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New Pursuit of Wisdom Online Course Reveals Vital Role of Catholics in U.S. Founding

April 11, 2024

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New Engineering Minor Builds Excitement at AMU!

March 19, 2024

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New Minor Integrates Environmental Science and Catholic Teaching

February 28, 2024

鶹ý is launching a new Agriculture and Catholic Environmental Stewardship (ACES) minor, which will form future agricultural and environmental leaders in authentic Catholic teaching, robust natural science, and practical outdoor skills.

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鶹ý Professor Tackles Bioethics from a Catholic Perspective

February 27, 2024

The wildly popular “The Pursuit of Wisdom” series of free online courses presented by the faculty of 鶹ý returns with a new course, “Catholic Bioethics: Current Issues,” which provides a clear and compassionate understanding of the teachings of the Catholic Church on how to handle issues, such as prenatal diagnosis and end-of-life care. The course, taught by Dr. DiAnn Ecret, associate professor of nursing at 鶹ý, delves into the essence of what it means to embody Christ’s compassion, particularly in caring for the vulnerable and sick.

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Meet Ave Maria's Newest Advancement Leadership

February 12, 2024

鶹ý is excited to announce two gifted new leaders for the Office of Advancement: David Costanzo, who will serve as the new Vice President for Advancement, and Jim Thomas, who will serve as the Associate Vice President for Advancement, effective February 11, 2024. David Costanzo has more than 16 years serving at the highest levels in advancement at Christendom College and The Cardinal Newman Society. He has built incredible teams and has a wealth of experience in higher education fundraising, development strategy, and advancement leadership. Jim Thomas comes to Ave Maria with more than 30 years in fundraising, most recently from the Archdiocese of Detroit, Michigan. He has extensive experience fundraising for programs of academic excellence and distinction, including the University of Michigan Health System. He also has served at the highest levels in leadership roles in advancement at institutions that include Western Michigan University, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, and Sacred Heart Major Seminary. Both David and Jim have proven leadership ability, a keen mission focus, and a collaborative approach, positioning them to effectively lead the Office of Advancement with professionalism, competence, and a spirit of servant leadership. Their deep commitment to the Catholic faith, academic excellence, student success, and community engagement aligns with 鶹ý’s mission, vision, and values. ‍

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Chart-Topping Catholic Podcaster Fr. Mike Schmitz to Deliver Commencement Address at 鶹ý

January 31, 2024

Fr. Mike Schmitz, host of “The Bible in a Year,” the most successful Catholic podcast of all time, will deliver the commencement address at its graduation ceremony, held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 2024, at the Golisano Field House on 鶹ý’s campus.

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