Monday, May 7, 2012
This is the last Newsletter until Fall 2012. Please continue to email Newsletter submissions to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
and they will appear in the first August Newsletter issue.
Have a wonderful Summer!
Office of Graduate Education Announces Fellowship Recipients
The Office of Graduate Education has announced the recipients of three University fellowships.
Three students received Presidential Fellowships of $26,000 for four years for doctoral study and two for master's study, 21 hours of scholarship annually and health insurance. Fellowship recipients are Megan Diestelmeier, communication sciences and disorders; Molissa "Molly" Elrick, pharmacological and physiological sciences; and Rebecca Lelko, mathematics and computer science.
Dissertation fellows receive one year of stipend funding equivalent to an assistantship, 12 hours of tuition scholarship and health insurance. Dissertation Fellowships winners for 2012-13 are Michelle Hendricks, psychology; Aliceia Johnson, chemistry; Charles Johnson, chemistry; Yuyan Jordan, integrated and applied science; Abigail Lambke, English; Ina Seethaler, English; Ann Walk, psychology; and Benjamin Wayman, theological studies.
Diversity Fellows receive a $22,750 stipend for four years, 21 hours of tuition scholarship annually and health insurance. New Diversity Fellows are Michael Hankins, integrated and applied sciences; Richard Morales, American studies; and Rae "Alex" Wilkerson, psychology.
May issue of the University Libraries e-newsletter
The May issue of the University Libraries e-newsletter is now available online at:
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.
FACULTY ATTENDANCE FOR CAS PRECOMMENCEMENT AND RECEPTION
If you haven't emailed your RSVP to attend the College of Arts and Sciences Precommencement
on Friday, May 18, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. in the Chaifetz Arena and the reception following in the BSC Wool Ballroom, please email your RSVP
to Linda Thien at email@example.com or return your attendance form in interoffice mail to Linda Thien, Verhaegen 321.
Verhaegen Hall is one of the drop-off points to donate new or used shoes
for the Shoeman Water Project until May 23rd.
The collection box is located on the 3rd floor of Verhaegen on the stair landing next to the elevator and
on the first floor of Verhaegen by the Micah Program.
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!
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
Monday, May 7
Fine and Performing Arts: Jazz Concert
Xavier Hall Mainstage Theatre
Tuesday, May 8
Fine and Performing Arts: Annual Student Art Show
Noon to 4 p.m.
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.
Rooms in Bloom
May 17 - May 20
Historic 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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Anit Behera was named the winner of the 42nd Annual Leopold Marcus Award competition held on Monday, April 30, 2012 as part of the chemistry department's awards night activities and dinner. The Marcus Award is given to a senior chemistry or biochemistry major doing undergraduate research at Saint Louis University.
Anit Behera was chosen on the basis of his presentation, "Characterization of Alcohol-Tolerant Deoxyribozymes," carried out under the direction of Dr. Dana Baum. Other participants and their research mentors were Sara Baumann (Dr. Paul Jelliss), Amy Bi (Dr. Istvan Kiss), Vanessa Goodwill (Dr. Bruce Kowert), and Yi Ren (Dr. Mike Lewis).
At the 4th "Happy Chinese" Competition - College Group (Washington University, University of Missouri - St Louis, Saint Louis University, Webster University) hosted by The Confucius Institute at Webster University on April 21, the SLU Chinese language team received the 1st place award for speech competition (Lauren Herbert, McKinley Ryan, Caitlin Jonson, Roy J. Taylor, Alexander Urioste, Joseph Kavanaugh, and Maximillian Bourdillon). Donald Dodsworth received the 2nd place award for speech competition, and Christopher Fortson and Tiara Harrison received the 3rd place award for talent competition.
See photos from the event here: http://www.slu.edu/colleges/AS/languages/newsevents/phpslides2/phpslideshow.php
Seven members of the Political Science department attended the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, April 12-15, 2012:
Dr. J.D. Bowen presented a a paper on "Politics beyond Parties: Non-electoral Modes of Right-wing Political Activism in Latin America" and served as a discussant for a panel on Social Movements in Latin America.
Dr. Nadia Brown delivered a paper on "Gender, Race, and Constituency Communication: An Analysis of Members' Websites."
Dr. Ellen Carnaghan gave a paper on "Politics of the Absurd: Humor as a Mobilizing Tool in Russia" and served as a discussant and chair of a panel on Authoritarianism in Post-Soviet Russia.
Dr. Matthew Hall presented a paper on "The Search for Judicial Independence: Judicial Review of Important Legislative Enactments" and served as a discussant for a panel on "The Legitimacy of Judicial Institutions."
Dr. Amber Knight delivered a paper on "Democratizing Disability Including Citizens with Disabilities in Democratic Deliberations."
Dr. Jason Windett served as a discussant for a panel onStereotypes and the Evaluation of Women Candidates.
Dr. Emmanuel Uwalaka served as a chair and discussant on a panel on "Media and Democratization."
Kate Blankmeyer, SLU graduate student, Dr. Jana Hackathorn, SLU alum, and Dr. Eddie Clark
presented "Death and attraction: Differential effect of mortality salience in romantic relationships"
and Michelle Hasan, SLU graduate student and Diversity Fellow, and Dr. Clark
presented "Loneliness, personality, and dependency on a romantic partner"
at the annual meetings of the Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago.
Brian D. Robinette, Associate Professor of Theological Studies, recently published "Deceit, Desire, and the Desert: René Girard's Mimetic Theory in Conversation with Early Christian Monastic Practice," in Violence, Transformation, and the Sacred. Ed., Margaret R. Pfeil & Tobias L. Winright. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books (2012): 130-143.
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January 9, 2012
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