On the Secular University and the Church: Reconsidering Newman’s Philosophy of Education Today
When: Thursday, October 13th at 7:00pm
Where: Penn Newman Catholic Center
3720 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Co-sponsored by Penn Newman Catholic Community
Please join Collegium Institute and the Penn Newman Catholic Community for this historic inaugural lecture, the first part of an annual series that marks the legacy of the University of Pennsylvania as the site of the first Newman Club in America.
Dr. Don Briel is the founder, and was for 20 years director, of the Center for Catholic Studies at the University of Saint Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota, which was the first such Center of its kind. He has since led efforts to develop similar programs at both Catholic and secular research universities across the country. At the University of St. Thomas he also held the Koch Chair of Catholic Studies and was the first non-clergyman to hold the Chair of the Theology Department. He served for a time as Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He now holds the Blessed John Henry Newman Chair of Liberal Arts at the University of Mary.
Reception to Follow the Lecture