2009
The Candor names top editors for 2009-2010 academic year

The Candor names top editors for 2009-2010 academic year
October 14, 2009

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

The Candor, Benedictine University’s award-winning student newspaper, has named its managing editorial staff for the 2009-2010 academic year. The new editors are: Editor-in-Chief Matthew Libs, a senior majoring in communication arts and the son of Ronald and Ann Libs of Tinley Park; and Managing Editor Elizabeth Skarr, a senior majoring in writing and publishing and the daughter of Mary Skarr of Western Springs. Also, Associate Editor J.T. Kuykendall, a senior majoring in international business and economics and the son of Scott Kuykendall of Naperville and Leslie Kuykendall of Cary; and News Editor Anna Zak, a junior majoring in communication arts and daughter of Jerzy Zak and Danuta Walczak-Zak of Chicago. Also, Perspectives Editor Benjamin Harley, a senior majoring in communication arts and the son of Roy and Patricia Harley of Springfield; Scene Editor Brittany Lawler, a senior and the daughter of James Lawler of Naperville and Susan Lawler of Naperville; and Sports Editor Marcus Pass, a senior majoring in communication arts and the son of Lillie Pass of Chicago. Chris Birks, assistant professor of Communication Arts, has been named the new faculty advisor for The Candor. “I expect the staff to do their best every day,” Birks said. “I want them to always try and move forward, and as journalists try to better the Benedictine community.” The Candor publishes biweekly on Tuesdays and can also be found online at www.thecandor.com. Readers can also follow the editorial staff on their blog at www.thecandor.wordpress.com.

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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.