University College at Fairfield University presents three Ignatian lectures on ethics, morality, integrity and more

University College at Fairfield University presents three Ignatian lectures on ethics, morality, integrity and more

Those interested in drawing upon the world-affirming Jesuit tradition of promoting dialogue between faith and culture are invited to attend an Ignatian April mini-series of lectures presented by University College at Fairfield University. The series is named for the founder of the Jesuits, St. Ignatius Loyola who advocated a method of reflection on one's actions to recognize one's true vocation.

Guided by its Jesuit and Catholic mission, University College is offering a series of three lectures integrating Jesuit values while exploring ethics, morality, integrity, and the engendering of the human spirit in service to others. The series will take place in April on three Fridays from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

The first lecture, scheduled for April 1, entitled "Democracy and Education" will be presented by Phillip Bennett, Ph.D. The lecture will draw upon John Dewey's book of the same name and the Jesuit vision of educating "men and women for others." The discussion will explore the problems and possibilities of educating for social engagement and civic discourse.

Jim Bowler, S.J., will present "Jesuit Education and Social Justice" on April 8. The lecture will focus on the Jesuit philosophy of developing creative intellectual potential and fostering ethical and religious values and a sense of social responsibility. Jesuit education, which began in 1547, is committed to the service of faith, of which the promotion of justice is uppermost.

The third and final lecture will be given by Mark Scalese, S.J., on April 15 and is entitled "Media and Mortality." The discussion will explore media bias, the philosophical and constitutional basis of freedom of the press, political advocacy, and the moral dilemmas of media management.

The cost of the series is $25 or $10 for a single lecture. Members of the Spring Institute for Retired Professionals will not be charged. To register and for more detailed information, please call (203) 254-4307 or fax (203) 254-4106.

University College at Fairfield University is the gateway for individuals seeking undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional certificate programs, study abroad and personal enrichment opportunities. With an emphasis on quality, convenience and flexibility, University Collegeoffers a wide variety of evening, day, online and weekend programs taught by a distinguished faculty. University College offers an enriching personal and powerful educational experience that is backed by the resources and reputation of a great Jesuit university. For program information e-mail or visit or call (203) 254-4184.

Posted On: 03-01-2005 10:03 AM

Volume: 37 Number: 172