Campus Notebook


June 9, 2014

Faculty and Staff Notes


Robert McCarthy (Biological Sciences) recently presented a paper titled "New approaches to Neanderthal upper respiratory morphology and vocalization" at an international symposium held in Galway, Ireland celebrating the naming of Homo neanderthalensis by William King. Three College of Science students – Sarah Mustaly, Katherine Partyka and Mir Zulqarnain – were co-authors on the paper.
                                                                
Teresa J. Parker (Fine Arts) opened a solo exhibition on June 5 at La Alianza Francesa de San Salvador. The exhibit, "Battered Madonnas," includes recent prints and drawings from her series on domestic violence.

University Notes

 Seychelles Group Photo JUN092014

A team comprised of seven students from Benedictine University and seven
from Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xi’an, China, received the
Distinguished Delegation award and three Outstanding Position Paper awards
for their representation of Seychelles at the National Model UN in New York.

Benedictine vision symposium cancelled

The “Benedictine Vision for 21st Century Education Symposium” scheduled for Wednesday-Thursday, June 18-19 has been cancelled due to a low number of registrations. Organizers plan to try again in 2016. For more information, contact Vince Gaddis at vgaddis@ben.edu or (630) 829-6593.

Lions and tigers and opossums, oh my

An Animal Tracking Workshop and Nature Walk presented by Nature Education Programs, Ltd. will be held at Benedictine University from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 28. Participants will learn to identify critters like opossums or foxes or squirrels by the footprints they leave behind, then go out in nature and put their new-found knowledge to work. The family-friendly event is being offered for free by the Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum. The program is designed for ages 8 years and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required by June 23 at (630) 829-6531 or JuricaSuchyMuseum@ben.edu.

Police talk freshman safety on YouTube

Representatives from the Benedictine University Police will participate in a round table on campus safety for incoming college freshmen that will broadcast live through Bolingbrook local cable at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 10. The production will also run on the Bolingbrook Police Department YouTube channel, youtube.com/user/BolingbrookPD. Topics that will be covered include sexual assaults, general safety, alcohol related violations/binge drinking, property crimes on campus and safety for commuting students. 

Spend an evening at "National Night Out"

The Benedictine University Police will host a “National Night Out” from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 5 in the Neuzil Hall parking lot. “National Night Out” is a community-police awareness-raising event held the first Tuesday of August. The event has been held annually since 1984 and is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch in the United States and Canada. The event is an opportunity to get to know your neighbors, local, state and federal law enforcement officers, firefighters and paramedics. There will be food, demonstrations, a raffle, kids games, display of vehicles and equipment, and more. For more information, call (630) 829-6662.

Volunteers needed for annual golf outing

Volunteers are needed for the 20th annual President’s Invitational Golf Outing on Monday, July 28, at Cantigny Golf Club in Wheaton. Please contact Nicole Placek at (630) 829-6406 or dsmith@ben.edu. Visit ben.edu/golf for more information.

Former U.S. attorney general to speak at Benedictine


The Center for Civic Leadership, the Illinois Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Illinois and the DuPage County Bar Association will present former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, July 24 on the second floor of the Krasa Center. Gonzales will present “The Challenges of Enforcing Federal Law.” The cost is $75 for attorneys/legal professionals and $50 for the general public. Cocktail hour begins at 5:00 p.m. with dinner at 6:00 p.m. The event will also feature a vocal performance by Daniel Rodriguez, “America’s beloved tenor.”

Admissions dates for this summer

Admitted Student Day is from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 21. Check-in is from 9:00-9:30 a.m. with the event beginning promptly at 9:30 a.m. A College of Business Adult and Graduate Open House is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16 and a College of Education and Health Services Adult and Graduate Open House is slated for 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23. Both open house events will be held at the Neff Welcome Center.

Put your game face on

Viva Las BenU! Join us for Caribbean Casino Night on Saturday, June 21. Show off your poker, roulette, blackjack and craps skills while Benedictine faculty/staff deal. This is an excellent opportunity to mix and mingle with friends old and new, enjoy live music, get the chance to win great door prizes and bid on super silent auction items. Please direct all questions to Trente Arens, alumni development specialist, at (630) 829-6077 or tarens@ben.edu, and be sure to visit ben.edu/casino-night for more information. Proceeds from the event benefit the Alumni Board Scholarship Award.

Big changes coming in summer school

Summer school is back in earnest, and to better serve students and the local community, Benedictine University has enhanced its traditional undergraduate summer courses by piloting more than 20 new offerings in an either partly or fully online format at a 50 percent reduced tuition rate. The following courses (with a BF or OL section code) will be offered this summer at Benedictine University at the discounted rate of $432.50 per credit hour: ACCT 111 Accounting I, ACCT 112 Accounting II, BIOL 340 Cell Biology, CJUS 351/PSYC 351 Research Methods in the Social Sciences, EDUC 210/PSYC 241 Educational Psychology, EDUC 355 Classroom Management, GEOG 106 Geography and Cartography, HIST 112 American History Since 1865, HUMN 250 The Contemporary World, IDS 301 Human Dignity/Common Good, INTB 101 The Global Economy, LITR 291 Topics in Literature: Comics, Film, Image Macro Reading the Visual Text, LITR 391 Advanced Topics in Literature, MATH 210 Calculus for Physical Sciences I, NUTR 200 Nutritional Science, NUTR 345 Science of Nutrition and Fitness, PHYS 106 Astronomy, PSYC 100 Survey of Psychology, PSYC 291 Selected Topics, PSYC 391 Topics: Conservation Psychology, SPCH 110 Basic Speech and THEO 101 Theology of Love. The robust existing “traditional” course offerings in Anthropology, Biochemistry, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communications, Criminal Justice, Education, Finance, Fine Arts, Health Science, History, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Nutrition, Physics, Psychology and Sociology will be offered at the existing rate of $865 per credit hour.

Denim Days are back

Denim Days are back for summer. Donate $5 per Friday to the College of Business building or the general scholarship fund and wear jeans to work on Fridays. Donate $70 upfront and wear jeans for 17 Fridays. Donate $35 upfront and get eight Fridays. Get them for yourself or share with coworkers. Applies to new donations only. Current payroll deduction donors can increase their donations accordingly to become eligible. Forms can be dropped off at the Office of the Annual Fund in the Krasa Center, Room 035. For more information, contact Jill Poskin at (630) 829-6366 or jposkin@ben.edu. Participants are responsible for securing supervisor permission before participating.

Check out the University's announcements policy before you post

Publicity announcements of general interest to faculty, staff and/or the student body of the University by academic units, University departments and/or student organizations are the only type of material(s) allowed to be posted on University property. Outside agencies must advertise via the Candor. Community announcements can be posted on the community board located in the lower level stairwell of Krasa Student Center. The Office of Career Development will distribute job opportunity announcements. All announcements must meet the educational goals and promote the mission of the University. Before posting a publicity announcement, please refer to the University's policy located here: S:\University Info\Policies and Procedures\Posting Publicity Announcements Policy.docx. Any announcements found in violation of this policy will be removed and discarded.

Got parents? Give 'em Hope.

Parent Programs offers a one-stop service for parents of Benedictine University students. The program responds to parent inquiries and provides information on a variety of issues to facilitate communication between parents and the University. For assistance, please contact Hope Keber, parent liaison, at hkeber@ben.edu or (630) 829-1127.

Use 'Goodsearch' to benefit University Ministry


When you do a search on the Internet, use the search engine "Goodsearch.com." Every time you use Goodsearch.com, the proposed church and ministry center receive $.01. In the box "I am supporting," type "Benedictine," in the drop down menu click on "Benedictine University, Lisle, IL;" then type in your search data. There is now an additional way you can use "Goodsearch.com," by downloading the "Goodsearch" toolbar at http://www.goodsearch.com/toolbar/. If you have any questions, contact Fr. Philip Timko, O.S.B. at (630) 829-6029 or ptimko@ben.edu.

Taize prayer service offered third Friday of the month


A Taizé prayer service is held on the third Friday of the month at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 22 W. 415 Butterfield Road in Glen Ellyn.Call (630) 469-1394 for more information. A Taizé prayer service is also held on the first Friday of the month at Ascension Church, 815 S. East Ave. in Oak Park. Call (708) 524-1540 or visit: ascensionchurch.com/contact.html. For more information about Taizé prayers, call Sr. Christine Kouba, O.S.B., at (630) 725-6073.

Who you going to call?


Who do you call in a medical emergency? All calls for medical assistance should be directed to University Police at (630) 829-6666 or ext. 6666 from any in-house telephone. If the situation is life-threatening, immediately dial 911. There is no need to pre-dial “8” for 911 or 6666. To expedite the response for any emergency, whether medical or psychological, do not attempt to contact Student Health Services. Their availability is not assured. University Police will respond, assess the situation and take appropriate measures.

Sunday Mass will resume August 24

The first Sunday Masses of the Fall 2014 Semester will be offered at 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on August 24. The first Daily Masses of the new term will be offered at 7:25 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Monday, August 25.

Know a student who needs help?

The mission of the Early Alert Team (EAT) is to provide early intervention and prevention for students who are experiencing distress, engaging in harmful or disruptive behaviors, or who have been identified as at risk for personal, academic, social or financial difficulty. To file an Early Alert Referral, go to www.ben.edu/EAT. A student "complaint" is an expression of dissatisfaction concerning, a University employee, department, service, process or a University administrative action that requires clarification, investigation and/or resolution. Students wishing to file a complaint should go to www.ben.edu/studentlife/student_complaint_form.cfm. For more information, contact Linda D. Owens, associate dean for Student Development, at (630) 829-6123 or lowens@ben.edu.

Find out where the money goes

Benedictine University students are able to put down roots and blossom into game-changing professionals due to the kindness of our trustees, alumni, friends and faculty/staff. Visit the Donor Impact Report website today at ben.edu/dir/ to learn how donations invigorate students by providing them with exceptional academic, spiritual and social growth opportunities. Please direct all questions to Pat Ariano, executive director of University Development, at (630) 829-6003 or pariano@ben.edu.

Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B., Art Gallery

Come to the show and see pictures at an exhibition

The 2014 calendar of events for the University Art Collection and Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B. Art Gallery has been set: 

Through June 13
Plus+Plus+Plus  –  Recent Donations and Acquisitions

Fr. Michael E. Komechak O.S.B. Art Gallery
Kindlon Hall, Fifth Floor
The art gallery is pleased to present a selection of recent acquisitions and donations to the University’s permanent art collection. This exhibition will focus on works received since 2009 and will include pieces by Mauricio Lasansky, Rembrandt van Rijn, Francisco de Goya, John Pittman Weber, Gayle Stevens, Henri Matisse, Charles E. Boone, David Marcet, Mary Dritschel, Bueno Silva, Stewart Hitch, Maria Salvador, John Sevigny, Luis Soto and Susana Veloz.

Through June 27
Arvydas Zabulionis: Sanctuary – Photographs
Kindlon Hall, Second Floor Atrium Gallery
Zabulionis is a local photographer who has spent the last several years traveling Europe and the Chicago area to photograph churches and places of worship. Mesmerized by the beauty of these sanctuaries, he presents them in all their glory, full of color and rich with details. Zabulionis studied photography at College of DuPage.

Through June 27
High School Art Student Exhibition
IC Catholic Prep
Kindlon Hall, First Floor South Gallery
High school students, grades 9-12, will exhibit their recent work from IC Catholic Prep High School in Elmhurst. Examples of class projects in drawing, painting, digital and mixed media will be included.

June 6-June 30
Benedictine University Student Printmakers
Kindlon Hall, First Floor North Gallery
Student artwork from Benedictine University’s Fine Arts program will feature projects in drawing, relief printmaking and the art appreciation honors courses taught by Teresa Parker, lecturer in the Benedictine University Department of Fine Arts and curator of the Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B. Art Gallery.

Sunday, September 7
First Sunday Tea and Art Lecture Series
Teresa J. Parker: "Spanish Colonial Art”
Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B. Art Gallery
Kindlon Hall, Fifth Floor North
2:00-4:00 p.m.
The mixtures of cultural, religious and decorative styles found in Mexico and Peru during the 16th century are out of this world. Parker, curator of the Benedictine University Art Collection, will discuss the origins of some of these practices and show examples of art and decorative arts. Parker is a practicing artist and has been curating exhibitions for more than 20 years. She earned a Master of Fine Arts  from Illinois State University.
Tea and refreshments will be served.

Sunday, October 5
First Sunday Tea and Art Lecture Series
David Oulette, Ph.D.: “The Mayan Creation Myth of Popul Vuh”
Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B. Art Gallery
Kindlon Hall, Fifth Floor North
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Oulette will give an engaging discussion about the ancient pre-Columbian Popul Vuh codex and how it helped shape the Mayans’ belief about creation and death.  Oullette is an instructor of Art History at College of DuPage and earned a Ph.D. in Art History from Northern Illinois University.
Tea and refreshments will be served.

Sunday, November 2
First Sunday Tea and Art Lecture Series
William Scarlato: “Modernism”
Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B. Art Gallery
Kindlon Hall, Fifth Floor North
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Scarlato, professor of Art and chair of the Department of Fine Arts at Benedictine University, will discuss the topic of 20th century Modernism and its application to the human figure. Scarlato is an exhibiting painter and printmaker, who earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from Yale University.
Tea and refreshments will be served.

Sunday, December 7
First Sunday Tea and Art Lecture Series

Lecture to be announced
Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B. Art Gallery
Kindlon Hall, Fifth Floor North
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Tea and refreshments will be served.

Healthy Table


Summertime is fruit and vegetable time

Summer is the perfect time to add fruits and vegetables. The largest variety of fruits and vegetables are in season from June to August. Here is a quick guide to what will be in stores this summer:

Fruits

Apricots, Asian pear, barbados cherries, black crowberries, black currants, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, breadfruit, cantaloupe, casaba melons, champagne grapes, cherries, crenshaw melon, durian, elderberries, figs, galia melons, grapefruit grapes, honeydew melons, jackfruit, limes, loganberries, longan, loquats, lychee, mulberries, nectarines, passion fruit, peaches, Persian melons, plums, raspberries, rose apples, sopadilla, sapote, strawberries, sugar apples, watermelon and Armenian cucumbers.

Vegetables

Beets, bell peppers, butter lettuce, chayote squash, chinese long beans, corn, crookneck squash, cucumbers, eggplant, endive, french beans, garlic, green beans, green soybeans (edamame), hearts of palm, jalapeno peppers, lima beans, manoa lettuce, okra, ong choy spinach, peas, radishes, shallots, sugar snap peas, summer squash, tomatillos, tomatoes, winged beans, yukon gold potatoes and zucchini.

Phew! So many choices. But how can you add these fruits and veggies to your diet? You can of course eat fruits and most veggies raw. But you can also easily make fruit smoothies, or fruit and veggie smoothies together. Those smoothies can easily meet your daily recommendation of five servings of fruits and vegetables in one drink. You can also grill your vegetables – one of the best cooking methods to preserve the nutrients.

Healthy Table offers free nutrition information, education, counseling, screening and more. Healthy Table is available for individual sessions, group presentations, health fairs and other health-related activities. We are located in Birck Hall, Room 230. For appointments, call (630) 829-6518 or “like” and message us on Facebook at Healthy Table at Benedictine University. You can also follow us on Twitter at @Healthy_table1.

Lisle Convention and Visitors Bureau


Wouldn't you like to fly in their beautiful balloon?

The dates for this year’s popular hot air balloon festival, “Lisle Eyes to the Skies,” are July 3-5. Visitors to this year’s festival can expect daily launches of hot air balloons and balloon glows, a carnival, large craft fair, live music, three nights of fireworks, a food court and more. For more information, visit eyestotheskies.org.


BenU Athletics 

Volleyball camp teaches the basics for boys and girls

The Benedictine University Summer Volleyball Camp for girls and boys ages 7-13 will be held from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Wednesday-Friday, July 30-August 1 at the Rice Center. Lunch and T-shirts will be provided. The cost of the camp is $175. For more information, contact men's volleyball coach Dan Buehring at dbuehring@ben.edu or visit benueagles.com.

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to the following members of the University community for the days of June 2-30:

Mark Kurowski-June 11, University Ministry

Brian Sisson-June 11, Department of Athletics
Amy Staffeldt-June 12, New Student Advising Center
Vanessa Cano-June 15, Office of Financial Aid
Dianne Moran-June 16, Psychology-Sociology
Robin Rylaarsdam-June 16, Biological Sciences
Katherine Cosby-June 16, International Programs and Services
Robert Feely-June 16, Dining Services
Eileen Forrest-June 17, Dining Services
Francesca Bergen-June 18, Business and Finance Services
Michelle Koppitz-June 18, Adult and Professional Programs
Mercy Robb-June 18, Marketing and Communications
Pedro Del Corral-June 19, Biological Sciences
Steve McDonald-June 19, Campus Service
Theresa Smallwood-June 19, Registrar
Marcelino Bogaoan-June 22, Campus Services
Kari Stone-June 22, Chemistry/Biochemistry
Sandra Gill-June 23, College of Business
Brittany Kozlowski-June 23, Information Technology
Christine Isom-Verhaaren-June 24, Core-Humanities
Phyllis Meyers-June 25, Organization Development
Adrianna Saccone-June 25, Office of Alumni Development
Regina Schurman-June 28, Clinical Exercise Physiology
Elliott Peppers-June 28, Marketing and Communications
Linda Hale-June 29, Marketing and Communications
Meagan Daniel-June 30, Office of Institutional Grants

If your birthday was omitted, please call the Office of Marketing and Communications at ext. 6090.


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