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Maaliki-Maye helps young people who have an eye to the future

December 21, 2011
Benedictine’s Alternative Certification Program provides an eight-week intensive summer training program with an individualized mentor who guides students toward teaching success. Graduates earn an initial teaching certificate and a paid...

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Panel discussion focuses on how women can help other women achieve, succeed

December 21, 2011
The Women’s Institute for Global Leadership at Benedictine University and Women in the NAACP will present “Where Do We Go from Here: A Collaborative Effort to Advance Women of Color...

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Benedictine ranked safest campus in Illinois among four-year institutions

December 9, 2011
StateUniversity.com, a leading website for college information, has released a new ranking of the safest colleges and universities in the United States. Benedictine University was ranked 34th in the nation...

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Benedictine University, COD partner to offer B.A. in Management at COD

December 9, 2011
College of DuPage and Benedictine University signed three 3+1 agreements that enable Accounting, Management and Marketing students to earn a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Management from Benedictine University...

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Community service, civic engagement can lead to extraordinary achievements

December 7, 2011
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...

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“When did it become radical to believe everybody has a right to eat?” – Fr. Pfleger

December 5, 2011
A celebrated civil rights activist who was invited to speak at the funeral service for Coretta Scott King, Fr. Pfleger talked about poverty, the absence of jobs and the lack...

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Student Senate gives students a voice while serving community needs

November 30, 2011
Serving as a liaison between the student body and the administration, the Student Senate is a powerful influence on campus. It seeks to enhance the school’s cultural and social environment,...

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Spend a morning with Santa and his helpers at Benedictine’s “Breakfast”

November 22, 2011
The Benedictine University Student Senate is sponsoring “Breakfast with Santa Claus” for children of all ages at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 17 on the second floor of the Krasa...

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Tellabs helps Center for Values-Driven Leadership launch revolution in responsible business

November 22, 2011
Lisle, Illinois ~ Benedictine University’s Center for Values-Driven Leadership (CVDL) received a $25,000 grant from the Tellabs Foundation this month, the final installment of a $75,000 pledge the foundation made...

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Survey finds clear message: Occupy protestors unhappy with Obama, want gay marriage, more taxes for the rich

November 21, 2011
Survey finds clear message: Occupy protestors unhappy with Obama, want gay marriage, more taxes for the rich

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Fr. Pfleger brings his message of social justice to Benedictine

November 9, 2011
Fr. Pfleger brings his message of social justice to Benedictine

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Teaching may be no garden party for some, but it’s growing on Hanke

November 8, 2011
Benedictine’s Alternative Certification Program provides an eight-week intensive summer training program with an individualized mentor who guides students toward teaching success. Graduates earn an initial teaching certificate and a paid...

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Graduate programs open door to better opportunities for Green, Davis

November 8, 2011
Benedictine University’s graduate programs provide more than just an education. Our faculty offer experience, support, advice and mentoring that can make a difference whether someone is looking for a new...

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$6.7 million Rice Center project draws universal raves at open house

October 31, 2011
Rice Center project

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Interfaith Youth Core founder to speak about uniting to serve common good

October 25, 2011
Eboo Patel, a Chicago native and University of Illinois graduate, will address the topic of “Acts of Faith: Interfaith Leadership in a Time of Global Religious Crisis” at 7:30 p.m....

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Benedictine ranked among top 20 percent of universities nationwide

October 24, 2011
Benedictine University is ranked among the top 20 percent of colleges and universities in the United States in the third annual ranking of “America’s Best College’s” by Forbes magazine.

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Free college tuition boosts future outlook for 40 unemployed students

October 24, 2011
Brimming with new confidence, 40 nontraditional students began their journey toward earning academic degrees aimed at ending years of unemployment. Participating in Benedictine University’s “Illinois Back to Work” free tuition program,...

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Ghostlore expert to share stories of local hauntings at Benedictine

October 13, 2011
American Archives Month events at the Benedictine library begin at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19 with a presentation on the haunted history of the University and the Chicago area...

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Davis urges women to maintain sense of humor, trust their gut instincts

October 11, 2011
The Women’s Leadership Summit is a regional conference to address the issues of working women. The event includes nationally-recognized female executive leaders speaking on topics such as financial literacy, work/life...

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Interested in how to use your computer? Curious about famous battles? Dreams?

October 11, 2011
The Center for Lifelong Learning at Benedictine University’s Moser College of Adult and Professional Studies - which offers non-credit courses of interest for adults ages 55 and over - is...

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Your indoor plants won’t grow? Get some tips, and lunch, on us

October 11, 2011
Hasnija Hadzic, service operations manager for Ambius, the largest interior landscaping company in North America, will be the featured speaker during “Lunch with Landscapers” from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Friday,...

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Benedictine receives third EUDL grant to help combat underage drinking

October 11, 2011
The Benedictine University Police Department has been awarded a third grant by the Illinois Department of Human Services to combat underage alcohol use and impaired driving on campus. The grant...

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“Advent at the Abbey” celebrates the devotion to prayer

October 11, 2011
Benedictine University and St. Procopius Abbey invite the public to attend “Advent at the Abbey” from 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 10.

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Want to know the real story behind all those creepy Halloween critters?

October 11, 2011
The Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum at Benedictine University will present “Creepy Critters” at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 22. While seated around a campfire in the University quad, kids young and...

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Social media can be a powerful asset in the search for employment

October 6, 2011
The Offices of Career Development and Alumni Relations at Benedictine University will present a “Developing Your Employment Toolbox” workshop for jobseekers at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19 on the...

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Open house events make learning about Benedictine easy, convenient

October 6, 2011
High school students, the friends and parents can check out Benedictine University during Fall Open House from 12:00-3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 6, 2011 in the Krasa Student Center.

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Benedictine University partners with ICC to offer Criminal Justice program

October 5, 2011
All Benedictine classes are held on the ICC campus at 1 College Drive, East Peoria. Criminal Justice classes are offered in the traditional, 16-week format or in an accelerated format...

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Benedictine invites one and all to celebrate “A Storybook Affair”

October 3, 2011
Benedictine alumni, students and members of the community are invited to enjoy the festivities when the University celebrates Homecoming 2011 on Friday-Sunday, October 7-9. The theme of this year’s event...

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IBM executive, visiting scholar to talk about leadership in a global world

September 28, 2011
Benedictine University will host Michael Markovits, Vice President of Business and Technical Leadership at IBM, for a series of lectures and meetings with students and faculty as part of the...

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”Capitalism at the Crossroads” author to address CVDL executive roundtable

September 28, 2011
Stuart L. Hart, Ph.D., business sustainability pioneer and author of “Capitalism at the Crossroads,” will be the keynote speaker at the next Senior Executive Roundtable, “Creating Sustainable Value,” hosted by...

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Super Committee spending cuts will affect younger, older Americans

September 26, 2011
The expected federal spending cuts in areas such as student loans, Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security will affect younger and older citizens disproportionately. How will the average citizen know which...

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Free college tuition boosts future outlook for 40 unemployed students

September 19, 2011
By the time these 40 students graduate, assuming all applicable financial aid remains constant, the University will have given away nearly $1 million in free tuition.

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What role does religion play in politics and the 2012 election?

September 19, 2011
David Campbell, Ph.D., a leading American scholar in the field of religion and politics, will discuss his new book, “American Grace: How Religion Unites and Divides Us,” co-authored with Robert...

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What role does social media play in fomenting student activism?

September 14, 2011
What role does social media play in fomenting student activism?

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Three top executives will be featured at annual Women’s Leadership Summit

September 14, 2011
Three top executives will be featured at annual Women’s Leadership Summit

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‘Grumbling’ award-winning author, editor speaks as part of visiting scholar series

September 14, 2011
‘Grumbling’ award-winning author, editor speaks as part of visiting scholar series

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Want to survive the stock market? Learn about Lincoln?

September 9, 2011
The Center for Lifelong Learning at Benedictine University’s Moser College of Adult and Professional Studies – which offers non-credit courses of interest for adult age 55 and over – is...

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Putting aside the war for a few hours to learn how to make the world better

September 2, 2011
Joe Ricciardi was responsible for ensuring that people and material were transported safely through some of the toughest terrain in the world. He had 1,000 highly-trained, highly-motivated personnel at his...

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Fifteen new faculty members include visionary leaders, experienced scholars

September 2, 2011
"We are excited to have these outstanding new faculty members join our academic community,” said Donald Taylor, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Benedictine. “All new hires...

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Public invited to commemorate “A Day of Remembering…” at Benedictine

August 31, 2011
“A Day of Remembering, Healing and Forgiving” will be held beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13 in the “Quad” area bordered by Jaeger, Krasa, Lownik and Kindlon Halls...

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Ordinary people can achieve great things, says organizational expert

August 31, 2011
Geoff Bellman will present “Extraordinary Groups: How Ordinary Teams Achieve Amazing Results” from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, on the second floor of the Krasa Student Center at...

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Benedictine awards associate, bachelor’s, master’s degrees to May graduates

August 30, 2011
Lisle, Illinois ~ 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...

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Two Benedictine students awarded scholarships by Chinese government

August 24, 2011
Kathleen Thomas of Plainfield and Jasmine Ni of Richmond, Ohio, have been awarded full scholarships by the Chinese Government to study Chinese language and culture at a prestigious Chinese university...

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Program prepares college students to deal with disasters, terrorism

August 17, 2011
The Campus Community Emergency Response Team (C-CERT) program is designed to prepare students to help themselves, their family, friends and neighbors in the event of a disaster. Students can save...

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Interested in American government? Dreams? Writing? Classes forming now

August 12, 2011
Lisle, Illinois ~ Want to learn the meaning of dreams? Exercise your creative talents through writing? How to make money in the stock market during these challenging times?

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Benedictine receives second EUDL grant to combat underage drinking

August 12, 2011
As part of its ongoing effort to keep students, the community and the campus safe, the Benedictine University Police Department sought and was awarded a second $5,000 grant by the...

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Open house events make learning about Benedictine easy, convenient

August 5, 2011
High school and transfer students interested in science can attend the Benedictine University College of Science Open House from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 1 at the Krasa Center.

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Benedictine extends deadline for “Illinois Back to Work” registration

August 5, 2011
Illinois residents 25 years of age and older who have been unemployed for at least 18 months and have not already earned a bachelor’s degree may qualify for Benedictine University’s...

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Kids learn respect, physical fitness and self-defense at Junior Police Academy

August 1, 2011
Three days a week, day campers ages 6-12 attend the Junior Police Academy at Benedictine University. The academy is the brainchild of Benedictine Police Officer Lloyd Popp, who had served...

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Benedictine University announces its Spring 2011 Dean’s and Recognition lists

July 19, 2011
Lisle, Illinois ~ Benedictine University proudly announces that 828 students were named to the Spring 2011 Dean’s List and 491 students were named to the Dean’s Recognition List. The Dean’s...

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Interested the Holocaust? Financial investments? Writing an autobiography?

July 18, 2011
The Center for Lifelong Learning at Benedictine University’s Moser College of Adult and Professional Studies – which offers non-credit courses of interest for adults age 55 and over – is...

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New Institute offers unparalleled opportunities for women to lead

July 18, 2011
The Women’s Institute for Global Leadership at Benedictine University has been established to provide women around the world access to unparalleled educational opportunities to grow, advance and lead while sustaining...

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Interested in current events or historical novels? Classes are forming now

July 12, 2011
The Center for Lifelong Learning at Benedictine University’s Moser College of Adult and Professional Studies – which offers non-credit courses of interest for adults age 55 and over – is...

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Basketball camp combines fundamentals with citizenship, benefits Ronald McDonald House

July 11, 2011
Boys in the Chicago area can participate in a new summer basketball program based on the coaching and teaching of some of the most respected coaches in basketball. “The Sports...

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Interested in world travel? Classes are forming now for adult learners

July 7, 2011
The Center for Lifelong Learning at Benedictine University’s Moser College of Adult and Professional Studies – which offers non-credit courses of interest for adults age 55 and over – is...

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Community invited to learn more about Middle East from visiting students

July 6, 2011
The community is invited to attend a forum featuring student-leaders from the Middle East and North Africa who are visiting the United States through a special State Department program.

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Art professor awarded $2,500 by Illinois Arts Council

June 27, 2011
David Marcet, an award-winning adjunct professor of Art at Benedictine University, was recently named a recipient of a $2,500 Illinois Artist’s Support Initiative Grant.

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Auction will benefit creation of gallery to house art collection

June 27, 2011
Fr. Michael Komechak, O.S.B., spent decades collecting more than 3,000 pieces of art – some of which adorn the Benedictine University campus and St. Procopius Abbey while others remain in...

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Twelve nursing students receive scholarships from Simmers trust

June 22, 2011
Twelve nursing students at Benedictine University have been awarded 2011-2012 Evelyn R. Simmers Scholarships, said Brian Higgerson, D.N.Sc., assistant professor of Nursing. A total of $32.850 will be awarded.

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Learn more about “Illinois Back to Work” program for eligible unemployed adults

June 22, 2011
Potential participants can learn more about Benedictine University’s groundbreaking “Illinois Back to Work” program, which offers tuition-covered adult format undergraduate programs for qualified individuals who have been unemployed for at...

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Basketball camp gives youngsters the chance to learn, make friendships

June 20, 2011
Boys in grades 3-8 who want to learn the proper techniques and fundamentals of basketball should attend Benedictine University's Eagle Basketball Camp from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday,...

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Interested in Gardening? Photography? The Civil War? Classes are forming now

June 20, 2011
The Center for Lifelong Learning at Benedictine University’s Moser College of Adult and Professional Studies – which offers non-credit courses of interest for adults age 55 and over -- is...

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Benedictine is putting “Illinois Back to Work” with tuition-covered program

June 13, 2011
Benedictine University has established the “Illinois Back to Work” program for qualified individuals who have been unemployed for at least 18 months. Applications are currently being accepted for select tuition-covered...

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Business programs prepare Peoria-area adults for new job market

June 2, 2011
Benedictine University is now offering a Bachelor of Arts in Management (B.A.M.) and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) programs in Peoria. These programs enhance students’ employability, increase their earning potential...

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Five faculty recognized for outstanding achievement in teaching, research

May 31, 2011
Benedictine University recognized five members of its faculty for outstanding service to students, the University and the community during ceremonies held May 18 in the Krasa Student Center.

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Academic departments honor top students at hooding ceremony

May 27, 2011
One hundred eighty graduates were honored for their outstanding academic achievements at the Honors Convocation and Hooding Ceremony May 6 at Benedictine University.

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