2007
Benedictine University celebrates Black History Month

Benedictine University celebrates Black History Month
January 31, 2007

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

The Office of Student Activities at Benedictine University is sponsoring several events during February in celebration of “Black History Month.” On Friday, February 9, a “Diversity Dialogue” will be held from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. in the Krasa Center Rooms A, B and C. The dialogue will be facilitated by Paul Gorski, Ph.D. a well-known multicultural education facilitator, educator and consultant for equity and social justice. At 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 10, the Office of Student Activities will present “Little Egypt – Chronology of Hip Hop Music” in the Krasa Center Rooms A, B and C. “End of Racism,” a discussion of one of the most serious issues still plaguing this nation, will be held at 9:00 p.m. on Friday, February 17 in Krasa Center Rooms ABC. The annual African American Heritage Dinner will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28 in the Krasa Dining Hall. For more information about these events, contact Brooke Murphy, coordinator of student activities, at (630) 829-6657. The Benedictine University Library is also sponsoring several special events celebrating Black History Month. For more information about those events, visit www.ben.edu/library.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.