University News Articles



Leadership program recognizes advisors, curriculum developers and students

December 22, 2010
The Master of Science in Leadership (M.S.L.) program at Benedictine University honored the many contributors who made the ground-breaking program possible at a special recognition celebration earlier this month at...

Read Full Article >>

DuPage Community Foundation grant will help expand Benedictine arboretum

December 21, 2010
DuPage Community Foundation grant will help expand Benedictine arboretum

Read Full Article >>

Saturday Preview Days make visiting Benedictine easier, more convenient

December 21, 2010
Too busy to visit a college during the week? Now you can visit Benedictine University during “Saturday Preview Days.”

Read Full Article >>

Protect your family by watching the weather or by simply being prepared

December 17, 2010
Benedictine University will host a NWS Basic Weather Spotter Class from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 4 in the Krasa Center Presentation Room on the University’s Lisle campus. The...

Read Full Article >>

Chand recognized for service to community college association

December 17, 2010
Sunil Chand, Ph.D., director of Benedictine’s doctoral program in Higher Education and Organizational Change (Ed.D.H.E.O.C.), was recently presented the distinguished service award from the Central Division of the Community College...

Read Full Article >>

Summit will explore what people can do to conserve fresh water

December 14, 2010
What people can do to conserve water is the subject of the Eighth Annual DuPage Environmental Summit, “Until the Last Drop: Water Conservation in DuPage County,” from 11:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m....

Read Full Article >>

Wanna golf with the ‘Merry Mex?’ Trevino headlines annual golf outing

December 14, 2010
Four lucky golfers will have the opportunity to shoot golf with Trevino. University Events is sponsoring an auction with the winner and his or her foursome winning two hours of...

Read Full Article >>

Three students named winners of visiting scholar essay contest

December 10, 2010
Qualifying essays had to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the relevant ideas presented by Musil at his October 21 public lecture, “Not Just Penguins and Polar Bears; The Environment is...

Read Full Article >>

Learn to maneuver through maze of college financing options at “FA 101”

December 10, 2010
Benedictine University has scheduled information sessions from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 22 and Saturday, February 26 to help you navigate the college financial aid process.

Read Full Article >>

Vietnamese students learn how to be good citizens through "BenCares"

December 9, 2010
Benedictine University’s Asia Institute has established a program called “BenCares Project Vietnam.” The program is designed to help students learn about social responsibility and giving back. The program is for...

Read Full Article >>

Students energized about participating in government after stint as election judges

December 8, 2010
More than 300 Benedictine University students served as election judges in DuPage County on November 2, the result of a $55,385 grant from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to the...

Read Full Article >>

Benedictine’s athletic fields are the best in the country, STMA says

December 7, 2010
Lisle, Illinois ~ College and high school student-athletes, area youngsters and even the senior leaguers who compete on the baseball and softball fields at Benedictine University can take pride knowing...

Read Full Article >>

Benedictine helps the community by collecting food for local pantries

December 2, 2010
Benedictine University’s Adult Accelerated Learning Team Programs is helping people play Santa this holiday season by waiving the $50 application fee for people who donate two non-perishable food items at...

Read Full Article >>

Santa and Mrs. Claus invite area children to join them for breakfast

December 1, 2010
Santa and Mrs. Claus invite area children to join them for breakfast

Read Full Article >>

Online master’s program in nursing receives professional accreditation

December 1, 2010
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has accredited Benedictine University’s online Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) program for the maximum five-year period through December 15, 2015, the commission...

Read Full Article >>

Sophie is man’s best friend, and one of criminals’ worst nightmares

November 30, 2010
Sophie is the Benedictine University Police Department's latest addition. She is utilized by the department as a public relations representative and educational resource. However. the two-year-old Golden Retriever also serves...

Read Full Article >>

Benedictine senior Adnan Mujagic honored as Lincoln Laureate recipient

November 24, 2010
Adnan Mujagic, the son of Sabahudin and Elma Mujagic of Naperville and a senior Political Science major at Benedictine University, was recently honored as a recipient of the Student Laureate...

Read Full Article >>

Register your youngsters now for Benedictine pre-season baseball camp

November 19, 2010
Youngsters who want to learn the proper techniques and fundamentals of baseball should attend Benedictine University’s 2011 Pre-Season Baseball Camp from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. on Fridays, January 28, February...

Read Full Article >>

Jurica-Suchy explored by museum professionals from all over Illinois

November 17, 2010
The Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum was visited by more than 90 members of the Illinois Association of Museums during their annual conference, “The Magic of Place,” held at the Holiday Inn...

Read Full Article >>

Chicago Islamic council chair to speak at annual Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast

November 10, 2010
Kareem Irfan, chair of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago, an organization which represents more than 400,000 Muslim-Americans, will be the featured speaker Monday, January 17, 2011 at...

Read Full Article >>

Faculty art exhibit features rural landscapes, interiors, still life

November 9, 2010
The paintings of Benedictine University Fine Arts professor William Scarlato will be on display in the Second Floor Gallery of the Kindlon Hall of Learning through December 22.

Read Full Article >>

Learn how to interview confidently at free employment workshop

November 2, 2010
The Office of Career Development at Benedictine University will present a “Developing Your Employment Toolbox” workshop for jobseekers at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9 on the second floor of...

Read Full Article >>

Brown professor to discuss historical interaction between Asia, Americas

November 2, 2010
Evelyn Hu-DeHart, Ph.D., professor of History and director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University, will present a lecture at Benedictine University...

Read Full Article >>

BenU’s Pittman joins women leaders on exchange trip to United Arab Emirates

October 18, 2010
Lisle, Illinois ~ Tanesha D. H. Pittman, M.B.A., Executive Director/Associate Dean of Adult Programs at Benedictine University’s Moser College of Adult and Professional Studies, will join a select group of...

Read Full Article >>

IBHE OKs Benedictine’s bid to offer Master of Public Health program in Springfield

October 15, 2010
The Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) approved October 5 a proposal by Benedictine University to offer the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) program at its Springfield branch campus.

Read Full Article >>

Benedictine graduate receives legislative scholarship to attend UIC dental school

October 13, 2010
Nida Akhter, the daughter of Jawed Akhter and Bilqees Saeeda of Villa Park and a May 2010 graduate of Benedictine University, was awarded an Illinois General Assembly Legislative Scholarship by...

Read Full Article >>

Weekend College provides learning alternative for busy professionals, adults

October 13, 2010
Benedictine University’s Weekend College at the Margaret and Harold Moser Center for Adult and Professional Studies affords adult learners the opportunity to earn an associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree by...

Read Full Article >>

Noted Italian actor to read three canti from “Dante’s Inferno” in original Italian

October 12, 2010
Lisle, Illinois ~ Noted Italian actor Gian Paolo Poddighe, who made his debut in “L’ opera da tre soldi (Three-Penny Opera)” directed by Giorgio Strehler in 1973, will appear at...

Read Full Article >>

Master’s program designed to empower women launches to universal plaudits

October 11, 2010
The M.S.L. program is designed to provide the knowledge base and skills that will contribute to the professional and personal development needs of women in today’s society. The program is...

Read Full Article >>

Benedictine recognizes alumni for service to others and the University

October 5, 2010
Benedictine University recognized the winners of the 2010 Alumni Awards during Homecoming festivities on October 2.

Read Full Article >>

Spend an hour with four gardening experts, and enjoy lunch on us!

October 4, 2010
Community residents can get advice from a panel of landscape and gardening experts and enjoy a complimentary lunch during Benedictine University’s “Lunch with Landscapers” from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Friday,...

Read Full Article >>

Lilly Fellows program awards grant to Benedictine for environment conference

September 29, 2010
The conference is for Christian educators and students. Titled “Faith, Science and Stewardship: Christian Pedagogy on the Environment?” it will be held at Benedictine University on April 16, 2011.

Read Full Article >>

Benedictine gets additional $92,000 to develop China studies program

September 24, 2010
Benedictine University has been awarded a $92,000 grant for the 2010-2011 academic year to support a new faculty position in Chinese Language and Culture, and provide further funding for faculty...

Read Full Article >>

Pontifical academician to lecture as part of visiting scholar series

September 20, 2010
An expert in philosophy, theology and law and former chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of Tulsa, Russell Hittinger, Ph.D., will lecture at Benedictine University...

Read Full Article >>

Visiting Fellow to present public lectures on health, climate issues

September 20, 2010
Benedictine University will host Robert K. Musil, Ph.D., a Senior Fellow at the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies in the School of Public Affairs at American University.

Read Full Article >>

BenU schedules activities designed to create environmental awareness

September 20, 2010
dhtmledit/clean_dhtml_fields

Read Full Article >>

Weekend College provides learning alternative for busy adults

September 17, 2010
Benedictine University’s Weekend College affords adult learners the opportunity to earn an associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree by attending classes exclusively on weekends.

Read Full Article >>

Freshman, transfer enrollments continue to surge at Benedictine

September 17, 2010
Four hundred forty-three freshmen began fall classes at Benedictine University, compared to the 445 who started the fall term one year ago, the 427 who started the fall term in...

Read Full Article >>

High school, transfer, graduate students invited to learn more about Benedictine

September 15, 2010
Benedictine University has scheduled several events during the 2010-2011 academic year for prospective new students.

Read Full Article >>

Nine new professors join Benedictine faculty for the 2010-2011 academic year

September 10, 2010
Benedictine University recently announced the addition of nine new faculty members for the 2010-2011 academic year.

Read Full Article >>

"Global Language of Learning" theme of annual constructivist conference

September 9, 2010
Elementary, middle school and high school teachers and college-level educators from throughout the Chicago area and Illinois are invited to attend the annual conference of the Association for Constructivist Teaching...

Read Full Article >>

Lecture series explores new ways to lead and change organizations

September 8, 2010
The Axelrods will bring their message to the Krasa Student Center on the campus of Benedictine University when they present “Terms of Engagement: New Ways of Leading and Changing Organizations”...

Read Full Article >>

“Kids Nite Out” frees moms and dads while kids play and have fun

September 7, 2010
Benedictine University will provide area children with a variety of activities that promote fitness and fun while offering their parents a break with its “Kids Nite Out” program from 6:00...

Read Full Article >>

The departments of Fine Arts and Music at Benedictine University have announced their schedules of events for the Fall 2010 semester.

September 3, 2010
The departments of Fine Arts and Music at Benedictine University have announced their schedules of events for the Fall 2010 semester. A number of art exhibitions have been scheduled for...

Read Full Article >>

How far is China willing to go to implement political reform?

September 2, 2010
Joseph Fewsmith, Ph.D., professor of International Relations and Political Science and Director of the Boston University Center for the Study of Asia, will present “The Logic and Limits of Political...

Read Full Article >>

Want to improve your organization? Stick to the (10) fundamentals

August 31, 2010
Forget trendy fads and quick-fix approaches, says author James M. Kouzes. When it comes to great workplaces, it’s all about fundamentals.

Read Full Article >>

Young Hearts for Life begins pilot program with Benedictine athletes

August 26, 2010
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a genetic abnormality present in approximately one in 500 people. It enlarges the left ventricle of the heart which can trigger fatal heart rhythm disturbances, particularly...

Read Full Article >>

Benedictine awards associate, bachelor's, master's degrees to May graduates

August 12, 2010
Benedictine awards associate, bachelor's, master's degrees to May graduates

Read Full Article >>

IBHE approves five new undergraduate programs to be offered in Springfield

August 10, 2010
IBHE approves five new undergraduate programs to be offered in Springfield

Read Full Article >>

Students interested in science invited to attend open house

August 9, 2010
Students interested in science invited to attend open house

Read Full Article >>

New doctoral program designed to equip ethical leaders for success

July 28, 2010
The new Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)/Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) in Values Driven Leadership program at Benedictine University is an innovative program targeted at organization consultants and senior business executives...

Read Full Article >>

Two Benedictine students awarded scholarships by Chinese government

July 27, 2010
Two Benedictine students have been awarded full scholarships - covering tuition, lodging, medical insurance, living allowance and learning materials - by the Chinese Government to study Chinese language and culture...

Read Full Article >>

Grant will help students, U.S. business prosper in an international economy

July 27, 2010
The College of Business at Benedictine University has been awarded a Title VI Business and International Education Program grant of more than $188,000 over the next two years by the...

Read Full Article >>

High school students invited to get a closer look at college life

July 26, 2010
High school sophomores and juniors are invited to get a up-close look at college life during "Benedictine University at a Glance" from 6:00-9:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 5 in the...

Read Full Article >>

Weekend College provides learning alternative for busy professionals

July 26, 2010
An information session has been scheduled to present information about the academic programs that are offered, admissions policies and available financial aid.

Read Full Article >>

M.S.M.O.B. student awarded scholarship by Darien businesswomen's group

July 22, 2010
The Darien Women in Business Scholarship is presented by the Darien Women in Business Networking Group to a female 25 years of age or older who resides or works in...

Read Full Article >>

Benedictine's annual Women's Leadership Summit features three top executives

July 21, 2010
The summit, hosted by the Benedictine University College of Business, begins with registration and a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and continues with speakers and lunch until 1:30 p.m.

Read Full Article >>

New graphic arts and design major prepares students for various careers

July 19, 2010
The Graphic Arts and Design major will provide a well-rounded, liberal arts preparation for students seeking entry into graduate study or entry-level employment in a field related to graphic arts...

Read Full Article >>

Benedictine University announces its Spring 2010 Dean's and Recognition lists

July 15, 2010
Benedictine University proudly announces that 808 students were named to the Spring 2010 Dean's List and 520 students were named to the Dean's Recognition List.

Read Full Article >>

Benedictine joins initiative to champion responsible management education

July 14, 2010
Benedictine University has joined other such notable U.S. academic institutions as Boston University, DePaul, Fordham, Johns Hopkins, Marquette, Maryland, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Pepperdine, Pittsburgh and Wisconsin in promising to...

Read Full Article >>

Peers honor Sima for outstanding work in helping health professions students

July 13, 2010
The Fr. Joseph L. Walter Award recognizes the contributions of the recipient to the health professions advising community.

Read Full Article >>

Convincing Lisle businesses to "go green" provides valuable experience for intern

July 8, 2010
Benedictine junior Matt Brown is helping Lisle businesses tap into a variety of options to become more environmentally-friendly.

Read Full Article >>

Help America Vote Act program awards $55,000 grant to Benedictine University

July 7, 2010
The Center for Civic Leadership and Public Service (CCLPS) at Benedictine University has been awarded a $55,385 grant for 2010-2011 from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to recruit and train...

Read Full Article >>

Young scientists will try to tackle the "Plight of the Pumpkin Pollinators"

July 1, 2010
More than 240 young students will converge upon Benedictine University July 12-15 for the 10th annual Summer Sleuths science camp conducted by the Alternative Teacher Certification program at Benedictine in...

Read Full Article >>

Fr. Austin Murphy, O.S.B., 36, becomes new chancellor of Benedictine University

June 28, 2010
On June 24, the monks of St. Procopius Abbey elected Murphy their 10th Abbot. He succeeds Abbot Dismas Kalcic, O.S.B., who has retired. As abbot of St. Procopius Abbey, Fr....

Read Full Article >>

Making a difference with young people drives Ed.D. student Galarza-Espino

June 23, 2010
The Benedictine Ed.D. degree is a three-year, accelerated program that combines online and onground elements. It is intended for practicing professionals who wish to accelerate their career paths or who...

Read Full Article >>

Beatles tribute band "The Fab Four" brings its dazzling show to Benedictine

June 21, 2010
"The Fab Four" will appear at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 27 at the Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex.

Read Full Article >>

Graduate students invited to visit, learn more about Benedictine

June 16, 2010
Graduate Open House from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14 in the Krasa Student Center allows students the opportunity to meet with representatives from each of Benedictine's graduate...

Read Full Article >>

Forty-two Benedictine graduate business students inducted into honorary society

June 10, 2010
Forty-two students who completed a graduate business program at Benedictine University were inducted into the University's chapter of Sigma Beta Delta on June 6.

Read Full Article >>

Basketball camp gives youngsters the chance to learn, make friendships

June 8, 2010
Boys in grades 3-8 who want to learn the proper techniques and fundamentals of basketball should attend Benedictine University's Eagle Basketball Camp from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday,...

Read Full Article >>

Former Kennesaw State Assistant SID, Benedictine volleyball player joins staff

June 7, 2010
Jessica Steadman has joined the Benedictine University athletic department as Athletic Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Director of Athletics Mark McHorney announced.

Read Full Article >>

Bachelor of Science in Nursing program celebrates first graduates from Springfield

May 21, 2010
The first group of students who enrolled in the Registered Nurse (R.N.) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) Completion Program at Benedictine University at Springfield successfully completed their graduation...

Read Full Article >>

New criminal justice major prepares students for various careers in law

May 21, 2010
Beginning with the Fall 2010 semester, Benedictine University will offer a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. The Criminal Justice major will provide a well-rounded, liberal arts preparation for students...

Read Full Article >>

Benedictine student not an "Addict" when it comes to writing movie scripts

May 21, 2010
The script was selected as a finalist in the WILDsound Winter 2010 One Page Screenplay Contest. The contest is sponsored by an independent film company in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Read Full Article >>

Academic departments honor top students at hooding ceremony

May 19, 2010
One hundred eighty graduates were honored for their outstanding academic achievements at the Honors Convocation and Hooding Ceremony May 7 at Benedictine University.

Read Full Article >>

New Web Portal Highlights Leading Companies in Sustainability and Values-driven Business Practice

May 18, 2010
The portal is a clearinghouse of multimedia resources for executives and educators interested in sustainable business and corporate responsibility.

Read Full Article >>

Investment Club proves you can make money without exorbitant bonuses

May 14, 2010
The Investment Club at Benedictine University is a student organization entrusted with portion of the University’s endowment fund. Club members decide when and in what to invest the money, how...

Read Full Article >>

Former professor receives Komechak Award for contributions to University

May 13, 2010
The award is conferred upon an alumnus, staff or faculty member who has provided a lifetime of distinctive and exemplary service to the University and its students.

Read Full Article >>

Fifty-two Benedictine business students inducted into honorary society

May 10, 2010
Fifty-two students from Benedictine University’s Lisle, Naperville and Springfield campuses were inducted into the University's chapter of Sigma Beta Delta during ceremonies on April 18.

Read Full Article >>

LPGA golfer, fitness spokesperson featured at 16th annual golf outing

May 7, 2010
Natalie Gulbis will be the featured guest and special on-course instructor at the 16th Annual President's Invitational Golf Outing hosted by Benedictine University on Monday, June 28 at Cantigny Golf...

Read Full Article >>

Corporate consultant to address annual commencement ceremonies

May 6, 2010
Commencement activities begin with a Mass at 7:45 a.m. at St. Procopius Abbey. The gates to the Sports Complex will open at 8:30 a.m. Commencement ceremonies for associate, bachelor's, master's...

Read Full Article >>

Benedictine collects 109,000 pounds of old electronic devices

May 6, 2010
Benedictine teamed with DuPage County, the Village of Lisle, Electronics Manufacturers Recycling Management Company (MRM), Vintage Tech Recyclers of Plainfield, and School and Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education...

Read Full Article >>

Keller's 300th win ranks second, but to her players, she's definitely No. 1

May 5, 2010
Keller reached the milestone Saturday, May 1 when the Lady Eagles rallied to defeat Marian University 3-2 in Fond Du Lac, Wis.

Read Full Article >>

Benedictine's Iran, Kuwait delegations reap several awards at Model UN

April 27, 2010
The Kuwait Delegation, a partnership with Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) in Xi'an, China, earned an Honorable Mention Delegation Award at the conference.

Read Full Article >>

Voice teacher, Lyric Opera performer to headline choral society concert

April 20, 2010
Marc Stingley, a widely acclaimed singer and performer who teachers voice and chamber music at Benedictine University, will be featured during the Downers Grove Choral Society's presentation of "An American...

Read Full Article >>

Calligraphy exhibit displays works of artists from around the country

April 20, 2010
Benedictine University will present "Littera Scripta Manet," an exhibition of calligraphy from local, regional and nationally-recognized calligraphers from May 2-30 on the second floor of the Kindlon Hall of Learning...

Read Full Article >>

Cornell professor to discuss his controversial work, "Black Athena"

April 14, 2010
Martin Bernal, Ph.D., author of the vigorously-debated three-volume work, "Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization," will present a public lecture titled "25 Years of Black Athena" from 7:00-8:30...

Read Full Article >>

Rylaarsdam receives grant to study disorders caused by G-protein defects

April 12, 2010
Robin Pals Rylaarsdam, an associate professor in the Biology department at Benedictine University, was awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health for $178,672 over the next three years...

Read Full Article >>

Disabilities should not be detriment to an education, say mom, daughter

April 6, 2010
Bridget and Nancy Brown will share their stories from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21 in the Birck Hall of Science, Room 112 (Tellabs Lecture Hall) on the campus of...

Read Full Article >>

Director of executive education programs honored at world congress

April 6, 2010
James Gustafson, Ph.D., the Leadership Scholar-in-Residence and Director of Executive Education Programs at Benedictine University's Center for Values-Driven Leadership, was presented with the Strategic Leadership Award at the World HRD...

Read Full Article >>

State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias will kick off Money Smart Week in DuPage

March 31, 2010
Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias will help kick off "Money Smart Week" in DuPage County when he speaks at Benedictine University at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 19 in the...

Read Full Article >>

CNN national security analyst presents "Obama's War" at Benedictine

March 30, 2010
CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen will present "Obama's War: al-Qaeda, the Taliban and Afghanistan" at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 12 in the Dan and Ada Rice Center on...

Read Full Article >>

Residents can drop off old electronic devices, waste items at Benedictine

March 25, 2010
Area residents are encouraged to bring their electronics and other waste items to "Sustainable Saturday in Lisle" from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 1 in the parking lot adjacent...

Read Full Article >>

Top academic officer joins select group for seminar on leadership

March 24, 2010
Donald B. Taylor, Ph.D., is one of only 20 chief academic officers nationwide selected to participate in a leadership seminar in Annapolis, Md. in July.

Read Full Article >>

Benedictine president to address customer focus at NACC event

March 24, 2010
Benedictine University President William J. Carroll, Ph.D., will be among the panelists at the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Institute seminar on April 30.

Read Full Article >>

Rushing recognized for work in civil rights and social justice movements

March 24, 2010
Fannie Rushing, Ph.D., professor of History at Benedictine University, is featured on "The Chicago Freedom Sisters Wall" for her efforts on behalf of civil rights and social justice.

Read Full Article >>

Business degrees from Benedictine University now available in Peoria

March 19, 2010
Benedictine's Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and Organizational Behavior (B.B.A.M.O.B.) and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) programs enhance a student’s opportunities to assume leadership positions and increase their earning...

Read Full Article >>

Community Health Fair offers free information about health, nutrition

March 17, 2010
Benedictine University will present a Community Health and Nutrition Fair open to students, faculty and staff from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and to the public from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 1...

Read Full Article >>

Make the Coal Ben your "Final Destination" for late night comedy

March 17, 2010
"Sunday School Cinema" is coming to Benedictine University at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 9 in the Coal Ben.

Read Full Article >>

Benedictine University at Springfield names new public safety director

March 11, 2010
Benedictine University at Springfield follows Benedictine University's campus in Lisle in adopting a "campus police" model of public safety.

Read Full Article >>

Benedictine athletic teams recognized for their performance in the classroom

March 11, 2010
The Benedictine University men's and women's cross-country teams have been recognized as All-Academic teams by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Read Full Article >>

Benedictine University opens its doors at downtown Rockford location

March 10, 2010
Benedictine University is presently offering a field-based Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Reading and Literacy program to more than 20 students in the Rockford area.

Read Full Article >>

"Don't Waste Fuel," but hurry to see Environmental Elvis entertain, educate

March 10, 2010
David Pyle will bring his 45-minute, family-oriented show, "Green E - The Environmental Elvis," filled with music, humorous banter and dancing to the Coal Ben on the campus of Benedictine...

Read Full Article >>

Benedictine University recognized for community service, named to honor roll

March 9, 2010
Benedictine University has been named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering,...

Read Full Article >>

There's always something fun to do at Summer Fun Day Camp

March 8, 2010
Boys and girls ages 5-13 are invited to spend a fun-filled summer at Benedictine University's Summer Fun Day Camp 2010 beginning with the first of nine weekly sessions on Monday,...

Read Full Article >>

Education expert to discuss teaching techniques for the 21st century

March 3, 2010
W. Gardner Campbell, director of the Academy for Teaching and Learning at Baylor University, will present a public lecture at Benedictine University.

Read Full Article >>

Benedictine leadership to present at Deltak executive conference

March 3, 2010
Benedictine University President William J. Carroll and Executive Vice President Charles Gregory will be among the presenters at an Executive Summit hosted by Deltak Edu on March 7-9 in Naples,...

Read Full Article >>

Learn how to add color to your garden and enjoy a free lunch, too

March 1, 2010
Community residents can learn how to put color in their garden from a master gardener and enjoy a complimentary lunch during Benedictine University's "Lunch with Landscapers" from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m....

Read Full Article >>

Faith and Reason symposium examines the global water crisis

February 25, 2010
The Third Annual Faith and Reason Symposium from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 9 at Benedictine University's Krasa Student Center will seek to bring faith and reason to bear...

Read Full Article >>

Benedictine defeats Edgewood to advance in NAC women's tournament

February 25, 2010
The Benedictine University women's basketball team advanced in the Northern Athletics Conference Tournament, knocking off fifth-seeded Edgewood College 52-49 Wednesday at the Rice Center.

Read Full Article >>

New faces, competition key to Benedictine baseball success

February 22, 2010
Only a handful of starters return from last year's 22-20 team (14-8 in the Northern Athletics Conference) that was swept out of the NAC post-season tournament by back-to-back losses to...

Read Full Article >>

Men's, women's track and field teams welcome exciting group of newcomers

February 18, 2010
Last season, Benedictine had many outstanding finishes at the Northern Athletic Conference (NAC) indoor and outdoor championships.

Read Full Article >>

New program prepares music educators, positive role models

February 17, 2010
Preparing students to help fill the need for music teachers and positive role models is the goal of the new Bachelor of Arts in Music Education program at Benedictine University.

Read Full Article >>

Science Olympiad brings out the best from the area's brightest young minds

February 17, 2010
More than 400 students from 10 area high schools and 11 middle schools will converge upon Benedictine University at 9:00 a.m. on March 20 to participate in an Illinois Science...

Read Full Article >>

Benedictine University announces its Fall 2009 Dean's and Recognition lists

February 11, 2010
Benedictine University proudly announces that 709 students were named to the Fall 2008 Dean's List and 546 students were named to the Dean's Recognition List.

Read Full Article >>

Benedictine volleyball camp allows young girls to enhance their skills

February 9, 2010
Girls in grades kindergarten-8 who want to improve their volleyball skills while having fun should attend Benedictine University's Spring Break Volleyball Camp on Monday, March 29 through Thursday, April 2...

Read Full Article >>

"Lent at the Abbey" celebrates Lent as a time for joy and spiritual longing

February 9, 2010
Celebrating Lent "with joy and spiritual longing" is the theme of "Lent at the Abbey" from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 20 at St. Procopius Abbey.

Read Full Article >>

Bridgeman explodes to lead Benedictine past Concordia Wisconsin

February 8, 2010
Rob Bridgeman scored a season-high 21 points to lead Benedictine University to a 70-66 victory Saturday over Northern Athletics Conference North leader Concordia Wisconsin.

Read Full Article >>

Three students named winners in public service essay contest

February 5, 2010
Three Benedictine University students were named the top prize winners in an essay contest conducted in conjunction with the fall visit of Kevin F. Quigley, Ph.D., the 2009 Woodrow Wilson...

Read Full Article >>

Nineteen students inducted into national education honor society

February 5, 2010
Nineteen Benedictine University students were recently inducted into the Tau Rho chapter of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education.

Read Full Article >>

President Carroll addresses Benedictine's pioneering foray into Asian marketplace

February 4, 2010
Benedictine University President William J. Carroll, Ph.D., was invited to share his expertise and experience in developing foreign partnerships with attendees at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the National Association...

Read Full Article >>

Columbia U. professor to lecture on organization change and development

February 3, 2010
W. Warner Burke, Ph.D., Burke will present "Organization Change and Development: Theory and Practice for Tomorrow" as part of the Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior (M.S.M.O.B.) "Contemporary...

Read Full Article >>

Technology puts critical information at fingertips of Benedictine police

February 3, 2010
The Benedictine University Police Department has added another tool to its arsenal in an effort to create the safest possible environment for students, faculty and staff.

Read Full Article >>

Three students receive grant through national physics research competition

January 26, 2010
Three students in the College of Science at Benedictine University were awarded a grant through the 2009-2010 Sigma Pi Sigma Undergraduate Research Award program sponsored by the Society of Physics...

Read Full Article >>

Scholar-in-residence named chair of association's business leadership group

January 22, 2010
James Gustafson, Ph.D., has been named the chair-elect of the Business Leadership Division of the International Leadership Association (ILA).

Read Full Article >>

Sizzling Benedictine shoots past NAC rival Aurora University 96-83

January 22, 2010
Benedictine University drained 15 three-pointers and shot 62 percent from the field to cruise past rival Aurora University 96-83 Thursday in a Northern Athletics Conference South division clash at the...

Read Full Article >>

"Imagine New Orleans" celebrates the life and culture of "The Big Easy"

January 20, 2010
Eighty original works of art that celebrate the life, music, religion and culture of New Orleans will be on display at Benedictine University through February 26

Read Full Article >>

"The Orchard Project" kicks off the art exhibition season at Benedictine

January 20, 2010
Benedictine University's 2010 art exhibition season begins with the prints, drawings and photographs by College of DuPage art professor and Batavia resident Charles Earl Boone.

Read Full Article >>

Become a valuable resource for your community by watching the weather

January 18, 2010
Benedictine University will host a National Weather Service Basic Weather Spotter Class from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on Monday, March 15 in the Krasa Center Presentation Room on the University's Lisle campus....

Read Full Article >>

Benedictine women's basketball team re-opens Rice Center with a win

January 18, 2010
Playing in its first home game of the year on the newly installed wood floor of the Dan and Ada Rice Center on Saturday, Benedictine toppled Maranatha Baptist Bible College...

Read Full Article >>

Benedictine's soccer camp aims to aid development, education of players

January 13, 2010
Boys and girls ages 6 to 14 who want to improve their soccer skills are invited to attend Benedictine University's Spring Break Soccer Camp from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on March 29-April...

Read Full Article >>

Visiting scholar to discuss spirituality in business, leadership, decision-making

January 12, 2010
Andre L. Delbecq, Ph.D., will present "Spiritual Practices of Leaders in Turbulent Settings" at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10 in Scholl Hall Room 101.

Read Full Article >>

It's kickoff time for the sixth annual Relay For Life of Lisle at Benedictine

January 12, 2010
The kickoff event for the sixth annual American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Lisle at Benedictine University will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19 at Cabana...

Read Full Article >>

Biggert secures $250,000 for program to empower more women in workplace

January 11, 2010
U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert (R-IL-13th) was at Benedictine University on Monday, January 11 to announce a $250,000 Women's Entrepreneurial Education and Workforce Development grant that will provide scholarship funds for...

Read Full Article >>

Art exhibition in Kindlon Hall atrium showcases senior students' talents

January 6, 2010
The artwork reflects a semester-long course of study to pursue a body of consistent work for their final graduating portfolios.

Read Full Article >>

Partnerships in China, Vietnam could be model for other universities in India

January 5, 2010
Benedictine' foray into China was in response to an economic explosion during the early 2000s that created a demand for western-based business programs which would prepare students to participate in...

Read Full Article >>

Certificate program prepares students to lead organizations toward excellence

January 5, 2010
The Quality Performance Excellence certificate program teaches students how to assist organizations on a continuous improvement journey leading to greater organizational performance.

Read Full Article >>
Marketing and Communications
BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY
Elliott Peppers, Media Relations Manager
Email: epeppers@ben.edu
Direct: (630) 829-6079
Cell: (630) 442-2438