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First Annual Founders Day Lecture

Date: 9/14/2009

Sister Mary Beth Ingam, CJS

Loyola Marymount University

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

4PM, in the Bernardine Franciscan Conference Center

Reception to follow the lecture

Mary Beth Ingham has more than 20 years’ experience teaching philosophy at Loyola Marymount University. She has written several books on ethics and Franciscan philosophy. Sister Ingham will show how the Franciscan’s understanding of uniqueness of each person can aid in addressing today’s ethical issues.

This Batdorf event is part of the Ethics, Leadership, and Community Lecture Series at Alvernia, sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Leadership and the Holleran Center for Community Engagement.

Other upcoming Lecture Series events:

Judicial ethics and leadership: a conversation with Berks County judges —October 6, 2009, 4PM (BFCC)
Lecture and booksigning with Jon Kukla, author of Mr. Jefferson’s Women —October 13, 2009, 4PM (BFCC)

Contact the Holleran Center for Community Engagement for details about all Lecture Series events: 610-790-1925.

  • History: Established as a private four-year liberal arts college in 1958, Alvernia celebrated its 50th year by being awarded university status in 2008.
  • Heritage: Founded by the Bernardine Sisters, a Catholic religious order, the university embraces the Franciscan core values of service, humility, collegiality, contemplation and peacemaking.
  • Motto: “To Learn, To Love, To Serve”
  • Campus: The main campus in Reading is 121 acres, with two satellite campuses in Philadelphia and Pottsville (Schuylkill County).
  • Location: Our residential campus is situated three miles from center-city Reading, in the scenic Blue Mountain area of Eastern Pennsylvania.
  • Enrollment: 3,000 students attend Alvernia including 1,500 traditional undergraduates, 600 continuing education students, and 780 graduate students. Over 77% of first-year students live on campus.
  • Faculty: Our professors are accomplished scholars, experts in their fields, and supportive mentors. The student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. Most classes are 20 students or fewer.
  • Athletics: NCAA Division III, member of the Commonwealth Conference of the Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation and member of Eastern College Athletic Conference, 8 men’s and 10 women’s intercollegiate sports.