September 06, 2013

Jeanette Grider

'The Business of Life'

Event Details: 11:30 a.m., September 17, Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel, 7730 Bonhamme, Clayton, Mo. 63105

Heather Bednarek, Ph.D.

The John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University and the Aquinas Institute of Theology will present "The Business of Life" at a series of programs from September 2013 to March 2014.

Formerly known as the Aquinas Roundtable, the "Business of Life" is a lunchtime presentation and dialogue series for men and women interested in exploring the intersection of faith and spirituality in the marketplace.

Each session will be presented by a faculty member from SLU's John Cook School of Business in dialogue with faculty from the Aquinas Institute of Theology.

The series begins Tuesday, Sept. 17, with a discussion on the topic "Faith Based Health Care: Mission and Margin," featuring Heather Bednarek, Ph.D., chair of the economics department at SLU; and Brian Smith, senior director of mission integration and leadership formation for the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA).

Brian Smith

Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. with the lecture starting at noon. The registration fee, which includes lunch, is $25.00.

The programs will be held at the Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel, 7730 Bonhamme. Parking is free of charge.

Future programs (speakers to be announced) include:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 5: Truth in Advertising in a Consumer-Driven Society
  • Tuesday, Jan. 14: The Power of Generosity: Personally and Professionally
  • Tuesday, March 18: Managing Change: The Spirituality of Organizational Restructuring

For more information or to register, contact Diane Henderson at (314) 256-8856 or

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