Monday, April 2, 2012
FROM THE COLLEGE
William F. Whealen 1932-2012
A longtime Saint Louis University faculty member has passed away. William F. Whealen, associate professor emeritus of English, died Monday, March 26. He was 79.
William F. Whealen
Prof. Whealan joined the SLU faculty in the 1960s as an associate professor of humanities and social sciences-English at the University's Parks College based in Cahokia, Ill., where he taught writing courses for students in aviation and engineering and also served as department chair. When Parks relocated to the St.Louis, Whealen joined the English department in the College of Arts and Sciences until his retirement in 2009.
Prof. Whealen earned his undergraduate degree in 1959 and completed his master's in 1960 at the University of Missouri Columbia.
Sara van den Berg, Ph.D., chair of the English department, said Whealen's legacy at SLU runs deep.
"Willie was a dedicated teacher who spent most of his professional career at SLU," van den Berg said. "He will be deeply missed by all who knew him."
Fellow English professor Vincent Casaregola, Ph.D., spoke highly of his friend and colleague of nearly two decades.
"Willie Whealen was a man who lived for his teaching, and he brought literature to life for literally thousands of SLU undergraduates through his introductory short fiction classes," Casaregola said. "He was a supportive colleague and a tireless worker. His legacy is the gift of loving to read that he brought to so many. We missed him when he finally retired several years ago, and we will miss him even more now."
Edward Sabin, Ph.D., associate professor in the department of psychology and longtime friend of Prof. Whealen, shared his thoughts on the impact he had on those around him.
"Willie was a very productive, supportive and popular teacher," Sabin said. "His ‘Introduction to Short Fiction' classes were incredibly popular and always full."
Prof. Whealen was preceded in death by his brother, Col. Daniel Whealen. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; son William Jr.; three grandchildren; brother Martin Whealen, S.J.; and sister Mary Lou Sammelman.
A memorial Mass will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, in the chapel at Saint Louis University High School, 4970 Oakland Avenue,
St. Louis, Mo. 63110.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Saint Louis University High School Scholarship Fund or the charity of your choice.
The Paul C. Reinert, S.J. Center for Teaching Excellence's inaugural Learning Studio Symposium
Thursday, April 12, 2012 from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Des Peres Hall, Room 213, The CTE Learning Studio
Faculty and graduate students are cordially invited to the Paul C. Reinert, S.J. Center for Teaching Excellence's inaugural Learning Studio Symposium on Thursday, April 12, 2012 from 3:30-5 p.m. in Room 213, Des Peres Hall. Refreshments will follow the symposium in the first-floor International Lounge in Des Peres Hall.
Presenting CTE Innovative Teaching Fellows include:
- Dr. Flannery Burke, History
- Dr. Timothy Howell, Physical Therapy
- Dr. Kathleen Llewellyn, Modern and Classical Languages/French
- Dr. Stephanie Mooshegian, Organizational Studies
- Dr. Elena Bray Speth, Biology
- CTE Faculty Fellow, Dr. Ben de Foy, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences,
will introduce the symposium panel and facilitate the conversation.
Symposium presenters and attendees will also have an opportunity to discuss how to create engaging and interactive learning experiences designed especially for today's learners and how these lessons may be extended into others' classrooms and teaching philosophies.
SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S COMMISSION
Since 1977, the Saint Louis University Women's Commission has had the privilege of selecting five outstanding University Women to be honored at an annual Springtime Luncheon. Administrators, Faculty, Staff and Students, the five are recognized for their contributions, commitment and lives of service to the University and their community. They are selected from nominations submitted by colleagues, friends, supervisors, and others whose lives they have touched.
The College of Arts and Sciences extends congratulations to this year's Women of the Year with special best wishes to our very own, Carol Murphy!
Laura A. Geiser, Assistant Vice President, Marketing & Communications/Advancement
Marilyn A. Maxwell, M.D., Professor of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine
Carol Murphy, Assistant to the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Darina Sargeant, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, Doisy College
Kripa Sreepada, Junior, School of Public Health, Student Government Vice PresidentThis year's luncheon will be held on Wednesday, April 25 at noon at the Wool Ballroom, Busch Student Center.
Reservation forms will be available at a later date.
For more information call 977-2244 or email Carol Murphy at email@example.com
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 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.
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.
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
Thursday - Monday, April 5-9
No Undergraduate Classes
(Evening Classes resume on Monday, April 9 at 5 p.m.)
Friday, April 6
Good Friday - Official University Holiday
Friday, April 13
Saturday, April 14
Invitational Art II Show Viewing Hours
Noon to 4:00 p.m.
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.
Friday, April 20
Saturday, April 21
Invitational Art II Show Viewing Hours
Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Friday, April 27
Saturday, April 28
Student 200 Show "Opening" Reception
4:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 27
Saturday, April 28
SLU Theatre: Vinegar Tom, a play by Caryl Churchill
Saint Francis Xavier Theatre
Sunday, April 29
String Quartets and Guitar Ensemble Concert
Saint Francis Xavier "College" Church
Symposium on Religion and Politics: Election 2012
St. Louis University and the Michael and Barbara Newmark Institute for Human Relations at the Jewish Community Relations Council will co-sponsor this symposium at 7:00 p.m. on April 19 at the Sinquefield Stateroom, Dubourg Hall Room 409, at St. Louis University (221 N. Grand Blvd.)
The three panelists will be:
- Diana Bartelli Carlin, Associate Vice President for Graduate Education and Professor of Communication at Saint Louis University,
- Joel Goldstein, Vincent C. Immel Professor of Law at Saint Louis University School of Law, and
- R. Marie Griffith, The John C. Danforth Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis and director of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion & Politics.
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
Division of Academic Affairs, Division of Student Development,
Division of Enrollment and Retention Management, College of Arts & Sciences, and
Reinert Center for Teaching Excellence
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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.
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.
Dr. Hal Bush delivered the keynote address to the Japan American Literature Society Meeting on March 24, 2012 at Keio University in Tokyo, titled "Continuing Bonds: Parental Grief in the Lives of Great Americans." Dr. Bush provided an overview of the book he is now completing, with extensive discussion of Mark Twain and W. E. B. Du Bois.
At the recent meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Dr. Kathleen Fueger, Non-Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Spanish, organized and chaired the panel "Before Texas Hold-em: The Pleasures and Perils of Card-Playing in the Eighteenth Century" and delivered a paper titled "Jugar a las cartas: Underhanded Gaming in Eighteenth-Century Spanish Comedies." Dr. Fueger was also elected Vice-President of the ASECS affiliate group Ibero-American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.
History/Russian and East European Studies
Dr. Daniel Schlafly delivered a paper "Elisabeth Galitzin, R.S.C.J., (1795-1843): Formed by Russian Catholicism," at the American Catholic Historical Association conference, New Orleans, March 23, 2012.
January 9, 2012
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