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 […]

St. Gregory’s University closing after 142 years

The St. Gregory’s University Board of Directors decided to shut down operations at the end of the fall semester 2017, according to a Nov. 8 press release on the SGU website. The University, established in 1875, has a current student population of 685; of which 584 are undergraduate students. It is located in Shawnee, Okla., […]

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 […]

Senior English major and Honors student Hannah Voss. Photo courtesy of Benedictine College.

Senior Hannah Voss advances to finals for Rhodes Scholarship

By Hope Thompson, The Circuit. Benedictine College senior Hannah Voss is among 14 other regional finalists competing for the Rhodes Scholarship this weekend in Chicago, Ill. The renowned scholarship provides full financial support for the winners to pursue an education at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. Voss, an English major and member of the […]