Mercy Mondays: Join the McAuley Institute for Mercy Education’s events in February
With the success of the “Voices of Mercy: What Matters to Me and Why?” luncheon speaker series with Sister Therese Antone and Rose Albert this past fall, the McAuley Institute for Mercy Education is excited to continue offering up more community member’s voices in February.
Voices of Mercy: What Matters to Me and Why?
The “Voices of Mercy: What Matters to Me and Why?” luncheon speaker series continues with Dr. Paula Martasian, associate professor and chair of the Department of Psychology on Tuesday, Feb. 8, at noon in the State Dining Room of Ochre Court.
This speaker series seeks to provide opportunities for the Salve Regina community to gather and share together around its stories, core values and mission. The lecture series will host one Sister of Mercy, one faculty member, one staff member and one administrator annually to reflect on their lives and vocations by responding to the question, “What Matters to Me and Why?”
“The series offers the University community a glimpse into the interior movements of one’s heart and journey,” said one attendee. “It is a true testament to listening to the small voice of vocation and saying yes to becoming more than one imagines.”
Given the latest policies for in-person events and food, to-go lunch bags will be offered for attendees to take following the event. Masks must be worn at all times.
In order to attend, participants must register for the event. If at all possible, please register by Feb. 1.
Political Power and the Common Good: Why Climate Action is Hard
The McAuley Institute for Mercy Education will also launch the McAuley Institute Critical Concern Lecture and Dialogue series in on Wednesday, Feb. 16, from 4-5:15 p.m. in Bazarsky Lecture Hall in the O’Hare Academic Building. There will also be a virtual option.
Dr. J. Timmons Roberts, professor of environmental studies and sociology at Brown University and executive director of the Climate Social Science Network will present a lecture entitled “Political Power and the Common Good: Why Climate Action is Hard.” At the lecture, Dr. Roberts will argue that powerful economic interests have developed a complex set of institutions to thwart ambitious action by the nation, states and universities.
After the lecture, Salve Regina’s delegates to the COP26 global climate summit will be participating in a dialogue. Those delegates were Dr. Jim Chace, chair of the Department of Cultural, Environmental and Global Studies and professor of biology; Cassidy Curry ’23, sustainability coordinator environmental studies major; and Florencia Reiche Blanco ’23, a double major in environmental studies as well as sociology and anthropology.
In order to attend the in-person lecture or the virtual event, participants must register for the event.
This post is part of an ongoing series called Mercy Mondays that highlights Salve Regina’s dedication to its Mercy Mission. Search the tag Mercy Mission for more updates on the Mercy branches of Salve Regina.