The new Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B., Art Gallery on the fifth floor of Kindlon Hall is now open to faculty, staff and students. Fr. Michael acquired nearly 4,000 art pieces from locally, regionally and internationally recognized artists, and established one of the finest private art and sculpture collections in the Midwest before he passed away in 2009. Fr. Michael’s dream was that one day the collection he gathered to engage and enrich the University and surrounding community would be exhibited in a permanent home to be viewed and appreciated on a grand scale. The new gallery is about 4,700 square feet and includes climate-controlled storage and restoration/work and office space. Regular hours of operation are 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Benedictine University has received a generous $46,000, F-SCRAP grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic opportunity to allow for the diversion of all food scraps generated in the cafeteria and other buildings. This new composting effort, in conjunction with Compost Supply of Newark, will allow Benedictine to divert in excess of 105,000 pounds (52.5 tons) per year of food waste from landfills and wastewater. Composting will also be another way in which Benedictine meets its commitments to the Illinois Sustainable University Initiative. Jobs for student workers managing the diversion program will provide a unique opportunity for students to learn about sustainability. Years for the Environment, which has grown organically out of the Benedictine hallmark value of stewardship, has increased the presence of sustainability in the curriculum, highlighted the importance of sustainability in the surrounding community, and encouraged The University to reduce its carbon footprint. The student-led community garden has provided modest contributions to the dining hall, and composting food scraps will allow students to see the other end of a natural food system. Compostables include: food scraps (even meat), paper napkins and compostable disposables. Recyclables include other paper, plastic, glass and aluminum. Everything else is garbage. We need everyone’s help to make this work.,
Rogelio Sáenz, dean of the College of
Public Policy and Peter Flawn Professor of Demography at the University
of Texas at San Antonio, Carrie Fox, family support organizer at the
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, and John Sevigny,
an artist and photographer whose work frequently addresses issues of
social justice, are the panelists for the Global Studies Forum,
“Borderlands of Change: The U.S. Mexican Border, and Immigration in a
Transnational Context,” at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 19 in the
Krasa Presentation Room.
invites prospective students to learn about our flexible, evening,
weekend and accelerated adult undergraduate and graduate programs at an
Undergraduate and Graduate Open House at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday,
September 19 on the second floor of the Krasa Student Center. Prospective students
can attend information seminars specific to their program of interest,
meet with admissions and financial aid counselors, and discover how we
can help you achieve the professional success, financial security and
personal fulfillment their desire.
St. Procopius Abbey's “The Documents of Vatican II Lecture Series” will present Fr. Robert Barron, renowned theologian and speaker and also rector/president of Mundelein Seminary, at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24 at the abbey. Fr. Robert will speak on the document of “Gaudium et Spes” as the second talk in the series. His talk is titled: "Gaudium et Spes: The Right Reading of Vatican II." The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Fr. Becket Franks, O.S.B., at firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 829-9253.
The Benedictine University Library Faculty Authors Series will
present Christine M. Fletcher, Ph.D., associate professor of Theology
and Oblate of St. Procopius Abbey and her recently published book, “The
Artist and the Trinity. Dorothy L. Sayers’ Theology of Work” at 4:15
p.m. on Wednesday, September 25 in the library on the second floor of
Kindlon Hall. Fletcher will share and discuss her work and entertain
questions from the audience. Students, faculty and staff are welcome.
The Library will provide a student sign-in sheet to document student
attendance, if faculty members wish to offer extra credit and encourage
their students to attend the Faculty Authors Series. . Coffee, tea, and
light refreshments will be available for those who attend.
Benedictine University will host the Third Annual Joliet Diocesan Higher Education Convocation, “Beyond Career to a Calling in Catholic Higher Education,” from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1 in Rooms A, B and C of the Krasa Student Center. The convocation offers an opportunity for faculty and administrators to dialogue on common issues, share ideas and network. Robert G. Kennedy, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas, is the keynote speaker. A reception will follow. Please RSVP by Friday, September 20 to Alicia Cordoba Tait at email@example.com, Kurt Schackmuth at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sr. Mary Elizabeth Imler at email@example.com. For more information, visit www.ben.edu/cmi.
Mary Formosa, vice president of human resources for Navistar’s Global Truck and Engine Group, Maureen O’Brien, CEO of the Global Women’s Leadership Forum, and Geneace Williams, Ph.D., J.D., author of “Leadership DASH: Breaking Through the Finish Line,” are the featured speakers at the 2013 Greater Chicago Women’s Leadership Summit presented by the College of Business and the Office of Community Development at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, October 4 on the second floor of the Krasa Center at Benedictine University. Tickets are on sale now at $40 per person. For tickets or more information, contact (630) 829-1934 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s not too soon to start thinking about Homecoming 2013 beginning
the week of October 7. University Development Events invites all
departments and offices on campus to participate in the Homecoming
Office Decorating Contest. A panel of judges will select the winning
office based on use of the Homecoming theme, “Rolling out the Red
Carpet,” BenU spirit, originality and the use of “green” materials. The
winning office receives a continental breakfast on Monday, October 14
and the travelling trophy to proudly display until Homecoming 2014. Stay
tuned for more details.
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. 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.
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 email@example.com or (630) 829-1127.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: www.ascensionchurch.com/contact.html. For more information about Taizé prayers, call Sr. Christine Kouba, O.S.B., at (630) 725-6073.