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Nov
3
Fr. Gregory Boyle, S.J., "Tattoos on the Heart: Healing Hospitality"
Main Campus in Lisle
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Event Details

Fr. Gregory Boyle, S.J., "Tattoos on the Heart: Healing Hospitality"

Date: November 03

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Goodwin Hall Auditorium

Event Sponsor: The Office of the President, Campus Ministry, and the Center for Civic Leadership

Contact: Jean-Marie Kauth    jkauth@ben.edu

Event Description:

Fr. Gregory Boyle, S.J., is the founder and director of Homeboy Industries, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit which employs and trains hundreds of former gang members every year.

An acknowledged expert on gangs and intervention approaches, Boyle’s presentations for leaders on hope as a powerful tool have made him a popular speaker. He has given commencement addresses at numerous universities and has spoken at conferences for teachers, social workers, criminal justice workers and many others about the importance of adults’ attention, guidance and unconditional love in preventing youth from joining gangs.

This event is free and open to the public.

Nov
7
Visiting Scholar in Catholic Thought Lecture: "Spiritual and Psychological Dimensions of Trauma"
Main Campus in Lisle
7:00 PM
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Visiting Scholar in Catholic Thought Lecture: "Spiritual and Psychological Dimensions of Trauma"

Date: November 07

Time: 7:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: St. Benedict Chapel, Kindlon Hall 4th floor

Contact: Dr. Chris Fletcher    (630) 829-6232    cfletcher@ben.edu

Event Description:

In the first of two public lectures, Dr. James Garbarino, Benedictine's 2017 Visiting Scholar in Catholic Thought, will discuss the insights he has gained nationally and internationally working with individuals in severely stressful situations. Free and open to the public.

James Garbarino, Ph.D., is a senior faculty fellow and the Maude C. Clarke Chair in Humanistic Psychology at Loyola University's Center for the Human Rights of Children. He serves as an expert witness in criminal and civil cases involving issues of violence and children and is the author or editor of 25 books, including "Listening to Killers: Lessons Learned from My 20 Years as a Psychological Expert Witness in Murder Cases.” Garbarino has also worked as a consultant for the FBI, the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse, the National Institute for Mental Health and the American Medical Association, and has appeared on the “Today Show,” “Dateline,” and “Larry King Live.”

Nov
8
Visiting Scholar in Catholic Thought Lecture: "The Challenges of Growing Up in a Socially Toxic Environment”
Main Campus in Lisle
12:15 PM
Event Details

Visiting Scholar in Catholic Thought Lecture: "The Challenges of Growing Up in a Socially Toxic Environment”

Date: November 08

Time: 12:15 PM

Campus: Lisle

Contact: Dr. Chris Fletcher    (630) 829-6232    cfletcher@ben.edu

Event Description:

In the second of two public lectures, Dr. James Garbarino, Benedictine's 2017 Visiting Scholar in Catholic Thought, will& draw on his experience dealing with child abuse, to discuss the effects of chronic, severe stress on the development of children.

James Garbarino, Ph.D., is a senior faculty fellow and the Maude C. Clarke Chair in Humanistic Psychology at Loyola University's Center for the Human Rights of Children. He serves as an expert witness in criminal and civil cases involving issues of violence and children and is the author or editor of 25 books, including "Listening to Killers: Lessons Learned from My 20 Years as a Psychological Expert Witness in Murder Cases.” Garbarino has also worked as a consultant for the FBI, the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse, the National Institute for Mental Health and the American Medical Association, and has appeared on the “Today Show,” “Dateline,” and “Larry King Live.”

Nov
14
Charlie Sykes, "Identities and Belonging in the Trump Era: One Conservative's View"
Main Campus in Lisle
7:00 PM
Event Details

Charlie Sykes, "Identities and Belonging in the Trump Era: One Conservative's View"

Date: November 14

Time: 7:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Goodwin Hall auditorium

Event Sponsor: Center for Civic Leadership

Contact: Dr. Phil Hardy    phardy@ben.edu

Event Description:

Charlie Sykes is a prominent news contributor, author and public speaker, having extensive speaking experience in issues of higher education, politics and our “alternative reality” media. He is currently an MSNBC/NBC News contributor, where he appears about six times a week. He was previously one of Wisconsin’s top-rated conservative talk show hosts for 23 years and is best known for his confrontation with Donald Trump in March 2016. He was also the co-host of the National Public Radio show “Indivisible,” which originated from WNYC public radio.

He is the author of eight books including, “A Nation of Victims: The Decay of the American Character,” “A Nation of Moochers: America’s Addiction to Getting Something for Nothing,” and “Fail U.: The False Promise of Higher Education.” Sykes’ newest book is “How the Right Lost Its Mind.”

This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Nov
15
Concert Band Performance (MUSI 122)
Main Campus in Lisle
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Event Details

Concert Band Performance (MUSI 122)

Date: November 15

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Goodwin Hall auditorium

Event Sponsor: Department of Music

Contact: Ms. Kathleen Toohill    (630) 829-6344    ktoohill@ben.edu

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