Gold Star Father Lecture

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

On Tuesday, November 13, Assumption College will host Steven G. Xiarhos for a poignant dialogue dedicated to his late son, Nicholas G. Xiarhos, a Marine Corps officer killed in the line of duty while serving in Afghanistan. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Salon of the La Maison building on the Assumption Campus, 500 Salisbury St., Worcester.

Lecture: The Theater is Always Dying

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 10:15am

The world famous Samuel Beckett scholar and colleague, S. E. Gontarski, will give a lecture at Assumption titled, “the theater is always dying.” The lecture will include clips from two “laboratory performances” he directed of Beckett’s “Ohio Impromptu” and “…but the clouds…”

Contact Person: 
Professor Paul Shields

Why Won't They Talk? Jay Howard Lecture

Monday, March 27, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

About Jay Howard: Jay Howard is Professor of Sociology and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Butler University in Indianapolis. He earned a BA in Sociology from Indiana University South Bend (1988), and an MA (1990) and PhD (1992) in Sociology from the University of Notre Dame. His research interests range from the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning to religion and popular culture.

Augustine’s Views on Peace and Just War

Monday, March 20, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Fr. Allan D. Fitzgerald, O.S.A, S.T.D., Ph.D., director of The Augustinian Institute and theology professor at Villanova University, will deliver the College’s Annual Augustine Lecture on the towering figure of St. Augustine of Hippo, the great early Christian theologian who profoundly influenced the development of Western Christianity. Fr.

Contact Person: 
Sharon Mahoney
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President's Lecture Series: Augustine: Reaching for Peace in This World

Monday, March 20, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

It is often said that, for Augustine, perfect peace in this life is unattainable. Perfection, of course, must await the fullness of time in just about everything. But, Augustine also accepted the benefit of human efforts for peace in this time, engaging the imperfect world and culture in which he lived in human ways. It is, in fact, more interesting and more accurate to talk about his thought and dedication to peace than to pretend that he had theory about just war.

Contact Person: 
Janet Lambert
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Interdisciplinary Film: Beyond the Divide

Thursday, December 1, 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Set in the vast, mountainous beauty of Missoula, Montana, BEYOND THE DIVIDE is a feature-length documentary film about war, peace, and the courage to find  common ground.

Contact Person: 
Esteban Loustaunau
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