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Transfer students find help, welcoming environment at Benedictine

December 17, 2015
Thousands of students change schools every year. Making that transition flawless and stress-free and creating a welcoming environment in which students can prosper are among the things that Benedictine University...

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Benedictine University professor’s egg research hatches new discoveries on environmental change

November 30, 2015
Eggs. We eat them, decorate them and collect them. But what if we could use eggs to go “back to the future” and find out what happened in the past...

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BenU at Mesa reports improvements on DOE’s 2015 College Scorecard

November 24, 2015

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Benedictine reports improvements on DOE’s 2015 College Scorecard

November 24, 2015
Benedictine University offers a private, values-based Catholic education that makes a difference for students and alumni from all walks of life and income levels, according to newly released data from...

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Attorney’s visit to Benedictine sheds light on inner workings of nation’s highest court

November 19, 2015
Drawing on his experience as former U.S. Solicitor General and one of the nation’s top attorneys, Paul Clement took more than 200 faculty members, students and guests up the 36...

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Benedictine's Lincoln Academy honoree eyeing career in oncology pharmacy

November 18, 2015
Benedictine University senior Dana Viola Cairns, the daughter of Dale and Florence Cairns of Lombard and a 2012 Glenbard East High School graduate, was among 54 of the state’s outstanding...

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Students, parents can explore science opportunities at BenU open house

November 10, 2015
High school and transfer students who are interested in science and want to learn how the College of Science at Benedictine University can help prepare them for exciting and rewarding...

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Benedictine invites former U.S. solicitor general to share insights as lawyer before Supreme Court

November 10, 2015
“Lawyering in the Roberts Court: Ten Lessons from Ten Years” will be the focus of a lecture by former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement from 7:00-9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November...

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Redhawks spirit soars

November 2, 2015
The Student Senate at Benedictine University at Mesa has gotten off to a great start in the 2015 Fall Semester. Student Senate President, Monica Soliz said “the Student Senate will...

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Singleness, holy life topic of Visiting Scholar in Catholic Thought lecture

October 29, 2015
Jana Bennett, Ph.D., associate professor of Theological Ethics at the University of Dayton, will lecture at Benedictine University at Mesa as part of Benedictine’s “Visiting Scholar in Catholic Thought Lecture...

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Visiting scholar to address the Christian roots of religious freedom at Benedictine

October 28, 2015
Robert Louis Wilken, Ph.D., professor emeritus at the University of Virginia, will present "A Loser's Creed" at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 4, in the St. Benedict Chapel on the...

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Benedictine offers new honors program for advanced students in the sciences

October 23, 2015
Benedictine University is looking for curious, high-achieving and highly-motivated students to join the new Jurica Scholars Program, a rigorous honors program for students majoring in the Biological Sciences.

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Benedictine shares success of NetVUE grant initiatives

October 21, 2015
Benedictine University has successfully employed two grants from the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) to help students better identify and pursue a life calling. Now, faculty members are...

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Former city attorney to discuss ethics in decision-making at Benedictine

October 21, 2015
Debbie Spinner, retired city attorney for the City of Mesa and former vice chair of the ethics committee for the International Municipal Lawyers Association, will lecture at Benedictine University at...

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Former U.S. ambassador to address America’s foreign policy toward Africa

October 20, 2015
Robin Renee Sanders, D.Sc., former U.S. ambassador to Nigeria, will address that question when she presents “U.S. Policy toward Africa: What is it and why is it important?” as part...

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Benedictine’s new Goodwin Hall open for business education, innovation

October 19, 2015
Benedictine University dedicated its newest academic building, the Daniel L. Goodwin Hall of Business, at a blessing and grand opening ceremony on Saturday, October 17.

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Former Springfield park district executive, alumnus addresses Benedictine’s first $10K MBA graduates

October 14, 2015
Mark A. Bartolozzi, a 1983 graduate of Springfield College in Illinois and a funds manager with the Illinois Department of Human Services, addressed graduates of Benedictine University at Springfield’s $10K...

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Event at Benedictine addresses role of corporations in curbing climate change

October 6, 2015
The United Nation’s Post-2015 Development Agenda. The International Energy Agency’s 2015 report “Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2015.” The World Economic Forum’s “Global Risks 2015” report. The Pope’s Encyclical Letter “Laudato...

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Benedictine’s new Goodwin Hall an innovative hub for business education

October 5, 2015
The addition of the Daniel L. Goodwin Hall of Business at Benedictine University and its appeal as one of the premier business hubs serving the Chicago area brings top-tier academics,...

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Benedictine boosts med school options for students with Ross University agreement

September 29, 2015
At an official articulation agreement signing held recently at BenU, officials from both universities ratified the partnership, touting it as a win-win for both institutions and for Benedictine students.

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Country music stars ready to rock the Rice Center at Benedictine

September 23, 2015
Country music fans have an opportunity this fall to see two acclaimed country music stars – Easton Corbin and Jerrod Niemann – perform on one night at Benedictine University’s Rice...

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Alumnus's career in sports medicine leads to role with professional athletes

September 21, 2015
Joshua Blomgren, a sports medicine physician at the top-rated Midwest Orthopedics at Rush University Medical Center, is following his favorite sport of soccer a little closer these days after being...

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Panel to examine pope’s encyclical on the environment at Benedictine

September 18, 2015
A series of presentations examining Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment and its moral implications for ecological, theological and political transformation in the fight against climate change will be held...

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BenU at Mesa English program open to Spanish-speaking community

September 17, 2015
Benedictine University at Mesa is launching a series of free English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction and community workshops to provide parents of Hispanic college students and the greater...

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Forum at Benedictine focuses on social media’s impact on Middle East

September 11, 2015
Thomas E.R. Maguire, Ph.D., associate director for the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at The University of Chicago, will present “Media and Revolution in the Middle East” at 7:00 p.m....

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Benedictine University at Mesa begins 2015-16 academic year with optimism

September 10, 2015
Benedictine hit its first enrollment benchmark when more than 300 students enrolled for classes this fall. For the 2015-16 school year, Benedictine University at Mesa will be called home by...

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Benedictine at Mesa softball team to host 100-inning game

September 10, 2015
The Benedictine University at Mesa Redhawks softball team will host a 100-inning intra-squad game to kick off its season at 8:15 a.m. Saturday, September 19, at the Inter-Stake Center in...

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Benedictine alumna’s mission: To improve condition of global health

September 8, 2015
Mary (Thomas) Nicholas, C96, is focused on unraveling the mysteries behind diseases all over the world.

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Diocese of Phoenix appoints new BenU at Mesa chaplain

September 8, 2015
Fr. James Aboyi, V.C., a parochial vicar at the Holy Cross Parish in Mesa, was recently appointed Benedictine University at Mesa’s next chaplain by Diocese of Phoenix Bishop Thomas J....

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Scholarships available for adult students at Benedictine’s National Moser Center

September 4, 2015
Aimee Ford has her sights set on earning a master’s degree and becoming a better leader at work and role model in her community.

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Aging as vocation is topic of Visiting Scholar in Catholic Thought lecture

September 3, 2015
Autumn Alcott Ridenour, Ph.D., assistant professor of Religious and Theological Studies at Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass., will lecture at Benedictine University at Mesa and Xavier College Preparatory in...

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

September 1, 2015
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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Author/former journalist to discuss how to ‘Unlock Congress’ at Benedictine

August 31, 2015
The sources of congressional dysfunction and possible solutions for reform will be the topic of a lecture by former broadcast journalist, political campaign manager and strategist Michael Golden from 12:00-1:30...

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BenU at Mesa's women’s volleyball team prepares to make school history

August 21, 2015
The Benedictine University at Mesa Redhawks women’s volleyball team will make history Friday when it competes in its first two matches as a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate...

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Exciting school year begins at Benedictine University: new president, business building, programs among list of what’s new

August 17, 2015
The beginning of a new school year is always an exciting time at Benedictine University, but this year even more so. The University is in an enviable position as it...

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New degree programs bring more opportunities for students to pursue fulfilling careers

August 14, 2015
The University announced the addition of two new degree programs – the Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Arts and Design and the Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with an...

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BenU Promise Made: A Values-Based Education

July 30, 2015
There are many things to consider when deciding on which college to attend.

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‘National Night Out’ event at Benedictine puts work of firefighters/police on display

July 23, 2015
The Benedictine University Police Department is inviting residents in the western suburbs to the college campus for a night of fun, public safety demonstrations and a display of police and...

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Concentration in Medical Spanish boosts bilingual skills, employability

July 21, 2015
There is an urgent need for professionals who can effectively communicate in Spanish and address the health, safety, legal and social needs of a widening Hispanic population in the United...

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Benedictine University Police Department recognized for its efforts to make campus safer

July 17, 2015
The Benedictine University Police Department has been awarded “First Place” in the College/Campus Police category of the 2014 Illinois Traffic Safety Challenge sponsored by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of...

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OD leaders offer insights into how organizations must lead, change

July 16, 2015
Area leaders in Organization Development will discuss current research in the field from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, July 24, at Memorial Medical Center

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Benedictine outing brings women’s golf champion, sports commentator to Cantigny

July 14, 2015
Annika Sörenstam and David Feherty highlight the 21st Annual President's Invitational Golf Outing at Cantigny Golf in Wheaton on July 27.

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Seven more players join BenU at Mesa for school’s inaugural basketball season

July 13, 2015
Seven players signed letters of intent to play basketball at Benedictine University at Mesa at ceremonies on July 10, in the Community Room of Gillett Hall at 225 E. Main...

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Benedictine University’s Ph.D. in Organization Development prepares professionals to address challenges

July 10, 2015
Increased government regulation. Taxes and competition. A never-ending quest to find the best talent. The need to implement change in corporate thinking to boost creativity and positively affect the bottom...

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University community remembers Michael J. Birck

July 9, 2015
Michael J. Birck, former Benedictine University Trustee, lead donor and a namesake of the University’s Hall of Science building, passed away on July 6.

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Benedictine faculty member participates in seminar at Yale exploring slavery

July 7, 2015
Benedictine University’s Wilson Chen, Ph.D., was among a select group of faculty members nationwide chosen by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History...

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Moving forward as a Catholic and Benedictine institution

June 26, 2015
Benedictine University proudly and consistently represents a Catholic university in the Benedictine traditions. This has not and will not change. The issue of how to maintain the Catholic identity of...

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Benedictine University announces its Spring 2015 Dean’s, Recognized Lists

June 25, 2015
Benedictine University proudly announces that 929 students were named to the Spring 2015 Dean’s List and 252 students were named to the Dean’s Recognized List.

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Benedictine University at Springfield announces Spring 2015 Dean’s Lists

June 25, 2015
Benedictine University at Springfield proudly announces that 145 students were named to the Spring 2015 Dean’s List and 99 students were named to the Dean’s Recognized List.

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Benedictine adds programs in finance, entrepreneurship and HR management

June 24, 2015
The new Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Entrepreneurship at Benedictine University is designed to provide students with the essential theories, critical-thinking skills and real-world knowledge necessary to support their...

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Benedictine University hopes for expedient resolution to internal dispute

June 23, 2015
Benedictine University was notified on Monday, June 22 that the monks of St. Procopius Abbey have filed a lawsuit against the Benedictine University Board of Trustees regarding interpretation of the...

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Ostrowski, one of NCAA DIII baseball’s winningest coaches, announces retirement

June 17, 2015
John Ostrowski won 990 games during his career at Benedictine. He became just the 10th coach in NCAA Division III history to win 900 games and only the sixth to...

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Our alumni are prepared to take on the world

June 15, 2015
When we say Benedictine provides students with an education that prepares them for the world, we mean it. Take for example alumnus Torian A. Richardson, who has spent more than...

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Faculty recognized for teaching, service, leadership at Benedictine

June 11, 2015
Five faculty members were recently named recipients of the 2014-15 Benedictine University Faculty Awards, including Susan Mikula, Ph.D., acting dean of the College of Liberal Arts, who was named recipient...

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Benedictine selects Michael Brophy to lead University into the future

June 9, 2015
Michael S. Brophy, Ph.D., current president of Marymount California University in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., has been named the 11th president of Benedictine University by its Board of Trustees, the...

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