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College Announces St. Vincent de Paul Lecture & Concert Series for 2018-19

Posted: August 6, 2018

On Friday nights throughout the 2018-19 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 — through the St. Vincent de Paul Lecture and Concert Series.

The Series, endowed by Barbara and Paul Henkels, complements 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. 24
7:00 p.m.

Opening Lecture:
An Zeus Sit: Why Should Catholics Concern Themselves with the Pagan Gods?”
Mr. Brian Dragoo
Thomas Aquinas College

Sept. 7
7:00 p.m.

Fall Concert
Santa Barbara String Quartet

Sept. 21
7:00 p.m.

Lecture: On Sacred Architecture
Dr. Denis R. McNamara 
Associate Director and Associate Professor in the Liturgical Institute
University of St. Mary of the Lake

Oct. 12
7:00 p.m.

Fall All-College Seminar

Oct. 26

Lecture: On Natural Philosophy
Dr. Richard F. Hassing
Research Associate Professor of Philosophy
The Catholic University of America

Nov. 16
7:00 p.m.

The Thomas Aquinas College Choir

Nov. 30
7:00 p.m

Lecture: On Poetry and Liberal Education
Mr. Dana Gioia
Judge Widney Professor of Poetry and Public Culture
Sol Price School of Public Policy
University of Southern California

Jan. 18
7:00 p.m.

Lecture: On Aristotle’s Posterior Analytics and Plato’s Republic
Dr. R. Edward Houser
Professor of Philosophy
University of St. Thomas

January 28
1:00 p.m.

St. Thomas Day Lecture
The Most Rev. Daniel E. Flores
Bishop of Brownsville, Texas

Feb. 8
7:00 p.m.

Spring All-College Seminar

Feb. 22
7:00 p.m.

Presidents’ Day Lecture: “Socrates in Peoria”
Dr. Richard Ferrier
Thomas Aquinas College

March 29
7:00 p.m.

Lecture: On the Common Good
Pater Edmund Waldstein, O. Cist.
Lecturer in Moral Theology, 
Member of the Institute of Moral Theology
Hochschule Heiligenkreuz