AMU Chamber Choir Thrills in Carmina Burana Debut at the Phil
Friday, March 15, 2013
If you have tickets for the joint performance of “Carmina Burana” at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in North Naples today or Saturday, you are one lucky concertgoer. It promises to be a killer performance.
AMU Students in St. Peter’s Square
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The latest blog from Ave Maria student Erin DeCleene, who is in Rome this semester in our study abroad program, describes the excitement in St. Peter’s Square after the appearance of white smoke.
SW Florida Catholics' excitement for conclave in overdrive, here and in Rome
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Kim Scharfenberger also is among those anticipating seeing the white smoke from the Sistine Chapel chimney, signifying the election of a new pope. The Ave Maria University student is studying in Rome for the semester.
AMU Chamber Choir at The Phil in Naples
Monday, March 11, 2013
Join the Ave Maria University Chamber Choir and Dr. Timothy McDonnell, AMU Director of Choir in their Philharmonic Center debut performance of CARMINA BURANA! March 14th through 16th, 8:00 pm. Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples, FL 34108
AMU Announces New VP for Finance and Administration
Friday, March 8, 2013
Dear Faculty, Administrators and Staff of Ave Maria University:
I am happy to announce the appointment of Mrs. Maureen Joyce as the new Vice President for Finance and Administration at Ave Maria University.
Maureen brings to our campus community over 30 years of experience in academia in the fields of financial management, auditing, and administration.
She began her career at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as an internal auditor, and served for 25 years at Northeastern University in a number of capacities, including Associate Controller and Director of Sponsored Project Administration. Most recently, Maureen served as Comptroller of a small, liberal arts institution, Simmons College, in Boston.
Maureen received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of Massachusetts, graduating with honors, and went on to receive a Master in Business Administration from Northeastern University. She brings a wealth of experience to Ave Maria University and we are quite fortunate to have a person of her caliber joining the University Council and our senior management team. She will begin her work at Ave Maria in early April.
I want to take this opportunity to thank Dennis Grace, Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing, who has provided important management oversight of business and finance during this interim period, and also Comptroller Tony Beata and his colleagues in the business office who have worked so admirably and diligently. The University’s “growing pains” have been acutely felt by these professionals because the size and complexity of University operations are overwhelming the systems that were put in place at our founding. They are owed our deep gratitude.
Finally, I will be holding a “town hall” style meeting to discuss the 2013-14 budget that was recently adopted by the Board of Trustees and the progress the University is making on our five-year strategic plan, and also to answer any questions that you have. I will let you know when a date is set for this gathering and hopefully you will be able to attend.
It is an exciting time in the Church and at Ave Maria University. I join my prayers to yours as we implore the Holy Spirit to guide the College of Cardinals during the conclave that begins Tuesday. May Our Lady intercede for them as they deliberate and designate the next shepherd of our Church, and also for us as we continue to advance the New Evangelization through our mission in Catholic higher education.
President Towey Appeared on PBS
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Ave Maria University President Jim Towey appeared on PBS News Hour as part of a panel discussion on divisions within the Catholic Church in the United States. The discussion was also focused on recent polls showing an array of opinions on the future of the Church.
Ave Maria University Adds Two New Majors
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Ave Maria University today announces the addition of two new undergraduate degree programs in Education and Accounting, an expansion into pre-professional learning that will help students thrive and succeed in a globally competitive job market.
Huber Named To Allstate WBCA Good Works Team
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and Allstate Insurance Company announced this morning the 10 women's college basketball student-athletes that were named to the inaugural Allstate WBCA Good Works Team®. Ave Maria’s Emily Huber was selected to the team for her vast contributions in the areas of volunteerism and civic involvement.
Events and Celebrations in Thanksgiving for the Petrine Ministry
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013
Masses of Thanksgiving for the Petrine Ministry of Pope Benedict XVI
7:30am, 12:00pm (Novus Ordo Latin), and 5:00pm
Student-Organized Panel* – On the Pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI and its contributions to the life of the Church
5:00pm – Demetree Lecture Hall
Dr. Michael Waldstein, Fr. Matthew Lamb, Mr. Anthony Valle
*Sponsored by Filii in Filio Household
Eucharistic Holy Hour
7:00pm – Oratory
Meditations by Fr. Robert McTeigue, S.J.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013
Student Service Ministry – “Deus Caritas Est” Service Event
11:00am-2:00pm – Student Union Ballroom
Students preparing meals for the poor in Immokalee
Board of Trustees Mass – Thursday of the Second Week of Lent
5:00 PM - Oratory
Homily by Fr. McTeigue, S.J. will honor the Legacy of the Pope Emeritus
Lecture – “The Legacy of Pope Benedict XVI”
7:30pm – Demetree Lecture Hall
Dr. Michael Waldstein
"Wrying but a little?" Marriage, Revenge, and Forgiveness in Shakespeare
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Dr. Robert Miola is Gerard Manley Hopkins Professor of English and Lecturer in Classics at Loyola University, Maryland. A prolific scholar, he has published thirteen books and penned more than thirty-five academic articles. His publications include two edited volumes of Shakespeare, Hamlet and Macbeth, in the prestigious Norton Critical Edition Series, 2007’s Early Modern Catholicism: An Anthology of Primary Sources (Oxford University Press) and Shakespeare’s Rome (Cambridge University Press, 1983). Professor Miola has also served as Editor-in- Chief for Presence, a journal on Jesuit Higher Education.