Saint Martin’s hosts third Robert A. Harvie Social Justice lecture
Living social justice at Saint Martin’s — two concrete examples
Feb. 9, 2009
Lacey, Washington — Saint Martin’s University will
host the third of four lectures in its 2008-2009 Robert A. Harvie Social
Justice Lecture Series on Friday, Feb. 20, at 4 p.m. in Harned Hall,
Room 110, on the University’s Lacey campus, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE. The
speakers will be Susan Leyster and Nicholas Kucharik, the director and
assistant director of campus ministry, and Alicia LeDuc, a senior
majoring in business. Their presentation will discuss how Saint Martin’s
lives out its call to social justice with two local community service
programs: Saint Benedict’s Community Dinner and the Community Kitchen
(formerly known as Bread & Roses).
Leyster, the director of campus ministry since 1997,
graduated from Saint Martin’s in 1988, receiving her BA in religious
studies and later her MA in counseling psychology. Kucharik, a 2007
graduate with a BA in religious studies, became the assistant director
of campus ministry after working in that office as a student and then as
an intern. LeDuc has a strong record of volunteer service. She has
worked at the Bread & Roses soup kitchen for the last three years,
founded the Global Citizens Brigade, is a member of HANDS (a campus
ministry community service club) and has worked for Habitat for Humanity
and the AIDS Walk. She now serves with AmeriCorps as a peer mentor.
The Robert A. Harvie Social Justice Lecture
Series was created by Saint Martin’s University Associate Professor of
Criminal Justice Robert Hauhart, Ph.D., J.D., to raise awareness of
social justice issues within the community and to honor the work of
Robert A. Harvie, J.D., former professor and chair of the Department of
Criminal Justice at Saint Martin’s.
Saint Martin’s University is an independent
four-year, Catholic, coeducational university located on a 320-acre
wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic
Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 18 Benedictine
colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only
one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares
students for successful lives through its 21 majors and six graduate
programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering.
Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 student from many ethnic and religious
backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its five extension
campuses located at Fort Lewis Army Post, McChord Air Force Base,
Olympic College, Centralia College and Tacoma Community College.
For additional information:
Robert Hauhart, Ph.D., J.D.
Saint Martin’s University
Stephen C. McGlone
Vice president for institutional advancement
Saint Martin's University
5300 Pacific Avenue SE
Lacey, WA 98503-7500