"Faith AND Reason: My 60 Years in and around the Catholic Intellectual Tradition." On March 13, 2012, Aquinas English Professor Gary Eberle, who has written three books on spirituality in the modern world, offered personal reminiscences combined with philosophical reflections on the intellectual tradition that has formed Aquinas College.
Best-selling author and lawyer Scott Turow (One L, Presumed Innocent) spoke to Aquinas students on March 14, 2012 before his appearance on campus for An Evening With Scott Turow: Contemporary Writers Series 15th Anniversary Endowment Fundraiser.
An Evening with Scott Turow: Contemporary Writers Series 15th Anniversary Endowment Fundraiser
Presentation: Sr. Barbara Reid, O.P.
The campus revived an old custom known as Academic Day on March 19, 2012, with a speech by Sr. Barbara Reid, O.P., Ph. D. on the Dominican Intellectual Tradition. Sr. Barbara is an Aquinas alumna who earned both her bachelor's and master's degree at Aquinas. She earned her doctorate at Catholic University of America and currently is a professor of New Testament studies, as well as vice president and academic dean at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. She is the author of several books of theology, and writes a weekly column on "The Word" for America magazine.
"John Paul II, Ex Corde Ecclesiae, and the Future of Catholic Higher Education." Author George Weigel spoke at Aquinas on April 11 as part of the Catholic Studies Speakers Series and the final presentation for the 125th Anniversary celebration on Study. George Weigel is the William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies, Ethics and Public Policy Center.