Sept. 15, 2005


  1. SBU to host conference in 2006; Province grant aids planning effort
  2. St. Bonaventure announces major gift commitments, University priorities
  3. Come join in our Anniversary Celebration!
  4. Honorary degree nominations being accepted until Oct. 1
  5. SBU's Quick Center announces exciting line-up of exhibitions
  6. SBU students help Olean Fire Department raise $30,000 as hurricane aid continues
  7. Brandi Carlile scheduled to open for Family Weekend performer Howie Day
  8. Newsmakers ...
  9. Friday Forum
  10. SBU to host lecture on Iraq by former aide to Gen. Wesley Clark
  11. Career Center news ...


SBU to host Franciscan conference in 2006; Province grant aids planning effort

St. Bonaventure University will host a major national symposium for Franciscan colleges and universities in summer 2006.

A $12,000 grant from the May Bonfils Trust enabled Dr. Michael Chiariello, dean of Clare College at St. Bonaventure, to convene a retreat-planning meeting at the Franciscan Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Representatives from 13 institutions that constitute the Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities (AFCU) participated in the three-day planning session.

The symposium will be held on the campus of St. Bonaventure University, June 22-24, 2006. Siena College and Hilbert College, both members of the AFCU, are co-sponsors of the event with SBU.

Br. Edward Coughlin, O.F.M., vice president for Franciscan Mission at St. Bonaventure University served as facilitator for the meeting and as a resource person fro the Commission for the Retrieval of the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition (CFIT).
The retreat laid the groundwork for the 2006 Practical Symposium of the Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities (AFCU) that will be held at St. Bonaventure University in partnership with Siena College and Hilbert College.

Titled “Franciscan Academies in Conversation: Exploring Our Intellectual Tradition as a Resource for Mission,” the symposium will provide a unique opportunity for faculty, student development professionals, administrators and trustees, as well as students to participate in a variety of seminars that will invite participants to explore questions related to the Catholic, Franciscan identity of AFCU institutions, strategies and models for integrating aspects of the Franciscan intellectual tradition into the institution’ s core curriculum, professional programs, institutional polices and the like. The emphasis will be on learning from one another and having an opportunity to learn more about other institutions are doing to strengthen and develop their Catholic-Franciscan identities.

“This is a significant moment in the history of both St. Bonaventure University and the AFCU,” said University president Sr. Margaret Carney, O.S.F., S.T.D., who, along with Br. Ed, is a member of the Commission for the Retrieval of the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition. “We believe that the symposium will provide the opportunity to enhance existing collaboration and develop new relationships among its members, and engender a continuing discussion on how we best live the Franciscan tradition we cherish.”

“The American Academy for Liberal Education has cited St. Bonaventure University as one of ‘a select group of schools that are leaders in realizing a mission-focused curriculum’ in establishing Clare College,” said Chiariello, dean of Clare College and university liaison with the AFCU. “This gives us a responsibility to serve and learn through wider conversation with institutions that share our mission and commitment to the Franciscan tradition.”

In addition to a keynote address, a variety of seminars, open space meetings and opportunities for “market-place’ exchanges among the participants will be offered. Br. Ed said he “believes it will be an incredibly unique opportunity to meet colleagues and peers that ‘Franciscan’ institutions might make to higher education in America in the next few decades.”

The symposium will include seminars on foundational issues such as “What does it mean to be ‘Catholic’ today?” and “Is There Really a ‘Franciscan’ Difference?” as well as discussions targeted to specific areas such as curriculum, orientation and student life.

The organizers are sending a letter to the president of each Franciscan institution by mid-September, asking that a committee be established to contribute to and take full advantage of the conference, as well as identify funding for the conference, which will cost $125 for registration and $150 for room and board for a total of $275 per person.

Here at St. Bonaventure, Br. Ed and Dean Chiariello will be recruiting presenters from our campus who have been involved in exploring and developing programs and courses that seek to make the Catholic-Franciscan character of St. Bonaventure’s a vital part of the total educational experience. They also hope to encourage a good number of faculty, staff, and students to register for the symposium.

Particular emphasis will be placed on allowing time for poster board discussions and roundtable conversations, Br. Ed noted. “These will provide a variety of opportunities for individuals with particular interests to meet and share ideas as well as projects. Ideally, these conversations will lay a firm foundation for ongoing conversations and future collaborative efforts.”

For more information or to volunteer for the committee, please contact Br. Ed at ext. 2032 or coughlin@sbu.edu or Chiariello at ext. 2221 or mchiarie@sbu.edu.

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St. Bonaventure announces major gift commitments, University priorities

As St. Bonaventure University nears the launch of the public phase of its “Anniversary Campaign for St. Bonaventure” Sept. 16, it is announcing a phalanx of gifts totaling $11 million from University trustees, as well as the priorities that the campaign will fund and the schedule for Friday’s kickoff.
Among the total gift commitments are:

• $4.34 million from Leslie C. Quick III, University trustee and campaign chair;
• $1.25 million from John R. “Jack” McGinley Jr. of Pittsburgh, chair of the Board;
• $1.25 million from Eugene M. McQuade of McLean, Va., University trustee;
• $1.2 million from Thomas M. Marra of Simsbury, Conn., University trustee;
• $1.125 million from Raymond C. Dee of Pottsville, Pa., University trustee and campaign co-chair;
• $1 million from Arnold J. Eckelman of New Fairfield, Conn., University trustee and campaign co-chair;
• $500,000 from Laurie A. Branch of Olean, University trustee; and
• $500,000 from J. Oliver McGonigle of Dallas, University trustee.

“These gifts, totaling more than $11 million, are a concrete, tangible sign of the leadership and confidence of our University Board of Trustees, and they will make a concrete, tangible difference to our students and on our campus,” said University president Sr. Margaret Carney, O.S.F., S.T.D. “All of our trustees give of their time, talents and treasure to the work of leading the University. We are recognizing those in particular who have made leadership gifts to this campaign for our future.”

The gifts include a substantial commitment to endowment as well as funding renovation and construction of DeLaRoche Hall, the University’s sciences building, and renovation of the University’s baseball complex, Quick Center funding and other priorities (see accompanying release for details).

“Building St. Bonaventure’s endowment is a key focus for this campaign, in order to secure long-term fiscal health and stability,” said Quick. “We see campaign gifts as money to grow by and annual fund gifts as money to live by. At St. Bonaventure, we need both to help us to live and grow to the best of our ability.”
“Securing Institutional Well-Being” through increasing the endowment is one of three major goals of the campaign. The remaining two goals are:

“Enhancing the Learning Experience” — Supporting an inclusive effort aimed at achieving academic excellence across disciplines at St. Bonaventure University and invigorating the student experience both inside and outside the classroom. This encompasses several priorities including:

• New facilities, most notably a new science addition to DeLaRoche Hall that will strengthen a core focus of our liberal arts education, and new and/or renovated athletics facilities to benefit the hundreds of students who compete in intercollegiate sports, helping them remain competitive at the NCAA Division I level.
• A new rare books addition to the library that will safeguard our most outstanding collections and make them available to scholars for generations to come.
• Support for faculty recruitment and retention and professional development activities, as well as for student financial aid to assure ongoing access to the St. Bonaventure experience (more than 85 percent of our students receive some form of financial assistance) and promote diversity within the student body.
• Support for signature programs –– the hallmarks of our life as an institution of higher education –– will ensure the continued excellence of our finest educational activities, providing the resources to grow, recruit excellent faculty and students, and seize new opportunities as they arise.
• General endowment to assure the long-term funding and stability of a range of key programs and activities.

“Ensuring Franciscan Mission Effectiveness” — Recognizing the presence and power of the Franciscan mission in the daily life of the University and supporting the friars of Holy Name Province, who are the heart and soul of the University, as well the work of the Franciscan Institute, Mt. Irenaeus, University Ministries, the Franciscan Center for Social Concern and the Journey Project.

The formal kickoff of the “Anniversary Campaign for St. Bonaventure” will be held on Friday, Sept. 16, on the University campus with a series of events including:
• First Sesquicentennial Mass - 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, University Chapel, Doyle Hall. Join us afterward in a procession from the chapel to the …
• Kickoff of the Anniversary Campaign for St. Bonaventure - 5:45 p.m., on the east steps of the Reilly Center (weather permitting) or in Reilly Center Arena, followed by an
• All-Campus Picnic in Reilly Center Arena.

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Come join in our Anniversary Celebration!

"The Coming of the Friars," by Fr. Dominic Monti, O.F.M.
4:30 p.m. Sept. 15, in the QCA,
reception to follow, with displays of historical artifacts and photos in Dresser Atrium

First Sesquicentennial Mass
4:30 p.m. Sept. 16
University Chapel, Doyle Hall

Join us in a procession from the chapel to the Kickoff of the Anniversary Campaign for St. Bonaventure
5:45 p.m. on the east steps of the Reilly Center (weather permitting) or in the RC Arena, followed by an

All-Campus Picnic in the RC Arena (Hickey Dining Hall will be closed Friday evening.)

Come celebrate our roots and our future!

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Honorary degree nominations being accepted until Oct. 1

Nominations for honorary degree candidates for the May 2006 Commencement Exercises have been requested by the office of the president no later than Oct. 1.

According to guidelines established by the University Board of Trustees, candidates for honorary degrees should reflect the character, vitality, interests and concerns of the University community, and should reflect or be compatible with the mission of St. Bonaventure University.

Honorary degrees will be awarded to individuals recognized for their outstanding service to the community or significant achievement in their field of expertise or study.

Special efforts should be made to identify the relatively unrecognized person or institution that genuinely deserves wide public recognition. Special efforts should also be made to find ways in which an honorary degree recipient can contribute to the intellectual and educational life of theUniversity in conjunction with the receipt of the degree. The commencement speaker may or may not be awarded an honorary degree. The Board of Trustees' guidelines stress that in order to preserve the high value of the honorary degrees, they should be awarded relatively infrequently, and that the principle of not awarding more than four degrees per year should be maintained.

Honorary degrees normally will not be granted in absentia. The guidelines explain that if the individual appreciates the honor, he or she should make necessary arrangements to be present for the conferring of the degree.The guidelines also stress diversity, noting that individuals chosen for a given year normally should include people of different sex, race, age and contributions to or perspectives concerning the University. Current faculty members and administrators are not eligible for honorarydegrees, while former or emeriti faculty and administrators are.

Individuals currently holding elected public office may be considered as honorary degree candidates only if their public service is indeed long, distinguished and worthy of recognition.

All members of the University community, including students, faculty, staff and administrators are encouraged to participate in the nomination process. Nominations must include a full description of why the nominee deserves to be awarded an honorary degree, accompanied by a biographical sketch of the nominee. All nominations should be signed by the nominator and include the nominator's campus address and telephone number.

Questions may be directed to the office of the president at ext. 2222.

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SBU's Quick Center announces exciting line-up of exhibitions

The Regina A.St. Bonaventure University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts has an exciting lineup of exhibitions for the 2005-2006 school year, including photography, sculptures and even excerpts from graphic novels.

The exhibits include:
• Professor Raymond Dugan’s “Stitches in Time: The Bayeux Tapestry”
• John Boydell’s “The Boydell Shakespeare Prints”
• John Cranford Adams’ “Shakespeare’s Globe Theater: a Model by John Cranford Adams”
• Dave Sim’s and Gerhard’s “Ye Bookes of Cerebus: the Comic Art of Dave Sim and Gerhard”
• Michelle Elzay’s “Abbaye”
• John Rogers’ “American Idyll: Statuary Groups by John Rogers”

“Stitches in Time: The Bayeux Tapestry – A Medieval Narrative Re-created” features a 210-foot-long replica of the Bayeux Tapestry, which was originally created in 1077 and depicts the Norman conquest of England. It was re-created over a period of 11 years by Professor Raymond Dugan, a French professor from the University of Waterloo, and is one of only three replicas in the world. The tapestry boasts 1,512 figures of men and horses, the original eight colors used in the Bayeux tapestry and the two types of stitch seen in the original, known as “stem stitch” and “Bayeux stitch.”

Dugan also re-created the last two panels — which were either removed or destroyed in the original tapestry — based on historical evidence that suggests the tapestry originally ended with a depiction of the coronation of William of Normandy as king.

The tapestry will be on display from Sept. 23 through March 19, 2006. Dugan will present a lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the Quick Center. He will discuss the Bayeux Tapestry and the story it tells, whether it is history or propaganda, how it survived from its origins to the present day and what the tapestry can tell us in the 21st century. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Fans of the Bard of Avon will have the opportunity to enjoy a “Shakesperience,” a number of exhibitions and events celebrating the impact of William Shakespeare at the Quick Center.

“The Boydell Shakespeare Prints” contains a quarter of the 100 engravings illustrating the Bard’s plays, printed in the late 18th century by John Boydell, who made and lost a fortune publishing books and engravings. His most ambitious multi-media project, conceived in 1786, called for publication of the complete plays of Shakespeare, illustrated with engravings of paintings done by England’s leading painters.

Boydell’s Shakespeare Gallery opened in 1789, a free-standing exhibition hall to house the paintings he commissioned. The Gallery remained open for 16 years and was responsible for a new market for history painting. Boydell’s commissions gave painters the opportunity to explore new themes, with a full range of characters, compositions and expressive gestures to exploit. The Quick Center exhibition displays 27 of the engravings that Boydell produced in 1791.

“Shakespeare’s Globe Theater: a Model by John Cranford Adams,”
the second exhibition, features a model of the Globe Theater, the setting for many of Shakespeare’s plays. It was an open-air octagonal amphitheater with a seating capacity of 3,000, three stories high, with a stage platform of nearly 43 feet wide and 28 feet deep. It probably held trap doors in the flooring and simple rigging overhead for special effects. The design of the Globe has fascinated and eluded Shakespearean scholars for centuries.

John Cranford Adams, president of Hofstra University from 1944 to 1964, constructed a scale model of Shakespeare’s Globe Theater as a way to test his literary clues after 10 years spent researching Tudor architecture, building methods and legal records.

The model was completed in 1950 and features more than 6,500 tiny “bricks” cut to a half inch to one foot scale from pencil eraser strips and laid as the paving for the inner yard, more than 9,550 roof tiles and more than 25,000 pieces altogether. It gives a detailed look at Tudor architecture and helps today’s viewers visualize Shakespeare’s productions as originally presented.

Both exhibitions open at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, in the Quick Center and remain on view until Jan. 8, 2006.

Other Quick Center “Shakespearience” events include Aquila Theater Company’s production of “Hamlet,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27; a lecture, “The Merchant of Venice After Auschwitz: Shakespearean Comedy Meets the Holocaust” by Lenna Visiting Professor Dr. Michael Shapiro at 4 p.m. Sept. 28; SBU Theater’s performance of “The Inner Above: A Shakespearean Journey,” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9-12; Christoph Denoth’s performance of “Mr. Dowland’s Midnight,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18; and a Shakespeare Festival showing these films, free and open to the public, at 4 p.m. on the following dates:

• Oct. 3: The Merchant of Venice
• Oct. 17: Hamlet
• Oct. 24: Coriolanus
• Oct. 31: Romeo and Juliet
• Nov. 14: Othello
• Nov. 21: Macbeth
• Dec. 5: King Lear

“Ye Bookes of Cerebus: the Comic Art of Dave Sim and Gerhard,” is an exhibition featuring the longest-running independent comic ever published and the longest graphic novel in the comic book medium. Created as a parody of the popular “Conan the Barbarian” comic, “Cerebus” is 6,000 pages in length and one of the longest sustained narratives in human history. Over the years, the sometimes controversial comic has tackled such themes as politics, religion, gender relations and creator’s rights, while garnering numerous awards — the most recent being the 2005 Shuster Award for Best Canadian Achievement in Comics.

An exhibition of more than 70 original pages will be on display from the series, featuring work from three of the 16 books that make up the “Cerebus” series — “Rick’s Story,” “Latter Days” and “The Last Day” — focusing on many of the religious themes that highlighted the later years of the book, culminating with a dramatic and unique re-telling of the creation story.

The exhibition will open at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, and will remain on display through Jan. 29, 2006. An artist’s talk and gallery reception will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, in the Quick Center for the Arts. At the event, Sim will discuss the “Cerebus” project, his massive 26-year-long, 300-issue publishing history and the religious themes that make up the core of the exhibition, and Gerhard will discuss his creative input as the artist producing the backgrounds.

“Abbaye,” by artist Michelle Elzay, began as a rare opportunity in 2002 when Elzay lived in the guesthouse of the Abbaye Saint Marie du Maumont in France, and was granted permission to photograph the Benedictine Sisters — cloistered nuns living a life of complete religious isolation. Her unique photographic portraits reveal astonishing diversity and subtle glimpses into the private world of these women as they confront the unfamiliar camera lens.

Elzay’s goal was to “discover what sort of woman would choose to be a cloistered monastic; in a world of excess, what might motivate someone to choose the extreme opposite and renounce independence and all that implies.”

Her series of 51 portraits will be on exhibition beginning 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at the Quick Center. The artist will give a free gallery talk about “Abbaye” and her other work at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Quick Center. The exhibition remains on view until Jan. 29, 2006.

“American Idyll: Statuary Groups by John Rogers,” features “Rogers Group” sculptures from the collection of the late Roland Granger, a resident of Wellsville who died earlier this year. Rogers’ sculptures were not made for rich people’s parlors, but for more common houses and the country, and he wanted to stick to the motto “large sales and small profits,” as he created art for the working class.

Known as the “poet of everyday life” and “the people’s sculptor,” Rogers left a successful career as a mechanical engineer to become a sculptor. The average price for one of his statues was $14 and they were produced in plaster to keep them within the purchasing range of middle-class Americans. Between 1860 and 1893, more than 80,000 “Rogers Groups” were sold.

The exhibition opens at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, and remains on view until Jan. 29.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Quick Center galleries are free and open to the public.

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SBU students help Olean Fire Department raise $30,000 as hurricane aid continues

The members of St. Bonaventure University Students in Free Enterprise, or SIFE, teamed up with the Olean Fire Department and other student volunteers to raise $30,000 in a boot drive fundraiser last Friday, Sept. 9.

"The Olean Fire Department didn't have the manpower and had several calls that day," said Dr. Todd Palmer, SBU SIFE adviser. "The sight of the firefighters and students working together was extraordinary. We are already planning on doing something together next year."

The boot drive went from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m., and was set up on the corners of Union and State Streets, Front and State Streets and in front of the Olean Fire Department.

SBU SIFE co-president Jennifer Schiffino said, "My shift went from 6 to 10 a.m. and as early as it was, I had a great time. It felt really good to help raise money for such an important cause, and the community seemed excited to help."

SBU SIFE students will be having their second boot drive this Saturday, Sept. 17. This time they will be working with the Portville, Allegany and Olean fire departments.

SIFE students also invited members of the fire departments to join them for dinner at O'Dea's in Allegany as part of an SBU SIFE team-building event called, "Start-Up Adventure." This event was held in collaboration with Southern Tier Responds, a local volunteer group created to assist with hurricane relief. The fire department presented the American Red Cross with the proceeds on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

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Brandi Carlile scheduled to open for Family Weekend performer Howie Day

Musical newcomer Brandi Carlile will perform with the Howie Day/Verizon Wireless Tour 2005, Thursday, Sept. 29, in the Reilly Center Arena of St. Bonaventure University.

Known for her “authentic, rootsy bell-clear voice” and emotion-filled debut album, Carlile is the opening act for the night’s main performer, Howie Day.

Student tickets are $10 and public tickets are $12 each, with all seating
general admission. Tickets can be purchased at the Reilly Center Arena’s ticket
office, all Tops Friendly Markets, by phone at (888) 223-6000, or online at

Carlile, 23, who is originally from the isolated foothills of Ravensdale, 50 miles outside of Seattle, was first introduced to the performing arts when her mother, also a musician, brought her out onstage at the Northwest’s version of the Grand Ole Opry.

As a result of living in such a small town, Carlile taught herself to sing, play the piano, and eventually the guitar by the age of 17.

“Ravensdale wasn’t a town,” she says on her Website bio. “We were the only house around for acres and acres. Being in the middle of nowhere, it wasn't the kind of place you brought friends back to, so I just hung around the woods and built forts and played music with my brother and sister. That’s all we did. And we thought that’s what everyone else in the world did, too.”

Carlile and her band, which consists of Seattle natives and twin brothers Tim and Phil Hanseroth, began playing at restaurants around Seattle — the local chowder house, a popular sports bar and grill, and at any wedding or birthday party that would hire them so they could get experience.

In late 2004, Carlile signed with Columbia Records, home to several of her favorite artists, including Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Jeff Buckley, Leonard Cohen, Janis Joplin, and James Taylor, with whom she has also shared a stage.

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Newsmakers ...

Dr. Susan B. Anders, associate professor of accounting, and Timothy M. Crawford, senior/graduate student, recently published an article on their new financial literacy volunteer program in the Sept. 2005 issue of The CPA Journal, a nationally read peer-reviewed journal. The article, entitled “Financial Literacy: CPAs Can Make a Difference,” appears on pages 6 – 9, and can also be accessed at http://www.nysscpa.org/cpajournal/2005/905/perspectives/p6.htm. Anders and Crawford have also been recognized by the American Institute of CPAs and the New York State Society of CPAs for their efforts and were among the first three people to be awarded the first joint AICPA/NYSSCPA financial literacy volunteer certificates. They were featured in the Sept. 2005 issue of The Trusted Professional on page 9.

Although the new St. Bonaventure financial literacy program has not yet been publicized, Anders has already been contacted by community groups expressing an interest in having seminars presented for their members. The first seminar was offered at Trinity United Methodist Church in Olean, NY in July 2005, with very positive feedback. The financial literacy volunteers will be presenting their free workshops to churches, community groups and social service clients. Additionally, plans are in the works to offer the seminar to SBU students, to help them get a great financial start in life. For more information on the program, please contact Anders at sanders@sbu.edu or Crawford at crawfotm@sbu.edu.


Fr. Michael Calabria's edition of "Florence Nightingale's Suggestions for Thought" (University of PA Press, 1994) has been translated into Japanese by Ubusuna Shoin Publishers in Tokyo.


Barry L. Gan, professor of philosophy and director of the Center for Nonviolence, has agreed to serve on an academic advisory committee for the Washington, D.C.-based NGO International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, which provides consulting and training to nonviolent activists and students around the world.

As part of his duties he will be attending a meeting in Washington next weekend to evaluate a beta version of a new computer game, A Force More Powerful (AFMP). AFMP, scheduled for release in early 2006, is the first and only game to teach the methods of influencing or changing the political environment using nonviolent methods. Destined for use by activists and leaders of nonviolent resistance and opposition movements, the game will also educate the media and general public on the potential of nonviolent action and serve as a simulation tool for academic studies of nonviolent resistance. A dozen scenarios, inspired by recent history, include conflicts against dictators, occupiers, colonizers and corrupt regimes, and struggles to secure the political and human rights of ethnic and racial minorities and women.

At this meeting he will meet with a small group nonviolent activists and educators from around the world, including one of the organizers of the Serbian movement that helped topple Slobodan Milosevic from power nonviolently.


Dr. Kimberly Young, associate professor of management sciences, had the article "The Seven Habits of Servant Leaders" published in The CEO Refresher, an online journal dedicated to leadership theory and practice. The article describes seven guiding principles or ‘habits’ that enable executives to build sensitivity, integrity, and community within their organizations to improve employee loyalty and motivation.

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Friday Forum

All SBU faculty, staff and administrators are welcome to all the Friday Forums.

Date: Sept. 16, 2005 (this Friday)
Speaker: Todd Palmer
Time: Lunch starts at noon, Forum goes from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., including Q&A
Place: University Club - Above Hickey
Title: "The Pacioli Project"

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SBU to host lecture on Iraq by former aide to Gen. Wesley Clark

St. Bonaventure University will host a presentation on “The Impact of the Iraq War on U.S. Military Forces” by Eric Massa, a former aide to Gen. Wesley Clark. The program is the second in a three-part lecture series called “Perspectives on the War in Iraq.”

The lecture is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the Robert R. Jones Board of Trustees Room in Doyle Hall. Doyle Hall is located on the west side of the St. Bonaventure campus. The program will include time for questions and dialogue.

Eric Massa is a retired career Naval officer who worked closely with Gen. Wesley Clark during Gen. Clark’s top-level assignments in Washington, Panama and Belgium.

Massa graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1981. His career as a Naval officer featured studies at the U.S. Naval War College and leadership positions on U.S. warships.

Since retiring from the Navy, Massa has spent time in management positions at Corning Inc. and as a staff member of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee, where he worked on congressional staff in oversight of naval construction and procurement.

In 2004, Massa was a senior adviser to Gen. Clark’s presidential campaign in New Hampshire. He has worked as an international business consultant and is now engaged in a campaign to bring a higher standard of leadership to Washington, D.C.

The final lecture in the series, scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, will be given by Kathy Kelly, founder of the peace group Voices in the Wilderness. Kelly has made 22 trips to Iraq, including several weeks in Baghdad during the initial stage of the U.S. occupation in 2003. Kelly will talk about “The Effects of the Iraq War on Iraqi Civilians.”

All lectures will be held in the Robert R. Jones Board of Trustees Room and are free and open to the public. The series is sponsored by the Catholic peace group Pax Christi, the Franciscan Center for Social Concern, the SBU Center for Nonviolence, and the Olean Area Coalition for Peace and Justice. For more information about the speakers or the series, please contact Dr. Chris Stanley, professor of theology, at (716) 375-2454 or cstanley@sbu.edu.

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Career Center news ...

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