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People and Places logoCollege juniors, seniors and graduate students from rural areas in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and Iowa are invited to apply for the O’Brien Vrba Scholarship for the 2017-18 school year. Scholarship awards range from $2,000 to $3,000; awards for juniors and graduate students are renewable for a second year with sufficient grades and continued community service, subject to availability of scholarship funds. Applicants need not attend college in one of the five states, but must come from rural areas of those states. Scholarships are not limited to Catholic applicants, but additional weight is given to applicants of the Catholic faith. The application deadline is April 15. Applications can be downloaded at the Web site www.holyfamilyrockford.org. More information also is available from Alexis M. Lundeen at 216-222-2799 or alexis.lundeen@pnc.com.


Dr. William Desmond will present the annual Thomas Lecture on Philosophy and Theology at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in St. Meinrad. Desmond holds the David R. Cook Chair in Philosophy at Villanova University. The lecture on “The Idiocy of Being and Aquinas’ Third Way” will be given at 7 p.m. CDT Thursday, April 6, in St. Bede Theater on the Saint Meinrad campus. The annual lecture provides an opportunity for students and faculty at Saint Meinrad to explore issues in philosophy and theology. The lecture is free and open to the public. Parking will be available in the St. Bede, Guest House and student parking lots.

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