Monday, September 23, 2013
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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.
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Raising Funds for the Children of Syria
"No one seems innocent in this current conflict-except for the children. I wish there was some way to take their side, on all sides."
-Tobias Winright, PhD, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics.
On Saturday, 7 September 2013, Pope Francis called upon all Christians to fast and pray for peace in Syria. The Department of Theological Studies would like to extend the focus on Syria by providing a way to be on the side of the children of Syria. In addition to our prayers, those of us who are able can help the people of Syria in this horrendous struggle. We have decided to raise money for an education program for Syrian refugee children, which is being run by the Catholic Relief Services. From Monday, 9 September 2013 to Friday, 27 September 2013, we will be collecting funds from faculty and students of Saint Louis University on behalf of that program.
We realize that not everyone can donate, but if you are able, you can send your donation to Cassie Cantrell in Theological Studies (Adorjan Hall, Room 124). Cassie can receive cheques (payable to Catholic Relief Services) and cash. For those who wish to use a debit/credit card, please click here to donate on the Catholic Relief Services website. If you do use a card, send Cassie an email that you have done so at email@example.com. You don't have to tell her how much you have donated, but if you do we will add it to the total that we will announce at the end of fundraising period.
It is doubtful that the entire Saint Louis University community is in agreement about what to do about Syria, but we can agree to show our love for our fellow human beings, especially the children of this worn-torn country.
Questions? Contact Jim Ginther at firstname.lastname@example.org or (314) 977-2867, or Cassie Cantrell at (314) 977-2878.
Some Further Reading:
Thomas Reese, "What moral theologians say about getting involved in Syria," National Catholic Reporter (September 3, 2013).
Tobias Winright, "The Grace of Doing Something in Syria," Catholic Moral Theology Blog (September 4, 2013).
Tobias Winright, "A Just War 'No' to Bombing Syria," Political Theology Today (28 August, 2013).
Click here to read the recent comments of Very Rev. Adolfo Nicolás, S.J., S.T.D. (Superior General of the Society of Jesus) on the current Syrian crisis.Click here to read Pope Francis' homily during the Vigil of Prayer for Peace in St. Peter's Square on Saturday, September 7, 2013.
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. Paul'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
The Department of Political Science is hosting an Asian Forum. Dr. Pauline Lee from
the department of Theological Studies will be giving a talk on "Children at Play in
China: The Trifling, the Wicked, and the Sacred."
Dr. Lee teaches East Asian religions and philosophy with courses in Chinese thought,
Confucianism, Daoism, East Asian feminism, and children's studies.
Join us on Wednesday, September 25 from 3:30-4:30 in McGannon Room 219 for this
On Wednesday, September 25th, 2013, the Center for Digital Humanities
will be formally launched. The director, Dr James R Ginther, PhD, and the
associate director, Dr Debra Cashion, MLS PhD, will host a reception kindly
sponsored by the Pius XII Memorial Library.
The Center for Digital Humanities is a new collaborative effort between the
College of Arts and Sciences and the Library. Building on the research
of the Center for Digital Theology and the current digital initiatives in the
Library, the new Center will create tools and services to facilitate both
scholarship and teaching that integrates computational methods with
traditional humanistic methodologies, encourage digital collaboration
among scholars at Saint Louis University and provide support for faculty in
their digital endeavors.
The launch of the Center will take place on the third floor of the AB Tower in
Pius Library at 4:00pm. All faculty and graduate students are welcome to attend.
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"
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Dr. Judith Gibbons, Professor of Psychology and
International Studies, gave a talk to 400 psychology
students at the Jesuit University in Guatemala,
Universidad Rafael Landívar. The talk was
"Multiculturalidad: Más Allá de Perspectivas Distintas"
or in English "Multiculturality: Beyond Different Perspectives."
Chavez, C. & Place, K.R. (2013). Absolut vodka: Defining,
challenging or reinforcing gay identity? In N.T.J. Tindall and R.D.
Waters (Eds.), Coming out of the closet: Exploring LGBT issues
in strategic communication with theory and research. New York:
Peter Lang Publishing.
Turner, P. K., & Norwood, K. (2013). Unbounded motherhood:
Embodying a good working mother identity. Management
Communication Quarterly, 27, 396-424.
Vardeman-Winter, J. & Place, K. R. "The realities of public relations:
Applying the circuit of culture to the knowledge of practitioners." Presented
at the International Communication Association Conference, London,
FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS
Dr. Cathleen Fleck presented two papers recently in Madrid, where she
is teaching for the semester as part of the Art History program of the Fine
and Performing Arts Department. On Sept. 10, she presented "Hard Times
in Medieval Cairo: The Support of a Sultan's Tomb" at the Centro de
Ciencias Humanas y sociales in the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones
Científicas. On Sept. 16, she presented "Continuity of Devotion: A Medieval
'Crusader' Prayerbook in the hands of a Renaissance Italian Nun" at the Saint
Louis University-Madrid Campus.
Dr. Jean Potvin has published journal article entitled
"Novel muscle and connective tissue design enables hyper-extensibility and
controls engulfment volume in lunge-feeding whales", in collaboration with
R. Shadwick and W. Vogl (University of British Columbia), J. Goldbogen
(Hopkins Marine Station - Standford University) and N. Pyenson (Smithsonian -
National Museum of Natural History). The paper appeared in Journal
of Experimental Biology (2013) Vol. 216, pp. 2691- 2701; doi: 10.1242/jeb.081752.
SLU's American Chemical Society Student Chapter (Chemistry Club), mentored
by Brent M. Znosko, was recently awarded a Community Interaction Grant from
the American Chemical Society. The grant program "seeks to provide funding
for chapter projects that help to improve the science learning experience of
underrepresented minority and economically disadvantaged K-12 students."
The Chem Club's project involves teaching chemistry lessons to the 5th-8th graders
at the Youth Learning Center in St. Louis. The aim of the project is to provide
chemistry education to youth from under-served communities in hopes of
generating interest in chemistry and encouraging them to pursue further education
and a career in chemistry.
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