Walsh Celebrates Dedication of Saint John Paul II Center for Science Innovation


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Mass of Thanksgiving included a Personal Account of

Pope John Paul II by  Visiting Catholic Theologian Michael Novak


Walsh University held a formal Mass of Thanksgiving and Dedication Ceremony for its newest building, the Saint John Paul II Center for Science Innovation, on Friday, March 13, in the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chapel.The Mass included a special address by internationally renowned Catholic philosopher Michael Novak who was publicly called a friend by the building’s namesake Pope John Paul II.

A formal Blessing Ceremony and Reception were held in the Saint John Paul II Center for Science Innovation directly following the Mass of Thanksgiving. 

Michael Novak is visiting Walsh  University as a keynote speaker for the 40th Annual Philosophy/Theology Symposium,"Human Nature, Grace, and the Interior Life."  The entire program includes lectures by Michael Novak and theologian Michael Waldstein as well as several other philosophers, theologians, and scientists. Novak and Waldstein will be the featured speakers on Friday, March 13 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 14 at 9 a.m., in the Birk Center for the Arts. All events are free and open to the public.Click here for more information.

The new science center opened for classes on January 12, 2015, and has been named in honor of Pope John Paul II who was canonized as Saint John Paul the Great on April 27, 2014.  The new building serves as the home for Walsh’s expanded science and healthcare programs. Annexed to Walsh’s Timken Natural Sciences Center, the two-story building was designed for students to easily navigate between the existing facility and the new state-of-the-art laboratories.

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