Ian Werrett, Ph.D., to address Saint Martin’s Society of
Spring colloquium focuses on the importance of a Benedictine
April 9, 2009
Lacey, Washington—The Saint Martin’s University Society of Fellows
presents its Spring 2009 Colloquium on Wednesday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m.
The event, free and open to the public, will take place at Saint
Martin’s University in the Norman Worthington Conference Center. Please
join us for an evening of celebration.
Besides conferring member status on a new group of inductees, the
Society has invited Ian Werrett, Ph.D. to speak on the importance of a
Benedictine education. In 2003, Saint Martin’s created the Catholic
Benedictine Leadership Team to foster the University’s Catholic and
Benedictine heritage and to promote a greater understanding of Saint
Martin’s status as a Catholic university. In this presentation, Werrett
will discuss the University’s ever evolving mission and the foundation
upon which it rests: the Catholic Benedictine tradition.
Werrett is assistant professor of religious studies at Saint Martin’s
University and director of its Spiritual Life Institute. He received his
bachelor’s degree from Saint Martin’s in 1996, his master’s degree from
Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia in 2000, and his
Ph.D. from the University of Saint Andrews in Saint Andrews, Scotland in
Founded in 1971 by Father Michael Feeney, O.S.B., the Society of
Fellows is Saint Martin’s academic honorary society. Membership in the
Society recognizes students and faculty who, by their outstanding work
in teaching and learning, contribute to the intellectual life of the
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:
Jeff Birkenstein, Ph.D.
Assistant professor of English