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National Features
Financial aid, peer support drawing veterans to Catholic universities
January 29, 2014
National Catholic Reporter

Levittown, Pa. – Catholic colleges and universities across the United States are attracting military veterans of recent wars with a combination of financial aid, individualized assistance and opportunities for peer support. Read more...

Lectio Divina: a pathway to prayer and inter-religious dialogue
January 28, 2014
Vatican Radio

An old friend of the Radio, the author of countless reflections broadcast by the English Programme, a Benedictine intellectual who has given us guidance and help in understanding the Scriptures over and over again, Father Timothy was back in Rome for meetings and found time to update us on new developments in his life and work. Read more...

Local Features
Benedictine’s Center for Lifelong Learning fulfilling community needs
NCTV-17

Distinguished Naperville resident Bev Patterson Frier cites the benefits of Benedictine University’s Center for Lifelong Learning during an interview with NCTV-17. Read more...

Festival of Asia to transform Benedictine University in Lisle
January 29, 2014
PlanItLife.com

Authentic cuisine and dancing will highlight Benedictine University’s seventh annual Festival of Asia, timed to celebrate the imminent Chinese New Year. It takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, in Lisle. Read more...

Hundreds gather in DuPage to remember King's work
January 20, 2014
Chicago Tribune

As the country paused to honor the work of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Timothy Goodly said the holiday is also about recognizing the everyday heroes he continues to inspire even decades later. Read more...

Festival of Asia brings in Chinese New Year, highlights students' culture
January 14, 2014
Daily Herald

Chinese students studying at Lisle's Benedictine University won't have time to travel 7,000 miles to enjoy the Chinese New Year, their country's biggest celebration. Read more...

Benedictine's new Global College reflects emphasis on international students
October 16, 2013
Daily Herald

Alan Gorr, dean of Benedictine University's new Global College, was in China this summer to interview incoming students for the master of public health program Benedictine has started to offer in northeast China. Read more...

Benedictine University at Mesa

National Features
Facebook Stalking Before a Date? You Might Want to Reconsider.

August 11, 2014
USA Today

We’ve all experienced first date jitters and we all have our own rituals of mitigating them. But, according to researchers at Benedictine University at Mesa, Facebook stalking your date should not be one of them. Read more...

The Next Destination for Liberal-Arts Education Is ... Arizona?

January 29, 2014
The Atlantic Cities

MESA, Ariz.—There was a time when Lesly Herrera, 18, dreamed of going to college out of state. As the first member of her family to pursue a bachelor's degree, she knew she wanted a school that offered small class sizes and personal attention, but she also wanted the full college experience. Read more...

Local Features
Three Area Golfers First to Sign with Benedictine

August 12, 2014
Ahwatukee Foothills News

One of the great debates in sports is where does success lie: a core of veterans with a few rookies sprinkled in, or a team of rookies led by just a handful of seasoned vets. Read more...

College Landscape Changes for the Better

August 12, 2014
Ahwatukee Foothills News

The recent growth in college athletics in the Phoenix area has been a blessing. Read more...

BenU at Mesa offers new degree completion award

July 18, 2014
The Catholic Sun

Benedictine University at Mesa believes that while it is important to attend college, it is imperative students continue their studies and earn degrees that prepare them for success in the workplace and in life. In keeping with its promise to provide students an affordable and attainable values-based education, the University has established the Benedictine Promise Award. Read more...

Mesa's downtown colleges confident about future

May 21, 2014
AZ Central

Although one of five small liberal-arts branch colleges recruited to downtown Mesa has closed because of low enrollment, another expects its enrollment to more than triple next year. The other three say they are committed to Mesa for the long term. Read more...

BenU Mesa students finish first year at East Valley campus

May 14, 2014
The Catholic Sun

The mess of light rail construction still takes over downtown, but a growing presence of college students is also becoming part of the landscape. Benedictine University's only U.S. campus outside of Illinois wrapped up its first year May 11. Read more...

Benedictine University at Mesa welcomes many first generation students

January 14, 2014
ABC 15 News

Started by a handful of Benedictine monks in 1887, Lisle, Illinois-based Benedictine University now serves nearly 10,000 students of all races, nationalities and religions. Read more...

Catholic universities ‘come from the heart of the Church’

September 17, 2013
The Catholic Sun

The Catholic Church has had a profound connection with the concept of higher education in the pursuit of truth, dating back a millennium to the founding of the first universities in Europe. Read more...

Benedictine opens with 90-plus students enrolled

September 6, 2013
East Valley Tribune

The newly opened Benedictine University in Mesa started classes the day after Labor Day with a touch more than 90 students enrolled. Read more...

College students join eucharistic procession into BenU’s first Mass

September 6, 2013
The Catholic Sun

MESA — Scorching triple-digit temperatures didn’t deter young adults from making history this week. They labeled themselves a downtown college’s first students and they clearly labeled themselves Catholic. Read more...

Bishop Olmsted at Benedictine University at Mesa Aug. 27

August 29, 2013
Arizona Newszap

Phoenix Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted, of the Roman Catholic Church, speaks at the Gillett Hall blessing and ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 27, 2013, at 225 E. Main St. Benedictine University at Mesa is the first four-year Catholic university in Arizona. Read more...

August 29, 2013 - Mesa Channel 11
Mesa's 5th new college, Benedictine U., blesses, opens downtown campus
August 28, 2013
East Valley Tribune

A crowd of more than 250 gathered in downtown Mesa Tuesday for a blessing and ribbon-cutting in the building that was once Mesa’s Southside Hospital and is now home to Arizona’s first Catholic university. Read more...

Benedictine University opens campus in Mesa, Ariz.
August 28, 2013
NAICU

Benedictine University, based in the Chicago suburbs, opened a new campus in Mesa, Ariz. Tuesday. The university's new branch is the first four-year Catholic university campus in Arizona. Read more...

Benedictine University opens campus in Mesa, Ariz.
August 28, 2013
SUBURBAN LIFE MEDIA

LISLE – Lisle-based Benedictine University opened a new campus in Mesa, Ariz. Tuesday. The university's new branch is the first four-year Catholic university campus in Arizona. New students, educators, spiritual leaders and city and university representatives on Tuesday attended the blessing and ribbon-cutting of Gillett Hall, Benedictine’s academic building in downtown Mesa. Read more...

Benedictine at Mesa students eager to create tradition
August 27, 2013
AZCentral.com

Their dorm rooms are in a hotel, and the school mascot has not been chosen yet. But the lack of tradition at the new Benedictine University at Mesa is exactly why Jennifer Valdez of Avondale chose to become part of the first class at the downtown Mesa branch college. Read more...

Benedictine University celebrates historic opening at Mesa campus
August 27, 2013
The Catholic Sun

MESA — Catholic and civil leaders applauded the opening of the state’s newest four-year university today. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted joined city leaders and presidents of both Benedictine University campuses for a ceremonial ribbon cutting Aug. 27 outside of Gillett Hall, 225 E. Main Street. Read more...

Benedictine students ready for class in Mesa
August 11, 2013
The Catholic Sun

MESA — Benedictine University at Mesa is poised to bloom alongside the city’s revitalization efforts as campus life emerges the week of Aug. 26. Read more...

A new calling for 'Father Dan,' Benedictine University Mesa's new campus chaplain
August 4, 2013
East Valley Tribune

Like many college students, the Rev. Dan Vanyo stopped going to church as a young adult navigating life out on his own. Read more...

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