Lisle, IL, United States

Benedictine University

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Lisle, IL, United States

Benedictine University is a private Roman Catholic university located in Lisle, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. The school was founded in 1887 as St. Procopius College by the Benedictine monks of St. Procopius Abbey in the Pilsen community on the West Side of Chicago. The institution has retained a close relationship with the Benedictine Order, which bears the name of St. Benedict , the acknowledged father of western monasticism. The school secured its charter from the state of Illinois in 1890, and moved to its current location in 1901. St. Procopius College changed its name to Illinois Benedictine College in 1971, and became Benedictine University in 1996 adding a third school color of black to their existing colors in which the home football team wears a black jersey. Benedictine University is minutes from Metra's Burlington Northern train station in Lisle and a 30-minute drive from O'Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport. The university is in proximity to the many social and cultural offerings of the Chicago metropolitan area, including museums, professional athletic teams, broadway shows and the Morton Arboretum. Also nearby are two national research facilities—Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. The university's location in the high-tech East-West Tollway corridor provides various internship and employment opportunities for students. Wikipedia.

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News Article | May 5, 2017
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LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has released its list of the Best Colleges in Illinois for 2017. 50 four-year colleges were ranked, with Northwestern University, University of Chicago, Bradley University, Illinois Institute of Technology and Augustana College taking the top five spots on the list. 49 two-year schools were also selected; Carl Sandburg College, Illinois Central College, Richland Community College, Rend Lake College and Lincoln Land Community College were the top five. A complete list of schools is included below. “The schools on our list have shown that they offer outstanding educational programs that set students up for post-college success,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “Students exploring higher education options in Illinois can also look to these schools to provide top-quality resources that help maximize the overall educational experience.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in Illinois” list, all schools must be not-for-profit and regionally accredited. Each college is also evaluated metrics including annual alumni earnings, the opportunity for employment services and academic counseling, the selection of degree programs offered, financial aid availability and graduation rates. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Illinois” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in Illinois for 2017 include: Augustana College Aurora University Benedictine University Blackburn College Bradley University Chicago State University Concordia University-Chicago DePaul University Dominican University Eastern Illinois University Elmhurst College Eureka College Governors State University Greenville College Illinois College Illinois Institute of Technology Illinois State University Illinois Wesleyan University Judson University Knox College Lake Forest College Lewis University Loyola University Chicago MacMurray College McKendree University Millikin University Monmouth College National Louis University North Central College North Park University Northern Illinois University Northwestern University Olivet Nazarene University Principia College Quincy University Rockford University Roosevelt University Rush University Saint Xavier University Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Trinity Christian College Trinity International University-Illinois University of Chicago University of Illinois at Chicago University of Illinois at Springfield University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of St Francis Western Illinois University Wheaton College The Best Two-Year Colleges in Illinois for 2017 include: Black Hawk College Carl Sandburg College City Colleges of Chicago - Harry S Truman College City Colleges of Chicago - Malcolm X College City Colleges of Chicago - Wilbur Wright College City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College College of DuPage College of Lake County Danville Area Community College Elgin Community College Frontier Community College Harper College Heartland Community College Highland Community College Illinois Central College Illinois Valley Community College John A Logan College John Wood Community College Joliet Junior College Kankakee Community College Kaskaskia College Kishwaukee College Lake Land College Lewis and Clark Community College Lincoln Land Community College Lincoln Trail College MacCormac College McHenry County College Moraine Valley Community College Morton College Oakton Community College Olney Central College Parkland College Prairie State College Rend Lake College Richland Community College Rock Valley College Sauk Valley Community College Shawnee Community College South Suburban College Southeastern Illinois College Southwestern Illinois College Spoon River College Triton College Wabash Valley College Waubonsee Community College ### About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.


The International Nurses Association is pleased to welcome Mary Kate Smith, RN, BSN, MSN, LNC, to their prestigious organization with her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. Mary Kate Smith is a Staff Nurse currently serving patients within the Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida. With over two decades of experience in nursing, she is a specialist medical/surgical and oncology nurse, and is an expert in progressive care. Mary Kate’s career in nursing began in 1995 when she graduated with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Jacksonville University. An advocate for continuing education, she attended Benedictine University, gaining her Master of Science Degree in Nursing and Administration in 2013. Mary Kate holds additional certifications in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Life Support. Alongside her work as a Registered Nurse, Mary Kate is also a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant. She attributes her success to her passion for nursing, as well as the satisfaction she gets from seeing her patients get better. When she is not working, Mary Kate likes to relax with needlepoint. Learn more about Mary Kate Smith here: http://inanurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4136109/info/ and be sure to read her upcoming publication in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.


News Article | June 28, 2017
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-- Sporting AZ FC goalkeeper Jake Rybicki has been named UPSL National Player of the Week. The Phoenix, Ariz., native made six saves in recording his first shutout of the season in a 3-0 victory over Inter AZ FC on Wednesday, June 21.Rybicki started and played 90 minutes for Sporting AZ FC (3-3-3 overall), which moves to 1-0-0 in a three-team round robin tournament to decide the Arizona Conference 2017 Spring/Summer Season champion.The starting goalkeeper for the Benedictine University (Ariz.) men's soccer team last season, Rybicki has a 0.77 goals against average with 41 saves in nine appearances this season for Sporting AZ FC.The UPSL National Player of the Week is selected each week of the regular season by members of the league and journalists covering the UPSL.WEEK 1 – Chuck Pitts (L.A. Wolves FC)WEEK 2 – Shailer Thomas (Colorado Rush)WEEK 3 – Adan Coronado (Santa Ana Winds FC)WEEK 4 – Gevorg Karpetyan (L.A. Highlanders FC)WEEK 5 – Christian Esnal (Ozzy's Laguna FC)WEEK 6 – German Alfaro (Strikers FC South Coast)WEEK 7 – Edwin Borboa (La Maquina FC)WEEK 8 – Colin Clark (Colorado Rush)WEEK 9 – Lorenzo Vasquez (Real San Jose)WEEK 10 – Moe Abboushi (Anaheim Legacy FC)WEEK 11 – Pedro Hernandez (Colorado Springs FC)WEEK 12 – Marlon Diaz (Magic Valley FC)WEEK 13 – Alex Dickerson (FC Boulder)WEEK 14 – Kyle Cunningham (Santa Clarita Storm)WEEK 15 – Hector Rodriguez (Fort Collins United)WEEK 16 – Edgar Duran (Las Vegas Mobsters)WEEK 17 – Jake Rybicki (Sporting AZ FC)The UPSL was formed in 2011 and currently includes more than 70 teams in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina and Utah. UPSL is the fastest growing Pro Development League in the USA, with 100-plus teams targeted for 2018 Spring Season. Each UPSL team is individually owned and operated, and is responsible for maintaining either UPSL Pro Premier Division or Championship Division minimum standards.UPSL teams are all eligible to participate in the U.S. Open Cup Qualifying Rounds through the leagues affiliation with the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA).More information about UPSL can be found at http://www.upslsoccer.com or by following the league on Facebook ( http://www.facebook.com/ upslsoccer ) and Twitter (@upslsoccer)Contact UPSL:info@upslsoccernews.comDirect: 310-415-5691Media Relations:Dennis Popedennis.pope@upslsoccernews.comDirect: 951-675-3963


News Article | October 2, 2017
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MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Capella University announces Dr. Constance St. Germain as the new vice president of Academic Affairs/chief academic officer. St. Germain is an experienced executive with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry as well as an attorney and former military member. “Dr. St. Germain is an excellent fit,” said Dr. Dick Senese, Capella University president. “She brings two decades of experience in higher education, law, relationship-building and strategy development. Plus, she has a strong background in regional and programmatic accreditation, and the use of data-driven analytics in decision making, which will make her an integral part of our academic team as we continue to provide the most direct path for our students.” St. Germain will play a central role in engaging with external stakeholders, policymakers, regulators and senior colleagues at other institutions, and assist in internal strategic alignment to help bring an even greater focus on Capella’s academic model. St. Germain previously has served as executive dean for the College of Humanities & Sciences at the University of Phoenix and as vice president and dean at American Public University System’s School of Public Service & Health. St. Germain is a U.S. Army veteran, having served as a major in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. She holds an EdD in Higher Education and Organizational Change from Benedictine University, a JD from the University of Baltimore School of Law, and a BA in History from George Mason University. Capella University (www.capella.edu) is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Founded in 1993, the university is dedicated to providing flexible, professionally aligned online degree programs designed to help working adults advance in their careers. As of June 30, 2017, about 37,500 students were enrolled in Capella’s bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and certificate programs. Known for its commitment to learner success, academic quality and innovations in online education, Capella pioneered competency-based direct assessment programs allowing students to learn at their own pace. For more information, call 1.888.CAPELLA (888.227.3552).


News Article | September 14, 2017
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Noted professors David L. Cooperrider, PhD, and Peter F. Sorensen, Jr., PhD headline an impressive group that will be honored by the Organization Development Network in Chicago next month. Dr. Cooperrider and Dr. Sorenson will be given the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award by OD Network on October 16 in recognition of their significant and lasting impact on the field and practice of organization development. The OD Network Lifetime Achievement Award is given to those who have served the profession over an extended period of time, have earned the respect and admiration of professional colleagues and have freely engaged not only contemporaries, but also have been committed to maintaining a dynamic connection to all generations of OD practitioners. Dr. Cooperrider is the Fairmount Minerals Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. He is past President of the National Academy of Management’s OD Division and has lectured and taught at Harvard, Stanford, University of Chicago, Katholieke University in Belgium, MIT, University of Michigan, Cambridge and others. Currently David serves as Faculty Director of the Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit. He has published 15 books and authored close to 50 articles. Dr. Sorensen is professor and Director of the Master of Science in Management and Organization Behavior (MSMOB) program as well as the Doctor of Philosophy in Organization Development program at Benedictine University. A pioneer in the OD field, he helped establish Benedictine's MSMOB program, one of the first master's level organization development programs in the world. Sorensen was an invited, distinguished scholar to the first Academy of Management Conference on Global Change and has received numerous awards. He is the author of more than 200 articles, papers and books. The Lifetime Achievement Awards will be presented at OD Network’s annual conference, which will be held October 14-17 at the Loews Chicago O’Hare in Chicago, Ill. The four-day conference will feature a wide range of speakers addressing an even wider range of issues affecting organizations, communities and society at-large. Other award winners to be honored at the conference include: --    Emerging New OD Practitioner – Yabome Gilpin-Jackson --    Sharing the Wealth – Jeanne Hartley --    Organizational Excellence and Impact in OD – Boston Scientific --    Service to the OD Network – Mila Baker & Yasmeen Burns --    Communicating OD Knowledge – Steven H. Cady & Loni Davis For more information, visit the OD Network 2017 conference webpage. The Organization Development Network was established in 1968 by founders in the field of organization development. OD Network leads the profession and its practitioners in creating effective, healthy organizations. Guided by clearly-articulated values, principles, and ethical standards, the OD Network serves change agents by creating a global community for exchanging best practices, opportunities to interact with thought leaders and access to leading edge practices, tools and technologies. As a result, members create change and sustainable impact in today’s organizations, communities and beyond.


News Article | February 25, 2017
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The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has ranked the best colleges and universities with online programs in the state of Illinois. Of the four-year schools that were ranked, 35 made the list with Northwestern University, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Loyola University Chicago, Southern Illinois University Carbondale and DePaul University positioned as the top five. Illinois’ top 19 two-year schools were also included on the list, with Illinois Central College, Richland Community College, Kaskaskia College, Harper College and Waubonsee Community College coming in as the top five. “As online programs become more readily available at Illinois schools, the options for students who want to earn a degree on their own schedule become more difficult to choose from,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “The schools on our list have proven themselves to be the most high-quality options for an online education in Illinois.” To earn a spot on the Best Online Schools list, Illinois colleges and universities must be institutionally accredited, public or private not-for-profit entities. Each college is also scored based on more than a dozen unique data points that include graduation rates, total online program offerings and financial aid availability. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: The Best Online Four-Year Schools in Illinois for 2017 include the following: Aurora University Benedictine University Chicago State University Concordia University-Chicago DePaul University Dominican University Eastern Illinois University Elmhurst College Governors State University Greenville College Illinois Institute of Technology Illinois State University Judson University Lewis University Lincoln Christian University Loyola University Chicago MacMurray College McKendree University Moody Bible Institute National Louis University North Park University Northwestern University Olivet Nazarene University Quincy University Roosevelt University Rush University Saint Xavier University Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville University of Chicago University of Illinois at Chicago University of Illinois at Springfield University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of St Francis Western Illinois University Illinois’ Best Online Two-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Frontier Community College Harper College Illinois Central College John A. Logan College John Wood Community College Joliet Junior College Kaskaskia College Lincoln Trail College McHenry County College Moraine Valley Community College Olney Central College Richland Community College Shawnee Community College Southeastern Illinois College Wabash Valley College Waubonsee Community College ### About Us: AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.


Ronkainen N.J.,Benedictine University | Halsall H.B.,University of Cincinnati | Heineman W.R.,University of Cincinnati
Chemical Society Reviews | Year: 2010

Electrochemical biosensors combine the sensitivity of electroanalytical methods with the inherent bioselectivity of the biological component. The biological component in the sensor recognizes its analyte resulting in a catalytic or binding event that ultimately produces an electrical signal monitored by a transducer that is proportional to analyte concentration. Some of these sensor devices have reached the commercial stage and are routinely used in clinical, environmental, industrial, and agricultural applications. The two classes of electrochemical biosensors, biocatalytic devices and affinity sensors, will be discussed in this critical review to provide an accessible introduction to electrochemical biosensors for any scientist (110 references). © 2010 The Royal Society of Chemistry.


Novack-Gottshall P.M.,Benedictine University
Paleobiology | Year: 2016

Evolutionary paleoecologists have proposed many explanations for Phanerozoic trends in ecospace utilization, including escalation, seafood through time, filling of an empty ecospace, and tiering, among others. These hypotheses can be generalized into four models of functional diversification within a life-habit ecospace framework (functional-trait space). The models also incorporate concepts in community assembly, functional diversity, evolutionary diversification, and morphological disparity. The redundancy model produces an ecospace composed of clusters of functionally similar taxa. The partitioning model produces an ecospace that is progressively subdivided by taxa along life-habit gradients. The expansion model produces an ecospace that becomes progressively enlarged by the accumulation of taxa with novel life habits. These models can be caused by a wide range of ecological and evolutionary processes, but they are all caused by particular "driven" mechanisms. A fourth, neutral model also exists, in which ecospace is filled at random by life habits: this model can serve as a passive null model. Each model produces distinct dynamics for functional diversity/disparity statistics when simulated by stochastic simulations of ecospace diversification. In this first of two companion articles, I summarize the theoretical bases of these models, describe their expected statistical dynamics, and discuss their relevance to important paleoecological trends and theories. Although most synoptic interpretations of Phanerozoic ecological history invoke one or more of the driven models, I argue that this conclusion is premature until tests are conducted that provide better statistical support for them over simpler passive models. © 2016 The Paleontological Society. All rights reserved.

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