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.
Fall 2016 Community Symposium:
Risk and Resilience in Adolescence
A community forum presented by
Benedictine University's College of Education and Health Services
Thursday, October 27, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Goodwin Hall, Room 411
The event is free and open to the public.
Benedictine University is privileged to welcome Dawn Bounds, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Community, Systems and Mental Health Nursing at the Rush University College of Nursing, as the speaker for the Fall 2016 Community Symposium.
Dr. Bounds will discuss adolescent behaviors related to threats and disorders, challenges, trauma and its effect on the brain, and promoting resilience.
Her research interests include commercial sexual exploitation, the psycho-neuro-immunological impact of complex trauma and the link between trauma and juvenile justice.
Dr. Bounds is also a certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, author and co-project director of the Dedicated African-American Dad Study, and has presented widely on topics of mental health, equity and commercial sexual exploitation.
For more information, contact Sunil Chand at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 829-1930.
Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows Public Lecture Series: "The Inconsolable Voter"
“The Inconsolable Voter” How do our constitutional freedoms and the state of our public discourse have an impact on our expectations of and participation in civic life?
Free and open to the public.
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.
Resume submission time frame: October 10, 2016 through October 21, 2016 Campus interview date: October 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Position title: Customer Support Analyst
TriZetto provides world-class information technology solutions to make better healthcare happen. TriZetto’s world-class technology products, in combination with Cognizant’s consulting, IT and business process services at scale dramatically simplifies the deployment and adoption of technology and improves operations—helping to reengineer the business of healthcare today, while reimagining it for tomorrow. This company will be on campus conducting interviews on October 27 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm for Customer Support Analyst. All majors are welcome to apply. To be considered email your resumes to Melissa Mouhelis at email@example.com. by October 21st. Please put "TriZetto" in the subject line of the email. See this link for the job description. Interviewing schedule is as follows:
Event Description: The College of Science will host two panel discussions this semester for freshmen and transfer students. Professionals from the field will join us to talk about their careers in the sciences, how they got where they are, and what advice they have for students. See information below about the guest panelists! Come hungry – free pizza will be provided!
The panelists for the Thursday, October 27th session include:
• Jocile Barbieri (Physical Therapist and Orthopedic Clinical Specialist at Edward Hospital)
• Jim Fedinec (Medical director of the emergency room at Valley West Hospital)
• Ana Kiricova (Business Development Executive at Argonne National Laboratory)
• Krystian Link (Senior Product Development Engineer at Navistar Inc.)
• Nicholas Scipione (Science teacher and Department Chair at Glenbard East High School)
The panelists for the Tuesday, November 15th session include:
Keoki Burton (Marine Biologist at Shedd Aquarium)
Krystian Link (Senior Product Development Engineer at Navistar Inc.)
Eryn Pondo (Forensic Scientist in the controlled substances unit at DuPage County Sheriff Crime Lab)
Sarah Porod (Math Teacher at Hinsdale Central High School)
Maryam Zafar (Catastrophe Modeling and Analytics Analyst at Allstate Insurance Company)