2004-2005 Academic Year

Anouar Benmalek April 13, 2005

Benmalek read from his novel Les Amants Desunis (The Lovers of Algeria). This event was co-sponsored with Project LOGOS, with support from the Warner Foundation and the Van Evera Foundation. Benmalek was in residence at the college April 11-15, 2005.

SpeakOut on "Faith" April 19, 2005

Featuring Tony Cunningham, Eva Hooker, Scott Richardson, and Tim Robinson

Discover new ways to think about faith and the role that it plays in our culture, our creative work, and our daily lives. SpeakOuts are town hall meetings where students, faculty, and other community members gather to discuss topical subjects. This SpeakOut event was co-sponsored with Project LOGOS, the CSB/SJU Philosophy Department, and Speakeasy magazine.

Clint McCown Feb. 1, 2005

McCown was the recipient of the 2004 Sister Mariella Gable Prize for his novel The Weatherman. Refreshments and a book signing followed the presentation. This event was co-sponsored by the Lee and Rose Werner Foundation and the Van Evera Foundation.

SpeakOut: What do YOU think about Fear and Security? Oct. 6, 2004

Featuring Mani Campos, Joe DesJardins, Ernie Diedrich, and Christina Tourino

Speak Out events were created to bring our community together for conversations on broad topics important to us all.

The Holiness of the Imagination Oct. 19, 2004

Featuring Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg and Marie Howe

Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg's presentation "Through the Looking Glass: Imagining Redemption" explored the "secret of redemption" by drawing from stories in Exodus. Marie Howe's presentation "Silences Within Stories Where Poetry Lives" followed Zornberg. Howe uses poems to explore similar terrain, specifically the silence surrounding women in the Bible. She was then joined on stage by Zornberg to discuss their imaginative responses to these stories. This event is co-sponsored with Project LOGOS and the Jay Phillips Center for Jewish-Christian Learning.