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The Candor is the award-winning student news publication of Benedictine University in Lisle, IL. Since its creation in 1982, The Candor has continued to grow each year to serve the needs of the Benedictine community and is a member of the Illinois College Press Association.

 


Eye of the Eagle

Student-Run News Channel

Browse through our BENNEWS and BENSPORTS sections. Find out who we interviewed this month during IN THE SPOTLIGHT. Click the QUESTION OF THE MONTH tab to find out what questions we asked this month and learn more about our reporters by clicking the ABOUT US tab!

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 University Events

Upcoming Events

Apr
19
Guest Speakers and Discussion "Introducing Sikhs and Sikhism"
Main Campus in Lisle
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Event Details

Guest Speakers and Discussion "Introducing Sikhs and Sikhism"

Date: April 19

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Zoom Meeting

Event Sponsor: Center for Mission, Ministry, and Inclusion and Sikhs of Illinois

Contact: Manmohan Kaur    mkaur@ben.edu

Event Description:

“Sikhi, Service, and Social Justice,” featuring Simran Jeet Singh (Union Seminary) and Mallika Kaur (UC Berkeley).

Monday April 19, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Registration link here: https://benu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zJ45LLBMTby7sN-h4C-ogQ

2021 SAAM Guest Speakers Ben U

Apr
19-23
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Main Campus in Lisle
Event Details

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Date: April 19

Time: All Day

Campus: Lisle

Location: Lisle Campus

Event Sponsor: BenU PEACE Team and Prevention Peer Educators

Contact: Bernadette Ramsden    bramsden@ben.edu

Event Description:

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Since April, 2018, Benedictine University has held It’s On Us Week of Action the 3rd week in April to provide opportunities to move from awareness to action. This year, we will be providing several opportunities to take action this week (April 19-23rd).

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®

This International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault, and Gender-Violence is an opportunity for men on campus to show solidarity with survivors and speak out against violence in our community. This year the walk will be virtual. Students living on campus can pick up shoes outside Krasa Student Center Suite 175 Monday-Thursday from 12:20-1:20PM. If you are not on campus, you can borrow shoes from a family member or friend, or make a sign to hold during your walk. Show your walk with photos and Map My Walk. Tag us on Instagram @benupeaceteam or email them to Dr. Steven Burgess, Chair of the Engaging Men sub-committee of the PEACE Team at sburgess@ben.edu.

 

Violence Prevention Messaging Contest

One of the most powerful ways that we can engage in violence prevention is through bystander intervention. We are calling on all of our creative students to share a drawing, photograph, painting, poem, or any other expression of art to show how they can intervene before, during or after violence occurs to prevent violence in our community.

 

Campus Climate Survey

The Campus Climate Survey is a way for Universities to gather information about what our campus culture is like and whether students are able to access the resources and programs available to them. We have conducted the Campus Climate Survey on Gender-Based Violence since Spring 2018 and use this information to improve the services that we offer both for gender-based violence prevention and response.  This year the survey was created in collaboration with the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force.

 

Our Week of Action events will conclude with an event on Saturday, April 24th at 3PM CST with the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago and Congressman Bill Foster to raise awareness about the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), myths and facts about sexual violence, and how our community can advocate for laws that prevent violence and support survivors in our community. The event can be viewed on Congressman Foster’s Facebook page here.

Apr
24
Sexual Assault Awareness Month - YWCA Metropolitan Chicago & Congressman Bill Foster Presentation
Main Campus in Lisle
3:00 PM
Event Details

Sexual Assault Awareness Month - YWCA Metropolitan Chicago & Congressman Bill Foster Presentation

Date: April 24

Time: 3:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Facebook

Event Sponsor: BenU PEACE Team and Prevention Peer Educators

Contact: Bernadette Ramsden    bramsden@ben.edu

Event Description:

Our Week of Action events will conclude with an event on Saturday, April 24th at 3PM CST with the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago and Congressman Bill Foster to raise awareness about the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), myths and facts about sexual violence, and how our community can advocate for laws that prevent violence and support survivors in our community. The event can be viewed on Congressman Foster’s Facebook page here.

May
15
Virtual Commencement
Main Campus in Lisle
7:00 PM
Event Details

Virtual Commencement

Date: May 15

Time: 7:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Virtual Event

Contact: Office of the Associate Provost    commencement@ben.edu

Event Description:

Your graduation day is almost here!

Congratulations on all the hard work it took to get where you are today. Your Benedictine journey is nearly complete, but before you can close those books and turn the tassel on the next chapter of your life, we encourage you to review the following information so that you can make sure everything is set for the big day.

131st Commencement Convocations


One Benedictine Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 15, 2021
time 7:00 p.m. CST

Visit the Commencement website for more information!

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