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Section Dinner

Fall Section Dinners



Thanksgiving Dinner


Turkey Bowl
Turkey Bowl




Chrysostomos Christmas Concert 
December 8


First Semester Exams 
December 12 – December 16 


Christmas Recess 
December 17 – January 8


Lecture: Dr. Marc Guerra  
Ave Maria University
“The Church and Modern Democracy on Justice in Human Affairs”
January 13


Tutor Talk: Dr. John Finley
“A Consideration of the Gender Distinction According to Thomistic Anthropology in Light of Modern Biology” 
January 18


Walk for Life West Coast 
January 21


40th Anniversary Celebration for Students & Faculty n for Students & Faculty 
January 28


All-College Seminar 
February 10


President’s Day  Lecture 
Dr. Joseph Bessette
Claremont Graduate University
February 24


Don Rags 
February 28 - March 1


Solemnity of Chapel Dedication 
March 7


Tutor Talk: Dr. Kevin Kolbeck  
“O’Connor’s Everything that Rises
 March 7


St. Thomas Day (observed) 
Campus holiday
Lecture: Rev. Lawrence Dewan, O.P.
Dominican College
 “Faith and Reason: Creation and Metaphysics”
March 9


San Francisco Reception  
In Honor of Fr. Buckley’s Golden Jubilee
March 14


Lecture: Dr. Bainard Cowan 
University of Dallas
“The Novel as Literary Form”
March 30


Easter Recess 
April 4-11


New York Reception 
Guest Speaker: William McGurn
April 10 


Admissions is Coming to Colorado! 
April 23 


Commencement 2012 
May 12


Thomas Aquinas College Golf Classic  
Sherwood Country Club
May 21 


High School Summer Program 
July 22 - August 4 



Scholarship Launched in Chaplain’s Name

On July 31, 2012, Rev. Cornelius M. Buckley, S.J., will mark the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. To celebrate his golden jubilee and to honor his life of service, Fr Buckley’s family and friends are establishing a scholarship fund in his name at Thomas Aquinas College. 

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Rev. Cornelius Buckley, S.J.




Audio, Text & Photos from Two Recent Talks

At the College’s annual Thanksgiving Dinner, President Michael F. McLean spoke about Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation and its evocation of the “Our Father,” drawing upon St. Thomas’ sermons about the Lord’s Prayer.

Also in November, as part of the St. Vincent de Paul Concert and Lecture Series, Dr. Peter Kalkavage of St. John’s College delivered a talk entitled “Passion and Perception in Mozart’s Magic Flute.” It was a spirited presentation, complete with musical accompaniment and a vigorous question-and-answer session. Both talks are available on the College’s website.

Passion & Perception in Mozart’s Magic Flute 
Thanksgiving and the Lord’s Prayer 



Dr. Michael F. McLean
Dr. Michael F. McLean

Dr. Peter Kalkavage
Dr. Peter Kalkavage




Stories from Heritage Foundation,
Ventura County Star

Praising the College for its devotion to classical liberal education, the Heritage Foundation’s Ryan Messmore recently praised Thomas Aquinas College as “A Different Kind of ‘Liberal’” in a post on the think tank’s official blog.

Echoing these themes, in November the Ventura County Star ran a front-page story about the College
s 40th anniversary. The article noted the College’s reputation for academic excellence and the strong moral and spiritual life of its students.

More from the Heritage Foundation
Ventura County Star story



The Heritage Foundation

Ventura County Star




The Faith in Action Blog

The new Faith in Action blog on the Thomas Aquinas College website chronicles all the latest news from the College’s alumni, with a focus on their good works for the Church and society. Recent dispatches include the news of two upcoming ordinations among alumni Norbertines; appearances by Dr. Pia de Solenni (’93) and Rev. Sebastian Walshe, O.Praem. (’94), on the Catholic Answers Live radio program; alumna newswoman Mary Rose (Bacani ’03) Valenti hanging up her microphone in favor of motherhood; and prayers for a faithfully departed alumnus, Matthew Wise (’06).

Faith in Action blog



Mary Rose Bacani
Mary Rose
(Bacani ’03) Valenti

Matthew Wise ('06)
Matthew Wise (’06), RIP




Search Our Online Matching-Gift Database

Many employers match the charitable contributions that employees, retirees, and their spouses and widows make to 501(c)3 organizations. That means your gift to Thomas Aquinas College could be doubled, or even tripled, at no expense to you, while providing tremendous assistance to the College’s students and the cause of authentically Catholic liberal education. Unsure whether your employer matches gifts, or how to proceed if it does? The searchable matching-gift database on the College’s website can help you find the answers you need.

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