The Hilliard Institute

The Hilliard Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation offering sensory education programing, experiential learning, and academic research and publishing while also supporting philanthropic initiatives through fundraising and educational training and activities—all under the umbrella of the concept of Educational Wellness

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Dr. Hilliard's Book Release in Ireland

Our very own Vice Chancellor and President, Dr. K. Mark Hilliard, is excited to announce his latest book release this summer--in Ireland!

Below is the announcement directly from Abbeyleix, Co. Laois, Ireland. 

- Abbeyleix / County Laois Talks/Book Signing Events, 5-18 June, 2017 - 

Dr. K. Mark Hilliard, B.S., M.S., D.Arts

Dr. Mark Hilliard, a behavioral science professor, will be back in Abbeyleix and traveling throughout County Laois this June 2017 to release his new book, The Crow’s Enchanted Dance: The Phenomenology of Sacred Place and Sacred Space.

The book will be launched in Ireland one month before its released in the United States. Dr. Hilliard retired in 2014 from O’More College, a college with deep Irish roots, founded by Eloise O’More and her children Donna and Rory O’More of the O’More clan from Laois. You might remember Dr. Hilliard from the many summers he oversaw O’More-Ireland, bringing students to live and study in Abbeyleix each year. 

After retiring from thirty years as a public educator, Dr. Hilliard opened The Hilliard Institute, a non-profit academic and philanthropic agency that conducts research and offers unique educational training opportunities throughout the United States, Ireland, and England. He is the author of seven books on everything from holistic wellness, to spirit-ritual, to global-competency, and now his latest book on the concept of sacred place and sacred. 

Professor Hilliard will be teaching a course at the Abbeyleix Further Education Centre on 5-16 of June (Abbeyleix FEC Art Department). 

He will be available for multiple book signings and talks about sacred place and space during the evenings and weekends during his time in County Laois. This unique summer education program plans to end with an art exhibition provided by the FEC students who take the course, along with a talk and book signing by Dr. Hilliard on 16th June 2017. 

Confirmed venues with dates and dates TBC are listed below.

Sacred Place and Sacred Space Talks and Book Signings, County Laois

June 2017
1. Abbeyleix Further Education Centre: Friday, June 16
2. Abbeyleix Heritage House: TBC
3. Blackhill Woods Retreat: TBC
4. Castle Durrow: TBC
5. Mountrath Community Forum: TBC

photo by Emily Mae Bergeron

photo by Emily Mae Bergeron