Campus Theme

The Compelling Questions We All Face

The Campus Theme program facilitates and coordinates a host of events, lectures, and discussions centered around an enduring and ultimate question of human experience—a fresh question each academic year. Events are open to the general public.

2014–2015 Campus Theme: What Is Food?

Event details to be announced.
What is Peace?

2013–2014 Campus Theme: What Is Peace?

In a time when stories of war—at home and abroad—fill the newspapers, considering the question of defining peace can be sobering and also hopeful. The campus community heard from authors, theologians, peacemakers, musicians, philosophers, and artists in the pursuit of learning to recognize, and make, peace.

Learn more about the 2013-2014 Campus Theme.

Dr. Vandana Shiva speaks

2012–2013 Campus Theme: What Is Nature?

From the pursuits of science to the meaning of God’s creation, from the language of mathematics to the Language of poetry — how we understand nature presents fundamental questions to human cultures and pressing problems for environmental ethics.

Learn more about the 2012-2013 Campus Theme.

Cornel West

2011–2012 Campus Theme: What Is Community?

Throughout the 2011–2012 academic year our campus explored community from a variety of perspectives. We heard from civic leaders, educators, journalists, and activists. We took up the topic in our institution's biannual magazine, the North Parker. We were inspired, challenged, and left with a lot of food for thought.

Learn more about the 2011-2012 Campus Theme.

Miroslav Volf

2010-2011 Campus Theme: What Is a Life of Significance?

The mission of North Park University is to prepare students for lives of significance and service. But what do we mean by this? What is a life of significance? Through the course of the 2010-2011 school year, our campus community sought insight and wisdom in answering these questions.

Learn more about the 2010-2011 Campus Theme.