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Benedictine invites one and all to celebrate “A Storybook Affair”

Benedictine invites one and all to celebrate “A Storybook Affair”
October 3, 2011

Phil Brozynski
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

Lisle, IllinoisHomecoming OCT2008 ~ Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Come one, come all and enjoy "A Storybook Affair."

Benedictine alumni, students and members of the community are invited to enjoy the festivities when the University celebrates Homecoming 2011 on Friday-Sunday, October 7-9. The theme of this year's event is "A Storybook Affair."

Activities scheduled for Friday, October 7, include the annual Homecoming parade and "Spread the Red" lunch. Students will also be able to compete in bags tournaments and sand volleyball games.

A tailgate party hosted by the various academic colleges will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 8 in the Neuzil Hall parking lot. Children can enjoy face-painting, arts and crafts and horse-drawn carriage rides.

At halftime of the 1:00 p.m. football game between the Benedictine Eagles and Aurora University, the University will honor alumni award recipients Theresa Hannon, C82, Mary Ellen Splendoria, C73 and Patrice Kucia, C91.

After a 10:00 a.m. Alumni Mass on Sunday, October 9 at St. Procopius Abbey, a luncheon honoring the newly inducted Golden Eagles Class of 1961 will be held in the Krasa Dining Center. Tickets are $15 for adults and $6 for children. An RSVP is needed to attend the luncheon.

For more information about Homecoming activities, go to the web page at  http://www.ben.edu/community/events/homecoming/ or  contact Deb Smith, director of University Events, at (630) 829-6080 or dsmith@ben.edu.   

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.