Plenary Session #2 --Lilly Fellows Program 30th Annual National Conference Tranquillitas Ordinis: Liberal Arts Education and the Common Good - Oct. 9, 2020
From Liza Sanchez on November 10th, 2020
Lilly Fellows Program 30th Annual National Conference Tranquillitas Ordinis: Liberal Arts Education and the Common Good - Oct. 9, 2020
Presented by St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas
Hosted by Alicia Cordoba Tait, DMA, Beirne Director and Professor, Center for Catholic Studies
Plenary 2: The Dignity of Persons and Divine Presence: The Aim of Education as the Growth of the Soul
Panelists: David Grenardo, J.D., Professor of Law, St. Mary’s University; Terri Boggess, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Exercise and Sports Science, St. Mary’s University; Verónica Contreras-Shannon, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Sciences, St. Mary’s University; and Stephanie Ward, Ph.D., Professor of Management and Interim Dean of the Greehey School of Business, St. Mary’s University. Moderated by: James Greenaway, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy, St. Mary’s University;
As parents, we love our children. As professors, we love our students. Of course, we want our children, our friends and our students to prosper, but we also want them to become authentic human beings: capable of telling the truth even when those around them falsify; willing to do what is genuinely good even when it is inconvenient; and able to recognize the beautiful and the extraordinary in the midst of all the ordinary things of life. Preparation for life always means more than career preparation. For the liberal arts university, the preparation of our students thus becomes a heightened responsibility.