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George P. Bush Visits Ave Maria University

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The son of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, George P. Bush, dropped by Ave Maria University on Wednesday. The younger Bush is working with a conservative group called Maverick PAC. He's on a 7-city bus tour of college campuses in Florida. Their goal...



Ave Maria University Celebrates Constitution Day, September 17

Monday, September 17, 2012

On September 17, 1787, the 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia signed the Constitution. In submitting their Constitution to the American people for ratification, Alexander Hamilton said that it was up to the people to decide  “whether societies of men are really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection and choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend for their political constitutions on accident and force.” 

Here at Ave Maria, our students come to know the founding documents of their Republic by way of the core requirement in American Civilization. 
As part of the University’s Constitution Day observance, a panel will discuss “Religious Liberty and Free Exercise of Religion” on Wednesday, September 19, at 5:00 in the Demetree Auditorium. Panelists will include President Jim Towey, Dr. Seana Sugrue, and Dr. David Dalin. The event is open to the public, and there will be free booklets of the Constitution and Declaration available for the first 100 guests in attendance.



The Inaugural "Paula Castagnet Seminar in Biology and Medicine"

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Department of Biology and Chemistry at Ave Maria University is proud to announce the inaugural "Paula Castagnet Seminar in Biology and Medicine".

This years’ seminar will be presented by Dr. Angela Flippin-Trainer, M.D., entitled "A Conversion of Heart and Mind: Living the Catholic Faith in the Practice of Medicine" on Monday, September 17 from 5-6pm in the Demetree Auditorium located in the Henkels Academic Building.  AMU students, faculty and the public are invited to attend this event.

Seminar contact:
James A. Peliska, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry



Ernest L. Fortin Lecture Series Begins with a Political Perspective on Hawthorne

Monday, September 10, 2012

Dr. John Alvis’ lecture, "Revisiting Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter from a Political Perspective," will be in held in the library, room 160B, at 5:00PM. The next Fortin lecture will be by Dr. Harvey C. Mansfield, Professor of Government at Harvard University, on Wednesday, October 3.



AMU Graduate Ordained to the Priesthood

Friday, September 7, 2012

St. Patrick Catholic Church recently welcomed Fr. Matthew Grady, a newly ordained priest and a graduate of Ave Maria University. Grady, 26, was welcomed into the priesthood July 14 by the Most Rev. Frank Dewane, bishop of the Diocese of Venice, at an Ordination Mass at Epiphany Cathedral.