These years ... are your best opportunity to learn to love God with all your intellectual capacity. This is the time
for the sanctification of your intellect. Don't miss this opportunity. It is a privilege to take our place among Christians
through the centuries—and there are not so many of them—who are called to love God through the sanctification of
our intellects. That is the chief purpose for which you were called here ... Study as a witness of faith.
— Excerpted from the Opening Convocation sermon preached by Interim Dean Ellen F. Davis on August 25, 2015