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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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