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D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership

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COMMUNITY: Annual Ethics Across the Disciplines Conference

D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership
Viterbo University
La Crosse, Wisconsin

April 18–20, 2002

Living with Difference in Art, Religion, and Politics

April 18

7:30–9 p.m. – Keynote Lecture, Fine Arts Center Main Theatre

Jean Bethke Elshtain – You Can’t Be Different All by Yourself: Citizens and Communities

9–10 p.m. – Reception

April 19

8–8:30 a.m. – Registration/Continental Breakfast, Franciscan Spirituality Center

8:30–9:30 a.m. – Session I

  • From Covenant to Community – Earl Madary, Viterbo University and Tom Thibodeau, Viterbo University

9:45–10:45 a.m. – Session IIa

  • Preserving Community While Getting the Job Done: A Philosophy of Church-Related Higher Education – Caroline Simon, Hope College
  • Reforming MacIntyre: Reflections on a Tradition-based Ethics-oriented University Transformation – Paul Jeffries, University of Dubuque

Session IIb

  • Toward an Ethical Hermeneutics for Art and its Theories – Gerald Cipriani, University of Central England
  • Living with Beauty: Eye of the Beholder, Collective Vision – Tim Weldon, University of St. Francis

11 a.m.–noon – Session IIIa

  • Can a Community Be Christian If Not All of Its Members Are? – Dan McKanan, Saint John’s University
  • A Pauline Model for Living with Difference – Peter Gathje, Christian Brothers University

Session IIIb

  • Educating for Coming Out of the Cave: Using Republic VII to Teach Ethics Across the Disciplines – Jennifer Hockenbery, Mount Mary College
  • Moral Reasoning Across the Curriculum – Susan Loughran, St. Edward’s University

noon–1:30 p.m. – Lunch

1:30–2:30 p.m. – Session IVa

  • Building Community through Functionalism – Keith Knutson, Viterbo University
  • Genetics in Community: Understanding Difference for Growth and Development" – Mark Repenshek, Saint Louis University

Session IVb

  • Receiving the Giftedness of Cultural Diversity – Georgia Christensen, FSPA, Viterbo University
  • Love: The Mortar That Bonds All Living Communities – Donald Clark, Viterbo University

2:35–3:35 p.m. – Session V

  • The Catholic Church and Censorship in Literature, Books, Drama, and Film – Aurelie Hagstrom, University of St. Francis
  • Public and Private Space: The Media, Government, and Privacy in the New America – William Jong-Ebot, Florida Memorial College

7:30–9:30 p.m. – Fine Arts Center Main Theatre

  • Arthur Miller’s The Crucible

April 20

8–8:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast, Franciscan Spirituality Center

8:30–9:30 a.m. – Session VIa

  • Community Dynamics and the Ethics of Learning: Russian and American Models – Thomas Zelman, College of St. Scholastica
  • The Chinese University as a Learning Community: The Ethics of Collaboration and Competition – Lyon Evans, Viterbo University

Session VIb

  • Reformed Epistemology and the Ethics of Evangelism – David Slakter, University of Central Oklahoma
  • Community, And When It Is Not: Reflections in Literature – Lewis Pearson, University of Memphis

9:45–10:45 a.m. – Session VIIa

  • What Can Be Learned: Drawing with Middle and High School Youth at the Shuh-Mullen Recreation Center – Lisa Schoenfielder, Viterbo University and Ed Rushton, Viterbo University

Session VIIb

  • One-anothering One Another: Toward a Social Ontology – Ray Stroik, Stevens Point
  • Community with the Future: Anticipating Eschatological Ethics – James Wakefield, Marquette University

11a.m.–noon – Session VIII

  • Intolerance and Religious Truth Claims – Storm Bailey, Luther College
  • Arguing with Those with Whom We Most Agree: Controversy Then and Now in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod – Mary Todd, Concordia University

noon–1:30 p.m. – Lunch

1:30–2:30 p.m. – Session IX

  • Panel Discussion: Ethical Issues in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible – Aurelie Hagstrom, St. Francis University
    Susan Loughran, St. Edward’s University 
    William Reese, Viterbo University 
    Rick Walters, Viterbo University

Funded in part by a grant from the La Crosse Community Foundation.

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