Center for Faith and Learning

The Center for Faith and Learning provides opportunities for students and faculty to explore the vocation of the mind and the depths of the Spirit in the way of Augustine, who searched for knowledge in the context of community. The Center promotes critical inquiry among friends who enter into dialogue dedicated to the integration of faith and learning, the hallmark of Augustinian pedagogy.

The Center for Faith and Learning is rooted in the Catholic/Christian intellectual tradition and is a place where transformative, intellectual life is in dialogue with all faith traditions.

Upcoming Events

16-17 Faculty Dialogue Luncheons

Witnessing to Our Faith Traditions

March 22, 2017, from 11:30 till 12:45 p.m.

  • Elizabeth-Jane McGuire, PhD, Augustine and Culture Seminar
  • Helene Moriarty, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, Nursing
  • Chris Schmidt, Ph.D., LPC, LMFT, Education and Counseling

Exploring Teaching as Vocation

April 20, 2017, from 12:00 till 1:15 p.m.

  • Bruce Pollack-Johnson, PhD, Mathematics and Statistics
  • Bing-Bing Qi, PhD, RN, Nursing
  • Virginia Smith, PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering

All events are held in Corr Hall Lounge.

We look forward to seeing you!

Faith & Learning Scholars Program:

Apply Now!

The formation process for the '17-'20 community of faculty Mentors and student Scholars (current first year students who will be sophomores in Fall 2017) is now in progress.

Mentor and Scholar applications are now posted. 

Please let us know any questions you may have.

Please see the Faculty Mentors and Student Scholars pages for more information on each too.


Scholars Honored at Final Dinner-Dialogue

Scholars Honored at Final Dinner-Dialogue

Graduating seniors of the “Faith and Learning Scholars” program were recognized at the April 7, 2016 Dinner-Dialogue, receiving certificates and Honor Cords representing faith and wisdom. Pictured together with Dr. Beth Hassel, PBVM, DMin, the program’s Director (center) are:  

Back row from left to right:  Eric Ragone, Colleen Topper, Mary Frances Roth, Patrick Connolly, Robert Kluge, Elke Nordeen, Marie-Elena Cronin, Adam Vincent, Brian Engelhart, Jordan Piper, Krystian Seebert, Alexa Serrano, Christina Dziedzic, Bailey Morley, Brendan Delaney, and Bridget Sweet.

Front row from left to right:  Sarah Stankiewicz, Margaret Lamb, Bernard Jacobson, Yun-Hwa Jang, Dr. Hassel,  Jane Van de Weghe, Alissa Welker, Alyssa Sbarra, Christine Fossaceca, and Rodrigo Rivera.

Not pictured:  Tiffany Holohan, Cynthia Horvilleur, Suzanne Krepelka, Vallena Lipske and Sarah McMahon.

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Senior Scholars Say:

"Our dinner dialogues were always like a breath of fresh air for me -- they helped me take a step back and consider my faith, something that I don't always make time for in my day-to-day life. Those moments became very important to me over the past three years."
"I have had the opportunity to meet a group of people all with the same focus of school and integrated faith.  I never thought I would be able to connect with these students (and faculty) in one setting. I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to experience faith and learning these three years."
"I'm a more confident person. Not just in my faith life, though that's certainly true, but I feel like a more well-rounded individual for having participated in this program. I'm more open. I'm more comfortable talking about myself and my experiences."
* Faculty Mentors application 2017-2018.pdf
2017-2018 Faculty Mentor Application
* Scholars application 2017-2018.pdf
2017-2018 Scholar application