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Jim Towey on Newsmakers with Jeff Lytle

Thursday, October 25, 2012

AMU president Jim Towey will appear on the "Newsmakers with Jeff Lytle" show this Sunday morning at 10, when he squares off against ACLU's Howard Simon on religious liberty and Amendment 8, also known as the Florida Religious Freedom Amendment on the November 6 state ballot. Newsmakers with Jeff Lytle airs on ABC channel 7.



Year of Faith Lecture

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Friday, October 26th, Dr. John F. Boyle will deliver a lecture on “St. Thomas, Faith, and Life” as part of Ave Maria University’s commencement of the Year of Faith proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI. The lecture is Sponsored by the Henkels Lecture Series of Ave Maria University.  Dr. Boyle is a Professor of Theology and Director of the Master of Arts in Catholic Studies Program at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. Dr. Boyle has published important research on Medieval Studies, St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Thomas More.  The lecture is free, open to the public, and will take place at 5pm in the Demetree Auditorium of the Henkels Academic Building.



The Fall Season of the AMU Choirs Opens with Mozart's Requiem

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Intrigue and conspiracy provide a background for Mozart’s last musical testament, his stunning Requiem. Left incomplete at his death, the work was finished by various students who secretly sewed together the sketches left by the master in order to provide for the dead composer’s widow.



Plaintiffs Against the HHS Mandate Reach More Than 100 Strong

Friday, October 12, 2012

On Tuesday, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty filed suit on behalf of East Texas Baptist University and Houston Baptist University, adding two more Protestant institutions to the legal fray and helping push the total number of plaintiffs over the 100 mark.



Ambassador Novak Delivers Lecture on the Battle of Lepanto

Friday, October 5, 2012

On October 7th in the year 1571, ships from the Holy League, an alliance of Christian states, defeated the fleet of the Ottoman Empire.  The stunning victory was credited to the Virgin Mary, whose intercession had been sought.  In her honor, Pius V instituted the feast day of Our Lady of Victory, now celebrated as the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.  

On Monday, October 8th, at 7:30 pm, Ambassador Michael Novak will deliver a public lecture and presentation on this famed sea battle and its significance.  All are welcome. 



Catholic Reads Before Election Day

Thursday, October 4, 2012

The National Catholic Register selected the new biography of St. Thomas More by Ave Maria University Associate Professor of Literature Dr. Travis Curtright  as one its recommended Catholic reads before Election day. 



Harvey C. Mansfield: “Science and Non-Science in Liberal Education”

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Wednesday at 5:00pm in the Demetree Auditorium,  Professor Harvey C. Mansfield, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Government of Harvard University, will give the second lecture in this year’s Ernest L. Fortin Lecture Series.  



George P. Bush Visits Ave Maria University

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The son of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, George P. Bush, dropped by Ave Maria University on Wednesday. The younger Bush is working with a conservative group called Maverick PAC. He's on a 7-city bus tour of college campuses in Florida. Their goal...



Ave Maria University Celebrates Constitution Day, September 17

Monday, September 17, 2012

On September 17, 1787, the 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia signed the Constitution. In submitting their Constitution to the American people for ratification, Alexander Hamilton said that it was up to the people to decide  “whether societies of men are really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection and choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend for their political constitutions on accident and force.” 

Here at Ave Maria, our students come to know the founding documents of their Republic by way of the core requirement in American Civilization. 
As part of the University’s Constitution Day observance, a panel will discuss “Religious Liberty and Free Exercise of Religion” on Wednesday, September 19, at 5:00 in the Demetree Auditorium. Panelists will include President Jim Towey, Dr. Seana Sugrue, and Dr. David Dalin. The event is open to the public, and there will be free booklets of the Constitution and Declaration available for the first 100 guests in attendance.



The Inaugural "Paula Castagnet Seminar in Biology and Medicine"

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Department of Biology and Chemistry at Ave Maria University is proud to announce the inaugural "Paula Castagnet Seminar in Biology and Medicine".

This years’ seminar will be presented by Dr. Angela Flippin-Trainer, M.D., entitled "A Conversion of Heart and Mind: Living the Catholic Faith in the Practice of Medicine" on Monday, September 17 from 5-6pm in the Demetree Auditorium located in the Henkels Academic Building.  AMU students, faculty and the public are invited to attend this event.

Seminar contact:
James A. Peliska, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry


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