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McKendy Lecture: Dr. Janet K. Ruffing on "Ancestry, Place(s), and Identity in Spiritual Direction Narratives"

DATE:   19/10/17
TIME:   7:00 PM
LOCATION:   Brian Mulroney Hall, Room 101

Dr. Janet K. Ruffing will talk about, "Ancestry, Place(s), and Identity in Spiritual Direction Narratives" during the John McKendy Memorial Lecture at St. Thomas University.
Dr. Janet K. Ruffing will talk about "Ancestry, Place(s), and Identity in Spiritual Direction Narratives" during the John McKendy Memorial Lecture on October 19 at 7PM in Brian Mulroney Hall, Room 101.

“Spiritual direction is a narrative process, recognized or not, in which the person tells his or her sacred tale in interaction with a spiritual director who significantly affects the unfolding of this serial narrative of lived faith,” Dr. Ruffing said. 

“At a time, when people have unprecedented access to genealogical information and also live in or make retreats in a variety of places, how do these new experiences affect their identity spiritually and socially?  Do they become integrated into the on-going narrative of identity or not?”

Dr. Janet K. Ruffing, RSM has been Professor in the Practice of Spirituality and Ministerial Leadership at Yale Divinity School in New Haven, CT since 2010 and Professor Emerita of Spirituality and Spiritual Direction at Fordham University since 2009.  She holds a PhD in Christian Spirituality from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley and advanced degrees from Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley and the University of San Francisco. 

She is a founding member of both Spiritual Directors International and of the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality. She has published five books and more than ninety journal essays and has lectured or led workshops in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, China, India, Thailand, Korea, the Netherlands, France, Ireland, the UK, and the U.S. 

She is best known for her publications on spiritual direction, the French mystic Elisabeth Leseur, kataphatic mysticism, and female religious life. She a member of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas from California. Most relevant to this lecture is her book: To Tell the Sacred Tale: Spiritual Direction and Narrative, Paulist, 2010.

The McKendy Lecture is sponsored by the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Narrative and is named in honour of Dr. John McKendy, a much loved and respected member of the St. Thomas community.

LTD Best Practices Circle: Assessment

DATE:   20/10/17
TIME:   11:30 AM
LOCATION:   Edmund Casey Hall Faculty Lounge

Join us for an exchange of ideas and practical things-that-work on various topics. Bring your lunch and your most perplexing problems, current experiments, favourite solutions, or best ideas to contribute to STU’s best practices for the assessment of student work and how that fits into our course design.

Faculty Book Launch: "Political Marketing in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election" by Dr. Jamie Gillies

DATE:   20/10/17
TIME:   2:30 PM
LOCATION:   Brian Mulroney Hall Rotunda - 3rd Floor

The Frank McKenna Centre for Communications and Public Policy and the Office of Research Services invite you to celebrate the publication of Political Marketing in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election by Dr. Jamie Gillies.

The launch will take place Friday, October 20 at 2:30 pm in the Brian Mulroney Hall Rotunda.

Most observers were quite surprised when Donald Trump won the 2016 U.S. presidential election. But there were a number of tell-tale signs that this had a distinct possibility of happening long before the bizarre events of the general election. 

This edited collection assembled by Dr. Gillies considers why this election was so unusual from a political marketing perspective, calling for new explanations and discussions about its implications for mainstream political marketing theory and practice. Contributors to the collection are from universities in the United States, Canada and New Zealand.

At a time of political upheaval, candidates from both parties – Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in particular – appear to have overturned the conventional wisdom that has hitherto dominated U.S. politics:  that candidates should appear ‘presidential’, be politically experienced and qualified to run for office, and avoid controversial and politically incorrect positions.

This collection of essays, introduced by Dr. Gillies, presents scholarly perspectives and research with practitioner-relatable content on practices and discourses that look specifically at the Trump, Clinton, and Sanders campaigns and how they took current understandings of political marketing and branding in new directions.  In the collection, Dr. Gillies also wrote essays on the marketing of Bernie Sanders and democratic socialism and insights for future political marketing practices.

The book is part of the series Palgrave Studies in Political Marketing and Management.

CD Launch - Professor Steven Peacock and Gerry Van Wart release Pavane

DATE:   20/10/17
TIME:   5:00 PM
LOCATION:   McCain Hall, 101

The Department of Fine Arts and the Office of Research Services are proud to host a CD launch for Professor Steven Peacock and Gerry Van Wart’s Pavane Friday, October 20 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, McCain Hall, room 101.
 
Liner Notes
 
The pavane—a slow, stately processional dance popular in the courts of Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries with origins in Padua ("paduana" being an equivalent form) is for a modern audience perhaps most closely associated with Gabriel Faure's Pavane, which appears here, and with Maurice Ravel's Pavane pour une infante défunte, even though the word was widely used as a title by Renaissance and early Baroque guitar and lute composers throughout Europe, and most notably among English virginal and lute composers such as Morley, Gibbons, Dowland and Byrd. For Ravel, his piece was "an evocation of a pavane that a little princess might, in former times, have danced at the Spanish court," thus expressing a nostalgic enthusiasm for Spanish customs and sensibilities which Fauré and Debussy certainly shared.  But to the 21st-century listener, there is also a certain French style, a distinct "belle époque" elegance within which the word and the form flourished among late-Romantic French composers.
 
This two-guitar recording seeks to celebrate several distinctly different examples of the French tradition in Western music: harpsichord works by Rameau, Couperin and Daquin arranged here by Miklós Mosóczi, the eponymous work by Fauré, and two titles in a more contemporary popular style by Thierry Tisserand.  Rameau's "Les tendres plaintes" and the famous "Tambourin" are drawn from his Pièces de clavecin (1724), one of his four published collections of solo harpsichord works, loosely grouped into key-specific suites.  The pieces by Daquin and Couperin (who also published four harpsichord books, comprising 27 Ordres) share with Rameau the picturesque and fanciful titles common among late-16th-century lutenists and widely adopted by the French clavecinistes in the generation which followed.  Fauré's Pavane, opus 50, in F sharp minor, adapted for this recording from an arrangement by Argentinian guitarist-composer Jorge Martinez Zárate, was originally a piano piece but is better known in Fauré's own version for small orchestra and optional chorus.
 
J. S. Bach's English Suite No. 3, BWV 808 (adapted by the performers from an arrangement by Elias Barreiro), would seem to be the stylistic exception here, except that Bach shows a clear predilection for the French style in his ornamentation, rhythms and dance-movement structure in all six English Suites, as a carry-over from the six French Suites, the word "English" perhaps a reflection of the patron at hand rather than of inherent musical style. The Banks of Loch Erin, which precedes the Bach in this sequence, is a modern arrangement by the performers of an 18th-century Irish folk song which can be seen to share the melodic, textural and harmonic stage with many a Baroque conception; one thinks, for example, of the compositions of Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738), considered by many to be Ireland's national composer, a kind of Irish Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741).
 
It is impossible to resist, even in a project such as this one, an overtly non-French piece or two.  Canción de amor brings us--intensely, lyrically--to the heart of the Iberian peninsula and is an arrangement of a traditional Spanish melody, with the first guitar part completely reworked by Gerry Van Wart and the second guitar part arranged largely by Jean-Maurice Mourat.  El Elegante begins in a similarly lyrical fashion but soon becomes an unmistakably Brazilian dance--a bold excuse for each guitarist to improvise an energetic solo, as the title, roughly translated as The Dandy, would seem to require. 

Cinema Politica Fredericton: Killer's Paradise

DATE:   20/10/17
TIME:   7:00 PM
LOCATION:   Conserver House, 180 Saint John St.

Since 1999 more than 2,000 women have been murdered in Guatemala, with the numbers escalating every year.

https://www.cinemapolitica.org/film/killers-paradise
 
Donations are encouraged to support film-making for social justice. The Conserver House venue has an accessible entry but the washrooms are located up the stairs.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Training

DATE:   21/10/17
TIME:   9:00 AM
LOCATION:   Kinsella Auditorium, McCain Hall

St. Thomas University & the University of New Brunswick present UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS YOUTH TRAINING

PLEASE NOTE, REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED


In celebration of Canada 150th, the SDGs Youth Training Canada will mobilize 10,000 Canadian youth to advocate and implement the SDGs through 100 local actions and 50 trainings in colleges and universities across Canada in 2017.

Interact with UN officials, policymakers, and civil society activists who identified, created, and are implementing the Sustainable Development Goals around the world.

You will receive a certificate for the training from FES and develop a deeper understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals. You will also gain access to local organizations through where you can utilize your training to collaborate and provide support.

NOTE: This training event is open to both high school and post-secondary students as well as the community at large. 
 
Why are we doing this?
Foundation for Environmental Stewardship is a Canadian registered charity and a UN accredited organization with a mission to empower youth for sustainable development. We are working with UN programs to deliver practical training for youth on advocacy and local implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
 
Organizing Partner 
St. Thomas University, University of New Brunswick & STU/UNB Student Unions

STU and UNB are thrilled to collaborate on such an exciting opportunity for community and its students. Together they have joined forces to host the#CANYouth4SDGs movement through direct engagement with UN staff here on the STU/UNB campus.

Schedule
 
8:45 AM
Registration
Location: Kinsella Auditorium Lobby

9:30 AM
Opening Ceremonies
UNB Elder-in-Residence Opolahsomuwehs Imelda Perley
Welcome by STUSU and UNBSU's Presidents
Location: Kinsella Auditorium

10:00 AM
Session 1
What are the SDGs and how to advocate for them
By: Steve Lee  
Location: Kinsella Auditorium

10:50 AM
Session 2
UN Delegate Presentation 
By: Zak Bleicher
Location: Kinsella Auditorium

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Lunch / NGO Fair
UNB Sustainability Walks
Location: Student Union Building Atrium

1:00 PM - 3:10 PM
Skills Development Breakout Sessions  
Location: Margaret McCain Hall Classrooms

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Problem Solving in your Community
Location: Margaret McCain Hall & Marshall D'Avray Hall Classrooms

4:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Closing Ceremony
STU Elder Miigam'agan and Mayor Mike O'Brien
Location: Kinsella Auditorium

***Use #CANYouth4SDGs to share your experience!

International Exchange Information Session

DATE:   23/10/17
TIME:   9:00 AM
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.

Graduation Workshop with Academic Advising

DATE:   23/10/17
TIME:   9:30 AM
LOCATION:   Sir James Dunn Hall, Room G1

The Academic Advisors will be hosting a araduation workshop for potential graduates of 2018. We will discuss the application process, degree audits and graduation events. We will also answer any questions you may have.

Where: JDHG1
When: Monday, Oct. 23rd, 9:30 am - 10:20am

We hope to see you there!

Alison Belyea and Shauna Foote
Academic Advising

Annual Creamer Lecture - Dr. Margaret Cruikshank on “A Feminist’s Perspective on Some Aging Issues”

DATE:   23/10/17
TIME:   7:00 PM
LOCATION:   Ted Daigle Auditorium, Edmund Casey Hall

Among the topics of special interest to feminist gerontologists and others are the over-drugging of older women, ageism, the importance of narratives, resistance to “successful aging” discourse, contesting  “old” as a total category, and social issues disguised as individual issues.

Dr. Margaret Cruikshank retired from the University of Maine in 2011 after fifteen years in the women’s studies department and continues as a faculty associate of the Center on Aging.  She is a member of  SAGE Maine (Services and Advocacy for Gay Elders).

Her text Learning to be Old: Gender, Culture and Aging, is now in its third edition. Cruikshank also edited an anthology of literature about aging, Fierce with Reality (2017).  She has been awarded two senior Fulbright grants.  She recently became an external member of the Women, Aging, and Media Centre of the University of Gloucestershire, U.K.

Announcement at St. Thomas University with Frank McKenna

DATE:   24/10/17
TIME:   3:00 PM
LOCATION:   Sir James Dunn Hall Student Lounge

Please join Frank McKenna, Deputy Chair–TD Bank Group, Julie McKenna, Dawn Russell, President and Vice-Chancellor St. Thomas University, and students of St. Thomas University for a special announcement to support experiential learning.

The announcement will take place on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 3 pm in the Student Lounge of Sir James Dunn Hall. A reception will follow.

Frank and Julie McKenna were the first couple to receive joint honorary degrees from St. Thomas University in 1996.

For further information, please contact Jeffrey Carleton, St. Thomas University at carleton@stu.ca or (506) 452-0522.  

Public Lecture: "The Official Record(s): State Power, Archives and Social Struggle" with Dr. Kirsten Weld, Harvard University

DATE:   26/10/17
TIME:   7:00 PM
LOCATION:   Brian Mulroney Hall, Room 101

This public talk treats archives not as its source material but as its subject, exploring the myriad ways that government record-keeping can facilitate both state repression and efforts to foster social repair in the aftermath of state repression.
 
Dr. Weld is a historian of modern Latin America. Her research explores struggles over (in)equality, justice, historical memory, and social inclusion in the twentieth-century Americas.

Born and raised in Canada, Dr. Weld holds a BA from McGill University and a PhD from Yale University, where her doctoral dissertation received institutional and national awards. She taught at Brandeis University as the Florence Levy Kay Fellow in Latin American History for two year before teaching at Harvard, where she offers courses in modern Latin American history, US-Latin American relations, archival theory, and historical methods.

In 2016, Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences recognized her with the Roslyn Abramson Award for “excellence and sensitivity in teaching undergraduates.”

Ventus Machina Offers up a Musical 'Fricot' Celebrating New Brunswick's Cultural Diversity in “At Home Chez Nous”

DATE:   26/10/17
TIME:   7:30 PM
LOCATION:   Kinsella Auditorium, McCain Hall

Celebrating six years in existence, woodwind quintet Ventus Machina will be touring the province from October 22 – November 5 together with guest artists Ray Legere and Christian 'Kit' Goguen (performing the music of Denis Richard) and featuring new music from composers Jean-François Mallet and Andrew Creeggan. The program, entitled, “At Home Chez Nous”, is a tribute to the welcoming atmosphere and cultural diversity of the province of New Brunswick, and is the group's way of expressing gratitude for the warm acceptance they have received in their adopted home.

Ticket prices: Adults: $26
STU faculty, staff, students: Free!

Public Lecture: “The Generation of Intelligible and Sensible Matter in Plotinus” with Rachel MacKinnon

DATE:   27/10/17
TIME:   4:00 PM
LOCATION:   Edmund Casey Hall, Room 120

The Department of Philosophy cordially invites you to a talk delivered by Rachel MacKinnon, BA‘13 (St. Thomas University), PhD Candidate (University of Toronto), titled “The Generation of Intelligible and Sensible Matter in Plotinus”

Abstract
Plotinus has been criticized since antiquity for his claim that sensible matter is evil, rather than neutral. His critics argue that this causes problems due to his other metaphysical commitments. First, Plotinus claims that the first principle (the One) is absolutely good. Second, he claims that the One is the cause of all things, since it is the first principle. Third, whenever one thing acts as a cause upon another, the cause has the relevant property to a greater extent than what it acts upon. If matter is evil, then Plotinus must accept that the One is the cause of evil, and is therefore evil itself. But this is impossible: the One is perfectly good. Many authors have tried to solve the problem by attributing the creation of matter to a lower principle than the One, or by denying that matter is properly generated. I will argue that previous attempts to explain how Plotinus is able to coherently hold all of these views fall short because they insist on a sharp distinction between sensible matter and another kind of matter, intelligible matter, which is not called evil by Plotinus.

Everyone is welcome!

For more information, please contact Dr. Jean-Philippe  Ranger, Department of Philosophy, St. Thomas University (460-0344 or jpranger@stu.ca)



Cinema Politica Fredericton: Green: Death of the Forests

DATE:   27/10/17
TIME:   7:00 PM
LOCATION:   Conserver House, 180 Saint John St.

A visual essay about deforestation in Indonesia as experienced by an orangutan.
 
https://www.cinemapolitica.org/film/green-death-forests
 
Donations are encouraged to support film-making for social justice. The Conserver House venue has an accessible entry but the washrooms are located up the stairs.

Association Heritage New Brunswick Presents: Canada 150 and Beyond

DATE:   1/11/17
TIME:   9:00 AM
LOCATION:   Four Points by Sheraton

"Canada 150 and Beyond" explores topics such as Vimy Ridge, New Brunswick's modern heritage, Sustainable Environmental Development in today’s museums, and much more.

Taking place in Edmundston, New Brunswick, the cost of the conference is $50 for students with a special rate of $110 dollars for our chosen hotel host, Four Points by Sheraton.

Further information can be found at our website http://ahnb-apnb.ca and for students at http://ahnb-apnb.ca/conference-information/.

Please contact info@amnb.ca for more information.

Professor Pam Palmater to Deliver Vigod Memorial Lecture in Human Rights

DATE:   2/11/17
TIME:   7:00 PM
LOCATION:   Kinsella Auditorium

The Atlantic Human Rights Centre (AHRC) invites you to the 2017 Vigod Memorial Lecture on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls with Professor Pam Palmater on Thursday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the Kinsella Auditorium. 
 
Professor Palmater raises concerns that “the current national inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls is the result is decades of hard work and advocacy of Indigenous women’s groups, families, communities and experts. Yet despite the launch of the national inquiry, it has been plagued with delays and growing concerns that it cannot get to the truth under its current structure and terms of reference.” She further explains “shining a light on the dark places in Canadian society that have allowed this crisis to continue requires more than a historical overview of colonization - it requires a human rights framework which exposes the many ways in which the human rights of Indigenous women and girls have been denied, its impacts and remedies.”
 
Professor Palmater is a Mi’kmaw lawyer, author, and social justice activist from Eel River Bar First Nation in New Brunswick. She is the former spokesperson, organizer and educator for the Idle No More movement and currently holds the Chair in Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University. She has 4 university degrees, including a BA from St. Thomas with a double major in History and Native Studies; an LLB from UNB, and her Masters and Doctorate in Law from Dalhousie University specializing in Indigenous law.
 
Professor Palmater has been volunteering and working in First Nation issues for over 25 years on a wide range of issues like poverty, housing, education, Aboriginal and treaty rights, and legislation impacting First Nations. She has worked as a human rights investigator at the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission and worked collaboratively with human rights organizations like Canadian Human Rights Commission and Amnesty International on Indigenous issues.
 
She has been recognized with many awards for her social justice and human rights advocacy on behalf of First Nations generally including the 2012 YWCA Woman of Distinction Award in Social Justice; Canadian Lawyer Magazine’s 2013 Top 5 Most Influential Lawyer in the Human Rights category; Margaret Mead Award in Social Justice 2016; J. S. Woodsworth Woman of Excellence Award in Human Rights 2016; and an Alumni Award of Distinction 2015 and honorary Doctorate of Laws from UNB 2016.

New Brunswick Literature Curriculum in English Launch

DATE:   3/11/17
TIME:   2:30 PM
LOCATION:   Brian Mulroney Hall, Room 318 (Rotunda)

Please join us for the launch of the New Brunswick Literature Curriculum in English (NBLCE).
 
The NBLCE has been designed with a wide array or users in mind: high school students and teachers, university students and professors, and citizens who want to sample or immerse themselves in a reading program of New Brunswick literature.
 
Our goal in creating this new curriculum is to introduce students to the long and celebrated history of New Brunswick literature. As such, the curriculum provides historical, biographical, and critical information about essential New Brunswick authors and their works. It also provides many resources and strategies that teachers will find useful when bringing the curriculum into their classrooms.
 
Find out more at the curriculum’s site >> here.

Cinema Politica Fredericton: Water Warriors

DATE:   3/11/17
TIME:   7:00 PM
LOCATION:   Conserver House, 180 Saint John St.

Chronicling the 2013 resistance against shale gas and the movement to protect land and water in New Brunswick. 
 
https://www.cinemapolitica.org/
 
Donations are encouraged to support film-making for social justice. The Conserver House venue has an accessible entry but the washrooms are located up the stairs.

Save the Date for Fall Open House

DATE:   4/11/17
TIME:   9:00 AM
LOCATION:   STU Campus

Join us on campus Saturday, November 4 for our Fall Open House.

Future St. Thomas students are invited to tour campus, meet professors, near from upper-year students, apply on-the-spot, and more.

More details to come.

Public Lecture: "Red Light Human Trafficking: The Elusive Enigma of Modern Day Slavery" by Dr. John Winterdyk, Endowed Chair of Criminology and Criminal Justice

DATE:   15/11/17
TIME:   7:00 PM
LOCATION:   Brian Mulroney Hall, Room 101

Trafficking in persons is a global crime that expresses itself in an ever-growing number of ways with relative impunity. Dr. Winterdyk’s presentation will focus on the past, the present and the future of human trafficking to contextualize the difficulties combating this heinous crime.
 
The talk will be Wednesday, November 15 at 7 PM in Brian Mulroney, room 101. All are welcome.

Flu Shot Clinic - J.B. O'Keefe Fitness Centre

DATE:   17/11/17
TIME:   10:00 AM
LOCATION:   JB O'Keefe Fitness Centre

St. Thomas University has partnered with the University of New Brunswick’s Student Health Centre and their Student Nurses again this year to provide our Faculty, Staff and Students with a Flu Shot Clinic.  The details of the clinic are as follows:

Date: Friday, November 17, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Location: J.B. O’Keefe Fitness Centre
Cost: $25.00 ($15.00 for Students)
Method of Payment: Cash or Cheque
Style: Walk-in (no appointment necessary)

Please be prepared to wait 20 minutes after your vaccination before leaving the premises. 

Cinema Politica Fredericton: Fascism Inc.

DATE:   17/11/17
TIME:   7:00 PM
LOCATION:   Conserver House, 180 Saint John St.

Unknown short stories of the past, the present and the future of fascism and its relation to the economic interests of each era.

https://www.cinemapolitica.org/film/fascism-inc
 
Donations are encouraged to support film-making for social justice. The Conserver House venue has an accessible entry but the washrooms are located up the stairs.

Theatre St. Thomas Presents Sir Tom Stoppard’s 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead'

DATE:   22/11/17
TIME:   7:30 PM
LOCATION:   Black Box Theatre

Ilkay Silk returns to TST to direct Sir Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.

In this witty existential tragicomedy, the spotlight is turned on the minor characters of Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Follow Hamlet’s childhood friends turned conspirators as they weave their way through the plot of Hamlet, unaware of their scripted lives and their inability to deviate from them.

Full of philosophical inquiries that rival those of its counterpart, Hamlet, R&G is sure to leave you as perplexed as you are entertained.

The Black Box Theatre. November 22-25, 2017 at 7:30pm (+2:00pm Sat.). $10 regular / $5 students and seniors.



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.


Digital Media and Global Affairs Expert Dr. Taylor Owen to Deliver Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism

DATE:   23/11/17
TIME:   7:00 PM
LOCATION:   Kinsella Auditorium, McCain Hall

Digital Media and Global Affairs expert Dr. Taylor Owen will deliver the Dalton Camp Lecture on Thursday, November 23 at 7:30 PM in the Kinsella Auditorium, McCain Hall.
Digital Media and Global Affairs expert Dr. Taylor Owen will deliver the Dalton Camp Lecture on Thursday, November 23 at 7 PM in the Kinsella Auditorium, McCain Hall.

Dr. Owen is Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia, a Senior Fellow at the Columbia Journalism School and the founder and publisher of OpenCanada.org. He was previously the Research Director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University where he designed and led a program studying the impact of digital technology on the practice of journalism, and has held research positions at Yale University, The London School of Economics and The International Peace Research Institute, Oslo where his work focuses on the intersection between information technology and international affairs.

He is the author, most recently, of Disruptive Power: The Crisis of the State in the Digital Age (Oxford University Press, 2015) and the co-editor of The World Won’t Wait: Why Canada Needs to Rethink its Foreign Policies (University of Toronto Press, 2015, with Roland Paris), Journalism After Snowden: The Future of the Free Press in the Surveillance State (Columbia University Press, 2017, with Emily Bell) and The Platform Press: How Silicon Valley Re-enginnered Journalism (Tow Center 2017, with Emily Bell).

His work can be found at www.taylorowen.com and @taylor_owen.

The Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism is a partnership between St. Thomas University, CBC Radio and the Dalton Camp Endowment in Journalism. Past speakers have included Naomi Klein, Roy MacGregor, Chantal Hébert, Ken Whyte, Stephanie Nolen, Neil Reynolds, Nahlah Ayed, David Carr, Nelofer Pazira, Lyse Doucet, and Mohamed Fahmy.

Cinema Politica Fredericton: The Price of Peace

DATE:   24/11/17
TIME:   7:00 PM
LOCATION:   Conserver House, 180 Saint John St.

An arresting portrait of Tuhoe activist Tame Iti and other Maori activists accused of terrorism in New Zealand.

https://www.cinemapolitica.org/film/price-peace
 
Donations are encouraged to support film-making for social justice. The Conserver House venue has an accessible entry but the washrooms are located up the stairs.
 

Symphony New Brunswick Virtuoso Series

DATE:   30/11/17
TIME:   7:30 PM
LOCATION:   Room 101, McCain Hall

SNB’s newest ensemble, Résonance,  led by Principal Bassist, Andrew Miller will be preparing  a series of  multimedia shows this season to demonstrate some of the more innovative configurations and relationships between the musicians and the various art forms. Andrew is joined for this program by SNB violinist, Danielle Sametz and guest pianist, Peter Mears

In a program of works that spans modernity from 1902 to 2012, this group will entertain, delight and surprise the whole family.

Admission is $26 for Adults and $10 for Students; Children and STU Students are free.

For more information contact:

Jennifer Grant, General Manager
506 634 8379/symphony@nbnet.nb.ca

Cinema Politica Fredericton: This Changes Everything

DATE:   1/12/17
TIME:   7:00 PM
LOCATION:   Conserver House, 180 Saint John St.

Based on Naomi Klein’s bestselling book on “Capitalism vs. The Climate”.
 
https://www.cinemapolitica.org/film/changes-everything
 
Donations are encouraged to support filmmaking for social justice. The Conserver House venue has an accessible entry but the washrooms are located up the stairs.

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.

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.