Campus briefs: January 15th

Faculty Book Launch: Dr. Kathleen McConnell.

Dr. Kathleen McConnell, chair of the English Department at St. Thomas launches her book Pain, Porn and Complicity: Women Heroes from Pygmalion to Twilight, a collection of essays analyzing women as protagonists and how they are characterized in popular culture and the effect of those characterizations on the culture that consumes them.

Dr. McConnell has published two books of poetry under the name Kathy Mac: Nail Builders Plan for Strength and Growth and The Hundefraulein Papers.

The book will be launched at STU’s Holy Cross Conference Room on January 18, 2013 at 3:30 pm. TO RSVP, please see

Gerontology Lecture: Aging and Dementia with Dale Goldhawk and Dr. John McLaughlin.

Within 20 years, dementia will affect 1.4 million Canadians and the family members who’ll be caring for them.
Dale Goldhawk has committed nearly 20 years of service to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada, where he works as a tireless advocate in an effort to raise awareness and to reduce stigma.
All are welcome to join Goldhawk and Dr. McLaughlin on Jan. 24 to discuss aging and dementia and ways you can get involved.

DATE: JAN 24, 2013
TIME: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Aquinas Lecture in Philosophy: “Revolutionary Declarations: State of Right vs. Right of Opposition” by Dr. Peg Birmingham.

On Jan. 24, Dr. Peg Birmingham of DePaul University in Chicago, will examine the revolutionary aspects of the French Declaration of the Right of Man and the Citizen and argue that the notion of citizenship includes the rights of the stateless and refugees.

The lecture will take place at 4:30 pm in the Holy Cross-House Conference Room.

Yellow Box Gallery Presents: Sky Pape Exhibition “Selections from the Bellagio Suite”

Thursday Jan. 17th St. Thomas’ Yellow Box gallery will exhibit the work of renowned Canadian artist Sky Pape. Pape will display “Selections from the Bellagio Suite” featuring recent works completed during her residency at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center in northern Italy.

Her work can be found in the Ontario Art Gallery collection as well as the Museum of Modern Art; the Guggenheim Museum; Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende, Kunst, Berlin; Brooklyn Museum of Art; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC; and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara CA.

The opening will take place at 5:00pm beginning with an artist’s talk in McCain Hall room 101 from at 4:00pm.

STUSU Film Festival.

St. Thomas University is hosting it’s first annual film festival. Any STU student can enter a film of no more than 10 minutes. Entries are due Feb 2. It can be an original short film, documentary, or music video.

Students have access to the Marshall D’Avary Hall UNB Equipment Room, with tons of filming/recording gear and editing suites:

UNB Media Lab:
Equip info:

The rules:

– Must be a student of St Thomas University, with use of non STU student actors.
– Maximum length of ten minutes.
– Cannot be material made before the festival, nor can it be work submitted to another film festival.
– Submit them to Alex Vietinghoff with your STU student ID, year and programme of study, as well as a short blurb about yourself. Use either a memory stick, cd or dvd and drop it off in an envelope for Alex at the Admissions Office in the Welcome Building.

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