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  • Benedictine’s Festival of Asia reflects global trends Feb 9, 2015 1:43 PM
    When Benedictine University launched its international exchange program with China 15 years ago, it started with just a few students. Today, Chinese New Year at the university attracts students groups from across campus and throughout the community, bringing crowds of almost 400 people for the annual Festival of Asia. The Festival of Asia will return for its eighth year on Friday, Feb. 20.

  • Living King's legacy: Turn a day off into a 'day on' Jan 19, 2015 10:57 AM
    For many young people across the suburbs, the Martin Luther King Day holiday won't be just a break from classes.They'll be spreading out across their hometowns performing service projects in King's honor. “It's not a day off, but it's a day on to do something in your community,” said Dianha Ortega-Ehreth, executive director of Elgin's Youth Leadership Academy.

  • Time for Americans to ask questions about race, equality Jan 19, 2015 7:25 AM
    As America reflects on the message and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Benedictine University history professor Vince Gaddis says the nation is at a crossroads. Issues of race and authority have been brought to the fore in recent months and, he says, the nation must answer questions to build a more inclusive community.

  • How far have we come? Experts discuss race relations Jan 19, 2015 11:02 AM
    On the day we celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., we've asked three prominent figures in DuPage County to share their views on the state of race relations in our country — particularly in the wake of recent unrest in places as different in size and scope as New York City and Ferguson, Missouri.

  • Milestones make news at BenU Jan 14, 2015 9:44 PM
    The Benedictine men’s basketball team reached a pair of milestones last week. Coach Keith Bunkenburg won his 300th game, and six days later senior Tim McGinty scored his 1,000th point.

  • Retiring Benedictine president: 'Time to pass it on' Jan 13, 2015 11:05 PM
    William J. Carroll planned to stay 10 years as president of Illinois Benedictine College in Lisle when he was hired in 1995. An extra decade later, Carroll said he has plenty of ideas to continue improving the private Catholic university. But the 67-year-old Naperville resident announced his intention to step down by Dec. 31 so a new leader can step in. “I could do more, but a lot has been done, and it's time to pass it on,” Carroll said Tuesday.

  • Benedictine president to retire Jan 12, 2015 9:36 PM
    The president of Benedictine University, William J. Carroll, announced Monday afternoon that he plans to retire in December, school officials said. Carroll, who has led the school for more than two decades, is credited with spearheading innovations that led the school to be named the fastest-growing university in the country since 2000 by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

  • Interfaith Youth Core founder to speak at MLK breakfast Jan 8, 2015 1:18 PM
    Eboo Patel, whose Interfaith Youth Core organization builds the interfaith movement on college campuses, will speak at the 20th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast hosted by Benedictine University and College of DuPage.

  • Festival brings Asian culture to Benedictine University Jan 7, 2015 12:35 PM
    Born of a desire to provide Chinese international students an opportunity to acknowledge their heritage, Benedictine University's Festival of Asia has grown into a community event showcasing the diverse culture and traditions of the university’s Asian population.

  • Cornel West, Felipe Calderón coming to suburbs this year Jan 1, 2015 7:11 AM
    A provocative national civil rights activist and a Latin American former head of state are among the notable speakers coming to the suburbs in 2015. Naperville’s North Central College will host author, academic and civil rights activist Cornel West Jan. 23 during Martin Luther King Jr. Week. And former Mexican President Felipe Calderón will be the keynote speaker at the fifth annual Judson University World Leaders Forum March 12 in Elgin.

  • Benedictine welcomes Christmas season with ‘Advent at the Abbey’ Nov 28, 2014 11:21 AM
    Benedictine University and St. Procopius Abbey invite the public to attend “Advent at the Abbey” from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6.

  • Wheaton in control in playoff win over Benedictine Nov 22, 2014 10:49 PM
    From the opening kick to the final play, Wheaton College was just too much for Benedictine.

  • For Benedictine, Wheaton familiarity breeds respect Nov 19, 2014 10:14 PM
    With the NCAA Division III football playoffs beginning this week, Benedictine University will have to travel less than most high school football teams when it heads to Wheaton College for a first-round matchup.

  • Visiting scholars debate economic inequality, Catholic social teaching Oct 30, 2014 12:42 PM
    Visiting professors Andrew M. Yuengert and Charles Michael Andres Clark are both Catholic and both economists, but they disagree on how to solve economic inequality and how to apply Catholic social teaching to the problem. They will debate their positions in two sessions this week at Benedictine University in Lisle.

  • Benedictine presents ‘The War on Whistleblowers’ Oct 13, 2014 11:50 AM
    Jesselyn Radack, who represents several national security and intelligence community employees who have been investigated, charged or prosecuted under the Espionage Act for allegedly mishandling classified information, will present “Speaking Truth in an Age of Lies: The War on Whistleblowers” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 in the Krasa Center Presentation Room at Benedictine University, 5700 College Road, Lisle.

  • Bolingbrook teen’s lawyer: ISIS isn’t a threat, so neither is my client Oct 10, 2014 8:49 AM
    Tom Durkin, attorney for a Bolingbrook teen accused of heading to Syria to join ISIS, has a lot to say about the terrorist group. “If anyone hasn’t noticed, ISIS went from a group that supposedly wasn’t a threat to the United States to being our existential enemy in a matter of weeks, which I think is a lot of political grandstanding,” he said. “I happen to think this type of prosecution is a misuse of the criminal justice system to really advance our geopolitical purposes.”

  • Bolingbrook teen in terrorism case called intelligent, normal Oct 10, 2014 4:57 AM
    The attorney for Bolingbrook teen accused of trying to join the terrorist group ISIS, Mohammed Hamzah Khan, said he does not believe Khan provided "material support" to ISIS. “My client is a very intelligent and fervent believer of Islam,” Durkin said. “Whether anyone else disagrees with how he sees things is another issue, and that’s his right.”

  • Injuries taking toll on Benedictine Sep 23, 2014 10:30 PM
    Nothing derails a football team faster than injuries, and Benedictine is proof.

  • Benedictine art show celebrates late Chicago painter Edward Francis Paschke Sep 18, 2014 12:14 PM
    The late Edward Francis Paschke was a Polish-American painter whose childhood interest in animation and cartoons, as well as his father’s creativity in wood carving and construction, led him toward a career in art. Beginning Oct. 6 and running through Nov. 30, the Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B., Art Gallery at Benedictine University in Lisle will commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the artist’s death with an exhibition celebrating the lively and pop art-influenced representational imagery associated with Paschke’s art.

  • Benedictine to host Women’s Leadership Summit Sep 17, 2014 5:06 PM
    The president of Nicor Gas, a leadership coach and consultant, and a special administrator within the Chicago Public School system are the featured speakers at the 2014 Greater Chicago Women’s Leadership Summit at Benedictine University. The summit, on Oct. 3, is a regional conference that addresses the issues of working women such as work/life balance, culture, innovative leadership and financial sustainability.

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