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'Literature as Spiritual Refreshment' First Presentation in SVC Series on Aging Feb. 27

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Posted: Thursday Feb 7, 2013

Feb. 7, 2013

Saint Vincent College School of Social Sciences, Communication, and Education will present a writer, an artist and a musician as speakers in the sixth edition of its lecture series on Aging and Spirituality this spring. This year’s theme is spirituality and art.

The first speaker will be Dr. Gloria Kerr, assistant professor of English at Saint Vincent, at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Fred M. Rogers Center. Her presentation is entitled, “There is no frigate like a book to take us lands away: literature as spiritual refreshment.” Admission is free and open to the public.

A member of the Saint Vincent faculty since 2006, Dr. Kerr teaches courses in American literature from beginnings to present including African American literature, Multi-ethnic literature of the United States, freshman language and rhetoric and research methods and techniques. A teacher of comprehensive English at Punxsutawney Area High School for more than three decades, she has also taught at Clarion University and Penn State University’s Dubois campus.

She earned a bachelor of science degree in English education with highest honors and a master of arts degree in English, both from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Upcoming presentations in the series include Br. Mark Floreanini, O.S.B., assistant professor of fine arts at Saint Vincent College, “The Spiritual Exercise of Creating,” Wednesday, March 27; and Fr. Stephen Concordia, O.S.B., assistant professor of fine arts at Saint Vincent College, “Spirituality and Music,” Tuesday, April 16.

Persons of all ages are welcome to attend and share in the discussion and questions.

Parking for the physically challenged is available at the Fred M. Rogers Center. All participants may park in Parking Area A and enter the Rogers Center at the first floor entrance.

Reservations are not required. For additional information, phone 724 805-2522.

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Photo: Dr. Gloria Kerr 

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