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A merging of history, tradition: Benedictine honors Mesa residents during holiday open house

December 21, 2013
Community leaders and residents with ties to Southside Hospital share stories, embrace Benedictine University’s historic presence Mesa, Arizona ~ Benedictine University at Mesa and District 4 Councilman Chris Glover hosted...

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VP of CNN Worldwide/TBS to address 19th Annual MLK Breakfast at Benedictine

December 19, 2013
Timothy W. Goodly, Ph.D., senior vice president of human resources for CNN Worldwide, Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) Inc., will be the featured speaker at the 19th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin...

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Preview and Preferred Visit Days give students a taste of Benedictine experience, difference

December 10, 2013
Upcoming Saturday Preview Days include December 14 and January 11 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Gregory Enrollment Center, located at 51 E. Main St. in downtown Mesa. Available appointments...

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One-Stop-Shop: Benedictine event makes transferring quick and easy

December 9, 2013
Lisle, Illinois ~ Transfer students interested in attending Benedictine University for the Spring 2014 Semester can complete all of their application paperwork and register for classes in a single day...

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Community members invited to holiday open house at Benedictine

December 4, 2013
Benedictine University at Mesa invites the public to a holiday celebration and open house at its downtown Mesa campus.

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“Advent at the Abbey” celebrates the season as a good time to listen

November 25, 2013
Benedictine University and St. Procopius Abbey invite the public to attend “Advent at the Abbey” from 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 14.

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

November 18, 2013
The North Pole’s favorite couple is taking a break from their hectic holiday preparations to enjoy breakfast with area children at Benedictine University. Benedictine’s Student Senate is sponsoring “Breakfast with...

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BenU at Mesa students choose first-ever student senate officers

November 18, 2013
Benedictine University at Mesa made history this past fall when it opened its doors to students for the first time. Now these students are forging some history of their own...

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Conservative commentator identifies challenges facing Republican Party

November 14, 2013
The advent of the information age and how people get their news has contributed to a cultural shift that has made effective dialogue on both the left and the right...

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Learn why Benedictine is a leader in the sciences

November 12, 2013
Attend Benedictine University’s College of Science Open House and learn how its distinguished science programs can help you to defy limitations.

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This just in-stalled: NBC News desk donation ‘scoops’ Benedictine students off feet

November 12, 2013
During a taping of the University’s “Eye of the Eagle” student news program, Communication Arts majors took turns reading from the same NBC 5 news desk once anchored by Chicago...

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Former nun turned Hollywood screenwriter to discuss faith in entertainment business

November 8, 2013
Barbara Nicolosi, a former Catholic nun turned Hollywood screenwriter, will lecture at Benedictine University on Wednesday and Thursday, November 20-21, as part of Benedictine University’s “Visiting Scholar in Catholic Thought”...

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State legislative leaders discuss how faith, politics intersect at Benedictine

November 6, 2013
When it comes to voting on an issue affecting the general populace, sometimes politicians walk a fine line between their religious background and the interests of the people they represent....

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Scholar addresses research and realities of human trafficking

October 28, 2013
Rhacel Parreñas will examine the issues surrounding human trafficking and migrant women at 7:00 p.m. on November 7 in the Tellabs Lecture Hall, located in Room 112 of the Birck...

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Benedictine seeks to find, award artists of the future

October 22, 2013
In order to support and promote young Arizonian artists and provide them with additional resources to pursue higher education in the visual arts, Benedictine University at Mesa in partnership with...

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Fox News contributor, RedState blogger to address changing Republican Party

October 21, 2013
Erick-Woods Erickson, editor-in-chief of RedState.com and a frequent Fox News contributor, will talk about “Red States, Tea Parties and the Changing Republican Party” at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12...

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Benedictine recognizes outstanding alumni for service, achievement

October 21, 2013
Benedictine University recognized the winners of the 2013 Alumni Awards during Homecoming festivities on October 12.

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Benedictine hosts author, activist and former politician Kennedy Townsend

October 18, 2013
Benedictine University will host Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, the first female lieutenant governor of Maryland, who will give a public lecture and lead a series of workshops with students and faculty...

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Prospective students, parents can learn what sets Benedictine apart

October 16, 2013
High school students, their friends and parents are invited to check out Benedictine University during a Fall Open House from 12:00-3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 27 or Sunday, November 10.

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Science program adopts new standards to fight lagging student performance

October 14, 2013
Where better to learn about animals than at the zoo? Where better to learn about nature than at a forest preserve? Where better to learn about physics than at the...

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Homecoming Events planned for Benedictine University at Springfield and alums of Springfield College

October 14, 2013

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State legislative leaders to discuss how faith, politics intersect at Benedictine

October 11, 2013
How legislative leaders reconcile their faith within their role as policymakers will be the focus of the lecture and panel discussion, “Catholic Identities and Public Policymaking: The View from Illinois,”...

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Roundtable hosted by Benedictine’s CVDL explores ‘resonant leadership’

October 8, 2013
Richard Boyatzis, Ph.D., a globally recognized expert in the field of organizational change and a pioneer in emotional intelligence, will address the questions of leadership and emotional connection at a...

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World’s top Organization Development leaders to speak at Benedictine University

October 8, 2013
Four years ago, in the throes of the economic recession, the canned food manufacturer Del Monte Foods reported a 14 percent increase in profits after taking a new approach to...

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Write a caption, brush up on your trivia and win during American Archives Month

October 1, 2013
The open house, “Open Archives: Discovering Hidden Treasures,” will run from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 30.

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Enjoy a sampling of the Benedictine experience, attend ‘Preferred Visit Day’

September 30, 2013
Lisle, Illinois ~ Want to find out why 94 percent of Benedictine University graduates either are working or enrolled in graduate school programs one year after commencement? Attend one of...

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Benedictine open house showcases new Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B., Art Gallery

September 27, 2013
Benedictine University cordially invites the public to attend a special viewing of the new Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B., Art Gallery from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October...

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Benedictine announces new policy banning alcohol in campus housing areas

September 26, 2013
Benedictine University today announced a new University policy effectively banning alcohol possession and consumption in campus housing areas.

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Benedictine OD grad fights poverty after escaping one of world’s poorest nations

September 25, 2013
Today, the Springfield, Illinois resident and recent graduate of Benedictine University’s Ph.D. in Organization Development (OD) program heads the Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies (IACAA), a membership organization of...

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Eleven new faculty members attest to Benedictine’s continued growth

September 25, 2013
Eleven new professors and instructors who have joined the Benedictine University faculty were introduced at the University’s annual opening day meeting by Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Donald...

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Three prominent leaders address issues of working women at Benedictine summit

September 20, 2013
The leadership summit is a regional conference that addresses the issues of working women and features nationally recognized female executive leaders who speak on topics such as financial literacy, work/life...

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Benedictine, St. Procopius Abbey mark Vatican II milestone with free lecture

September 19, 2013
Benedictine University and St. Procopius Abbey are honoring the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council with a free public lecture highlighting the series of reforms that modernized the Roman...

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