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2018-2019 Faculty Accomplishments

Rev. Ephrem Arcement, PhD, O.S.B.

This past summer, Fr. Ephrem attended an international symposium at Sant' Anselmo in Rome entitled Thomas Merton: Prophecy and Renewal. He presented his paper, "Monasticism in Search of Its Heart: Thomas Merton's Vision of a Renewed Monasticism." The paper will soon be published by the university's publication.

Dr. Geoffrey Bain

Dr. Bain completed a Graduate Certificate in Christian Wisdom from Holy Apostles College and Seminary.

Dr. Daniel Burns

In September, Dr. Burns attended a symposium for formators at the Institute of Priestly Formation at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He presented a paper entitled "College Seminary: A Defense." This paper will be published as a chapter in a book to come out later this year by IPF with the title Priestly Formation and Integrative Healing.

This past January, Dr. Burns was invited to give a talk on theological gender differentiation titled "Love Written in Our DNA: Man and Woman in God's Plan" at St. Alphonsus Parish in Baton Rouge.

Mr. Robert Calmes

Mr. Calmes established the St. Joseph Review and re-established the long-dormant St. Ben Newsletter.

Mr. Ben Frederick

In December 2018, Mr. Frederick presented a Sacred Music concert at the Abbey Church in conjunction with the Schola Cantorum and local guest musicians. The program, titled "Mystical Songs and Heavenly Sounds," featured Mr. Frederick on trumpet and voice.

In January 2019, Mr. Frederick was a featured guest musician at a concert of Sacred Classics given at St. Peter Parish in Covington.

Dr. Jenny Heil

Dr. Heil gave a workshop for the New Orleans School of Contemplative Living, which is an ecumenical group, related to the topic of a talk she will give for the Notre Dame Lay Enrichment Series in May 2019 titled "Learning to Read as Prayer without Ceasing."

Rev. Damian Hinojosa, PhD

Academic Grants:

  • Grant recipient from the Board of Regents of the State of Louisiana to Acquire Literary Theory from Oxford University Press, for use in online and in class World Literature courses, December, 2018.
  • Grant recipient from the SAGE eBook program in conjunction with the Board of Regents for the acquisition of eBooks for Undergraduate Research, July, 2018.
  • Grant recipient from LOUIS and the Board of Regents for the acquisition of eBooks for World Literature IV, January, 2018.

Professional and Academic conferences:

  • "Pedagogical Strategies for Selecting Literature for ESL and ELL Courses", 36th Annual Louisiana TESOL Conference, The Tracy Center, Baton Rouge, November 2, 2018.
  • "Implementing ACRL Standards in Demonstrating Collaborative Efforts Between Catholic Faculty and Non Catholic Library Staff," Catholic Library Association Virtual Conference, Baton Rouge, October 18, 2018.

Mr. Gregory Williams

Mr. Williams was invited to give an eight-week lecture series on First Century Judea last fall for any interested members of the Episcopal Diocese of New Orleans. Those took place from September to November at Saint Paul's in Lakeview.