Students, with mugs in hand, gathered in the theology department on Friday for the first “Locutorium,” hosted by theology professors Drs. Aaron Kuecker, Don Sinnema, Keith Starkenburg, and Yudha Thianto.
What is a locutorium? The word locutorium was the word that medieval monasteries (and some contemporary monasteries) used for the common space where conversation was allowed to take place, especially with visitors.
Students and professors enjoyed coffee, home-baked treats, and fellowship in this informal setting that will be held each Friday at 3:30 p.m. in the Vander Velde building, second floor. The event is open to student in all majors.
“I really enjoyed the chance to interact with theology professors outside of the classroom,” said Liz Fiala ’12 of Minneapolis, Minnesota. “To be able to come together with professors in that way is a very unique experience for a college student. I also enjoyed the opportunity to come together with other students.
“These events are great for promoting community among faculty, staff, and students.”