The University News (Irving, Tex.), Vol. 38, No. 7, Ed. 1 Tuesday, October 30, 2007 Page: 3 of 14
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The University News News October 30, 2007 —
UD opens satellite campus in Frisco for GSM
Facility includes offices and six classrooms for students and facuity
Last Tuesday, the University of Dallas
opened a new satellite campus in
Frisco, TX. The campus, located
in a business park near the Dallas North
Toll way, at 7460 Warren Parkway, will
primarily serve the University's Graduate
School of Management.
The new campus contains six
classrooms, a large meeting room, and
break out rooms and a kitchen in addition
The ribbon cutting ceremony was
attended by almost 70 people, most of
whom were from UD. Representatives
of the Frisco Chamber of Commerce and
the city of Frisco welcomed University
President Dr. Frank Lazarus and Graduate
School of Management Dean Dr. J. Lee
Whittington to the site.
After greeting those present, including
the mayor of Frisco, Lazarus said that UD
is "proud to be part of the growing and
vibrant" community of Frisco. He described
the city's "dynamic development," saying
that the area that the new campus is
situated in has great promise.
Lazarus said that an aspect of UD's
mission is "to add to the social and
intellectual capital of the areas where
we operate," and cited the recent visit of
former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev
to Dallas as the guest of the annual
McDermott Lectureship as an example.
The Frisco campus will serve as a
"learning center for everyone," according
to Lazarus. He said that the facility will be
used by the School of Ministry for classes,
Dr. Frank Lazarus and Dr. J. Lee Whittington help with the ribbon cutting ceremony. Photo by Liz Engelke
as well as for classes in professional
development. The campus would also be
available for use by local institutions.
Whittington cited the GSM motto,
"relevance, reliability, convenience..." and
said that the new campus would facilitate a
balance between family, work and gaining
an advanced degree for its students. He
cited the wide range of industry specific
concentrations that the GSM program
In closing, Lazarus said that the
location was chosen because the university
searched for a place with "tremendous
opportunity, that's spelled F-R-l-S-C-O."
Landregan lecture 2007
To focus on St. John s Bible Project
On Saturday, Nov. 3, the University
of Dallas School of Ministry will
host its ninth annual Landregan
lecture. The lecture will feature Dr.
Miguel Diaz, a theology professor at St
John's University in Minnesota. Dr. Diaz,
"[The Landregan Lecture will be] about
theological imagination, how the
human mind understands God,"
- Dr. Brian Schmisek
for the lecture
as a young
give a talk
entitled Seer of
the Word: The Sacramental Imagination
and the Human Vision of Cod.
"It's about theological imagination,
how the human mind understands God,"
said Dr. Brian Schmisek, Dean of the
School of Ministry. He said the lecture
will explore how limited human beings
perceive an unlimited divine being. "It's
about the creativity of the finite mind in
its search to comprehend the infinite. It
is about exploring how we, as Christians,
imagine God," he said.
The lecture will examine the Christian
image of God by focusing specifically on
the St. John's Bible Project. Begun seven
years ago, the St. John's Bible is being
handwritten at a Benedictine Abbey near
St. John's University in Minnesota. Several
unique pieces of art have been created
specifically for this project, which blends
the traditional with the contemporary. Diaz
will incorporate this project into his lecture
as an illustration of combining culture
and theology to create an illuminated
manuscript for the modern era.
he believes this year's
Landregan lecture is
for the UD community
because of the University's
strong Catholic identity
and core curriculum. UD's commitment
to the core texts gives its students a
deeper understanding of tradition and a
greater appreciation for the importance of
translation, of preserving the meaning and
content of a text in a new format.
When dealing with the "Word of God,"
Schmisek emphasized, it is important
to remember that we are working with
copied manuscripts. "We don't have the
originals of any of the books or letters of
the Bible. Everything we have is a copy,"
"And now, St. John's Abbey is producing
the first new handwritten Bible in 500
years. That's exciting."
Creation and the Fall: Gil
Bailie presents second
Emmaus Road lecture
The second in a series of eight
lectures concerningthe uniqueness
of Christianity as observed through
anthropology was given last Monday in the
Gorman Faculty Lounge at 7 p.m.
Gil Bailie, an author, lecturer and
president of the "Cornerstone Forum,"
gave the lecture, entitled "Why are we
here?—Creation and Fall/' to a gathering
of UD students, faculty and other members
of the UD community.
"Hominization," which according
to Bailie, concerns the event by which
humans appeared, was among the topics
"The first human who lived didn't have
human parents/' he said. "Anthropology
suggests it happened at a stroke. We might
know how to stay human if we discover
how we became humans." He also said
that Christianity as a doctrine is based
on events including the Incarnation, the
Resurrection and Hominization.
"Man should not be alone and man
cannot be man by himself," he said. "Man
was made in the likeness of theTrinitarian
God. Hominization was an event, not a
Bailie also discussed the natural desire
to give one's self away as demonstrated
through both Christianity and de-
Christianization. " Christ asks us to donate
ourselves and the absence of this is an
example of spiritual disease," he said.
He cited Sylvia Plath as an example of
that spiritual disease. " 'There is nowhere
to go—not home, where I would blubber
and cry, a grotesque fool...—not to church
which is liberal, free—no, I turn wearily
to the totalitarian dictatorship where I am
absolved of all personal responsibility
and can sacrifice myself in a "splurge of
altruism" on the altar of the Cause with a
capital 'C'," Plath wrote.
Bailie said that de-Christianization
does not relieve the natural desire to give
one's self away as demonstrated through
Plath's writings and Christ's principle of
The lecture was followed by a question
and discussion period.
The "Cornerstone Forum" is a non-
profit organization that works "to foster a
theologically sound and culturally useful
Christian response to today's cultural and
spiritual crisis," according to its mission
Bailie's next lecture will be on Nov. 26
at 7 p.m. in the Gorman Faculty Lounge,
[lie sessions are free to the public.
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Crotty, Sarah. The University News (Irving, Tex.), Vol. 38, No. 7, Ed. 1 Tuesday, October 30, 2007, newspaper, October 30, 2007; Irving, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201460/m1/3/: accessed June 26, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Dallas.