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Springfield: Given Outstanding Post-Secondary Program Award

December 14, 2012
Benedictine University at Springfield received an award from the Illinois Statewide Transition Conference 2012 for Outstanding Post-Secondary Program. This award was given to a college or vocational program that has...

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Springfield: Given Outstanding Post-Secondary Program Award

December 14, 2012
Benedictine University at Springfield received an award from the Illinois Statewide Transition Conference 2012 for Outstanding Post-Secondary Program. This award was given to a college or vocational program that has...

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Study aims to prove corporate values can drive success, improve communities

December 12, 2012
Benedictine University’s Center for Values-Driven Leadership (CVDL) will explore the relationship between corporate culture and business success in small to midsize organizations by conducting a three-year study of 30 companies.

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Scholarship essays on Vatican II open to high school and college students

December 5, 2012
The Office of University Ministry at Benedictine University is sponsoring an essay contest and symposium for high school and college students to mark the significance of the Second Vatican Council...

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Benedictine names student services director for Mesa branch campus

November 28, 2012
Anthony Siebers has been charged with building and leading future student life programs at Benedictine University at Mesa.

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Springfield: Pastel drawings by George Colin on exhibit

November 28, 2012
Pastel drawings by George Colin will be on display from December 4, 2012 – January 31, 2013 in the Charles E. Becker Library on the Benedictine University at Springfield campus...

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Springfield: Pastel drawings by George Colin on exhibit

November 28, 2012
Pastel drawings by George Colin will be on display from December 4, 2012 – January 31, 2013 in the Charles E. Becker Library on the Benedictine University at Springfield campus...

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Santa and Mrs. Claus invite area children to join them for breakfast

November 21, 2012
Benedictine University’s Student Senate is sponsoring “Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus” for children of all ages from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 15 in the Main Dining Room...

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“Advent at the Abbey” explores listening with the ear of our hearts

November 21, 2012
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 15.

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Springfield: Fair Trade Fair empowers artisans around the world

November 14, 2012
Benedictine University at Springfield will host a Fair Trade Fair with proceeds supporting the work of Pax Christi Springfield, the Catholic peace and justice organization. The event will be held...

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Springfield: Fair Trade Fair empowers artisans around the world

November 14, 2012
Benedictine University at Springfield will host a Fair Trade Fair with proceeds supporting the work of Pax Christi Springfield, the Catholic peace and justice organization. The event will be held...

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“Kids Nite Out” frees moms and dads while kids play and have fun

November 13, 2012
Benedictine University will provide area children with a variety of activities that promote fitness and fun while offering their parents a break with its “Kids Nite Out” program from 6:00...

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Benedictine celebrates International Education Week, hosts acclaimed playwright

November 9, 2012
Benedictine University will celebrate its diverse student and community population and the benefits of an international education with a series of film screenings, games, buffets and other festivities during International...

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Mesa dean brings vision to Benedictine campus

November 9, 2012
After strengthening programs and increasing enrollment as dean of Benedictine University’s Moser College for Adult and Professional Studies, Michael L. Carroll, Ph.D., plans to continue to lead by example as...

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Springfield: Photography Exhibition of John Sevigny

October 23, 2012
“Happyland”, John Sevigny’s latest photographic project, was shot in Central America. Sevigny spent four months traveling though Guatemala, Nicaragua and San Salvador to shed light upon a region described as...

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Springfield: Photography Exhibition of John Sevigny

October 23, 2012
“Happyland”, John Sevigny’s latest photographic project, was shot in Central America. Sevigny spent four months traveling though Guatemala, Nicaragua and San Salvador to shed light upon a region described as...

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$1.2 million grant will help Benedictine prepare more teachers in math, sciences

October 12, 2012
Benedictine was awarded a $1.2 million Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to prepare high-quality math and science teachers.

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Three Benedictine students awarded scholarships by Chinese government

October 3, 2012
Christina Dister believes that everyone everywhere in the world has something important to say. That’s why the Benedictine University student is intent on adding Chinese to her repertoire of foreign...

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Historic Neff Welcome Center unveiled at Benedictine University

October 1, 2012
Benedictine unveiled the $2.5 million welcome center, anchored by the historic Neff Farmhouse, one of the oldest stone structures in DuPage County, at an open house ceremony for University faculty,...

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Benedictine hosts former Maryland representative, Woodrow Wilson fellow

October 1, 2012
Benedictine University will host former U.S. Rep. Constance A. Morella (R-Md.) to lead a series of workshops and meetings with students and faculty as part of the Woodrow Wilson Visiting...

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Transform your business, life with a ‘Philosophy of Leadership’

October 1, 2012
Learn how to organize and apply effective leadership skills to produce positive outcomes at a workshop, “Developing a Philosophy of Leadership,” from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17 at...

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Twelve new faculty members include three Nursing department additions

September 26, 2012
Alison Ridge, Margaret Richey and Sharon Ware are among 12 new instructors and professors at Benedictine University who were introduced by Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Donald Taylor,...

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Benedictine police chaplain to provide counsel in times of need

September 25, 2012

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Nobody says, “All I want to be today is poor” – former RNC chair Steele

September 20, 2012
Lisle, Illinois ~ Michael Steele said that Founding Father Thomas Jefferson may have had 2012 in mind when he wrote, “When people fear the government, there’s tyranny. When government fears...

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Benedictine students propose solutions to real-world (math) problems

September 20, 2012
Benedictine University students don’t simply study mathematics as undergraduates at Benedictine University – they solve real-world problems, conduct research and present their findings to some of the country’s top mathematicians....

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Benedictine opens new $2.5 million welcome center

September 19, 2012
After a six-month-long construction process, the University will unveil the $2.5 million center, anchored by the historic Neff Farmhouse, one of the oldest stone structures in DuPage County, with an...

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Three accomplished women headline annual leadership summit at Benedictine

September 19, 2012
Patricia Harris, Jill Morgenthaler and Linda Yang are the featured speakers at the 2012 Greater Chicago Women’s Leadership Summit presented by the College of Business at Benedictine University at 8:30...

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

September 13, 2012
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 541 students who...

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Benedictine’s adult undergraduate, graduate programs can alter your life

September 13, 2012
Prospective students can learn more about Benedictine University’s adult undergraduate and graduate programs at an open house at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26 in the Krasa Student Center on...

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New sports, academic facilities opened; new programs, services offered

September 5, 2012
This fall, Benedictine will unveil a number of new amenities designed to serve students and enhance their collegiate experience, including a $3 million construction project in Kindlon Hall that includes...

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New sports, academic facilities opened; new programs, services offered

September 5, 2012
This fall, Benedictine will unveil a number of new amenities designed to serve students and enhance their collegiate experience, including a $3 million construction project in Kindlon Hall that includes...

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Forum examines hunger among immigrants, the ones left behind

August 31, 2012
The role that churches play in meeting the needs of the hungry and the impact of remittances sent by immigrants to their home countries as an anti-poverty measure are the...

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Former chair of the Republican National Committee to speak at Benedictine

August 31, 2012
Steele will share his experiences as party chairman, his expertise on political strategy and other topics related to the heated 2012 presidential election when he speaks at Benedictine University’s Krasa...

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Former NBA player, ex-heroin addict shares story of fall from grace, revival

August 28, 2012
Chris Herren shared how his battle with addiction ended a professional basketball career, alienated his children and nearly cost him his life with a receptive audience of approximately 1500 parents,...

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Arab nation students find rare freedoms, surreal change of pace from life or death conditions

August 22, 2012
During mid-summer, Benedictine hosted 22 students from the Middle East and North Africa for an intensive program of leadership training and civic responsibility in a democratic society.

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Benedictine, COD partner to offer bachelor’s degree in Nursing

August 17, 2012
Benedictine University and College of DuPage have announced the details of a new Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Nursing 3+1 Program open to COD students and alumni who have earned...

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Former NBA player, “Basketball Junkie” to discuss heroin’s deadly grip

August 17, 2012
It’s a tragic narrative that has become all too common in the Chicago suburbs in recent months – the promising future of a young adult ripped apart by a concealed...

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Former NBA player, “Basketball Junkie” to discuss heroin’s deadly grip

August 17, 2012
It’s a tragic narrative that has become all too common in the Chicago suburbs in recent months – the promising future of a young adult ripped apart by a concealed...

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Forbes ranks Benedictine among the country’s top colleges again in 2012

August 7, 2012
Forbes verified this week what many students, faculty, staff and alumni already knew – Benedictine University is among the top colleges in the country.

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Benedictine, Dalian partner to offer Master of Public Health in China

August 7, 2012
An aging population and the burdens of diseases, urbanization, industrialization and globalization have stretched the ability of officials in China to respond to public health emergencies.

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Benedictine Police’s traffic safety initiatives earn honors from ILACP

August 7, 2012
The Benedictine University Police Department has been awarded “First Place” in the College/Campus Police category of the 2011-2012 Illinois Traffic Safety Challenge sponsored by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of...

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Four women honored for making a difference in the lives of others

July 26, 2012
Benedictine University marked the founding of the Women’s Institute for Global Leadership by honoring four women who have made a difference in the lives of others at a reception and...

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Benedictine names seasoned educator Mesa branch campus administrator

July 20, 2012
Longtime Arizona resident and educator Jo Wilson has been tapped to help lead Benedictine University’s western expansion of its values-based Catholic higher education to Mesa, Ariz.

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Neon Trees, All-American Rejects concert tickets go on sale July 14

July 13, 2012
Tickets for a hot concert featuring national recording artists Neon Trees and The All-American Rejects will go on sale Saturday. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 25 at...

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Three named recipients of faculty awards for exemplary teaching, research, service

July 13, 2012
Three members were recently named recipients of the 2012 Benedictine University Faculty Awards. These awards recognize significant achievements in the areas of teaching, research and service which serve as models...

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Benedictine University announces its Spring 2012 Dean’s Recognized List

July 6, 2012
Lisle, Illinois ~ Benedictine University proudly announces that 378 students were named to the Spring 2012 Dean’s Recognized List. The Dean’s Recognized List recognizes part-time students who achieve a 3.5...

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Benedictine University announces its Spring 2012 Dean’s List

July 6, 2012
Lisle, Illinois ~ Benedictine University proudly announces that 807 students were named to the Spring 2012 Dean’s List. The Dean’s List recognizes full-time students who achieve a 3.5 grade point...

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July 6, 2012

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Company culture and its impact on profit focus of new CVDL research partnership

June 29, 2012
Benedictine University’s Center for Values-Driven Leadership (CVDL, www.cvdl.org), which seeks to help business leaders forge new paths to profitability, today announced a new research initiative, “Return on Values,” which will...

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Benedictine’s adult undergraduate, graduate programs can make a difference in your life

June 29, 2012
You have been telling yourself for years that you will go back to school and you have decided that you cannot put it off any longer. Or you already have...

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