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St. Gregory’s University is now enrolling for the Certificate in Catechetics summer program being held on June 10-11, June 17-18 and June 24-25. Students can earn their certificate in three weekend courses, or sequentially over a three year period.

This summer program is ideally suited for catechist, Catholic teachers, parents or anyone else interested in participating in the “new evangelization” and the revitalization of Western culture.

Upon completion of the requirements for the Certification in Catechetics, students will be able to:

St. Gregory’s University announced today the appointment of Dr. Michael A. Scaperlanda as the University’s 16th president. Scaperlanda has served the University of Oklahoma in various academic and administrative capacities since leaving the practice of law in 1989. He also has worked closely with St. Gregory’s over the last seven years as a member of the Board of Directors, Vice Chair of the Board and most recently assisting President Emeritus D. Gregory Main in creating St. Gregory’s bold strategic plan – Vision For Our Next Century.

St. Gregory’s University celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2016 on Saturday at the Don and Jenetta Sumner Fieldhouse on the St. Gregory’s campus in Shawnee, conferring 179 associate, bachelor’s or master’s degrees to students from both the Shawnee and Tulsa campus.

St. Gregory’s Acting President Fr. Charles Buckley, O.S.B. noted this year’s graduation is particularly special with the many “firsts” that occurred during the ceremony.

As this academic year winds down, St. Gregory’s University is very grateful for President Emeritus D. Gregory Main’s five years of leadership.

St. Gregory’s University will host its annual commencement ceremony this Saturday, May 14 at 11 a.m. in the Don & Jenetta Sumner Fieldhouse on the St. Gregory’s campus in Shawnee. Over 175 students are set to graduate with their associate, bachelor’s or master’s degrees from both the Shawnee and Tulsa campus.

Rev. Don Wolf, Chairman of the Board of Directors for St. Gregory’s University, and Rt. Rev. Lawrence Stasyszen, O.S.B., St. Gregory’s University Chancellor, have named Father Charles Buckley, OSB, as acting President/CEO.

Fr. Charles is a long standing member of the monastic community at St. Gregory’s Abbey. He currently serves as a mathematics professor, but has served in a wide variety of roles throughout his time at St. Gregory’s, including a career counselor, dean of students and chaplain. He also served as Vice President for Academic Affairs from 2002-2005.

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at St. Gregory’s University is pleased to announce its upcoming production of The 39 Steps, which opens Thursday, April 28 at 8 p.m. in the Sarkeys Performing Arts Center.

St. Gregory’s University is pleased to announce the release of the Omnibus XI: The Odyssey of Mind, Body, and Spirit, a collection of original photography, art and written pieces complied by students and faculty over the past academic year.

St. Gregory’s University has recently adopted a new strategic plan, “Vision for Our Next Century”, a document designed to guide priorities and institutional decision-making over the coming years.

St. Gregory’s University announces the opening reception of An Phan’s senior visual arts exhibition on Friday, April 1 at 4:30 p.m. in the Campus Ministry Lounge, located in the Rockwood Center. The general public is invited to meet the artist and enjoy refreshments at this free event. Her exhibition includes photographs, digital designs and a 3D dress design.

Phan’s exhibit entitled “Mon Monde d’ Amour” translates to “My World of Love” and centers on a romantic, golden French era, which releases a classic, glamorous and charming atmosphere.