Franciscan Symposium to Feature Leadership

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LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. — The Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities will hold a Franciscan symposium for members of its institutions, from June 5 to 7, at Alvernia College in Reading, Pa.

Several Siena College teachers will lead discussions, according to Kenneth Paulli, OFM, at the symposium titled, “Franciscan Education: Developing Leadership; Building Character; Impacting Student Learning Beyond the Lecture Halls.” Kenneth’s session is on “Mission: Sharing in the Grace — Sharing in the Responsibility.”

The symposium begins with a keynote presentation on “Retrieving and Exploring the Catholic and Franciscan Intellectual Tradition,” by Wayne Hellmann, OFM Conv., chair of the theology department at St. Louis University.

Sr. Margaret Carney, OSF, president of St. Bonaventure University, will give a plenary presentation about “Character Formation: Educating for Ethical Living.”

Siena personnel will also respond to a plenary on “Living the Franciscan Tradition through the Writings of Saint Francis” by professors from the State University of New York at Geneseo, N.Y.

“A number of the papers deal with topics we have been discussing on our campus,” said Kenneth, who is Siena’s executive assistant to the president.