For Your Life's Purpose


Student Ambassador Questions: Easy as A-B-C

Are there key questions to ask a Student Ambassador on a campus tour that would help a prospective student assess institutional Catholic identity? There are three questions but before recommending them it is important to frame them in the context of ...

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Holy Week and the College Search

Pope Pius XII in 1952 stated in a radio message, “The direction of today’s society principally is placed in the mentality and hearts of the universities of today.” The Church Fathers at Second Vatican Council in October 1965 restated it this way: “Si...

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New Years Day

While we understand (although some will not admit) that “Christmas” on our calendar is an officially recognized Christian holiday in the United States, we don’t often recognize that New Years Day is also a Christian holiday, of sorts, and shares a si...

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You are considering a particular school for your higher education experience. You notice its history and something about charisms.In your journey seeking to find the “right school,” you are discovering that Catholic colleges and universities are foun...

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Teachers are Researchers... Researchers are Teachers

You have made a big decision at attend college. This particular experience is not for everyone…for a variety of reasons. Why are you going to college? I’m sure you have reflected on this question but foundational to this choice must be your desire to...

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Third of Seven Ages

All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women are merely players. They have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts. His acts begin seven ages.Perhaps you recognize this poem from a play entitled, “As you like i...

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Why the Liberal Arts Foundation?

Why go to college? What does a “higher education” mean to me? What is the ultimate purpose of education? What will I do with my life? What is real happiness? Should my college experience focus on personal growth or career opportunities – or both? Whe...

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What is a Good Catholic College?

Recently I was asked, essentially, what is a good Catholic college? Sixty years ago the question probably would have been framed differently. It may well have been offered this way, “how does that Catholic college practice its faith tradition?”Va......

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What Should Worry You in this Search Process

Catholic higher education focuses on YOU! The enterprise exists for the purpose of preparing students for their life’s purpose. Intellectual development is Job 1; however, there is so much more that is happening as the faculty, administrators, and st...

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Theology or Religious Studies? What You Should Know...

As you conduct your search for a Catholic college or university, you will encounter a variety of approaches with the academic programs. They vary for very good reasons: 220+ institutions with differing visions and missions; the charism of a particula...

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Dr. Tim Collins, Seventh President of Walsh University
DR. TIM COLLINS is the seventh president of Walsh University.

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