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Benedictine University

Established 1887
Type Private, Roman Catholic
Staff unknown
Undergraduates 2,657
Postgraduates 1,267
Location Lisle, IL, United States
Campus Suburban, 108 acres
Website www.ben.edu

Benedictine University is a private Catholic university located in Lisle, Illinois. Originally named St. Procopius College and located in the Pilsen community of Chicago, the school was founded in 1887 by the Order of Saint Benedict. The campus was moved to its current location in 1901. St. Procopius College changed its name to Illinois Benedictine College in 1971, which became Benedictine University in 1996. 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. ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... For the film of this title, see Private School (film). ... Catholic Church redirects here. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Lisle is a village located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... 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... // 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. ... Incorporated Village in 1956. ... Pilsen is a neighborhood on Chicagos West Side. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... St Benedict of Nursia (c. ...

Benedictine University has retained close relations with the Benedictine Order. Some monks from the nearby St. Procopius Abbey,located across the campus, belong to the faculty, though the vast majority of professors at Benedictine are secular instructors.


Benedictine's athletic teams (known as the Eagles) compete at the NCAA Division III level. The athletic programs include the following sports: baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, dance, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track, and volleyball. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division III (or DIII) is a division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association of the United States. ...

The campus of Benedictine is also the home of the National Pro Fastpitch team, the Chicago Bandits; and a summer collegiate baseball team, the Dupage Dragons. National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), formerly the Womens Pro Softball League (WPSL), is the only professional womens softball league in the world. ... The Chicago Bandits are a womens softball team based in Lisle, Illinois. ... The Dupage Dragons are a member of the Central Illinois Collegiate League. ...

The 2006 Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships are set to be held at the campus on May 25-27. [1]

Presidents of the University

Archbishop Daniel William Kucera, OSB, (May 7, 1923 - ) is the Roman Catholic Archbishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa. ... Saint Raphaels Cathedral The Archdiocese of Dubuque is the Catholic diocese for the northeastern quarter of the state of Iowa. ...

External links

  • Official website
    • Official athletics website
    • Campus map

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Benedictine provides an environment where students are respected and treated as individuals by a well-educated and committed faculty, a customer service oriented staff and a professional, yet personal, administration.
Benedictine is located within a half hour of Chicago, allowing undergraduates to experience what big city life has to offer while having the advantage of returning to a small campus.
Benedictine immerses the student in a liberal arts education - a solid foundation from which many students choose to pursue graduate degrees or join the workforce as well-rounded professionals....
Benedictine University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (181 words)
Benedictine University is a private Catholic university located in Lisle, Illinois.
Benedictine's athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level.
The campus of Benedictine is also the home of the Major League Lacrosse team, the Chicago Machine.
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