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BenU Mesa utilizing strategy game to develop business students

December 15, 2017
The Business Strategy Game is teaching business students the fine points of strategic management.

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Benedictine awards associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral degrees to graduates

December 6, 2017
Benedictine University announced that it has awarded Associate of Arts (A.A.), Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degrees to students who completed...

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BenU announces its Summer 2017 Dean’s, Recognized Lists

November 27, 2017
Benedictine University proudly announces 58 students were named to the Summer 2017 Dean’s List and 477 students were named to the Dean’s Recognized List.

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BenU Mesa student receives NABA sponsorship

November 8, 2017

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Benedictine University Mesa faculty member lands $25K grant to help clean up Mesa

October 13, 2017
Allison Boley’s Mesa team of the nonprofit Arizona Sustainability Alliance (ASA) is among 40 groups that won a $25,000 State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant in September.

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Benedictine University Mesa to host Ibero-American Cinema Festival for local community

October 11, 2017
Benedictine University Mesa will host the Cine del Sur/Cine do Sul Ibero-American Cinema Festival in conjunction with the Pragda Spanish Film Club November 2-4.

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Benedictine University President re-appointed through 2022

October 4, 2017
The Benedictine University Board of Trustees recently approved the re-appointment of Michael S. Brophy, Ph.D., M.F.A., as president of Benedictine University through 2022, citing the impact he has made on...

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Two new members join Benedictine University Mesa faculty for 2017-18 academic year

September 7, 2017
Two new members have joined the faculty at Benedictine University Mesa for the 2017-18 academic year.

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Benedictine responds to DACA announcement

September 5, 2017
On Tuesday, September 5, the Trump administration announced the end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) – a program that had protected from deportation nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants...

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Seventy-one graduates inducted into BenU's Sigma Beta Delta chapter

July 10, 2017
This year, Benedictine University inducted 71 graduate students from the College of Business into the University’s Sigma Beta Delta chapter.

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BenU at Mesa reaches landmark with first four-year graduating class, continues to grow to serve area

June 12, 2017
Benedictine University at Mesa marked yet another significant milestone for the branch campus in May when it sent off its first four-year graduating class on Saturday, May 20.

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Mesa launches new student clubs

May 22, 2017
BenU at Mesa students formed two new student groups this spring, a Campus Choir and the Hispanic Student Association, to offer new opportunities for activities that further student engagement on...

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BenU at Mesa Commencement ceremony marks a new beginning for more than 140 students

May 22, 2017
Daniel F. Rigby, founder of Human Resource Management Systems LLC, and a member of the Benedictine University Board of Trustees, was the keynote speaker at Benedictine University at Mesa’s Third...

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Improved debt rating, new leadership, accreditation, transfer-friendly programs point to bright future at Benedictine

May 9, 2017
Reflecting the upward direction of the University was the recent decision by S&P Global Ratings to revise its outlook to “stable” on the Illinois Finance Authority’s existing revenue debt issued...

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BenU at Mesa Commencement ceremony honors school’s first four-year graduates

May 8, 2017
Daniel F. Rigby, founder of Human Resource Management Systems LLC, and a member of the Benedictine University Board of Trustees, will address graduates at Benedictine University at Mesa’s Third Baccalaureate...

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New advisory group helps Benedictine shape vision of future

April 12, 2017
National CEOs, presidents and city leaders are among the committee members who volunteered for a new community advisory group to Benedictine University.

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Benedictine selects Paula Norby as dean of Mesa branch campus

April 12, 2017
Benedictine University has tapped Paula Norby, Ed.D., to lead the University’s Mesa branch campus as dean.

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BenU, Catholic Charities partner to provide more educational opportunities

April 6, 2017
Benedictine University has entered into an education alliance with Catholic Charities Community Services of Arizona to provide professional development opportunities in the workplace. The alliance will provide a partnership tuition...

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Benedictine University announces its Fall 2016 Dean’s, Recognized Lists

March 13, 2017
Benedictine University proudly announces that 824 students were named to the Fall 2016 Dean’s List and 221 students were named to the Dean’s Recognized List.

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Historic hotel transformed into residence hall opens to BenU at Mesa students

February 8, 2017
Benedictine University at Mesa officially opened the doors to its first residence hall on Tuesday, breathing new life into downtown Mesa and the former Alhambra Hotel located at 43 S....

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BenU at Mesa students gain career experience through internships, networking, programs and projects

January 26, 2017
Benedictine University at Mesa students are strengthening their resumes with several new opportunities for professional development and experiential learning.

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Upcoming Events

Edible Book Fest
Mesa Branch Campus
Event Details

Edible Book Fest

Date: April 09

Time: All Day

Campus: Mesa

Location: BenU Mesa

Contact: Janet Forde    (480) 878-7514

Event Description:

Create a food dish based on your favorite book!


Judging will be at 12:00 p.m. in the South Lobby on April 9. Entries should be made from foodish materials, but don’t have to be edible at the time of judgement.


Ideas abound on Google and Pintrest.

Admitted Student Day
Mesa Branch Campus
9:30 AM - 1:45 PM
Event Details

Admitted Student Day

Date: April 13

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:45 PM

Campus: Mesa

Location: Benedictine University Mesa

Contact: Doug Potter | Gianne Francisco    (480) 878-6709 | (602) 888-5508 |

Event Description:


9:00 a.m. – Check-in

9:30 a.m. – Welcome

  • Introduction to teams and team leaders
  • Next steps


10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m. – Meet with Faculty and Advisors

  • General education requirement
  • Academic programs
  • Placement test
  • Faculty introductions


10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. – Meet with Student Services and Support Staff


Rotation 1 - 10:45 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.

  • Career Services – Shay Masterson, Career Success Coordinator


Rotation 2 - 11:05 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.

  • Financial Aid – Louise Capellan-Adams, Financial Aid Counselor


Rotation 3 - 11:25 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.


  • Student Life- Rob Curtis, Director of Campus Ministry
  • Kevin Broeckling, Executive Vice President
  • Janet Forde, Branch Director, Mesa Campus

12:00 p.m. – Lunch

12:30 p.m. – Campus tour / tour of Downtown Mesa and scavenger hunt (optional)


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