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St. Norbert College Killeen Chair Lecture Series to Feature Laura King

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From St. Norbert College, March 13, 2014
by Stefanie Trinkl,, 920-403-3089

The Killeen Chair of Theology and Philosophy Lecture Series will feature "Meaning in Life, Happiness, and the Pretty Good Life," presented by Laura King, professor of psychological sciences at the University of Missouri-Columbia. The lecture will take place on Thursday, March 27, at 7 p.m. in the Fort Howard Theater of the Bemis International Center on the St. Norbert College campus. The event is free and open to the public.

King received her Ph.D. in personality psychology from the University of California, Davis. She has received grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Mental Health and has published two textbooks and over 100 articles in leading journals. In her lecture, King will present research addressing the question of the "good life" and happiness, and suggest that although the "good life" may be an ideal best left to philosophers and theologians, the "pretty good lives" we see all around us reveal that meaning in life and happiness are both more abundant and more related to each other than we might expect.
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 the late Abbot Sylvester Killeen's many contributions to St. Norbert College, the Norbertine order and the wider community.

For more information, visit or call 920-403-3932.

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