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Upcoming Events

Oct
19
Open Mic Night and Poetry Slam
Main Campus in Lisle
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Details

Open Mic Night and Poetry Slam

Date: October 19

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Coal Ben

Event Sponsor: Dept. of Languages & Literature

Contact: Dr. Wilson Chen    wchen@ben.edu

Event Description:


Open mic begins at 7:00 pm
Poetry slam begins at 8:00 pm

Participants in the poetry slam should bring at least two original poems to share. Winners will receive awards.

Free and open to all.

Oct
21
Family Visit Day
Main Campus in Lisle
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Event Details

Family Visit Day

Date: October 21

Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Goodwin Hall

Event Description:

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 learn more about the majors that interest you and speak with our faculty.

Pick up two free tickets to the home football game vs. Olivet College! Kickoff is at 1:00 p.m.

Nov
3
Fr. Gregory Boyle, S.J., "Tattoos on the Heart: Healing Hospitality"
Main Campus in Lisle
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Event Details

Fr. Gregory Boyle, S.J., "Tattoos on the Heart: Healing Hospitality"

Date: November 03

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Goodwin Hall Auditorium

Event Sponsor: The Office of the President, Campus Ministry, and the Center for Civic Leadership

Contact: Jean-Marie Kauth    jkauth@ben.edu

Event Description:

Fr. Gregory Boyle, S.J., is the founder and director of Homeboy Industries, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit which employs and trains hundreds of former gang members every year.

An acknowledged expert on gangs and intervention approaches, Boyle’s presentations for leaders on hope as a powerful tool have made him a popular speaker. He has given commencement addresses at numerous universities and has spoken at conferences for teachers, social workers, criminal justice workers and many others about the importance of adults’ attention, guidance and unconditional love in preventing youth from joining gangs.

This event is free and open to the public.

Nov
14
Charlie Sykes, "Identities and Belonging in the Trump Era: One Conservative's View"
Main Campus in Lisle
7:00 PM
Event Details

Charlie Sykes, "Identities and Belonging in the Trump Era: One Conservative's View"

Date: November 14

Time: 7:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Goodwin Hall auditorium

Event Sponsor: Center for Civic Leadership

Contact: Dr. Phil Hardy    phardy@ben.edu

Event Description:

Charlie Sykes is a prominent news contributor, author and public speaker, having extensive speaking experience in issues of higher education, politics and our “alternative reality” media. He is currently an MSNBC/NBC News contributor, where he appears about six times a week. He was previously one of Wisconsin’s top-rated conservative talk show hosts for 23 years and is best known for his confrontation with Donald Trump in March 2016. He was also the co-host of the National Public Radio show “Indivisible,” which originated from WNYC public radio.

He is the author of eight books including, “A Nation of Victims: The Decay of the American Character,” “A Nation of Moochers: America’s Addiction to Getting Something for Nothing,” and “Fail U.: The False Promise of Higher Education.” Sykes’ newest book is “How the Right Lost Its Mind.”

This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Nov
15
Concert Band Performance (MUSI 122)
Main Campus in Lisle
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Event Details

Concert Band Performance (MUSI 122)

Date: November 15

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Goodwin Hall auditorium

Event Sponsor: Department of Music

Contact: Ms. Kathleen Toohill    (630) 829-6344    ktoohill@ben.edu

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