Make The Connection

Theory-to-Practice Grant, ‘C.S. Lewis, Reclaiming Virtues: Human Flourishing in the 21st Century’

October 30, 2014 – by Katie Nunner '15

Katie Nunner shares a moment with Stan Mattson, Ph.D., founder and president of the C.S. Lewis Foundation, while in England as part of a Theory-to-Practice Grant-supported experience.

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Ohio Wesleyan student Katie Nunner was inspired by the ‘city of dreaming spires’ when she visited Oxford and Cambridge, England, using an OWU-funded Theory-to-Practice Grant. (Photos courtesy of Katie Nunner ’16)

Katie Nunner shares a moment with Stan Mattson, Ph.D., founder and president of the C.S. Lewis Foundation, while in England as part of a Theory-to-Practice Grant-supported experience.

Name: Katie Nunner ’16
Major: Economics Management
Minor: Religion
Hometown: Naples, Florida
Experience: Theory-to-Practice Grant, “C.S. Lewis, Reclaiming Virtues: Human Flourishing in the 21st Century,” July 2014

Lessons Learned: “My time in Oxford and Cambridge, England, to attend Oxbridge with the C.S. Lewis Foundation and to learn more about C.S. Lewis’ legacy was truly magnificent.

“The beauty of the ‘city of dreaming spires’ and the historical context I was exposed to in person was fantastic.

“Lewis’ works of fiction in ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ and in his apologetic commentaries displayed in books like ‘Mere Christianity’ were brought to fruition in lectures given by leading thinkers including Eric Metaxas and Greg Thornbury.

“The conference also allowed the opportunity to attend different seminars in the afternoons.

“I especially was able to connect my coursework with my travel experience when I attended a ‘Business Ethics and Leadership Seminar,’ where I interacted with experienced businessmen and women, applying ideas of ethics and virtues to dilemmas faced by business leaders. I learned a lot about having character in business and in life.”