President Towey’s Inauguration


On October 7, 2011 H. James Towey will be inaugurated as the second president of Ave Maria University.
The Inaugural Liturgy will take place in the Ave Maria Oratory in Ave Maria, Florida at 10:00 AM.
The Investiture ceremony will begin at approximately 11:30 AM. H. James Towey's appointment as the new president of AMU was announced by the AMU Board of Trustees in February 2011.
His experience as president of St. Vincent College, Director of Faith-based and Community Initiatives for President George W. Bush, founder of the not-for-profit Aging with Dignity and attorney for Mother Teresa of Calcutta made him a superior choice for the post. The inauguration will maintain the reverence and modest environment typical of President Towey. The homilist for the Inaugural Liturgy will be Archbishop Wenski of Miami.

Dr. Pakaluk’s new book


New Book, “Accounting Ethics… and the Near Collapse of the World's Financial System,” Provides Deep and Timely Insight into Business Ethics and the Financial Crisis (Bezinga)
Michael Pakaluk, Ph.D., is a professor of philosophy and currently is the Chairman of the philosophy department at Ave Maria University in Naples, Florida.

Pearce Article


The Vision of E.F. Schumacher (National Catholic Register)
Church social doctrine played a major role in the development of Small Is Beautiful. The Register takes a look at the work and the author 100 years after his birth.

Missionary Alumni


Griswold finds missionary work in campus program (The Catholic Miscellany)
Griswold, a member of St. Francis by the Sea Church and recent graduate of Ave Maria University, will work as a missionary at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with the Fellowship of Catholic University Students.

Gifts of Priests


Charisma, conservatism gifts of newest priests (savannahnow.com)

Student Jim Torney


Braintree's Jim Torney puts on the gloves (wickedlocal.com)
The former Braintree High School basketball standout is three classes away from obtaining his bachelor's degree from Ave Maria College, just outside of Naples, Fla.