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Founder's Week

September 20-27, 2021

Be Vincentian: Work for Justice

“If you want peace, work for justice. – Pope Paul VI”

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Founder's Week 2021 Schedule of Events

Monday, September 20, 2021 

Faculty Research Talk with Dr. Catherine Baylin Duryea

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For: Faculty on all campuses
Time: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Format: Virtual Webex Event
Topic: Planned as part of Founder's Week 2021 Catherine Baylin Duryea, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Law in St. John's School of Law, will present to the faculty regarding seeking peace and working for justice in Afghanistan during her talk titled “Searching for Justice in the American Occupation of Afghanistan.” Includes time for questions from the audience.
RSVP: To register, please click here.

Panini Run

Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Rome Campus
Contact: Massimiliano Tomassini, [email protected], or 390-639-3842

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

May Your Cup Overflow with Peace, Love and Pure Awesomeness - International Day of Peace

For: Open to all
Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: St. Thomas More Church, Queens Campus - patio area outside front doors
Contact: Campus Ministry, 718-990-6255

Administrators and Staff Talk with Mr. Sharod Tomlinson

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For: Administrators and Staff on all campuses
Time: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Format: Virtual Webex Event
Topic: Planned as part of Founder's Week 2021, Mr. Sharod Tomlinson, Director of Student Development and R.I.S.E. Mentoring in the Office of Student Affairs, will present to the Staff and Administrators on “Overcoming A World Without Mutual Respect.” Includes time for Q&A with the participants.
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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

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A Conversation on Sustainable Development with Dr. Juan Chebly

Time: 12 p.m.– 1:15 p.m.
Format: Virtual Webex Event
RSVP: Register for this event here

 

 

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Vincentian Convocation Ceremony and Chair of Social Justice Lecture

Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Attend in-person at St. Thomas More Church, Queens Campus. If you wish to attend virtually, please join the live stream at the start of the event by clicking here.
Topic: Be Vincentian: Work for Justice

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Keynote Speaker: 
Rev. Daniel Franklin Pilario, C.M., Ph.D., S.T.D.
Former Dean, St. Vincent School of Theology, Adamson University
Vincentian Chair of Social Justice 2021-2022
Visiting Professor, St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. John’s University

Rev. Pilario comes to St. John’s University as a Visiting Professor and the Vincentian Chair of Social Justice 2021-2022. He received his PhD in Theology and Religious Studies and Sacra Theologia Doctor from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. Before joining St. John’s University, he was professor and the recent Dean of St. Vincent School of Theology in Adamson University, Philippines. His dissertation was published as Back to the Rough Grounds of Praxis: Exploring Theological Method with Pierre Bourdieu (2005) and was awarded the best research in humanities. His recent publications and research focused on Asian theologies, justice and liberation, inculturation, political theology, Catholic Social teaching, human rights and ecology.  

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Contact: Office of University Events, 718-990-6365 

Friday, September 24, 2021

Peace Vigil: Celebrating 15 years of our campus Peace Pole

Description: Enjoy refreshments while we hear a special message on peace from our partners at Sant Egidio; closing ceremony at the Peace Pole behind church.
For: Open to all
Time: 12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: St. Thomas More Church, Queens Campus – conference room
Contact: Campus Ministry, 718-990-6255

Investiture Ceremony for Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P., Ph.D.

For: Students, Faculty, Staff, Administrators, Alumni
Time: 3 p.m., Carnesecca Arena
Registration: Required
Contact: Office of University Events, [email protected] or 718-990-3118

Saturday, September 25, 2021

University Service Day – Queens Campus

For: Students, Faculty, Staff, Administrators, Alumni
Time: All Day
Registration: Required – information coming soon
Contact: Office of University Mission, [email protected] or 718-990-6353

University Service Day – Staten Island Campus

For: Students, Faculty, Staff, Administrators, Alumni
Registration: Required – information coming soon
Contact: Father Tri Duong, C.M., [email protected] or 718-390-4305

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Join us for Sunday Night Mass as we celebrate and pray together as we open this academic year.

Sunday Night Student Mass  

Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: St. Thomas More Church, Queens Campus

Sunday Night Student Mass  

Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Chapel, Staten Island Campus

Sunday Night Student Mass

Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Rome Campus

Monday, September 27, 2021

Solemnity of St. Vincent de Paul Mass - Celebrating the Investiture of Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P., Ph.D., and the 2021–22 Academic Year

Time: 12:15 p.m.
Location: Attend in-person at St. Thomas More Church, Queens Campus. If you wish to attend virtually, please join the live stream at the start of the event by clicking here.
Contact: Dennis Gallagher, [email protected] or 718-990-2125

Solemnity of St. Vincent de Paul Mass - Celebrating the Investiture of Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P., Ph.D., and the 2021–22 Academic Year

Time: 12:15 p.m.
Location: Student Center, Upper Level, Staten Island Campus
Contact: Rosemarie Sussex, [email protected] or 718-390-4473