October 1, 2010 
Vol. 3, Issue 3
Rev. Bryan Massingale Discusses Racial Justice
Rev. Bryan Massingale, STD, will explore the Catholic Church’s contribution to racial justice, an issue that often sheds more heat than light, at the annual University of St. Thomas Rev. William J. Young lecture, “A Postracial America?: The Church’s Contribution to Racial Justice in the 21st Century.” The lecture will be held at 7 p.m., Oct. 18, in Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center.
Archbishop Wuerl Addresses Faith in Society

Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington D.C., will speak about “Religious Faith’s Role in Building a Good and Just Society,” at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20, in the Chapel of St. Basil, 3802 Yoakum. The event marks the inaugural lecture for the UST Center for Faith and Culture Master of Arts in Faith and Culture Program.

Allitt Speaks on Catholic Converts' Effect on Church
The UST Knights of Columbus Fr. Vincent Guinan Council will host, “How Converts Transformed and Reshaped the American Catholic Church,” a lecture by Dr. Patrick Allitt, professor of American History at Emory University. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21 in Anderson Hall, Room 103, 3919 Mt. Vernon.
Center for Irish Studies Hosts Fall Lecture, Gala

Join the Center for Irish Studies for two exciting events in October and November. In the lecture,“No Ordinary People: The Role of Irish Artists in Irish Revolutionary Politics 1900-1923,” held on Oct. 27, Irish historian and author Sinéad McCoole will explore the role of Irish artists and culturally active women during this critical time in Irish history. The Center will also host their annual Irish Gala on Nov. 5 to raise funds for study abroad and academic programs.

Family & Alumni Weekend Promises Fun for Everyone

Join the University of St. Thomas for Family & Alumni Weekend on Oct. 22-23, when families are invited to get to know campus and alumni can reconnect with classmates and faculty. Students can bring their parents to class on Friday, and families and alumni are invited to attend Mass, an Art Show and the President’s Reception. Other events include St. Augustine’s Birthday, a turtle race, a volleyball home game and UST’s production of Macbeth.

MicroCredit Event Raises Funds to Alleviate Poverty

The money a typical student spends daily on a cup of coffee or a movie ticket could help an entrepreneur in a developing nation start a new life. The UST MicroCredit Program invites the Houston community to their fourth annual Dum Spiro Spero fundraising event at 7 p. m. on Thursday, Oct. 28. Funds raised at this event will benefit the rural poor across the globe.


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Festa Italiana Returns to UST Campus

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Houstonians can take a three-day vacation to Italy without stepping foot on an airplane. The sights, sounds and mouth-watering aromas of Italy will once again beckon thousands to the picturesque, centrally-located University of St. Thomas campus. The 32nd Annual Festa Italiana will be held for three days from Friday to Sunday, Oct. 15 - l7.

Elise Marrion


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