“A sorrow shared is a sorrow halved.” As the campus reels from the sudden passing of our exuberant and feisty Kate Regan, the Garaventa Center would like to dedicate its regularly scheduled Thirst Friday on Friday, August 8 to her memory. Doors open at 3 p.m. in the center (Franz 330) and all faculty and staff are welcome to come by for 10 minutes or two hours and connect with one another through favorite stories, laughing, weeping, conversation and refreshments. For more information contact Karen Eifler at email@example.com.
Garaventa Center co-directors Rev. Charlie Gordon, C.S.C, and Karen Eifler will present “Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places: Words, Music, and Image,” on Monday, April 7, at 4 p.m., in the Holy Cross Lounge on the third floor of Franz Hall. Their lecture follows presentation of the 2014 Garaventa Center high school essay contest awards. Both events are free and open to all. For more information contact the Garaventa Center at 7702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All faculty and staff are invited to a lecture honoring the career of Thompson Faller, philosophy, who will retire from his long, colorful career on The Bluff at the end of the spring semester. The lecture will be “The Use of Philosophical Principles in Modern Catholic Social Teaching” by Rev. Joseph W. Koterski, S.J., associate professor at Fordham University, on Tuesday, April 15, at 7 p.m., in the Bauccio Commons boardroom. A reception will follow, and no RSVP is required. Sponsors include the philosophy department, theology department, the McNerney-Hanson Endowed Chair in Ethics, and The Garaventa Center.
For more information contact Andrew Eshleman, philosophy, at 7317 or email@example.com.
The Garaventa Center will present a workshop, “Spirituality of Administration,” on Friday, April 11, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in the Bauccio Commons executive boardroom. The workshop will be conducted by Ann Garrido with the Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis. Her presentation looks at the spirituality of administration and the pursuit of a life of virtue in leadership roles, while maintaining a healthy sense of balance in life outside of work. The workshop is free, and lunch may be purchased in advance. To RSVP and for more information call 7702 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be no charge to members of the UP faculty and staff.
Drawing on the gifts of our faculty, the Garaventa Center will host a wine and cheese reception prior to the April 12 performance of Shakespeare’s “Cymbeline” beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Mago Hunt Center recital hall. A panel featuring the show’s designer and UP faculty members will illuminate surprising dimensions of the play and will hone audience members’ enjoyment and appreciation of the show. The panel discussion will be 6:45-7:15 p.m.; “Cymbeline” curtain is at 7:30 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public; tickets for the performance are available through the Hunt Center box office at 7287.
The Bringing Eyes of Faith to Film Series will present “Thor: The Dark World” on Tuesday, March 25, at 7:15 p.m., in Franz Hall room 006. Hosts Karen Eifler and Fr. Charlie Gordon, C.S.C. use the series to illuminate unexpected themes of grace and redemption in popular contemporary movies. In “Thor: The Dark World,” when Jane Foster is possessed by a great power, Thor must protect her from a new threat of old times: the Dark Elves. Free, public welcome, movie snacks provided. For more information contact the Garaventa Center at 7702 or email@example.com.
For all who would like to step outside the frenzy of daily life for an opportunity to pray and contemplate in an ancient way, here’s your chance. This Lent, the Garaventa Center and campus ministry are teaming to offer Visio Divina in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher. Visio Divina has its roots in monastic tradition, and is a meditative means of entering into an image to see what God might have to say to you in silence. Each encounter will focus on a different image each week from the University’s St.John’s Bible Heritage Edition.
In response to feedback from staff and faculty who would like to participate in the community’s prayer life but prefer not to come back to campus after their work day ends, there will be two Visio Divina sessions each Wednesday in Lent, starting March 19 at 12:45 p.m. (30 minutes) and 7:15 p.m. (40 minutes). Visio Divina requires nothing from you but your quiet presence, and all are welcome. For more information, please contact Karen Eifler (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Beth Barsotti (email@example.com).
The Garaventa Center will present “A Murderous Century: The Detection, Explanation, and Prevention of Genocide,” a lecture by Barbara Harff, on Thursday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m., in Buckley Center room 163. The presentation is free and open to faculty, staff, students, and the public. Harff is professor emerita of political science at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and received the 2013 Auschwitz Institute’s Raphael Lemkin Prize in outstanding contribution to the cause of genocide prevention. Harff pioneered the systematic comparative analysis of the preconditions of genocides and political mass murders, and continues to prepare updated global risk assessments for governments, the United Nations, and non-governmental organization (NGOs).
For ADA accommodations or any questions, please contact Jamie Powell in the Garaventa Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 7702.
University of Notre Dame philosophy professor John O’Callaghan will present “The Image of God: Malick’s Tree of Life and Augustine” on Saturday, March 22, at 3 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium. His lecture is free and open to all.
O’Callaghan is director of Notre Dame’s Jacques Maritain Center, and a permanent member of the Pontifical Council on Thomas Aquinas. He will present on the relationship between Terrence Malick’s film The Tree of Life and the Confessions of St. Augustine. The presentation will follow a screening of the film. For ADA accommodation or any questions, contact Patrick Tomassi at email@example.com, or Jamie Powell in the Garaventa Center at 7702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All faculty and staff who wanted to attend the recent afternoon Teaching and Scholarship presentation by Lars Erik Larson but had previous commitments can see his talk, “Dialectical Teaching in a Righteous Age,” as a 22-minute podcast at this link: http://tinyurl.com/o57qdd4. Larsen’s talk is featured on the new Garaventa Center series Solloquia Tempestiva, the center’ first podcast from their mobile studio. All are invited to see a great sample of the caliber of teaching we have here at UP, and sending it viral wouldn’t hurt either.