Tuesday, January 7, 2014
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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.
The Art and Science of Learning
9 January 2014
As part of our year-long series of programming on The Art and Science of Learning,
the day-long institute will be framed by a keynote in the morning on effective teaching
from the view of cognitive science, by Dr. Donna LaVoie, and ending with a workshop on
assessing non-traditional projects. We will also have break-out sessions led by SLU faculty
on a variety of topics including experiential learning, critical reflection, and teaching philosophies.
To see more details and to register, please visit the event page on the CTTL website at
SLU College of Arts & Sciences Google Calendars
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.
Paaige Turner presented a competitively selected paper with Kristen Norwood entitled
"The elephant in the room: Negotiating visible pregnancy in job interviews" to the
Organizational Communication Division at the Annual Meeting of the National
Communication Association, Washington, DC, in November.
Paaige Turner presented a competitively selected paper with Kristen Norwood entitled
"You have the right to make the right choice: The ideology of intensive mothering in the
"Latch-on NYC" and "39 Weeks" campaigns" to the Feminist Division at the Annual Meeting
of the National Communication Association, Washington, DC, in November.
Prashant Rajan presented a competitively selected paper entitled "Organizing grassroots
innovation: A communicative explanation for free revealing of knowledge during technological
innovation at the grassroots" to the Organizational Communication Division at the Annual
Meeting of the National Communication Association, Washington, DC, in November.
Prashant Rajan was invited by the Department of Communication at the University of
Cincinnati to give a talk entitled "Organizing grassroots innovation: The design and
development of technological innovation at grassroots" on November 7.
Mr. Germán Lorenzo Ayala, Modern and Classical Languages, has published an article,
"¿Por qué veo en el cine lo que no me contaron en casa o en la escuela? O sobre
el papel docente del cine español sobre la Guerra Civil española" in Revista Cronopios
Issue 45, November 2013.
Dr. Amy Wright, Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern and Classical
Languages, has published an article, "The Closest Layer of the Palimpsest: Unearthing the
Nineteenth-Century Serial Novel in Serna's Angeles del abismo (2004)." Latin American
Literary Review, No. 81, 2013: 91-108.
Dr. Cassandra Hamrick, Professor of French in the Department of Modern and Classical
Languages, organized a special session to mark the 150th anniversary of the publication
of Charles Baudelaire's influential essay, "Le peintre de la vie moderne" ("The Painter
of Modern Life") at the Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium in Richmond, VA,
October 24-26, 2013. As a part of the session, she gave a paper on "Naming Le Peintre"
("Naming the Painter").
Dr. Hamrick was invited to give two lectures on "The Artist in 19th-Century France" at the
Saint Louis Art Museum November 19 and 23. The lectures were in connection with Émile
Zola's novel, L'Oeuvre ("The Work of Art"), published in 1885, which was the November
book selection for the Saint Louis Art Museum's Members Book Club
Dr. Kara McBride, Associate Professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern
and Classical Languages, and Education and Public Service graduate student
Jingyun Gu, presented "New Language, New Way of Thinking: Enhancing Motivation
and Retention" on Oct. 23 in Orlando at the annual conference of the American Council
on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
Dr. Karen Secrist, Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern and
Classical Languages, was interviewed by Sentido Latino about the role of Spanglish in
the United States.
Dr. Elizabeth Blake, Modern and Classical Languages, presented a paper, "After
the Revolution: The Radicalization of Poles in Siberian Exile (1831-63)," at the
ASEEES National Convention in Boston on November 23.
Dr. Jean-Louis Pautrot, Professor of French in the Department of Modern and
Classical Languages, was invited to give the keynote address at the European
Studies Conference, "Bridging European Divides," at the University of Iowa on
December 6. Dr. Pautrot delivered a lecture titled "Challenging the Divides at
the Core of European Diversity: Agamben and Quignard."
FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS
Cathleen Fleck, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Fine and Performing
Arts, was invited to lecture in the Department of Art at Webster University in St. Louis,
MO on Fri. Dec. 6, 2013 on the topic of "Jerusalem in Cairo: Christian Crusader Art on a
Mamluk Sultan's Mosque".
Dr. Eddie Clark published "Love and Happiness"' a review of the book
The Positive Psychology of Love by Mahzad Hojjat and Duncan Cramerin
PsycCRITIQUES: Contemporary Psychology - APA Review of Books.
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