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Thank God for the Empty Jar! December 16, 2020

By Sister Elizabeth Anne Allen, O.P., Ed.D. Note: This is the second installment in a multi-part series on the Teacher as Vessel.  Click here to read the first reflection.  In The Sound of Beauty, author Michael Kurek identifies three principal...

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Aquinas Students Grateful for Lessons during Fall Semester of In-Person Learning December 07, 2020

By Sister Mary Grace Watson, O.P. One year ago, we all probably would have been very confused to read this headline. In an era of increasing online learning, particularly in higher education, in-person learning would not attract any attention worthy...

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What is an atelier? November 18, 2020

Designed to be offered once or twice a semester, an Atelier is not a lecture by a faculty member, but a pedagogical instruction on how to research, study, and prepare a specific text, artwork, or musical selection from the Catholic...

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Profiles in Leadership Series Prepares Campus Voters for US Elections November 17, 2020

Aquinas College hosted a Fall lecture series, Profiles in Leadership. The series held in Breen Hall on three Tuesdays in October welcomed members of the faculty by invitation to speak on virtuous leadership in this time of upheaval. Speakers included...

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The Teacher as “Vessel” November 17, 2020

By Sister Elizabeth Anne Allen, O.P., Ed.D. “We hold this treasure in earthen vessels, so that it may be clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us” (2 Corinthians 4:7). Even as a child,...

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Beyond Medicine and Machines November 16, 2020

By Augusta Kennedy, ‘17 As a registered nurse at a community hospital hit hard by COVID-19, I have come to a greater appreciation of my formation as an Aquinas nurse. I was taught to see every patient as a whole, human...

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Rebekah Lemley, ’05 Honored in TICUA Hall of Fame October 12, 2020

Aquinas College has selected Rebekah Lemley, ’05 to be honored in the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association (TICUA) Hall of Fame. The full text honoring Rebekah Lemley is below.  By Sister Matthew Marie Cummings, O.P., Ed.D. The legacy of...

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Education in Mission Workshops Begin for Local Catholic Educators September 18, 2020

To serve the current needs of Catholic educators, Aquinas College is launching a new monthly webinar series in partnership with the Diocese of Nashville Catholic Schools Office. The topics for the monthly series were gleaned from recommendations of local Catholic...

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Aquinas Welcomes New Dean to School of Education September 04, 2020

  A familiar smile is now gracing the halls at Aquinas. Sister Mary Grace Watson, O.P., ’02 returns to Aquinas College as dean of the School of Education. Having just completed six years as principal of St. Patrick School in...

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The Catechist’s Relationship with God May 28, 2020

Rejoicing at the Bridegroom’s Voice: The Catechist’s Relationship with God By Sister Theresa Anne Knuth, O.P., ‘08 A few years ago, I was invited to the baptism of a second-grade girl named Evi. Her classmates, just beginning to prepare for...

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