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May ’13 Graduates: Don’t forget to register for GRADUATION and/ or the FOREIGN LANGUAGE EXAM!!!

Chimere Holmes is organizing a team for the MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 21st.  Please join us!  Registration through the Villanova system is required, so register today by clicking here, and then selecting “Georgia E. Gregory Interdenominational School of Music” as your site choice!  Contact Chimere with questions:

Call for Papers: “The Mixed Life: Action and Contemplation through the Ages” Villanova University’s 2nd Annual “Faith and Culture: Theologians of the Future in Dialogue” Graduate Student Conference. View the call here.

There is a free Dell, inkjet Printer and a Samsung 15″ TV available for anyone interested.  Contact Lauren if you would like more information!

This week is National Religious Vocation Awareness Week!  Please keep those discerning religious vocations in your prayers in a special way this week.  Learn more here.

Save the Date:

Silent Retreat weekend led by Fr. Martin Laird, OSA, April 19-21, 2013.  Discount offered if you sign up through Campus Ministry. Email

Theology on Tap!  Mondays from Jan 21st. to Feb 25th at Kelly’s Bar on Rt. 30.  First topic: “Searching for Answers: God, do You have a Plan for Me?” with Fr. Joe Mostardi.  Transportation available, details here.

Upcoming Conferences:

Catholic University of America: Call for Papers.   Graduate student pre-conference: “On Establishing Universal Peace in Truth, Justice, Charity , and Liberty: Peacebuilding 2013.”  Conference to be held on April 8, 2013 in conjunction with the international conference “Peacebuilding 2013: Pacim in Terris at 50,” April 9- 10 in the Pryzbyla Center at CUA.  Please email abstracts of no more than 250 words to: by January 9, 2013.  For more information, please contact: Dr. Laurie Johnston at or Dr. William Barbieri at  An email was circulated within the department with the official description- you all should have received a copy.

Chestnut Hill College: Call for Papers.  April 12th- 14th, 2013: “The Irrepressible Energy of the Spirit: Vatican II and Beyond.”  Details and guidelines for submission here. If you know of any good conferences or calls for papers coming up, please email

Call for Papers: Dept of Religion at Columbia University. “Religion on the Move: Movement, Migration, Missions and new Media across Religious Traditions,” a graduate student conference, will be hosted by the Department of Religion at Columbia University on April 26, 2013 in New York City. We encourage submissions from those in all fields with interests in the study of religion. Submissions are due by December 28, 2012. Those interested should send a 500-word abstract, along with name, institution, specialization, and year of study to