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THOMAS AQUINAS COLLEGE E-LETTER

AUGUST 2012

 

 

 

 

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CAMPUS LIFE
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Video & Audio: 40th with the Founders
Video & Audio: 40th with the Founders

 

Slideshow: Summer Program Dance Lessons
Slideshow: Summer Pogram Dance Lessons

 

Slideshow: Summer Program Macbeth Reading
Slideshow: Summer Program Macbeth Reading

 

Slideshow: Summer Seminars
Slideshow: Summer Seminars

 

Slideshow: Summer Program Punch Bowls Hike!
Slideshow: Summer Program Bonfire

 

Summer Program Hike
Slideshow: Summer
Program Hike

 

40th Anniversary Slideshow
40th
Anniversary Slideshow

 

Summer Program Beach & Santa Barbara
Slideshow:
Summer Program Beach & Santa Barbara Trips

 

Slideshow: Summer Program Open Mic Night
Slideshow: Summer Program Open-Mic Night

 

  UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Retreat for Faculty/Staff
August 13

 

Retreat for Faculty/Staff Spouses
August 14

 

Feast of the Assumption
Mass with the Donnelly Family Choir
August 15

 

Freshman Orientation
August 16-8

 

Convocation
August 20

 

Feast of Bl. Mother Teresa
September 5

 

Admissions Visits: Southern California
September 10-27

 

Admissions Visit: Dallas, Tex.
September 11

 

Admissions Visits: Northern California
September 11-12

 

Lecture: Rev. Robert Spitzer, S.J.
Magis Center of Reason and Faith
September 14

 

Columbus Day
October 8

 

Admissions Visit: Phoenix, Ariz.
October 15

 

Admissions Visits: Southern California
October 15 - November 8

 

Don Rags
October 16-18

 

Feast of All Saints
November 1

 

Admissions Visit: Carmel, Calif.
September 11

 

Lecture: Dr. Jeremy Holmes ('99)
Academic Dean
Wyoming Catholic College
November 16

 

 

FOUNDING PRESIDENT RETIRES
Dr. McArthur Announces Decision in Letter to Alumni

In letters sent to the alumni, faculty, and staff of Thomas Aquinas College, Founding President Ronald P. McArthur has announced that he will no longer be able to teach classes starting this fall. “The prospect saddens me in many ways,” Dr. McArthur wrote, promising that he will continue to pray “for the College, that it become even better, and that God will look upon the school with even more favor than He already has.” The College encourages all of its alumni and friends to keep Dr. McArthur in your prayers.

Dr. McArthur’s Letter to the Alumni
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Dr. McArthur’s Letter to Faculty & Staff
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Dr. Ronald P. McArthur
 

 

 

 

IN MEMORIAM
Mourning the Loss of Two Pro-Life Stalwarts

While passing through Stilesville, Ind., on the morning of July 20, rising junior Andrew Kentigern Moore (’14) was struck and killed by a passing vehicle. Like other Thomas Aquinas College students in the past, Andrew was participating in the Crossroads Walk Across America, a 3,000-mile journey to promote the pro-life cause. He was using his walking time, he said, to discern a vocation to the priesthood, and he was praying the Rosary at the moment that he was struck.

The College has also recently learned that Paul Meyer (’94) succumbed to a rare and very aggressive form of cancer on July 10 in Tulsa, Okla. In a very personal way, Paul was also a committed defender of the unborn. He and his wife, Kimberlie, adopted four children from China, so as to provide them a Catholic home and to help promote the Culture of Life in a country that has state-mandated abortions.

Please pray for the souls of both Andrew and Paul, as well as for the consolation of their friends and families.

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Paul Meyer (’94)

Andrew Moore (’14)


Paul Meyer (’94)

Paul Meyer (’94)

 

 

 

FAITH IN ACTION
Graduate Re-Elected FSSP Superior General

The General Chapter of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) has re-elected the Very Rev. John M. Berg, F.S.S.P. (’93), to a six-year term as Superior General. Fr. Berg is the Fraternity’s third Superior General, having been first elected to the position in 2006 at the age of 36. The Fraternity includes 228 priests and 154 seminarians serving 117 dioceses in 16 countries. A society of pontifical right founded by Bl. John Paul II in 1988, it has three pillars: fidelity to the See of Peter, dedication to the extraordinary form of the Mass and all the sacraments, and emphasis on the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas as a clear basis for presenting the Faith.

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Fr. Berg and Pope Benedict XVI

 

 

 

GREAT BOOKS, GREAT TIMES
High School Summer Program 2012

On Sunday, July 22, 128 rising high school seniors from around the country and abroad flocked to Thomas Aquinas College for the annual Great Books Summer Program. For two weeks they read and discussed works selected from the masters of the Western intellectual tradition, including Plato, Euclid, Sophocles, Shakespeare, St. Thomas Aquinas, Pascal, and Boethius. They also participated in daily sports, hiking in the hills surrounding the campus, and trips to the beach and cultural venues throughout the region. It was a time of forging new friendships, enjoying the give and take of rational argument, and pursuing truth by the light of faith.

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High School Summer Program

 

 

 

 

PIONEERS TO THE PROMISED LAND
Judy and Jim Barrett

Judy and Jim Barrett have always looked ahead to the future. When he was an active member of the College’s Board of Governors, Mr. Barrett helped to establish the Legacy Society so that benefactors could maintain their support of the College, even in the event of an unexpected tragedy. Of course, having helped form the Legacy Society, it was only natural that he and his wife would be among its first members. “We couldn’t ask others to do it if we didn’t do it ourselves,” says Mrs. Barrett. Or, as Mr. Barrett puts it in his whimsical way, “Do you love the College enough that, even when you’re in Heaven, you will keep on giving?”

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