Thursday, March 22, 2007

Fr. Fessio is back at AMU........sort of

Amy Welborn is carrying something in a post that was pasted into a combox there. I suggest watching the combox in this post, which has only one or two posts as of this copy. She gets much more traffic and many more comments. Keep in mind, this is unofficial and unconfirmed.

From: Nick Healy
Sent: Thu 3/22/2007 6:22 PM
To: Fla-Faculty; Fla-Staff; FLA-Students
Subject: Father Fessio - update

We expressed yesterday that the separation of Father Fessio from the
University’s administration had nothing to do with our shared
commitment to our mission as a Catholic university ex corde ecclesiae.
As a sign of our esteem for his great gifts and abilities, we have
asked Father Fessio and he has agreed to continue a relationship with
us. This will include the following:

(i)He will be designated a theologian in residence and maintain a room
on campus.

(ii)He will join us for the Commencement exercises.

(iii) He will teach the planned summer program for high school

(iv)He will explore a semester abroad program in Rome and how our
Austrian semester abroad program might be continued. It is expected
that in developing plans for study abroad programs Father Fessio will
be spending a significant amount of time in Europe.

(v) It is anticipated that beginning in the spring semester, Father
Fessio will assume teaching responsibilities at AMU, although the
precise schedule for the teaching hours will need to be worked out.

We are pleased that we can confirm the continuing association with
Father Fessio and his commitment to the ongoing development of Ave
Maria University in a non-administrative capacity.