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SLC’s Dr. Sears named editor of AFCU Journal

Posted On July 31, 2017

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By Suzanne Weiss/Director of Public Relations 

MANITOWOC, Wis. — Dr. Albert Sears, professor of English at Silver Lake College, has been named editor of the AFCU Journal.

In addition to his duties at Silver Lake College, he will serve a two-year term with the publication.

The 16-year-old journal, published by the Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities, features peer-reviewed research and writings by faculty and administrators of AFCU institutions.

The annual publication strives to be a catalyst for faculty and staff to reflect on the distinct character of a Franciscan institution of higher education.

“Over the years, the AFCU Journal has been a stimulating resource for me in understanding what it means to be a faculty member at a Franciscan college.  I’m really looking forward to serving the AFCU by working on the Journal,” Dr. Sears said.

The publication’s purpose is to:

  • Strengthen the vision of Catholic higher education in the Franciscan tradition;
  • Connect all the discrete disciplines to a Franciscan philosophy and heritage;
  • Encourage an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach to research and reflection from the Franciscan school of today; and
  • To provide motivation for reflection on the breadth and depth of scholarship emanating from Franciscan institution of higher learning.