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Homecoming 2020


Register HERE for Homecoming Events


During these unprecedented times Benedictine University is very concerned about the safety of our community. In keeping with that sentiment, the NACC has moved all of our Fall sporting events to the Spring. We will also be moving our in-person Homecoming celebration to the Spring as well. We do, however, have a slate of virtual events that will be held during our scheduled Homecoming week! All times are Central Standard Time.

Monday, October 12

7:00 p.m. College of Science – Evening with the Dean, William Law, Ph.D.
Dean Law will present an overview of the College of Science and then the Department Heads will host breakout sessions to discuss specific details of each department. Learn what is new to your program, alumni volunteer opportunities and student involvement opportunities.

7:00 p.m. Daniel L. Goodwin College of Business – Evening with the Dean, Darrell Radson, Ph.D.
Dean Radson will present an overview of the College of Business and then the Department Heads will host breakout sessions to discuss specific details of each department. Learn what is new to your program, alumni volunteer opportunities and student involvement opportunities.

Tuesday, October 13

7:30 p.m. Alumni Virtual Music Bingo
Test your music knowledge in this fun evening of Music Bingo.

Wednesday, October 14

7:00 p.m. College of Liberal Arts – Evening with the Dean, Joseph Incandela, Ph.D.
Dean Incandela will present an overview of the College of Liberal Arts and then the Department Heads will host breakout sessions to discuss specific details of each department. Learn what is new to your program, alumni volunteer opportunities and student involvement opportunities.

7:00 p.m. College of Education and Health Services – Evening with the Dean, Christopher Duffrin, Ph.D.
Dean Duffrin will present an overview of the College of Education and Health Services and then the Department Heads will host breakout sessions to discuss specific details of each department. Learn what is new to your program, alumni volunteer opportunities and student involvement opportunities.

7:00 p.m. Storytime with Ernie the Eagle and Rico the Redhawk
Join Ernie the Eagle, Benedictine University Lisle, IL campus mascot, and Rico the Redhawk, Benedictine University Mesa, AZ campus mascot, as they listen to bedtime stories read by Benedictine University students!

Thursday, October 15

7:30 p.m. Pivot Like a Pro: Job Search Tips from Rob Sullivan 
Watch the Pivot promotional video here

Join the Webinar via Zoom 
Passcode: FyR2^R
Or iPhone one-tap: US: +13126266799,,82007858379#,,,,,,0#,,508461# or +16465588656,,82007858379#,,,,,,0#,,508461#
Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 9128
Webinar ID: 820 0785 8379
Passcode: 508461

Rob Sullivan

A Chicago-based author, motivational speaker, career coach and corporate trainer.

Author of

“Getting Your Foot in the Door When You Don't Have a Leg to Stand On"

Virtual Keynote with Q&A Session

In our new COVID normal, there are so many people looking for positions. Whether you are a new graduate or a seasoned alumnus, these tips will help you with a first "real" job hunt or an unexpected search in these unprecedented times.

 

  • Program is free and open to the entire Benedictine community and the public as a part of our Homecoming 2020 Celebration - The One That Went Virtual!"
  • Be sure to pre-register and become entered into a drawing to win a copy of Sullivan's latest e-book!
  • Feel free to submit questions in advance for Rob to Melissa Mouhelis at mmouhelis@ben.edu

Register Here for Pivot Like a Pro: Job Search Tips from Rob Sullivan

Friday, October 16

7:00 p.m. Halloween Pumpkin Carving Demonstration and Homecoming Cocktail Demonstration
Have fun learning from our BenUEats staff! First you will get step by step directions on carving a super great Jack-o-lantern!!! Then learn to make the perfect Homecoming drink from our own mixologist!

BenUeats: Prickly Pear Margarita: https://vimeo.com/468723688/c798b2fc13

BenUeats: Spicy Smoked Margarita: https://vimeo.com/468724344/adcb2c59d8

BenUeats: Pumpkin Carving 101: https://vimeo.com/468724996/d8563d957c

Saturday, October 17

10:00 a.m. Homecoming Virtual 5K with all proceeds going to the Mission Fund
20/runner and $15/student
Participate in the BenU Homecoming 5K and support the Mission Fund! You will run your own 5K and click here to send your time to Deb Cagle  Winners will be announced at the virtual Tailgating Party.

11:00 a.m. CDT/9:00 a.m. MST. - Virtual Commencement Mass
Join us via Zoom as we celebrate our newest alumni!

12:30 p.m. Virtual Tailgating Party – Sign up to join the Decorating Contest!
Decorate your tailgate area and the most BenU spirited tailgate will be the winner!
Different category for Alumni and Students. Announcement of winners of the 5K and hear from our student athletes – get a preview of our first ever Spring Football season.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://benu.zoom.us/j/85850419319?pwd=alJMVWtCcGRXZHRDby9PdUNWYUNPQT09

Meeting ID: 858 5041 9319
Passcode: u79%AW
One tap mobile
+13126266799,,85850419319#,,,,,,0#,,812623# US (Chicago)
+16465588656,,85850419319#,,,,,,0#,,812623# US (New York)

Meeting ID: 858 5041 9319
Passcode: 812623

Sunday, October 18

1:00 p.m. - Benedictine University 2020 Global Virtual Commencement Ceremony
Congratulations December 2019, March, May and August 2020 Graduates! 
Please visit the Commencement website for the most current information and a link to view the ceremony.

6:00 p.m. CST - Virtual Mass
Virtual mass link

 

BenU Mask

Show your school spirit with your BenU face mask! Purchase yours here and support the Mission Fund.
 



Golden Eagles Celebration!
50th Year Reunion for the Class of 1970

Calling all members of the class of 1970!

Details to follow!

Highlights from the class of 1969
 

Would you like to join the planning committee for your reunion festivities?
Contact J.P. Bradley, Director of Alumni Relations
at jbradley@ben.edu or (630) 829-6077
to volunteer today!


BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY
HOMECOMING 2019

 

Thank you for coming home Eagles!

We had a blast celebrating with you during Homecoming 2019!
Below please find some photos from the weekend!

 

 

For more photos and video from the weekend, please
visit our Benedictine University Alumni Facebook Page.

 

 

HCCollage
Through the Alumni Lens

Ronald C. Hume, '69

Victor G. Chavez, B.B.A.'17

 

Office of Alumni Relations

Jon-Pierre Bradley, Ed.D.
Director of Alumni Relations
Phone: (630) 829-6077
E-mail: jbradley@ben.edu