Illness forces cancellation of Visiting Scholar in Catholic Thought lectures

Illness forces cancellation of Visiting Scholar in Catholic Thought lectures
February 20, 2009

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
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Benedictine University has cancelled two public lectures by John F. Haught, Ph.D., Senior Fellow of Science and Religion at the Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University, after the author and educator became ill while lecturing in South Carolina recently. Haught was scheduled to present two lectures at Benedictine University as part of the Visiting Scholar in Catholic Thought program sponsored by the Department of Theology and the College of Liberal Arts. The lectures were scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4 in Scholl Hall Room 101, and at 12:20 p.m. on Thursday, March 5 in Scholl Hall Room 101. No information on whether the lectures will be rescheduled is available.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.