Benedictine University is an inclusive academic community dedicated to teaching and learning, scholarship and service, truth and justice, as inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition, the social teaching of the Church, and the principles of wisdom in the Rule of St. Benedict.
Benedictine University aspires to be a thought leader in Catholic higher education. We seek to provide a transformative and integrative educational experience grounded in Benedictine values, helping students shape lives of meaning and purpose as engaged citizens who care for the earth, welcome people of diverse faiths and cultures, and promote the common good.
At Benedictine University, we have student-athletes, scholars, residents and commuters. A Benedictine student is unique from their academic major to their student organization involvement.
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Benedictine University provides opportunities for all students to participate in sports during their time at the University.
Benedictine University has welcomed international students since 1954. The International Center is a University office devoted to carrying out international educational opportunities for students from abroad and at home. Currently, the International Center welcomes students representing more than 15 countries.
Benedictine University offers a variety of student organizations and student groups opportunities for current students.
Date: October 23
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Goodwin Hall
Date: October 24
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Komechak Art Gallery (Kindlon 5th floor)
Event Sponsor: College of Liberal Arts
Contact: Ms. Lisa Brand (630) 829-6247 firstname.lastname@example.org
Benedictine's 2016 Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, Dr. Anita Perez Ferguson, served as the Director of the Hank Lacayo Institute for Workforce and Community Studies at California State University Channel Islands. Her doctoral research focus was the diversity and network profiles of Hispanics serving as Fortune 500 directors.
She is a former President of the National Women's Political Caucus, White House Liaison to the U.S. Department of Transportation, and Chair of the Inter-American Foundation. In conjunction with several international organizations, Perez Ferguson has trained women in leadership and political skills in the United States, Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Europe.
From 1996 to 1999, she was a weekly contributor to WAMC National Public Radio in New York. Her books include Women Seen and Heard and A Passion for Politics. She recently won special recognition from the Santa Barbara Writers Conference. Hispanic Business Magazine named her to its list of "The 100 Most Influential Hispanics in the United States."
The Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program, which is administered by the Council of Independent Colleges in Washington, D.C., brings prominent artists, diplomats, journalists, business leaders and other professionals to campuses across the United States for a weeklong residential program of classes, seminars, workshops, lectures and informal discussions.
Date: October 24
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Library - Kindlon Hall 2nd Floor
Event Sponsor: Benedictine University Library
Contact: Sarah Kurpiel (630) 829-6590 email@example.com
To celebrate Open Access Week, drop by the Library 2nd Floor on the Lisle campus on Monday, October 24 to make your own button using a Public Domain image or a custom design.
Date: October 25
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: KN 164
Contact: Dr. Jan Writer 630-829-6293 firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: October 25
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: KN 260