Dear Parents,It is hard to believe finals week is less than a month away and many students will soon return home for summer break. Another year has flown by, and this year’s graduating class will celebrate Commencement on Saturday, May 9. Congratulations to you – their parents. It has been a pleasure getting
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As the school year comes to a close, the Office of Alumni Development is excited to welcome the Class of 2015 as our newest Alumni Association members. We would like to offer our heartfelt congratulations to all of the graduates and their families on a job well done. We look forward to meeting our new graduates at various Commencement activities scheduled for the next month. We also want to encourage our newest alumni to check out all the events we have planned for them at ben.edu/alumnievents.
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Fall 2015 Semester registration began on March 30. All students have been assigned a specific enrollment date and time which indicates when they can register for classes. This information can be found on their MyBenU account or can be verified with the Office of the Registrar.
Registration for the Summer 2015 Semester is also underway.
All current students can register for summer courses through their MyBenU account.
It’s been a busy and exciting time in the New Student Advising Center as we have already begun to register students for the Class of 2019. During the initial advising appointment, these new students will learn more about their major, plan their fall schedule and receive helpful information about various campus resources.
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Current traditional undergraduate students are now eligible for a special reduced rate of 50 percent off regular tuition on select Summer 2015 Semester blended and online classes.
First five-week session: June 1 - July 5
Second five-week session: July 6 - August 9
(No classes scheduled Friday, July 3)
Note: Same courses follow a slightly different schedule. Visit ben.edu/summer for more information and
I am Linda D. Owens, associate dean for Student Development at Benedictine. I have the awesome privilege of coordinating ushers for the winter and spring Commencement Convocations. What a joy it is to see our students reach graduation day after putting in many hours of studying. As you can imagine, it takes many volunteers to make this ceremony a success.
I am taking this opportunity to invite you to show your support and assist as an usher at this year’s Spring Commencement Convocation on Saturday, May 9. The undergraduate ceremony will be held from 9:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m. and the graduate ceremony will be held from 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
If you and/or a family member (children must be 12 and older) would like to volunteer for one or both ceremonies, or would like more information, please contact me at (630) 829-6123 or email@example.com.
It has been another great semester in Campus Ministry. We began the semester with eight students traveling to the Philippines to build homes for the homeless. This was our ninth year working for the Gawad Kalinga organization. Students embraced the Benedictine hallmark of community, recognizing that we are called to serve locally, nationally and internationally.
In February, Campus Ministry sponsored the “Busy Person’s Retreat.” During the retreat, students took time out of their hectic schedules to reflect on where they find God in their lives. It was an affirming experience for the students as they recognized that God is always with them in their journey. Since serving the community is a way of being at Benedictine, we held the second annual National Day of Service in April. Students spent time serving at five different nonprofit organizations in the community, strengthening our commitment of stewardship as a Benedictine institution.
The close of the semester brings new and exciting opportunities for our graduates and a time of rejuvenation for students after a busy and fulfilling year. Pope Francis reminds us, “Let us not be satisfied with a mediocre life.” Campus Ministry seeks to support students in their Benedictine academic career so that they can work toward accomplishing their goals and live a life driven by purpose.
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