FOND DU LAC, Wis
. – Marian University will be hosting a pre-academic symposium event, “Happiness: God-Given or Nature or Nurture?” presentation on Wednesday, February 11 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Stayer Center Auditorium.
The event will feature three speakers, including Marilyn J. Bugenhagen, Ph.D., Lucy Fenzl and Michael Ketterhagen, Ph.D. The panel will explore the psychological, neurological, and spiritual arguments for the reason people experience happiness.
Marilyn J. Bugenhagen, Ph.D. is an associate professor of leadership at Marian University. Her doctoral degree is in human sciences with a specialization in discipline of leadership. She teaches and studies leader, follower, and organizational behavior. Her most recent research explores meaning making experiences of individuals involving the positive psychological affects connected to the topic of happiness.
Lucy Fenzl is a biology instructor by trade and a Marian University doctoral student. She earned a Master of Science in Teaching Biology from UW-Stevens Point, and has been teaching anatomy, physiology and microbiology in post-secondary settings since 2008. Currently, she teaches for the College of Menominee Nation.
Michael A Ketterhagen. Ph.D. is an associate professor of theology at Marian University. He received his undergraduate degree in scholastic philosophy from St. Francis Seminary in Milwaukee; a Master of Arts degree in Human Development from St. Mary’s University in Winona, MN; and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Spirituality and Healing from The Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, OH. Dr. Ketterhagen is the founder and spiritual director of the Fond du Lac Center for Spirituality and Healing, a holistic health center rooted in the Yoga tradition.
Participants will learn, discuss, debate, understand and reflect upon “The pursuit of happiness: Is it possible in our violent world?” at Marian University’s 12th Academic Symposium. This pre-symposium event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sr. Donna Innes by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 920-923-7633.