Monday, September 16, 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.
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Raising Funds for the Children of Syria
"No one seems innocent in this current conflict-except for the children. I wish there was some way to take their side, on all sides."
-Tobias Winright, PhD, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics.
On Saturday, 7 September 2013, Pope Francis called upon all Christians to fast and pray for peace in Syria. The Department of Theological Studies would like to extend the focus on Syria by providing a way to be on the side of the children of Syria. In addition to our prayers, those of us who are able can help the people of Syria in this horrendous struggle. We have decided to raise money for an education program for Syrian refugee children, which is being run by the Catholic Relief Services. From Monday, 9 September 2013 to Friday, 27 September 2013, we will be collecting funds from faculty and students of Saint Louis University on behalf of that program.
We realize that not everyone can donate, but if you are able, you can send your donation to Cassie Cantrell in Theological Studies (Adorjan Hall, Room 124). Cassie can receive cheques (payable to Catholic Relief Services) and cash. For those who wish to use a debit/credit card, please click here to donate on the Catholic Relief Services website. If you do use a card, send Cassie an email that you have done so at email@example.com. You don't have to tell her how much you have donated, but if you do we will add it to the total that we will announce at the end of fundraising period.
It is doubtful that the entire Saint Louis University community is in agreement about what to do about Syria, but we can agree to show our love for our fellow human beings, especially the children of this worn-torn country.
Questions? Contact Jim Ginther at firstname.lastname@example.org or (314) 977-2867, or Cassie Cantrell at (314) 977-2878.
Some Further Reading:
Thomas Reese, "What moral theologians say about getting involved in Syria," National Catholic Reporter (September 3, 2013).
Tobias Winright, "The Grace of Doing Something in Syria," Catholic Moral Theology Blog (September 4, 2013).
Tobias Winright, "A Just War 'No' to Bombing Syria," Political Theology Today (28 August, 2013).
Click here to read the recent comments of Very Rev. Adolfo Nicolás, S.J., S.T.D. (Superior General of the Society of Jesus) on the current Syrian crisis.Click here to read Pope Francis' homily during the Vigil of Prayer for Peace in St. Peter's Square on Saturday, September 7, 2013.
FINE & PERFORMING ARTS
London Spring Break 2014
FPA is sponsoring a Spring Break in London, March 8-15, 2014. All SLU students, faculty
and friends are eligible to sign-up. As many as three FPA faculty members will accompany the
group and give extra insight to theatre, music, and art excursions. Included are: Westminster
Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, National Gallery, Globe Theatre tour and workshop OR National
Theatre Backstage Tour and a trip to Shakespeare's Birthplace, including a seat to a production
by the Royal Shakespeare Company.
REGISTRATION deadline: Friday, October 11, 2013
How to sign -up for the trip
Go to tour website at:
www.hemispheretravel.com and follow the directions below:
- Click on the 'Online Payments and Tour Center' button located on the RIGHT side of the
- You must obtain your login information by clicking on the link "First Time User".
- Next, enter your chosen ID and PASSWORD.
- Login to your account and follow the directions to sign-up for the trip-you must have
the SLU London Trip code: 14TA6525
- Please note that you may make four payments according to the schedule given. The first payment is $625.
INFO MEETINGS-EVERYONE IS INVITED!!
Friday, September 20 at Noon in Xavier Hall 332
Tuesday, September 24 at 12:30 in Xavier Hall 128
Wednesday, October 2 at Noon in Xavier Hall 171
London Spring Break website at: http://www.slu.edu/x14264.xml
Call for Innovative Teaching Fellowship Applications and Pre-Application Workshops
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, Room 213.
The call begins on Monday, August 26 and closes on Wednesday, October 2,
when applications are due. For a comprehensive overview of the Innovative
Teaching Fellowship program, the revised application process, and updated
application forms, please visit the Reinert Center website:
The Learning Studio (http://slu.edu/cttl/teaching-innovations/learning-studio)
is a state-of-the-art teaching space designed by a team of Saint Louis University
faculty and students as part of the Herman Miller Learning Spaces Research Project
research-program.html). The Learning Studio provides flexible furniture combined
with a range of innovative technologies and features and seats up to 25 students at a
time. By leveraging the instructional design assistance provided by Reinert Center staff
and the unique features and technologies in the room, full-time faculty teaching in the
space will have a chance to experiment with teaching strategies to create engaging and
interactive learning experiences.
Current, full-time SLU teaching faculty interested in developing instructional approaches that
effectively optimize the use of the Learning Studio's features and technologies are invited to
apply for the Innovative Teaching Fellowship. Beginning this call, applicants are now
required to attend a Pre-Application Workshop during the week of September 9-13 and
sign-up for a required Pre-Submission Instructional Design Consultation, held during
the week of September 16-20, before interested faculty members' applications will
be considered complete.
Registration is required to attend a Pre-Application Workshop.
Click on the following link to register for one of the four sessions below:
- Monday, September 9, 2013 from 4-5 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 11, 2013 from Noon-1 p.m.
- Thursday, September 12, 2013 from Noon-1 p.m.
- Friday, September 13, 2013 from 3-4 p.m.
The Fellowship includes funding for a one-semester, 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. For this call,
the course-release semester would take place in the Spring 2014 and Fellows would teach in
the Learning Studio during the Fall 2014 semester.
Priority consideration will be given to applications that:
- Include creative ideas for maximizing the use of the Learning Studio space and
technologies to support student learning;
- Contain a method for assessing the impact of the proposed (re)designed course;
- Identify ways to serve as an instructional model for use by other SLU faculty; and
- Identify possible ways to contribute to the research on teaching in innovative
- Are from full-time faculty who have not previously received the Fellowship; please
note:No faculty member may receive an Innovative Teaching Fellowship in two
August 26: http://slu.edu/cttl/teaching-innovations/innovative-teaching-fellowship
To learn more about the Learning Studio and its amenities, please visit the following
Applications for the Fall 2014 fellowships should be emailed to Mary Cook, Office
Administrator, email@example.com, or turned in to Pius Memorial Library, Suite 221,
through the Quiet Study area, no later than 5 p.m., Wednesday, October 2, 2013.
Successful applicants will be notified by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9.
The English Department Research Colloquia at Saint Louis University
All presentations will take place in Adorjan 142, unless otherwise announced.
Tuesday, September 10, 4-5 p.m.
Hal Bush,"Continuing Bonds and American Authorship"
Tuesday, October 1, 2-3 p.m.
Stephen Casmier, "The Indomitable 'Zip Coon' and the Domestication of Black Power"
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"
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IN THE UNIVERSITY
Jennifer Moxley will be reading her poetry as part of the Sheila
Nolan Whalen Series in the English Department Tuesday, September
17 at 4 pm Dubourg Hall, Room 409, 221 N. Grand Blvd. A book
signing and reception will follow. In The Nation, Ange Mlinko describes
Clampdown as "poems that spill over with terror and bitterness, high
lyricism and lust . . .The figure she cuts is as erect and austere as a
gnomon; the shadow she casts will be long."
For more details, see here: http://www.slu.edu/english-department/sheila-nolan-whalen-reading-series
Geoff Miller presented two papers at the International Meeting of the Catholic Biblical Association in Spokane, WA (August 3-6). The first was "Shining a Light on the Dark Side of God: Divine Deceit in 1 Kings 22," and the second was "Intertextuality in the Deutero-Canonical Books."
MODERN AND CLASSICAL LANGUAGES
Dr. Julia Lieberman, Professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, presented a paper titled "The London Saar aSamaim Community in the Eighteenth Century and Its Poor," at the Sixteenth World Congress of Jewish Studies that took place in Jerusalem, Israel, July 28-August 1.
January 14, 2013
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