Squeaky Weal Lecture Series 2010
October 28, 2010
"Terror and Wonder: Architecture in a Tumultuous Age" lecture with Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin took place on October 28, 2010, in the Butler Reception Room of the Warde Academic Center, 3700 W. 103rd Street.
Kamin's illustrated lecture explored architecture's reflection of contemporary cultural and political forces and examined the current "tumultuous age" replete with "artistic triumph and urban disaster … frugal energy-saving architecture and giddy design excess." Kamin's recently released book, Terror and Wonder: Architecture in a Tumultuous Age, was available for purchase.
Justice Anne Burke
March 23, 2010:
"Private Catholic/Public Servant: A Jurist Reflects on Faith and Profession" lecture with Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne M. Burke took place on March 23, 2010, in the Butler Reception Room of the Warde Academic Center, 3700 W. 103rd Street. This lecture was co-sponsored by the Saint Xavier University Honors Program.
Justice Burke discussed the dynamic and sometimes stressful relationship between her personal beliefs and the obligations and pressures inherent in her public role. Her reflections speak to all who seek a balance between faith and profession in their own lives.
The Negro National League's 90th Anniversary
March 12, 2010:
"A League to Remember: The Negro National League" lecture with award-winning authors Jim Coates, Leslie Heaphy, and Larry Lester took place on March 12, 2010, in the 4th Floor Board Room of the Warde Academic Center, 3700 W. 103rd Street. This lecture was co-sponsored by the Saint Xavier University Library and the College of Arts and Sciences.
The panel commemorated the 90th anniversary of the first black baseball league to survive an entire season. The presentation will include discussions about the league's players and sportswriters, integration issues and Chicago's influence on the league's success.
February 11, 2010
"Assignment Afghanistan: A Chicago Reporter's Journey to War and What He Learned There" lecture with WGN-TV newsman Tom Negovan took place on February 11, 2010, in the Butler Reception Room of the Warde Academic Center, 3700 W. 103rd Street.
Embedded for a week with U.S. troops in Afghanistan, Tom Negovan reported on their lives, their patriotism and their sacrifices in the name of duty and freedom. He reflected on that experience and on the difficulty of the soldiers' dual mission of befriending the local population and discovering and defeating Al-Qaeda and Taliban operatives.