International Opportunties Fair

James Dunn Hall, St. Thomas University (map)

The International Opportunities Fair is a chance for students to see the variety of exchanges and travel studies that STU students are able to take part in! This fair will provide students with the opportunity to speak to individuals from the programs offering exchanges and the professors working to provide travel opportunities at STU. Students will also have the chance to speak to fellow students who have gone on exchange or are currently on an exchange here at STU!

Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided. See you there!

Want to Change Politics? Meet Candidate Susan Holt for Fredericton South in JDH

Sir James Dunn Hall (map)

Susan Holt is running for the running for the Liberal nomination for Fredericton South in order to be a candidate in the Sept. 2018 provincial election.
 
She will be in Sir James Dunn Hall to meet students and discuss provincial issues of importance to the STU population.
  
susan@susanholt.ca
@TeamSusanH
https://www.facebook.com/teamsusanholt  
 

Public Talk: "The Changing Face of Hegemony: 55 Years of Eco-political Discourse in Globe and Mail Editorials" with Janice Harvey

James Dunn Hall, Room G2 (map)

Please join Janice Harvey for her talk “The Changing Face of Hegemony: 55 Years of Eco-political Discourse in Globe and Mail Editorials."

As the Conservation Council’s Marine Conservation Program Director, Janice Harvey established the Fundy Baykeeper program and served as Vice President of Friends of the Earth Canada and chair of the Canadian and New Brunswick Environmental Networks. She was a panelist on CBC Radio’s Friday political panel from 2005-2007 and wrote a weekly public affairs column for the Telegraph Journal from 1995 to 2011.

Harvey is a professor in the Environment & Society program at St. Thomas University and a PhD candidate in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of New Brunswick.

Hosted by the NB Media Co-op and the STU Free Press & Multimedia Society.

Contact: info@nbmediacoop.org.
 

STU Leads! Leadership Summit

STU Leads! is an energy-packed, one-day event that aims to provide current and emerging student leaders with an opportunity to learn about various leadership topics and styles while also developing tangible skills. 

STU Leads! will have inspiring keynotes, interactive workshops, and skills-based training from some of the top leadership talent in our community. 

Come out to hear from alumni, community leaders and STU students on topics like the power of networking, conflict resolution, diversity training, public speaking, self-care for leaders and many others.
 
STU Leads! Conference Registration Cost: $10. Conference registration includes entry to all keynote talks, concurrent sessions and lunch. Registration fee in non-refundable. Conference begins at check-in is at 9:00am. Register HERE.
 
Tentative Schedule
9:00 am - 9:30 am Registration. Network and meet other delegates.
9:30 am -9:45 am Opening Remarks
9:45 am - Keynote Presentation
10:45 am - break
11:00 am - Student-led Sessions Block #1 (3 concurrent sessions)
12:00 pm - Lunch & artistic performance
12:45 pm - Community-led Sessions Block #2 (3 concurrent sessions)
1:45 pm - Break
2:00 pm - Alumni-led Session Block #3 (3 concurrent sessions)
3:10 pm - Think-Tanks: A reflective discussion (planet Hatch)
4:00 pm - Closing remarks

For more information, please contact Jessica Hughes, Manager, Office of Experiential & Community Based Learning: jessicah@stu.ca.  

To register, please click HERE.

Theatre St. Thomas Presents "What's Next?"

Black Box Theatre (map)

To celebrate 25 years in the Black Box, TST asked What’s Next? And STU students and alumni answered in a big way. 

TST will produce the world-premieres of the three winners of our playwriting festival with TST President Robbie Lynn as Festival Producer. Featuring the writing of STU students, the direction of SiPP alumni, and the acting of TSTers, What’s Next? will showcase the multiple talents of our theatre community. 

The Black Box Theatre. January 31-February 3, 2018 at 7:30pm (+2:00pm Sat.). $10 regular / $5 students and seniors.
 
And Above All
by Thomas MacDougall. 
Directed by Samuel Crowell.
It is 8:38am in a small Nevada town and all seems peaceful, but the shadow of communism is lurking in America. Nuclear war threatens! But remain calm. Richie’s Convenience serves as a designated safe zone.
 
I Love this City
by Louis Anthony Bryan. Directed by Esther Soucoup.
When a young online celebrity goes missing, private investigator Ambrose Holiday seeks a partnership with Sonny Elmore at the Bright Young Things café. The first chapter in a serial detective story, I Love This City shows the origins of a beautiful friendship.

Thieves of Paradise
by Michael Pallotto. 
Directed by Laura Beth-Bird. 
Based on a true story, Thieves of Paradise animates the historical theft of St. Nicolas’ relics from a Turkish church in 1087. But when things turn violent and a powerful storm threatens their journey home, the faith of the thieves is tested.
 

Winter Open House for Future STUdents

Join us for our Winter Open House on Sunday, February 11th, 2018! Start time TBD.
 
Attend workshops focused on:

  • Scholarships and Bursaries 
  • Living in Residence 
  • Student Life 
  • Admission Requirements 
  • Programs
  • Experiential Learning Opportunities 

 
You'll have the opportunity to tour campus, meet current students, and attend a sample class. You’re also invited to apply for admission while you’re here. If you do, we’ll waive your application fee!

REGISTER NOW
 
More details to come soon.
 
We hope to see you in February!

Fredericton MLA David Coon's On-Campus Office Hours at STU

Sir James Dunn Hall (map)

Our local MLA for Fredericton South, David Coon, will be hosting his on-campus office hours in James Dunn Hall this Monday between 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM. He wishes to speak with STU students about any comments, questions or concerns they may have. The STUSU encourages students to take advantage of this time to speak with their local MLA right on campus!

Regards, 

Brianna Workman
Vice-President Education, St. Thomas University Students' Union

Workshop on the Philosophy of Johann Nicolaus Tetens

Room 201, McCain Hall (map)

St. Thomas University will host a workshop on the philosophy of Johann Nicolaus Tetens (1736–1807). 

Anyone interested in participating should submit an abstract by February 1st, 2018. Abstracts are invited for presentations that engage with any aspect, including the context, content, and reception, of Johann Nikolaus Tetens' 2 volume Philosophische Versuche (1777), for a workshop on this text to be hosted by St. Thomas University, May 4-5, 2018. 

To be considered for inclusion on the program, please send a detailed abstract (1-2 pages in length) by February 1st, 2018 to Corey W. Dyck (cdyck5@uwo.ca). 

Presentation time for accepted papers should not exceed 40 minutes. Organizers: Corey W. Dyck (Western) and Scott Stapleford (St. Thomas University) All visitors are welcome.

Annual Sociology Lecture - Dr. Hamid Dabashi

Dr. Hamid Dabashi will deliver the annual Sociology lecture Thursday, September 13, at 7:00 pm. Location TBD. 

Dr. Hamid Dabashi is a Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. His lecture will focus on the sociology of knowledge and postorientalism in the post-truth era.

Dr. Dabashi received a dual Ph.D. in Sociology of Culture and Islamic Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University.

He has written eighteen books, edited four, and contributed to many more. He’s written over 100 essays, articles, and book reviews ranging in topic from Iranian Studies, medieval and modern Islam, and comparative literature to world cinema and the philosophy of art.