Culture of Life

Author Kent Weeks: In Search of Civility

October 02, 2012 7:30 PM
Aquinas Hall Theatre

Author Kent Weeks will visit the College on Tuesday, October 2, to discuss his book In Search of Civility: Confronting Incivility on the College Campus.

The lecture will take place in Aquinas Hall Theatre at 7:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public. We appreciate your support, and hope to see you at the upcoming events.

The Culture of Life Committee

About the Author: (from

In his new book, In Search of Civility: Confronting Incivility on the College Campus, Kent M. Weeks draws on a wide range of experiences. He has served as a college administrator and taught undergraduate and graduate students at George Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, while maintaining an active law practice in Nashville, Tennessee.

As legal advisor to colleges throughout the US, he focuses on legal and policy issues affecting higher education. He has written several books, published over 60 articles and papers, and currently edits Lex Collegii, a legal newsletter for colleges and universities.

His writings focus on academic and student issues such as student civility, ethical behavior of faculty, plagiarism, privacy, alcohol, drug use, hook-up culture, suicide and parental rights.

Weeks recently completed a book, A Leaner America: Private Choices and Public Policies, examining efforts needed to address the problem of obesity. He has served as general counsel to Africa University in Zimbabwe for more than twenty years.

A Fulbright Scholar, Weeks earned a law degree from Duke University and a Ph.D. in political science from Case Western Reserve University.

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