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Killeen Chair lecture series at St. Norbert College presents "Most Pleasing in Christ"

From St. Norbert College, September 29, 2009
by Brian Curran,, (920) 403-3089

The Killeen Chair Lecture series will present Shelley Wolbrink and "Most Pleasing in Christ" on Tuesday, October 13 at 7 p.m. at Old St. Joseph Church at St. Norbert College. This will be the first of three lectures presented by the Killeen Chair Lecture series in 2009-2010.

The event is free and open to the public.

Wolbrink is an associate professor of history and the director of medieval studies at Drury University.

Widely recognized as one of the foremost scholars on the life and institutions of Premonstratensian women in the middle ages, Wolbrink has done much to illuminate the early history and spirituality of the Norbertine sisters and their place in medieval church and society. In addition to her publications on the Norbertines and other medieval topics, Wolbrink has lectured and published widely in the area of women, religion and gender issues. The recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, most recently in 2008 the Drury University Faculty Award for Teaching, since 1998 she has successfully combined her work as an active scholar with a deep dedication to teaching in a liberal arts environment at Drury University.

The Killeen Chair of Theology and Philosophy was established in 1984 to bring figures in the fields of theology and philosophy to the St. Norbert College campus. The Killeen Chair draws attention to the importance of theology and philosophy in a Catholic liberal arts education and highlights the commitment of St. Norbert College to provide an education that is personally, intellectually and spiritually challenging. The Killeen Chair is an appropriate way of honoring Abbot Killeen's many contributions to St. Norbert College, the Norbertine Order and the wider community.