- Jacqueline Battalora, Ph.D., J.D., Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, has published Birth of a White Nation: The Invention of White People and Its Relevance Today (Strategic Book Publishing, 2013)
- Karen Benjamin, Ph.D., Department of History and Political Science, has received a $40,000 research grant from the Spencer Foundation for a project entitled "Segregation Built to Last: School Construction and the Formation of Segregated Housing Patterns in the Interwar South."
- Avis Clendenen, Ph.D., D. Min, Department of Religious Studies, has published an expanded and revised edition of Experiencing Hildegard: Jungian Perspectives (Chiron Publications, 2012)
- Jayne Hileman, MFA, Department of Art and Design, participated as a commissioned artist in the University of Chicago's Gray Center for the Arts and Inquiry exhibition entitled: Unfurling: Five Explorations in Art, Activism, and Archiving.
- Catherine Ruggie Saunders, MFA, Department of Art and Design, has published For the Love of Letterpress: A Printing Handbooks for Instructors and Students (Bloomsbury, 2013)
- Carol Szymanski, Ph.D., Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, has been named as a 2014 Fellow of the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The Fellow Award is given in recognition of outstanding service to the profession.
- Thomas Thorp, Ph.D., Department of Philosophy, has published The Iroquois and the Athenians: A Political Ontology (Lexington Books, 2013)
- Abdul- Majid Wazwaz, Ph.D., Department of Mathematics, has published Discrete Mathematics: Methods and Applications (Stipes Publishing, 2013)
Student and Alumni Accomplishments
- Jessica Munoz, senior Biology major, and Amber Prskalo, senior Communication Sciences and Disorders major, are the 2013 CAS O'Brien Student Leadership Medallion recipients.
- Kimbriell G. Kelly '97 (English), is the recipient of the 2013 CAS Distinguished Alumnus Award. Ms. Kelly is an investigative reporter for The Washington Post.
- Kathleen Gordan Davis '85 and '06 (Art), painted the commissioned work The Valiant Woman, graciously donated by the Class of 1961 and displayed in the Stump Library main reading room.
View upcoming music events in the Department of Music Concert Series.
The 2013 American Model United Nations was held in Chicago on November 23 - 26. Hosting over 1200 students from over 100 different colleges and universities from throughout the United States and several other countries, the conference witnessed the return of SXU after an eight-year absence. Representing the nation of Ghana in all-day sessions over four days, SXU students debated issues ranging from economic development in the wake of the global financial crisis, peaceful uses of outer space, malaria abatement and anti-corruption campaigns. The students, who have been researching and preparing for months, represented their nation faithfully, with vigor and passion. Next year SXU will represent Egypt. Thanks to faculty advisor, Dr. Matthew Costello, professor of political science, for leading the return of SXU to the Model United Nations!
The Pre-Law Program hosted a "Mixer" for students interested in legal careers. A dozen students met with alumni attorneys to learn about how to prepare for law school and the challenges and opportunities of the law professor. Alums Katherine Haskins Becker '94, Michael Gilmartin '99, Valerie [Breitbarth] Cglockzin '96, and Lou Glaza '96 shared their experiences and offered advice.
During 2013-14, the College of Arts and Sciences is hosting the Mercy Book Club designed for faculty from across the University to gather to discuss a text, selected by their peers, that can enrich our common life together.
- Fall 2013: The Department of Language and Literature is sponsoring Martha Nussbaum's Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities.
- Spring 2014: The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is sponsoring Diane Ackerman's 100 Names for Love, a memoir about the struggles she and her spouse (Paul West) faced following his stroke.