduate programs

Benedictine University will host an Adult Undergraduate and Graduate Fall Open House at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 7 in the Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B., Art Gallery on the fifth floor of Kindlon Hall. Benedictine offers the following adult undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Analytics and Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance; and the following graduate degrees: Master of Arts in Education, Master of Arts in Linguistics, Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Health, Master of Science in Accountancy, Master of Science in Business Analytics, Master of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology, Master of Science in Clinical Psychology, Master of Science in Management Information Systems, Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior, Master of Science in Nutrition and Wellness, Master of Science in Science Content and Process, and a Master of Science in Taxation. RSVP at ben.edu/augoh. For more information or to schedule a personalized visit, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or ben.edu/visit.

Admissions readies for more events during the fall


The Office of Admissions will host a “Saturday Preview Day” from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 11. Prospective students can tour campus, meet with an Admissions counselor, learn about the admissions process, discover Benedictine’s outstanding academic programs, and get information about tuition and scholarships. Benedictine University at Mesa will host a Saturday Preview Day from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on October 18. Freshman and Transfer students can meet with an Admissions counselor, take a campus tour and meet with faculty.

Current undergraduates invited to learn more about Benedictine's graduate programs

Current undergraduate students who are thinking about graduate school are invited to get more information about Benedictine's graduate programs from 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 15, in the Krasa Dining Room.  Faculty, staff and admissions representatives will be available to answer questions. Information will be available about the following programs: Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed.), Master of Arts (M.A.) in Linguistics, Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Master of Public Health (M.P.H.), Master of Science (M.S.) in Accountancy, Master of Science (M.S.) in Business Analytics, Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Exercise Physiology, Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Psychology, Master of Science (M.S.) in Management Information Systems, Master of Science (M.S.) in Management and Organizational Behavior, Master of Science (M.S.) in Nutrition and Wellness, Master of Science (M.S.) in Science Content and Process and Master of Science (M.S.) in Taxation.

Benedictine joins effort to create healthier lawns

Benedictine University is joining the Chicago Park District and other organizations by ceasing the use of cosmetic pesticides and employing only mowing to control weeds as part of the national Healthy Lawn effort. Lawn chemicals have been cited as contributors to rising rates of various cancers, asthma and neurological problems among children in the United States. Community members can learn more about this effort at the Healthy Lawn Symposium sponsored by the Center for Mission and Identity from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 31 in the Krasa Presentation Room. The community is also invited to participate in a special forum to discuss the hazards of lawn chemicals and to get tips for growing healthy lawns at their own homes from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, and 4:30-5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in the Presentation Room. For more information on these events and other Stewardship and Sustainability events sponsored by the Center for Mission and Identity, please visit www.ben.edu/cmi.

Check out the University's announcements policy before you post

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.

Got parents? Give 'em Hope.


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 hkeber@ben.edu or (630) 829-1127.

Use 'Goodsearch' to benefit University 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, 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.

Who 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.

Sunday, Daily Mass resume

Sunday Mass is now being offered t 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Daily Mass is offered at 7:25 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

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 www.ben.edu/EAT. For more information, contact Linda D. Owens, associate dean for Student Development, at (630) 829-6123 or lowens@ben.edu.

Where a student should go with a gripe

A student "complaint" is an expression of dissatisfaction concerning, a University employee, department, service, process or a University administrative action that requires clarification, investigation and/or resolution. Students wishing to file a complaint should go to www.ben.edu/studentlife/student_complaint_form.cfm.

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

Come to the show and see pictures at an exhibition

The 2014 calendar of events for the University Art Collection and Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B. Art Gallery has been set: 

Through Saturday, September 27
"Coolness!"
Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B., Art Gallery
Kindlon Hall, Fifth Floor
Sculptor Larry Ballard's slightly skewed view of popular culture will be on display at gallery through Saturday, September 27. A special reception for the sculptor and his exhibition will be held from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 6 at the gallery. Ballard’s tongue-in-cheek look at popular culture icons like Andy Warhol and Michael Jackson reflect his humorous observations of our society. These works are bright, colorful and have a savvy all their own.  

Through Wednesday, October 8
"Witness to the Revolution...Accounts from Americans Who Were There"
Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B., Art Gallery
Kindlon Hall, Fifth Floor
Visit the exhibition "Witness to the Revolution...Accounts from Americans Who Were There." The exhibit highlights firsthand accounts of Americans who were in Czechoslovakia during the “Velvet Revolution,” the ouster of the ruling Communists.
Reception, Saturday, September 20, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

October 5

First Sunday Tea and Art Lecture Series
David Oulette, Ph.D.: “The Mayan Creation Myth of Popul Vuh”
Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B., Art Gallery
Kindlon Hall, Fifth Floor North
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Oulette will give an engaging discussion about the ancient pre-Columbian Popul Vuh codex and how it helped shape the Mayans’ belief about creation and death. Oullette is an instructor of Art History at College of DuPage and earned a Ph.D. in Art History from Northern Illinois University.
Tea and refreshments will be served.

Monday, October 6-Sunday, November 30

“Ed Paschke: In Private Hands”
Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B., Art Gallery
Kindlon Hall, Fifth Floor
This commemorative exhibition celebrates the lively and pop art-influenced representational imagery
associated with Edward Paschke’s art. Known as one of the internationally-acclaimed Chicago’s imagists, he chose to work with intensely colorful expressionism and aggressive themes. The exhibition is
comprised of family members’ collections, which have rarely been seen in public.   
Reception, Saturday, October 4, 4:00- 6:00 p.m.

Monday, October 6-Friday, December 19
“Appalachia Portraits” by Andrew Auten
 Kindlon Hall, First Floor North
Texas photographer Andrew Auten makes his United States debut exhibition. Auten spent a year in West Virginia documenting life in small town Appalachia. His dramatically-lit portraits of the people from that area show an honest engagement with the subject. These stark, frank images echo the style of the Italian painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio.
Reception, Saturday, October 18, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Through October 10
"Fine Arts Faculty Bienalley"
|Recent works from the Fine Arts faculty at the Lisle and Mesa branch campuses will be on display through October 10 in the second floor atrium of Kindlon Hall. The event is sponsored by the Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B., Art Gallery.

Sunday, November 2

First Sunday Tea and Art Lecture Series
William Scarlato: "Problems with Representing the Human Figure"
Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B., Art Gallery
Kindlon Hall, Fifth Floor North
200-4:00 p.m.
Scarlato, professor of Art and chair of the Department of Fine Arts at Benedictine University, will relate how portraiture fares with other genres of figural expression by using samples from the history of art. Scarlato earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from Yale University.
Tea and refreshments will be served.

Sunday, December 7
First Sunday Tea and Art Lecture Series

"Creches"
Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B., Art Gallery
Kindlon Hall, Fifth Floor North
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Creche, a term first used in 1792, is of French and Old German origin and refers to a group of small statues or figurines representing the scene of Christ's birth in the manger in Bethlehem. Creches are popular in churches, schools and public places, particularly at Christmas. The lecture coincides with the creche display in the gallery courtesy of Marmion Academy.
Tea and refreshments will be served.

Healthy Table

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.

BenU Athletics

Keep up with the Eagles!

The Benedictine football team welcomed Adrian for the annual homecoming game.

http://benueagles.com/news/2014/9/20/FB_0920145607.aspx?path=football

The Benedictine men’s soccer team opened defense of its 2013 NACC title with a 3-1 win over Wisconsin Lutheran.
http://benueagles.com/news/2014/9/20/FB_0920143104.aspx?path=msoc

The Benedictine volleyball team tangled with a pair of teams at the North Central triangular.
http://benueagles.com/news/2014/9/19/WVB_0919143822.aspx?path=wvball

The Benedictine women’s soccer team opened conference play by shutting out Wisconsin Lutheran.
http://benueagles.com/news/2014/9/20/WSOC_0920142939.aspx?path=wsoc

The Benedictine men’s cross country team competed at Notre Dame in the National Catholic Championships.
http://benueagles.com/news/2014/9/19/MXC_0919141545.aspx?path=mcross

The Benedictine women’s cross country team traveled to Notre Dame for the National Catholic Championships.
http://benueagles.com/news/2014/9/19/WXC_0919141415.aspx?path=wcross

The Benedictine women’s golf team spent the weekend at UW-Whitewater, meeting some of the top programs in the region.
http://benueagles.com/news/2014/9/20/WGOLF_0920140841.aspx?path=wgolf

Upcoming Athletic Events

Tuesday, September 23

Men’s Soccer
BenU vs. Dominican
The Village of Lisle/Benedictine University Sports Complex
7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 24

Women’s Tennis
BenU vs. Concordia Chicago
Lisle, Ill.
4:00 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball
BenU at Wisconsin Lutheran
Milwaukee, Wis.
7:00 p.m.

Women’s Soccer
BenU vs. Dominican
The Village of Lisle/Benedictine University Sports Complex
7:00 p.m.

Friday, September 26

Women’s Volleyball
BenU at Loras - IIAC/NACC Crossover
Dubuque, Iowa
1:00 p.m.

Women’s Tennis
BenU at Aurora
Aurora, Ill.
3:00 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball
BenU vs. Luther – IIAC/NACC Crossover
Dubuque, Iowa
5:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 27

Men’s/Women’s Cross Country
BenU at Maryville Open
St. Louis, Mo.
9:00 a.m./10:00 a.m.

Women’s Volleyball
BenU vs. Wartburg - IIAC/NACC Crossover
Dubuque, Iowa
11:00 a.m.

Women’s Tennis
BenU at Lakeland
Sheboygan, Wis.
2:00 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball
BenU vs. Coe - IIAC/NACC Crossover
Dubuque, Iowa
3:00 p.m.

Women’s Soccer
BenU at Edgewood
Madison, Wis.
4:30 p.m.

Men’s Soccer
BenU at Edgewood
Madison, Wis.
7:00 p.m.

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to the following members of the University community for the days of September 15-29:

Joel Ostrow-September 22, Political Science
Rafael Iglesias-September 24, Foreign Languages
Teresa Parker-September 24, Fine Arts
Julie Wroblewski-September 25, Benedictine University Library
Manmohan Kaur-September 25, Mathematics
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 Mesa
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.


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