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-- Speaker program encourages students to ‘espresso your faith’ --
HAMBURG, N.Y. – Agape Latte is a speaker series program that gives Hilbert College students an opportunity to engage in caffeinated conversations about the intersection between faith and real life. The program kicks off at Hilbert College on Tuesday, March 14 at 7 p.m.
The Spring 2017 semester marks Agape Latte’s first on the Hilbert campus. Agape Latte was started in 2006 by Boston College's Church in the 21st Century Center (C21), the name of the program is derived from the Greek word for the selfless, sacrificial, unconditional love of God (agape). Started just over 10 years ago on the Chestnut Hill, Mass. campus, Agape Latte is spreading across the nation to other Catholic colleges and universities. Through an outreach program supported by an anonymous grant, C21 has expanded the Agape Latte program to over 30 institutions.
Students enjoy coffee, desserts, coffee-house style music, and hear unique stories about friendship, hope, struggle, forgiveness, faith, and relationships in an inviting, casual atmosphere.
This semester will feature two campus leaders sharing a story about their own faith journey and inviting students to reflect on their own life.
Upcoming Agape Latte Events at Hilbert College. All are welcome!
"Life at the Socially Awkward Table"
Jim Sturm, Vice Provost for Leadership Development and Dean of Students
Tuesday, March 14th at 7:00 p.m.
Lower Level Campus Center
"When Life Throws You a Curve"
Mary Ann Hobar, Assistant Chair, Forensic Science/Crime Scene Investigation
Tuesday, April 4th at 7:00 p.m.
Lower Level Campus Center
Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,000 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and evening degree programs geared to adult learners.
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