September 14, 2012 3:42PM
Updated: October 17, 2012 6:08AM
USF hires coordinator
JOLIET — The University of St. Francis hired Maureen Stephan as its new international programs coordinator.
Stephan, from Grand Rapids, Mich., is a graduate of Central Michigan University. She has worked in Bogota, Columbia; Lima, Peru; Barcelona and Sevilla, Spain; and Oxford, England, in various capacities
Stephan will coordinate all the university’s study-abroad programs and work with USF’s admissions and student life offices to coordinate efforts for international students.
Lewis hosting symposium
ROMEOVILLE — Lewis University’s Center for Ministry and Spirituality will mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) with a “Living Vatican II in the 21st Century” symposium.
The symposium includes more than 20 events from Sept. 18-21 on the university’s main campus. Admission to the events is free.
The first keynote session of the symposium will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday with “Needing and Heeding ‘The Other:’ The Neglected Mandate of Vatican II.” Jon Nilson, professor of theology at Loyola University Chicago, will explore the Second Vatican Council’s renewal of pastoral ministry and its implications for the future church.
“Vatican II and the Remapping of American Protestantism” will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday. David Daniels III, the Henry Luce professor of world Christianity at McCormick Theological Seminary, will examine Vatican II’s impetus for ecumenical dialogue between Christian churches.
Events for Thursday include “The Church in Dialogue: The Experience of Vatican II” at 2 p.m. and “The Bible in Our Lives Today” at 7 p.m.
The keynote sessions conclude Friday with “‘The Walls Are Sprayed with Gospel’: Reading the Signs of Our Times” at 10 a.m. Carmen Nanko-Fernandez, associate professor of pastoral ministry at the Catholic Theological Union, will analyze what ongoing faithful responses to the council’s invitation mean for the planet’s future.
For a full list of events, visit www.lewisu.edu/LivingVaticanII/.