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Friendship 

HUMANITIES SYMPOSIUM 2008

The Viterbo University School of Letters and Sciences presents

Friendship: The Other Family

February 4–5, 2008

 
Monday, Feb. 4, 2008 
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, Feb. 5, 2008 
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, please contact William Reese at 608-796-3708 or wjreese@viterbo.edu.

 Viterbo University
900 Viterbo Drive
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
608-796-3000