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  September 11, 2000

Conference to Examine Religion,
Spirituality on Secular Campus

A discussion of the problems and possibilities associated with religion and spirituality on the secular college campus will be held Sept. 19-20. The conference begins at the St. Thomas Aquinas Center on Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m., and resumes at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday in the Student Union Ballroom, ending at 4 p.m.

The conference will feature Alan Wolfe, professor of political science and director of the Center for Religion and American Public Life at Boston College, and Candace de Russy, a member of the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York. The conference will also include a variety of workshops addressing legal issues of church and state, faith and values in community service, spirituality as part of the academic program, incorporating spirituality into student life, music and film - expressions of spirituality, and supporting the spiritual needs of staff. All are invited to attend.

For more information or to obtain a registration form, contact Richard Gross at (860) 429-6436. The registration deadline is Sept. 11. The event is sponsored by the AARC at UConn, CCUMHE, the Department of Campus Activities, the Loyola Colloquium of St. Thomas Aquinas at UConn, the New England Conference of the United Methodist Church, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at UConn, and St. Thomas Aquinas.

Rebecca Stygar