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Wioleta Polinska attends institute on South Asian studies

Wioleta Polinska attends institute on South Asian studies

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Wioleta Polinska, associate professor of religious studies and chair of philosophy and religious studies, participated in the Institute on Infusing South Asian Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum, July 12-30, at the East-West Center in Honolulu. The institute was directed by Arindam Chakrabarti, professor of philosophy at the University of Hawaii.


Majors Minors and Programs : Religious Studies

Hoffert gives presentations in China & Wheaton, pursues research on Japan

Hoffert gives presentations in China & Wheaton, pursues research on Japan

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Brian Hoffert, associate professor of religious studies and history and coordinator of East Asian studies, presented a paper titled “Beyond Life and Death: The Great Awakening” at the Conference on Daoist Ways of Thought in Zhengzhou, China, on March 25, 2010. He also gave a presentation on “The Daoist Roots of Zen Humor” at the DuPage Valley Social Studies Conference in Wheaton, Ill., on Feb. 26, 2010. Hoffert will be doing research on Japanese religious pilgrimages this fall and will host the Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought at DePaul University in Chicago April 2011.


Polinska, Lehe and student give talks at Asian studies conference

Polinska, Lehe and student give talks at Asian studies conference

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Wioleta Polinska, associate professor of religious studies and chair of philosophy and religious studies; Robert Lehe, professor of philosophy; and Matthew Rogers ’10, who majored in Japanese and philosophy, presented papers at the Asian Studies Development Program 16th Annual National Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, on July 2. Polinska’s paper was titled “Till Death Do Us Part?: Buddhist-Christian Discourse on Marriage”; Lehe’s paper was titled “The Problem of Evil in Christianity and Buddhism”; and Rogers’ paper was titled “Buddhist Interdependence as an Exp


Final Mindfulness Meditation experience Thursday

Final Mindfulness Meditation experience Thursday

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The religious studies department and Office of Ministry and Service invite the campus community to learn about the contemplative dimension of religious experience. The final event of the term will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 27, in the Community Gathering room at Kiekhofer Hall. There will be a short presentation by a religious practitioner and the option to participate in contemplative exercises.


Faculty tenure, promotions, emeritus announced

Faculty tenure, promotions, emeritus announced

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North Central’s Board of Trustees approved the following faculty for tenure, promotion and emeritus status at the Trustee meeting, May 21-22, 2010: For tenure and promotion to associate professor: Martha Bohrer, associate professor of English Perry Hamalis, associate professor of religious studies For promotion to professor: Stephen Maynard Caliendo, professor of political science Lisa Long, professor of English Heidi Matthews, professor of health and physical education Wioleta Polinska

Hear live radio broadcast with Perry Hamalis March 31

Hear live radio broadcast with Perry Hamalis March 31

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Perry Hamalis, assistant professor of religious studies and director of the Office of Academic Opportunities, is among eight speakers who will deliver short meditations to be broadcast live March 31 on WFMT-FM 98.7 during a performance of Haydn’s “The Seven Last Words of Christ.” The performance of Franz Joseph Haydn’s composition will be broadcast at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, from St. James Cathedral in Chicago. A pre-concert lecture begins at 7 p.m.


North Central professor to take part in WFMT Haydn performance

A North Central College professor will take part in a performance of Haydn’s “The Seven Last Words of Christ."

A North Central College professor will take part in a performance of Haydn’s “The Seven Last Words of Christ” that will be broadcast live March 31 on WFMT-FM 98.7, Chicago’s classical music radio station.

Perry T. Hamalis, assistant professor of religious studies and director of North Central College’s Office of Academic Opportunities, is among eight prominent speakers who will deliver short meditations about Christ’s final words.

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