Earthquake Relief Benefit Concert

On February 6, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated large areas of central Turkey and northwest Syria. The death toll has surpassed 50,000 and continues to climb. Millions of people have been displaced. The Center for Service-Learning is hosting a Turkish music benefit concert to support earthquake relief efforts. Several of the performers are from Turkey, including Dr. Gözde Çakır Ramsey, adjunct flute professor at Benedictine College. Free will offerings accepted at the door. Suggested minimum donation of $5 per person or $20 per family. Proceeds will benefit earthquake relief efforts via Catholic Relief Services. Contact for more information. For promotional materials, click here. The concert will be in the O’Malley-McAllister Auditorium at 7 pm on Wednesday, March 29.

Performers: Dr. Gözde Çakır Ramsey (Flute); Dr. Can Balçık Moretti (Violin); Dr. Ezgi Karakuş (Cello); and Dr. Regina Adelia Tanujaya (Piano).

Field Day

Please join us for Field Day, a free and fun morning of physical activity for the whole family designed to be accessible for individuals of all ability levels age 3+, regardless of mobility restrictions, special needs, or other factors. For more information or to sign up, visit or email Meredith Doyle at mdoyle@benedictine.eduField Day is co-sponsored by Benedictine College, Special Olympics Kansas, Achievement Services for Northeast Kansas, and the Special Needs Ministry of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. For promotional materials, click here.

Tricia Worrell – Defending the Dignity of the Innocent…and the Guilty

Tricia Worrell is a longtime champion of the dignity of the human person: she started the Respect Life club at her college and later worked as the Student Coordinator for Grand Rapids Right to Life. Her prolife work continued and expanded when, about fifteen years ago, she saw a job opening with her diocese’s Prison and Jail Ministry and heard God asking her, “You’ve worked with the dignity of the innocent… what about those who have done grievous things?” Join us as Ms. Worrell speaks about her current role as Director of Prison and Jail Ministry for the Diocese of Grand Rapids and how this ministry, restorative justice, and advocacy to end the death penalty play a key part in building a culture of life. Her presentation is co-sponsored by the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica and by Ray ’67 and Mary (Milleret) ’70 Ring and is organized in coordination with the Benedictine College Center for Service-Learning. Email for more information. For promotional materials, click here.

Danielle Brown – “Looking Back and Beyond 2020: Race and Catholic Social Teaching”

Event sponsored by the Center for Service-Learning at Benedictine College. Watch the lecture here.

Jeff Hamm – “Nuts and Bolts of Recycling”

Event sponsored by the Center for Service-Learning and the Center for Integral Ecology. The lecture will be at 4:30 pm in Murphy McPhee Auditorium in Westerman Hall.