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April 2017

Included in this issue
  • Make sure your student’s health records are in good standing 
  • Next steps for students: Preparing for Commencement and interviews for careers/graduate school 
  • Registration reminders for the Fall 2017 Semester 
  • Deadlines for residence hall checkout 
  • Men’s basketball, track athletes receive postseason awards 
  • Upcoming Athletics home events

Luba Baranivsky
Assistant to the Vice President of Student Life
Parent Programs
(630) 829-6124

Make sure your student’s health records are in good standing

Student Health Services has a few reminders for students and parents as we enter the final months of the spring semester. 

  • Registration for the Fall 2017 Semester has begun.

  • Please check your Benedictine email and remind your student to check their accounts for health notices regarding health holds, which are applied when a student has not met the state’s immunization requirements. Health holds prevent students from registering for courses.

  • Student Health Services closes for the summer on Saturday, May 13. Please plan ahead and submit any missing health information to resolve any health holds prior to this date or update your tetanus booster vaccines, if needed.

  • You can print copies of immunization records at ben.edu by logging into MyBenU, clicking on “Campus Services,” then “Personal Information,” then “Immunizations.” Contact Student Health Services for assistance if you experience difficulties. Remember to turn off pop-up blockers. 

  • Encourage your student to participate in health education programming focusing on managing stress at the end of April.

Next steps for students: Preparing for Commencement and interviews for careers/graduate school

As students are busy preparing for final exams and class projects, the Academic and Career Enrichment Center (ACE) is getting ready to help them with their next steps, whether those include internships, full-time jobs or graduate school.

Thursday, April 6, is the annual Spring Graduation and Career Fair. All students who are graduating in May will want to stop by the second floor of the Krasa Center from 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. to pick up their cap and gown, obtain Commencement information, get a picture taken by a GradImages photographer and participate in other graduation-related preparation.

Students should contact the Office of Student Accounts at (630) 829-6501 prior to the fair to make sure all financial questions are answered regarding their accounts. The career fair portion of the event is open to all students and alumni from 11:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m., and will feature representatives from more than 40 employers who will discuss internship and full-time job opportunities in a variety of fields. Please remember to come prepared with revised résumés and wear professional attire. If you need to, please drop in during our walk-in hours to have your résumé critiqued by an ACE staff member before the event. You can check our walk-in schedule times here.

Networking events will be scheduled for all Benedictine students and alumni this spring. Be sure to check out ben.edu/ace for special presentations by guest employers through our Coffee House Networking Event Series. These are a great way to gain in-depth information on the opportunities available at a particular company, hiring practices and what hiring managers typically look for in a candidate. Networking is the key to professional success, so be sure to make time to attend these events.

We encourage students to make an appointment for a practice interview with a career advisor to strengthen their storytelling skills and best present their skills and strengths in advance of interviews for graduate school or potential employment.

Thank you and happy spring from all of us at ACE!

Parents interested in volunteering for Commencement, please contact Linda Owens at (630) 829-6123 or lowens@ben.edu.

Registration reminders for the Fall 2017 Semester

Students should take care of any holds on their accounts before Monday, April 3, so that they can be free to register for courses for the upcoming fall semester.

Types of holds and where to go for help: 

  • Health Services Hold: The Office of Health Services (Krasa Center, Room 116)  
  • Financial Hold: The Office of Student Accounts (Lownik Hall, Room 105) 
  • Library Hold: The Library (Kindlon Hall, Second Floor) 
  •  AD1 Hold: Meet with your academic advisor to discuss your class schedule (everyone will have this hold). 
For questions regarding your scholarships and loans, contact the Office of Financial Aid (Lownik Hall, First Floor). 

Fall 2017 Semester registration schedule:
 Seniors105+ earned credit hours 7:00 a.m. Monday, April 3 
 Seniors90+ earned credit hours 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 4 
 Juniors75+ earned credit hours 7:00 a.m. Thursday, April 6 
 Juniors60+ earned credit hours 7:00 a.m. Friday, April 7 
 Sophomores 45+ earned credit hours 7:00 a.m.  Monday, April 10 
 Sophomores 30+ earned credit hours  7:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 11 
 Freshman 15+ earned credit hours 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 12 
 Freshman0+ credit hours 7:00 a.m. Thursday, April 13 
 Student at Large 7:00 a.m. Monday, April 17 

Please note: 
  • Credit hour figures are based on credit hours earned and do not include credit hours in-progress. Class schedules and additional information will be posted on BenULive by Monday, March 27.
  • Students should schedule advising appointments with their academic advisor the week of March 27.

Deadlines for residence hall checkout

Please remember your student will need to check out of University residence halls 24 hours after they take their last final exam. However, if a student’s last final exam is on Friday, May 12, they will have to check out by 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 12. Students will be notified of checkout procedures. Not following proper checkout procedures can create financial and security issues for students.

Men’s basketball, track athletes receive postseason awards

Tahron Harvey, a graduate of Glenbard East, was named a D3hoops.com All-America selection. The senior averaged 18.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game while leading the Eagles to the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) regular-season and tournament titles. Benedictine lost in the first round of the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championships and finished with a record of 23-5.

Luther Newburn (Hillcrest H.S., Country Cub Hills, Ill.), Jalen Griffin (Elgin Larkin H.S., Elgin, Ill.), Jordan Johnson (Tucker H.S., Tucker, Ga.), Matt Fleming (Simeon H.S., Chicago, Ill.) and Roman Hill (Centralia H.S., Centralia, Ill.) were named All-Americans after competing at the NCAA Division III Men’s Indoor Track and Field Championships.  Benedictine, which won its second consecutive NACC indoor title earlier, finished 10th at the national meet.

Upcoming Athletics home events

April 1
Softball vs. Concordia Chicago (DH), 12:00 p.m.
Men’s volleyball vs. Lakeland, 1:00 p.m.

April 2
aseball vs Lakeland (DH), 1:00 p.m.
Women’s lacrosse vs. Northland, 1:00 p.m. 

April 5
Women’s lacrosse vs. Illinois Institute of Technology, 7:00 p.m. 

April 8
Track and Field Benedictine Duals (all day event)

April 9
Baseball vs. Marian (DH), 1:00 p.m.

April 12
Men’s lacrosse vs. Concordia Chicago, 7:00 p.m.  

April 14-15
Track and Field Benedictine Relays (all day event)

April 15
Softball vs. Wisconsin Lutheran (DH), 12:00 p.m.

April 17
Baseball vs. Aurora (DH), 1:00 p.m.

April 19
Women's lacrosse vs. Beloit College, 7:00 p.m.

April 22
Women's lacrosse vs. Wartburg, 1:00 p.m.

April 22
Softball vs. Marian (DH), 12:00 p.m.

April 23
Softball vs. Lakeland (DH), 12:00 p.m.

April 29
Softball vs. Dominican (DH), 12:00 p.m.

April 29
Men's lacrosse vs. Monmouth, 1:00 p.m.

April 30
Baseball vs. Rockford (DH), 1:00 p.m.

Parent & Family Engagement

Yvette Knox
Director of Parent & Family Engagement
(630) 829-1317

Lownik 202
5700 College Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.