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RETIREMENT FROM SLU
I wanted to take this opportunity, since I send out the weekly Newsletter, 8 )
to announce my retirement after 24 years at SLU on November 30, 2012.
I couldn't leave without saying "thank you" for the memories so many of us have shared over the years - working on projects like new faculty furniture, Newsletter requests, and events - especially gathering the documentation for the A&S Excellence Awards and Precommencement.
Many of you have been loyal and appreciated readers and marshals throughout 19 years of Precommencements with me!
Thinking of the years, it seems surreal to be leaving, but I'm looking forward to the freedom and time to devote to new "projects" and mostly having more time with my husband, Denis, my four kids who are graduates of SLU, and my nine grandchildren, soon to be ten!
I leave with very fond memories and have enjoyed knowing you and our time together - working, talking about our families, or just laughing!
God's blessings on each of you; I won't forget you and hope you sometimes miss my "nagging" reminder emails!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline to submit nominations: Wednesday, December 19, 2012.
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
Lilly Graduate Fellows Program
The Lilly Fellows Program is offering 16 fellowships of $3000 per year for three years for those considering a career teaching at religiously-affiliated colleges and universities. Those selected will comprise a cohort that will attend four national conferences over three years at Lilly's expense. Lilly Graduate Fellows and their mentors will also participate in a distance colloquium that involves group readings and discussions over the course of the three year program. This colloquium requires an average time commitment of 2-3 hours per week. The students in the current two cohorts have given the program extremely high praise, citing not only the enriching discussions in the biweekly colloquium but also the emotional and spiritual support that their mentors and fellow students have offered in withstanding the rigors of graduate school This fellowship is available to those who plan to enroll in a Ph.D., M.F.A. or Th.D. program in the fall of 2013 in any of the following disciplines: art; art history; creative writing; history; interdisciplinary studies; languages and literatures; music; music history; philosophy; religion; rhetoric; theater history; and theater arts. Applicants must have received a B.A. from SLU no earlier than April, 2008 and no later than June, 2013.
Saint Louis University will nominate three students by November 15 and is looking actively to solicit nominations. If you know of students planning to enter a Ph.D. program in the humanities in the fall of 2012, could you please contact them directly to inform them of this program or urge them to contact Mark Edward Ruff in the Department of History at email@example.com. The student will need to send a one page letter of interest by November 12 to Dr. Ruff.
You can find additional information on the program at: http://www.lillyfellows.org/GraduateFellowsProgram.aspx.
For more information, you can contact the Lilly Fellows program at Valparaiso University directly via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 219-464-5317.
IN TOUCH WITH THE ARTISTS FROM WILDWOOD PRESS
Please join us for a special gallery talk, featuring our current exhibit, Mark Making: Prints from Wildwood Press, in which artists present their insights into their creative process of printmaking.
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 5:30 - 7 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.)
Mary Judge, maryjudge.com
The gallery talk will offer an informal environment, allowing each artist to share information about her artworks, including her inspiration and the rich, collaborative exchange between artist and printer. Maryanne Ellison Simmons, master printmaker and founder of Wildwood Press, will be also be in-gallery for the talk.
Following the gallery tour and discussion, each artist will share a selection of her non-displayed work for viewing and discussion.
Mark Making: Prints from Wildwood Press continues through November 30.
More about the artist:
Mary Judge lives and works in both New York City and St Louis. At its core, Judge's art can be viewed as an image of an image of time. This subtle but distinct splitting, whether consciously intended or not, would seem to account for its singular urgency. The humanist ideal that originated with the Renaissance is such a manifestly irreducible component of her aesthetic bloodline that it all but insists upon acknowledgment if she is to maintain the integrity of her work and assert the totality of her thinking.
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.
2013 Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week Program
Advocacy in a Globalized World: From the Classroom to the Frontline
April 8 - 12, 2013
The 2013 Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week program will be held the week of April 8 - 12. 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 also 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 theme for the 2013 Atlas Program is "Advocacy in a Globalized World: From the Classroom to the Frontline". The Atlas Planning Committee is pleased to announce that John Prendergast will deliver the keynote address at the Atlas Week Signature Symposium on Thursday, April 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the Wool Ballrooms of the Busch Student Center. He will serve as a visiting peace practioner for two days at SLU (April 10th and 11th) and participate in several other organized events.
John Prendergast is a human rights activist and best-selling author who has worked for peace in Africa for over 25 years. He is the co-founder of the Enough Project, an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity affiliated with the Center for American Progress. During the Clinton administration, John was involved in a number of peace processes in Africa while he was the Director of African Affairs at the National Security Council and Special Advisor to Susan Rice at the Department of State. John has also worked for two members of Congress, UNICEF, Human Rights Watch, the International Crisis Group, and the U.S. Institute of Peace. He has been a Big Brother for over 25 years, as well as a youth counselor and a basketball coach.
John is the author or co-author of ten books. His newest book, Unlikely Brothers, released in May 2011, is a dual memoir co-authored with his first little brother in the Big Brother program. His previous two books were co-authored with Don Cheadle: Not On Our Watch, a New York Times bestseller and NAACP non-fiction book of the year, and The Enough Moment: Fighting to End Africa's Worst Human Rights Crimes , which focuses on building a popular movement against genocide and other human rights crimes..
Under the Enough Project umbrella, John has helped create a number of initiatives and campaigns. With George Clooney, he helped launch the Satellite Sentinel Project, which aims to prevent conflict and human rights abuses through satellite imagery. With Tracy McGrady and other NBA stars, John co-founded the Darfur Dream Team Sister Schools Program to fund schools in Darfurian refugee camps and create partnerships with schools in the United States. He helped launch two campaigns under Enough: the Raise Hope for Congo Campaign, highlighting the issue of conflict minerals that fuel the war there, and Sudan Now, focused on bringing peace to that embattled country. John is a board member and serves as Strategic Advisor to Not On Our Watch, the organization founded by George Clooney, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, and Brad Pitt.
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. The Atlas Planning Committee will begin accepting submissions shortly with information on the submission process to follow.
Atlas Week will open with an Interfaith Prayer Service on Monday, April 8th in St. Francis Xavier College Church. The program will conclude on Friday, April 12th with the Parade of Nations and the Billiken World Festival. For more information or to get involved in the planning process, please contact Michelle Lorenzini at email@example.com.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.
November 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 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.
November 16, 17, 18
RADIUM GIRLS by D. W. Gregory
In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie, an international celebrity, and luminous watches were the latest rage until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, this fast-moving, highly theatrical ensemble piece offers a wry, unflinching look at the peculiarly American obsessions with health, wealth, and the commercialization of science. A harrowing account of our collective capacity for denial juxtaposed with our individual capacity for courage.
Fridays and Saturdays: 8:00 p.m.
Sunday Matinee: 2:00 p.m.
For more information call the Theatre Box Office at 977-3327.
Thursday, November 15
Chairs/Program Directors Meeting
Pere Marquette Gallery
Thursday, November 15
Women's Studies: Dr. Elsy Cardona will present "Gen(d)eric Issues in the Collective Creation of Graphic Novels"
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Monday, November 19
Dr. Cindy Ott: Pumpkin: The Curious History of an American Icon, book talk and reading at Left Bank Books (Central West End)
For more information: http://www.left-bank.com/event/cindy-ott-pumpkin
Wednesday, November 21
Thursday, November 22 &
Friday, November 23
SLU Thanksgiving Holidays
Monday, November 26
Women's Studies: Advisory Board Meeting
12 - 1 p.m.
Friday, November 30
Women's Studies: Fall Business Meeting
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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.
Persuasive Politics 2012:
Presidential Campaign Memorabilia
The Saint Louis University Museum of Art is pleased to present Persuasive Politics 2012: Presidential Campaign Memorabilia.
The exhibition continues through Saturday, December 22.
Centuries of presidential campaign memorabilia from the collection of Saint Louis University benefactors, the late U.I. "Chick" Harris and his wife, Cecelia are contained in this impressive, yet eclectic exhibition. A George Washington coat button; an "I Like Ike" cigarette pack; and a Votomatic voting machine (with butterfly ballots) used in the 2000 presidential election in Palm Beach, Florida, are among more than 700 campaign items ranging from the historic and stoic to the contemporary and whimsical.For more information, please visit http://sluma.slu.edu or call 314.977.2666.
MODERN AND CLASSICAL LANGUAGES
Dr. Claudia Karagoz, Assistant Professor of Italian, presented a paper titled "Timely Anachronisms? A Reading of Elsa Morante's Critical Texts" at The Davy Carozza International Conference "Elsa Morante and the Italian Arts," held October 25-27, 2012 at The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. This international conference was co-sponsored by the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the birth the Italian writer Elsa Morante.
Dr. Sydney Norton, a member of the German faculty, delivered a paper, "Giving Birth to Modernism: Paula Modersohn-Becker's Children and Nude Self-portraits" at the German Studies Association Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Oct. 4-7). She presented a version of this paper as a gallery talk at the Saint Louis Art Museum in late September.RUSSIAN AND EAST EUROPEAN STUDIES
Several members of the Russian and East European Area Studies Program participated in the 50th anniversary conference of the Central Slavic Conference held in St. Louis, November 1-4, 2012.
A major feature was the exhibit of Soviet anti-religious propaganda posters from the Saint Louis University Libraries' Special Collections currently on display in the Pius XII Library. It was organized by David Borgmeyer (International Studies), in cooperation with Special Collections. Dr. Borgmeyer also is president of the Central Slavic Conference and gave a presentation titled "Global Education and the role of Slavic Studies." Three other SLU faculty participated in a roundtable on the posters: Elizabeth Blake (Modern and Classical Languages), Ellen Carnaghan (Political Science, and Daniel Schlafly (History).
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January 9, 2012
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