Students learn basic salsa dancing at an International Education Week event. Photo by Mary Elsen.

Students grow in cultural diversity

By Mary Elsen, The Circuit. Benedictine students participated in events aimed at promoting cultural diversity during International Education Week. According to, “International Education Week (IEW), Nov. 13-17, is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of […]

Eight of the ten Loomings issues that Dr. Michael Stigman acted as faculty advisor to help produce located in his office. Photo by Mary Elsen.

Loomings offers opportunity for students to express creativity

By Mary Elsen, The Circuit. Benedictine College offers students an outlet for their creativity via the art magazine, Loomings. According to, “Loomings, finds its home in the English department, which provides funding for four annual writing awards featured in the magazine. Volunteer student editors compile into an exciting, color-filled showcase some of the Benedictine […]

The Benedictine Marian Grotto.  Photo from BC Archives.

A Benedictine conversion story

By Ann Marie, The Circuit. As a Catholic institution, Benedictine College has plenty of opportunities for students to encounter the faith, some of whom were unfamiliar with it prior to attending. “The word “Catholic” means universal,” said Elizabeth Schumacher, sophomore.“Even if someone does not share in the same Catholic faith, they are still able to […]