MARCH 2012
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President McLean and Hugh Hewitt
Audio & Video from Hugh Hewitt’s Campus Broadcast 
All-College Seminar
Slideshow: Spring 2012 All-College Seminar  
The Hon. Leon J. HolmesAudio: Judge Leon J. Holmes on What It Means to be a Catholic Lawyer    
Mardi Gras Dance
Mardi Gras
Afternoon Soccer
Solemnity of Chapel Dedication 
March 7
St. Thomas Day 
Campus holiday
Lecture: Dr. John Nieto 
Thomas Aquinas College
 Nil Hoc Verbo Veritatis Verius: A Christian Reflection on Lying”
 March 7
Admissions is Coming to Cleveland! 
March 9
San Francisco Reception  
In Honor of Fr. Buckley’s Golden Jubilee
March 14
Tutor Talk, Dr. Kevin Kolbeck  
O’Connor’s “Everything that Rises”
March 14
March 18
Shakespeare’s Macbeth  
March 24
Lecture: Dr. Bainard Cowan 
University of Dallas
“The Novel as Literary Form”
March 30
Chrysostomos Concert  
April 1
Easter Recess 
April 4-11
New York Reception 
Guest Speaker: William McGurn
April 10 
Admissions is Coming to Santa Clara! 
April 13-14 
Cello Recital: Joshua Lo (’12)  
April 18 
Spring Concert 
Mozart’s The Magic Flute
April 20 
Admissions is Coming to Colorado! 
April 23-25 -25
East Coast Alumni Dinner 
April 28 -25
Admissions is Coming to Wisconsin! 
April 29 
Commencement 2012 
May 12
Thomas Aquinas College Golf Classic  
Sherwood Country Club
May 21 
Alumni Association Dinner 
June 9
Fourth Annual Conference on the Social Doctrine of the Church 
June 22-24
Summer Seminar Weekend #1 for President's Council Members  
July 6-7 
Summer Seminar Weekend #2 for President's Council Members  
July 13-14 
High School Summer Program 
July 22 - August 4 
Guest Speaker: William McGurn

Thomas Aquinas College President Michael F. McLean will host a reception for friends of the College in Manhattan on April 10. The guest speaker, William McGurn, is vice president for News Corporation and author of the weekly “Main Street” column for The Wall Street Journal. Mr. McGurn recently visited campus and sat down for an interview with the College, in which he discussed the implications of the HHS contraceptive mandate .  

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Interview with William McGurn 
William McGurn
College Draws Top Rankings from Princeton Review, USA Today, and U.S. News

Thomas Aquinas College is once again one of the nation’s “Best Value” schools according to The Princeton Review and USA Today. It is the only Catholic college in California to be so named, and one of only five Catholic institutions in the country, along with Boston College, the College of the Holy Cross, Georgetown University, and the University of Notre Dame.

Meanwhile, in its 2012 survey, U.S. News & World Report has ranked the College as one of The Most Popular Liberal Arts Colleges in the United States. The newsweekly found that 69.1 percent of the applicants admitted to the College go on to enroll as freshmen in the fall — the seventh-highest “yield” rate in the country.

Princeton Review: “Best Value”    
U.S. News: “Most Popular”   


Princeton Review

U.S. News & World Report
Katie Short (’80) and John Damiani (’84)

Mrs. Katie Short (’80), a founder and the legal director of the Life Legal Defense Foundation, and Dr. John Damiani (’84), president of  the Christus Medicus Foundation, are working to host “Make Straight the Pathway: An Integrated and Unified Solution for Catholic Healthcare Reform” in San Francisco from March 29-31. “The current trajectory of public health policy points to a future where the phrase ‘Catholic health care’ will be an oxymoron,” warns Mrs. Short. “This conference aims to equip medical professionals, policymakers, and others to help our country make a desperately needed course correction.”

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Make Straight the Pathway
President McLean Discusses the HHS Mandate on Relevant Radio 

Thomas Aquinas College President Michael F. McLean recently appeared on Relevant Radio’s “Morning Air” program with host Sean Herriott, where he discussed the HHS contraceptive mandate. “As a Catholic educational institution which defines itself by its fidelity to the teaching authority of the Church, we are very concerned about this mandate, and we are determined to do the best we can to join with others in fighting the mandate and urging that it be rescinded,” said Dr. McLean. “Short of it being rescinded, we intend to cooperate with efforts both in Congress and in the judiciary to mitigate the impact of the mandate.”

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Listen to the interview online (mp3) 
Alumni Reaction to the HHS mandate 
President Michael F. McLean
at the World-Famous Sherwood Country Club

On May 21 the Board of Regents will host the sixth annual Thomas Aquinas College Golf Classic at the Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The Sherwood course was masterfully designed by Jack Nicklaus and is considered one of America’s premier golf courses. While amateur golfers enjoy its elegance, professional players revel in the beauty of its brilliance and depth. The Golf Classic offers a rare opportunity to play this exclusive course, either casually or competitively, with proceeds benefitting student scholarships at the College. 

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