College of Arts and Sciences


  • President Sundborg Kicks Off Alumni Seminars on October 5

    August 25, 2010

    SU President Stephen Sundborg, S. J.,  is the first presenter in the alumni series,“Faith in a Secular Age,” which starts on October 5.This fall series  examines the tensions between faith and culture:  increased interest both in spirituality and a so-called ‘new atheism,’   conflicts between cultures with strong religious traditions and cultures with strict separation of church and state, and the growth in religion and spirituality in many countries, including the United States, and the drift toward secularism in others. 

    Joining Father Sundborg in this series are Rev. Michael Raschko, presenting on the rise of the ‘new atheism’ and responses to it from religious thinkers,  and Assistant Professor  Catherine Punsalan, whose research focuses on the relationships between science and faith today. Raschko teaches in the School of Theology and Ministry, and Punsalan is the Director of the Catholic Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences. 

    The fall seminars take place from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. on the following Tuesdays: October 5 and 19, November 2, 16, and 30, and December 7. Register by contacting Lauren St. Pierre, Administrative Assistant, by email at or by phone at 206-296-5327. The $275 seminar fee includes books, refreshments, and materials.   

    Information about the winter series, World Economic Recovery:  Winners and Losers? and the spring series, From Modern to Post-Modern: Art, Architecture, Literature, is on our website at




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