Monday, November 18, 2013
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FROM THE COLLEGE
Congratulations to Erin Williams! Erin was recognized this morning
at the SLU Stars breakfast. Following is the text from the program:
Erin has a deep and broad understanding of not only policies and processes, but
the underlying reasons for them. She is able to tease out subtleties and gray areas
and is a consistent resource for many colleagues, even outside the College. Erin has
reached out to help her counterparts in other colleges. She shares information, taking
the extra time out of her own busy schedule, to give thorough background information,
so others can benefit. Erin serves the students by taking extra time to personally see
that items are taken care of so that students can be conferred their degrees in as timely a
manner as possible. She is respectful of colleagues, even under stress and time constraints.
A collaborative problem solver, Erin consistently takes on complex challenges, and enjoys
learning how things work and how they can work better. She grasps new information quickly
and raises valuable questions and considerations. Erin has a gentle and tactful way of raising
questions. Others go to her for guidance for situations that require a thoughtful response
when the answer is not readily apparent. Along with all of this, Erin continues to develop
herself through further education. She is an invaluable resource to her colleagues, which
ultimately helps our students.
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Free speech champion Mary Beth Tinker, who made headlines as a
teenage girl who precipitated a landmark 1969 U.S. Supreme Court case
that protected the First Amendment rights of students and teachers, will
speak at SLU on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Saint Louis Room
of the BSC. The event is sponsored by the Department of Communication
and is open to the public.
Mary Beth was one of a handful of students in her community who wore black
armbands to school to protest the Vietnam War. For that, she was suspended
(and her family received death threats). She sued, and her case eventually got
to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled in her favor. In Tinker v. Des Moines
Independent Community School District, the Supreme Court famously ruled that
students and teachers do not "shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech
or expression at the schoolhouse gate."
This fall, Mary Beth and First Amendment attorney Mike Hiestand are touring the
country on the "Tinker Tour," visiting colleges, law schools, and high schools to
promote civics education, youth voices, free speech, and a free press. The tour
has been endorsed by many of the country's leading civics education, civil rights,
journalism, and journalism education groups. For more information about the tour,
visit the tour's website: http://tinkertourusa.org/about/tinkertour/
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The third annual Saint Louis University Art Fair, themed "Where Creativity Touches Lives," will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec 10, in the Wool Ballroom of Busch Student Center. University artists can showcase their talents the third annual event. A portion of the proceeds from the fair will benefit "Allies for Inclusion: The Ability Exhibit."
Call for Artists! The SLU Art Fair committee, a subgroup of the MOVE committee, seeks artists for the fair. University faculty, student artists, staff, alumni and immediate family members of the SLU community are eligible to take part, and all creative media are welcome.
There is a $25 non-refundable registration fee (waived for SLU students) to cover the cost of the fair. The registration fee is waived for SLU students.
Set-up for the event will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9. Anyone interested in taking part should complete the Artist Information Form and use the online payment form to pay for registration.
Michael Barber, S.J., edited and published a set of the writings of
Alfred Schutz entitled Collected Papers VI: Literary Reality and Relationships
(Springer Press). He also edited with Jochen Dreher Alfred Schutz, Schriften
zur Literatur, vol. 8 of the Die Alfred Schutz Werkausgabe (University of
Konstanz Press).Barber and Dreher also edited The Interrelation of Phenomenology,
Social Sciences, and the Arts (Springer). At the recent meeting of the Society for
Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy in Eugene Oregon at the end of October,
Barber served as a panelist in a session entitled "Husserl's Concept of Animate Organism:
Analysis, Elaborations, and Implications." The edited volume on phenomenology, social
sciences, and the arts was also discussed in a session at the Society for Phenomenology
and the Human Sciences. At that society's meeting, Barber also presented a paper entitled
"Bodily Transference, Passive Synthesis, and Culture."
MODERN AND CLASSICAL LANGUAGES
Dr. Claudia Karagoz, Assistant Professor of Italian in the department of Modern and
Classical Languages, published a book chapter entitled "Poetry as Social Engagement:
Margherita Guidacci's Ars Ethica." in The Politics of Poetics: Poetry and Social Activism
in Early-Modern through Contemporary Italy. Ed. Federica Santini and Giovanna Summerfield.
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013. 103-120.
Dr. Karagoz also gave a presentation entitled "Motherhood and Violence in Contemporary
Italian Women's Writing." at the international conference Motherhood in post-1968 European
Women's Writing: Cross-Cultural and Interdisciplinary Dialogues, at the University of London,
UK, 24-26 October 2013.
Dr. Annie Smart, Professor of French in the department of Modern and
Classical Languages, presented the paper "Greening 19th-century French Studies:
Natural Philosophy in Chateaubriand and Sand," at the Nineteenth Century French
Studies Colloquium in Richmond, VA, October 24-26, 2013.
On October 14 Dr. Sydney Norton, a member of the German faculty in the
Department of Modern and Classical Languages, presented the lecture and
workshop Looking at and Teaching Postwar German Art to ninety docents at
the Saint Louis Art Museum. Her chronology of France's Second Empire has
been published in the exhibition catalogue Impressionist France: Visions of Nation
from Le Gray to Monet, Yale University Press, 2013.
Dr. Jean-Louis Pautrot, Professor of French in the department of Modern and
Classical Languages, coordinated the showing of an evening of French theater
and songs based on the life of Belgian songwriter Jacques Brel.
The show titled "Jacques Brel ou l'impossible rêve" was performed by the Caravague
troupe from Paris on Nov 3rd at St. Louis Priory School, with an attendance of nearly
300. The show was sponsored by SLU's department of Modern and Classical Languages,
in collaboration with Webster U, Washington U, U of Missouri St. Louis, The Alliance
Française, the Société Française of St. Louis, the Jane M. and Bruce P. Robert Foundation,
the St. Louis chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French, and St. Louis Priory
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