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  • 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.

  • Exhibit highlights Velvet Revolution, fall of communism Sep 16, 2014 1:01 PM
    Benedictine University marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of communism in Eastern Europe by hosting a traveling exhiibit highlighting the nonviolent "Velvet Revolution" that paved the way for a more democratic and capitalist-based government in the former Czechoslvakia.

  • Free cardiac screenings are saving young lives Sep 3, 2014 1:01 PM
    Elgin High School Principal Jerry Cook is on a mission to ensure all 2,500 Elgin High students have an opportunity to be screened for signs of heart problems this month. “We’re very excited to bring the Young Hearts for Life electrocardiogram screening to all students,” says Cook.

  • High expectations again for North Central College Sep 2, 2014 11:22 PM
    Many of the names may be different, but the results are expected to be more of the same in the CCIW this year.

  • Roosevelt move part of 'tectonic shift' in education Sep 1, 2014 7:40 AM
    The market forces prompting Roosevelt University to significantly scale back programming at its Schaumburg campus are being experienced throughout Illinois in higher education, experts say. “We're seeing a tectonic shift in higher education,” said James Applegate, executive director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education. “The collar counties of Chicago are suffering a bit, but Chicago itself is on the upswing.”

  • Benedictine invites public to National Night Out event Jul 28, 2014 9:30 AM
    The Benedictine University Police Department invites the public to attend a National Night Out event from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 5 at the university’s main campus, 5700 College Road, Lisle.

  • Bears players team up to offer football camp in Lisle Jun 20, 2014 12:19 PM
    Newcomers and seasoned players who want to learn individual and team techniques may want to attend the Roberto Garza and Jon Bostic Football Camp.

  • Benedictine grad wins praise from top scientists May 28, 2014 9:51 AM
    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 nation’s most distinguished and recognized professionals in the field.

  • Benedictine softball team looking for more May 7, 2014 12:31 AM
    It’s not often that an underdog to win the conference title isn’t satisfied after winning the conference tournament. While Benedictine softball coach Kate Heidkamp said it is always a thrill in the NACC Tournament, her team is ready for more.

  • Roskam: Human trafficking a growing threat in suburbs Apr 24, 2014 7:02 PM
    Human trafficking — both in terms of labor and sex — is becoming more prevalent in the suburbs, and legislators and law enforcement officials say they’re taking steps to fight it. Elected officials joined suburban police to learn about what more can be done to address the problem. “It (human trafficking) is happening in the suburbs,” Rep. Peter Roskam said. “It is happening in ways that should be apparent to us, but we don’t even see it.”

  • Tested Benedictine playing well Apr 15, 2014 10:56 PM
    It’s no surprise that baseball teams in the northern states can be at a disadvantage against teams from the south. In its early season games in Florida, Benedictine’s baseball team found that out first-hand. However, now that they have returned to Illinois, the Eagles are hitting their stride.

  • Ex-state manager fined for having employees do his homework Apr 4, 2014 4:49 PM
    A former Illinois Department of Employment Security manager has been fined for directing his co-workers to do his college homework for Benedictine University on taxpayer time. Clyde Redfield’s subordinates worried they’d be demoted or could lose their jobs if they refused comply with his requests for homework assistance.

  • BenU lecture series highlights business innovation Apr 1, 2014 1:01 PM
    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.

  • Symposium featuring school faculty looks at how faith can stop violence Mar 18, 2014 8:14 AM
    Benedictine University faculty from across the institution will join an expert in theological studies from St. Louis University to discuss violence and how to work against it in Benedictine’s seventh annual Faith and Reason Symposium.

  • Benedictine to host GOP gubernatorial debate March 6 Feb 3, 2014 9:02 AM
    Benedictine University will host the final debate prior to the 2014 primary featuring the Republican candidates running for governor. The university has invited the four candidates — state Sen. Bill Brady of Bloomington, state Sen. Kirk Dillard of Hinsdale, state Treasurer Dan Rutherford and Bruce Rauner, chairman of R8 Capital Partners and former chairman of the private equity firm GTCR — who are vying to run against incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn to debate on campus March 6.

  • Festival of Asia brings in Chinese New Year, highlights students’ culture Jan 14, 2014 12:49 PM
    Chinese students studying at Lisle’s 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 of hospitality, the university will bring the food, festivities and fun associated with the holiday to Lisle and the surrounding community during the seventh annual Festival of Asia celebration from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, in the Krasa Student Center, 5700 College Ave.

  • Uneven start to season for local teams Jan 8, 2014 9:03 PM
    Just one game into the CCIW men’s basketball season and Elmhurst, North Central and Wheaton all have the same overall record, 8-4. However, the three DuPage County schools have taken significantly different routes to get where they are.

  • North Central ready for second-round hurdle Nov 27, 2013 9:32 PM
    Every team hopes to play its best at the end of the year in the most important games, and despite going undefeated throughout the regular season the North Central football team may be playing at its peak.

  • 2 Red Stars players join Team Canada Oct 18, 2013 3:44 PM
    The Canada Women’s National Team‘s announced the preliminary roster for its friendly against Korea Republic on Sunday in Edmonton, Alberta, includes two Chicago Red Stars players, goalkeeper Erin McLeod and midfielder Adriana Leon.

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