Duncan Stroik to Speak on Architecture at Benedictine College

Monday, September 12, 2022

Duncan Stroik

Atchison, Kan. (Sept. 12, 2022) – The Center for Beauty and Culture at Benedictine College is pleased to welcome Duncan G. Stroik, a practicing architect, author and professor of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame, for a presentation on Monday, Sept. 19, at 7:00 p.m. in the McAllister Board Room on the fourth floor of the Ferrell Academic Center. His lecture, “Skillful Architects and Able Craftsmen: Today’s Renewal of Architectural Craft,” is free and open to the public.

The Center for Beauty and Culture at Benedictine College promotes and employs the dynamic power of God’s Beauty as a tool for evangelization in our times. Founded on the notion that Beauty is the attractive power of Truth, the Center offers inherited wisdom of the Catholic Church as a partner in dialogue with artists, architects, musicians, writers and all who make the message of Christ and His Church appealing and delightful.

Stroik participated in visioning sessions for Benedictine College’s new strategic plan, Transforming Culture in America. That plan gave rise to the Center for Beauty and Culture to encourage a renaissance in the intersection of theology and the arts, including music, art, architecture, liturgy and the concept of beauty itself. By featuring Stroik in its distinguished speaker series, the Center is providing students and the community access to a prominent thought leader whose architectural accomplishments illustrate an integration of theory and practice – the intellectual riches of the Catholic Faith and the mastery of a craft.

Founded in 1858, Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college located on the bluffs above the Missouri River in Atchison, Kansas. The school is proud to have been named one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report, the best private college in Kansas by The Wall Street Journal, and one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation by First Things magazine and the Newman Guide. It prides itself on outstanding academics, extraordinary faith life, strong athletic programs, and an exceptional sense of community and belonging. Benedictine College has a mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.

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