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Humanities Symposium

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The Viterbo University School of Letters and Sciences presents

Friendship: The Other Family

February 4–5, 2008

Monday, February 4
9 a.m. Friendship: A Gift for a Lifetime
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Thomas Thibodeau, Associate Professor, Religious Studies/Philosophy
Viterbo University
10 a.m. Cross-Cultural Friendship: Valuing Hospitality and a Limitless Family
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Katie Krueger, Resource Development Manager
Sun Prairie Area Schools (Wis.)
11 a.m. The Good Things Good Friends Do for Us: Friendship's Role in the Moral Life
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Paul Wadell, Professor, Religious Studies
St. Norbert College - De Pere, Wis.
12 p.m. Free Soup Luncheon
Reinhart Center Board Room
1:15 p.m. Panel Discussion - Friendship Close to Home: Special Ways for Special People
Fine Arts Center Lobby
Morning Speakers and Invited Guests
3 p.m. Film Discussions: Cinema Paradiso (Italian) and The River Runs Through It
Reinhart Center Board Room and RC127
Discussion Leaders: Viterbo Honors Students
7 p.m. A Particular Kind of Love: The Kaleidoscope of Friendship
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Mary Garman, Professor, Theology
Earlham College - Richmond, Ind.
Tuesday, February 5
9:30 a.m. Spiritual Friendship
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Marci Madary, Affiliation Co-Minister, FSPA
10:30 a.m. Gender Differences in Friendship
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Marlene Fisher, Associate Professor, Sociology/Social Work/Criminal Justice
Viterbo University
11:30 a.m. Friendship Across Political Divides
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Keith Knutson, Associate Professor, History
Viterbo University
12:30 p.m. Free Soup Luncheon
Reinhart Center Board Room
1:15 p.m. Panel Discussion - Friendship: Where to Go from Here
Fine Arts Center Lobby
Morning Speakers and Invited Guests
3:30 p.m. Film Discussions: Without a Trace (Mexican) and Midnight Cowboy
Reinhart Center Board Room and RC127
Discussion Leaders: Viterbo Honors Students


All events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. If you have questions, contact Robyn Gaier at 608-796-3710 or email rrgaier@viterbo.edu.