The Faith and Reason Honors Program at DeSales University honored graduating senior Kathryn Stimpfle with the award for best thesis at its honors colloquium held last month.
Stimpfle wrote her thesis "The Gospel of Womanhood according to Jane Eyre" on the oppression of women and the failure of the feminist movement to "celebrate the unique gifts that women are given." She relates her theme to Charlotte Bronte's character Jane Eyre.
According to DeSales:
After graduation, Stimpfle will enter the Sisters of Christian Charity, where she will prepare for a ministry of teaching at a Catholic elementary school. ...
The Salesian Center for Faith and Culture at DeSales University launched the Faith and Reason Honors Program in 2001 to provide scholarship-level students with a unique opportunity to explore ways in which religious faith is integral to the experience of higher education.
Student participation in the Faith & Reason Honors Program is competitive, usually limited to a maximum of 15 students in each academic class. Membership in the program is by invitation only and requires a completed application.
In the program the students complete six one-credit academic seminars that foster conservations about the human person, God, the world, beauty, truth and goodness, as well as participate in several cultural experiences. The program concludes with a completion of a 3-credit independent study course that requires each student to write a 30- to 50-page honors thesis with the direction of a faculty thesis advisor.
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