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International Exchange Information Session

DATE:   12/1/18
TIME:   2:30 PM
LOCATION:   George Martin Hall, Room 301

Thinking about going on Exchange?
An exchange experience is an invaluable one.  If you are looking for an opportunity to experience a different language, culture and educational system while earning academic credit, then an academic exchange may be for you.  Taking a semester or a year to study abroad is an excellent way to enhance your St. Thomas University degree, and allows you to challenge yourself in ways you never imagined. 
 
Visit http://w3.stu.ca/stu/academics/travelstudy to learn more!
 
Deadline for Exchange Applications: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - drop off to GMH 303. Contact cmonteith@stu.ca for more information.

Annual Aquinas Lecture: “Forgetting Memory Skepticism” with Dr. Kevin McCain, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Alabama

DATE:   18/1/18
TIME:   4:15 PM
LOCATION:   St. Thomas Chapel, Holy Cross House

Hosted by the Department of Philosophy, the annual Aquinas Lecture will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 4:15 pm in the Holy Cross Chapel.
 
Dr. Kevin McCain, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham will discuss “Forgetting Memory Skepticism”.
 
Memory skepticism denies that we have some important epistemic good that is connected to memory that we typically believe we have. One kind of memory skepticism denies, in particular, our justification for thinking memory is epistemically trustworthy. In this paper we develop and respond to this skepticism. It could threaten memory in such a way that we would altogether lack beliefs. If it threatens memory in this way, then the skepticism is ultimately self-defeating. If it does not threaten memory in this way, then the skepticism leaves a foundation for an inference to the best explanation response. We articulate this response and explain why it is not problematically circular.
 
Dr. Kevin McCain is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His research interests lie primarily at the intersection of epistemology and philosophy of science. In particular, he is interested in the nature of explanatory reasoning and its role in responding to skeptical challenges as well as generating scientific and everyday knowledge.

STU Leads! Leadership Summit

DATE:   27/1/18
TIME:   9:00 AM
LOCATION:   St. Thomas University

STU Leads! is an energy-packed, one-day event that aims to provide current and emerging student leaders with an opportunity to learn about various leadership topics and styles while also developing tangible skills.

STU Leads! will have inspiring keynotes, interactive workshops, and skills-based training from some of the top leadership talent in our community.

Come out to hear from alumni, community leaders and STU students on topics like the power of networking, conflict resolution, diversity training, public speaking, self-care for leaders and many others.
 
STU Leads! Conference Registration Cost:
$10. Conference registration includes entry to all keynote talks, concurrent sessions and lunch. Registration fee in non-refundable. Conference begins at check-in is at 9:00am. 
 
Tentative Schedule
9:00 am - 9:30 am Registration. Network and meet other delegates.
9:30 am -9:45 am Opening Remarks
9:45 am - Keynote Presentation
10:45 am - break
11:00 am - Student-led Sessions Block #1 (3 concurrent sessions)
12:00 pm - Lunch & artistic performance
12:45 pm - Community-led Sessions Block #2 (3 concurrent sessions)
1:45 pm - Break
2:00 pm - Alumni-led Session Block #3 (3 concurrent sessions)
3:10 pm - Think-Tanks: A reflective discussion (planet Hatch)
4:00 pm - Closing remarks

For more information, please contact Jessica Hughes, Manager, Office of Experiential & Community Based Learning: jessicah@stu.ca

Theatre St. Thomas Presents "What's Next?"

DATE:   31/1/18
TIME:   7:30 PM
LOCATION:   Black Box Theatre

To celebrate 25 years in the Black Box, TST asked What’s Next? And STU students and alumni answered in a big way.

TST will produce the world-premieres of the three winners of our playwriting festival with TST President Robbie Lynn as Festival Producer. Featuring the writing of STU students, the direction of SiPP alumni, and the acting of TSTers, What’s Next? will showcase the multiple talents of our theatre community.

The Black Box Theatre. January 31-February 3, 2018 at 7:30pm (+2:00pm Sat.). $10 regular / $5 students and seniors.
 
And Above All
by Thomas MacDougall.
Directed by Samuel Crowell.
It is 8:38am in a small Nevada town and all seems peaceful, but the shadow of communism is lurking in America. Nuclear war threatens! But remain calm. Richie’s Convenience serves as a designated safe zone.
 
I Love this City
by Louis Anthony Bryan. Directed by Esther Soucoup.
When a young online celebrity goes missing, private investigator Ambrose Holiday seeks a partnership with Sonny Elmore at the Bright Young Things café. The first chapter in a serial detective story, I Love This City shows the origins of a beautiful friendship.

Thieves of Paradise
by Michael Pallotto.
Directed by Laura Beth-Bird.
Based on a true story, Thieves of Paradise animates the historical theft of St. Nicolas’ relics from a Turkish church in 1087. But when things turn violent and a powerful storm threatens their journey home, the faith of the thieves is tested.



Theatre St. Thomas (TST) is St. Thomas University’s flagship extra-curricular theatre company. Producing theatre for over 60 years (and more than 45 years as “TST”), we have been at home in the Black Box Theatre since 1993. Working under the professional direction of faculty and staff at St. Thomas, students act and work backstage alongside fellow students, St. Thomas alumni, and members of the Fredericton theatre community to learn and develop their stage skills in a fun and enriching experiential, cross-disciplinary environment.


Annual Sociology Lecture - Dr. Hamid Dabashi

DATE:   13/9/18
TIME:   7:00 PM
LOCATION:   Location TBD

Dr. Hamid Dabashi will deliver the annual Sociology lecture Thursday, September 13, at 7:00 pm. Location TBD.

Dr. Hamid Dabashi is a Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. His lecture will focus on the sociology of knowledge and postorientalism in the post-truth era.

Dr. Dabashi received a dual Ph.D. in Sociology of Culture and Islamic Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University.

He has written eighteen books, edited four, and contributed to many more. He’s written over 100 essays, articles, and book reviews ranging in topic from Iranian Studies, medieval and modern Islam, and comparative literature to world cinema and the philosophy of art.


Interdisciplinary Faculty Workshop with Dr. Hamid Dabashi

DATE:   14/9/18
TIME:   2:00 PM
LOCATION:   Location TBD

Dr. Hamid Dabashi will host an interdisciplinary faculty workshop Friday, September 14, at 2:00 pm. Location TBD.

Dr. Dabashi received a dual Ph.D. in Sociology of Culture and Islamic Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University.

He has written eighteen books, edited four, and contributed to many more. He’s written over 100 essays, articles, and book reviews ranging in topic from Iranian Studies, medieval and modern Islam, and comparative literature to world cinema and the philosophy of art.