Sociology professor named Educator of the Year at Marymount

Carlos Royal

Carlos Royal, an associate professor of Sociology at Marymount California University in Rancho Palos Verdes, was recently named the school’s Educator of the Year for 2013-2014 by fellow staff and faculty for his “stellar level of commitment and involvement to the Marymount Community.”

Among his varied teaching accomplishments, Royal was recognized for his dedication to his students, both in and outside of the classroom. He devoted personal time during spring break to lead a group of students, staff and community members on a trip to Cuba for service and cultural exchange, an experience that some of the participating students described as “life-changing.”

In addition, Royal actively supports students in Delta Epsilon Sigma, the national scholastic honor society he advises, and he regularly hosts “Wing Nights” with students, allowing them to develop familial relationships with faculty and with one another.

According to fellow Marymount staff and faculty, Professor Royal is also a “master of social media and technology … is thorough and organized … is detail-oriented and motivated by excellence … [and] is a joy to partner with in all academic projects.”


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‘Digging a well together’

Father Ronald Rolheiser, OMI

Christian de Cherge, the Trappist Abbott who was martyred in Algeria in 1996, was fond of sharing this story: He had a very close Muslim friend, Mohammed, and the two of them used to pray together, even as they remained aware of their differences as Muslim and Christian.  

Aware too that certain schools of thought, both Muslim and Christian, warn against this type of prayer out of a sense that the various faiths are not praying to the same God, the two of them didn’t call their sessions together prayer. Rather they imagined themselves as “digging a well together.”

 

 

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January 31, 2015

  • Saturday, January 31

    Nine-Hour Novena and Mass, 6:45 a.m., Saint Joseph the Worker Church, 19855 Shermann Way, Winnetka. Sponsored by the Infant Jesus of Prague Apostolic Group. For more information, contact Leo, (818) 633-3926. www.IJPAG.com

    Nun Run 5K, 8 a.m., Race starts on Dover Ave. in Thousand Oaks. Registration $25-35 and includes Nun Run T-shirt and pancake breakfast. For more information, email events@sndca.org or visit www.sndca.org/nunrun.

    Charismatic Mass with Healing Service, 8:30 a.m., St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 9451 Broadway, Temple City. Mass will be celebrated by Father Mark Strader.

     

     

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