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Spring Lecture Series Announced at Alvernia University

Jan 20, 2017 • by Alvernia University
Alvernia University

All Lecture Series events at Alvernia University are free and open to the public

(Reading, PA) — Kicked off Jan. 18 with a discussion on “Big Data and Predictive Analytics,” Alvernia University’s spring Lecture Series explores current issues in ethics and faith, careers and entrepreneurship, and discussions with seasoned authors. All Alvernia Lecture Series events are free and open to the public. 

Spring 2017 lectures on Ethics and Faith include:

     Common Heart Lecture: “The Problem of Suffering,” Feb. 22, at 7 p.m., in the McGlinn Conference Center;

     Batdorf Lecture: “Eviction, an Ethical Dilemma: Shocking Numbers, Staggering Consequences,” Mar. 21, 4 p.m., in the McGlinn Conference Center; 

     Holocaust Lecture with survivor and artist Nelly Toll, March 27, 7:30 p.m., on Alvernia main campus;

     Hesburgh and Francis Factor Lecture “Human Rights and the Catholic Church, from Saint Francis to Pope Francis” with Paolo Carozza, Apr. 6, 7 p.m., in the McGlinn Conference Center;

     Interfaith Lecture: “The Art of Interfaith Understanding” with Rev. John B. Hougen, Ph.D., Apr. 25, 7 p.m., in the McGlinn Conference Center.

Spring lectures on Careers and Entrepreneurial Leadership include:

     “Big Data & Predictive Analytics: Understanding data to drive organizational strategy,” Jan. 18, 7:30 a.m., in Francis Hall Theater;

     “Entrepreneurs & Innovation: Creating new markets and taking your business to the next level,” Feb. 15, 7:30 a.m., in Francis Hall Theater;

     “Leveraging LinkedIn” with Meghan Godorov, Feb. 21, 6:30 p.m., in the Student Center Seminar Rooms;

     “Strategic Management: Realities of executing on your strategic plan,” Mar. 22, 7:30          a.m., in McGlinn Conference Center;

     “Transform Your Business Though CRM + CX,” Apr. 18, 7:30 a.m., in the Upland Center (room 227);

     “Digital Marketing: Strategy driven digital advertising,” May 24, 7:30 a.m., in the McGlinn Conference Center.

And don’t miss the spring Literary Festival author spotlight on “The A-Z Guide to Food As Medicine” with Diane Kraft, Apr. 20, 4 p.m., in Francis Hall Atrium. Discover more online at

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