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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Meet Thomas Aquinas College

Up next for Catholic College Month is Thomas Aquinas College in beautiful Southern California. If you are not familiar with TAC then you absolutely must make time and join us Monday evening for this free webinar. Gosh, I think all the smartest people I know are TAC grads. Plus, their whole pedagogical approach is Socratic discussion which I love. You read Great Books and then sit around and talk about them. That is my kind of place!

Just click on the title below to register:


Session date: Monday, October 26, 2009
Starting time: 8:30 pm, Eastern Daylight Time
Cost: FREE
Duration:
1 hour
Presenters: Jon Daly and Greg Becher

Description:
Jon Daly, Director of Admission, will introduce the College’s program of genuine Catholic liberal education where “Great Books” replace textbooks and seminar discussions replace lectures. He will also explain how College faculty lead small seminar discussions on seminal works across the disciplines—science, math, language, music, literature, philosophy and theology—and address student life, alumni careers and questions which arise as the presentation pro ceeds!

Greg Becher, Director of Financial Aid, will also participate in the webinar and will introduce and explain the College’s generous and well-ranked financial aid program.

No college ranking system can offer the full measure of an institution, however, each can help to introduce aspects of an institution. Among others, Thomas Aquinas College has regularly earned high praise from many and varied sources including The Princeton Review (where it earned the “Best Value” ranking in both 2009 and 2010), U.S. News & World Report, the Cardinal Newman Society and the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. You are invited to read these and other reviews on our website, www.thomasaquinas.edu.

Agenda:
"A sweeping tour of the greatest and most influential works of Western Civilization." (--National Review).

Please join us for a live presentation and discussion of Thomas Aquinas College’s unique program of Catholic liberal education. The College’s Admissions Director, Jon Daly will explain Thomas Aquinas College’s “great books” curriculum and Socratic teaching method, and provide information about student life outside the classrooms. Greg Becher, the College’s Financial Aid Director will describe the College’s generous and well-ranked financial aid program. Thomas Aquinas College is ranked by The Princeton Review as one of the "Top 50" academic programs in the country, and is one of only 13 schools in the country to be named to The Princeton Review’s "Financial Aid Honor Roll." It is truly a “best buy.” Students at Thomas Aquinas College engage firsthand a curriculum made up entirely of the “great books” — the seminal works upon which Western civilization is founded. The students discuss these great works in daily seminars led by members of the teaching faculty. These conversations encourage independence of thought in students and aid them in developing a capacity for critical judgment. Complementing this stimulating and rigorous intellectual life are ample opportunities for recreation. The College is bordered by the Los Padres National Forest — students are just minutes from hiking, camping, and myriad other outdoor recreational activities. The College also has basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts, and a baseball and soccer field. Intramural and pick-up games are daily events. The campus itself has a beautiful forested area with walking trails, ponds, and meadows to help students relax after classes. Outings to the many museums, plays, concerts, and baseball games in nearby Santa Barbara and Los Angeles are scheduled regularly, and the Pacific Ocean is only 25 minutes from the campus.

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