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St. Thomas Aquinas Week: January 25 - 31, 2015

 
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Schedule of Events:*
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

*Subject to change
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Sunday, January 25

8 p.m.

Bukowski Chapel

Sunday Night Mass

 
Monday, January 26

All Week

Dominican Sisters Recognition Shields

Sponsored by Campus Ministry and AQ Light

10:40 a.m.

Academic Building

Aquinas College Jazz Combo: Paul Brewer

 

10 a.m.

Lower Level of the Wege

Birthday Cake

Sponsored by Student Support Services/TRiO

10 a.m.

Albertus Mangus Hall

Birthday Cake

Sponsored by Tri Beta, ACS, SNA, and AED

10 a.m.

Art and Music Center Lower Level

Birthday Cake

Sponsored by the Art and Music Center

10:30 a.m.

Hruby Hall

Birthday Cake

Sponsored by Office of Admissions

10:30 a.m.

Lobby of AB

Birthday Cake

Sponsored by Campus Ministry and Commuter Club

10:30 a.m.

Cook Carriage House

Birthday Cake

Sponsored by Campus Life and Center for Diversity and Inclusion

10:30 a.m.

Jarecki-Lacks Piazza

Birthday Cake

Sponsored by Grace Hauenstein Library

5:30 p.m.

Lobby of AB

Birthday Cake

Sponsored by Office of Adult Student Recruitment

3 p.m.

Holmdene

Healthy Birthday Snack

Sponsored by Alumni Engagement

1 - 10 p.m.

Wege Ballroom

Chartres Labyrinth Walk

Prayerful meditative walk upon a Chartres Cathedral replicated floor labyrinth (36 feet in diameter). Come deepen your relationship with God through an ancient form of prayer. Free and open to the public. Instructions provided.

7 - 8 p.m.

Wege Ballroom

Chartres Labyrinth Workshop with Walk

Presenter: Kathleen Lally, Campus Ministry

4:30 p.m.

Bukowski Chapel

Mass
 
Tuesday, January 27

All Day

Wege Ballroom

Chartres Labyrinth Walk

You are welcome to walk during the day at any time. There will be instructions at the door. Free and open to the public.

11:30 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

In front of AB

Student Affairs Signature Event Annual AQ Family Photo

Join us to roast marshmallows and enjoy hot chocolate.

 

12:10 p.m. PRECISELY

In front of AB

Students, Faculty and Staff:

Please gather at noon to have your picture taken precisely at 12:10 p.m. You can still get to class at 12:15 p.m.! Prizes from RHA.

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Loutit Room, Wege Center

Jane Hibbard Idema Women's Study Center Lecture

"A Lecture of Dominican Art"

Speaker: Marie Celeste Miller, O.P.

Associate Professor Emerita of Art, Sister Marie Celeste Miller, O.P., will be discussing traditions in Dominican art, including the purpose of art in Dominican communities. Refreshments will be provided.

7 - 8 p.m.

Wege Ballroom

Chartres Labyrinth Workshop with Walk

Presenter: Pamela Dail-Whiting, English Department

4:30 - 8 p.m.

Marywood

Sister Ties

Baby Blanket Service Project at Marywood. Dinner and making baby blankets with the Dominican Sisters.

Sponsored by CAVA, SAC, Catholic Life

9 p.m.

Bukowski Chapel

Mass
 
Wednesday, January 28

All day

 

Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas

Faculty are invited to teach today in academic garb

8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Wege Ballroom

Chartres Labyrinth Walk

You are welcome to walk during the day at any time. There will be instructions at the door. Free and open to the public.

1 - 2 p.m.

St. Thomas the Apostle

St. Thomas Aquinas Patronal Mass

Most Rev. David Walkowiak, Bishop of the Diocese of Grand Rapids, will preside. The Aquinas Family gathers to celebrate our patron saint. At this Mass we will recognize the Grand Rapids Dominicans, retirees, as well as our colleagues to have served the College for 25 years: Judi Creamer, Mary Clark-Kaiser, and Carol Winkle.

 

The College Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Mark Webb, will be joining us. We invite faculty and staff to dress in academic garb for the academic procession. We invite 1-2 student representatives to process in with their club, team or organization banner.

 

All employees are invited to attend this special Mass in celebration of our patron saint. All offices that are scheduled to be open during these times should be minimally staffed in order to allow as many employees as desire to attend.

Donnelly Center

A reception will follow the mass

7 - 8 p.m.

Wege Ballroom

Chartres Labyrinth Workshop with Walk

Presenter: Terry Marshall, Campus Ministry

4:30 p.m.

 

No Mass
 
Thursday, January 29

Throughout the day

An elevator near you

Tommy Lift

A warmer version of Tommy Cab, Tommy Lift will take place in one of our campus elevators. Study up on our Patron Saint, take the elevator, answer questions and win prizes!

5 - 6:30 p.m.

Dinner

Wege Cafeteria

St. Thomas Aquinas Birthday Dinner

Our guests for the evening are Dominican Sisters. Please give them a warm welcome.

Sponsored by VIBE, L@SA and Student Senate

7 p.m.

Wege Ballroom

24th Annual Saint Thomas Aquinas Lecture

"Thomas Aquinas as Spiritual Master"

Speaker: Fr. Donald Goergen, O.P., Ph.D.

He is a preacher, lecturer and author. Fr. Goergen has written and taught primarily in the areas of Christology and spirituality in the United States as well as in Africa and Asia. His most recent writing is Fire of Love: Encountering the Holy Spirit

Co-sponsored by Catholic Studies and Campus Ministry.

9 p.m.

Bukowski Chapel

Mass

 
Friday, January 30

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Loutit Room

Friday Economicology Forum

"The Green Pope's Human Ecology: Benedict XVI and the Environment"

by Dr. Robert Marko, Theology Department

Attendees are welcome to a complimentary lunch in the Wege Cafeteria. Please stop by between 12 and 12:15 to pick up a voucher, which must be given to the cafeteria as payment for lunch.

Sponsored by the Center for Sustainability, the Faculty Sustainability Fellows, and Campus Ministry

 
Saturday, January 31

1 p.m.

Sturrus Sports and Fitness Center

Women's Basketball vs. Marygrove

 

A Saints' Squad and What up Weekend Event! The Dominican sisters will be our guests for the basketball games. The AQ pep band will be playing and the first 100 people through the door receive coupon for free pop and popcorn at concessions.

3 p.m.

Sturrus Sports and Fitness Center

Men's Basketball vs. Marygrove

8 p.m.

Donnelly Center

14th Annual Monty Python and the Holy Grail Party

Sponsored by the History Club

Campus Ministry would like to thank all menbers of the St. Thomas Aquinas Week Planning Committee,

 

whose hard work made this year's celebration possible.

 

Thanks to all our co-sponsors for their generous donations of time, effort and resources.