Students at a community learning event

The University of Mary is excited to host our spring Community Learning Day as an opportunity for our students and faculty to engage more fully in particular issues involving human dignity. Throughout the day, we will focus on topics concerning the dignity of the human person and seeing everything through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching.

2024 Community Learning Day: January 17

9 am — Mass (McDowell Activity Center)

10 am — Keynote A Radical Invitation: Identity, Love, and Vocation, Fr. Philip Bochanski (Founders Hall)

11 am — Panel Clarity and Compassion in Sexual Integration (Founders Hall)

12 pm — Lunch (Crow’s Nest)

1-1:45 pm — Breakout #1

  • Exercising Virtue When Encountering the Political Other, Christopher Dodson and Dr. Kevin Walker (Chick's Place)
  • The Working Mother: A Panel of Professional Women, Dr. Lauren Emmel, Tamara Ruggles, Beth Oldham (Butler Auditorium)
  • Integrating Spirituality and Mental Health, Dr. James Link (Founders Hall)

2-2:45 pm — Breakout #2

  • Caring for the Imprisoned: The Ministry of Prison Fellowship, Eddie McLoughlin of Prison Fellowship (Chick's Place)
  • Modern Issues in Bioethics, Dr. David Echelbarger (Butler Auditorium)
  • Into the Longing: A Conversation with Eden Invitation, Anna Carter, Co-Founder and President of Eden Invitation (Founders Hall)

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