Monday, November 26, 2012
From the College
In the University
Faculty Publications, Presentations, Awards
Department Community Events
Community Outreach, Partnerships, Media Events
External Funding, Research Productivity
This is my last Newsletter before retiring on November 30, 2012. I've truly enjoyed publishing the Newsletter over the last 19 years in its many changing formats!
Jeremy Nagle, the College's Web Content Developer, will now be responsible for collecting your submissions; editing, writing and sending out the weekly A&S Newsletter. Please email Jeremy your events, publications and presentations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm really looking forward to receiving Jeremy's Newsletter and being kept up-to-date with all your news and accomplishments!
Wishing you all the best,
2013 Arts & Sciences Excellence Awards
Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Awards
Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring Award
Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award
Excellence in Graduate Mentoring Award
Excellence in Adjunct Teaching Award
Arts and Sciences Staff Excellence Award
Faculty from the College of Arts & Sciences as well as undergraduates with majors in the College and graduate students pursuing an advanced degree are encouraged to submit nominations for the College's Annual Excellence Awards. One full-time professor in each of the College divisions (humanities, sciences, social sciences) will be chosen for an Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award. An Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring Award will be given to one full-time faculty member from the College.
An Excellence in Graduate Teaching and an Excellence in Graduate Mentoring will be awarded to a faculty member in Graduate Education. An Excellence in Adjunct Teaching Award and an Arts and Sciences Staff Excellence Award are also being offered this year. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to submit nominations for the Staff Excellence Award.
Access your nomination forms here and submit your nomination by email to CASAwards@slu.edu.
Deadline to submit nominations: Wednesday, December 19, 2012.
Season Tickets: $25 for SLU Faculty and Staff; $20 for all students. And that includes all four shows!
Call the box office: 314-977-3327
Lilly Graduate Fellows Program
The Lilly Fellows Program is offering 16 fellowships of $3000 per year for three years for those considering a career teaching at religiously-affiliated colleges and universities. Those selected will comprise a cohort that will attend four national conferences over three years at Lilly's expense. Lilly Graduate Fellows and their mentors will also participate in a distance colloquium that involves group readings and discussions over the course of the three year program. This colloquium requires an average time commitment of 2-3 hours per week. The students in the current two cohorts have given the program extremely high praise, citing not only the enriching discussions in the biweekly colloquium but also the emotional and spiritual support that their mentors and fellow students have offered in withstanding the rigors of graduate school This fellowship is available to those who plan to enroll in a Ph.D., M.F.A. or Th.D. program in the fall of 2013 in any of the following disciplines: art; art history; creative writing; history; interdisciplinary studies; languages and literatures; music; music history; philosophy; religion; rhetoric; theater history; and theater arts. Applicants must have received a B.A. from SLU no earlier than April, 2008 and no later than June, 2013.
Saint Louis University will nominate three students by November 15 and is looking actively to solicit nominations. If you know of students planning to enter a Ph.D. program in the humanities in the fall of 2012, could you please contact them directly to inform them of this program or urge them to contact Mark Edward Ruff in the Department of History at email@example.com. The student will need to send a one page letter of interest by November 12 to Dr. Ruff.
You can find additional information on the program at: http://www.lillyfellows.org/GraduateFellowsProgram.aspx.
For more information, you can contact the Lilly Fellows program at Valparaiso University directly via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 219-464-5317.
IN TOUCH WITH THE ARTISTS FROM WILDWOOD PRESS
Please join us for a special gallery talk, featuring our current exhibit, Mark Making: Prints from Wildwood Press, in which artists present their insights into their creative process of printmaking.
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 5:30 - 7 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.)
Mary Judge, maryjudge.com
The gallery talk will offer an informal environment, allowing each artist to share information about her artworks, including her inspiration and the rich, collaborative exchange between artist and printer. Maryanne Ellison Simmons, master printmaker and founder of Wildwood Press, will be also be in-gallery for the talk.
Following the gallery tour and discussion, each artist will share a selection of her non-displayed work for viewing and discussion.
Mark Making: Prints from Wildwood Press continues through November 30.
More about the artist:
Mary Judge lives and works in both New York City and St Louis. At its core, Judge's art can be viewed as an image of an image of time. This subtle but distinct splitting, whether consciously intended or not, would seem to account for its singular urgency. The humanist ideal that originated with the Renaissance is such a manifestly irreducible component of her aesthetic bloodline that it all but insists upon acknowledgment if she is to maintain the integrity of her work and assert the totality of her thinking.
Call for Papers: The Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Deadline for submission of papers is December 15, 2012.
For more information and to submit your proposal, see the poster below.
2013 Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week Program
Advocacy in a Globalized World: From the Classroom to the Frontline
April 8 - 12, 2013
The 2013 Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week program will be held the week of April 8 - 12. 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 2013 Atlas Program is "Advocacy in a Globalized World: From the Classroom to the Frontline". The Atlas Planning Committee is pleased to announce that John Prendergast will deliver the keynote address at the Atlas Week Signature Symposium on Thursday, April 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the Wool Ballrooms of the Busch Student Center. He will serve as a visiting peace practioner for two days at SLU (April 10th and 11th) and participate in several other organized events.
John Prendergast is a human rights activist and best-selling author who has worked for peace in Africa for over 25 years. He is the co-founder of the Enough Project, an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity affiliated with the Center for American Progress. During the Clinton administration, John was involved in a number of peace processes in Africa while he was the Director of African Affairs at the National Security Council and Special Advisor to Susan Rice at the Department of State. John has also worked for two members of Congress, UNICEF, Human Rights Watch, the International Crisis Group, and the U.S. Institute of Peace. He has been a Big Brother for over 25 years, as well as a youth counselor and a basketball coach.
John is the author or co-author of ten books. His newest book, Unlikely Brothers, released in May 2011, is a dual memoir co-authored with his first little brother in the Big Brother program. His previous two books were co-authored with Don Cheadle: Not On Our Watch, a New York Times bestseller and NAACP non-fiction book of the year, and The Enough Moment: Fighting to End Africa's Worst Human Rights Crimes , which focuses on building a popular movement against genocide and other human rights crimes..
Under the Enough Project umbrella, John has helped create a number of initiatives and campaigns. With George Clooney, he helped launch the Satellite Sentinel Project, which aims to prevent conflict and human rights abuses through satellite imagery. With Tracy McGrady and other NBA stars, John co-founded the Darfur Dream Team Sister Schools Program to fund schools in Darfurian refugee camps and create partnerships with schools in the United States. He helped launch two campaigns under Enough: the Raise Hope for Congo Campaign, highlighting the issue of conflict minerals that fuel the war there, and Sudan Now, focused on bringing peace to that embattled country. John is a board member and serves as Strategic Advisor to Not On Our Watch, the organization founded by George Clooney, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, and Brad Pitt.
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. Past events have included special lectures, roundtable discussions, open classes, international films, cultural performances, and special exhibits. The Atlas Planning Committee will begin accepting submissions shortly with information on the submission process to follow.
Atlas Week will open with an Interfaith Prayer Service on Monday, April 8th in St. Francis Xavier College Church. The program will conclude on Friday, April 12th with the Parade of Nations and the Billiken World Festival. For more information or to get involved in the planning process, please contact Michelle Lorenzini at email@example.com.University-wide Testing Center
The University-wide Testing Center has moved from Pius Library to Room 103, Beracha Hall, 3721 Laclede Avenue.(Click on address for University map.)
You can submit material for the College of Arts and Sciences Newsletter to:
Jeremy Nagle by Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. via email or by Google newsletter submission form. Please be sure to include your department in your submission. Please do not re-submit information for the Newsletter. One submission is all that is necessary, your calendar item will continue to run in subsequent Newsletters until the event has taken place or the deadline has expired.
Through December 1 (see specific dates below)
Department of Fine and Performing Arts:
Saint Louis University Faculty Exhibition
Boileau Hall, 38 Vandeventer (westernmost end of West Pine Mall)
Convenient parking in front of the building
Gallery open on the following dates from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Other times are available through appointment by calling Rick Dunn, 977-3105.
The 2012 Annual Faculty Exhibition displays recent work from full-time faculty and adjuncts in the studio art program at Saint Louis University. These research endeavors are in a variety of media - ceramics, drawing, digital art, fibers, metals, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.
Through December 16, 2012
Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA)
3700 West Pine Boulevard
Patrick Graham/Thirty Years: The Silence Becomes the Painting
Patrick Graham: "The silence becomes the painting, the painting comes from silence. It is the moment when painting is no longer an act of doing or making but of receiving."
A thirty-year retrospective of work by one of Ireland's most important contemporary artists.
Peter Selz, exhibition curator: Graham confronts the viewer with drawings and paintings of shattering force...he makes us aware that great painting has a presence and a future.
Department of Fine and Performing Arts:
Jim Burwinkel's work "Divide" has been accepted in Art St. Louis XXVIII Exhibition.
The opening reception is November 10 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Juror's Gallery Talk preceeding reception from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Art St. Louis XXVIII Exhibition, 555 Washington Avenue #150, 63101
See for artstlouis.org for more information.
The exhibition was juried by Richard West. Mr. Richard V. West is an art historian, curator, author and Director Emeritus of the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, WA. Over his career, he has curated exhibits that reveal his interest in both the fine arts & popular culture-exhibitions ranging from "Munich and American Realism in the Nineteenth Century" (1978) to "Children of the Yellow Kid: The Evolution of the American Comic Strip" (1998). In recent years, West has concentrated on exhibitions, essays, and lectures highlighting the work of contemporary artists who are redefining the boundaries of representation, from Odd Nerdrum to Mark Ryden. West has also juried or co-juried national and regional exhibitions, including Watercolor USA, Art Maui, and Expressions West, as well as serving as guest curator for the Miami Art Fair. He is currently preparing a monograph on American painter & illustrator Rockwell Kent. West has served on the Professional Practices Committee of the College Art Association and the Ethics & Standards Committee of the Association of Art Museum Directors.
Women's Studies: Fall Business Meeting and Advisory Board Meeting
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Penny Weiss would like all committees to report on their activity and upcoming plans. Email Jennifer Semsar if you have questions.
"Come join us for a light breakfast while we go over and update you on what is happening with the Women's Studies program.
The hope is to have all faculty and students affiliated with the program get together and touch base before the craziness of the holidays and end of semester starts. Everyone is welcome!"
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SLU Domain Google Calendars
If you have a question about a College of Arts and Sciences Meeting time or location or checking on a deadline, please check the "College - AS - meetings and deadlines" Google calendar.
In Google Calendar go to "Other Calendars" section
Click on "ADD"
Click on "Browse Interesting Calendars"
Click on "Resources for slu.edu"
and then look for College (1) and click on it and you will access the "College - AS - meetings and deadlines" Google Calendar.
You can also view the College of Arts and Sciences Meeting calendar on
http://www.slu.edu/x12577.xml without adding it to your calendars.
Holiday Rooms in Bloom
The Historic Samuel Cupples House
Dec. 6 - Dec. 9
Save the date(s) and celebrate!
Join us for our annual Holiday Rooms in Bloom event at the Historic Samuel Cupples House.
Once again, St. Louis' premiere florists have drawn their inspiration from the artwork, ambiance and overall beauty of the historic mansion to create radiant arrangements that reflect and celebrate the beauty of the holiday season.
In addition to the talents of our participating florists, the Saint Louis University chapter of Alpha Phi Omega will lend their creativity, energy and enthusiasm to enrich the holiday spirit at Cupples House.
The doors open for Holiday Rooms in Bloom at 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 6.
Pat McGonigle of KSDK, Channel 5, will inaugurate the holiday season at Cupples House and light the Christmas tree at approximately 5:45 p.m. The evening's festivities also include holiday favorites performed by members of Saint Louis University's Music Honor Society.
No admission charge. In the spirit of giving, visitors are encouraged to donate either a new or gently used item of winter clothing to benefit the St. Francis Xavier (College) Church parish help center.
For more information, please visit http://cupples.slu.edu or call 314.977.2666.
In addition to our appreciation to the members of Alpha Phi Omega, we would like to express our gratitude to the participating florists who have taken the time to make Cupples House a special place to be during the holiday season:
Always in Bloom
Botanicals Design Studio
Troy Flower Shop
Walter Knoll Florist
Wolf's Flower Shop
Holiday Rooms in Bloom Hours:
Thursday, December 6
Doors open at 5 p.m.
Lighting of the Cupples House Christmas Tree at 5:45 p.m.
Friday, December 7
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, December 8
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday, December 9
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Persuasive Politics 2012:
Presidential Campaign Memorabilia
The Saint Louis University Museum of Art is pleased to present Persuasive Politics 2012: Presidential Campaign Memorabilia.
The exhibition continues through Saturday, December 22.
Centuries of presidential campaign memorabilia from the collection of Saint Louis University benefactors, the late U.I. "Chick" Harris and his wife, Cecelia are contained in this impressive, yet eclectic exhibition. A George Washington coat button; an "I Like Ike" cigarette pack; and a Votomatic voting machine (with butterfly ballots) used in the 2000 presidential election in Palm Beach, Florida, are among more than 700 campaign items ranging from the historic and stoic to the contemporary and whimsical.For more information, please visit http://sluma.slu.edu or call 314.977.2666.
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COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS
Two CSD faculty members were honored at the 2012 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) convention in Atlanta. It is of note that only one other university in the country had more than one scholar receive recognition at this award ceremony.
Travis Threats, Ph.D., Professor and Chair was the recipient of the 2012 Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Contribution in International Achievement, which is typically given to one member per year.
The description for this award is below:
The Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Contribution in International Achievement is designed to recognize distinguished achievements and significant contributions in the area of communication disorders revealing great international impact from their work. ASHA members and non-members are eligible based on their work in one or more of the following areas: international education, publications, research, program development, administration, service delivery to persons with communication disorders.
Introduction given to Threats for this award:
"Travis Threats has made significant contributions in research, publications, and international educational though his work with the World Health Organization (WHO), the development of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF), and international presentations and book chapters on the ICF, rehabilitation ethics, and evidence-based practice. As ASHA's liaison to WHO, he is an active promoter and contributor to ICF for international populations with communication disorders. As principal investigator or consultant on several grants, he has contributed to research that informs the ICF. He also helped to incorporate the ICF framework into ASHA's scopes of practice for audiology and speech-language pathology."
Deborah Hwa-Froelich, Ph.D., Professor, was named as an 2012 ASHA Fellow, typically given to about 25 people per year.
The description of this award is as follows:
Fellowship is one of the highest honors the Association bestows. To be awarded Fellow, the nominee must have made outstanding contributions to the discipline of communication sciences and disorders.The key word for this award is "outstanding": the nominee must truly stand out among one's peers. The term implies contributions that are significant and would be so regarded within and beyond one's community or state. While there are thousands of members who fulfill their professional responsibilities competently, only a small percentage have, by virtue of the quality and amount of their contributions, distinguished themselves sufficiently to warrant recognition.
In the printed program, Dr. Hwa-Froelich was noted for the following: Authored 46 publications and a book, Supporting Development in Internationally Adopted Children; Participated in grants totaling $1 million dollars; and Founded/Directed an interdisciplinary international adoption clinic.
Accreditation report: CSD is pleased to report that we had a successful ASHA accreditation visit and received our official re-accreditation letter in July. We had no areas of non-compliance and the team commented on several strengths of our department including the following quotes:
- The site visit team felt that the faculty as a unit was a strength. Students commented on the open-door policy. Faculty willingness to listen and be available for students was cited by some undergraduates as a reason for wanting to attend SLU. There is obvious camaraderie among the faculty.
- Multicultural issues are infused throughout the curriculum. The focus on diversity and service to all is foundational to the university's mission and that is reflected in the department's actions. The site visit team felt that this was a strength.
- The site visit team felt that the leadership of Dr. Threats was a strength. Faculty, the dean, and the provost all commented on what a strong leader he is for the program. He is skillful in helping the department be such a strong entity on campus.
- Faculty appear to be supportive and value advising. The students recognize this and site visit team felt that this is a strength.
Lynda Campbell Memorial Lecture Series: Topics in Diversity
The Department hosted Jose Centeno, Ph.D., CCC/SLP, Chair & Associate Professor Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at St. John's University in October as the Fall Lynda Campbell Memorial Lecture: Topics in Diversity lecturer. His talk was titled "Bilingual Aphasia in Multilingual-Multicultural Communities." He spoke on cultural and diversity issues in assessment and treatment of persons with acquired neurogenic communication disorders in adults. He has a grant from ASHA concerning surveying speech-language pathology services for culturally and linguistically diverse adults in neurorehabilitation.
Carol Ackerson, M.A.: Carol Ackerson had two presentations at ASHA convention, with one being with fellow faculty member Richard McGuire, Ph.D..
Her other collaborators were former SLU graduate students Annie Filla and Amy Mangano and current graduate student Lorinda (Lindy) Breuer.
Ackerson, C., Filla, A., & Mangano, A. Case Study: Language/Literacy Outcomes of a Young Child with Williams Syndrome.
Breuer, L., McGuire, R., & Ackerson, C. Droid-Based AAC App for Expressive Vocabulary Development: A Curricular Approach
Ackerson also had an invited presented at the Parents as Teachers National Conference, which was titled "An Update on Speech/Language Skills: Developmental Milestones, Red Flags for Communication Impairments, and Caregiver Strategies to Promote Speech and Language/Literacy Skills in Everyday Routines."
Julie Hoffman, M.A.: Julie Hoffmann presented an invited day long workshop titled, "Effective Strategies for Treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech" for the South Western Illinois Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (SWISHA).
Julie Hoffmann presented a Short Course at the 2012 ASHA Convention titled, "Unique Considerations and Challenges in CAS Intervention".
Other co-presenters for this short course were Margaret Fish, M.S., Ruth Stoeckel, Ph.D, and Shelley Velleman, Ph.D..
Deborah Hwa-Froelich, Ph.D.: Dr. Hwa-Froelich was an invited speaker at the Clinical Augmentative Alternative Communication conference in St. Louis. Her presentation was entitled "Cultural considerations for persons with complex communication needs." She was also the keynote and invited speaker at the Van Riper Lecture Series in October at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI. The titles of her presentations were: 1) Best practices in early assessment and intervention with young children; 2) Supporting a variety of young children and their families: Alternative assessments; and 3) Socio-emotional frameworks for early childhood services.
Kerri Helms, MS: Kerri Helms gave two workshops for the Parents as Teachers National Center's. One was entitled "Screening with Otoacoustic Emission Technology". The other was a workshop was "Early Childhood Hearing Screening for BabyFACE Parent Educators." BabyFACE is the Family and Child Education program in the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools serving children age 5 and under.
Travis T. Threats, Ph.D.: Dr. Threats was the invited keynote speaker at the Clinical Augmentative Alternative Communication Conference in St. Louis. The title of his talk was "Application of the ICF and EBP to Augmentative/Alternative Communication".
Dr. Threats was an invited participant for ASHA's Summit on the Changing Health Care Landscape. Approximately 70 people were invited for a series of interactive talks and focus groups concerning how the professions can best position themselves for the upcoming changes in health care such as Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Dr. Threats was one of the speakers at this summit and spoke on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF).
Sara Steele, Ph.D.: Steele, S.C., Willoughby, L.M., & Mills, M.T. (2012). "Learning word meanings during reading: Effects of phonological and semantic cues on children with language impairment." International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. Advance online publication.
Travis Threats, Ph.D.: Threats, T. (2012). Use of the ICF to guide Patient Reported Outcome Measures. Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders.
Threats, T. (2012). WHO's International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health: A framework for clinical and research outcomes. In L.Golper & C. Frattali (Eds.). Outcomes: Principles and Practices in Speech-Language pathology. New York City, NY: Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc.
Dr. Eddie Clark and Dr. Cheryl Holt (SLU alum) published "Assessment of religious and spiritual capital in African American communities" in the Journal of Religion and Health.
Dr. Peter W. Martens won the award for the best essay on early Christian biblical interpretation this past weekend at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. The award was conferred by the Institute for Classical Christian Studies. The essay was published earlier this year: "Origen against History? Reconsidering the Critique of Allegory," Modern Theology 28 (2012): 635-656.
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