“The Quest” will be rebroadcast on the global Catholic television network EWTN

The quest is such an exciting initiative for the University of Dallas because it showcases our unique holistic approach to the Christian life story,” said Shannon Valenzuela, Ph.D., BA ’00, UD Affiliate Assistant Professor of Humanities, who wrote, directed, and narrated the series. “Through the stunning visual support of the film and our ongoing partnership with EWTN, we are able to share the story of love and hope, courage and perseverance, and enduring friendship with each other and with God in a way that we hope will be compelling and encouraging.”

WHAT: The quest broadcast on EWTN with a special live event

WHEN: The quest will be broadcast daily on EWTN March 27-31 to 10 p.m. Central, 11 p.m. East. Additionally, the episodes will be broadcast daily March 28-April 1 at noon Central on the university social media channelsfollowed by a live Q&A with UD professors featured in The quest.

Check out the full schedule and RSVP at quest.udallas.edu/live.

WHO: Shannon Valenzuelaauthor and director of The questwill serve as daily host, and five University of Dallas faculty members featured in The quest The miniseries will participate in the live Q&A session, including:

  • Richard Doughteryprofessor of politics
  • Irene Alexanderassistant professor of theology
  • susan hanssenassociate professor of history
  • Anthony Nussmeierassociate professor of Italian
  • Dad Thomas EspositoO.Cist., assistant professor of theology

Since its beginnings the EWTN in November 2021, The quest collected significant audience and media attention from notable outlets across the country. Content for the series is drawn from interviews with professors featured in the University of Dallas’ free online course program, Studies in Catholic Faith and Culturewhere lifelong learners can explore the many ways in which the human person has been understood in Catholic and classical traditions.

The quest beautifully communicates many of the central themes that our faculty explores with our students as they study the great works of Western civilization in the classroom every day,” said University of Dallas President Jonathan J.Sanford, Ph.D., executive producer of the series. “Live courageously, persevere through adversity, and discover the ultimate truth in God are hallmarks of a UD education that we are thrilled and proud to share with the world,” Sanford added.

The quest is a project of University of Dallas’ St. Ambrose Center for Catholic Liberal Education and Culturewhose initiatives seek to extend the university’s commitment to the pursuit of wisdom, truth, and virtue in the world.

Viewer resources:

The quest episodes, as well as free downloadable resources for individuals and discussion groups, are available at quest.udallas.edu.

About University of Dallas

Located in one of the largest and fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States, the University of Dallas is a nationally recognized Catholic liberal arts university with campuses in Irving, TXand Roma, Italy. Recognized for the academic rigor of its undergraduate common core, rooted in the great works of Western civilization and the Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of Dallas also offers flexible graduate degrees in business, liberal arts, and ministry, all taught by exceptional faculty who are dedicated to the pursuit of wisdom, truth, and virtue. For more information, visit udallas.edu.

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