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Holy Cross College offers active and experiential learning, both in and out of the classroom. This dedication to academic excellence is what builds our students into serious scholars, courageous citizens, innovative leaders, and passionate disciples.

Each month, Holy Cross College offers various lectures on campus. At each lecture, we invite the community to join us. Please check this area often to find an updated list of upcoming lectures.

 

Upcoming Lectures

Speakers: Dr. Clyde Ray, Edwige Tia, and Dr. David Lutz
Date: December 2
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Pfeil Center Board Room

Previous Lectures

Speaker: Alexander Havard
Date: November 21
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Driscoll Auditorium

As part of our Mind and Heart lecture series, Alexander Havard, founder of the Virtuous Leadership System, will present at Holy Cross College.

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Speakers: Dr. Angel Cortes & Guest
Date: November 4
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Pfeil Center Board Room

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Speaker: Claudia Carroll
Date: October 24
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Vincent 202

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Speakers: Dennis Vandenberg and Raymond Griffith
Date: October 28
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Pfeil Center Board Room

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Speaker: Dr. Richard Bautch
Date: October 13
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Ave Brew Cafe

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Speakers: Dr. David Lutz and Professor Matthew Cloud
Date: October 7
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Pfeil Center Board Room

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Speaker: Dr. David Campbell
Title: “America’s Secular Serge: What Does It Mean for the Separation of Church and State?”
Date
: September 19
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Pfeil Center Board Room

David Campbell, Ph.D., is the Packey J. Dee Professor of American Democracy at the University of Notre Dame and former chairperson of the political science department. His research focuses on civic and political engagement, with a particular focus on religion (and secularism) and young people.

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Speaker: Dr. Mary Healy
Date: September 22
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Driscoll Auditorium

As part of our Mind and Heart lecture series, Dr. Mary Healy will present at Holy Cross College. Click here for details.

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Below are specific concentration areas at Holy Cross College. We invite you to check out details in each area and possibly participate in future lectures.

The Holy Cross Forum brings emerging scholars, students, and faculty into conversations which sharpen intellectual inquiry and spark curiosity. Each fall and spring, the Holy Cross Forum invites two advanced graduate students to share their research in a half-hour lecture, followed by a question and answer period. Participants represent disciplines across the humanities and social sciences. We welcome lectures on a broad variety of themes.

If you are interested in speaking at the Holy Cross Forum, please submit an application to Angel Cortes, Ph.D. at [email protected], including a 300 – word abstract of your proposed talk, here. Applications for the Fall semester are due by 15 August. Applications for the Spring Semester are due by 15 December.

 

Previous lectures:

“When Empires Fall” by Moritz S. Graefrath

“Perspectives on Migration, Religion, and Integration in Berlin” by Sevda Arslan

 

Contact information:

Angel Cortes, Ph.D.

[email protected]

Each semester, Holy Cross College holds a talk for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community to enjoy.

 

Previous lectures:

John L. Allen Jr., author, journalist, and editor of independent news site Crux delivered the talk, “Rome is from Mars, America from Venus: The Cultural Gap between the Vatican and Main Street USA,” at Holy Cross College on March 21, 2019.

Pia de Solenni, Ph.D. delivered the talk “Women in the Body of Christ” regarding the role of women in the Catholic Church on the Holy Cross College campus October, 10, 2019.

Scott Hahn, Ph.D., nationally and internationally known for his talks on a wide variety of topics related to Scripture and the Catholic faith, delivered “It is Right and Just: Why the Future of Civilization Depends on True Religion” on April 24, 2021.

Scott Hahn, Ph.D., nationally and internationally known for his talks on a wide variety of topics related to Scripture and the Catholic faith, delivered “St. Joseph: A Man for All Families” on April 23, 2021.

The Holy Cross College Mind & Heart Lecture Series “You Say You Want A Revolution: What the Hook-Up Culture Has Done to Women” by Anne Maloney, Ph.D., was Thursday, November 4, at 7:00 p.m. in Driscoll Auditorium.

“The Ministry of Exorcism,” is a talk by Father Vincent P. Lampert, Exorcist for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.