Community service, civic engagement can lead to extraordinary achievements

Community service, civic engagement can lead to extraordinary achievements
December 7, 2011

Phil Brozynski
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

Copy of WI_logo_K200Lisle, Illinois ~ Many students are taught to think critically – but they are not taught how to be less critical of others.

Most students are taught about life in an organized society – but they are not taught how to live in community.

All students are taught how heroes have sacrificed their lives to save those of others -- but few are taught how a simple act of volunteering can be equally heroic and make a significant difference in the lives of people.

The Women's Institute for Global Leadership at Benedictine University will present a professional development session, "Community Service and Social Responsibility," that will demonstrate the fundamental importance of moral and civic education and examine the various ways that extraordinary things can be accomplished through service learning, volunteering and community outreach.

The session will be held from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. or from 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10, at the Margaret and Harold Moser Center at 1832 Centre Point Circle in Naperville.

The session is part of the professional development series sponsored by the Women's Institute for Global Leadership at Benedictine University, which was established to provide women around the world access to unparalleled educational opportunities to grow, advance and lead while sustaining and expanding the gains they have already made in the workplace and society.

The Institute seeks to cultivate an appreciation of the distinctive needs and matters concerning women; empower women with academic, practical and inspirational knowledge and understanding; foster greater collaborative efforts among women worldwide; and advocate for women via executive sponsorships of students and Institute members.

The cost of the session is $50. For more information or to register, contact Sandra Houston at (630) 829-6126 or shouston@ben.edu.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.