Batt's first published work, Sugarhouse, is his harrowing and often hilarious story of renovating a Salt Lake City crack house. Miller's Y, her sixth collection of poetry, "describes motherhood with a broad-ranging intelligence, a fierce humor, and an elegant, emotive poetic line," according to her publisher, Graywolf Press. Batt and Miller are faculty members in the English Department and will read from their works on Friday, Sept. 21.
Sept. 28 Program on Community-Led Healthy Living Initiatives to Feature Remarks by U.S. Surgeon General
Co-sponsored by the Opus College of Business and its Health Care MBA, the program will include a poster session, panel discussion, and remarks by former U.S. Sen. Dave Durenberger and U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin.
Vaclav Havel Civil Society program to host lectures on ‘Courageous Citizenship’ by Anglican priest Michael Lapsley
Lapsley, who fought apartheid and was badly injured in an assassination attempt, and who later assisted with South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, will give the Havel Symposium lecture Oct. 9 on the challenges of citizenship.
University employees and their guests are invited to this annual celebrationt, which will be Father Dennis Dease's last as president of St. Thomas.
The program is co-sponsored by the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning, the Justice and Peace Studies Program and the St. Paul Interfaith Network.
National Tour of ‘Stoked: Five Artists of Fire and Clay’ Exhibit Stops at St. Thomas Sept. 14 to Jan. 10
The exhibit features 80 works by St. John’s master potter Richard Bresnahan and four of his former apprentices. The opening lecture and reception are Oct. 4.
Organist David Jenkins will perform the first of five recitals on Sept. 16.
The symposium is co-sponsored by the university’s Holloran Center on Ethical Leadership in the Professions and the St. Thomas Law Journal.
The traditional March Through the Arches will be held at 11 a.m. this year, on Tuesday, Sept. 4. New first-year, transfer and international students will gather on the Summit Avenue side of the Arches at 10:45 a.m., and that's also a good time for all of the applauders to gather in the lower quad.
Speakers include Susan Callaway, English; Debra Peterson and Tim Scully, Communication and Journalism; Mike Klein, Justice and Peace Studies; Ernest Owens, Management; and Kimberly Vrudny, Theology.
The sale will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The group meets from noon to 1 p.m.
Center for Ethical Business Cultures Presents ‘Evolution of Corporate Responsibility in American Business’ Conference Sept. 7
To whom, for what and how is the modern corporation responsible?
A half-day workshop on “Clinical Social Work in Medical Settings” will be held Tuesday, Aug. 7, on St. Catherine University's St. Paul campus.
The New York Times journalist and author spoke on “North America as a Nation.”
Tickets available include the Minnesota State Fair, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Zoo, Valleyfair, Sea Life Aquarium at Mall of America and Nickelodeon Universe.
The programs will air on TPT’s statewide Minnesota channel, tptMN.
The mystery is set on Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior.
Songs of Hope will sing at noon in a free, 45-minute performance.
Faculty members Paul Schulz (clarinet), Peter Douglas (bassoon) and Sarah Schmalenberger (horn) will be joined by guest pianist Frances Armstrong.
Bluegrass bands Copper Creek and The High 48s also will perform at the event, which will be held rain or shine.
The cost is $40 for all six sessions or $10 for a drop-in session.
Classes meet twice a week for four weeks; come prepared to sweat.
The event will include a reception and discussion.
Book club selections for the next six months are all mysteries by women authors.