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Benedictine College

Established 1858 as St. Benedict's College and 1863 as Mount St. Scholastica College
1971 became Benedictine College when the above institutions united
Type Private, Undergraduate
President Stephen D. Minnis
Location Atchison, KS, USA
Campus Urban
Colors Black and Red
Mascot Ravens
Website www.benedictine.edu

Benedictine College is a small university in Atchison, Kansas. It is a Roman Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts, and residential college located on bluffs overlooking the Missouri River about forty-five minutes northwest of Kansas City, Missouri. One of a number of U.S. Benedictine colleges, it is sponsored by St. Benedict's Abbey and Mount St. Scholastica. The abbey has a current population of some thirty-five monks. The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1858 (MDCCCLVIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1863 (MDCCCLXIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... For the film of this title, see Private School (film). ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Two views of a pedestrian mall on Commercial Street in downtown Atchison Commercial Street in downtown Atchison A statue of Amelia Earhart on Commercial Street in downtown Atchison Atchison is a city situated along the Missouri River in the eastern part of Atchison County, located in northeast Kansas, in the... Official language(s) English[2] Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Area  Ranked 15th  - Total 82,277 sq mi (213,096 km²)  - Width 211 miles (340 km)  - Length 417 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... Two views of a pedestrian mall on Commercial Street in downtown Atchison Commercial Street in downtown Atchison A statue of Amelia Earhart on Commercial Street in downtown Atchison Atchison is a city situated along the Missouri River in the eastern part of Atchison County, located in northeast Kansas, in the... Official language(s) English[2] Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Area  Ranked 15th  - Total 82,277 sq mi (213,096 km²)  - Width 211 miles (340 km)  - Length 417 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... Catholic Church redirects here. ... For the college, see Benedictine College. ... A residential area is a type of land use where the predominant use is residential. ... Hills redirects here. ... The Missouri River is a tributary of the Mississippi River in the United States. ... Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... // Roman Catholic Colleges and Universities in the United States This is meant to serve as a way of organizing the Catholic colleges and universities in the United States by affiliation. ...

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Beginnings

The predecessors for the modern university were Mount St. Scholastica College, an all-women's campus named for Benedict of Nursia's twin sister Scholastica, and St. Benedict's College, an all-men's campus named for Benedict of Nursia, founder of modern western monasticism. The universities merged on July 1, 1971 to form the current Benedictine College. At the time of this merger, the college was also known as "The Co-Educational College of Mount St. Scholastica and St. Benedict's Colleges". The usage of this name has disappeared since the college closed the South Campus, the former Mount St. Scholastica College, in 1989. Saint Benedict St. ... Saint Scholastica, from the San Luca Altarpiece Saint Scholastica (c. ... Saint Benedict St. ... Monasticism (from Greek: monachos — a solitary person) is the religious practice in which one renounces worldly pursuits in order to fully devote ones life to spiritual work. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ...


Education

Undergraduate programs include Art, Astronomy,Business, Finance, Mass Communications, Theatre, Philosophy, Theology, Music, Biology, Computer Science, Education, History, English, Sociology (including Criminology), Math and Physics. Masters degree programs include Education and Business. This article is about the philosophical concept of Art. ... For other uses, see Astronomy (disambiguation). ... In economics, a business is a legally-recognized organizational entity existing within an economically free country designed to sell goods and/or services to consumers, usually in an effort to generate profit. ... Finance studies and addresses the ways in which individuals, businesses, and organizations raise, allocate, and use monetary resources over time, taking into account the risks entailed in their projects. ... Journalism is a discipline of gathering, writing and reporting news, and broadly it includes the process of editing and presenting the news articles. ... Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... For other uses, see Philosophy (disambiguation). ... Theology finds its scholars pursuing the understanding of and providing reasoned discourse of religion, spirituality and God or the gods. ... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ... Biology studies the variety of life (clockwise from top-left) E. coli, tree fern, gazelle, Goliath beetle Biology (from Greek: βίος, bio, life; and λόγος, logos, knowledge), also referred to as the biological sciences, is the study of living organisms utilizing the scientific method. ... Computer science, or computing science, is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and their implementation and application in computer systems. ... This article is about the study of time in human terms. ... English studies is an academic discipline that includes the study of literatures written in the English language (including literatures from the U.K., U.S., Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, the Philippines, India, South Africa, and the Middle East, among other areas), English linguistics (including English phonetics, phonology... Sociology (from Latin: socius, companion; and the suffix -ology, the study of, from Greek λόγος, lógos, knowledge) is an academic and applied discipline that studies society and human social interaction. ... Criminology is the scientific study of crime as an individual and social phenomenon. ... Incorrect shortening of Mathematics. ... A magnet levitating above a high-temperature superconductor demonstrates the Meissner effect. ... In economics, a business is a legally-recognized organizational entity existing within an economically free country designed to sell goods and/or services to consumers, usually in an effort to generate profit. ...


In a recent survey of approximately 162,000 students at 472 four-year colleges and universities (National Survey of Student Engagement), Benedictine College scored in the top 5 percent nationally for student-faculty interaction, supportive campus environment, and enriching educational experiences. [1] The university staff to student ratio is 16:1.


Athletics

The school's athletic teams, the Ravens, wear black, red and white uniforms. St. Benedict is usually pictured with a raven, because of the legend that a raven saved him from eating poisoned bread. Saint Benedict St. ... Species See text. ...


The Ravens compete in fifteen varsity intercollegiate sports (NAIA and Heart of America Athletic Conference), with men’s teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, soccer, tennis, and track and field. Women’s athletics, "The Lady Ravens", include teams in basketball, cross-country, soccer, softball, tennis, track, and volleyball. Benedictine’s cheerleading and spirit squads have been recognized nationally. The word varsity can refer to several things. ... NAIA is an acronym (or an initialism) that can refer to the following: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics in the United States. ... The Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) is a college athletic conference affiliated with the NAIA. Member institutions are located in Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri. ... This article is about the sport. ... This article is about the sport. ... The Minnesota State Highschool Cross Country Meet A cross country race in Seaside, Oregon. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Soccer redirects here. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... Soft ball is also a sugar stage Softball is a team sport popular around the world but especially in the United States. ... For the ball used in this sport, see Volleyball (ball). ...


Faith life

Mass is offered to students four times daily in several chapels including St. Martin's Chapel and St. Benedict's Abbey. There are many opportunities for retreats, Bible study, evangelization, mission trips, service projects, youth ministry, music ministry, and pro-life work. Although there are some students who do know that Catholicism coincides with the Democratic Party on more issues. The Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), a collegiate leadership apostolate, was founded at Benedictine College by Curtis Martin. This article is about the social movement. ... This article should belong in one or more categories. ...


The college is located within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, though it is not officially affiliated with the Archdiocese. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas (Latin: Archidioecesis Kansanopolitana in Kansas) is a Roman Catholic archdiocese in Kansas. ...


Notable alumni

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Notable facts

  • Benedictine College is one of the few colleges to continue the tradition of making incoming freshmen wear a beanie atop their heads for the first week of orientation. If an upperclassman or alumni spots a freshman without the beanie, they are required to "kaw like a raven" on top of the highest point in the area.

For the stuffed toy animal, see Beanie Baby. ...

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Benedictine College - theology, religion, theology major (280 words)
The Institute for Religious Studies is a cooperative effort between Benedictine College, and the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas.
The Benedictine College Institute for Religious Studies, founded in 1990, seeks to provide theological education and spiritual formation for pastoral ministers, Catholic school teachers, catechists, liturgists, and other interested adults in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas.
All Institute courses meet the requirements for one college credit, consist of twelve class hours, and are open to participants on a credit or continuing education basis through Benedictine College.
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Benedictine College is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, or national origin.
Benedictine College fosters scholarship, independent research, and performance in its students and faculty members as a means of participating in and contributing to the broader world of learning.
Benedictine College is located on a peaceful, wooded campus in Atchison, Kansas, a picturesque town of 12,000 overlooking the Missouri River.
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