Tuesday, September 3, 2013
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FROM THE COLLEGE
Effort Report training is required this year for anyone who charges time to a sponsored
program and is required to submit an Effort Verification Report. We would like to make
it as easy as possible for our faculty. The College of Arts and Sciences has invited
the Offices of Sponsored Programs & Research Compliance to come to us to present
their training, which will exempt attendees from having to complete the mandatory online
The one-hour training session will include a traditional lecture as well as workshop time for
you to work through your own Effort Report. Joe Sanning and his staff will be available to
answer any questions you may have. After attending the Effort Report Workshop, you will
be ready to enter your information electronically and certify your effort.
The College has arranged for three different workshop times for your convenience. Please
RSVP for your choice by selecting below:
Tuesday September 10th - 12:30 to 1:30pm - McDonnell Douglas Room 2094 - RSVP Here
Wednesday September 11th - 1:00 to 2:00pm - Busch Student Center Room 254 - RSVP Here
Thursday September 12th - 1:00 to 2:00pm - Busch Student Center Room 253b - RSVP HerePlease remember that the mandatory training and Effort Report certification must be completed by
You can submit material for the College of Arts and Sciences Newsletter to: Jeremy Nagle
by Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. via email. Please be sure to include your department in your submission.
Please do not re-submit information for the Newsletter.
Call for Innovative Teaching Fellowship Applications and Pre-Application Workshops
The Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning is pleased to
announce the next call for applications to teach in the Learning Studio, an
experimental, technology-rich classroom located in Des Peres Hall, Room 213.
The call begins on Monday, August 26 and closes on Wednesday, October 2,
when applications are due. For a comprehensive overview of the Innovative
Teaching Fellowship program, the revised application process, and updated
application forms, please visit the Reinert Center website:
The Learning Studio (http://slu.edu/cttl/teaching-innovations/learning-studio)
is a state-of-the-art teaching space designed by a team of Saint Louis University
faculty and students as part of the Herman Miller Learning Spaces Research Project
research-program.html). The Learning Studio provides flexible furniture combined
with a range of innovative technologies and features and seats up to 25 students at a
time. By leveraging the instructional design assistance provided by Reinert Center staff
and the unique features and technologies in the room, full-time faculty teaching in the
space will have a chance to experiment with teaching strategies to create engaging and
interactive learning experiences.
Current, full-time SLU teaching faculty interested in developing instructional approaches that
effectively optimize the use of the Learning Studio's features and technologies are invited to
apply for the Innovative Teaching Fellowship. Beginning this call, applicants are now required
to attend a Pre-Application Workshop during the week of September 9-13 and sign-up for a
required Pre-Submission Instructional Design Consultation, held during the week of September
16-20, before interested faculty members' applications will be considered complete.
Registration is required to attend a Pre-Application Workshop. Click on the following link to
register for one of the four sessions below:
- Monday, September 9, 2013 from 4-5 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 11, 2013 from Noon-1 p.m.
- Thursday, September 12, 2013 from Noon-1 p.m.
- Friday, September 13, 2013 from 3-4 p.m.
The Fellowship includes funding for a one-semester, one-course reduction in teaching load to
allow the recipient time to redesign an existing course, or to design a new course, to be taught
in the Learning Studio in the semester immediately following the course release. For this call,
the course-release semester would take place in the Spring 2014 and Fellows would teach in
the Learning Studio during the Fall 2014 semester.
Priority consideration will be given to applications that:
- Include creative ideas for maximizing the use of the Learning Studio space and
technologies to support student learning;
- Contain a method for assessing the impact of the proposed (re)designed course;
- Identify ways to serve as an instructional model for use by other SLU faculty; and
- Identify possible ways to contribute to the research on teaching in innovative
- Are from full-time faculty who have not previously received the Fellowship; please
note:No faculty member may receive an Innovative Teaching Fellowship in two
August 26: http://slu.edu/cttl/teaching-innovations/innovative-teaching-fellowship
To learn more about the Learning Studio and its amenities, please visit the following
Applications for the Fall 2014 fellowships should be emailed to Mary Cook, Office
Administrator, email@example.com, or turned in to Pius Memorial Library, Suite 221,
through the Quiet Study area, no later than 5 p.m., Wednesday, October 2, 2013.
Successful applicants will be notified by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9.
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MODERN AND CLASSICAL LANGUAGES
Evelyn Meyer, Associate Professor of German, attended the 48th International
Congress on Medieval Studies May 9 - 12, 2013 in Kalamazoo, Mi. She was in
charge of the planning meeting how to honor Ulrich Müller at K'zoo 2014 as part
of the SMGS business meeting. She was elected secretary-treasurer of the International
Arthurian Society-North American Branch, beginning August 2013. She presented a
paper in the second session in honor of Ulrich Müller, the presentation was titled: "Words
to the (Un)Wise: Herzeloyde's Mentorship of Sigune." She also chaired the "Medieval
German Narrative Literature II: Questions of Origin, Justice, Interest."
Dr. Vincent Casaregola, Professor of English, received second place in the James Nash
Poetry competition sponsored by the St. Louis Poetry Center. He and the other winning
poets read their work at the awards ceremony on May 19 at The Focal Point, and the
prize-winning work has also been published in a chapbook. He also received an honorable
mention in the Jade Bute writing competition sponsored by Chesterfield Arts, participating
in their annual awards reading on May 6. The poetry is available at the Chesterfield Arts website.
Kenneth B. Steinhauser, Professor of Theological Studies, delivered the presidential address
at the annual meeting of the North American Patristics Society in Chicago on May 24, 2013.
The title of his presentation was "From Russia with Love: Deciphering Augustine's Code."
He dealt with the oldest manuscript of the works of Augustine, which is located in the
National Library of Russia in Saint Petersburg.
Tobias Winright, Associate Professor, gave an invited plenary "Response to Linda Hogan's 'Conversion and the Work of Ethical Imagination: A Perspective from Social Ethics'" at the annual convention of the Catholic Theological Society of America in June in Miami, Florida. It has been published in Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society vol. 68 (2013): 31-35; available at http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ctsa/article/view/4737/4612.
WOMEN'S STUDIES AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
Robert Strikwerda, Women's Studies and Political Science, presented a paper "Masculinity Among the Amish" on 8 June 2013 at a conference "The Amish and Technology" held at the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA.
Brent M. Znosko was a co-author on a paper published in a recent issue of Science. The article was titled "A guanosine-centric mechanism for RNA chaperone function" and was a collaboration with scientists at the University of North Carolina.
EXTERNAL FUNDING, RESEARCH PRODUCTIVITY
Jason Knouft (Principal Investigator) and Qian Niu
(Co-Principal Investigator) received a grant from the National
Science Foundation in the amount of $19,419.00.
DISSERTATION RESEARCH: Hydrological characteristics,
trophic interactions, and fish assemblage structure in temperate stream system.
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