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BenU Promise Made: A Values-Based Education

July 30, 2015
There are many things to consider when deciding on which college to attend.

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‘National Night Out’ event at Benedictine puts work of firefighters/police on display

July 23, 2015
The Benedictine University Police Department is inviting residents in the western suburbs to the college campus for a night of fun, public safety demonstrations and a display of police and...

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Concentration in Medical Spanish boosts bilingual skills, employability

July 21, 2015
There is an urgent need for professionals who can effectively communicate in Spanish and address the health, safety, legal and social needs of a widening Hispanic population in the United...

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Benedictine University Police Department recognized for its efforts to make campus safer

July 17, 2015
The Benedictine University Police Department has been awarded “First Place” in the College/Campus Police category of the 2014 Illinois Traffic Safety Challenge sponsored by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of...

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OD leaders offer insights into how organizations must lead, change

July 16, 2015
Area leaders in Organization Development will discuss current research in the field from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, July 24, at Memorial Medical Center

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Benedictine golf outing brings women’s great, sports commentator to Cantigny

July 14, 2015
Annika Sörenstam and David Feherty highlight the 21st Annual President's Invitational Golf Outing at Cantigny Golf in Wheaton on July 27.

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Seven more players join BenU at Mesa for school’s inaugural basketball season

July 13, 2015
Seven players signed letters of intent to play basketball at Benedictine University at Mesa at ceremonies on July 10, in the Community Room of Gillett Hall at 225 E. Main...

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Benedictine University’s Ph.D. in Organization Development prepares professionals to address challenges

July 10, 2015
Increased government regulation. Taxes and competition. A never-ending quest to find the best talent. The need to implement change in corporate thinking to boost creativity and positively affect the bottom...

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University community remembers Michael J. Birck

July 9, 2015
Michael J. Birck, former Benedictine University Trustee, lead donor and a namesake of the University’s Hall of Science building, passed away on July 6.

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Benedictine faculty member participates in seminar at Yale exploring slavery

July 7, 2015
Benedictine University’s Wilson Chen, Ph.D., was among a select group of faculty members nationwide chosen by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History...

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Moving forward as a Catholic and Benedictine institution

June 26, 2015
Benedictine University proudly and consistently represents a Catholic university in the Benedictine traditions. This has not and will not change. The issue of how to maintain the Catholic identity of...

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Benedictine University announces its Spring 2015 Dean’s, Recognized Lists

June 25, 2015
Benedictine University proudly announces that 929 students were named to the Spring 2015 Dean’s List and 252 students were named to the Dean’s Recognized List.

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Benedictine University at Springfield announces Spring 2015 Dean’s Lists

June 25, 2015
Benedictine University at Springfield proudly announces that 145 students were named to the Spring 2015 Dean’s List and 99 students were named to the Dean’s Recognized List.

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Benedictine adds programs in finance, entrepreneurship and HR management

June 24, 2015
The new Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Entrepreneurship at Benedictine University is designed to provide students with the essential theories, critical-thinking skills and real-world knowledge necessary to support their...

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Benedictine University hopes for expedient resolution to internal dispute

June 23, 2015
Benedictine University was notified on Monday, June 22 that the monks of St. Procopius Abbey have filed a lawsuit against the Benedictine University Board of Trustees regarding interpretation of the...

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Ostrowski, one of NCAA DIII baseball’s winningest coaches, announces retirement

June 17, 2015
John Ostrowski won 990 games during his career at Benedictine. He became just the 10th coach in NCAA Division III history to win 900 games and only the sixth to...

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Our alumni are prepared to take on the world

June 15, 2015
When we say Benedictine provides students with an education that prepares them for the world, we mean it. Take for example alumnus Torian A. Richardson, who has spent more than...

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Faculty recognized for teaching, service, leadership at Benedictine

June 11, 2015
Five faculty members were recently named recipients of the 2014-15 Benedictine University Faculty Awards, including Susan Mikula, Ph.D., acting dean of the College of Liberal Arts, who was named recipient...

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Benedictine selects Michael Brophy to lead University into the future

June 9, 2015
Michael S. Brophy, Ph.D., current president of Marymount California University in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., has been named the 11th president of Benedictine University by its Board of Trustees, the...

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Alumnus's career steeped in Benedictine values, willingness to learn new things

May 27, 2015
Most people change careers throughout their lifetime. Obtaining a liberal arts degree helps make these transitions easier as graduates have a wider breadth of knowledge and skills in which to...

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Benedictine University at Mesa graduates celebrate earning their degrees during school’s first-ever Commencement Convocation May 16 at Gillett Hall

May 18, 2015
The University’s first graduating class from the Mesa branch campus is a milestone in only the school’s second year. Twelve graduates took center stage at the University’s first commencement ceremony...

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BenU at Mesa students receive charter from Rotaract service organization

May 15, 2015
A group of nearly two dozen students at Benedictine University at Mesa was recently awarded a national charter from Rotaract, a service club for young men and women ages 18-30...

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BenU at Mesa campus gets a new look after students install interpretive works

May 15, 2015
The Benedictine University at Mesa campus became an art gallery recently, displaying the interpretive works of Fine Arts and Communication Arts students on a variety of topics under the direction...

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Benedictine's National Moser Center in Springfield Launches Redesigned Master of Education in Reading and Literacy

May 14, 2015
Springfield: Taking into consideration the most current best practices and research in literacy instruction, Benedictine University’s National Moser Center for Adult Learning is relaunching an updated Master of Education in...

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Benedictine honors graduates at 124th Commencement Convocation

May 10, 2015

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Boys in grades 3-8 can make friends, learn basketball at Benedictine camp

May 7, 2015
Boys in grades 3-8 who want to learn the proper techniques and fundamentals of basketball should attend the Eagle Basketball Camp from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Tuesday-Friday, June 9-12, in...

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University’s values-based, executive education demonstrates how giving back to communities can lead to a profitable business

May 6, 2015
Not only do the world’s most successful companies employ workers with desired skill sets, but also those who have a desire to change the world for the better. This thought...

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Benedictine University at Springfield Class of 2015 Graduates on May 16

May 5, 2015
Springfield: The 250 degree-seeking students that are part of the Benedictine University at Springfield class of 2015 will cross the stage at the Prairie Capital Convention Center at 10 a.m....

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Benedictine University celebrates distinctive student achievement with special Baccalaureate hoods

May 5, 2015
Honors Convocation and Hooding Ceremony honors exemplary student achievement

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BenU Promise made: An affordable private liberal arts education

May 4, 2015
We help students prepare for their careers while accumulating as little debt as possible.

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Benedictine University at Mesa will conduct its first-ever Commencement Convocation for 2014 and 2015 graduates on May 16 at Gillett Hall

May 4, 2015
Less than three years after opening its doors in the East Valley, Benedictine University at Mesa is honoring its first graduates in a private ceremony on May 16.

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Benedictine student diplomats receive top awards at Model United Nations conference

May 1, 2015
Twenty-nine students from Benedictine University who represented the national interests of Germany at the recent National Model United Nations (U.N.) conference in New York City were honored with several Distinguished...

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Academy of American Poets Chancellor Toi Derricotte among Artists Joining Lincoln Commemoration in Springfield May 1

April 29, 2015
Springfield:National award-winning poets and artists will gather in Springfield on May 1 to respond to the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln as president, statesman, and poet.

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Benedictine University honors 20 alumni for leadership, innovation, philanthropy

April 29, 2015
Benedictine University honored 20 alumni for their contributions to their communities through their leadership and philanthropy. The alumni were named to the University’s Who’s Who Among Benedictine University Alumni and...

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Benedictine University at Springfield Commemorates Lincoln Funeral Anniversary with Performing Arts, Civil War Encampment

April 28, 2015
Springfield: As part of the Lincoln Funeral Coalition’s citywide activities in Springfield commemorating the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s funeral, Benedictine University at Springfield is sponsoring two events.

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Benedictine’s DeCarlo: Race, human behavior must be discussed as a community norm, not reactive to social events

April 28, 2015
Abstract: Alonzo DeCarlo, Ph.D., knew he wanted to be a psychologist by the time he was 11. He didn’t know what it was called, but even at that young age,...

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Author cites need for new social movement to end mass incarceration

April 24, 2015
The recent series of police killings of unarmed black men mirrors a much larger and deeper problem that echoes similarly horrific acts of discrimination from our nation’s past, said author...

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Inaugural Chairman’s Ball raises funds for new Hall of Business

April 22, 2015
A gathering of 280 Benedictine University trustees, alumni, faculty, staff and friends attended a fundraising event to support the completion of the Daniel L. Goodwin Hall of Business at the...

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Benedictine’s National Moser Center in Springfield hosts informational open house for adult students on May 13

April 21, 2015
Springfield: Central Illinois adults seeking to advance or change their career are invited to Benedictine University’s National Moser Center for Adult Learning informational open house on Wednesday, May 13, from...

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Georgia delegation visits Benedictine as part of Open World Exchange

April 20, 2015
A delegation of five young professionals from the Republic of Georgia recently visited Benedictine to learn how its community of students and faculty work together to promote civic engagement and...

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Benedictine remembers Francis Cardinal George

April 17, 2015
The passing of Francis Cardinal George reminded the University community of the shared friendship with the late man of God

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Benedictine at Mesa's bid to join NAIA approved

April 16, 2015
After a five-month application and review process, Benedictine University at Mesa has been accepted into the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

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Students from the Jo Wilson Leadership Institute at Benedictine University at Mesa enhance their education by experiencing the inner workings of government

April 15, 2015
Guadalupe Martinez learned that having a passion to serve and being a good listener are key components to civil service.

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Benedictine's National Moser Center in Springfield hosts information session for $10K M.B.A. on April 22

April 7, 2015
Springfield: Benedictine University’s National Moser Center for Adult Learning invites Central Illinois adults to learn more about how they can earn a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in just 18...

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Happy Easter from Benedictine University

April 2, 2015
Easter portends an enduring sense of hope and grace, and the promise of new life.

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Benedictine offering $10,000 grants to students who want to teach science, math

April 2, 2015
Benedictine University is offering $10,000 tuition scholarships to undergraduate students as part of a national initiative to improve the quality of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in some...

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Career preparation and success make a difference for Benedictine alumni

April 1, 2015
What does an eye surgeon, third-grade teacher, director of digital marketing, financial accounting manager, a broadcast news desk assistant, sales analyst and business development coordinator for the U.S. Olympic Committee...

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New institute at Benedictine challenges students to solve local business problems

March 31, 2015
An institute designed to provide students with the opportunity to help local businesses find solutions to a variety of real-world problems has sprung from Benedictine University’s pioneering programs in the...

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Making business meetings more productive topic of lecture, workshop at Benedictine

March 19, 2015
Nationally-renowned Organization Development consultants Richard and Emily Axelrod will discuss how to lead and get more out of business meetings from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, on the...

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Benedictine's National Moser Center in Springfield hosts informational open house for adult students on April 8

March 17, 2015
Springfield: Central Illinois adults seeking to advance or change their career are invited to Benedictine University’s National Moser Center for Adult Learning informational open house on Wednesday, April 8 from...

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Carroll will preside over first-ever Commencement at Mesa and deliver Lisle address before he steps down as University president

March 16, 2015
President William J. Carroll, Ph.D., who presided over a period of unprecedented growth at Benedictine University, will address graduates at two of the school’s campuses this spring.

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Benedictine's National Moser Center in Springfield accepting applications for spring adult accelerated programs

March 10, 2015
Springfield: Benedictine University’s National Moser Center for Adult Learning is enrolling students for central Illinois adult programs starting in the spring.

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New program will help those who enter teaching, business, health care

March 10, 2015
The University will begin offering a Spanish major and minor beginning in fall 2015. Knowledge of another language and culture is an increasingly valuable asset for people entering the job...

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Incoming freshmen could earn scholarships to join BenU PEP Band

March 9, 2015
In order to qualify for the scholarship, students must audition and be a freshman. The scholarship is renewable through the student’s senior year. Twelve PEP Band scholarships are available for...

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Partnership gives students competitive edge in business and law

March 9, 2015
Individuals seeking a graduate degree to enhance their careers should consider Benedictine University’s new dual Master of Business (M.B.A.) and Juris Doctorate (J.D.) program with John Marshall Law School.

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Founders’ Day event honors past, recognizes current faculty, staff for sustaining values

March 6, 2015
Benedictine University paid homage to the founding monks of the institution by honoring those, who 128 years later, continue to advance their vision for providing a values-based Catholic education at...

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2015 Festival of Asia

March 5, 2015
Continuing a tradition of celebrating the rich culture of its Asian student population, Benedictine held the eighth annual Festival of Asia on February 20.

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Faith and Reason Symposium explores issues of child welfare across globe

March 4, 2015
Benedictine University’s Eighth Annual Faith and Reason Symposium will present “Faith, Reason and Children: Issues in Global Child Welfare” from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 17, in Birck Hall,...

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Benedictine University National Moser Center for Adult Learning Accepting Applications for Decatur RN to BSN Program

March 3, 2015
Springfield: Benedictine University’s National Moser Center for Adult Learning is launching the next Decatur cohort of Benedictine University’s RN to BSN (Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program.

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Speaker to address link between daily life of lay Catholics and Benedictine values

February 27, 2015
PBS National correspondent Judith Valente will discuss the relevance of Benedictine monastic principles in a lay person’s everyday life and work beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, in...

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Forum focuses on civil war, impact of the Arab Spring movement in Syria

February 27, 2015
A series of protests in Tunisia that began in December 2010 set off a wave of similar uprising across the Middle East. This period of violent and non-violent revolutions, often...

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Benedictine forums stress benefits of pesticide-free, healthy lawns

February 27, 2015
Benedictine University will hold two community forums to encourage more homeowners and businesses to adopt healthier and more environmentally-conscious natural lawn care techniques.

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Scholar and international attorney reflects on success of the American civil rights movement

February 25, 2015
James Garrett learned the value of snap beans as a youth organizer during the American civil rights movement in the 1960s. Watching a senior community organizer snap the beans, which...

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Benedictine event focuses on role of nutrition during first 1,000 days of life

February 23, 2015
Benedictine’s College of Education and Health Services and the DuPage County Health Department will sponsor a community forum on nutrition and its impact on early childhood development from 6:30-8:30 p.m....

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Author of critically-acclaimed book “The New Jim Crow” to visit Benedictine

February 17, 2015
The impact of racial injustice in the American legal system will be the focus of a free lecture by civil-rights-lawyer-turned-legal-scholar Michelle Alexander at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21 in...

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Libner named Illinois Board of Nursing chair

February 17, 2015
Benedictine University’s nursing programs continue to build upon their past successes in order to provide students a challenging program staffed by experts and working professionals. To do so, faculty continue...

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Talk to a teacher, take a tour, learn about our academic offerings at BenU at Mesa

February 13, 2015
Prospective students can discover their own reason to choose Benedictine University at a Spring Open House from 12:00-3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 1, at Gillett Hall, 225 E. Main St.,...

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Benedictine hosts informational open house for adult students on March 3

February 10, 2015
Central Illinois adults seeking to advance or change their career are invited to Benedictine University’s National Moser Center for Adult Learning informational open house

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Benedictine Theology professor receives award from Dorothy L. Sayers Society

February 10, 2015
Christine Fletcher, an associate professor in the Department of Theology at Benedictine University, has been named the recipient of the Barbara Reynolds Highly Commended Award from the Dorothy L. Sayers...

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High school students can discover their own reason to select Benedictine at open house

February 10, 2015
Prospective students can discover their own reason to choose Benedictine University at a Spring Open House from 12:00-3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 8.

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Strength of M.P.H. program propels growth

February 9, 2015
Benedictine University’s Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) program recently established the Gamma Omega chapter of the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health. The National Council of Delta Omega approved...

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Learn how Benedictine can better prepare you for career advancement

February 6, 2015
Benedictine University has developed programs that make going back to school a breeze for adults who are looking for work-life balance while working toward a degree that can enhance future...

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Art show at Lisle Savings Bank to raise funds for Benedictine scholarship

February 4, 2015
Benedictine University students are selling their artwork as part of a joint effort with the Lisle Savings Bank to raise money for the University’s Fine Arts Award.

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Benedictine University announces its Fall 2014 Dean’s, Recognized Lists

February 3, 2015
The Dean’s List recognizes full-time students who achieve a 3.5 grade point average or above. The Dean’s Recognized List recognizes part-time students who achieve a 3.5 grade point average or...

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Explore the role of laity in witnessing the faith, living the Trinity in daily life

January 30, 2015
The Department of Theology at Benedictine University will explore this call to evangelism during a lecture by Christine Fletcher, Ph.D., titled “The 24/7 Christian: The Secular Vocation of the Laity”...

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BenU alumnus offers rare look at King in photo art display

January 28, 2015
As a young priest who marched alongside the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Bernard Kleina witnessed several seminal moments in history moments in which he was fortunate to document...

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Sports medicine group recognizes work of Benedictine pre-med student

January 28, 2015
Christopher Kargl, who worked in the Clinical Exercise Physiology Laboratory with four other students as part of Benedictine University’s Summer Research Program, got more than he bargained for when he...

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College dean recounts plight in former Czechoslovakia as Senate report likens CIA interrogations to torture

January 23, 2015
With the recent release of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee report affirming aggressive post-911 CIA interrogations that many critics liken to torture, Mikula, a professor of Eastern European History and...

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Benedictine unveils its new Redhawks athletics logo

January 22, 2015
Benedictine University at Mesa debuted its new Redhawks athletic logo during a school spirit celebration. T-shirts and pennants with the new Redhawks logo were given away to students during a...

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King’s legacy affects people differently, but most agree that much work remains

January 20, 2015
The legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is as personal and diverse as the more than 600 people who gathered at Benedictine University on January 19, 2015, for...

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Parents learn how they can afford to send their students to college

January 16, 2015
Benedictine will host a free Financial Aid 101 workshop from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 7, on the second floor of the Krasa Student Center on the University’s main...

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Benedictine invites students, families to explore a values-based education

January 13, 2015
Benedictine University at Mesa will host a series of events for students interested in learning what a private, values-based education has to offer.

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BenU at Mesa will partner with businesses to provide hands-on experience

January 13, 2015
Benedictine University at Mesa will begin providing internships to all students to help them attain practical work experience before earning their degrees.

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Public invited to virtual info sessions, open houses on Benedictine’s $10K M.B.A. program

January 13, 2015

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A student of legendary coaches, Bunkenburg adds his own name to the record books

January 13, 2015
Keith Bunkenburg earned career win No. 300 on January 7 when the Benedictine University’s men’s basketball team defeated Wisconsin Lutheran 73-57 in a Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference game in Milwaukee....

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Learn why Benedictine grads stand out at Preferred Visit Day

January 13, 2015
Attend “Preferred Visit Day,” an event held specifically for prospective undergraduate students who want to find out more about Benedictine University, named the fastest-growing university in the country by The...

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Benedictine University president Carroll to step down after 20 years

January 12, 2015
After more than two decades of exemplary leadership and spearheading a host of innovations which culminated with Benedictine University being named the fastest-growing university in the country since 2000 by...

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Day of Service at Benedictine honors King’s legacy, builds community

January 9, 2015
Benedictine University has planned several community service projects from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 19 to commemorate the spirit of service that was engendered by the Rev. Dr. Martin...

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Mesa branch campus recognizes first-ever graduates

January 5, 2015
In a brief, informal reception, the Mesa branch campus honored its first four graduates.

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