College Announces Lecture Schedule for 2013-14

On Friday nights throughout the 2013-14 academic year, the students of Thomas Aquinas College will have the privilege of attending lectures from some of the nation’s most distinguished scholars — covering a wide range of topics from evolution to natural law to Thomistic theology — through the St. Vincent de Paul Lecture and Concert Series.

The Series, endowed by Barbara and Paul Henkels, complements the the College’s classroom discussion method and academic program. It also provides for several concerts of classical, operatic, or sacred music. Below is the schedule for the upcoming year:

Aug. 30
7:30 p.m.

Mr. John Baer
Thomas Aquinas College
On Catholic liberal education

Sept. 13
7:00 p.m.

Fall Concert: Symbiosis Ensemble

Oct. 4
7:00 p.m.

All-College Seminar

Oct. 18
7:30 p.m.

Rev. Robert Barron
Word on Fire Catholic Ministries
“On Catholicism”

Nov. 8
7:30 p.m.

Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain
United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit
“On Natural Law and the American Founding”

Nov. 22
7:30 p.m.

Rev. Kevin Flannery, S.J.
Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy
Ordinary Professor of the History of Ancient Philosophy
Pontifical Gregorian University
“On Cooperation with Those Doing Evil”

Jan. 17
7:30 p.m.

Dr. Anthony P. Andres
Thomas Aquinas College
“On Contingency in Nature”

Jan. 28
1 p.m.

Dr. Duane Berquist
Professor Emeritus
Assumption College
St. Thomas Day Address: “On Nature, Reason, and Will in St. Thomas”

Feb. 14
7:00 p.m.

All-College Seminar

Feb. 21
7:30 p.m.

Dr. Vincent Phillip Muñoz
Associate Professor of Religion and Public Life Department of Political Science
Concurrent Associate Professor of Law
University of Notre Dame
Presidents’ Day Address

March 28
7:30 p.m.

Mr. Mark Ryland
President & Senior Fellow
Institute for the Study of Nature
“On Natural Philosophy, Evolution, and Intelligent Design”

Additionally the St. Vincent de Paul Lecture and Concert Series provides funding for the annual Commencement Speaker, who will be announced in early 2014.

All lectures and concerts are open to the public, free of charge.


Updated: July 15, 2013