Located in Room 217 of the Robert V. LaPenta Student Union
Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Phone: (914) 637-2772
The Catholic Intellectual Tradition Series brings together faculty over lunch or dinner to extend the dialogue between faith and culture, a dialogue so characteristic of Catholic teaching institutions. The CIT Series is sponsored by the Offices of the Provost and the Office of Mission and Ministry. Together, the Iona faculty commit themselves to pursuing an open, animated dialogue concerning Iona's dual Catholic and Christian Brothers traditions. The Brothers have invited the faculty to join them as partners in seeking insight and understanding: this Series extends their work on campus. This dialogue is informed by the many cultural traditions represented here at Iona, among all who form this community of scholars and lifelong learners.
The Office of Mission and Ministry encourages all full time faculty members to attend each session.
The five sessions are the following:
September - Iona faculty members reflect on the founding inspiration of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers in light of their own lives of service at Iona.
October - Faculty members report on insights gained during the most recent Collegium, an annual summer seminar on the integration of faith and intellectual life for faculty.
November - Speaking out of their own academic disciplines, faculty explore connections between their current research and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.
February - Noted outside scholars invited by the CIT Committee address an issue of common concern to faculty working in American Catholic Higher Education.
March - The President of the College explores the current direction of the College, and the newest expressions of our living intellectual tradition in dialogue with the faculty.
Past Speakers and Topics:
CIT Steering Committee & the Office of Mission and Ministry
Dr. John Breslin, Mass Communication
Dr. Scott Cleary, English
Mr. Thomas Donnarumma, Fine & Performing Arts
Dr. Joseph Ford, Finance
Dr. Cathy Lavery, Criminal Justice
Dr. Tricia Mulligan, Political Science & International Studies
Dr. Meryl Nadel, Social Work
Dr. William O'Neill, Philosophy
Dr. Elena Procario-Foley, Religious Studies
Ms. Tameka Hastick, Mission and Ministry
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