September 2011 Newsletter

There will be plenty of time for interaction with the speakers as together we discuss ways to strengthen our local communities.  This is a day you won’t want to miss.  Registration is $20 ($15 for students) or $25 at the door.  You can register online here, and see the conference schedule below.


HUMAN SCALE AND THE HUMAN GOOD: Creating Healthy Communities in a Global Age September 24th, 2011 Knott Auditorium Has human life gotten “too big”?  How does globalization affect human communities?  Can a liberal education teach students to think locally?

Session 1, 9:15 am – 10:30 pm Mobility and the Crisis of Community Patrick Deneen, Georgetown University Allan Carlson, Hillsdale College Christine Rosen, The New Atlantis Session 2, 10:45 pm – 12:00 pm Fostering Vital Places Mark T. Mitchell, Patrick Henry College Jason Peters, Augustana College John Schwenkler, Mount St. Mary’s Univeristy Session 3, 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm Localism, Globalism, and the Christian Life Josh Hochschild, Mount St. Mary’s University Rod Dreher, American Conservative Magazine David Cloutier, Mount St. Mary’s University Session 4, 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm The Habits of Local Community: Reports from the Trenches Caleb Stegall, Stegall Law Firm Will Morrow, Whitmore Farm Philip Bess, University of Notre Dame

Lunch with Keynote Speaker Bill Kauffman (for paid registered guests) 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm


Hosted by the College of Liberal Arts and co-sponsored by Front Porch Republic and the Tocqueville Forum Faith * Discovery * Leadership * Community


A Joke from the Bar Jester

Two guys are sitting in a bar.  The first one says, “Did you know lions have sex ten to fifteen times a night?”

The second one says, “Really?  Damn!  I just joined the Rotary Club!”

~Jason Peters (with a hat tip to Bill Kauffman

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