The Bunch is a group of St. Thomas staff and faculty who gather a few times throughout the year for lunch and socializing with other St. Thomas employees, while learning something new each time with exciting speakers and topics.
Ferreras Camilo is the presenter for this month’s CultureLink Tea, which will be held at 2 p.m today, Thursday, Oct. 18, in Scooter’s in the Anderson Student Center. The talk is free and open to the St. Thomas community. Tea and Dominican snacks will be provided.
The forum will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Room 378B, Woulfe Hall in the Anderson Student Center in St.Paul, and in Room 252, Terrence Murphy Hall, in Minneapolis. Time will be allotted for a Q-and-A session with each speaker.
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.
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.
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.