Friday Academic Lecture Series | Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • The Friday Academic Lecture Series

    The Friday Academic Lecture Series showcases the best that a Catholic liberal arts education has to offer. Talks are given by prominent contemporary thinkers including Franciscan University faculty, as well as faculty and scholars from outside Franciscan  The Series is a celebration of the Catholic intellectual tradition that will facilitate interdisciplinary discussions and dissemination of knowledge, and present cutting-edge research to our entire academic community here in Steubenville, as well as the rest of the world.

    Join us online or in-person

    Lectures will begin at 3 p.m. in the Tony and Nina Gentile Gallery of the J.C. Williams Center, and will streamed live via the University's Facebook page.

  • Fall 2017 Speakers

    September 15

    Myths Christians Believe About Wealth and Poverty

    Dr. Jay Richards
    The Catholic University of America

    Sponsored by the Department of Accounting, Economics, and Business Administration

     

    September 22

    Panel Discussion on Sex and Gender

    Dr. Patrick Lee and Dr. Matthew Breuninger
    Franciscan University of Steubenville

    Sponsored by the Bioethics Institute

     

    September 29

    Today's Declining Sacramental Practice: Catechetical Foundations for Recovery

    Dr. James Pauley
    Franciscan University of Steubenville

    Sponsored by the Faculty Research Colloquium

     

    October 6

    Theology of Economics: Economics, Freedom, and God

    Dr. Michael Welker and Dr. Kevin Miller
    Franciscan University of Steubenville

    Sponsored by the Disciplinary Intersection Series

     

    October 27

    Recalling Who We Are: Indulgences and the Church Today

    Dr. Mary C. Moorman
    Author of Indulgences

    Sponsored by the St. Paul Center

     

    November 3

    The Importance of Fathers for the Family

    Dr. Paul Vitz
    Divine Mercy University

    Sponsored by the Department of Psychology

     

    November 10

    Aborted Fetal Tissues in Vaccines and Medical Research

    Dr. Kyle McKenna
    Franciscan University of Steubenville

    Sponsored by the Faculty Research Colloquium

     

    November 17

    Dante's Other Guide: Francis of Assisi

    Dr. William R. Cook
    SUNY Geneseo College

    Sponsored by the CORE Lecture Series

     

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    December 1

    In Search of an Adequate Anthropology: What Can Science and Psychology Tell Us About Ourselves?

    Mr. Joseph Miller
    Magis Center

    Sponsored by the Science & Faith Lecture Series

     

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