Monday, October 21, 2013

Want to present your research?

This is a great opportunity to present research done in Theology or any of your other courses...and this sort of thing looks especially good if you are applying to graduate schools. If you are interested, the deadline for registering and sending in an abstract for approval is Friday, Oct 25. Anyone in the department would be happy to talk to you about this conference and research papers that could be appropriate, but there is also a lot of information at the link below. Consider it!

 (This was the letter sent to faculty:)

You and your students are encouraged to register by this Friday, October 25 for this year’s Seven Rivers Undergraduate Research Symposium. The symposium takes place on Viterbo University’s campus in La Crosse, WI on Friday, November 8, 2013.  This symposium showcases the research and creative works of over 200 undergraduate students from a variety of disciplines and institutions, and all interested students and faculty on your campus are encouraged to participate.

There is no cost to participate, though all attendees and presenters MUST register via the link below.  We hope that you will encourage the following groups to participate:
·         students who have completed research/creative works on or off-campus or as part of a course,
·         students who may be interested in completing research projects in the future (presenting is not a prerequisite for attendance), and/or
·         colleagues at your institution who you think might be interested in attending.

The symposium will run from 11am to 5pm (check-in occurs from 10-11am) and includes a keynote address; lunch (provided); and oral, poster, and creative works presentations by students from the tri-state area.  To ensure that all are able to participate, please remind students that there is no fee for presenting or attending.

As was the case last year, there is a single deadline and online form for both registration and abstract submission.
The online registration and abstract submission form as well as additional information about the event can be found online at

The keynote speaker for this year’s symposium will be Dr. Tim Kasser.  Tim Kasser, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois.  He has written numerous scientific articles and book chapters on materialism, values, ecological sustainability, and quality of life, among other topics.  He is also the author of The High Price of Materialism (MIT Press, 2002) and Lucy in the Mind of Lennon (Oxford University Press, 2013).  Tim works extensively with a variety of activist and civil society organizations that protect children from commercialization, promote ecological sustainability, and encourage a more “inwardly rich” lifestyle than what is offered by consumerism.

If you have any questions, please email us at  Thank you in advance for encouraging your students and colleagues to attend, and I look forward to seeing you in November!

Friday, October 18, 2013

A Non-Profit Career Fair: Oct 28, Minneapolis

Many church-affiliated institutions are non-profit: charities, counseling centers, hospitals. If you are interested in working in that field, look at the following career fair in Minneapolis. Registration is due Oct 23, and more info may be found at Career Services.

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Last weekend for the Saint John's Bible and Sacred Waters exhibits at MMAM


If you haven't seen it yourself, try to find your way there this weekend!  Exhibits close Oct 20. Student cost: $3 (with student ID).

Want information about Theology (and other) majors?

Save the date: October 22, 4-6pm, Toner Center! Inline image 1

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Welcome! How to get connected

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Feel free to stay on this page and explore a while.  We don't have a candy dish like the Theology Suite, but we have lots of information.

Lecture: "Pope John Paul II and St. Thomas Aquinas on the Image of God in the Communion of Persons"

Presented by the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Minor:

Dr. Kevin Rickert
"Pope John Paul II and St. Thomas Aquinas on the Image of God in the Communion of Persons"
Tuesday, October 8; 7:30pm
President's Room

All are welcome, refreshments provided.

Are you a first year or transfer student? Want to learn more about Theology majors and minors?

Ok, no name tag required.

 Today, Oct 3
Saint Mary's 222
3:10pm (two sessions back to back)

We'll be happy to meet you and talk about all the possibilities!