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Humanities Symposium

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The Viterbo University School of Letters and Sciences presents

Forgiveness: The Human Possibilities

February 4–7, 2006

Saturday, February 4
7:30 p.m. Theatre Department performance of dramatic work Copenhagen
La Croix Black Box Theatre
Monday, February 6 – All morning events in the Main Theatre of the Fine Arts Center
9 a.m. The Christian Gift of Forgiveness - Q&A
Fr. Robert Cook, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Viroqua, Wis.
10 a.m. The Amazing Grace of Being Forgiven - Q&A
Dr. Carl Koch, Director, Master of Arts in Servant Leadership, Viterbo University
11 a.m. Choices From the Heart - A Personal Journey of Forgiveness
Lynn BeBeau, Ashland, Wis.
noon Free Soup Lunch – Reinhart Center Board Room
1 p.m. Panel Discussion of Symposium Guests – FAC Lobby
Chaplain Myron Olson and Social Worker Eileen Cleaver
Jackson Correction Institution - Wisconsin Dept. of Corrections: Division of Adult Institutions
Local Invited Special Guests and Morning Speakers
3 p.m. Images of the Holocaust Photos and Discussion – FAC Lobby
Bob Metcalf
7 p.m. Evening Keynote Address – FAC Main Theatre
Gerta Klein, Holocaust Survivor
Tuesday, February 7 – All morning events in the San Damiano Church
9 a.m. What if I Can't Forgive? - Q&A
Dr. Virginia Pharr, Religious Studies/Philosophy, Viterbo University
10 a.m. Positive Psychological Affects of Forgiveness - Q&A
Dr. Patrick Barlow, Psychology, Viterbo University
11 a.m. Stories on the Forgiving and Unforgiving Heart - Q&A
Shelley Justiliano, Office of Victim Services, State of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.
noonFree Soup Lunch – Reinhart Center Board Room
1 p.m. The Art of Forgiveness – San Damiano Church
Poetry, Art, Literature, Dramatic Reading
7 p.m. Evening Keynote Address – FAC Main Theatre
Sr. Helen Prejean – Dead Man Walking - The Journey Continues


This Humanities Symposium is funded in part by support from La Crosse area businesses and social agencies. All events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. If you have questions, contact William Reese at 608-796-3708 or wjreese@viterbo.edu.