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2014 Workshop for Senior Administrators
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Announcing the 2013 LFP Book Award Winner
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Thursday, March 07, 2013

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The Colloquium Readings

From its inception, the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts at Valparaiso University has conducted a weekly colloquium on the general topic of Christianity and the Academic Vocation.  The makeup of the colloquium membership has changed over the years but the Lilly Fellows who have always comprised the conversational core and their mentors have also been in regular attendance. A variety of senior fellows have led the Colloquium and been responsible for preparing a syllabus of readings.

To see past Colloquium syllabi, participants, and leaders, click here.

The current syllabus, participants, and leaders are:

2011-2012 Colloquium:

Senior Fellows: Mark Schwehn and Dorothy Bass


Dorothy Bass, Senior Fellow

Sara Danger, Mentor

Alan Bloom, Mentor

James Old, Editor, The Cresset

Katie Calloway, First-Year Fellow

Jennifer Miller, Second-Year Fellow

Bob Elder, First-Year Fellow

Mel Piehl, Mentor

Charles Strauss, First-Year Fellow

Mary Beth Fraser Connolly, LFP Assistant Director

Ed Upton, Lecturer in Humanities, Christ College

Mina Suk, Second-Year Fellow

Mark Schwehn, Senior Fellow, LFP Project Director

Joe Creech, LFP Program Director

Fall 2011:

  • Robert Frost, “Two Tramps in Mud Time”
  • Dante, Inferno, Cantos 1-4, 26; Stephanie Paulsell, “Ulysses’ Mad Flight:  Christian Anxiety and the Intellectual Life.”
  • Max Weber, “Science as Vocation”
  • Paul Griffiths, Intellectual Appetite, chapters 1-2
  • Charles Taylor, “Introduction,” The Secular Age
  • Louis Menand, The Marketplace of Ideas, chapters 4 and 5
  • Simone Weil, “Reflections on the Right Use of School Studies with a View to the Love of God”
  • Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Sabbath
  • James Elkins, Pictures & Tears, preface, chapters 1, 5, and 6
  • Frank Capra, It’s a Wonderful Life

Spring 2012:

  • Christian Smith, Souls in Transition, Conclusion
  • Julie A. Reuben, “The University and Its Discontents,” and Mark W. Roche, “Should Faculty Members Teach Virtues and Values?:  That is the Wrong Question.”
  • Smith and Smith, Teaching and Christian Practices:  Reshaping Faith & Learning, “Pedagogical Rhythms,” by Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung and “Reading Practices and Christian Pedagogy,” by David I. Smith
  • Flannery O’Connor, “Revelation”
  • Atul Gawande, Complications, “Introduction” and “Education of a Knife,” and Daniel F. Chambliss, “The Mundanity of Excellence.”
  • Stephen D. Brookfield, “What It Means to Be a Critically Engaged Teacher.”
  • Bain, What the Best Teachers Do, Introduction; Syllabus Discussion
  • Eva Brann, “Depth and Desire.”

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