Monday, January 13, 2014
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Nominations Now Accepted for 2014 Atlas Program "Coffee and Conversation" Events:
The Atlas Program Planning Committee is pleased to announce its call for nominations for its
first series of "Atlas Coffee and Conversation" events. Who would you like to sit down with
and learn more about their global initiatives? Is there a professor you would like to sit down
with and learn more about his or her international research and/or service activities? Is there
a fellow student you would like to have share their global experiences and how they are
working to make a difference in the world? Who emulates SLU's conception of "global
All members of the SLU community are eligible to be nominated. To nominate a member of
the SLU community to participate in a "Coffee and Conversation" event, please click here
Nominations will be accepted through January 24, 2014. Nominees selected will be asked to
speak during the Fourteenth Annual Atlas Program to be held March 31 - April 5, 2013. As
the "Coffee and Conversation" events are designed to provide an informal, small group setting,
spaces will be limited at these events and an R.S.V.P. will be required. Information on how to
attend these events will be provided in February of 2014.
The annual 200 Show presented by the Department of Fine and Performing Arts - Studio Art will open
Friday, December 6th, with an opening reception from 4:30 to 6:30pm, and continue through February
The 200 Show is an exhibit of student work created in the 200-level Studio Art classes. This includes
beginning classes in drawing, painting, printmaking, design, graphic design, color theory, photography,
ceramics, 3D design, metalsmithing, fibers, and computer art. Please come see the work of these
students and get a sense of the range of imagery and processes that students work with in these studio
The show is presented at McNamee Gallery in the lower level of Cupples House, 3673 West Pine Mall.
Come enjoy the reception and have a chance to speak with some of the student artists. It is free and all
are welcome. Gallery hours are Wednesday - Friday, 12pm-4pm, Saturday, 1pm - 4pm. The gallery is
closed December 18 - January 14.
For more information, please contact Denise Jones at 314-977-2410 or Rick Dunn at 314-977-3105.
2014 Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week Program
Education: Igniting the Flames of Change
March 31 - April 4, 2014
The Fourteenth Annual Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week program will
be held the week of March 31st - April 4th, 2014. One of the main goals
of the Atlas Program is to increase awareness of the global issues
that confront us today in an effort not only to promote discussion,
but also to inspire and inform action. It focuses on what we as global
citizens can do to contribute to a better life for all people now and in the
future. The Atlas Program is unique in that for one week of the year, it
brings together members of the University community to focus on the
global challenges that confront us in the 21st century.
The theme for the 2014 Atlas Program is "Education: Igniting the Flames
of Change". The Atlas Planning Committee is pleased to announce that
Shabana Basij-Rasikh will deliver the keynote address at the Atlas Week
Signature Symposium on Thursday, April 3 at 5:30 p.m. in the Wool Ballrooms
of the Busch Student Center. She will be visiting SLU for two days (April 2nd
and 3rd) to share her advocacy efforts and her inside views on Afghanistan.
To learn more about Shabana, please click here.
We welcome and encourage all faculty, staff, and students to participate in
the program and share their international knowledge, scholarship, and service
with the wider university community. The deadline to submit an event is February
5, 2014 . To submit an event, please click here.
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The SLU Prison Program transitions to College of Arts and Sciences:
In November 2013 the Saint Louis University Prison Program transitioned
from the School for Professional Studies (SPS) to the College of Arts and
Sciences. The Prison Program began as an initiative within the Department
of Theological Studies in 2007, and has become a work embraced by a
number of departments and programs on the Frost and Medical campuses.
The program was overseen by SPS from August 2010 to October 2013. It
now includes an associate of arts degree, an arts and education program
that delivers special events and workshops, and reentry programming that
assists the Department of Corrections in preparing men for release from
prison. The work is focused on the Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and
Correctional Center (ERDCC) in Bonne Terre, Missouri. Kenneth Parker,
director of the program stated, "We are delighted to return to the oversight
of the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and grateful for the
collaboration with former SPS dean, Jennifer Giancola, during the initial
implementation of the associate of arts degree. Her leadership was key to
the early success of this work." Dean Barber has expressed strong support
for the Prison Program, which reflects the Catholic Jesuit mission of Saint Louis
The SLU Prison Program has been sustained by grants and gifts totaling over
$500,000 to date, and has built a strong collaborative relationship with the
Missouri Department of Corrections. Networks of cooperative engagement also
exist with Saint Louis City, the Federal Probation Office in Saint Louis, and other
government and non-profit organizations. In April 2013, the program hosted the
Third Annual National Conference on Higher Education in Prisons. Mentoring of
emerging programs at Washington University and Greenville College, and
advocacy for the creation of programs at Boston College, College of the Holy
Cross, and Loyola University of Chicago, mark the SLU Prison Program as a
national leader in the movement to bring higher education to prisons.
During Kenneth Parker's sabbatical in spring 2014, Dr. Karen Barney, Professor
Emerita and recently retired chair of the Department of Occupational Science &
Occupational Therapy, will serve as Acting Director of the SLU Prison Program.
Dean Barber observed, "Professor Barney brings a wealth of professional and
administrative experience to this role, and has a vision for collaboration between
SLU's professional schools, colleges, and departments that will expand the
internal university network engaged in this vital work with the Missouri Department
of Corrections." Parker will return to this administrative role at the conclusion of his
For more information on the SLU Prison Program, or to explore ways to
become involved in this important work, please contact Julie O'Heir, Community
Outreach Coordinator for the Prison Program: email@example.com.
FACULTY PUBLICATIONS, PRESENTATIONS, AWARDS
Dr. Eddie Clark and Dr. Cheryl Holt (SLU alum) co-authored
"Religious involvement and health behaviors in a
national sample of African Americans: The role of
religious coping" in the American Journal of Health
Judith Gibbons (Psychology) and Karen Smith Rotabi edited a book that
was recently selected for the 2013 Choice Outstanding Academic Title award.
The reference is:
Gibbons, J. L., & Rotabi, K. S. (Eds.) (2012). Intercountry Adoption: Policies,
Practices, Outcomes. Farnham, Surrey, UK: Ashgate.
Comprising just over 9 percent of the more than 25,000 titles submitted to
Choice in 2013, Outstanding Academic Titles are the "the best of the best".
Only a select group of publishers and authors are represented on such a list.
Ph.D. candidate Jason Fossella published an article, "'Waiting only for a
Pretext': A New Chronology for the Sixth-Century Byzantine Invasion
of Spain," Estudios bizantinos 1 (2013): 30-38. It can be downloaded
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