SJC Announces Faculty Speaker's Bureau

BROOKLYN AND PATCHOGUE, NY - March 14, 2012 - St. Joseph’s College, noted for its outstanding academic reputation, is proud to announce the formation of a faculty Speaker’s Bureau on both its Brooklyn and Long Island campuses. Launched recently, the mission of the Bureau is to advance two of St. Joseph’s defining values - a commitment to scholarship and community service - by providing free lectures to enrich the intellectual and academic life in its home communities.

“At St. Joseph’s, we have an impressive faculty that can serve as an invaluable resource to the community,” stated Dr. David Seppala-Holtzman, professor of mathematics, St. Joseph’s College. “Thus, the Speaker’s Bureau was created to bring their knowledge and expertise to local audiences in keeping with our deep commitment to the neighborhoods in which we operate. Through this bureau, we hope to contribute to intellectual life in the community by having our faculty speak to academic audiences in not only local high schools and colleges, but also to educational and cultural institutions in order to advance our mutual goals.”

To date, the Speaker’s Bureau has nearly two dozen separate lectures across a wide range of disciplines and topics. In order to minimize the distance prospective speakers must travel, those wishing to invite a presenter are kindly asked to select faculty based at the campus closer to the prospective site.  To see what topics and themes are available, please click on the following link: http://www.sjcny.edu/CommunityVisitors/Community-and-Visitors/896/

For any inquiries, please contact Dr. David Seppala-Holtzman at dholtzman@sjcny.edu.

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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