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Save the Date!

Posted by Catholic Distance University on Thu, May 04, 2017 @ 11:20 AM

CDU’s Gala and Graduation Celebration will be Saturday, November 4th at the Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel. 

CDU is proud to announce our 2017 Founder’s Award Recipient: Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D.


Father Robert Spitzer is a Catholic Priest in the Jesuit order and is currently the President of the Magis Center and the Spitzer Center. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to meet and help us honor Father Spitzer at CDU’s Gala.

Former President of Gonzaga University, Father Spitzer is an amazing leader, personality, writer, and teacher.  You may recognize him from “Father Spitzer’s Universe” or another of the seven series he produced for EWTN.  You have probably seen one of his many TV appearances on: Larry King Live (debating Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow), the Today Show (debating on the topic of active euthanasia), The History Channel in “God and The Universe,” a multiple part PBS series “Closer to the Truth,” and the Hugh Hewitt Show.

Father Spitzer published 8 books and wrote the online Encyclopedia of Reason and Faith. He has also authored many scholarly articles and made hundreds of presentations to learned societies and government agencies both nationally and internationally.

With his academic specialties in philosophy of science, particularly space-time theory and transcendent implications of contemporary big bang cosmology, and organizational ethics and its relationship to personal and cultural transformation, Father Spitzer had an award-winning teaching career at Georgetown University, Seattle University and Gonzaga University. 

Along his journey, Father Spitzer also founded seven major national institutes!

As a valuable contributor to the CDU faculty, Father Spitzer designed the graduate course Evidence for the Existence of God.

Look for your Gala 2017 invitation soon. Please email if you have new contact information. 

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