April 6, 2006


  1. Fr. Joe Doino O.F.M. Awards announced for 2006
  2. St. Bonaventure welcomes noted historian and foreign policy scholar to campus
  3. Three alumni to be featured in 'Bona Biennial 2006'
  4. St. Bonaventure University to sponser first "WNY Gulu Walk" and benefit concert
  5. Michelle LaRue to perform 'The Yellow Wallpaper' at SBU's Quick Center
  6. St. Bonaventure's QCA announces Easter holiday museum hours and current exhibitions
  7. Career Center News ...
  8. Newsmakers ...
  9. Friday Forum


Fr. Joe Doino O.F.M. Awards announced for 2006

Members of the St. Bonaventure University community who have demonstrated exceptional Franciscan values and contributed time and effort to helping others were honored during the Fr. Joe Doino O.F.M. Honors and Awards Ceremony Thursday, March 30.

Fr. Joe Doino, who died March 7, 1994, was the first faculty member to receive the Faculty Appreciation Award posthumously. Among donating his time to being a University professor, scholar, musician, preacher and priest, he was also the Student Government adviser and served on the Student Government Awards Committee since its inception. The ceremony, named in his honor in 1995, is sponsored by Student Life and the Student Government Association.

This year’s recipients are: Dr. Joseph Zampogna, Dr. James Mahar, Peter Ghiloni, Amalie Donius, Kathryn North, Michael Damiano, Talia Coveleski, Curtis Middlebrooks, MERT, BonaResponds, Dr. Michael Domboski and Technology Services.

Dr. Joseph Zampogna, a lecturer in the Department of Modern Languages, received The Leo E. Keenan Jr. Faculty Appreciation Award and was nominated by Dr. Leigh Simone, assistant professor of modern languages; Dr. Margaret Mazon, associate professor of modern languages; and Dr. Guy Imhoff, associate professor of modern languages. Simone described Zampogna as a true son of St. Bonaventure, proud of the education he received from the University, proud of his current association with his alma mater and bound and determined to see that its legacy grows while remaining true to its traditions and history for generations of students to come. Mazon credited him as a man whose patience is nearly limitless as he not only works with students inside the classroom, but has also opened his home to them. Imhoff recognized him as a loving person, kind in words and actions and always ready to help a fellow colleague.

Dr. James Mahar, assistant professor of finance, received The Fr. Bob Stewart, O.F.M., Advisor/Moderator of the Year Award for his service to the St. Bonaventure community. Mahar helped organize BonaResponds, a spring break service trip to the Gulf Coast to help those affected by Hurricane Katrina. In his nomination, Fr. Dan Riley, O.F.M., guardian of Holy Peace Friary, said Mahar exemplifies the humble and consistent service of St. Francis and others who worked with the poor and rich alike to better their lives. Dr. Carol Fischer, professor of accounting, has known Mahar for almost 20 years, first as a student and later as a colleague. She credits the success of BonaResponds to Mahar, noting that through his selfless example, he encouraged many people who had not previously considered such a trip to embark on a life-changing experience. Dr. Michael Fischer, dean of the School of Business and dean of the School of Graduate Studies, said that Mahar was almost certainly the single person whose vision, passion, drive and determination were most instrumental in recognizing the needs of so many ravaged by the destruction of Hurricane Katrina and in mobilizing the efforts of the University community for their aid.

Peter Ghiloni, associate University minister and minister in residence, received The Fr. Gervase White, O.F.M., Staff Person of the Year award. Ghiloni also serves as a chaplain and works with the Orientation Team and the Student Government Association. He was nominated by Courtney Crabb, a junior education major, who described him as a dedicated worker who consistently goes out of his way to help students in any way he can.

Amalie Donius, a sophomore undeclared science major from Alfred Statlon, received The Terry Bickel Student Life Award. Nominated by Ghiloni, Donius is a resident assistant who is also involved with The Warming House, the Journey Project and ministry at Mass. Ghiloni credits her for leading the initiative for a substance-free floor and refers to her as a model resident assistant.

Kathryn North, a senior elementary education/special education major from Jamestown, received the Donald L. Korben Community Service Award. Nominated by The Rev. Cheryl A.E. Parris, social ministries coordinator and Bona Buddies supervisor, North was recognized for her exceptional volunteer services in helping others. While most Bona Buddy mentors only work with one child, North has worked with up to five children at once while still providing them with individual attention. Parris applauds her ability to have succeeded as an education major and a compassionate mentor for children while demonstrating that there is always time to do things that one cares about amid other responsibilities.

Michael Damiano, a senior marketing major from Dunkirk, received the Student of the Year Award. Damiano is currently the senior class president, president of The American Marketing Association, president of Student Ambassadors, an active member of Students in Free Enterprise as well as a team leader and a presentation team member for the 2006 SIFE competition. Karyn Wolf, a senior marketing major from Rochester and an SGA colleague, nominated Damiano citing his admirable leadership qualities and credits his recent role as site leader of the St. Bernard’s Parish location on the BonaResponds relief trip as one of his many attempts to help others through service.

Talia Coveleski, a senior psychology major from Union City, Pa., received the University Ministries Volunteer of the Year award for illustrating Franciscan values through her work. Collectively nominated by the University Ministries staff, Coveleski has been a member of Students for the Mountain, a Warming House coordinator, a leader of Women’s Overnight Retreats, a service intern with the Journey Project, a member of the University Ministries Strategic Planning Committee, an active participant in Liturgical Ministries and a Resident Assistant. The University Ministries staff expressed its gratitude toward Coveleski stating that she has shown both compassion and warmth to those she has served as well as bringing her intellectual gifts to each arena.

Curtis Middlebrooks, a sophomore psychology major, received the Heather Lohr Cabinet Member of the Year award.

Program of the Year was awarded to BonaResponds, a service trip to the Gulf Coast to help victims of Hurricane Katrina that gathered more than 220 SBU students in March. Parris nominated the relief trip, referring to it as the event of the year and recognizing it for the impact on the people served as well as the participants.

The Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT) was awarded Organization of the Year. Mary Kohl, director of health services and a MERT adviser for 11 years, nominated the organization for its exceptional contributions to health, safety and well being of the St. Bonaventure University campus. Noting that its membership is completely voluntary, Kohl called attention to the tremendous work involved for the participants as well as their dedication and service to those in need.

.The Office of Admissions recognized one department and one individual with its ACE (Admissions Commitment to Excellence) Award.

Dr. Michael Domboski, director of the Franciscan Health Care Programs, is "singularly responsible for establishing four dual admission programs that have enabled the University to enroll some of the best qualified high school students in the country," said Jim DiRisio, director of Admissions. "The Franciscan Health Care Dual Admission programs with George Washington University Medical School, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Buffalo Dental School have, in their first full year of existence, attracted a group of applicants that is of a higher academic profile, more ethnically diverse and from a broader geographic market than any other program at the University."

Technology Services also received an ACE Award. "This year, the Admissions Team has used technology in more of our efforts than ever before. Our reliance on shared network files, various software packages, integration of the web with recruiting efforts, and use of the integrated student database has been significant. Results have been excellent, and we have been extremely well supported by a team that is equally aware of the immediacy of our needs. Their willingness to partner with us has been nothing short of extraordinary," said DiRisio.

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St. Bonaventure welcomes noted historian and foreign policy scholar to campus

St. Bonaventure University will welcome noted historian Dr. Robert Buzzanco to campus on Thursday, April 27, where he will give a lecture titled “Is Iraq Really Another Vietnam?” at 7:30 p.m. in the Dresser Auditorium of the John J. Murphy Professional Building.

The evening, sponsored by the Visiting Scholars Committee, the Department of History, and the Olean Area Coalition for Peace and Justice, is free and open to the public.

Buzzanco is a history professor at the University of Houston, where he specializes in studies of U.S. foreign policy and the military-industrial complex.

“Robert Buzzanco is a respected diplomatic historian who is one of our profession’s leading experts on the Vietnam War,” said Dr. Mark Huddle, assistant professor of history at St. Bonaventure University. “His books on the period are on everyones’ must-read list.”

Buzzanco has authored many articles and books on American foreign policy and imperialism. His first book, “Master of War: Military Dissent and Politics in the Vietnam Era,” won the Stuart Bernath Prize for best book in 1996. The prize recognizes distinguished research and writing by a scholar of American Foreign Relations. Buzzanco also received the Stuart Bernath Lecture Prize, which is awarded to an outstanding younger scholar in the field of U.S. foreign relations, in 1999.

Buzzanco’s expertise in foreign affairs has led to numerous interviews by national and international news media over the past several years, including the BBC, National Public Radio, the Financial Times, The Independent (London), National Zeitung (Munich), Al-Jazeera, the Christian Science Monitor, Cox News Service, the Pakistan Times, the Islamic News Network, La Prensa (Managua), and El Diario Hoy (San Salvador). He has also appeared as a guest on a local radio programs in a number of cities.

“Bob epitomizes the scholar-activist,” said Huddle. “You can’t separate his work from his politics. He’s put his academic labors forward in the service of movements for social justice and as such he’s been a
real inspiration to a lot of us. His visit here is a real treat.”

To read one of Dr. Buzzanco’s recent articles, “Fear and Loathing in Lubbock, or How I Learned to Quit Worrying and Love Vietnam and Iraq,” visit the Counterpunch Web site at http://counterpunch.org/buzzanco04162005.html.

For more information concerning the lecture, contact Huddle by phone at (716) 375-2242 or by e-mail at mhuddle@sbu.edu.

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Three alumni to be featured in 'Bona Biennial 2006'

On May 9, The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts will open “Bona Biennial 2006” – an exhibition of works by St. Bonaventure University alumni. Three artists will be represented: Joyce Malerba Goldstein, Class of 1962; Ed McCartan, Class of 1962; and Leslie Finley Eliet, Class of 1966.

Works on paper and an installation will be contributed by Joyce Malerba Goldstein, who received a degree from St. Bonaventure in psychology, and also took classes in painting at the Brooklyn Museum Art School. Her experimental works deal with the “transience of experience and the presence of the sacred in the ordinary.”

A resident of Staten Island, N.Y., Malerba Goldstein has been widely exhibited in the greater New York City area, including one-person shows at the Williamsburg Art Nexus, the Barrows Group and the Center for Contemporary Art in Snug Harbor. She works as an artist, arts activist and psychotherapist.

Ed McCartan of Cropseyville, N.Y. will contribute six paintings to the exhibition. McCartan said, “my current work is an exploration of the balance and harmony, as well as the impermanence of natural forms … it is about traveling to those ‘thin places’ where the sacred breaks in on the ordinary.”

In addition to his bachelor’s degree from St. Bonaventure, McCartan has received numerous art related degrees, most recently a master’s degree in Painting from State University of New York at Albany. He has exhibited his work in numerous group and solo exhibitions over the years, including shows at the Contemporary Connections Gallery in Albany, Sienna College, and the Saratoga Arts Center.

Leslie Eliet, of Ithaca, N.Y., will be represented by watercolors and prints that she has created over the past several years. After graduating from St. Bonaventure in 1966, Eliet continued on to receive her master’s degree in theater design from Tufts University and attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Her art deals with the profound and the mundane and “addresses the complexities of human consciousness as it is reflected in nature, where weather, climate, and terrain, time of day and season provide a paradigm of beauty, rhythm and balance.”

“Bona Biennial 2006” runs through August 6, and there will be an artists’ talk and gallery reception at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, at the Quick Center.

Admission to the Quick Center galleries is free and open to the public. Galleries are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For information on group tours, please contact Jason Trimmer at (716) 375-7686. For general information, call (716) 375-2494, visit our Web site at www.sbu.edu or e-mail us at Quick@sbu.edu.

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St. Bonaventure University to sponsor first "WNY Gulu Walk" and benefit concert

On Saturday, April 8, St. Bonaventure University, in collaboration with Uganda CAN, will sponsor a 5K “Gulu Walk” in Buffalo’s Delaware Park followed by a benefit concert in the nearby Albright-Knox Art Gallery. This event aims to raise awareness of the persecution that innocent Ugandan children suffer and all proceeds from the event will go toward direct relief and shelter for these children.

According to Uganda CAN, the ongoing conflict in Uganda includes children being subjected to torture, army recruitment, killing, rape and disease. More than 25,000 children between the ages of 7 and 17 have been abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army, many then forced to kill as child soldiers. Every evening, uncaptured children in Uganda have to walk 6 to 10 miles to sleep in the safe haven of the city of Gulu —sometimes in the streets — returning the next morning to lead so-called normal lives.

Registration will begin Saturday in front of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery at 4 p.m. The “Gulu Walk” will begin at 5 p.m. The benefit concert and refreshments will begin at 6 p.m. and last until 8 p.m. Bus transportation will be provided for SBU students interested in participating. The bus will leave at 1 p.m. from between the Sandra A. and William L. Richter Center and the Reilly Center. Students can contact John Kennedy at (716) 982-3917 or kennedjr@sbu.edu for details.

The requested donation to register is $10 for students and $20 for non-students, however organizers encourage participation regardless of ability to pay. Registration forms are available at http://www.ugandacan.org/wnyregistration.pdf, by calling (716) 498-2917, or e-mailing kennedjr@sbu.edu.

Half of the money raised will go directly to the funding of a child-soldier rehabilitation shelter in Uganda where some of these children can sleep at night. The other half will go toward peace advocacy in Uganda.

The benefit concert will feature St. Bonaventure senior Sean Dwyer, as well as the Syracuse-based band The Flavour and Buffalo-based band “The Buzz” playing all-time favorites. Blasdell Pizza and Wegmans Fine Foods Inc. have provided all of the pizza and bottled water at the event, respectively.

This will be the first “Gulu Walk” to be held in Western New York. The “Gulu Walk” was initiated by two men who generated publicity by walking 12.5 miles to downtown Toronto every night for 31 days in 2003, while working full-time jobs in the daytime. On Oct. 22, 2005, the International Gulu Walk raised about $40,000 with 38 cities all over the world participating in the event.

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Michelle LaRue to perform 'The Yellow Wallpaper' at SBU's Quick Center

At 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 10, St. Bonaventure University’s Women’s Studies Program is offering an American classic for the community’s entertainment in The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.

Michele LaRue will present Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper,” an important piece in American women’s history. Admission is free, and the play is open to the public.

In 1885 Charlotte Perkins Gilman, a vibrant young woman and dedicated writer, was brought to her knees by marriage, a well-meaning husband and a questionable “cure.” Relying on blind faith, instinct and courage, she willed herself back to health. Perhaps the most vital element to her recovery was the writing of her brilliant “The Yellow Wall-Paper,” published in 1892.

Turning autobiography to fiction, observed editor William Dean Howells, she penned a story “to freeze our young blood.” “The Yellow Wallpaper” continues to chill today’s readers, dazzling feminists and historians, mystery- and horror-story enthusiasts alike, with its wit, suspense and superlative style.

This production is fully staged and in period costume. It features recorded Victorian music and sound effects that enhance Gilman’s remarkable story and moving prose. Developed for and touring under the auspices of The East Lynne Company, N.J., this production has played 60 performances, from New York City to the Midwest. Venues have included Washington, D.C.’s, National Portrait Gallery and Chicago’s Newberry Library.

Michelle LaRue is an Illinois native based in New Jersey, where she often performs with the East Lynne Theater Company, uniquely specializing in American plays of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This is her last engagement on a tour that took her to St. Louis, central Illinois and Chicago. At the end of April, she’ll present Dorothy Canfield Fisher’s “The Bedquilt” at the international conference of the American Quilter’s Society, and in June, “The Yellow Wallpaper” for the 2006 conference of the Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society.

In recent New York City seasons, LaRue has been invited to premiere “Places, Please, Act One” at the prestigious New Dramatists, and selected to play “The Yellow Wallpaper” at the Double Helix Theater Company’s annual One Festival. Among LaRue’s favorite New York roles are Dinah, the bitter indentured servant in “A New England Legend,” adapted from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter”; Agatha, in “Key West,” a new comedy by Jennifer Camp; and Katherine, in Robert Anderson’s poignant “Silent Night, Lonely Night.”

She is a member of New Jersey Repertory Company, which specializes in developing and producing new scripts and is a longtime member of the three major actors’ unions: Actors’ Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Acts (AFTRA). As a theater editor and writer, she belongs to Drama Desk, an organization of New York drama critics.

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St. Bonaventure's QCA announces Easter holiday museum hours and current exhibitions

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University announces its upcoming Easter holiday hours. The museum will be closed Holy Thursday, April 13, through Easter Monday, April 17. Regular hours will resume April 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Museum admission is always free and open to the public.

Current Museum Exhibitions and Events at the Quick Center:

“One with the Cosmos” features works by Hungarian-born artist Gabriella P. Mountain, a familiar name to the St. Bonaventure community. One of the artists included in last spring’s exhibition “Fourscore and More: Artistic Prime Redefined,” Mountain has since donated 124 pieces of her work to the University. The current exhibition shows the artist’s full range and versatility over the years, with art from every decade of her working life, including a terracotta portrait of a young Roman girl and a silver repoussé box reminiscent of a medieval reliquary created during her first years as an artist, as well as tapestries created within the last two years. “One with the Cosmos” remains on view until April 30. A “Meet the Artist” reception will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 1. The reception is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.

“The Sum of our Parts: the Paintings of Elizabeth Meyers Castonguay” is the first in a series of focus exhibitions highlighting professional artists who live in the region. Castonguay is a Pittsburgh-based artist whose work deals with issues of diversity and inclusion in modern human life. “The renovation of the Front Gallery at the Quick Center provided us with a wonderful opportunity to spotlight works by a variety of artists. This area of the country has a wealth of talent that we are excited to present,” said Ruta Marino, senior curator at the Quick Center. The exhibition remains on view until April 23. Castonguay will give a Gallery Talk at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18.The Gallery Talk is free and open to the public.

“Atención: 20th century Puerto Rican Silk Screen Posters, the James G. Shine Collection, Samuel Dorsky Museum SUNY New Paltz” reveals the color and culture of Puerto Rico with posters collected by St. Bonaventure alumnus James G. Shine, Class of 1952. It was organized in conjunction with the “Latin Connection: Arts across our Region” exhibition consortium organized by the Castelani Museum at Niagara University. The posters will remain on view until May 7.

“Photo Passport I: Lithuania by Juozas Polis” is the first in a series of exhibitions featuring photographs of a country and its people. This show features one of Lithuania’s most distinguished and renowned photographers, Juozas Polis, who has been photographing his homeland by helicopter since 1957. He has carefully recorded every inch of the country from on high, showing the beauty of a country and people who persevered in spite of much suffering at the hands of Soviet occupiers throughout much of his lifetime. “Passport to Lithuania” will remain on view until June 11.

“American Idyll: statuary groups by John Rogers.” Rogers (1829-1904) was among the most popular American sculptors of his day. His figural groups drew their subjects from literature, history and everyday life. Produced in affordable plaster, they were regular features in the homes of the Victorian middle-class and remain important documents of their period. Twenty-one sculptures are on loan from the collection of Roland Granger.

The Quick Center Permanent Collection offers:

- Dresser Gallery (first floor): The University’s Permanent Art Collection showcases 15th to early 20th century paintings and sculpture, including works by Giovanni Bellini, Ferdinand Bol, Thomas Lawrence, William Bliss Baker, John Rogers and four paintings from Rembrandt’s workshop, as well as a selection of rare books and manuscripts from the University’s Friedsam Memorial Library.
- Kenney Gallery (second floor): A continuation of the permanent collection with later 19th and 20th century paintings, Greek antiquities and Non-Western art from China, Japan, Thailand, and India.

For information on group tours, please contact Jason Trimmer at (716) 375-7686. For general information, call (716) 375-2494, visit www.sbu.edu or e-mail Quick@sbu.edu.

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Career Center News ...

For information on on-campus recruiting, programs for seniors, networking from scratch and more, be sure to check out this month's Career Directions at the Career Center Events Web page.

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Newsmakers ...

On March 23, 2006, at an international conference “Steinbeck and His Contemporaries” at Sun Valley, Ind., Dr. Patrick K. Dooley, Board of Trustees Professor of Philosophy, presented a paper titled “John Steinbeck’s Parsing of the Ethical Imperative: ‘Respect Persons.’” He also has recently published two articles, “William Dean Howells and Harold Frederic” in The Howellsian and “The Prodigal Son Parable and Maclean’s A River Runs through It” in Renascence and a book chapter, “Pragmatism” in American History through Literature, 1870-1920.


Dr. John Mulryan
, Board of Trustees Professor of English, had an article published in the 2006 volume of The Ben Jonson Journal titled “Erasmus’s Adages and Jonson’s Epigrams: A Holistic Analysis.” On Thursday, March 24, 2006, he presented a paper at the international Renaissance Society of America conference, which met in San Francisco. The paper was titled “Visions of the Soul in Sidney and Marvell.”


The cover article for the April 2006 issue of the Monitor, published by the American Psychological Association, features research on gossip by Dr. Charles Walker, professor of psychology. Based on an analysis of gossip in conversations of students, Walker concludes that not all gossip is bad and that gossip serves important social functions for human groups. Walker and his students are currently analyzing gossip about professors posted at the Web site “Rate My Professor.” They have found strong correlations between ratings and specific types of gossip.

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Friday Forum

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

Date: April 7, 2006 (this Friday)
Speaker: Bob Amico
Time: Lunch starts at noon, Forum goes from 12:35 to 1:30 p.m., including Q&A
Place: University Club - Above Hickey
Title: "Diversity Across the Curriculum: Curriculum Transformation, Year #5"

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