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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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Benedictine striving to make school even more “transfer friendly”

May 22, 2017
Through the collaborative efforts of academic and administrative areas, Benedictine is implementing more “transfer student-friendly” processes and procedures. These initiatives focus on making it even easier for students to transfer...

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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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Training real-life heroes

May 19, 2017
Jason Ferguson, M.P.H.'03, C00, Health Science, came to Benedictine University because he wanted more than a career – he wanted to make an impact.

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NASA leader's accomplishments advance exploration beyond Earth

May 15, 2017
Richard Vondrak, Ph.D., has overseen many pivotal advancements in space exploration throughout his career — from the study of Earth’s magnetic field and the creation of NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter...

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Benedictine University at Springfield honors graduates at Commencement ceremonies

May 15, 2017
Springfield, Ill. ~ Seventy-five students were presented either associate or bachelor’s degrees and 70 were awarded either master’s or doctoral degrees Sunday during Benedictine University at Springfield’s 2017 Commencement Convocation...

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BenU honors graduates at 127th Commencement Convocation

May 15, 2017
Benedictine University celebrated the achievements of 545 graduates who participated in the 127th Commencement Convocation on Saturday, May 13, at the Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex.

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Alumnus' career focus on public service, greater good

May 9, 2017
In just four years after graduating from Benedictine, Tyler Marcum, C13, Political Science, has put his degree into action.

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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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Former Olympian and Clinical Exercise Physiology test subject gives back to Benedictine

May 2, 2017
When former Olympian and Pan American gold medal cyclist Tom Doughty made the decision to re-enter the world of competitive cycling, he reached out to Benedictine for help getting back...

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Former CIA agent to Benedictine: Assassinations, war and subterfuge have shaped the Middle East

April 28, 2017
Robert Baer, who once plotted to assassinate Saddam Hussein, shared captivating narratives of his 40-year career as an intelligence and security expert

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Passion for seeking truth sparked alumna's journalism career

April 21, 2017
Like many journalists of her generation, Linda Polach, C73, English, can pinpoint the moment when she saw working in the news business not just as a career, but as a...

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Benedictine faculty teaching students, staff in Vietnam

April 19, 2017
Benedictine faculty members John Snyder, an instructor in the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Business, and Ovid Wong, Ph.D., associate professor of Teacher Education Preparation, traveled to Binh Duong University...

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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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Experts to dissect 30 years of noted Organization Development research at Benedictine event

April 11, 2017
Two recognized leaders in organization development (OD), Richard W. Woodman, Ph.D., and William Pasmore, Ph.D., will reflect on more than 30 years of research in the field known for examining...

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BenU presents reading of play dramatizing challenges faced by Muslim-Americans

April 7, 2017
Jamil Khoury, playwright, filmmaker and founding artistic director of the live theater and online video production company Silk Road Rising, is Benedictine's Spring 2017 artist-in-residence.

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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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For two young alumni, BenU bond is key to happiness

April 5, 2017
Adam and Haley Gantt gained more than an education from Benedictine – they gained each other.

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BenU's Values-Driven Leadership program ranked No. 1 in HR.com's LEAD Awards

March 31, 2017
Benedictine University's Ph.D./D.B.A. in Values-Driven Leadership Program was recognized as a Top 10 Ph.D. program in HR.com’s 2017 LEAD Awards.

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Benedictine names Edward G. Robinson new VP of Admissions and Financial Aid

March 30, 2017
Benedictine University has selected Edward G. Robinson to oversee the University’s traditional undergraduate recruiting and enrollment functions as vice president of Admissions and Financial Aid.

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Artist-in-Residence program continues to expand students' creative palettes

March 29, 2017
At Benedictine, we have been fortunate to find ways to keep the arts alive and well.

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New master’s program prepares students to assume role of effective, ethical leaders

March 23, 2017
Leadership decisions made in the workplace shape the lives of individuals, economies and the world more than any other single institution. Increasingly, smart business leaders are leveraging social, ethical and...

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Former CIA officer to discuss national security, global terrorism at Benedictine

March 17, 2017
Author and former Central Intelligence Agency officer Robert Baer will present "National Security and Global Terrorism in the 21st Center," as part of the Center for Civic Leadership Series on...

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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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New master's program prepares students for careers in research, health professions

March 10, 2017
Benedictine University's new Master of Science (M.S.) in Integrative Physiology program is a one-year graduate degree program designed for graduates of bachelor's degree programs in health and biological sciences who...

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Embedded reporter gives Benedictine audience latest scoop on Islamic State

March 10, 2017
New York Times foreign correspondent Rukmini Callimachi took students and community members to the front lines of the war against the Islamic State group (ISIS), revealing exclusive developments about the...

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Benedictine Social Justice Teach-In brings identity, racial issues to forefront

March 9, 2017
Benedictine University held an all-day "Teach-In on Social Justice and Race" to put into action one of the University's core values which is to engage in dialogue with others.

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Retired U.S. Air Force colonel, alumnus to give BenU Commencement address

March 1, 2017
Lee DeRemer, Ph.D., a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, will address graduates at Benedictine University’s 127th Commencement Convocation on Saturday, May 13.

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Psychology program preps grads for diverse career paths both inside and outside field

February 28, 2017
Benedictine’s Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program provides students with a strong foundation in the biological, cognitive, social and emotional underpinnings of human behavior.

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New York Times foreign correspondent to discuss overseas terror organizations

February 24, 2017
Rukmini Callimachi, a foreign correspondent for The New York Times and The Associated Press, will present “Not Such Lonely Wolves: How ISIS Remote Controls Attacks” as part of the Center...

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Jancek's robot will go where no autonomous Kinect® robot has gone before – into the sunlight

February 23, 2017
Jakub Jancek didn't like computers when he was in high school. Now he can hardly imagine doing anything else.

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Campus Ministry about focusing on the greater good

February 20, 2017
It should come as no surprise that Benedictine’s Campus Ministry is among the liveliest and most spirited areas on campus. That’s because it’s a ministry on a Catholic campus that...

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Lecture examines Catholic Worker movement founder and her conversion

February 17, 2017
Peace activist, oral historian and author Rosalie G. Riegle will discuss Catholic Worker movement co-founder Dorothy Day and the foundation of her Catholicism at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 2,...

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BenU president's "Night for Day: The XP Story" sheds light on rare genetic disorder

February 16, 2017
In his 2005 film “Night for Day: The XP Story,” Benedictine University President Michael S. Brophy, Ph.D., M.F.A., an award-winning writer and director, examines the dramatic and unusual ways patients...

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Benedictine selects James Payne as new Provost

February 15, 2017
Benedictine University has chosen James E. Payne, Ph.D., as its next chief academic officer.

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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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Alumnus' record of giving adds up

January 26, 2017
Ben Pounds, C84, is laying the groundwork for future generations of Benedictine students to take on challenges through his long-term support of his alma mater.

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BenU alumna, first woman to kick field goal in indoor football going strong

January 26, 2017
Sometimes when you take a friend up on a double-dog dare, extraordinary things can happen. For Julie Harshbarger, C08, the dare has led to a professional career on the gridiron...

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Power of love extolled in Benedictine University breakfast honoring King

January 16, 2017
Ernest E. Gibson, Ph.D., provided a summary of his lifetime in civil service to more than 700 guests as the featured speaker at the 22nd Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther...

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Entrepreneur, motivational speaker Bill Rancic to share business lessons at BenU

January 13, 2017
Bill Rancic, a successful entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker, will be at Benedictine University on Wednesday, February 8, at 7:00 p.m. in the Goodwin Hall Auditorium as part of the...

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BenU encourages community to participate in Day of Service for King holiday

January 13, 2017
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an influential civil rights leader who had a remarkable impact on race relations in America. Benedictine University has planned several community service projects...

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Goodwin College of Business prepares students for first steps into business world

January 9, 2017
Bridging the "college to career" gap is the goal of a new "Personal Branding for Business" initiative pioneered by the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Business in collaboration with the...

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