Faculty Speakers & Topics


Steve Kramp, MFA, MA


Shalina Stilley, PhD


Sam Keyes, PhD


Fr. Andy Younan, PhD


Derry Connolly, PhD


Fr. Ankido Sipo, MA


8:00 am MASS
(St. Mary's Catholic Church)
9:00 - 9:30 am DONUTS & COFFEE
(Student Life Center)
9:30 - 10:15 am LETTER TO ARTISTS
Steve Kramp, MFA, MA
Professor & Chair of Theology and Humanities
(Academic Building)
The artists special spiritual vocation in the Church is to make beautiful things and the beauty of those things must be capable of enthusing its audience and raising it up in the service of the common good.
10:15 - 10:45 am BREAK
Available: Coffee & Snacks, Adoration & Confession, Campus Tour
10:45 - 11:30 am VERITATIS SPLENDOR
Shalina Stilley, PhD
Professor of Philosophy & Theology
Addresses certain fundamental questions regarding the moral teachings of the Catholic Church.
11:30 - 1:00 pm LUNCH
(on your own)
11:30 - 1:00 pm Optional Lunch Lecture
Derry Connolly, PhD
Professor of Business & President
This 1991 document examines contemporaneous political and economic issues. The encyclical is partially a refutation of Marxist/communist ideology and a condemnation of the dictatorial regimes that practiced it. Some consider it as inaugurating a new era in Catholic social teaching that is particularly receptive to the ideas of free market economics.
1:00 - 1:45 pm EX CORDE ECCLESIAE
Sam Keyes, PhD
Professor of Theology
As the Apostolic Constitution on Catholic higher education, it identifies what constitutes Catholic identity and specifies the general norms to achieve a Catholic mission. Some consider it as a counter to the 1967 Land O’ Lakes Statement, which has had a pervasive and pernicious influence on Catholic higher education.
1:45 - 2:30 pm BREAK
- Optional: Student Film Screening
Enjoy a senior film project, followed by a Q&A with our film students
- Also Available: Coffee & Snacks, Adoration & Confession, Campus Tour
2:30 - 3:15 pm FIDES ET RATIO
Fr. Andy Younan, PhD
Professor of Philosophy
Addresses the relationship between faith and reason, which together allow people to know and love God. He notes the primacy of revelation in the quest for truth. Faith is necessary to discover the full truth; reason alone is not sufficient because its central weakness is its susceptibility to sin.
3:15 - 4:00 pm BREAK
- Optional: Shepherd of Light Video Game Demo
The Gaming class of 2019 launched a fantasy puzzle game that amassed over 35k downloads across the globe. Prof. Hulburt will give an overview of the game, followed by the opportunity to play it.
- Also Available: Coffee & Snacks, Adoration & Confession, Campus Tour
4:00 - 4:45 pm THEOLOGY OF THE BODY
Fr. Ankido Sipo MA
Adjunct Professor of Theology
In a series of talks now known as the Theology of the Body, JPII addressed fundamental human questions of what does it mean to be human, to be a man, a woman, and how can we find happiness. He addressed the nature and meaning of love, the human need for community, the meaning of sexuality, and the complementarity between marriage and celibacy.
4:45 - 7:00 pm DINNER
(on your own)
(Food Truck Options Available at Theatre Location)
7:00 - 9:00 pm THE JEWELER'S SHOP
JPCatholic Theatre Productions Performance
This three-act play was written in 1960 by Karol Wojtyła. Subtitled “A Meditation on the Sacrament of Matrimony, Passing on Occasion into a Drama”, it looks at three couples as their lives become intertwined with one another.
The Local Hub, 355 E Grand Ave

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