2016 Grueber Awards
The annual Grueber Awards for Globalization at Saint Louis University were presented to Annie Smart, Patrick McCarthy, Patrick Schrauth, Barb Rajski and Emily Haas on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 in the Center for Global Citizenship at Saint Louis University.
The Grueber Awards recognize members of the SLU community who share in the innovative and daring spirit by advancing the international and global mission of Johann Grueber, an early Jesuit of Saint Louis University.
David Borgmeyer, Ph.D., director and assistant professor of the Center for International Studies, poses with 2016 Grueber Award winners Barb Rajski (student); Patrick McCarthy, associate dean of Libraries and director of the Medical Center Library; Annie Smart, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures; and Patrick Schrauth (student).
Emily Haas, (student, unable to attend ceremony) poses with David Borgmeyer, Ph.D.
Annie Smart has been at SLU since 1993, and involved with the International Studies program for nearly as long. As a full professor of French and chair of the Department of Languages Literatures, and Cultures, few have been as consistent or vocal advocates for international education on SLU's campus. Her own scholarship and teaching is fundamentally international. Her collaborations with International Studies includes work on the Advisory Board, and the Curriculum Committee, as well as academic collaborations, including the recent WWI symposium in 2014, and the current exhibition on German immigrant Abolitionists in Missouri.
Patrick McCarthy is a graduate of SLU's history program. He is associate dean and directs the SLU Medical Center Library. Since the early 1990s, Patrick has been an indefatigable advocate and supporter of the Bosnian diaspora in St. Louis. He helped found the St. Louis Bosnian Resettlement Assistance Network and the St. Louis Bosnian Student Project. He is a board member of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a senior advisor to the Bosnia Memory Project and a consultant to its traveling exhibition Prijedor, Lives from the Bosnian Genocide. His most recent publication, Ethnic St. Louis, documents the historical and contemporary diversity of the many groups of immigrants who have come to call St. Louis home.
Patrick Schrauth is managing the commitments of being a Billiken athlete. A triple major in Political Science, French, and International Studies, he will graduate with honors this spring. A member of the International Studies honor society, Sigma Iota Rho, and after an internship at St. Louis's International institute serving immigrant populations, Patrick will take his swimming skills after graduation into the United States Navy, where we will report for Officer Candidate School in the late summer.
A native speaker of Polish, Barb Rajski has also studied Spanish and Italian. She will graduate summa cum laude and a double major in Communications Sciences and Disorders and International Studies. She has been named the Communications Sciences and Disorders outstanding senior for this year. She is in the university honors program, and found time to spend a semester in Rome. She was an active English language partner and tutor, and interned at the International Institute, teaching literacy and citizenship classes - where she even found mistakes in their curriculum and helped to correct them.
Emily Haas is an international woman for others. A quadruple major in psychology, Latin American studies, Spanish, and international studies, with an extra minor in Urban Poverty Studies, she will graduate magna cum laude in May. She has studied abroad in El Salvador and Argentina, both in the solidarity- and service- oriented Casa programs. She traveled to Mumbai on International Studies' Conversations in Globalization multilateral travel course, and then returned this year as a tutor. She is the co-president of SLU's chapter of Sigma Iota Rho, the International Studies honor society, into which she was inducted as a junior, and is also involved with university mastersingers, campus ministry, and plays a mean guitar.
PREVIOUS GRUEBER AWARD RECIPIENTS
2015-- Dr. Gerardo Camilo, Fr. David Fleming, Ms. Caitlin Johnson & Mr. Tim Wilhelm
2014-- Dr. Bert Barry, Ms. Julia Brucks, Dr. Carolina Aznar & Ms. Sara Rahim
2013--Michael Barber, S.J., Dr. Thomas Finan, Mr. Matt Jones, Ms. Meiqing July He
2012--Ms. Jane Beckerle, Dr. Richard Colignon, Mr. Timothy Troung
2011--Ms. Beth Fluhr, Dr. Kathleen Llewellyn, Mr. Ben Stephan, Ms. Mary Wolf
2010--Mr. Joe Adorjan, Ms. Anelga Doumanian, Dr. Ruben Rosario, Dr. Eleonore Stump