Immediate: September 21, 2007
Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634
Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy
Garden City, NY - The Nassau Community College Center for Catholic Studies is proud to present a conference focusing on the recent publication of the Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy. The conference will be held in NCC's College Center Building on Thursday, October 25, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The publication of the encyclopedia a seven-year academic project with over 850 entries and 300 contributors published this year by Scarecrow Press marks the crowning achievement of the Center for Catholic Studies over its first seven years of existence. At the conference, Prof. Richard Myers of Ave Maria School of Law will speak on “The History, Purpose, and Structure of the Encyclopedia.” Prof. Michael Coulter of Grove City College will then make a presentation on “Content: A Through Z.” The final speaker, Stephen M. Krason of Franciscan University, will address the issue of “The Encyclopedia as a Social Movement.”
During the conference, Diana Romero, a graduating NCC student, will receive the 2007 Douglas J. and Lillian Worthington Scholarship for Catholic Studies. Romero intends to apply to Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio.
Those interested in attending the Conference on Catholic Social Thought or looking for more information should call the NCC Office of Lifelong Learning at 516.572.7472 and ask for Patricia Martonik.
About Nassau Community College
Nassau Community College, a division of the State University of New York, is an institution where over 21,000 full- and part-time students and 15,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 60 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island. As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence.