tant for dialogue with Islam for the Order of Friars Minor.
encouraging such interaction
on behalf of the Order.
at St. Bonaventure, which was
established in 2015 to pro-
mote an understanding of
Arab and Islamic cultures, an
appreciation of their historical
and contemporary signifi-
cance in the global commu-
nity, and respectful relations
between Muslim and Chris-
ars and additional advisers. He will also serve as vice president of the order's
broader Commission for Dialogue.
Francis' encounter with Sultan Malik al Kamil, the development of materials
for initial and ongoing formation on the importance of dialogue with Islam,
and an international resource directory for friars and other Franciscans en-
gaged in dialogue with Islam.
communities worldwide at this time," Fr. Michael said. "Whatever abilities I
bring to this office, I owe to my educators, to the friars who taught me what
it means to be Franciscan, and to my Muslim brothers and sisters who have
shared their faith with me. I pray that I may serve them all well."
Muslims for Order of Friars Minor
versity President Sr. Margaret Carney, O.S.F.,
congratulate Mark Evers, '01, and Brian DiPi-
into Athletics Hall of Fame
Athletics Hall of Fame June 4.
ture capture its first Atlantic 10 Swimming &
Diving Championship in 1993. He was the first
St. Bonaventure swimmer ever to win the 100
breaststroke at the A-10 meet, taking first
place in the event in both 1993 and 1994 to
earn all-conference honors.
baseball to the top of the Atlantic 10 Confer-
ence. A two-year team captain and a four-year
starting shortstop, the Troy, N.Y., native holds a
career batting average of .316. He also hit 19
career home runs, which ranked eighth all-
time at Bona at the time of his induction.
the Qur'an with Erik Furgal, '17, and
Amina Golden-Arabaty, '19, in the Center
for Arab and Islamic Studies at SBU.
progress in the search for St. Bonaven-
ture's next president.
sulting firm Witt/Kieffer have conducted
12 group listening sessions with students,
faculty, deans, administration, staff,
alumni, friars, members of the Board of
Trustees, and key community stakehold-
ers. Information shared during those lis-
tening sessions -- as well as feedback
Input Form -- was integral to the Presi-
dential Search Committee's drafting of the
website as a national advertising cam-
derstand St. Bonaventure's unique history,
mission and opportunities.
ing applicants for review by the full Presi-
dential Search Committee.
will begin interviewing candidates. During
this portion of the search, work will be
conducted with the confidentiality neces-
sary to attract the strongest applicant