University News Articles



Benedictine hosts exhibit highlighting fall of communism, Velvet Revolution

August 22, 2014
Benedictine University will mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of communism in Eastern Europe by hosting a traveling exhibit highlighting the nonviolent “Velvet Revolution” protests that paved the way...

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Art exhibit reflects sculptor’s humorous look at celebrities like Jackson, Warhol

August 21, 2014
Sculptor Larry Ballard has a slightly skewed view of popular culture. His humorous observations of society will be on display for four weeks at Benedictine University.

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Carroll, Benedictine, recognized for efforts to create atmosphere of inclusion

August 20, 2014
Benedictine University President William J. Carroll has been named a recipient of an INSIGHT Into Diversity Visionary Award, which recognizes individuals who have made significant past and present contributions to...

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More than 200 new and returning students registered for fall 2014 classes which begin August 25

August 19, 2014
Benedictine University at Mesa continues to make a private, values-based education a reality for students in the East Valley and beyond.

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Benedictine names Springfield native to lead student life at Mesa campus

August 14, 2014
A core Benedictine value is living life in balance. To strengthen its student life programming and help students achieve this balance, Benedictine University at Mesa has appointed Kevin Broeckling as...

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National Night Out at Benedictine merges community fun, safety

August 6, 2014
Local, county and state fire and law enforcement agencies gathered at Benedictine University on Tuesday evening to celebrate “National Night Out” with games, fun and public safety information for the...

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Former Mesa CC coach, six-time All-American to lead BenU Mesa cross country program

August 4, 2014
Benedictine University at Mesa has named former Mesa Community College coach and six-time All-American runner Paul Spencer Peterson II to head the startup of its men’s and women’s cross-country program.

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Stoecker named to lead Benedictine University’s branch campus in Mesa

August 4, 2014
Nancy West Stoecker, compliance officer and director of Internal Audit at Benedictine’s main campus in Lisle, has been charged with moving the University toward the future and sustained long-term success...

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One-Stop-Shop: Benedictine event makes transferring quick and easy

July 28, 2014
Transfer students interested in attending Benedictine University for the Fall 2014 Semester can complete all of their application paperwork and register for classes in a single day during “One-Stop-Shop” appointments...

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Former U.S. Attorney General Gonzales shares legal strategy in scandals, crisis

July 25, 2014
Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales gave lawyers and community members a crash course in protecting client interests in times of organizational crisis Thursday evening on the second floor...

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BenU at a Glance provides overview of student experience at Benedictine

July 23, 2014
Discover what has made Benedictine University the fastest-growing University in the country by attending BenU at a Glance from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 7 in the Krasa Student Center.

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Benedictine student is Illinois Public Health Association’s Student of the Year

July 18, 2014
Rebecca Carlstrom has yet to complete her graduate studies in Benedictine’s Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) program, but she’s already made several important contributions to the field in which she...

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National Night Out full of fun, police cars, firetrucks and public safety information

July 16, 2014
Crime prevention is not solely the responsibility of the police, it requires individual members of a community working hand-in-hand with law enforcement to stand up and advocate on behalf of...

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Benedictine freshmen and sophomores can now earn an award that will pay for the second semester of their senior year

July 15, 2014
Benedictine University at Mesa believes that while it is important to attend college, it is imperative students continue their studies and earn degrees that prepare them for success in the...

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Benedictine hosting July 23 open houses for prospective adult students

July 15, 2014
Adult students seeking to advance their careers should attend an open house at Benedictine University to learn how to earn an affordable, advanced degree from a reputable university with a...

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Virtual info sessions, open houses shed light on Benedictine’s $10K M.B.A. program

July 15, 2014
Benedictine University at Mesa is inviting interested students to attend a virtual information session about its groundbreaking 18-month $10K M.B.A. program at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 24 and Friday,...

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Benedictine University at Mesa reflects on, celebrates first academic year

July 2, 2014
Benedictine University at Mesa is celebrating its first year of providing a Catholic, values-based, liberal arts education to students in Maricopa County and the greater East Valley area.

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Microsoft grant will help prepare students for major shift in IT landscape

June 30, 2014
Beginning this fall, students enrolled in Benedictine University’s Master of Science (M.S.) in Business Analytics and M.S. in Management Information Systems programs will have access to Microsoft Azure, one of...

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Benedictine’s M.P.H. program earns national accreditation

June 30, 2014
Students who earn a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree from Benedictine University know they receive an education that immediately prepares them to excel within the workplace. Now a national...

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Benedictine University at Mesa to launch first group of $10K M.B.A. students in June, next sessions forming

June 17, 2014
Due to outstanding interest in its groundbreaking 18-month $10K M.B.A. program, Benedictine University at Mesa is starting its first group of M.B.A. classes on June 24 and is accepting applications...

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Learn how you can advance your career at Benedictine’s July open houses

June 16, 2014
Adult students seeking to advance their careers should attend an open house at Benedictine University to learn how an affordable, advanced degree from a reputable university with a history of...

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Volleyball coaches recruiting student-athletes for fall program launch

June 16, 2014
Benedictine University at Mesa is actively building its sports program with the hiring of men’s and women’s volleyball coaches.

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Former U.S. Attorney General Gonzales to discuss legal ethics, his career at Benedictine

June 9, 2014
Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales will discuss legal ethics on Thursday, July 24 on the second floor of the Krasa Student Center at Benedictine University.

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Benedictine hosting June 11, 12 open houses for prospective adult business students

June 4, 2014
Adult students seeking to advance their careers should attend an open house at Benedictine University to learn how to earn an affordable, advanced business degree from a reputable university with...

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Benedictine student diplomats receive honors at model UN conference

June 4, 2014
Most Americans would be hard-pressed to locate Seychelles, a country made up of 155 islands in the Indian Ocean on a map, let alone defend the East African country’s interests...

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Faculty honored, promoted, appointed professor emeriti

June 2, 2014
Peter Sorensen, Ph.D., who established one of the most distinguished doctoral programs in Organization Development in the world, and Daniel Nohl, Ph.D., who helped to develop a system to mentor...

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U.S. Army Herald Trumpets perform at Benedictine University

May 30, 2014
The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, the official fanfare ensemble for the president of the United States, played before a crowd of more than 200 spectators who gathered for a live...

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Bears’ Garza, Bostic team up to offer football camp for area youngsters

May 30, 2014
Newcomers and seasoned players who want to learn individual and team techniques should attend the Roberto Garza and Jon Bostic Football Camp at Benedictine University on June 29-July 2.

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Higher education leaders from Slovak Republic meet with Benedictine’s top administrators

May 23, 2014
High-ranking government officials and leaders of higher education institutions from the Slovak Republic visited Benedictine University on Wednesday, May 21.

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Benedictine site of U.S. Army Herald Trumpets performance on May 30

May 23, 2014
The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, the official fanfare ensemble for the president of the United States, will give a live performance from 11:00-11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 30 in the...

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Commission affirms quality of Benedictine programs

May 21, 2014
Benedictine University at Mesa provides quality academic programs to the Southwest Arizona area, according to a statement released by the agency that accredits the University.

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Benedictine grad earns national award for research on potential drug development

May 21, 2014
Kyle Turcic graduated from Benedictine University this May after not only impressing faculty members with his grasp of biology and laboratory research, but also being commended by some of the...

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Benedictine graduates a landmark 1,000 nursing professionals

May 16, 2014
More than 1,000 students have completed nursing degree programs at Benedictine University since 2007, the school announced last week.

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Virtual info sessions, open houses shed light on Benedictine’s $10K M.B.A. program

May 15, 2014
Benedictine University at Mesa is inviting interested students to attend a virtual information session about its groundbreaking 18-month $10K M.B.A. program at 12:00 p.m. on the following dates: Thursday, May...

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Benedictine schedules summer events aimed at informing potential students

May 13, 2014
High school and community college students interested in learning what Benedictine University at Mesa has to offer should plan to attend one of the University’s upcoming enrollment events.

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Benedictine celebrates graduates at 122nd Commencement Convocation

May 12, 2014
Benedictine University honored the end of one journey by marking the beginning of another for Class of 2014 graduates with much “pomp and circumstance” at the 122nd Commencement Convocation held...

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New center will establish foundation for promise of student success

May 7, 2014
Earning a university degree has its challenges. Students must develop study habits that will enhance classroom preparation while building interpersonal skills that will allow them to successfully lead others –...

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Works by numerous artists featured throughout Kindlon Hall, art gallery

May 6, 2014
Benedictine University is home to one of the finest private art collections in the Midwest. Some of the works collected by the late Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B., and new...

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Benedictine adds new late summer term for graduate business students

May 5, 2014
In response to a growing need among graduate business students for additional course scheduling flexibility, Benedictine University has decided to add a fifth term to its academic calendar. The extra...

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Symposium explores how Benedictine model for education transforms teaching, learning

May 5, 2014
Public and private K-12 teachers from all academic disciplines and school administrators throughout Northern Illinois are invited to attend the “Benedictine Vision for 21st Century Education Symposium” on Wednesday-Thursday, June...

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Six faculty retiring after a combined 230 years of service

May 2, 2014
Benedictine University is bidding farewell to six professors – Ralph Meeker, Eileen Clark, Bernard Toussaint, Soyon Lee, Edward Winkler and Alexey Shukin -who have combined for more than 230 years...

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Scholarship founders recognized for impact they have had at Benedictine

May 2, 2014
Benedictine University awards thousands of dollars in endowed scholarships to students every year. Some of the scholarships are funded by individual donors. Others are supported by fundraisers held by friends...

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Scholarships honor MCC president’s service to community and reflects Benedictine’s commitment to helping students attain an affordable four-year college degree

April 29, 2014
Benedictine, who has partnered with MCC to offer other scholarships and an easy transfer process for MCC students, named these new scholarships after Pan because he “embodies the Benedictine values...

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Lee Trevino and Gary McCord to “tee up” Benedictine Golf Outing

April 29, 2014
Golf legend Lee Trevino and CBS Sports analyst Gary McCord are the marquee names at the 20th Annual President’s Invitational Golf Outing hosted by Benedictine University on Monday, July 28...

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Former DNC chair Howard Dean forecasts major shift in health care

April 24, 2014
Former Democratic National Committee chair, Gov. of Vermont and presidential candidate Howard Dean painted a picture of the future of health care in the United States in which a major...

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Building for the future: Benedictine marks construction of new College of Business facility

April 23, 2014
On Wednesday, April 23, construction crews paused as Benedictine University trustees, administrators and staff gathered to mark the beginning of a new chapter in the University’s history and bless the...

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Benedictine values, liberal arts education play important roles in health care, student success

April 23, 2014
There is a growing trend among higher education institutions to ensure future scientists, health care practitioners, business leaders and information technology gurus understand that liberal arts are vital to excelling...

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Accounting and Computer Science are among the new traditional undergraduate majors being offered at the Mesa branch campus.

April 14, 2014
Benedictine will begin offering a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in fall 2014. Time magazine reported earlier this year that accountant...

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Benedictine program helps students improve their English language skills

April 10, 2014
The Benedictine University Intensive English Language Program features eight weeks of 20 hours per week instruction for students who have at least completed high school. The courses provide opportunities for...

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Raise your financial IQ at Benedictine University’s Money Smart Week seminar

April 10, 2014
When does it make sense to open an individual retirement account (IRA)? Do I qualify for a health care subsidy under the Affordable Care Act? How can I more quickly...

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Benedictine and St. Procopius Abbey invite the public to “Lent at the Abbey”

March 28, 2014
Benedictine University and St. Procopius Abbey invite the public to attend “Lent at the Abbey” from 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 5 at St. Procopius Abbey, 5601 College Rd....

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Virtual info sessions offer insight into Benedictine’s $10K M.B.A. program

March 28, 2014
Benedictine University at Mesa is inviting interested students to attend a virtual information session about its groundbreaking two-year $10K M.B.A. program at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2, Wednesday, April...

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Benedictine to hold open houses for prospective adult business students

March 28, 2014
Adult students seeking to advance their careers should attend an open house at Benedictine University to learn how to earn an affordable, advanced business degree from a reputable university with...

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Former DNC chair Dean to discuss politics, Obamacare at Benedictine

March 25, 2014
Past chair of the Democratic National Committee and former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean will visit Benedictine University to discuss his experiences in politics, the future of the Democratic Party and...

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Olympian, Ace chairman will discuss culture of innovation at lecture series

March 25, 2014
Former Olympic speed skater John Coyle and Ace Hardware Corporation board chairman David Ziegler will address the next Leadership Lecture Series event hosted by Benedictine University’s Center for Values-Driven Leadership...

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Virtual information sessions offered for licensed teachers seeking ESL endorsement

March 25, 2014
Licensed English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers seeking an ESL endorsement should attend a virtual information session to learn more about Benedictine University’s ESL Endorsement program at 4:30 p.m....

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Program will give students an edge entering the workplace while saving local employers money on recruitment and retention

March 24, 2014
Employers and graduating college students face a dilemma. Employers need to find qualified candidates to fill openings and students need to standout among the crowd to convince these employers they...

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University partners with Raza Development Fund to help first-generation Latino students gain access to higher education, better career opportunities

March 18, 2014
Benedictine University at Mesa and the Raza Development Fund (RDF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at giving Arizona Latino students the support they need to access higher education...

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Grant furthers Benedictine’s emphasis on developing a vocation, life purpose

March 18, 2014
Benedictine University is challenging students to identify personal goals and further develop or pursue a life calling as part of a new $50,000 grant-funded initiative to strengthen and integrate the...

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Benedictine to hold $10K M.B.A. Open Houses

March 14, 2014
Benedictine University at Mesa is inviting interested students to attend a $10K M.B.A. Open House from 5:30-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26 and Thursday, March 27 at Gillett Hall, located...

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Former Benedictine assistant basketball coach to lead Mesa branch sports

March 13, 2014
Benedictine University at Mesa has announced the hiring of Steve Schafer as the associate athletic director and head golf coach.

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Mendoza’s journey from engineer to math teacher is inspiring, award-winning

March 13, 2014
Mendoza’s remarkable journey from aeronautical engineer in his native Mexico to math teacher in the heavily-bilingual community at East Aurora did not go unnoticed. He was recently named as a...

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Candidates spar at GOP gubernatorial debate

March 13, 2014
Benedictine University hosted a Republican gubernatorial debate on March 6.

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Benedictine creates class to help students better prepare for classes and improve academic performance

March 11, 2014
BenB 099 is a College Success Skills class at Benedictine University at Mesa created to help new students make the most out of their college experience by offering them a...

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Faith and reason can help break cycle of violence we do to ourselves, others

March 7, 2014
Violence impacts us all – from the personal to the global. “Love thy neighbor” means working against the violence we do to ourselves (suicide, addiction, etc.), the violence we do...

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University teaches values in class meant to enhance student learning, understanding of importance of community, service to others

March 5, 2014
Students learn best when they have a vested interest in the material they are learning and believe it adds real value to their lives. This is exactly what the founders...

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Virtual info session offers insight into Benedictine’s $10K M.B.A. program

March 4, 2014
Benedictine University at Mesa is inviting interested students to attend a virtual information session about its groundbreaking two-year $10K M.B.A. program at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12. To register...

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Founders’ Day Celebration on Friday, February 28

February 28, 2014
Benedictine University celebrated the people – past and present – who contribute to the University with their time, talent and treasure at the annual Founders’ Day Celebration on Friday, February...

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Chicago choreographer Emily Stein to present, perform new work at Benedictine University

February 27, 2014
Emily Stein, Chicago choreographer and Benedictine University’s spring 2014 Artist-in-Residence, will present a new work-in-progress titled “Corps/Corpus” at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12 at the Fr. Michael E. Komechak,...

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Benedictine University awards degrees to December 2013 graduates

February 26, 2014
Benedictine University announced that it has awarded Associate of Arts (A.A.), Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degrees to 168 students who...

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Benedictine University announces its Fall 2013 Dean’s and Recognized Lists

February 26, 2014
Benedictine University proudly announces that 846 students were named to the Fall 2013 Dean’s List and 359 students were named to the Fall 2013 Dean’s Recognized List. The Dean’s List...

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Learn about Benedictine's $10K M.B.A. program at virtual info session

February 21, 2014
Benedictine University at Mesa is inviting interested students to attend a virtual information session about its groundbreaking two-year $10K M.B.A. program at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26. To register...

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Lisa Madigan encourages students to pursue their dreams

February 20, 2014
Lisa Madigan, chief legal advisor and the first female attorney general in Illinois history, discussed the function of the office and several of her key initiatives during a talk on...

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Benedictine to award winners of “Masters of Tomorrow” art exhibition, competition

February 17, 2014
More than 150 promising young artists submitted entries to Benedictine University at Mesa’s statewide art competition each with the hope of winning one of two grand prizes for a 50...

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Forum focuses on global influence, cultural and economic shift in Vietnam

February 17, 2014
The transformation of Vietnam and its budding role in the world economy will be the subject of the next Global Studies Forum at Benedictine University, “Vietnam: Conflict, Continuity and Change,”...

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Learn how to earn the degree that can help you reach your goals

February 14, 2014
Benedictine University, the fastest-growing university in the country, makes going back to school easy for adults with adult undergraduate and graduate programs at convenient times and locations. Benedictine offers a...

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Spring Open House and Preview and Transfer Days give students a taste of Benedictine difference

February 14, 2014
Benedictine University at Mesa will hold its first ever Spring Open House on Sunday, March 2 from 12:00-3:00 p.m. at Gillett Hall, located at 225 E. Main St. in downtown...

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$10K M.B.A. program makes a graduate education more accessible to students in Central Illinois and Southwest Arizona

February 12, 2014
To respond to the need for more affordable education and to honor the Benedictine promise of creating values-based business leaders, Benedictine University’s new National Moser Center for Adult Learning is...

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University partners with Le Studio Salon for Locks of Love donations

February 8, 2014
People get haircuts everyday to maintain a certain look. However, Benedictine University at Mesa is encouraging its students and staff to cut their hair to aid seriously ill children. To...

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Benedictine marks Black History Month with inspirational speakers, events

February 7, 2014
Benedictine University is hosting a number of inspirational guest speakers and other activities throughout February to recognize and celebrate Black History Month and the many contributions blacks have made to...

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Learn how to navigate through financial aid process at free Benedictine event

January 31, 2014
Benedictine University will host a free Financial Aid 101 workshop from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 15 on the second floor of the Krasa Student Center on the University’s...

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Benedictine University at Mesa's two-year, $10K M.B.A. program makes a graduate education more affordable

January 31, 2014
To respond to the need for more affordable education, Benedictine University’s new National Moser Center for Adult Learning is offering its Problem-Based Learning M.B.A. program to new adult students throughout...

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GOP gubernatorial rivals will debate at Benedictine on eve of primary

January 29, 2014
Benedictine University will host the final debate prior to the 2014 primary featuring the Republican candidates running for governor from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 6 in the Dan and...

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Benedictine seeks entries for “Masters of Tomorrow” art exhibition, competition

January 24, 2014
Applications are still being accepted for a statewide art competition with the grand prizes being two 50 percent tuition renewable scholarships.

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Benedictine is country's fastest-growing university

January 22, 2014
In 2014, The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked Benedictine University as the No.1 fastest-growing campus in the country among private nonprofit doctoral institutions between 2002-2012. During this 10-year span, the...

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New College of Business building scheduled to open fall 2015

January 22, 2014
Scheduled to be ready by the fall of 2015, the new College of Business building will offer students an unmatched level of learning – enhancing the University’s partnerships with universities...

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VP of CNN Worldwide/TBS inspires others to ignite the hero within

January 21, 2014
While there were many leaders of the civil rights movement, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. recognized that his greatest asset was the strength and resilience of ordinary people to...

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Benedictine faculty engage community - virtually and in person

January 20, 2014
Ever check out someone online before meeting them in person for the first time for an interview or social engagement? Well, doing so just may make the first meeting worse....

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Springfield: Benedictine University at Springfield will host its first annual MLK, Jr. Unity Walk

January 17, 2014

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Benedictine invites students, families to preview Mesa campus

January 15, 2014
Benedictine University graduates either are working or enrolled in graduate school programs one year after commencement. Find out why at one of Benedictine University at Mesa’s upcoming events.

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Apologetics group offers expert advice on how to understand role one’s faith plays in personal development, success

January 14, 2014
Why do we believe what we believe and how do we know our beliefs are true? Such questions are the basis for internal reflection and the focus of a conference...

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Authentic cuisine and dancing highlight Benedictine’s annual Festival of Asia

January 14, 2014
Chinese students studying at Benedictine University won’t have time to travel 7,000 miles to enjoy the Chinese New Year, their country’s biggest celebration. So, in keeping with the Benedictine tradition...

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Benedictine’s values-based education enhances students’ personal development, strengthens faith during first semester at new Mesa college

January 14, 2014
She’s a founding member of the Benedictine University at Mesa Student Senate, an active member of her church, a stage manager and actor in a local play, and a part-time...

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Ethics expert: Sustainable businesses do the right thing

January 10, 2014
Corporate greed and unethical business behavior is not a norm for most companies and global business expert Bill O'Rourke aims to explain why the best businesses go beyond ethical standards...

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Attend ‘Preferred Visit Day’ and enjoy a sample of the Benedictine experience

January 9, 2014
Want to find out why 94 percent of Benedictine University graduates either are working or enrolled in graduate school programs one year after graduation?

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