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.
Faculty Dialogue Luncheons
We are pleased to acknowledge that the Center for Faith and Learning Faculty Dialogue Luncheon program during the '13-'14 academic year is underwritten in part by a grant from the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts Small Grant program.
Exploring our Faith Traditions
Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 12:00 p.m. till 1:15 p.m., Corr Hall Lounge. This event will be coordinated with Campus Ministry's "World Religions Day." Faculty Presenters to be announced.
Teaching as Vocation
Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 11:30 a.m. till 12:45 p.m., Corr Hall Lounge: Faculty Presenters: Rev. Kail C. Ellis, Ph.D., O.S.A., Vice President for Academic Affairs; M. Louise Fitzpatrick, EdD, RN, FAAN, Connelly Endowed Dean and Professor, College of Nursing; and John Y. Gotanda, Dean, Professor of Law. RSVP by September 29, 2013 to Anne.Minicozzi@villanova.edu
For detailed information including names of faculty presenters, check the "Past Contributors" page under the Faculty Dialogue Luncheons page.
Faith & Learning Scholars Program
The Faith and Learning Scholars program community of faculty Mentors and student Scholars (rising sophomores) beginning during the '13-'14 academic year is now formed. A special "Welcome!" to the Mentors and Scholars of this new group!
The formation process for the '14-'15 community of faculty Mentors and student Scholars (freshmen who will then be rising sophomores) will commence in January 2014. Last year's application is available online as a sample. Please visit the Faculty Mentors and Student Scholars pages for more information and to download a copy. Please feel free to contact us at the Center for more information or to answer any questions you may have.
Center for Faith and Learning Awarded Lilly Fellows Program Small Grant
VILLANOVA, Pa. - The Center for Faith and Learning at Villanova University has been awarded $3,000 from the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts Small Grant program. A Center within the Office for Mission & Ministry, this is the first grant the Center for Faith and Learning has received.
The Center for Faith and Learning offers a number of programs for students and faculty. This grant will be used in support of the “Faculty Dialogue Luncheon” program. This program, which began in the 2011-2012 academic year, offers faculty the opportunity to gather at four times each semester to share a meal and to dialogue on key topics surrounding faith, teaching and Augustinian community....
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