Category Archives: Student Organizations

UNICEF/S.E.E.Ds Smashing Pumpkins Event

Didn’t do well on your midterms? Got into a fight with your boyfriend/girlfriend? Are you feeling angry or frustrated? Well we are creating just the event for you on November 6th; Smashing pumpkins! UNICEF and S.E.E.Ds its hosting a smashing pumpkin event where all money raised will go towards supporting UNICEF’s Trick-or-Treat campaign, a general fund that supports UNICEF’s work in over 190 countries! All pumpkins will cost $2. After the event is over, S.E.E.D’s will dispose all the remains in the garden across Nuezel Hall this way we dispose all the remains in a friendly matter. The event will go on from 11am-2pm, so if you have time, please come out and smash a pumpkin with us and also release the stress!

Get Involved! Join Clubs!

Feeling left out? Want to meet new faces? Get Involved! One of the best ways to interact with others on campus is by joining clubs! Personally, I’ve become a better, more open person since I’ve become a member of numerous clubs. I would highly recommend it. Fortunately, Benedictine has a plethora of clubs to choose from.

There are many types of clubs we have at Benedictine: Academic/Pre-Professional, Service, Social, and Spiritual/Cultural. Within each type of club, there are even more clubs–allowing everyone opportunities to find the one that best fits you.

  • Academic/Pre-Professional Clubs: These clubs can help you with your field of study, acting as guides.
    • American Chemical Society/Society of Physics (ACS)
      • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/461602890541043/
    • American Medical Student Association (AMSA)
      • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/buamsa/?ref=br_rs
    • Pharmacy Club
      • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/benu.pharmacyclub/?ref=br_rs
    • Political Science Student Association (PSSA)
      • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/222444811145851/?ref=br_rs
    • Benedictine University College Democrats
      • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/681561388530980/?ref=br_rs
    • Benedictine University College Republicans
      • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/503645976409082/?ref=br_rs
    • And many, many, many more! 
  • Service Organizations and Clubs: These clubs offer volunteer opportunities, allowing you to give back to the community.
    • UNICEF
      • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/183015798468048/
    • American Red Cross
      • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/173079929526945/?ref=br_rs
    • Best Buddies
      • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/192731694133454/
    • Care to Cure
      • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/325047607594214/
    • And many, many, many more!
  • Social Organizations and Clubs: These clubs allow you to share your hobbies, bringing people together that like doing the same thing.
    • Car Club
      • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BenedictineUniversityCarClub?ref=br_tf
    • Programming Board
      • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/buprogrammingboard/?ref=br_tf
    • The Arts Club (TAC)
      • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/222880904484552/
    • And many, many, many more!
  • Spiritual/Cultural Clubs: These clubs let you represent your beliefs or culture, promoting faith and diversity.
    • Intercultural Club @ Benedictine University (ICBU)
      • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/intercultural.benu/
    • Black Student Union (BSU)
      • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BUAASU/?ref=br_tf
    • Muslim Student Association (MSA)
      • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/benumsa/
    • Knights of Columbus
      • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/benuknights
    • And many, many, many more!

Can’t find a club that suits you? You can gather your friends and start your own!

If you want to know more about Benedictine’s clubs/organizations, go to: http://www.ben.edu/student-life/student-success-center/student_engagement/organizations_clubs.cfm

Hope you find a club you’ll fall in love with!

Children Around the World

I am always online reading the news around the world and see different ways that students can volunteer to help the less fortunate children around the world. This time I came across an article written about the children around the world and picture attached of their bedroom, and I have to say it was pretty uneasy to see and very eye opening.  I feel that it is our duty to help one another through the difficult situations, we as students, the future of the world to come, to rise and try to make a change for this kids.  I believe that once we have enough support, then we can make a change for the children.  One of the kids was Alex and he was from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and he was 9 years old, and his bedroom is simply a ripped couch outside. When we think of a bedroom we think of a safe place, inside in the warmth.

Alex, 9, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

Another child was Bilal, 6 years old from Wadi Adu Hindi, West Bank.

 

Bilal, 6, Wadi Abu Hindi, The West Bank    Bilal does not even have a bed, and his room is made up of wires that act like walls.

Lamine, 12, Bounkiling village, Senegal

This is Lamine and he’s 12 years old from Senegal and his bedroom consists of a flat woods put together and many blankets.  There were many more pictures of children from different countries but these were the ones that really stuck out the most. It is important that we help to bring awareness around our schools and our communities in order for us to donate blankets or necessary things needed. It is important to put all selfishness aside and try to help these kids.  Contact UNICEF, bring up a conversation with someone about it, talk to different fundraiser to promote the awareness, etc.. One person can make a difference, but a group of people can make a BIG difference!

 

 

 

 

Students living below the line!

Its no secret that the students here at Benedictine take every opportunity they can to help others. Whether that be with relief efforts, providing funds for disasters or going on mission trips, they all benefit people who are not as fortunate as the students here. Recently students have been bringing attention to the number of individuals that are in mass poverty and living way below the standards of most americans. Harjot is a senior and with fellow students have taken the pledge to live “Below the Line” for 5 days. What is the line exactly, its living on $7.50 for 5 days.  Students are able to choose the organization of their choice and through donations they are able to raise awareness about poverty.

The reason why students are participating in Live Below The Line, but the ultimate goal is the same-to bring awareness and raise money for persons living in poverty throughout the world. Through these efforts students participating are directly impacted. A lot of students are aware of the inequality between countries, but do not have an idea of what it feels like to have to live in those conditions. Participating in Live Below the Line allows students to get a hands on approach to a cause that is affecting so many.

Students at Benedictine are always eager to get involved and help out whenever they can. The efforts of Live Below the Line are helping those who are currently living below the poverty line and not able to get the recommended nutritional values. With the continued efforts of the students and Live Below the Line, the number of persons living in poverty can be reduced.

If you would like to be a part of the effort and give a donation, feel free to click the link below. Every bit helps. No amount is too little!

http://www.livebelowtheline.com/me/hksangha

Imma-B

Ima B, Ima B, Ima Ima Ima B-the best that I can be! When choosing a college you want a place that will make you feel at home, somewhere that welcomes you and somewhere that offers great diversity. Benedictine is that place! Here at Benedictine students have the opportunity to be surrounded by many different cultures, religions and people. It is really a place where anyone can grow not only as a student, but as a whole person.

With all of the different clubs, organizations and programs that you can get involved with, Benedictine allows its students to be exposed to a number of new and exciting things. Whatever your major may be there is a club or program that is specific to that major. Even if there is not a club that has your interest you can create your own. Benedictine offers many different tolls that help students with post-graduate life. Mock interviews, resume building and internships are all FREE services that students can take advantage of with any career path they may take. If your goal is to graduate from an institution that will put you one step closer to your dream job than Benedictine is the place for you! The professors, advisers and administrators all make it their goal to see students succeed. Allowing you as a student to become the BEST YOU CAN BE is the goal of everyone here at Benedictine. From the classes you take, clubs you join and programs that you get involved with, they are all aimed at letting students reach their full potential.

No matter what you decide to do once here, its always good to remember that there is someone in your corner at all times!