Special Events


The Joseph and Amelia Borgognoni Lecture in Catholic Theology and Religion in Society Present:
Ron Hansen - "Seeing Into the Middle of Things: The Work of a Catholic Writer"

Monday, October 6
7:00 PM
Maxwell Auditorium (Reception to follow)

Twice nominated for a PEN/Faulkner Award, Ron was a finalist for the National Book Award, and is a recipient of an Award in Literature from the American Academy and

Institute of Arts and Letters. He is Director of Creative Writing at Santa Clara University where he is the Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J. Professor in the Arts and Humanities. In 2007 he was ordained a Permanent Deacon for the Diocese of San Jose. Sponsored by the Borgognoni Fund for Catholic Theology and Religion in Society, with additional support from the Religion and Society Program in The College of Arts and Sciences. Questions: Deborah Pratt, 315-443-3863 /dpratt@syr.edu Thecollege.syr.edu.  
Paid parking available in Irving Garage. To support the Borgognoni Fund: Karen Weiss Jones, 315-443-2028 or kmweissj@syr.edu

Free Workshop on Creating Creative and Engaging Worship

Sunay, October 12
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Noble Room (Lower Level of Hendricks Chapel)

Facilitated by the talented and successful DeLyn and Sarah Celec of Shenandoah University in Winchester VA this workshop will focus on creative ways to expand participants current worship spaces and consider new and engaging practices for the future; it will be facilitated through a Christian perspective, but is open to all faith traditions that might find the content helpful for their worship/ritual contexts.  This event is free and open to the public, so please spread the word to your colleagues serving in leadership capacities the local community and their worship teams of this amazing (free) continuing education opportunity. Participants are encouraged to bring (some or all) of their student leadership, or adult worship leadership team to experience the workshop together


If you plan to attend please RSVP to Colleen Preuninger: cpreunin@syr.edu by October 10.

Interfaith Works of CNY and Crouse Hospital Present:
The 24th Annual Spiritual Care Day, Spiritual Self-Care for Caregivers

Thursday, October 23
8AM - 12:30 PM*
Crouse Hospital Marley Education Center

Keynote speaker, Reverend William Redfield will share the knowledge and spiritual practices he is currently teaching in his Wisdom work, to help caregivers maintain a strong spiritual foundation from which to serve others. Although based in the rich contemplative wisdom of the Christian tradition, the Wisdom vein of Christianity is openhearted, inclusive, and interfaith. He writes, “Throughout the course of human history there have been Wisdom Schools to further spiritual development and to transform human community. Utilizing the ancient practices of sacred reading, meditation, sacred movement and gesture, contemplative prayer, and sacred song, Wisdom Schools teach focused attention, recollection, mindfulness, inner observation, non-possessiveness, inner honesty, non-identification and surrender.”

Cost: $30 ($25 ages 62+); price includes breakfast.

For registration contact 315-449-3552 ext. 111; ryackel@interfaithworkscny.org  

*Continuing Education Unit Certificates will be available at the close of the program.