The Curtis Center at Sacred Heart University is a new initiative within the Office of Mission and Catholic Identity. The goal of the Curtis Center is engage SHU and the wider community in topics of interest and concern in today’s world.
The Center will host the annual inaugural series “Contemporary Catholic Conversations” during the 2017-18 academic year, a lecture series that will feature expert presenters and meaningful discussions.
Bishop Walter W. Curtis was on the cutting edge in 1963 when founding this university. He was energized by the Second Vatican Council to face the issues of his day, which led to the founding of a lay-led university that would be accessible to all in the local communities. For this reason, we could think of no better name for this new Center that will be housed in the Office of Mission and Catholic Identity.
Curtis Center, "Contemporary Catholic Conversations 2017-2018" (2017). Mission and Catholic Identity Publications. 49.