All are invited to a free performance of Angel of the Amazon, a new American opera by Evan Mack, on Saturday, February 23, at 7:30 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium. The opera presents the riveting story of Sr. Dorothy Stang and her 2005 martyrdom as she worked to help the poor in the Brazilian rainforest, and features UP faculty member Nicole Hanig in a supporting role. Co-sponsored by performing and fine arts and the Garaventa Center. For ADA accommodations or more information: x7228 or email@example.com.
The Garaventa Center invites you to a free screening of Bishop Vince: A Monumental Life, a short documentary exploring the life and contributions of Bishop Vincent McCauley, C.S.C., with Q&A and remarks by filmmaker John O’Keefe, professor of theology at Creighton University. The event will take place on Wednesday, February 13, at 7:15 p.m., in Franz Hall room 120.
Refreshments provided; all are welcome. For ADA accommodations or more information: x7702 or up.edu/garaventa/events.
Are you planning to attend the Saturday, February 16 performance of Dog Sees God? Why not make an evening of it? All ticket holders to the Februay 16 performance are invited to a complimentary wine, cheese, and dessert reception and panel before the show, as campus experts highlight what to look and listen for. Hosted by the Garaventa Center. For play tickets: x7287. For ADA accommodations or more information: x7702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
William Chafe, emeritus professor of history at Duke University, presents this year’s Mazzocco Lecture on Distributive Justice on Monday, February 4, at 7:15 p.m., in Franz Hall room 120. In his talk, “The Black Struggle for Freedom: What Black Protest Has Achieved, Yet How Much Remains to Be Done,” Chafe will shine a light on how racism remains a powerful force in American society today, even though a great many Americans refuse to admit it.
Co-sponsored by the political science department and the Garaventa Center. For ADA accommodations or more information: email@example.com or x7702.
Did you know what it means when you say that UP is Holy Cross and Catholic?
Often UP is referred to as a Catholic university, other times it is talked about as a Holy Cross university. Do Holy Cross and Catholic mean the same thing?
The truth is that one connects us to the other. The Congregation of Holy Cross is a Catholic community of priests and brothers. Members of Holy Cross have been serving at UP since 1902. They have served as administrators, professors, hall directors, campus ministers, chaplains, and more. The particular way that Holy Cross goes about the work of education has formed how we do things at UP. From Holy Cross comes our particular attention to the formation of the whole person, the accent on the importance of community, the importance of invested collaborators and a proclivity for using the cross as an image of hope. Being connected to the Congregation of Holy Cross is part of what makes UP particularly UP.
One of the key aspects of Holy Cross is that it is a religious community in the Catholic Church. All Holy Cross members are Catholic, but not all Catholics are Holy Cross. Part of what it means to be Catholic is to be connected with the tradition as well as the current lived reality of the Catholic Church. This happens though the members of Holy Cross but also through connections that the University has with local people, parishes, and leadership in the universal Catholic Church. It also happens through looking often to the vision of the human person and our role in the world as it emerges from the Christian scriptures and tradition. Part of this is to interact with the world and all of the people in it realizing that these interactions provide deeper insight into truth, beauty, and goodness. Holy Cross shares with most Catholics the conviction that exploring truth, beauty, and goodness leads us to the Author of all those things, and that education is a powerful pathway for doing that.
“Did You Know?” is a regular feature in upbeat intended to help staff and faculty understand dimensions of this Catholic university. You can send questions to Fr. Jim Gallagher, C.S.C., Campus Ministry, or Karen Eifler, Garaventa Center.
The ReadUP website has been updated to include several photos of people all over campus reading this year’s book, and also a video by Lars Larson, English, highlighting compelling elements and possible takeaways from the book, at this link.
For more information contact Karen Eifler, Garaventa Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
School of Education doctoral fellow Danielle Trollinger presents a humorous look at what hipsters have to offer the field of theology in her Beckman Humor Project event on Wednesday, February 6, at 7:15 p.m., in Franz Hall room 120.
Hipsters are drawn to craft beer, obscure cheeses, organic farms, hand-dipped candles, unconventional socks, and homemade preserves. They love the authentic, the vintage, and the obscure, which is exactly why theology needs them. Prior to attending UP, Trollinger taught theology for six years at a Catholic high school in Colorado, earning the Cura Personalis Teacher of the Year award for her commitment to teaching the whole person. That commitment infuses her current scholarly work on human formation, language and imagination.
For ADA accommodations or more information: email@example.com or x7702.
All staff and faculty are warmly invited to enjoy tasty food, drinks, and good company at the next Thirst Friday from 4-6 p.m. on February 8 in the Garaventa Center, Franz 330. Celebrate friendships old and new, discover potential cross-campus collaborations, and try this month’s tasting menu! Accompanying our usual array of snacks and beverages will be gustatory marvels inspired by the cinematic masterpiece Napoleon Dynamite. Extra credit for bringing along someone who’s never been before. For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Garaventa Center invites you to a free lecture by Dr. William Cook on Tuesday, January 29, at 7:15 p.m., in Shiley Hall room 319. In his talk, Cook, distinguished teaching professor of history emeritus at SUNY Geneseo, discusses the life of St. Francis and asks how we can choose to put Francis’ principles into action in our daily experiences. Cook has studied and written about St Francis of Assisi for more than 40 years.
For ADA accommodations or more information: x7702 or email@example.com.
Who doesn’t love a great story that gets funnier the more times you tell it? All are invited to a 7-Minute Story Slam on Friday, February 1, at 7:30 p.m., in Franz Hall 120 (please note new venue!). All are welcome to enjoy an evening of hilarious tales and whimsical memories told by UP storytellers, each one taking a maximum of 7 minutes. Brought to you by the Beckman Humor Project and Actually Gavin Improv.
For more information, contact Georgia Paulk at firstname.lastname@example.org.