College Announces Lecture Schedule for 2014-15

Posted: August 14, 2014

On Friday nights throughout the 2014-15 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 literature 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, as well as the twice-annual All-College Seminars. Below is the schedule for the upcoming year:

Aug. 29
7:30 p.m.

Dr. John J. Goyette
Thomas Aquinas College
“St. Thomas Aquinas on Faith Seeking Understanding”

Sept. 12
7:00 p.m.

Dr. Sarah Ruden
Visiting Scholar in Classical Studies, Wesleyan University
“Virgil’s Aeneid: Reaching Inward and Outward with Words”

Oct. 3
7:00 p.m.

All-College Seminar

Oct. 17
7:30 p.m.

Dr. Richard Sternberg
Principal Investigator, Biologic Institute
Topic: Evolution

Nov. 7
7:30 p.m.

Br. Kenneth Cardwell, FSC
Professor and Director of the Collegiate Seminar
Saint Mary’s College of California
Topic: The Plague of Frogs in Exodus

Nov. 21
7:00 p.m.

Fall Concert: Paul Galbraith
Classical guitarist

Dec. 5
7:00 p.m.

Advent Concert
The Thomas Aquinas College Choir

Jan. 16
7:30 p.m.

Dr. David R. Arias
Thomas Aquinas College
Topic: St. Thomas on Substantial Form

Jan. 28
1 p.m.

Rev. Romanus Cessario, O.P.
St. John’s Seminary, Boston
St. Thomas Day Address

Feb. 6
7:00 p.m.

All-College Seminar

Feb. 20
7:30 p.m.

Dr. Daniel Mahoney
Professor of Political Science
Assumption College
Presidents’ Day Address

March 27
7:30 p.m.

Dr. Mark Blitz
Fletcher Jones Professor of Political Philosophy
Claremont McKenna College
Topic: Plato’s political philosophy


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Isaac Cross (’19) -- quote 1

“The Discussion Method gives you a sense of finding the truth for yourself, and thereby owning it, rather than being told what to think.”

– Isaac Cross (’19)

Leominster, Massachusetts

“I am most grateful for Thomas Aquinas College’s resolute fidelity to the Church and her teachings. The young people whom you serve certainly are being formed to think with the Church and to defend the Faith with courage and charity.”

– The Most Rev. William E. Lori

Archbishop of Baltimore

Chair of the USCCB's Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty