University News Articles



Food, market, cultural presentations highlight BenU’s annual Festival of Asia

December 30, 2014
Cooking demonstrations. Ping pong exhibition. Food. Art. Shopping. Colorful costumes. The Festival of Asia at Benedictine University brings a taste of the Far East to the Midwest. Now in its...

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Athletic offerings continue to expand as Redhawks already compete in men’s and women’s golf, cross country, tennis and volleyball

December 19, 2014
The Benedictine University at Mesa Redhawks continue to take flight as the University announced today that it will add softball and men’s basketball beginning in the fall of next year.

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National leader pursues an executive doctoral degree at the University

December 19, 2014
Kathy Hopinkah Hannan of Wheaton, Ill., an executive doctoral student within Benedictine University’s Center for Values-Driven Leadership (CVDL), recently was named national president and chairman of the board for Girl...

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December graduates prepared to serve, lead in the workplace, their communities

December 18, 2014
One hundred sixty-eight undergraduate and 101 graduate degree recipients were honored during Benedictine University’s 123rd Commencement Convocation on December 13 at the Dan and Ada Rice Center.

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Benedictine wishes all a safe and joyous holiday

December 16, 2014
The holiday season is a magical time filled with bright lights and decorations, gifts for loved ones, music, food and festive holiday celebration.

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BenU at Mesa golfers gain exclusive access to premiere course

December 15, 2014
Student-athletes who play for the University’s golf teams now call the Las Sendas Golf Club their home course for practice and competition thanks to a special agreement between the club...

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Annual King breakfast will feature leader of interfaith youth movement

December 15, 2014
Eboo Patel, Ph.D., whose Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) organization is focused on building the interfaith movement on college campuses nationwide, will be the featured speaker at the 20th Annual Rev....

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Island Lake resident among Lincoln Academy’s 40th annual class

December 12, 2014
Benedictine University senior Sydney Marie Van Alstyne, the daughter of John and Kristine Van Alstyne of Island Lake and a Wauconda High School graduate, was among 54 of the state’s...

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Nativity exhibit at Benedictine a shining star this holiday season

December 10, 2014
Beginning Sunday, December 7, and running through Saturday, January 10, Marmion Academy and Benedictine University will host the joint exhibition, “Creches,”

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Citizen’s Police Academies help alleviate public misconceptions about police work

December 8, 2014
The lack of understanding between the publ9c and its police has given rise to Citizen Police Academy programs designed to open the lines of communication between the police department and...

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Flexible M.B.A. students discover that profitability, sustainability can co-exist

December 8, 2014
The Sustainable Business and Leadership concentration in the Flexible Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program at Benedictine University is training tomorrow’s sustainable leaders today. It is one of only two...

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One-Stop-Shop event makes transferring quick and easy

December 4, 2014
Transfer students interested in attending Benedictine University for the Spring 2015 Semester can complete all of their application paperwork and register for classes in a single day during “One-Stop-Shop” appointments...

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Benedictine’s Criminal Justice degree, new student club preps students to succeed

November 24, 2014
Benedictine’s Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Criminal Justice program prepares students to excel in a wide range of careers – from forensic scientist, legal analyst to police chief or detective.

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Mesa athletics off to a competitive start

November 24, 2014
The Benedictine University at Mesa Redhawks competed in their inaugural season for men’s and women’s golf and cross country this fall to great success. Some Benedictine University at Mesa students wrote...

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Benedictine student club named UNICEF’s 2014 Chapter of the Year

November 20, 2014
Benedictine University’s student-led chapter of the United Nations Children’s Fund is small enough to care, and now big enough to change the world.

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Program prepares graduates to deal with increasingly complex higher ed world

November 20, 2014
The students and graduates of the Doctor of Education in Higher Education and Organizational Change (Ed.D.) program at Benedictine University are leaving their mark in higher education.

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Preview and Transfer Days give students a taste of Benedictine difference

November 18, 2014
Benedictine University at Mesa will host a series of events for students interested in learning what a private, values-based education has to offer.

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Santa and Mrs. Claus welcome children to holiday breakfast at BenU

November 18, 2014
Santa and Mrs. Claus are coming all they way from the North Pole to invite area children to their annual holiday breakfast.

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Goolsbee: American economy not “doomed;” recovery linked to innovation

November 13, 2014
Former presidential economic adviser Austan Goolsbee, Ph.D., is convinced that those who predict doom and gloom for the U.S. economy are wrong. He espouses America’s undying ability to innovate as...

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Benedictine to provide completion program for Springfield branch campus students

November 12, 2014
Benedictine University is working jointly with the Illinois Board of Higher Education to develop a “completion program” to ensure junior and senior students have the opportunity to earn their bachelor’s...

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Benedictine open house showcases strength of science programs

November 12, 2014
Discover how Benedictine University students become so successful in the field of science at the College of Science Open House from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 22.

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University’s challenging Criminal Justice program will help meet need for an educated, highly trained, diverse workforce

November 7, 2014
Today’s criminal justice field not only includes police at local, state and federal levels, but a myriad of non-enforcement positions with work as vital as the crime scene technician or...

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Scholar to discuss virtues and influence of Jesus’ Beatitudes on Christian life

November 4, 2014
William C. Mattison III, Ph.D., an expert in the area of fundamental moral theology and the virtue and work of St. Thomas Aquinas, will lecture at Benedictine University at Mesa...

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Chinese faculty study teaching methods at Benedictine

October 29, 2014
This fall, 14 faculty members from Dalian Nationalities University (DNU) in China came to Benedictine for a certificate program in University Teaching that will allow them to enhance classes back...

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Benedictine students rank in Global Top 100 for Business Strategy Game

October 29, 2014
Graduate students in Benedictine University’s flexible Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program recently earned a series of “Global Top 100” rankings while participating in the Business Strategy Game (BSG), an...

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Benedictine to focus Springfield branch campus on adult, graduate students

October 24, 2014
The Benedictine University at Springfield branch campus will refocus solely on the growing adult student population and their educational needs for job growth and career change.

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Scholars to debate economic inequality, Catholic social teaching at Benedictine

October 21, 2014
Andrew M. Yuengert, Ph.D., a professor of Economics at Pepperdine University, and Charles Michael Andres Clark, Ph.D., a professor of Economics at St. John’s University, will participate in two public...

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Benedictine symposium weeds out pesticides in lawn care

October 17, 2014
Benedictine faculty and experts will discuss the scientific, cultural, ethical and public health implications of eliminating the use of pesticides. The event is free and open to the public. Seating...

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Benedictine Ed.D. graduate garners national recognition for research

October 17, 2014
Aaron D. Clevenger, Ed.D., a 2014 graduate of the Doctor of Education in Higher Education and Organizational Change (Ed.D.) program at Benedictine University, was presented the Outstanding Experiential Education Research/Dissertation...

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Former presidential adviser to discuss future of U.S. economy during lecture at Benedictine

October 16, 2014
The Center for Civic Leadership (CCL) at Benedictine University will host former presidential economic adviser Austan Goolsbee, Ph.D., who will lecture on “Economic and Political Realities: 2015 and Beyond” at...

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Georgian delegation visits Benedictine to observe intercultural dialogue efforts

October 15, 2014
A delegation of community leaders from the Republic of Georgia visited Benedictine University recently to study and observe best practices for religious tolerance and interfaith dialogue among Christians and Muslims...

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Whistleblower defender, accountability advocate to speak at Benedictine

October 9, 2014
Jesselyn Radack, who represents several national security and intelligence community employees who have been investigated, charged or prosecuted under the Espionage Act for allegedly mishandling classified information, will present “Speaking...

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BenU students learn Arabic, Chinese with help from Fulbright FLTAs

October 8, 2014
FLTAs at Benedictine assist faculty who teach elementary and intermediate Arabic and Chinese, conduct individual tutoring sessions, teach a course with the direction and assistance of full-time faculty, organize on-...

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Former presidential advisor at BenU to discuss future of U.S. economy

October 8, 2014
The Center for Civic Leadership (CCL) at Benedictine University will host former presidential economic advisor Austan Goolsbee, Ph.D., who will lecture on “Economic and Political Realities: 2015 and Beyond” at...

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City of Mesa, Benedictine University campus recognized for environmental innovations Repurposed, renovated space that is now the University’s main campus building wins statewide award

October 2, 2014
The Benedictine University at Mesa main campus building, Gillett Hall, once had the honor of welcoming new life into the world as the former Southside Hospital, and now welcomes students...

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Three alumni recognized for their service to others, the community and Benedictine

October 1, 2014
Richard Grimley and Scott Filer of Naperville and Amania Drane of Darien were recognized during Homecoming festivities on September 20 as the recipients of Benedictine University’s 2014 Alumni Awards.

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Renowned scholar in management, strategy to lecture at Benedictine

September 30, 2014
Thomas G. Cummings, Ph.D., a leading international scholar on strategic change and consultant responsible for designing and implementing new approaches to the management of high-performing organizations, will lecture at Benedictine...

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Benedictine University celebrates 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

September 26, 2014
Rev. F. Willis Johnson, D.Min, pastor of Wellspring Church and one of the key community members involved in organizing nonviolent protests in Ferguson, Mo., following the police shooting of 18-year-old...

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Best way to bring ex-Catholics back to church? Just ask them

September 24, 2014
Catholics continue to abandon the Church at an alarming rate. It is estimated that if ex-Catholics were considered a denomination on their own, they would comprise the second-largest denomination in...

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