Join Dr. Kerry Cronin on April 15th, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. in the Faculty Lounge, Student Center as she explores the importance of a liberal arts education, which has come under attack in recent years.
Dr. Cronin, Associate Director of the Lonergan Institute at Boston College and a Faculty Fellow in the Center for Student Formation, will discuss how many continue to insist on the value of an artistic, literary and philosophical education rooted in history to broaden personal horizons. Dr. Cronin, who has taught for many years at Boston College will build on her own experience in making the case for a core curriculum rooted in a broad liberal arts education.
Dr. Cronin earned her B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy and her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Boston College. For the past 18 years she has taught in the Boston College interdisciplinary Perspectives Program, a philosophy and theology program in the “great-books” tradition. Additionally, she works extensively with undergraduates in retreat programs at Boston College and is a regular speaker on college campuses, addressing topics of student culture and formation.
About the Center for Catholic Studies
Founded at Seton Hall University in 1997, The Center for Catholic Studies is dedicated to fostering a dialogue between the Catholic intellectual tradition and all areas of study and contemporary culture, through scholarly research and publications and ongoing programs for faculty, students, and the general public. In 2001, the Center conducted the annual faculty summer seminar, “The Core of the Core,” which originated the present University Core Curriculum. The Center also developed the undergraduate degree program in Catholic Studies with its major, minor and certificate, which in 2012 became the Department of Catholic Studies. The Center continues to support the Department with scholarship aid and its ongoing program of co-curricular activities.
Focusing on the central role of the faculty, the Center is the sponsor of regular Faculty Development programs, including lectures, seminars and retreats. The Center also administers two national faculty development programs: Collegium: A Colloquy on Faith and Intellectual Life, and The Lilly Fellows Program.
The Center maintains a global focus in international scholarship and is the home of the G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture, as well as the Bernard J. Lonergan Institute. The Institutes offer opportunities for study and research, as well as ongoing programs related to faith and culture. In addition, the Micah Institute for Business and Economics concentrates on communicating Catholic Social Teaching and ethics to business education at Seton Hall and the wider business community. The Center also publishes the prestigious Chesterton Review, The Lonergan Review.
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