Spotlight Faculty Speaker Series

Spring 2023

Join St. Ambrose Academy for one of our Spring 2023 Spotlight Faculty lectures! Each of these evening events is a new way to engage with our phenomenal educators who make a difference in the classroom each day. Their deep educational backgrounds and passion for their subject matter make for interesting discussions and through this series, you’ll get to know some of the men and women who help make St. Ambrose Academy a place where students can explore, grow, be challenged, and build a foundation for a successful and happy life.

Not So Dark: Reconsidering the Early Dark Ages (380-641) with Dr. Geoffrey Ludvik

The Dark Ages are often considered a low point in the history of European civilization but this view doesn’t take into account historical evidence, especially from the Middle East. This talk will focus on the achievements of civilization following the collapse of Rome, centered in the Eastern Mediterranean, with a focus on the Byzantine world and Islamic Civilization. We will be discussing this using archaeological sites at which Dr. Ludvik has worked.

When: Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 7PM

Location: St. Ambrose Academy (3 Point Place Suite 150, Madison, WI 53719)

RSVP: By Monday, January 23, 2023 (encouraged, but not required) by emailing carolyn.averill@ambroseacademy.org or calling 608-827-5863.

What Makes Art Good? with Ms. Katie Behrens

Join Ms. Katie Behrens for a talk on objective and subjective qualities in many art forms, the purpose of learning more about the forms, and the training of one’s taste. There may or may not be a discussion of pro-wrestling involved. (You heard us!)

When: Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 7PM

Location: St. Ambrose Academy (3 Point Place Suite 150, Madison, WI 53719)

RSVP: By Monday, March 13, 2023 (encouraged, but not required) by emailing carolyn.averill@ambroseacademy.org or calling 608-827-5863.

The Symbolism of Seven in the Gospel of John with Dr. John Joy

St. John the Evangelist is symbolized by the eagle because of the soaring heights of contemplation revealed in his writings. The Gospel of John is full of depth and symbolizing revolving around the number seven, which signifies completion or perfection. The opening chapters parallel the seven days of creation in Genesis; there are seven feast days and seven miracles, culminating in the ultimate miracle of the Resurrection and the new feast of Easter. Come and experience the joy of entering more deeply into the Mystical Gospel.

When: Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 7PM

Location: St. Ambrose Academy (3 Point Place Suite 150, Madison, WI 53719)

RSVP: By Monday, April 17, 2023 (encouraged, but not required) by emailing carolyn.averill@ambroseacademy.org or calling 608-827-5863.