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Killeen Chair Lecture Series Announced by St. Norbert College

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From St. Norbert College, August 27, 2013
by Mike Counter,, 920-403-3089

The Killeen Chair of Theology and Philosophy Lecture Series at St. Norbert College has released its line-up for 2013-14. The theme will be "Happiness and the Good Life." Killeen Chair events are held in F.K. Bemis International Center's Fort Howard Theater and at Old St. Joseph Church. They are free and open to the public.

Ellen Charry

Charry is Margaret W. Harmon Professor of Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. Her lecture will be on "Happiness in the Christian Life," on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Fort Howard Theater.

The St. Norbert College Music Department

The music department will perform "Sacred Scripture in Song" as part of St. Norbert College's Heritage Week. The concert will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. in Old St. Joseph Church. The event is co-sponsored by the Killeen Chair, the Center for Norbertine Studies and Mission & Ministry.

Daniel Haybron

Haybron is associate professor of philosophy at St. Louis University. He will lecture on "The Happiness That Matters," Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Fort Howard Theater.

Owen Flanagan

Flanagan is James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy at Duke University. He will lecture on "Human Flourishing: Lessons from Comparative Philosophy and the Human Sciences," Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at 7 p.m. in the Fort Howard Theater.

Laura King

King is professor of psychological sciences at the University of Missouri, Columbia. She will lecture on "Meaning in Life, Happiness, and the Pretty Good Life," Thursday, March 27, 2014, at 7 p.m. in the Fort Howard Theater.

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 named after the late Sylvester Killeen, O.Praem., the second abbot of St. Norbert Abbey and chancellor of the college; it is an appropriate way of honoring Abbot Killeen's many contributions to St. Norbert College, the Norbertine order and the wider community.

For more information, call the Killeen Chair at 920-403-3932 or visit their website at

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