Monday, April 23, 2012
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.
Make your reservation now at: http://www.slu.edu/womens-commission/women-of-the-year
For more information call 977-2244 or email Carol Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org
PREVIEW of STUDENT ART EXHIBITION
Friday April 27, 2012
9:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Boileau Hall, 38 Vandeventer
Saint Louis University has had an annual student exhibition for about forty years. Four years ago we began hosting a preview event to give the SLU campus community the chance to view the show prior to the official opening. This opportunity allows individuals from departments and administrative offices to select work to purchase for university spaces. After the end of the show on May 8 you will receive the student artwork to permanently display in your office space.
Over the years our program has received many requests to have student work in university spaces. By purchasing student artwork you can provide students pivotal support whilst being able to choose a piece that has resonance to your program, spaces, and needs.
Consider attending the Preview on April 27. Students will be showing their drawings, sculpture, paintings, prints and photographs on campus in Boileau Hall. The prices range from $20. - $600., so hopefully there is something for everyone. You can see what is available, then decide whether or not you wish to purchase anything -- no commitment.
Students have said that it meant a lot have their work purchased by the institution. The immediate reward is financial, but the lingering commitment of the institution to the students' work is even more meaningful to the students.
You can also come to the Preview to purchase artwork for your own collection. Purchasing student work is a great way to start collecting original art. Some people have even commissioned students after seeing their artwork at the Preview.
If you can't make it to the Preview then join us at the opening of the Annual Student Exhibition.
FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012
4:30 -7:00 pm
At 6:00 pm there will be a ceremony announcing the purchase, merit, and collector awards.
Studio Art Faculty, Department of Fine and Performing Arts, Saint Louis University
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.
April issue of the University Libraries e-newsletter
The April 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.
Verhaegen Hall is one of the drop-off points to donate new or used shoes for the Shoeman Water Project.
The collection box is located on the 3rd floor of Verhaegen on the stair landing next to the elevator.
These shoes will be sold to exporters to sell to developing countries and the money will then be used
to purchase well drillings and water purification systems to bring clean, fresh water to those in need.
Please think of this when you are cleaning out your closet for summer! If you have questions about
donating, please call Linda at 977-2465. Thank you!
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
Women's Studies: SLU Senior Legacy Symposium
BSC Wool Ballroom
Wednesday, April 25
Sociology and Criminal Justice:
Brown Bag Presentation: Dr. Diana Carlin presents "Creating a Civil Society in Afghanistan One Student at a Time"
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
McGannon Hall, Room 211
Since the fall of the Taliban, the number of students attending Afghan universities has increased significantly as has the number of women students. Private universities are starting in Kabul and throughout the country. NGOs working in Afghanistan view students as important players in expanding democratic practices and growth of civil society. The brown bag explores one project that is teaching Afghan students the fundamentals of debate as preparation for taking roles in government, the private sector, and NGOs."
Friday, April 27
Friday, April 27 and
Saturday, April 28, 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5, 8 p.m.
Matinee on Sunday, May 6 at 2 p.m.
SLU Theatre: Vinegar Tom, a play by Caryl Churchill
Saint Francis Xavier Theatre, 3733 West Pine Mall
Tickets are $10, $9 for Seniors, and $7 for all students
They can be purchased starting one hour before the performance,
or at the box office from noon to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday, Cash or check only.
For additional information and reservations, call the box office at 314-977-3327
or check http://www.slu.edu/theatre.
Esteemed British playwright Caryl Churchill hauntingly examines poverty, gender, and power through the lens of 17th century witchcraft trials in England. This parable of oppression and scapegoats challenges us to think about the role of modern-day women and our responsibility for the injustice that still exists in today's world.
Third Annual Humanities Forum Conference: "Gender, Sex, and Sexuality"
9 - 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 29
String Quartets and Guitar Ensemble Concert
Saint Francis Xavier "College" Church
Monday, April 30
Women's Studies: WS Capstone Presentations
3:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Pope Pius XII Memorial Library, Knights Room
Busch Student Center
The Department of Political Science is hosting the first annual SLU Conference on Gender and Politics. The event is free to attend. We have an outstanding program featuring academics from throughout the Midwest, as well as elected officials from the state of Missouri. The African American Studies Program is hosting a round table with 5 African American women elected officials. The Department of Political Science is hosting a free luncheon and keynote address from Secretary of State Robin Carnahan. The conference will end with a reception hosted by the Women's Studies Program to celebrate their 30th birthday.
The conference webpage is located at genderpolitics.slu.edu. There is a registration page on the website. Although the conference is free for all those who attend, we need to get a headcount for the meal, so there is an option to register as an audience member. For questions, contact Jason Windett at
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.
A Chocolate Affair!
Wednesday, April 25
Samuel Cupples House
Entertaining a spring fling?
Instead, consider a Chocolate Affair!
Join us as the Historic Samuel Cupples House celebrates Administrative Professionals Day and hosts "A Chocolate Affair," a wine and chocolate pairing featuring the premium chocolates of Bissinger's Chocolates.
The "Affair" will pair:
Milk chocolate with dark raspberry caramel served with Castle Rock Pinot Noir.
Dark chocolate paired with Vina San Estaban Cabernet.
Chocolate-covered wine grapes and 75% dark chocolate, paired with Villa Falernia Syrah.
In addition to the wine and chocolate pairings, enjoy artisan cheese board samplings including:
Prairie Breeze cheddar
St. Angel's Triple Cream
Smoked Moody Blue cheese
Crackers and mixed nuts
Each wine and chocolate pairing will be led by award-winning chef and Bissinger's chief chocolatier, Dave Owens.
Doors open at 5 p.m. The Bissinger's presentation will begin at approximately 5:45 p.m.
Admission is $20.00.
Space is limited, so please R.S.V.P. to Mary Marshall at 314.977.2666 or email@example.com as soon as possible.
Make Administrative Professionals Day, an "Affair" to Remember!
Rooms in Bloom
May 17 - May 20
Samuel Cupples House
The floral feast begins on Thursday May 17 at 5:00 p.m. and continues until Sunday, May 20. A patio reception featuring the jazz trio, The Silk Pajamas, will be held on Thursday, May 17, beginning at 5: 30 p.m.
Once again, area florists will showcase their talent and draw their inspiration from the elegant décor of the 42-room Victorian mansion as they design floral works of art that complement the rooms and areas throughout Cupples House.
The flowers and fragrances of spring will cross-pollinate with the art and ambiance of the Historic Samuel Cupples House to create the perfect oasis for a relaxing afternoon.
Thursday, May 17; 5 - 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 18
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday, May 19
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday, May 20
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
For more information, please contact Mary at 314.977.2666.
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Fine and Performing Arts
Gary Barker, Professor of Theatre, was awarded the 2012 Kevin Kline Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play. The Award was in recognition of his performance of "Milton" in The Immigrant produced by The New Jewish Theatre, Saint Louis. The Kevin Kline Awards are sponsored by the Saint Louis Professional Theatre Council to acknowledge the best of professional theatre produced in Saint Louis.
Gary Barker, Professor of Theatre, is currently appearing as "Gen. J. Stroop" in Conversations with an Executioner at Upstream Theatre Company, Saint Louis. Professor Barker appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. The production runs through April 29, 2012.
Dr. Thomas F. Madden, Professor of History and Director of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, received a 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship for his project, "The Lion and the Cross: Violence, Religion and Identity in the Republic of St. Mark."
Modern and Classical Languages
Dr. Jean-Louis Pautrot, Professor of French and International Studies, has guest-edited an issue of L'Esprit Créateur 52.1 (Spring 2012) devoted to "Pascal Quignard." The journal is published by Johns Hopkins University Press.
Dr. Arline Cravens, adjunct instructor of French, successfully defended her dissertation, "Evolution of the Musical Novel in George Sand, Marie d'Agoult and Marie Krysinska," at Washington University in St. Louis, completing her Ph.D. in French Language and Literature.
Dr. Cassandra Hamrick, Professor of French, was keynote speaker for the annual "Jacques Chicoineau Lecture" held at Webster University on March 25, 2012. The title of her lecture was "The Amazing 19th Century in France". Sponsored by the Saint Louis-Lyon Sister Cities Committee, the lecture series is held in celebration of the life and work of Jacques Chicoineau (1919-2004), an accomplished writer and educator whose long service in the promotion of the cultural ties between France and Saint Louis was recognized during his lifetime by the French Minister of Education, by the French Senate, and by President Giscard d'Estaing.
Dr. Eleonore Stump was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. and will be inducted in October, 2012. This is an extraordinary honor, one that not only acknowledges Dr. Stump's level of achievement as a scholar, philosopher and writer, but one that lends even greater prestige and honor to the Department, College, and University.
Dr. Tim Lomperis spoke to three classes at the US Military Academy at West Point on his recent memoir, The Vietnam War from the Rear Echelon,
on April 13, 2012.
Psychology and International Studies
Dr. Judith Gibbons, Professor of Psychology and International Studies, gave a presentation on April 18, 2012 for the Women's Institute of the San Carlos
University, Guatemala. The title of her presentation was "The importance, satisfaction, and challenge of doing research about women and gender."
Sociology and Criminal Justice
Dr. Chad Huddleston, Assistant Professor of Anthropology in the Sociology and Criminal Justice Department, was invited to write a guest blog post for the American Anthropological Association (AAA), the discipline's largest organization. Dr. Huddleston is a cultural anthropologist that is currently studying survivalists and 'preppers' in the midwestern US. He gave a paper at the Central States Anthropological Society on this subject this past April. The subject of the AAA blog post was Zombie Squad, an organization that focuses on survivalist education in the St. Louis area. The post can be found at: http://blog.aaanet.org/2012/04/11/are-you-prepared-for-zombies/.
Dr. Jack Renard gave a public lecture on Islamic Hagiography, and a faculty seminar on Theological Themes in Muslim-Christian Dialogue, at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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January 9, 2012
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