President's Newsletter October 2015

Coming Events

Be sure to mark your calendar for a number of outstanding events coming to campus later this fall.

As noted above, on Nov. 4 we will celebrate the large number of faculty members who have authored books, including newer and longtime Alvernians.

The O’Pake Film series continues on Nov. 4 with the showing of Romero, the story of martyred El Salvadorian Archbishop Oscar Romero. On Nov. 10, in conjunction with the Alvernia Veteran’s Center, Taking Chance will be shown. It is the story of Michael Strobl, a military escort officer who accompanies the body of a Marine killed in Iraq back to his family. Both films will be screened in the Bernardine Lecture Hall at Alvernia.

The third annual O’Pake lecture will focus on Justice and Mercy: A Conversation About the Death Penalty. It will be held Nov. 16, 7 p.m., in Francis Hall Theater. Panelists include: Joe McGettigan, former first assistant district attorney in Philadelphia and Delaware Counties; and Richard Dieter, senior policy director at the Death Penalty Information Center in Washington, D.C. A question and answer period, moderated by Dave Myers, will follow. Karen Clifton, executive director of the Catholic Mobilizing Network, will conclude the event, offering brief remarks on the Catholic Church’s position on the death penalty.

Internationally known pianist Leon Bates, who played to a sold-out crowd last year, returns as part of a Black History Month program on Feb. 18, and the Miller Art Gallery continues to offer a full calendar of exhibitions featuring national and local artists as well as several shows featuring talented Alvernia student, faculty and staff artists.

Hope you saw the impressive and diverse art show featuring Alvernia faculty and staff!

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