Write Reason Concludes Year with a Flourish

April 23, 2013

The Write Reason Plan, a student-oriented center that includes the Writing Center and a campus-wide writing rubric, rounded out the busy 2012-2013 academic year with the Writers’ Night Symposium and the publication of the Spring 2013 edition of The Torch.

Writers’ Night

At Writers’ Night on Friday, April 19, students from a variety of courses presented papers on the topics of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, the theological concept of free will, the poetry of English martyr Robert Southwell, the fashion of Marie Antoinette, and Vietnamese Cardinal Nguyen Van Thuan.

Contest proceedings, including full text of the papers may be found on the Writers’ Night page.]

The Torch

On the Monday following Writers’ Night, the Write Reason Center published the second edition of the student publication the Torch, a collection of reviews on books and essays about the humanities and culture. The Spring 2013 edition features Stephen Lanham on Edward Tick’s War and the Soul, Shannon Martin on Aquinas’ own Sister Matthew Marie and Sister Elizabeth Anne’s Behold the Heritage about Dominican education, Sister Hannah Barnes on Ralph McInerny’s Dante’s Vision of Our Lady, and Pamela Strobel on George Weigel’s Letters to a Young Catholic.

More information about the Torch and to read back issues, please visit the Torch page.

Other Events from the Academic Year

The Write Reason Center presented many other events throughout the year, including the lunch and lectures “Social Media and Your Future” by Dr. Sarah Wannemuehler, “J.R.R. Tolkien and the Christian Imagination” (video included) by Dr. Aaron Urbanczyk and Father Albert Trudel, O.P., and numerous other events and workshops.