Monday, March 19, 2012
FROM THE COLLEGE
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Raymond William Freese, Ph.D., 1934-2012
Raymond William Freese, Ph.D., professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of Mathematics, passed away Sunday, March 11. He was 77.
Dr. Freese earned undergraduate degrees in agriculture and education from the University of Missouri as well as a Masters and Ph.D. in mathematics in 1958 and 1961, respectively.
Following graduation, Dr. Freeze joined the SLU faculty in 1961 as an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics. During his life-long career at the University, he was named full professor in 1967 and also served more than 15 years as chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.
Known for his love of teaching Basic Algebra to incoming freshmen, Dr. Freese' commitment to students also was evidenced through his mentoring 19 graduate students through the completion of their doctoral degrees.
Stephen Dina, Ph.D., Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, said Dr. Freese was an outstanding teacher, mentor and co-worker.
"Ray enjoyed life, his students and appreciated his colleagues," Dina said. "I was privileged to work with him."
"What I remember is that everyone liked him. Not only was he a hard-working faculty member, great colleague and excellent department chair, he had a fun-loving spirit."
Dr. Freese is survived by his wife of 55 years, Celia; sons Carl-Hermann Freese (Elaine); William Charles Freese (Kathy Flower) and Timothy Carl Alverson Freese (Cindy Alverson); grand- children Thor and Raven Freese, Kyle and Shannon Freese; and Kirstin Alverson, Jessica and Joshuah Alverson Freese, as well as a sister, Mabel Busdieker; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held Thursday, March 15, at Pitman Funeral Home in Wentzville, Mo. , Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 16, at St. John's United Church of Christ, in Cappeln, Mo.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in honor of Raymond to be sent to the Eden Seminary-Scholarship Fund, St. John's United Church of Christ, and Emmaus Homes in Marthasville.
Alumni Merit Awards
Deadline to submit nominations is March 30, 2012
- Do you know a SLU alumnus or alumna who has truly made a difference in the world?
- When you think of Saint Louis University, is there one person who stands out in your mind?
- Would you like to nominate an exceptional alumnus or alumna for an Alumni Merit Award?
The President and administrative officers of Saint Louis University established the Alumni Merit Awards to highlight the University's well-rounded and distinguished graduates. Recipients will be honored at the Arts & Sciences Alumni Merit Awards Ceremony during Homecoming Weekend.
If you would like to nominate an individual for the 2012 College of Arts & Sciences Alumni Merit Award, please fill out the nomination form and follow the submission directions on the form.
All nominations must be submitted by March 30, 2012.
For any questions relating to the College of Arts & Sciences Alumni Merit Award, please contact Kari Hinkle at 314-977-5530 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
College of Arts and Sciences Excellence Awards
Congratulations to the recipients of the College of Arts and Sciences Excellence Awards:
Excellence in Graduate Mentoring
Susanne B. Wiedemann, Ph.D., American Studies
Excellence in Graduate Teaching
Benjamin M. Looker, Ph.D., American Studies
Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring
Elizabeth M. Richard, Ph.D., Communication
Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
Geoffrey D. Miller, Ph.D., Theological Studies
Susan A. Spencer, Ph.D., Biology
Matthew E. Hall, Ph.D., Political Science
Excellence in Adjunct Teaching
Peter J. Hanrahan, M.F.A., English
Debra L. Wilson, M.A., Micah Program
Learning Evaluation Center
A new University resource is available that is charged with evaluating students learning problems and disorders that significantly interfere with their academic performance.
Opened on September 9, 2011 the Learning Evaluation Center is a diagnostic clinic at Saint Louis University that provides comprehensive psychoeducational/neuropsychological evaluations for students requiring an assessment to determine the nature of their academic difficulties and receive appropriate recommendations. Services will be provided by two Board Certified Neuropsychologists, Drs. Tyler Roskos and Lauren Schwarz in conjunction with Saint Louis University Clinical Psychology Graduate Students.
The Learning Evaluation Center's clinical services are provided on Fridays in Shannon Hall. Students seeking an evaluation should plan for their appointments to last most of the day (from 8am until 5pm), with brief breaks given throughout the evaluation process (including a break for lunch). The evaluation is typically done at the end of the business day and there is a second short appointment 1-2 weeks later to go over the evaluation results. The fee for services is $650.
Faculty are encouraged to refer students to the Learning Evaluation Center that they believe would benefit from this comprehensive testing. A brief overview of the Learning Evaluation Center, process for payment and scheduling an appointment can be found at slu.edu/lec. If a faculty member would have any questions he/she could contact the Learning Evaluation Center staff at 314-977-3689 or contact Mark Pousson, Ph.D., Program Manager of Disability Services at 314-977-8885 or Bob Poirier, Psy.D., Assistant Director, Student Health and Counseling Center at 314-977-7363.
The Kristen Peterson Distinguished Lecture in Art History:
"What Does Technology Have to Do with the Humanities:"
(at SLU this spring http://www.slu.edu/x46864.xml), will speak the day before the conference for the Art History program about the following :
Caroline Bruzelius, Ph.D., A. M. Cogan Professor of Art and Art History, Duke University and Medieval Academy keynote speaker, will present "What Does Technology Have to Do with the Humanities?" on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. in Boileau Hall, Saint Louis University, 38 N. Vandeventer Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108.
Dr. Bruzelius will speak about how digital visualization technologies can transform research and teaching in traditional disciplines by engaging students in original research materials and working in teams. The digital tools often prompt entirely new types of questions, and the results of research can be communicated in highly effective new ways that explain why scholarship in the Humanities and related fields is important and interesting to the general public. Her experience derives from a team-based project to create an historical database and website on the city of Venice.
Generously supported by the Kristen Peterson Endowment in Art and Art History. Sponsored by the Art History Program, Department of Fine and Performing Arts, Saint Louis University.
This lecture is free and open to the public. Limited free parking is available in front of Boileau Hall. For more information about the lecture, please contact Dr. Cathleen Fleck at email@example.com.
The Saint Louis University Museum of Art
Providential Journey: The Art of Brother Mel
The Saint Louis University Museum of Art is pleased to host: Providential Journey: The Art of Brother Mel.
Please join us for the opening reception at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 23.
A Marianist brother since 1949, "Brother Mel," as he is affectionately known, has lived in the St. Louis Catholic community for more than 60 years, and has enjoyed success as a modern artist for more than 50 years.
Brother Mel's art captures a decidedly modern whimsy that comes through in a variety of sculptures, paintings and frescos. His creations bring a sense of devotion, joy and wonder. His understanding, vision and humor have enriched our lives, while his character has brought us authentic talent mixed with a palette of hope and a legacy of inspiration. Brother Mel has fulfilled his goal to create art in a host of media - everything from metal and stone, to watercolor and acrylics, to fresco and handmade paper.
Several of his pieces are already familiar to those in the SLU community. Located in the Ellen Clark Sculpture Park at Grand Ave. and Lindell Blvd., these decidedly modern flights of fancy include Blue Moon made of bright blue painted steel, as well as Circle of Green, which features larger-than-life bright green steel figures, reminiscent of blades of grass.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Melvin Meyer was born in Florissant, MO in 1928, the second of seven children. After becoming a member of the Society of Mary in 1947, he completed his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Dayton.
As a young artist, he was sent to work with masters in Paris. In 1960, he earned his Master's degree from the University of Notre Dame. In the decades since, his Catholicism has continued to feed his creative spirit.
Brother Mel currently resides in St. Louis and continues to create and design art in his studio located on the campus of St. John Vianney High School.
For more information, please visit: http://www.slu.edu/sluma.xml or call 314.977.2666.
Reinert Center for Teaching ExcellenceWe are pleased to let you know about the addition of a new set of teaching tools - Campus Pack - which is now available through SLU Global. Campus Pack has robust Wiki, Blog, and Journal tools, which you can set up for your students and which can be linked directly to the SLU Global Grade Center, so you can assess them in the same way you do other tools in our SLU Global course. (Campus Pack also allows students to set up personal wikis, blogs, and journals, which are not connected to your classes and to which they can provide access for future employers, grad schools, and others.)
For those of you who have been longing for a good wiki option for your classes: the Course Pack Wiki is a great solution. It offers a significantly more usable tool than the Blackboard wiki option, and we think you'll find it very user-friendly. (You can even find some short how-to videos here.)
To find out more about Campus Pack, contact SLU Global support at firstname.lastname@example.org. To talk with an Instructional Designer about pedagogical best practices for integrating wikis, blogs, and journals into your teaching, contact email@example.com.
March issue of the University Libraries e-newsletter
The March issue of the University Libraries e-newsletter is now available online at:
Read about the Pius Library renovation project, upcoming e-book event, the Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America and much more.....!
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:
Linda Thien 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 Saturday, April 21, 2012
Fine and Performing Arts - Studio Art department: Invitational Exhibition
The faculty of the Saint Louis University Fine and Performing Arts - Studio Art department have invited the following area and regional artists to participate in an invitational exhibition at the University's gallery space in Boileau Hall.
The artists are:
- Michael Wartgow (painting)
- Jay Ryan (screen printing)
- Sandra Marchewa (mixed media)
- James Ibur (ceramics)
- Jill Downen (mixed media)
- Rick Dunn (ceramics)
Boileau Hall will be open from 12-4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through the end of the show.
Through May 20, 2012
MOCRA Museum of Contemporary Religious Art:
Archie Granot: The Papercut Haggadah
Museum hours are Tuesday - Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Visit MOCRA's website for maps and parking information.
Call 977-7170 for more information or visit mocra.slu.edu
Art History Lecture:
Caroline Bruzelius, Ph.D., A.M. Cogan Professor of Art and Art History at Duke University, will speak on
"What Does Technology Have to Do with the Humanities?"
Wednesday, March 21
Adorjan 142 Conference Room
Susan Boynton, from the Department of Music at Columbia University, will present ""The Performance of Monastic Childhood in the Central Middle Ages"
Her current research interests include liturgy and music in medieval Western monasticism, particularly the abbey of Cluny; manuscript studies; monastic education; music in the Iberian peninsula; and music and childhood. Professor Boynton has received grants and fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Academy in Rome, and the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton). Her book, Shaping a Monastic Identity: Liturgy and History at the Imperial Abbey of Farfa, 1000-1125 (2006), won the Lewis Lockwood Award of the American Musicological Society. Her second monograph is Silent Music: Medieval Song and the Construction of History in Eighteenth-Century Spain (Oxford University Press, 2011). Professor Boynton is currently the Chair of the Columbia University Seminar on Medieval Studies.
Chairs and Program Directors Meeting
3 - 5 p.m.
Pope Pius XII Memorial Library, Knights Room
Monday, March 26
CBABI BAYOC: An African American Artist At Work
An ATLAS WEEK event
12 noon - 3:00 p.m.
North Lobby of the Busch Student Center
A Local St. Louis artist, Cbabi Bayoc, will be doing a live painting session in the North Lobby of the Busch Student Center at Saint Louis University. Cbabi Bayoc is a well-known artist who was recently featured in a St. Louis Post Dispatch article which highlighted his work, working philosophy and upcoming show at the Aisle 1 Gallery.
When he visits SLU on March 26, 2012, Cbabi Bayoc will be working on a painting from his "365 Days with Dad" project, in which he has committed to completing one painting every day for the entire year of 2012, all related in some manner to father/child relationships in the African American community. http://cbabibayoc.com/
This program is brought to you in conjunction with Atlas Week programming and with the sponsorship of the Art History and African-American Studies Programs, and the College of Arts and Sciences.
Tuesday, March 27
Faculty Development Workshop on Diversity
Presenters: Gerardo Camilo, Biology
Colleen McCluskey, Philosophy
Karla Scott, Communication and African American Studies
Jonathan Smith, African American Studies
Norm White, Sociology and Criminal Justice
12 noon - 1:30 p.m.
Busch Student Center, Room 256
Please bring your lunch; dessert and drinks will be provided.
2012 INTERNATIONAL POETRY RECITAL
2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The 2012 International Poetry Recital celebrates the role of poetry in the expression of what it means to be human and the empowerment this insight can bring to us all. Sponsored by the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at Saint Louis University, the recital brings together students, faculty and friends from across the campus. Poems are presented in the original language, accompanied by the projection of the texts in both the original and in English translation. For submissions, please visit the following link http://www.slu.edu/x58105.xml.
The 51st meeting of the St. Louis' Dialogue Group of the World's Religions and Philosophies
7 - 9 p.m.
Busch Student Center, Wool Ballroom
Representatives of different religions will discuss the role of women in their religions.
Friday, April 13
The Annual French and Spanish Graduate and Undergraduate Student Symposium
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Il Monastero (3050 Olive St.)
Students from SLU and other area universities will present on a wide range of topics relating to French and Spanish literature, film, civilization, linguistics and pedagogy. Presentations will be in French, Spanish, and English. All are welcome to these presentations and to the keynote speech:
Dr. Benjamin Hebblethwaite, of the University of Florida, will speak on "Vodou Songs in Hatian Creole and English: A Source Text Approach to Vodou Religion." Vodou songs constitute the living memory of Haitian Vodou communities, and song texts are key elements to understanding Haitian religion and culture. These songs form a profound religious and cultural heritage that traverses the past and refreshes the present. This presentation will provide an overview of Dr. Hebblethwaite's recently published book about Haitian religion, Vodou Songs in Haitian Creole and English, and will introduce the language, mythology, philosophy, origins, and culture of Vodou by means of the original oral literature of songs, prayers, poems, magical formulae, invocations, historical texts, and interviews.
The talk will be given in English and will be followed by a lunch at 12:15.
For more information, and to reserve your lunch, if interested, please go to http://www.slu.edu/x53344.xml.
What Matters to Student Success:
The Promise of High Impact Practices
with George Kuh
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
- 8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
- 9:00 to 11:30 Keynote and Workshop
To register, please visit http://cte.slu.edu or Click Here
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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.
Binders' Keepers Book Club
Join us for the first chapter in our exciting, new Binders' Keepers book club at the Samuel Cupples House!
The first meeting will be held on Thursday, March 22. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the meeting will begin at approximately 5:30 p.m. Saint Louis University writer, Elizabeth Harris Krasnoff Levy, M.A., of the marketing/communications department, will facilitate the group.
Binders' Keepers' first "read" will be Death Comes to Pemberley, by P.D. James. Currently on the New York Times best seller list, James takes us back to Pemberley, as we re-encounter Jane Austen's beloved characters from Pride and Prejudice and together, unravel the mystery James brings to the page. Click here for the New York Times review.
A 20-percent discount will be given to those who purchase the book through the SLU Barnes & Noble store, located in the Busch Student Center. The discount does not apply NOOK purchases. Please mention that you are a member of Binders' Keepers to receive the discount.
A $5.00 admission fee includes wine and light appetizers.
Please R.S.V.P. to Mary Marshall at 977.2666 or firstname.lastname@example.org by February 13.
Turn the page on a busy work week. Join us for Binders' Keepers: A Cupples House book club!
ART AND DISSENT
The SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF ART
Through April 15
"It Was a Complicated Lie"
Charcoal drawing with collage
Artist: Susan Scandrett
ART AND DISSENT
Using the common marker of visual art, each artist offers his or her own perspective of dissent - some are subtle, while others are more obvious, and range from simple discord, to indifference, to rebellion.
Paschke (1939 - 2004) takes iconic figures and recasts them to dismantle the glamorous façade of America, and instead, highlights the trappings of fame, money, and power.
Work on paper
Artist: Ed Paschke
Though Francisco Goya (1746 - 1828) and Richard Hamilton (1922 - 2011) are separated by language, culture, and time, they share an artistic commentary on the violence that comes from tumultuous social and political climates.
Roberto Matta (1911 - 2002) expresses the human struggle with modern machinery. He uses vibrant color and even clay in his paintings to add dimension and emphasize distortions that help to convey his artistic commentary.
For more information, please visit http://sluma.slu.edu or call 314.977.2666.
2012 Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week Program
"Empowering Humanity Through Education and Service"
March 26 - 30, 2012
The 2012 Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week program will be held the week of March 26 - 30th. 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 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 Atlas Planning Committee is please to announce that Sheryl WuDunn will deliver the keynote address at the Atlas Week Signature Symposium on Thursday, March 29th at 5:30 p.m. in the Wool Ballroom of the Busch Student Center. With her husband Nicholas Kristof, she is co-author of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide - a passionate call to arms against the oppression of women around the globe. Through inspiring stories of extraordinary women, Kristof and WuDunn show that the most effective way to fight global poverty is to educate and empower women and girls. WuDunn will be available for a book signing prior to the event from 4:30-5:15 p.m..
The theme for the 2012 Atlas Program is "Empowering Humanity Through Education and Service". Key events held throughout the week will focus on the role of education as a means of poverty alleviation and self-empowerment. This year, the Atlas Program is also serving as the culminating event of Saint Louis University's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge. As such, key events will also focus on developing interfaith relations through service and interfaith dialogue. The goal is to foster mutual respect and pluralism among individuals from different religious traditions by empowering them to work together to serve others. Atlas Week will open with an Interfaith Prayer Service on Monday, March 26th in College Church.
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.
On Friday, March 30th, the Parade of Nations and the Billiken World Festival will be held. Both food and non-food booths will be available for departments and student groups who want to participate.
If you are interested in planning an atlas week event, please complete the online submission form at the following link:
If you are interested in reserving a booth at the Billiken World Festival, the forms for food booths and informational booths are available on our website: http://atlas.slu.edu. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Lorenzini at email@example.com or 314-977-3243.
Modern and Classical Languages
Dr. Reinhard Andress has published an article on "Tercer espacio" e "hibridación": el caso del escritor argentino-alemán Robert(o) Schopflocher" in Estudios Migratorios Latinoamericanos 25/70 (2011), a journal published by the Centro de Estudios Migratorios Latinoamericanos (CEMLA) in Buenos Aires.
Gibbons, J. L. , & Ling, W. (2012). Exploring the intersection of culture and socioemotional development. [Review of the book Socioemotional Development in Cultural Context, by Xinyin Chen and Kenneth H. Rubin (Eds.)] PsycCRITIQUES, 57 (10). doi:10.1037/a0027096Kreuter, M. W., Griffith, D. J., Thompson, V. S., Brownson, R. C., McClure, S., Clark, E. M.,
& Haire-Joshu, D. (2011). Dr. Eddie Clark, co-author, published "Lessons learned from a decade of focused recruitment and training to develop minority public health professionals" in the American Journal of Public Health, 101 (Supplement 1), S188-S195.Theological Studies
Dr. Ronald Modras' (2004) book, Ignatian Humanism, will appear in Spanish translation this August, published by the press of the Pontifical University Javeriana. Dr. Modras has been invited to speak at the launching of the new translation in Bogota, Colombia, which will be part of the University's week of celebration of its Ignatian and Jesuit heritage.
January 9, 2012
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