St. Gregory’s University accepted donations this holiday season for the food pantry at St. Benedict’s Parish. The food gathered by the community was delivered on December 20 to the food pantry at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Shawnee.
Thirty-Four students from St. Gregory’s University took part in the Fourth Annual Scholars’ Day, hosted by St. Gregory’s Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Department of Education.
Scholars’ Day was created to give students an opportunity to present their research projects to a wider academic community in poster format, which is required by local and regional conferences.
On Friday, December 2, students from the Shawnee area attended the 4th Annual Robotic EDge Program at St. Gregory’s University. The Robotic EDge program aims to bring together practicing teachers, teacher candidates, and high school students interested in pursuing an education degree to write inquiry based lesson plans using EV3 Lego robots. The teacher candidates and high school students then put their lesson plans to action by teaching middle level students their lesson plans.
St. Gregory’s University will host its annual Festival of Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. in the St. Gregory's Abbey Church. Abbot Lawrence Stasyszen, will preside at the service, which is free and open to the public and will be followed by the blessing and lighting of the Christmas lights in front of historic Benedictine Hall.
St. Gregory’s University invites scholars, professionals, administrators, lay leaders, and religious to reflect upon the fundamental relationship between the liberal arts and job preparedness. In response to the overwhelming trend of secularization in American Catholic higher education which has led to colleges and universities largely abandoning their liberal arts heritage for a more ‘instrumentalist’ approach to education, this conference seeks to explore both the theoretical and practical causes, effects, and possible solutions to this educational identity crisis.
(Shawnee, Okla. – December 1, 2016) St. Gregory’s University is set to host a food and school supply drive for the local community in spirit of the Advent season. Food donations will be donated to the food pantry at St. Benedict’s Parish, while school supplies will be donated to Jefferson Elementary School.
Happy first week of Advent. As we lit our first purple candle at home yesterday, I reflected on St. Gregory’s University and our mission. Like Advent, college is a time of preparation.
While college prepares workers for their future labor, a St. Gregory’s education is so much more as we provide our students with a framework to lead joy filled lives in service to others.
Ultimately, Advent and a St. Gregory’s education both provide time and space for contemplating and preparing for life’s ultimate goal – communion with God.
- President Scaperlanda
(Shawnee, Okla. – November 17, 2016) Christian music legend and best-selling author John Michael Talbot, is coming to Shawnee, OK on the Solemnity of the Feast of Christ the King, November 20th, 2016 for one very special evening of Healing and Hope through Spoken Word and Sacred Song as the Church brings to a close the “Jubilee Year of Mercy”. The ministry begins at 7:00 PM and will be held at St. Gregory's Abbey Church located at 1900 W. MacArthur Street, Shawnee, OK. For more information please call (405) 878-5491. Tickets are not required.
(Shawnee, Okla. – November 15, 2016) Brendan Donahue, a senior from Midwest City, will debut his senior art show, The Fall of the Ghost Marauder, on Friday, November 18, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Student Life Lounge in the Rockwood Center. The general public is invited to meet Donahue and enjoy refreshments at this free event. Donahue's work will be on display through the end of the semester, December 15.
(Shawnee, Okla. November 15, 2016) The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at St. Gregory’s University is pleased to announce the upcoming production of James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. It premiers Thursday, November 17 at 8 p.m. in the Sarkeys Performing Arts Center and continues through Sunday, November 20th.