Virtual Showcase Series | Benedictine College

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Welcome to the Raven Family!

While your college search may have met an unprecedented halt with everything going on, we are ecstatic to welcome you to a unique opportunity to continue your exploration of what in store for you at Benedictine College! Rising seniors, we encourage you to take advantage of this one-time opportunity to explore campus life and the ‘ins and outs’ of Benedictine from your very own home! As you are embarking on your college search journey, we invite you to engage and participate in any of these webinars within our Virtual Showcase Series. Discover life at Benedictine through the eyes of our current students, learn about our campus in Florence, Italy, a time of ‘Q&A’ and all things Benedictine. See below to join one of our virtual online sessions:

Students on Campus

A view of Mary's Grotto and the Academic Quad

Our Lady of Grace Fountain with Westerman Hall in the background

Students on the Raven Walk

RSVP for April 8

Learn what it takes to gain a coveted position in the Gregorian Fellows Leadership Program from executive director, Dr. Joseph Wurtz, and how the Dr. Wangari Maathai STEM Fellows Program can enhance your degree through intensive research opportunities from program director Dr. Terry Malloy.

RSVP for April 9

Dr. Susan Traffas, co-director of the Honors Program, will present an overview and answer questions about this rigorous academic program, and Arman Partamian, executive director of the Center for Constitutional Liberty, will share what makes the Constitutional Fellows a unique experience on campus and beyond.

RSVP for April 14

These three words open the doors to Benedictine College and reveal the vibrancy of life on our campus. Listen to campus leaders discuss the trio of components at the heart of the Benedictine College Mission. Father Simon, our College Chaplain, will discuss the role of the monks of St. Benedict’s Abbey within our college community and campus ministry program—one of the most dynamic ministry programs in the nation! Sean Mulcahy, Director of Residence Life, speaks to the value of residential living and how it builds community and cultivates an ethos of hospitality in our students. Lastly, Megan Dougherty, Director of Career Services, gives her perspective on the role of our Student Success Center, articulating the opportunities to receive a wealth of services, from free tutoring, to finding internships, to job and post-grad placements.

RSVP for April 16

Our students are the life blood of our college community. Attend this virtual student panel to better understand the Benedictine College experience through the stories of our current students. Come prepared to ask questions and find out what makes Benedictine one of the greatest Catholic colleges in America! Be sure to ask our students about their favorite traditions at Benedictine (everyone has a top pick)!

RSVP for April 21

Why spend time taking classes outside of your major? Dr. Matt Ramsey, chair of the Education Department, explains why by examining the Liberal Arts – one of three pillars that upholds our mission. At Benedictine, you will embark on a journey of knowledge of who you are and who you are meant to be. Dr. Ramsey dials into our liberal arts curriculum and general education requirements while highlighting the role of the academic advisor and how experiences such as ‘Study Abroad’ and ‘Discovery Day’ will enhance your education at Benedictine College.

RSVP for April 23

Join Benedictine College Homeschool Outreach Coordinator Megan Fassero to learn some insider tips to help you successfully navigate the college admission process.Learn about free and convenient tools that will make your college decision less stressful, including why you should be on a first-name basis with your admission counselor, and how to make the most of your campus visit experience, among other helpful tips.

RSVP for April 28 @ 3:30

The Great Books encompass the best things said by the human mind, said in the most beautiful way. They introduce us to truth, goodness and beauty. Benedictine College is committed to offering a Liberal Arts education, and study of the Great Books is a proven pathway to the heart of the Liberal Arts. Join Dr. Edward Mulholland, professor of Classical languages at Benedictine, who helps direct some of our Great Books offerings, as he explains how Great Books classes work at Benedictine and how you can get involved.

RSVP for April 28 @ 7:00

At Benedictine, we know how to do family. We also understand that parents play a pivotal role in the family, often helping students discern (and pay for!) the college of their dreams. Join us on April 28 at 7:00 p.m. Central Time to hear how Benedictine parents do it. And why. Our panel includes parents of Benedictine alumni, current students, and incoming freshman. Come ready to ask these parents why the cost of a Benedictine College education is worth it!

RSVP for April 30

College is a real investment that requires careful questions and practical decisions. Tony Tanking, our Director of Financial Aid, will ease your concerns by outlining steps to make a Benedictine College education an affordable reality. Learn about the process of filing the FAFSA, how Benedictine awards scholarships for academic merit, and where to look for other scholarship opportunities. You will get a chance to ask questions and find out the monetary (and true) value of a Benedictine College education!

RSVP for May 5

We firmly believe that living on campus at Benedictine College provides students an unmatched experience of community. This webinar will offer insight into how this community facilitates life-long friendships and provides opportunities for personal growth, healthy choices, and school-social balance. Join Dr. Sean Mulcahy, Director of Residence Life, and three of our talented Resident Directors to learn more about residential living at Benedictine College.

RSVP for May 7

Welcome to the beginning of your college decision journey! A remarkably exciting new chapter that is sure to have you bursting with questions. Our Admission Counselors—all of whom are recent graduates—are here to answer them! Come join our Q&A format where we cover topics ranging from when our 2021 application opens, what we require for admission, where to access scholarships, and why Benedictine College could be the right fit for you!

RSVP for May 12

What does it look like, from a professor's point of view, when a homeschooled student steps foot in the college classroom? Homeschool Outreach Coordinator Megan Fassero will share with you what real college professors wish homeschoolers knew about succeeding at college, and how homeschool students are impressing educators at the college level. If you are wondering what it takes to be ready for college, Megan will share some tips from Benedictine’s top-notch faculty.

RSVP for May 14

Our students are the lifeblood of our college community. Attend this virtual student panel to understand the Benedictine College experience through the stories of our current students. Come prepared to ask questions and find out what makes Benedictine one of the greatest Catholic colleges in America! Be sure to ask our students about their favorite Raven traditions (everyone has a top pick)!

RSVP for May 19

What to expect when transferring to Benedictine College? Dr. Matthew Ramsey, Co-Chair of the Benedictine School of Education, and transfer student to Benedictine himself, will provide an academic overview related to planning for your major and preparing to hit the sky flying as a future Raven. Time will be set aside to entertain participant questions. Students transfer to Benedictine for a variety of reasons. The goal of this session will be ease concerns, answer questions, and ensure your future success.

RSVP for May 21

These three words open the doors to Benedictine College and reveal the vibrancy of life on our campus. Listen to campus leaders discuss the trio of components at the heart of the Benedictine College Mission. Father Simon, our College Chaplain, will discuss the role of the monks of St. Benedict’s Abbey within our college community and campus ministry program—one of the most dynamic ministry programs in the nation! Sean Mulcahy, Director of Residence Life, speaks to the value of residential living, how it builds community and cultivates an ethos of hospitality in our students. Lastly, Megan Dougherty, Director of Career Services, gives her perspective on the role of our Student Success Center, articulating the opportunities to receive a wealth of services, from free tutoring, to finding internships, to job and post-grad placements.

RSVP for June 16

Aligning with our mission, the dynamic and diverse community that is enriched in faith and genuine hospitality is the staple of life at Benedictine College. If you have had the opportunity to visit, you can attest to the incredible students, monks, faculty and staff on our campus. Especially as a student, there is much to be involved in and this webinar will provide a chance to discover the opportunities you have to take part in extracurriculars. We invite you to join in discussion with a few current students who will highlight the many intricacies and peculiarities of life at Benedictine.

RSVP for June 30

Benedictine’s mission “to educate men and women in a community of faith and scholarship” resonates deeply with homeschooled students like you who value excellent academics, authentic Catholicism, and a thriving community life. Join us to learn why homeschooled students choose Benedictine College as the place to pursue greatness after high school. Homeschooled Ravens will take the lead on this student panel; they’ll share how they knew Benedictine was the place for them, what the transition from homeschool to college was like, along with tips for success in the college classroom.

RSVP for July 14

Interested in auditioning for a music scholarship? Pursuing a major in Music? Or maybe, you’re interested in continuing your involvement in the choir or band but don’t want to major! This webinar is for you! We are excited to have Dr. John Paul, a professor of Music and the Chair for our Music Department, introduce you to our different choirs, bands, classes and department extra-curriculars that are offered. This is a chance to gather an overview of the whole department and learn more about making Benedictine a future home for you.

RSVP for July 21

As an essential part of your application, admission and enrollment process, your admission counselor is there to help you and your family with any and all your needs. We encourage you to take this opportunity to join the Admission Counselors on this webinar and to bring any questions about the application process and what Benedictine has to offer for your future in the Raven Family!

RSVP for July 28

You won’t want to miss another opportunity to delve deeper into learning more about the Music Department! Stay tuned for a ‘Q&A’ discussion with Dr. Tim Tharaldson, one of our Music professors who primarily works with our vocalists and choirs. Dr. Tharaldson will answer any of your specific or remaining questions about music scholarships, auditions, our choral and instrumental opportunities as you learn more about Benedictine and explore the potential of becoming a Raven!

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