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THOMAS AQUINAS COLLEGE E-LETTER

DECEMBER 2012

 

 

 

 

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  UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Tutor Talk: Dr. John Nieto
“Proving Euclid’s Fifth Postulate with Reference to the Fourth”
December 5

 

Feast of the Immaculate Conception
December 8

 

First Semester Examinations
December 10-14

 

Christmas Vacation
December 15 - January 6

 

Christmas
December 25

 

St. Thomas Day Lecture
Rev. Michael Sherwin, O.P.
University of Freibourg
January 28

 

Ash Wednesday
February 13

 

Board of Governors Meeting
February 14

 

Presidents Day Lecture
Dr. Jeffrey Tulis
University of Texas at Austin
February 22

 

Don Rags
February 26-18

 

Solemnity of the Dedication of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel
March 7

 

Lecture: Dr. William H. Donahue
St. John's College
March 15

 

Order of Malta Retreat
March 16

 

Palm Sunday
March 24

 

Easter Recess
March 28 - April 3

 

Good Friday
March 29

 

Holy Saturday
March 30

 

Easter
March 31

 

Anniversary of the Death of College President Thomas E. Dillon
April 15

 

Lecture: Dr. Scott Crider
University of Dallas
April 19

 

  IN MEMORIAM

 

Judith Tyler Bowles
July 23, 2012
Former employee


Wesley Nelson Fach
October 27, 2012
Father of Amelia (Dowhower ’03) and
Bonnie (Allen ’07),
President’s Council Membe
r

Rev. Msgr. Jerome Sommer
November 18, 2012
Legacy Society Member

 

VIDEO: A STUDENT SAYS THANK YOU
Mirjana Coccia (’14)

At one point this summer, Mirjana Coccia (’14) of Randolph, N.J., feared that she would not be able to return to Thomas Aquinas College for her junior year. Having hit upon hard times, her family could not pay for the upcoming semester’s tuition. Fortunately she was able to qualify for a new financial aid package and, thanks to the generosity of the College’s benefactors, she is now back on campus, delighting in the blessings of a Catholic liberal education. On behalf of the nearly 80 percent of Thomas Aquinas College students who receive financial aid, Mirjana expresses her gratitude.

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THE COLLEGE PRAYER BOOK
Pray for the College, and pray with the College, in word and in spirit!

The College has released a new, elegant book of prayers that have long been part of the College’s spiritual life. Among the devotions are the Prayer to the Holy Spirit said at the beginning of each class, a Prayer for Vocations that has helped draw so many alumni to the priesthood and religious life, and the prayers offered in the Chapel each day for Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Alongside these and other devotions are beautiful photographs from the College — Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel, campus statuary, and scenes from the Mass and Adoration.

To read this small book is to glean an insight into the spiritual life of the College; to pray these prayers is to partake in it — a precious gift for alumni, parents, benefactors, and all friends of Thomas Aquinas College.

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GOOD NEWS FROM DR. McARTHUR
College’s Founding President Recovering

The family of Thomas Aquinas College’s founding president, Dr. Ronald P. McArthur, report that he “has made astounding progress,” and that his prospects for a recovery are quite good. Taking full advantage of his improved condition, Dr. McArthur has written two letters — one to the College’s faculty and staff, and one to the alumni — expressing his deep gratitude for all the prayers they have offered in his behalf. He continues to offer up his suffering in return, and asks that all continue to keep him in prayer.

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Dr. Ronald P. McArthur
 

 

 

 

THE COLLEGE IN THE NEWS
A Round-Up of Recent Stories

In a recent column, James Tonkowich of ReligionToday.com writes about how liberal education cultivates the “wisdom and virtue without which freedom, democracy, and prosperity are impossible.” Moreover, he adds, “graduates of philosophy-heavy Great Books schools such as Thomas Aquinas College … have been pleased to discover that they possess extremely marketable skills.”

Meanwhile, the Ventura County Star has interviewed tutor Dr. Carol Day about her passion for the Faith, science, and the outdoors — and her explanation that three are interrelated. “There’s more than one approach to the beauty and complexity of nature,” says Dr. Day, “more than one approach to the wisdom of the Creator.”

Finally, in his blog, the College’s newest chaplain, Rev. Joseph Illo, has posted his homily from the Feast of Christ the King, in which he discusses how the College's work-study program is in keeping with the Church’s teaching on subsidiarity.

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Rev. Joseph Illo
Rev. Joseph Illo

 

 

 

RECENT LECTURE & ADDRESSES
Creation, the Year of Faith, and Time

Looking for some good reading or listening material? Text and/or audio of three recent on-campus addresses is available on the College’s website:

• The November installment of the 2012-13 St. Vincent de Paul Lecture and Concert Series: An alumnus of the College, Dr. Jeremy Holmes (’99) — now the Academic Dean of Wyoming Catholic College — discusses the supposed conflict between faith and reason in the Creation account found in the Book of Genesis.

• From the annual All-College Thanksgiving dinner: President Michael F. McLean’s remarks about how the College’s students, by humbling devoting themselves to their pursuit of Catholic liberal education, are living well the newly proclaimed Year of Faith.

• A recent “tutor talk” — an informal, afternoon lecture — from Senior Tutor Dr. Glen Coughlin, “Musings on Time.”

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Dr. Jeremy Holmes (’99)

Dr. Jeremy Holmes (’99)


Dr. Michael F. McLean

Dr. Michael F. McLean


Dr. Glen Coughlin

Dr. Glen Coughlin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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