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St. Thomas Aquinas Week: January 24 - 30, 2014

 
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Schedule of Events:*
Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

*Subject to change
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Friday, January 24
Junior Saints Events and Opportunities

Events for younger siblings will take place throughout campus during Junior Saints Weekend.

>More About Junior Saints Weekend: Registration, Complete Schedule of Events

 

8:30 p.m.

Donnelly Center

13th Annual Monty Python and the Holy Grail Party
Pythonites, participate in the annual interactive showing of this classic Monty Python film. Don’t forget your coconut shells! Snacks and prizes.
Sponsored by the History Club

 
Saturday, January 25

1 p.m.
Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center

Please sit in the Saint Squad section near the AQ Pep Band for the game. Go Saints!

POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER. RESCHEDULED FOR FEB. 3 AT 6PM.

The Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters will be our guests for both basketball games as we cheer our Saints to victory.

Women’s Basketball Game vs Indiana Tech
Show your school spirit by wearing your Saints Squad or AQ gear.

3 p.m.

Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center

Please sit in the Saint Squad section near the AQ Pep Band for the game. Go Saints!

POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER. RESCHEDULED FOR FEB. 3 AT 8 PM.

Men’s Basketball Game vs. Indiana Tech
Show your school spirit by wearing your Saints Squad or AQ gear.

5:20 p.m.

Griff's Ice House, Grand Rapids


Men’s Hockey vs. Michigan State University

Doors open at 5:45 p.m.

6:15 to 8 p.m.
Wege Ballroom

Medieval Dinner Theater

Guest Director: Nubia Gomez and Chris Vander Ark
Enjoy a dinner from the days of St. Thomas Aquinas as well as a musical and a theatrical performance by Aquinas students from the Theatre Program and the Music Department Chamber Choir, Guitar Ensemble and Women’s Chorus.

FREE for students on a full meal plan. Students with full meal plans may only use one swipe. All others: $8 with reservations
Sign up on the Campus Life website. Seating is limited! Sign up early!

 
Sunday, January 26
10:30 a.m.
Bukowski Chapel
Mass for Jr. Saints Weekend

8 p.m.

Bukowski Chapel

Sunday Night Mass

 

 
Monday, January 27
All Week
First Floor; AB
Dominican Sisters Recognition Shields
Sponsored by Campus Ministry and AQ Light
9 to 11 a.m.
Wege Center, Lower Level
Birthday cake served
Sponsored by Student Support Services and Jane Hibbard Idema Women’s Studies Center
10 a.m.
Lobby Albertus Magnus
Birthday cake served
Sponsored by Tri Beta, ACS, SNA, and AED

10 a.m.

Art & Music Center

Birthday cake served

Sponsored by the Art & Music Center

10:30 a.m.
Lobby, Academic Building
Birthday cake served
Sponsored by Campus Ministry and Commuter Club
10:30 a.m.
Cook Carriage House
Birthday cake served
Sponsored by the Campus Life and Center for Diversity and Inclusion
10:30 a.m.
Jarecki/Lacks Center
Birthday cake served
Sponsored by the Grace Hauenstein Library

10:30 a.m.

Hruby Hall

Birthday cake served

Sponsored by the Admissions Office

10:40 a.m.
Lobby, Academic Building
Aquinas College Jazz Combo
Under the direction of Dr. Paul Brewer

12:30 p.m.

Wege Ballroom

 

Lunch Time Lecture: The Liberal Arts in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Presenter: Dr. Charles Gunnoe, Ph.D., Provost
Sponsored by the History Department and Humanities

3 p.m.

Hruby Hall

Healthy birthday snack served

Sponsored by the Alumni Office

4 to 10 p.m.
Wege Ballroom
Instruction Provided

Open Chartres Labyrinth Walk
Prayerful meditative walk upon a Chartres Cathedral replicated floor labyrinth (36 feet in diameter). Come and deepen your relationship with God through an ancient form of prayer. Time needed is from 30-45 minutes

4:30 p.m.

Bukowski Chapel

Mass

4:30 to 8 p.m.

Marywood

Sister Ties
Baby Blanket Service Project at Marywood with the Dominican Sisters. Sponsored by CAVA, SAC, Catholic Life. For more information, contact Emily Elias at emily.elias@aquinas.edu

5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Lobby, Academic Building

Birthday cake served

Sponsored by the Office of Adult Student Recruitment

7 to 8 p.m.
Wege Ballroom
Chartres Labyrinth Workshop with Walk
Presenter: Mary Clark-Kaiser, Director of Campus Ministry
 
Tuesday, January 28
All Day Feast Day of St. Thomas Aquinas
Faculty are invited to teach today in academic garb.

8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Wege Ballroom

Open Chartres Labyrinth Walk
You are welcome to walk during the day at any time. There will be instructions at the door

11:30 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.
In front of the Academic Building

POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER. RESCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, JAN. 30

Student Affairs Signature Event: Annual AQ Family Photo

Join us to roast marshmallows and enjoy hot chocolate.

12:10 p.m. PRECISELY
Academic Building
Front Steps

POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER. RESCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, JAN. 30

Annual AQ Family Photo: Students, Faculty and Staff!

Please gather at noon to have the picture taken precisely at 12:10 p.m. You can still get to class at 12:15 p.m.! Prizes from RHA

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Loutit Room, Wege Center
Free and open to the public

Jane Hibbard Idema Women's Study Center Lecture

"Reflections on Dominican Values, Activism and Social Justice"

Speaker: Barbara Hansen, O.P.

Honoring St. Thomas Aquinas week, Hansen reflects on her life as a Dominican Sister and her social justice work.

7 to 8 p.m.

Bukowski Chapel

 

Hildegard Singers with Student Guest Performers
Medieval Chants sung by Linn Maxwell Keller, Barbara Witham McCargar, Diane Penning Koperski and Lisa Walhout and joined by a schola of Music Students

Sponsored by the Music Department

7 to 8 p.m.
Wege Ballroom
Chartres Labyrinth Workshop with Walk
Presenters: Terry Marshall, Campus Ministry and Pamela Dail Whiting, English Department
 
Wednesday, January 29

8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Wege Ballroom - FREE

Open Chartres Labyrinth Walk
You are welcome to walk during the day at any time. There will be instructions at the door

Noon to 1 p.m.

St. Thomas the Apostle Church

St. Thomas Aquinas Patronal Mass

The Aquinas Family gathers to celebrate our Patron Saint.
At this Mass we will recognize the Grand Rapids Dominicans, retirees, as well as our colleagues who have served the College for 25 years: Dan Brooks, Bob Marko, Tom Mikowski, Sharon Smith.
The College Chorus under the direction of Dr. Mark Web will be joining us.
We invite faculty and staff to dress in academic garb for the procession.
We invite students to dress in their club, team or organization apparel.
All employees are invited to attend this special Mass in celebration of our patron saint. All offices that are scheduled to be open during these times should be minimally staffed in order to allow as many employees as desire to attend.

1 p.m.

Wege Cafeteria

Community Lunch

AQ faculty, staff and students are invited to lunch in the Wege Cafeteria following the St. Thomas Aquinas Patronal Mass. Lunch tickets will be provided at the Mass for those who do not have a meal plan.

6 p.m.

Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center

Women's Basketball Game vs. Marygrove

Go Saints!

7 to 8 p.m.

Wege Ballroom

Chartres Labyrinth Workshop with Walk

Presenter: Miriam Pederson, English Department

8 p.m.

Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center

Men's Basketball Game vs. Marygrove

Go Saints!

 
Thursday, January 30

All Day

Tommy Cab

Answer trivia questions and get a prizes!

Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations

11:30 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.
In front of the Academic Building

Student Affairs Signature Event: Annual AQ Family Photo (Rescheduled from Jan. 28)

Join us to roast marshmallows and enjoy hot chocolate.

12:10 p.m. PRECISELY
Academic Building
Front Steps

Annual AQ Family Photo: Students, Faculty and Staff! (Rescheduled from Jan. 28)

Please gather at noon to have the picture taken precisely at 12:10 p.m. You can still get to class at 12:15 p.m.! Prizes from RHA

5 to 6:30 p.m.

Wege Cafeteria

Dinner - Meal Plan or $8

St. Thomas Aquinas Birthday Dinner
Our guests for the evening are Dominican Sisters. Please give them a warm welcome.
Sponsored by VIBE, L@SA and Student Senate

>Students: Sign up for the Birthday Dinner (ELM log in required)

7 p.m.

Wege Ballroom

FREE and Open to the Public

23nd Anniversary St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture

"Searching for the Elusive Saint: Francis of Assisi"

Speaker: Fr. Augustine Thompson, O.P.

Professor of History, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Berkeley, Calif.
Author of "Francis of Assisi: A New Biography" (Cornell, 2012)

Co-Sponsored by Catholic Studies and Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry would like to thank all the members of the St. Thomas Aquinas Week Planning Committee whose hard work made
this year’s celebration possible. Thanks to all our co-sponsors for their generous donations of time, effort and resources.


A special thank you to those who helped us decorate the buildings: AQ Light, Academic and Learning Services, RHA, Alumni Relations,
Campus Life, Regina and St. Joseph the Worker Residence Halls and all others who decorated in honor of St. Thomas Aquinas week!