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What Real Friends Are For: Goodness, Vocation, and the Quest for Happiness


Lilly Fellows Program Regional Undergraduate Conference

Baylor University, Waco, Texas

February 22-24, 2007

Church-related colleges and universities face an undeniable challenge: who will be the next generation of Christian teachers and scholars in the academy? Intended for outstanding undergraduates who have academic promise and are open to considering a vocation of service to church-related higher education, What Real Friends Are For: Goodness, Vocation, and the Quest for Happiness seeks to encourage and cultivate the next generation of Christian academicians by providing the opportunity to engage thoughtfully about the role of friendship in the good human life--more particularly, how the discernment and pursuit of one's vocation is found in and through authentic friendship.

Convening February 22-24, 2007, the conference will feature Charles Pinches (University of Scranton), Jeanne Heffernan Schindler (Villanova University), and Paul Wadell (St. Norbert College) Organized by the IFL, the conference is made possible with financial support from the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts at Valparaiso University.