The tradition of Science at Benedictine is really the story of generations of men and women with a passion for teaching and research, who delight in sharing not only ideas, but also their lives with their students. For nearly a century, the Science faculty at Benedictine University has prepared its students to lead lives of meaning, purpose and distinction. Empowered by a value-centered Benedictine science education that emphasizes hands-on scientific exploration and discovery, our alumni have gone on to realize their professional potential, build stellar careers and bring their talents to bear on our society's most pressing needs. I encourage you to explore our website or to visit us in person to learn more about our excellent faculty, coursework, research, facilities, and student advising programs.  

Robin Rylaarsdam, Ph.D.
Acting Dean, College of Science
 

Upcoming Events

Jan
16-30
Spring 2018 HSRC Application Period
Main Campus in Lisle
Event Details

Spring 2018 HSRC Application Period

Date: January 16

Time: All Day

Campus: Lisle

Location: Birck 348

Contact: Michelle Mosier    630-829-6232    mmosier@ben.edu

Event Description:

For decades the University has had the policy of using a committee to write letters of recommendation for medical, dental, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy (4 yr), physical therapy, physician's assistant, podiatry and veterinary medicine professional schools.  To carry out this work the committee meets two times each year, in September and February, to interview applicants. Each committee member interviews each student for approximately 30-45 minutes to assess his or her probability of success in a professional school. 

Jan
22
Free Health Screen
Main Campus in Lisle
8:00 AM
Event Details

Free Health Screen

Date: January 22

Time: 8:00 AM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Villa St. Benedict - Art Studio

Event Sponsor: MSIP

Contact: Regina Schurman    rschurman@ben.edu

Event Description:

The Masters of Science in Integrative Physiology students from BenU will be conductine free health screenings for residents of Villa St. Benedict on Monday, January 22nd beginning at 8:00a m in the Art Studio at Villa St. Benedict. The tests include BMI, blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose measurements. 
*Please note, for the most accurate test results, fasting for 12 hours prior is required.

Jan
22
Free Health Talk
Main Campus in Lisle
3:00 PM
Event Details

Free Health Talk

Date: January 22

Time: 3:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Villa St. Benedict - In The Piazza

Event Sponsor: MSIP

Contact: Jayashree Sarathy    jsarathy@ben.edu

Event Description:

BenU's MSIP student will present and discuss the basis and prevention of diseases. Important health information on common diseases such as cardiovascular and neurological diseases, diabetes and osteoporosis will be presented. Additionally, the importance of eye exams and oral hygiene as well as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases will be discussed.

Feb
16
Darwin Day
Main Campus in Lisle
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Event Details

Darwin Day

Date: February 16

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Goodwin Auditorium

Event Sponsor: Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum & The Dept. of Biological Sciences

Contact: Jennifer Gardner    630-829-6563    jmgardner@ben.edu

Event Description:

COS Faculty presentations begin at 9:00am. Presenters include: Dr. Al Martin, Dr. Philip Novack-Gottshall, Dr. Robert McCarthy, and Julie Moreschi (Nutrition).

Guest speaker, Dr. Jack Gilbert presents on "Understanding the Microbial Diversity of our Planet and Ourselves" at 11:10. 

There will be a Q&A session at 10:45 followed by a brief intermission prior to Dr. Gilbert's presentation.

 

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Robin Rylaarsdam, Ph.D
Acting Dean of the College of Science

Tonia Rucker, Assistant to the Dean
Email: trucker@ben.edu
Phone: (630) 829-6187
Fax: (630) 829-6186

Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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5700 College Road
Birck Hall Room 119
Lisle, IL 60532