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SLU Kicks Off the 2013-14 Theatre Season with April De Angelis' Playhouse Creatures
Fridays and Saturdays, October 4, 5 and 11, 12 All 8PM
Sunday, October 13 - 2PM
University Theatre - Xavier Hall, 3733 West Pine Mall
Tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for Saint Louis University faculty members, and $7 for students.
For tickets, call Saint Louis University Theatre's box office at 314‐977‐3327, and for
more information visit
The year is 1669, a bawdy and troublesome time in England. Theaters
have just reopened after seventeen years of Puritan suppression and
the new king permits, for the first time, actresses to appear on stage.
Audiences often come more to gawk at the female display than to appreciate
dramatic talent. Focusing on five of the most famous of these "playhouse
creatures", the play provides a moving and often comic account of the precarious
lives of Restoration actresses as they struggle for recognition and a new role for
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Saint Louis University
September 27-November 16
Opening Reception September 27 4:30-6:30
This year's faculty exhibition at Saint Louis University features work by fourteen artists. A variety of media will be on display ranging from painting and sculpture to metals and photography. The artists featured in this exhibition are: Amy Bautz, Ilene Berman, Martin Brief, Jim Burwinkel, Sage Dawson, Deborah Douglas, Richard Dunn, Peg Fetter, Becky Grass, David Johnson, Nila Petty, Sharron Pollack, Terri Shay, and Theodore Wood.
FINE & PERFORMING ARTS
London Spring Break 2014
FPA is sponsoring a Spring Break in London, March 8-15, 2014. All SLU students, faculty
and friends are eligible to sign-up. As many as three FPA faculty members will accompany
the group and give extra insight to theatre, music, and art excursions. Included are:
Westminster Abbey, St. P aul's Cathedral, National Gallery, Globe Theatre tour and workshop
OR National Theatre Backstage Tour and a trip to Shakespeare's Birthplace, including a seat
to a production by the Royal Shakespeare Company.
REGISTRATION deadline: Friday, October 11, 2013
How to sign -up for the trip
Go to tour website at:
www.hemispheretravel.com and follow the directions below:
- Click on the 'Online Payments and Tour Center' button located on the RIGHT side of the
- You must obtain your login information by clicking on the link "First Time User".
- Next, enter your chosen ID and PASSWORD.
- Login to your account and follow the directions to sign-up for the trip-you must have
the SLU London Trip code: 14TA6525
- Please note that you may make four payments according to the schedule given. The first payment is $625.
INFO MEETINGS-EVERYONE IS INVITED!!
Friday, September 20 at Noon in Xavier Hall 332
Tuesday, September 24 at 12:30 in Xavier Hall 128
Wednesday, October 2 at Noon in Xavier Hall 171
London Spring Break website at: http://www.slu.edu/x14264.xml
Applied Creative Thinking: Innovative Approaches for Teaching and Learning
Thursday, October 10
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Busch Student Center, Wool Ballroom
This interactive workshop will introduce the idea of applied creative thinking while distilling research on creativity and whether creative thinking can be taught. Participants will be prompted to consider the place of creativity in their own disciplines and will be introduced to practical strategies for teaching students to think creatively. This session will provide hands-on "play" time for participants to identify practical ways they can teach students to think creatively in their own disciplines.
Intended Audience: All SLU Faculty and Graduate Students
Register by clicking here.
About Russell Carpenter
Dr. Russell Carpenter directs the Noel Studio for Academic Creativity at Eastern Kentucky University where he is also Assistant Professor of English. He completed his doctoral work in Texts & Technology at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Carpenter serves as Vice President of the Southeastern Writing Center Association (SWCA) and Vice-Chair of the National Association of Communication Centers (NACC). His books include Higher Education, Emerging Technologies, and Community Partnerships (with Dr. Melody Bowdon), Cases on Higher Education Spaces: Innovation, Collaboration, and Technology, and The Routledge Reader on Writing Centers and New Media (with Dr. Sohui Lee). With Dr. Bowdon, he also co-edited a special issue of the Community Literacy Journal on digital technologies and community literacy. He is currently co-editing a digital book, Sustainable Learning Spaces, and co-authoring a book on creative approaches to multimodal composition. Through his work launching the Minor in Applied Creative Thinking, he also co-authored the Introduction to Applied Creative Thinking with Drs. Charlie Sweet and Hal Blythe. The next book in the series published in February 2013: Teaching Applied Creative Thinking with Drs. Sweet, Blythe, and Apostel. In 2012, they also co-founded the New Forums series on Applied Creative Thinking.
The English Department Research Colloquia at Saint Louis University
All presentations will take place in Adorjan 142, unless otherwise announced.
Tuesday, October 1, 2-3 p.m.
Stephen Casmier, "The Indomitable 'Zip Coon' and the Domestication of Black Power"
Tuesday, November 5, 4-5 p.m.
Ellen Crowell, "Oscar Wilde's Tomb: Silence and the Aesthetics of Queer Memorial"
Tuesday, December 10, 4-5 p.m, 332 Xavier Hall
Graduate student Presentations
Thomas Roland, "Games as texts in the Middle Ages and today"
Ina Seethaler, "Immigrant Women's Life Writing as Political Rhetoric"
Wednesday, January 22, 4-5 p.m.. 332 Xavier Hall
Ruth Evans, "Two Become One? Sexual Complementarity in Medieval English"
Wednesday, February 12, 2:15-3:15
Sara van den Berg, "Dwarfs and Pain: Two Issues in Disability Studies"
Wednesday, March 5, 4-5 p.m., 332 Xavier Hall
Jennifer Rust, "Economy and Drama in Early Modern England"
Wednesday, April 9, 4-5 p.m
Graduate student Presentations
Elisabeth Hedrick Moser, "Civilian Peripheral Trauma: Gertrude Stein and the Politics"
Matthew Bardowell, "The Aesthetics of Concealment and Revelation in Old English
and Old Norse Poetry"
The Department of Theological Studies is hosting a special ethics
lecture, "From Medical Research to Our Dinner Plates: Rethinking
Our Relationship with Non-Human Animals," to be given by
Charles Camosy, Ph.D.
When? Tuesday, October 15, 7:00 PM
Where? Saint Louis Room, 2nd floor, Busch Student Center
Who? The wider public is invited; the event is free. Students
(undergraduates, graduate, medical, etc.), faculty, and staff are
Brief Bio: Charlie Camosy is Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics
at Fordham University, where he has been since finishing his PhD in
theology at Notre Dame in 2008. He has published articles in the
American Journal of Bioethics, the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy,
the Journal of the Catholic Health Association, the San Francisco Chronicle,
the Washington Post, and Commonweal Magazine. He is the author of three
books. Too Expensive to Treat?--Finitude, Tragedy, and the Neonatal ICU
(Eerdmans) was a 2011 award-winner with the Catholic Media Association,
and Peter Singer and Christian Ethics: Beyond Polarization (Cambridge) was
named a 2012 "best book" with ABC Religion and Ethics. His third
book, For Love of Animals: Christian Ethics, Consistent Action (Franciscan),
challenges Christians to live with justice and nonviolence toward non-humans.
Camosy received the 2012-13 Robert Bryne award from the Fordham Respect
Life Club, and was also recently selected for the international working group
"Contending Modernities" which attempts to bring secular liberalism, Catholicism,
and Islam into dialogue about various difficult ethical issues. He is the founder and
co-director of the Catholic Conversation Project and a member of the ethics
committee at the Children's Hospital of New York.
For more information, contact Tobias Winright, Ph.D., Department of Theological Studies, at 977-2888 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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PSYCHOLOGYJudith Gibbons, Professor of Psychology and International Studies, was the keynote speaker at the V Colloquium of Anthropology and Sociology, "Poder y resistencia en América Latina." [Power and Resistance in Latin America] on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Her presentation, "Poder y resistencia en las actitudes de adolescentes y adultos emergentes guatemaltecos hacia etnia y género" [Power and resistance in ethnic and gender attitudes of Guatemalan adolescents and emerging adults] was based on her Fulbright research at the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala.
James Hitchcock, Ph. D. (History, emeritus), was interviewed on the Voice of America on the pontificate of Pope Francis.
"On Friday, October 4, Professors Paul Acker (English) and Vincent Casaregola (English / Film Studies), read their poetry as part of the inaugural reading in the St. Louis Poetry Center's 'Poetry in the Plaza' series being held on Fridays at the Old Post Office Plaza downtown. Also reading was Matthew Freeman (BA English, 2011) who is currently completing an MFA in poetry at UMSL, as well as several other local poets and performance artists. The series is funded by a grant from Downtown Now. Readings will be held every Friday through November 8, lasting from 7-9 p.m."
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