Monday, November 4, 2013
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Saint Louis University
September 27-November 16
Opening Reception September 27 4:30-6:30
This year's faculty exhibition at Saint Louis University features work by fourteen artists.
A variety of media will be on display ranging from painting and sculpture to metals
and photography. The artists featured in this exhibition are: Amy Bautz, Ilene
Berman, Martin Brief, Jim Burwinkel, Sage Dawson, Deborah Douglas,
Richard Dunn, Peg Fetter, Becky Grass, David Johnson, Nila Petty,
Sharron Pollack, Terri Shay, and Theodore Wood.
The Lilly Graduate Fellows Program is offering ten fellowships of $3000
per year for three years for those who are 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 past six 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
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 2014 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 Saint Louis University no earlier than April, 2009.
Saint Louis University will nominate three students by November 19. If you know of
talented seniors or recent alumni who are applying for Ph.D. programs in the fall,
please forward this information to them or contact Mark Edward Ruff, Associate
Professor of History, at the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.If you have additional
questions, please contact me at the abovementioned email and, most importantly, check
the Lilly Fellows website: www.lillyfellows.org and click on Graduate Fellows Program on
the link in the center of their home page. The link:
http://www.lillyfellows.org/GraduateFellowsProgram.aspx should take you there directly.
For more information, you can contact the Lilly Fellows program directly via e-mail
(email@example.com) or call 219-464-5317.
The English Department Research Colloquia at Saint Louis University
All presentations will take place in Adorjan 142, unless otherwise announced.
Tuesday, November 5, 4-5 p.m.
Ellen Crowell, "Oscar Wilde's Tomb: Silence and the Aesthetics of Queer Memorial"
Tuesday, December 10, 4-5 p.m, 332 Xavier Hall
Graduate student Presentations
Thomas Roland, "Games as texts in the Middle Ages and today"
Ina Seethaler, "Immigrant Women's Life Writing as Political Rhetoric"
Wednesday, January 22, 4-5 p.m.. 332 Xavier Hall
Ruth Evans, "Two Become One? Sexual Complementarity in Medieval English"
Wednesday, February 12, 2:15-3:15
Sara van den Berg, "Dwarfs and Pain: Two Issues in Disability Studies"
Wednesday, March 5, 4-5 p.m., 332 Xavier Hall
Jennifer Rust, "Economy and Drama in Early Modern England"
Wednesday, April 9, 4-5 p.m
Graduate student Presentations
Elisabeth Hedrick Moser, "Civilian Peripheral Trauma: Gertrude Stein and the Politics"
Matthew Bardowell, "The Aesthetics of Concealment and Revelation in Old English
and Old Norse Poetry"
James H. Korn Award for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Awards Ceremony
November 5, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m., Allied Health Multipurpose Room
The Reinert Center is proud to announce the winners of this year's Jim Korn Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award. We would like to congratulate the members of the IPE Teaching and Learning team:Rebecca Banks, Social Work
Judy Carlson, Nursing
Ginge Kettenbach, Physical Therapy
Kathy Kienstra, Radiation Therapy
Mary Krieger, Medical Center Library
David Pole, Family & Community Medicine
Irma Ruebling, Doisy College of Health Sciences
Nina Westhus, Nursing
A ceremony and reception will be held to honor the awardees. The award recipients will give a short presentation on their work and a reception with light refreshments will follow. All are welcome. To register, please click here.
Come have coffee and treats with local artist, Ilene Berman.
Nov. 6th at 3:30 pm in McGannon Hall, Rm 144
We are having our first "Coffee hour with Cool Women." Our first guest will be artist Ilene Berman. She does incredible work with a special focus on the troubling geographical segregation of STL neighborhoods. We will talk with her, about her art work, and activism as a woman. Check out her website NODhouse (NOD = North of Delmar) athttp://nodhouse.com/about-nodhouse/.
Coffee, tea and refreshments will be served. Everyone welcome!
Interfaith Partnership's Annual Dinner will be held on Wednesday evening,
November 6, at the St. Louis Marriott West Hotel (near Maryville University).
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the dinner begins at 7 p.m. Michael Wolfe, a Muslim,
author, and filmmaker, will speak about how Islam has partnered with other religions.
Bishop Howard Nelson of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will receive
a special award for his many years of leadership with Interfaith Partnership and the
interfaith community of St. Louis. The cost for the dinner is $75 per person ($35 for students).
Make checks out to Interfaith Partnership and send to 483 East Lockwood, Suite
107, St. Louis, MO 63119. Contact Leslie Heberlie at firstname.lastname@example.org for
The 2014 Interfaith Calendar is available for $19.95 (includes shipping/handling).
Make out your check to CRLMC and send to the Council of Religious Leaders of
Metropolitan Chicago, 5401 S. Cornell Avenue, Suite 223, Chicago, Illinois 60615.
Order online at www.crlmc.org. For questions, email email@example.com or call
The Department of Theological Studies is honored to announce that
Dr. Miguel Humberto Díaz will deliver the annual Bellarmine Lecture
on November 7th. Díaz, who served as U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican
from 2009 to 2012, will present "On Being Human: God, Diplomacy,
and the Common Good" in the Anheuser-Busch Auditorium in Cook Hall
(the business school). This event is free and the public is invited. Díaz
currently is the University Professor of Faith and Culture at the University
of Dayton, and his Ph.D. in systematic theology is from the University of
As a bridge-builder between government and civil society, Díaz was also a
key leader in the U.S. State Department's development of the Working Group
on Religion and Foreign Policy, the first systematic and comprehensive effort
on the part of the State Department to take seriously the role of religion and
religious actors in the formulation and implementation of foreign policy.
Prior to his appointment at the Vatican, Díaz taught theology at the College of
Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, MN and Saint John's University in Collegeville, MN.
He was a board member of the Catholic Theological Society of America and is
former president of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United
States. On June 4, 2013, The Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the
United States (ACHTUS) awarded the Virgilio Elizondo Award for Distinguished
Achievement in Theology to Miguel Díaz in Miami, FL. The academy grants the
award to an individual for "distinguished achievement in theology, in keeping with
the mission of the Academy."
2013 CMRS Annual Lecture Lester K. Little, the Dwight W. Morrow
Professor Emeritus of History at Smith College will deliver the 2013 CMRS
Annual Lecture. Dr. Little is one of the leading experts on the social history
of religion and religious movements in medieval Europe. His numerous
publications include Religious Poverty and the Profit Economy (Cornell
University, 1978);Liberty, Charity, Fraternity: Lay Religious Confraternities at
Bergamo in the Age of the Commune (Smith College, 1988); and Benedictine
Maledictions: Liturgical Cursing in Romanesque France (Cornell University, 1993).
He has served as Director of the American Academy in Rome, the President of the
Medieval Academy of America, and the President of the International Union of
Institutes of Archaeology, Art History and History in Rome The title of his lecture is
"Delivering Wine and Becoming a Saint in the Thirteenth Century: The Story of
Alberto." The lecture will take place in the Pere Marquette Gallery of Dubourg Hall
on Friday, November 8 at 3:30 p.m. A wine and cheese reception will follow.
Women's & Gender Studies Pedagogy Workshop
Wednesday, Nov. 13th
Come join us for a discussion about Women's & Gender studies and feminist pedagogy. Each panelist will address issues that come up in teaching Women's and Gender Studies courses. Everyone one welcome. Refreshment will be provided for all who attend.
Dr. Colleen McCluskey,
Dr. Robert Strikwerda,
Dr. Joya Uraizee,
and Amy Wallhermfechtel
Active Learning Strategies for The Flipped Classroom: A Mini Workshop
November 14, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., CGC Seminar Room 124
What would you do with your class time if you didn't have to lecture? That
question is at the heart of the reason faculty are attracted to the flipped
classroom model (reversing what we typically do in the classroom with what
students do on their own outside of class time) and concerned about it at the same
time. In this mini-workshop, we'll examine active learning strategies to help
structure small group work and discussion for the flipped classroom. Participants
are encouraged to bring course syllabi and come prepared to work on a course plan.
(Note: this session does not cover technology such as Tegrity for creating lectures.)
Register for this workshop here.
Free speech champion Mary Beth Tinker, who made headlines as a
teenage girl who precipitated a landmark 1969 U.S. Supreme Court case
that protected the First Amendment rights of students and teachers, will
speak at SLU on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Saint Louis Room
of the BSC. The event is sponsored by the Department of Communication
and is open to the public.
Mary Beth was one of a handful of students in her community who wore black
armbands to school to protest the Vietnam War. For that, she was suspended
(and her family received death threats). She sued, and her case eventually got
to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled in her favor. In Tinker v. Des Moines
Independent Community School District, the Supreme Court famously ruled that
students and teachers do not "shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech
or expression at the schoolhouse gate."
This fall, Mary Beth and First Amendment attorney Mike Hiestand are touring the
country on the "Tinker Tour," visiting colleges, law schools, and high schools to
promote civics education, youth voices, free speech, and a free press. The tour
has been endorsed by many of the country's leading civics education, civil rights,
journalism, and journalism education groups. For more information about the tour,
visit the tour's website: http://tinkertourusa.org/about/tinkertour/
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The third annual Saint Louis University Art Fair, themed "Where Creativity Touches Lives," will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec 10, in the Wool Ballroom of Busch Student Center. University artists can showcase their talents the third annual event. A portion of the proceeds from the fair will benefit "Allies for Inclusion: The Ability Exhibit."
Call for Artists! The SLU Art Fair committee, a subgroup of the MOVE committee, seeks artists for the fair. University faculty, student artists, staff, alumni and immediate family members of the SLU community are eligible to take part, and all creative media are welcome.
There is a $25 non-refundable registration fee (waived for SLU students) to cover the cost of the fair. The registration fee is waived for SLU students.
Set-up for the event will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9. Anyone interested in taking part should complete the Artist Information Form and use the online payment form to pay for registration.
Angelyn Dries, OSF, Professor Emerita, Department of Theological Studies
authored "Catholic Mission in North America, 1910-2010," a chapter in Stephen
B. Bevans, ed., A Century of Catholic Mission. Regnum Edinburgh Centenary
Series, Oxford. The Series commemorates the World Missionary Conference held
in Edinburgh in 1910 and elaborates on the diversity of global mission in the century
that followed, as well as the impetus toward the reunification of Christians.
Angelyn Dries, OSF, Professor Emerita, Department of Theological Studies was
elected Vice President of the American Catholic Historical Association (2014) with
succession to President (2015). The ACHA is an organization of scholars from various
academic fields, archivists, and others who study the historical dimensions of Catholic
Tobias Winright co-edited Environmental Justice and Climate Change: Assessing
Benedict XVI's Ecological Vision for the Catholic Church in the United States. Lanham,
MD: Lexington Books, 2013.
Nathaniel Rivers, Assistant Professor, published "Rhetorical Theory/Bruno Latour" (Video Series). Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture.
"We Have Never Been Critical." (Video). Itineration: Cross Disciplinary Studies in Rhetoric, Media, and Culture.
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