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Two-time Masters champion Ben Crenshaw headlines BenU golf outing

June 22, 2016
Benedictine University’s 22nd Annual President’s Invitational Golf Outing will be held Tuesday, July 19, at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club in Lemont. This year’s celebrity guest will be World...

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BenU graduate students inducted into international business honor society

June 20, 2016
The 2015 and 2016 graduating classes at Benedictine University inducted 48 graduate students from the College of Business into the University’s Sigma Beta Delta chapter.

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Benedictine faculty recognized for teaching, research and service

June 2, 2016
Six faculty members were named recipients of the 2015-16 Benedictine University Faculty Awards, including Vince Gaddis, Ph.D., professor of History, who was awarded the Judith Ann Whinfrey Distinguished Faculty Award...

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New BenU scholarship honors late broadcaster, helps pave way for Communication Arts major

May 31, 2016
As a young girl in Anaheim, Calif., Molly Morley always felt at home on a volleyball court – and it showed. Years later, it came as no surprise to her...

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Author/former Notre Dame swimmer to talk about recovery, faith

May 27, 2016
DeMaria will visit Benedictine University on Wednesday, June 15, to speak about her remarkable journey at 7:00 p.m. in the Goodwin Hall Auditorium. She will also sign copies of her...

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BenU at Mesa celebrates record number of graduates at second Commencement

May 23, 2016
Benedictine University at Mesa reached another landmark in its development as a premier Catholic institution of higher learning on Saturday when 64 graduates turned their tassels and walked across the...

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Benedictine Alumna’s leadership position a first at Silver Cross Hospital

May 20, 2016
Corinne (Galgano) Nawrocki, D.O., celebrated a landmark moment in her career this past November, becoming the first woman in more than 120 years to serve as Silver Cross Hospital’s chief...

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Benedictine University Professor: Prehistoric life is a database just waiting to be downloaded

May 19, 2016
For years, scientists have made conclusions about the behavior of ancient life on Earth using a hodgepodge of clues from fossils, geologic patterns and theory. But an increasing number of...

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Benedictine seeks public comments in preparation for Higher Learning Commission evaluation

May 16, 2016
Benedictine University is seeking comments from the public about the University in preparation for a periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of six...

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Academic departments honor top students at Benedictine awards ceremony

May 13, 2016
Benedictine University’s best and brightest graduates were honored for their outstanding academic achievements at the Interfaith Baccalaureate Ceremony on May 6 at the Rice Center.

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College students can get ahead, enjoy smaller classes this summer at BenU

May 4, 2016
Visiting students can get ahead academically by taking one, two or more of any number of regular and blended (combining classroom and online instruction) courses being offered at Benedictine University...

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First-generation student, world traveler to begin next adventure as BenU graduate

May 3, 2016
As a student at Benedictine University, Nayeli Vazquez didn’t hold anything back.

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Benedictine ranked among top schools in Illinois, U.S. for return on investment

May 3, 2016
According to the 2016 PayScale College Return on Investment (ROI) Report: Best Value Colleges, Benedictine is ranked among the top 10 schools in Illinois and the top 20 percent nationwide...

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BenU recognizes scholarship founders and their impact on recipients’ lives

May 2, 2016
The Benedictine University Scholars Society is a group of endowed scholarship and award founders. Each spring, Benedictine hosts a breakfast to foster communication between these donors and their scholarship recipients.

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Local philanthropist to give Benedictine University at Mesa Commencement speech

April 29, 2016
John O. Whiteman, one of Mesa’s most devoted philanthropists, an advocate of early childhood learning and former CEO of the Caterpillar dealership Empire Southwest, will address graduates at Benedictine University...

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Skilling, Hansen predict a stormy forecast for Earth at Benedictine event

April 25, 2016
On the eve of Earth Day 2016, more than 500 people filled Benedictine University’s Goodwin Hall auditorium to hear former NASA scientist James Hansen, Ph.D., and WGN-TV’s chief meteorologist Tom...

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Benedictine’s National Moser Center offers new programs for adults in Southwest Arizona

April 22, 2016
The National Moser Center for Adult Learning at Benedictine University at Mesa provides more of the accelerated, affordable and convenient degree programs busy adults need to help them advance in...

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BenU at Mesa athletic programs eligible for conference, national tournaments in 2016-17

April 21, 2016
After serving a year as an associate member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), Benedictine University at Mesa was accepted as an active member during the organization’s national...

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Award-winning NPR correspondent, alumna to give Commencement address at Benedictine

April 15, 2016
Carrie Johnson, C94, an award-winning correspondent for NPR’s Washington desk, will address graduates at Benedictine University’s 126th Commencement Convocation on Saturday, May 14 at the Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports...

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Benedictine University honors 14 alumni for leadership, innovation, philanthropy

April 15, 2016
Benedictine University honored 14 alumni for their contributions to their communities through their leadership and philanthropy.

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Benedictine’s Artist-in-Residence brings the craft of puppetry to campus

April 15, 2016
Kat Pleviak, professional puppeteer and founder/artistic director of Sea Beast Puppet Company in Chicago, will teach a puppetry class at Benedictine University as part of their Artist-in-Residence program, which allows...

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Adult student proves it is never too late to earn your college degree and find your passion

April 14, 2016
Jayashree Sarathy, Ph.D., assistant professor of Biological Sciences, and her undergraduate researcher, adult “super senior” Sally Jo Detloff of West Chicago, are seeking to unravel the cellular pathways that are...

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Benedictine marks installation of 11th president, sets course on new initiatives, future innovations

April 8, 2016
Michael S. Brophy, Ph.D., M.F.A., was officially recognized as the 11th president of Benedictine University during a ceremony on Friday commemorating his installation as the leader of the private Catholic...

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BenU welcomes producer Leslee Udwin to screen her controversial film that brings violence toward women into the spotlight

April 5, 2016
The Department of Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice and Clinical Psychology at Benedictine University is sponsoring a screening of the film and an appearance by Leslee Udwin beginning at 7:00 p.m....

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New certificate programs help students aid their communities’ health, wellness

April 5, 2016
Benedictine is offering two new online certificates within the M.S. in Nutrition and Wellness program for professionals seeking to enhance their expertise and expand their ability to impact local, state...

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BenU's Values-Driven Leadership program helps business execs answer demand for greater social responsibility

April 4, 2016
The coffee retail giant Starbucks made headlines recently when it announced a plan to donate 100 percent of unused food from its stores to area food banks, responding to a...

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Want to build a high-performing firm? Former Harvard professor shows how

April 1, 2016
Building a high-performing firm starts with leaders who have the right values, says Michael Beer, Ph.D., a Cahners-Rabb Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus, at the Harvard Business School.

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Certificate in Financial Planning program can lead to career change, big earnings

March 24, 2016
The Certificate in Financial Planning (CFP) program available through the National Moser Center for Adult Learning at Benedictine University at Mesa is designed for people looking for a career in...

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Noted scientist, WGN’s Skilling to address climate change at Benedictine

March 22, 2016
James Hansen, Ph.D., a leading climate change researcher and Tom Skilling, WGN-TV’s chief meteorologist, will take an in-depth look at climate change and discuss potential efforts to reduce its impact...

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Eagles make unforgettable run to NCAA title game

March 22, 2016
The Benedictine Eagles' record-breaking 31-1 season concludes in the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball National Championship game on March 19 in Salem, Va.

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Benedictine selects Len Bertolini to lead University Development

March 21, 2016
Leonard A. Bertolini has been named the vice president of Development at Benedictine University by President Michael S. Brophy, Ph.D., M.F.A.

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Benedictine’s new president visits Asia, surveys strength of University’s programs

March 18, 2016
Benedictine University President Michael S. Brophy, Ph.D., M.F.A., came away from a recent visit to Asia with a better understanding of how the University is providing quality, values-based graduate programs...

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Believe it. Unbeaten Eagles dazzle, dominate, dance all the way to Final Four

March 14, 2016
The Benedictine Eagles whipped Ohio Wesleyan 97-84 on Friday and crushed Alma (Mich.) College 93-73 on Saturday to advance to the Final Four of the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball...

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Faith and Reason Symposium examines ethics of care for the elderly population

March 11, 2016
Benedictine University’s Ninth Annual Faith and Reason Symposium will present “Faith and Reason: Perspectives on Aging” from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 15, in Goodwin Hall, Room 321.

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Benedictine University at Mesa announces new scholarship for city employees, area students

March 8, 2016
New full-time traditional undergraduate students enrolled beginning fall 2016 at the Benedictine University at Mesa campus may be eligible for the new Mesa Partnership Scholarship to help with tuition costs.

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Benedictine civil rights conference: Black history is American history

March 8, 2016
Conference reviews lessons learned from America’s civil rights movement, discusses commonalities with today’s race-based social crusades

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

March 8, 2016
Benedictine University proudly announces that 895 students were named to the Fall 2015 Dean’s List and 275 students were named to the Dean’s Recognized List.

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Recycling event at Benedictine accepts tired electronics, worn-out computers

March 7, 2016
The Village of Lisle, DuPage County, School and Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education (SCARCE), and Benedictine University encourage area residents to bring their electronics and other waste items...

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High school and transfer students can begin their path to greatness at BenU open house

March 7, 2016
Prospective freshmen and transfer students can discover their own path to greatness at a Spring Open House from 12:00-3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, at Gillett Hall, 225 E. Main...

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Benedictine recognizes faculty, staff for commitment to academic excellence

March 7, 2016
Benedictine University celebrated the people – past and present -- who contribute to the University with their time, talent and treasure at the annual Founders Day Celebration on Friday, March...

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Medical community looks to Benedictine for highly trained exercise physiologists

March 4, 2016
Benedictine University’s Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Exercise Physiology program satisfies a growing need within the health care industry for more highly trained professionals who can use exercise to...

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Preckwinkle talks politics, need for students at BenU to get involved

March 2, 2016
Toni Preckwinkle had a message to deliver to students and audience members gathered in Benedictine University’s Goodwin Hall Auditorium Tuesday.

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Benedictine’s new mentoring program helps students to hone their career goals

February 25, 2016
Benedictine is continuing its efforts to provide students with greater career planning support into professions that best match their academic interests through the addition of the new Benedictine University Mentorship...

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No. 2-ranked Benedictine Eagles look to build upon perfect regular season

February 24, 2016
Benedictine, which wrapped up a 25-0 regular season and remains No. 2 in the nation in the D3hoops.com poll, is averaging 87 points per game and is outscoring its opponents...

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Blackhawks CEO to speak at Benedictine

February 19, 2016
Blackhawks President and CEO John F. McDonough will speak at Benedictine University at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24, in the Goodwin Hall Auditorium as part of a program sponsored...

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Author to visit BenU for talk on justice, mercy and making peace with a murderer

February 18, 2016
For nearly two decades, Jeanne Bishop never uttered the name of the man who killed her sister, brother-in-law and their unborn child.

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New programs prep adult students for changing world of Internet marketing

February 17, 2016
Adult students in northern and central Illinois who are looking to upgrade their technological knowledge in the marketing field can now gain an even greater edge with two new undergraduate-level...

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Cook County Board President to discuss issues facing county at Benedictine

February 12, 2016
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will discuss progress made in public safety, public health and economic development, Chicago politics and the issues facing the current Cook County Board at...

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Heritage lecture examines impact of Benedictine charism in Chicago

February 12, 2016
Lisle, Illinois ~ Fr. Joel Rippinger, O.S.B., a monk at Marmion Abbey and teacher at Marmion Academy in Aurora, will present: “A Source of Vigor in a Spiritual Ecosystem: Benedictine...

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Benedictine Police’s ‘National Night Out’ event wins award from project sponsor

February 11, 2016
The Benedictine University Police Department was selected as a College/University Award winner for its outstanding participation in the 32nd Annual National Night Out last August by the National Association of...

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Alumna’s dream for a rewarding career comes true at Disney

February 4, 2016
Kerry Andrews (M.B.A.'14, C96), a leader at one of the most iconic film and television companies in the world, knows a thing or two about tenacity and perseverance.

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Benedictine/Roosevelt University conference honors Black History Month

January 29, 2016
Benedictine University, in conjunction with Roosevelt University, will honor Black History Month with the conference, “Come, Let Us Build a New World Together: 50 Years after the Mississippi Summer Project,”...

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Benedictine’s Ph.D. in Organization Development readies executives for world of turbulent change

January 28, 2016
Managers, administrators and executives who are seeking career advancement and to more effectively lead their organizations have a limited window to apply to one of the most recognized and acclaimed...

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Catholic education can be an agent for good in a polarized world

January 25, 2016
While religious divisiveness and sectarian violence permeate many parts of the world, the belief that Catholic education can be a force for good was an underlying theme of a conference...

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More jobs will require graduate degrees to suit employer needs

January 22, 2016
More jobs will require education credentials that surpass a bachelor’s degree, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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BenU forum compares struggles of Palestinians with blacks in U.S.

January 20, 2016
“Shared Solidarities: Palestinians and Black Americans in the 1960s and Today,” will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 4, in Goodwin Hall, Room 321, as part of Benedictine...

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Hubbard urges audience, “If you see a good fight, get in it,” at King event

January 18, 2016
Judge Arnette Hubbard addressed more than 600 people who gathered at Benedictine University on Monday for the 21st Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast hosted by Benedictine University...

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Day of Service reflects King’s legacy, Benedictine’s commitment to giving

January 6, 2016
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service at Benedictine University is an opportunity for participants to commemorate the spirit of service that was engendered by the slain...

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Young adults and healthy relationships topic of visiting scholar lecture series

January 5, 2016
Kari-Shane Davis Zimmerman, Ph.D., associate professor of Theology at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minn., will lecture as part of Benedictine University at Mesa’s “Visiting Scholar...

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