Monday, October 1, 2012
From the College
In the University
Faculty Publications, Presentations, Awards
Department Community Events
Community Outreach, Partnerships, Media Events
External Funding, Research Productivity
College of Arts and Sciences Faculty and Staff Appreciation Breakfast
Dean Barber invites you to attend the College's Faculty and Staff Appreciation Breakfast in your honor and in recognizing
your important contributions to the College.
Dean Barber asks that you briefly introduce your new faculty and staff at the breakfast.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
DuBourg Hall Refectory 157
If you haven't emailed an RSVP yet, please do. Email your RSVP to Linda Thien, firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013 Arts & Sciences Excellence Awards
Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Awards
Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring Award
Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award
Excellence in Graduate Mentoring Award
Excellence in Adjunct Teaching Award
Arts and Sciences Staff Excellence Award
Faculty from the College of Arts & Sciences as well as undergraduates with majors in the College and graduate students pursuing an advanced degree are encouraged to submit nominations for the College's Annual Excellence Awards. One full-time professor in each of the College divisions (humanities, sciences, social sciences) will be chosen for an Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award. An Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring Award will be given to one full-time faculty member from the College.
An Excellence in Graduate Teaching and an Excellence in Graduate Mentoring will be awarded to a faculty member in Graduate Education. An Excellence in Adjunct Teaching Award and an Arts and Sciences Staff Excellence Award are also being offered this year. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to submit nominations for the Staff Excellence Award.
Access your nomination forms here and submit your nomination by dropping it off in Verhaegen Hall, Room 321, or send it by email to email@example.com
Deadline to submit nominations: Wednesday, December 19, 2012.
On Monday October 1st at 7p.m., the Department of Theological Studies of Saint Louis University, in cooperation with the John Templeton Fund, will host a lecture and panel, "The Death of Scripture and the Rise of Biblical Studies," in the Anheuser-Busch Auditorium of the John Cook School of Business. The featured speaker, Dr. Michael Legaspi, won a 2011 Templeton Award for his work on the topic. Dr. Matthew Thiessen (New Testament) and Dr. Grant Kaplan (Systematic and Modern Theology) will respond to Dr. Legaspi. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Shift from Teaching to Learning: A Day with Neil Fleming
For years, educators have been talking about the need for a shift from an emphasis on teaching to an emphasis on learning, and this shift has informed changes in everything from classroom teaching strategies to national accreditation standards. However, the move away from so-called "coverage" models of teaching has been slow to take off in higher education. One thing can help: understanding what the research says about how people learn and about how best to facilitate learning in both on-ground and online courses.
On October 5, the Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning welcomes Neil Fleming (http://www.vark-learn.com/english/page.asp?p=biography), creator of the VARK learning styles questionnaire (www.vark-learn.com/), back to Saint Louis University.
Neil Fleming will facilitate two different workshops:
- How Does Learning Work? An Update on Learning
10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Multi-purpose Room, Allied Health Building
In this interactive workshop, Fleming will address the question, How does learning work?, providing a look at what brain-based research suggests and inviting participants to consider how this information might transform their teaching practices.
- From Teaching to Learning
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saint Louis Room, Busch Student Center
This interactive workshop will focus on the paradigm shift "from teaching to learning" and the importance of this shift for higher education today. Fleming will focus on concrete teaching strategies instructors can use to improve student learning.
All SLU faculty, graduate students, and other course instructors are invited to join us for one or both of these events, and registration is required.
To find out more, go to http://www.slu.edu/cttl/events/neil-fleming.
To register for one or both workshop(s), go to:
Season Tickets: $25 for SLU Faculty and Staff; $20 for all students. And that includes all four shows!
Call the box office: 314-977-3327
Third Annual Newman Convocation
On Thursday, October 11th at 7:00pm in the College Church the 3rd annual Newman Convocation will take place. This year it celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Opening of Second Vatican Council. This Convocation, sponsored by Saint Louis University, involves the participation of the four theology faculties in the St. Louis area: Aquinas Institute, Fontbonne University, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, Department of Theological Studies as well as the Department of Mission and Ministry.
The featured speaker will be Catherine Vincie, RSHM of Aquinas Institute. She will speak on the first document to emerge from the council: The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy. Respondents will be Associate Professor Daniel Finucane of the Saint Louis University Department of Theological Studies and Fr. Jason Schumer of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary.
Archbishop Robert Carlson of St. Louis will preside.
All are invited. Faculty who wish to participate in the introductory academic procession are requested to wear their academic garment and meet in the lower College Church fifteen minutes prior to the opening of the convocation.
For further information on this event, see http://www.slu.edu/x68017.xml
Dr. Marjorie H. Richey Lecture
Douglas Kenrick, Ph.D., who's written extensively on applying evolutionary ideas to human behavior and thought processes, will deliver this year's annual Dr. Marjorie H. Richey Lecture.
Dr. Kenrick, professor of psychology at Arizona State University, will present "Sex, Murder and Self-Actualization: The Evolution of Human Motivation" at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24, at Anheuser-Busch Auditorium in John and Lucy Cook Hall.
The Richey Lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Saint Louis University Department of Psychology at 314-977-2301.
Dr. Kenrick is the director of the social psychology program at Arizona State University and author of more than 190 scientific articles, books and book chapters. At a theoretical level his work integrates three great syntheses of the last few decades: evolutionary psychology, cognitive science and dynamical systems theory.
His work has been reported in outlets including Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Psychological Review, Perspectives on Psychological Science, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. Kenrick has edited several books on evolutionary psychology, contributed chapters to the Handbook of Social Psychology and the Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology, and been an author of two multi-edition textbooks (Social Psychology: Goals in Interaction, with steve Neuberg and Bob Cialdini, is now in its fifth edition).
His latest book is Sex, Murder and the Meaning of Life: A Psychologist Investigates How Evolution, Cognition, and Complexity Are Revolutionizing Our View of Human Nature. His upcoming book, to appear next year, is Deep Rationality: The Ancestral Wisdom Behind Our Seemingly Senseless Decisions.
About the Dr. Marjorie H. Richey Lecture
The Dr. Marjorie H. Richey Lecture was established in 1996 by SLU alumna Ann Beatty, Ph.D., CEO of Psychological Associates Inc., in St. Louis. The lectureship honors her mentor, Marjorie Richey, who died in 2005. Richey retired in 1993 after nearly 30 years on the University faculty.
Oscar Wilde said: "we are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking up at the stars."
In this talk, Kenrick will describe some research that ranges from the gutter (exploring the base motives behind murderous fantasies, one-night stands and dirty old men lusting after younger women) to the stars (how fundamental motives influence artistic creativity, economics and religiosity). Despite our abilities to appreciate Shakespeare and Monet, we are still members of the animal kingdom, who share a multitude of inherited dispositions with baboons, hyenas and gutter rats. But researchers studying human behavior in evolutionary context have discovered that the underside of human nature is intimately connected to our more stellar characteristics. At the highest level, research on these apparently diverse topics, combined with the insights of Evolutionary Psychology, Cognitive Science and Complexity Theory, can help provide an answer to the big question: "What is the meaning of life." And Dr. Kenrick will address the more profound question: What do Porsche Carreras and Hybrid Hondas have to do with self-actualization?
Call for Papers: The Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Deadline for submission of papers is December 15, 2012.
For more information and to submit your proposal, see the poster below.
University-wide Testing Center
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 December 1 (see specific dates below)
Department of Fine and Performing Arts:
Saint Louis University Faculty Exhibition
Boileau Hall, 38 Vandeventer (westernmost end of West Pine Mall)
Convenient parking in front of the building
Gallery open on the following dates from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Other times are available through appointment by calling Rick Dunn, 977-3105.
October 6, 13, 19, 26, 27;
November 2, 10, 16, 17
The 2012 Annual Faculty Exhibition displays recent work from full-time faculty and adjuncts in the studio art program at Saint Louis University. These research endeavors are in a variety of media - ceramics, drawing, digital art, fibers, metals, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.
Through December 16, 2012
Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA)
3700 West Pine Boulevard
Patrick Graham/Thirty Years: The Silence Becomes the Painting
Patrick Graham: "The silence becomes the painting, the painting comes from silence. It is the moment when painting is no longer an act of doing or making but of receiving."
A thirty-year retrospective of work by one of Ireland's most important contemporary artists.
Peter Selz, exhibition curator: Graham confronts the viewer with drawings and paintings of shattering force...he makes us aware that great painting has a presence and a future.
Department of Theological Studies:
Michael Legaspi will discuss "The Death of Scripture and the Rise of Biblical Studies".
Anheuser-Busch Auditorium of Cook Hall
It is free and open to the public.
The Craft of Poetry by Tom Pickard
DuBourg Hall, Sinquefield Stateroom, Room 409
Tuesday, October 2
The Society of African American Studies:
Dr. Treva Lindsey, Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Missouri, presents
Rachetness and Hip-Hop: From the Strip Club to the Radio
McGannon Hall 260
The Strip Club is where new music is tested out, where stars go to be seen or to relax, where the value of a song can be measured by the number of dollars that fly skyward when it plays. However, the radio now plays great hip-hop singles that focus on the raw celebration of what passes for economic stimulus, tossing dollar bills into the sky without care and women shaking their behinds. This program will look at the constructs of male and female gender and sexual identities. As well as identity construction and how the media perpetuates certain social constructs.
The Islamic Interfaith Dialogue Lunch Meetings
12:10 - 1:30 p.m.
Aquinas Institute of Theology (one block south of the intersection of Laclede and Spring Avenue) Room 215
At these meetings, a group of Jews, Christians, and Muslims study the Qur'an and the Bible together.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Women's Studies: Feminist Reading Group
12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m.
McGannon Hall 144 Conference Room
October 5, 6 and 12, 13, 14
WONDER OF THE WORLD by David Lindsay-Abaire
Nothing will prepare you for the dirty little secret Cass discovers in her husband's sweater drawer.
It is so shocking that our heroine has no choice but to flee to the honeymoon capital of the world in a frantic search
for the life she thinks she missed out on. It's a wild ride over Niagara Falls in a barrel of laughs as playwright
David Lindsay-Abaire explores marital discord run amok in this revved-up, joyously zany extravaganza of a play.
Women's Studies Brown Bag Lunch:
Dr. Emily Lutenski: "More than a Wife: Margery Latimer & the 'New American Race.'"
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
McGannon 144 Conference Room
Tuesday, October 9
Faculty Workshop sponsored by the Sociology and Criminal Justice Department
Kee-Hean Ong, Ph.D.:"Using Technology for Research and Teaching"
Assistant Professor of Environment and Occupational Health
College for Public Health & Social Justice
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
McGannon Hall, Room 260
Kee-Hean Ong, PhD joined the faculty at Saint Louis University's School of Public Health (SPH) in August 2009. Dr. Ong's presentation is on using new technology in the classroom. Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Ong served as Assistant Director for the SLU SPH Environmental Health Research Laboratory.
His laboratory based research includes removal of lead from various indoor surfaces, methods for indoor microbe reduction such as, dust mites, dust mite allergen, and mold, from carpets. Beside laboratory based research, Dr. Ong also has an interest in advocating the use of technology such as Geographical Information System (GIS) in public health research. He is working on incorporating traditional laboratory bench research with GIS for applied public health studies.
Faculty Council Meeting
Beracha Hall 121
Thursday, October 18
Chairs and Program Directors Meeting
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Beracha Hall, Room 121 (3721 Laclede Avenue)
Tuesday, October 23
College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty and Staff Appreciation Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
DuBourg Refectory 157
Thursday, October 25
Saint Louis University School of Law: Law School Admissions Program
Busch Student Center, Room 351
Thursday, October 25
Saint Louis University School of Law: Midwest Association of Pre-Law Advisors Law School Caravan
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Busch Student Center Wool Ballrooms
Speak with Law School Admissions counselors from law schools across the country! We have 99 schools coming on campus. This event is open to all students.
Department of Fine and Performing Arts:
Jim Burwinkel's work "Divide" has been accepted in Art St. Louis XXVIII Exhibition.
The opening reception is November 10 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Juror's Gallery Talk preceeding reception from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Art St. Louis XXVIII Exhibition, 555 Washington Avenue #150, 63101
See for artstlouis.org for more information.
The exhibition was juried by Richard West. Mr. Richard V. West is an art historian, curator, author and Director Emeritus of the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, WA. Over his career, he has curated exhibits that reveal his interest in both the fine arts & popular culture-exhibitions ranging from "Munich and American Realism in the Nineteenth Century" (1978) to "Children of the Yellow Kid: The Evolution of the American Comic Strip" (1998). In recent years, West has concentrated on exhibitions, essays, and lectures highlighting the work of contemporary artists who are redefining the boundaries of representation, from Odd Nerdrum to Mark Ryden. West has also juried or co-juried national and regional exhibitions, including Watercolor USA, Art Maui, and Expressions West, as well as serving as guest curator for the Miami Art Fair. He is currently preparing a monograph on American painter & illustrator Rockwell Kent. West has served on the Professional Practices Committee of the College Art Association and the Ethics & Standards Committee of the Association of Art Museum Directors.
Monday, October 29
Women's Studies Advisory Board Meeting
12 noon - 1 p.m.
McGannon Conference Room 144
The 52nd meeting of St. Louis' Dialogue Group of the World's Religions and Philosophies
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Busch Student Center: Wool Ballroom (Grand and Laclede)
Representatives of many different religions will discuss their beliefs about God. This program is free and open to the public.
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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.
Call for Innovative Teaching Fellowship Applications and Learning Studio Open Forums
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, for the Fall 2013 semester through the Center's Innovative Teaching Fellowship program. The call closes on Monday, October 1.
The Learning Studio is a state-of-the-art teaching space designed by a team of faculty and students as part of the Herman Miller Learning Studio Research Project. The Learning Studio provides flexible furniture combined with a range of innovative technologies and features. Using the instructional design assistance provided by the staff of the Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning and the unique features and technologies in the room, faculty teaching in the space will experiment with new teaching strategies to create engaging and interactive learning experiences designed especially for today's learners.
Currently, we are accepting fellowship applications for teaching in the Learning Studio during the Fall 2013, with course reduction and instructional design to occur in Spring 2013. The Fellowship includes funding for a one-semester and 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. Applications containing creative ideas for using and assessing the Learning Studio space and technologies to support student learning will receive priority in the selection process. Priority consideration is also given to applicants who have not previously received the Fellowship.
To download application forms, visit the Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning's website. To learn more about the Learning Studio, please click here.
Applications for the Fall 2013 fellowships should be emailed to Michaella Hammond at email@example.com or turned in to Room 209C in Des Peres Hall no later than 5 p.m. Monday, October 1, 2012. Questions? Please email Michaella or call, 314-977-1910.
President's Research Fund Announces Next Round, Includes Multidisciplinary Opportunities
DEADLINE: Monday, October 15th, 2012, 5p.m.
The President's Research Fund (PRF) supports promising research projects that have strong potential to attract external grant funding. Awards will be distributed in the Fall 2012 application cycle to support research activity for standard grants of up to $25,000, as well as Cross-School/College Collaborative grants of up to $50,000.
Applications must be submitted through eRS.
Guidelines and the current Application Package are available on the ORDS Internal Awards web page.
Investigators with questions may contact the Office of Research Development & Services (ORDS), at 977-7742.
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Dr. Emily Lutenski published an article titled, "Tribes of Men: John Joseph Mathews and Indian Internationalism" in Studies in American Indian Literatures 24.2 (Summer 2012), 39-64.
FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS
John Lamb was awarded Best Theater Photographer - 2012 in the Riverfront Times Best of 2012 issue:
"To most people, Lamb is the genial box-office manager at Saint Louis University's theater in Xavier Hall. But a few years back, his photographs began showing up alongside reviews in publications such as this one - and they are outstanding. Sometimes Lamb's photos are posed - as, for instance, his amusing cast portrait for Act Inc.'s Travels with My Aunt, an adaptation of Graham Greene's novel in which four actors took turns playing the same stuffy bank manager; it's not an easy stylistic manner to describe, but Lamb's photo made the premise crystal clear. More often Lamb's photos are spontaneously composed production stills that capture movement and energy: His work on the St. Louis Actors' Studio production of Tracy Letts' Killer Joe crystallized that raunchy play's sensual stillness; the close-up of Elise LaBarge and Tommy Nolan hovering over a candelabra in the final scene of Insight Theatre's Glass Menagerie encapsulated that play's shattering fragility. A Lamb photo can make you want to see a play, then make you recall a production long after it has closed - when, as Tennessee Williams put it, the plays are memory."
Professor Emerita, Angelyn Dries, "Awash in a Sea of Archives": Key Research Sources in the United States for the Study of Mission and World Christianity," Theological Librarianship Vol. 5 No. 2 (July 2012): 23-28. She also gave the Keynote address: "Mining the Archives You Mind: Potential Uses and Connections," at the Archivists of Religious Congregations Conference, New Orleans, LA, September 6, 2012. One emphasis in the latter was how archivists can connect with universities for their mutual benefit. An illustration of the point was the Resource Guide for the Study of American Catholic Missions Overseas, a project she completed with the Saint Louis Area Archivists.
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January 9, 2012
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