The Center for
Catholic Studies and the Center for
Vocation and Servant Leadership are proud to present the 2013
Faculty Summer Seminar, "Newman's Idea of the University Today." Kevin
Mongrain, Ph.D., will facilitate. The seminar will be held on
May 21, 22, and 23, 2013, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each
day. Faculty members should please apply to attend by
indicating your interest to Francia Peterson, at email@example.com or
by calling (973) 313-6042 by April 22, 2013.
About the Topic
This seminar will guide participants through Newman's "The Idea of a
University," outline its historical context and inquire about its
lessons for today. It will suggest the relevance of "The Idea"'s notion
of a liberal arts education to contemporary specializations in the
humanities, sciences and the professions, including business and
About the Facilitator
Kevin Mongrain, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the National
Institute for Newman Studies at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. He
has a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Yale University and he has taught
at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas, and in the Program of
Liberal Studies at Notre Dame. His writings have appeared in Newman
Studies Journal, Heythrop Journal, and Modern Mythology. Besides his
writings on John Henry Newman, he has also published a book and several
articles on the thought of Hans Urs von Balthasar.
Participating in the Seminar
Since 1998, the Faculty Summer Seminar has provided the opportunity for
faculty to reflect in depth on topics central to the purpose of
learning and teaching at Seton Hall University. Participants will
receive a stipend for the seminar. Open to all faculty, priority will
be given to those who have not attended in the past.
Participating faculty will be expected to discuss certain texts and
to write a short response paper about the topic from their own
perspective and discipline. Paper will be expected no later than June
20, 2013 and will be collected and published online.
For more information, contact the Center for Catholic Studies at
Seton Hall University at firstname.lastname@example.org,
(973) 275-2525, or visit www.shu.edu/go/ccs.
For more information please contact: