|April 27, 2006
Bonnies finish 11th nationally at College Bowl
And with only one team member graduating, hopes are already running high for 2007.
“They are already excited about next year,” said Dr. David Matz, co-coach of the team and a classical languages professor at SBU. “It was one of the main topics of conversation right after the tournament.”
College Bowl is a rapid-recall game of general and academic knowledge.
The Bonnies, who won the Northeast region in February by going 11-1 against the likes of the University of Rochester and Syracuse University, went 6-9 in the 16-team round-robin format, winning four of their last seven matches on Saturday and narrowly losing two others to just miss cracking the top 10.
Teams played three of their round-robin matches on Friday and the remaining 12 on Saturday. The top four teams advanced to Sunday’s final round. UCLA won the championship, defeating Illinois in the title match.
St. Bonaventure’s tournament was highlighted by victories over Northwestern and third-place finisher Washington University of St. Louis, one of only three losses Washington sustained in round-robin play.
The Bonnies also defeated UMass-Lowell, New Mexico, Arizona and Seton Hall, and lost close matches to Montana State and Baylor.
But their coaches
were hardly disappointed.
Junior Tim Randel of Catonsville, Md., finished 10th in scoring among all 72 players with an average of 42 points scored per game. He just missed being named to the eight-person College Bowl all-star team.
Senior co-captain Jason Schultz of Penfield, who will compete again next year as a graduate student, was 30th, averaging 19 points a game. St. Bonaventure’s team also included juniors Bill Kenney III of Fairport and Ray Prendergast of Little Neck, and senior co-captain Sam Orlando of West Branch, Mich., who completed his fourth year of College Bowl participation.
Matz and De La Vars resuscitated the College Bowl program at SBU in 1998 and watched the program grow from a last-place regional finish eight years ago to a national player today.
“We both just wanted to work with students who were really academically engaged,” said De La Vars. This year’s five-man team was whittled down from a field of 32 students who tried out in January.
“They were model citizens the whole tournament, and really had a good attitude,” Matz said. “They were smart players. They knew the proper strategy and were very savvy. Last year’s experience at the regionals really helped prepare them.”
De La Vars was equally impressed with Bona’s cheering section. More than a dozen people — a mix of alums, parents and friends — supported the team, including Trudy Tynan, a 1967 Bonaventure graduate and former College Bowl member during her days at SBU.
“We had more fans there than anyone,” De La Vars said. “Most schools had no one there. People kept commenting about how much support we had.”
St. Bonaventure’s College Bowl program is sponsored by the School of Arts and Sciences and the Office of the Provost.
Sr. Margaret Carney,
O.S.F., S.T.D., president of St. Bonaventure University, announced the
receipt of an $850,000 challenge grant from The Kresge Foundation that
will provide funding for a new science facility and help St. Bonaventure
promote science education at the University.
University has made the 2004-05 National Consortium for Academics and
Sports’ (NCAS) Outreach Honor Roll.
Friends of Good Music, in association with The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University, will present “Bill Easley, Jazz” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, for its final concert of the 2005-2006 season.
Olean native Bill Easley returns to St. Bonaventure where he received its first Artist’s Award in 1997. Easley has had a diversified career, spanning more than 40 years. He has played in bands led by such notables as Ruth Brown, George Benson, Jimmy McGriff, Bobby Short, Nicholas Payton, Charles McPhearson, Earl May, Illinois Jaquett and Mercer Ellington among others.
In addition to his extensive discography as a sideman, he also has three recordings as a leader: “Wind Inventions,” “First Call” and “Easley Said.” Easley’s collection of woodwind instruments includes tenor, alto and soprano saxophones, clarinet and bass clarinet, flute, alto flute and piccolo.
At age 13, Easley started playing professionally with his parents in The Bob Easley Combo in and around Olean. He moved to New York City in 1964 to study at the Juilliard School of Music while getting his feet wet in the uptown Jazz scene. Easley also served in the military with the 9th Army Band in Fairbanks, Alaska.
In 1968, Easley
joined The George Benson Quartet and traveled with the great guitarist for
the remainder of the decade. He moved to Memphis in the 1970s, where he
performed and recorded with Isaac Hayes. He also continued his formal
education at Memphis State University. In the mid-1970s, Easley toured
with the Duke Ellington Orchestra under the direction of Mercer Ellington.
In 1980, he moved back to New York City to perform on Broadway. His
Broadway credits include: “Sophisticated Ladies,” “The Wiz,” “Black and
Blue,” “Jelly’s Last Jam,” “Swingin On A Star,” “Play On,” “Fosse,” and
most recently, “The Wild Party.”
This performance is partially underwritten by Iroquois Insurance Group, Inc., and is sponsored in part by the New York State Council on the Arts. For more information, call the Quick Center Box Office at (716) 375-2494.
The QCA will extend its gallery hours opening one hour before, and will remain open through intermission. Summer hours begin Tuesday, May 16. Galleries will be open Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5:00 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday. Admission to the galleries is always free and open to the public. Regular museum hours will resume Tuesday, Aug. 29. Visit us at www.sbu.edu.
The Vice President for Marketing and Communications Search Committee met last week and selected five candidates for interviews from a pool of more than 40 applicants screened by Korn Ferry, Executive Search Consultants.
Earlier this week, the Search Committee met with these five candiates and selected three finalists to invite to campus for day-long interviews. The interviews are being arranged and will be conducted over the course of the next two weeks.
The visits will include a session open to all members of the campus community. As the visit dates are finalized, they will be posted to the Notice Board and the candidates' CVs will be made available.
Questions or comments on the search can be directed to Brenda Snow, chair of the Search Committee.
The St. Bonaventure chapter of Alpha Psi Omega, the national theater honor society, recently sponsored a trip to the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Fifteen students and faculty attended a performance of Shaw’s “Arms and the Man” in the Festival Theater, then met over dinner to discuss the play.
The chapter has sponsored trips to theaters before including performances at Studio Arena and the Ujima Theater in Buffalo, and the Shaw Festival.
“This was by far the largest group we’ve had for a theater trip,” said Stephen Schrader, president of the SBU chapter. “It’s encouraging to have this sort of response for live theater.”
Dr. Ed. Simone, the chapter’s faculty adviser, said the trip had an academic purpose as well.
“When students see theater of this quality they understand what our theater program at SBU strives for,” Simone said. “The texts they read in class and the production work they do are informed by the amazing level of professional work they experience at the Shaw.”
In addition to sponsoring theater trips, the SBU chapter of Alpha Psi Omega regularly ushers Quick Center for the Arts performances, and members have assisted in many University arts and administration events.
The chapter will welcome four new members — Lizz Schumer, Ben Gregg, Sarah Schummer and Matt Orsini — in a ceremony at 6 p.m. Monday, May 1, in the Garret Theater. All members of the University community are welcome, and refreshments will be served.
Faculty, staff and students are invited to “Spring it On” as the University celebrates Spring Weekend 2006. In addition to the popular Rick Farina Softball Tournament, the fun will include performances by seven local bands.
Attractions Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29, will include fair-style food booths on the outdoor basketball courts between the Reilly Center and the Sandra A. and William L. Richter Center, along with outdoor entertainment, a caricature artist and an airbrush tattoo artist.
Hickey Dining Hall will be closed for dinner on Friday night and all day Saturday, as all meals will be served under tents between the Reilly and Richter centers. Students should pick up a food wristband in the Reilly Center lobby between 9 a.m. and noon Friday; students must have a wristband to receive free food throughout the weekend. Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend Spring Weekend activities, and food wristbands will be sold at the site as well.
The schedule of
events is as follows:
4-8 p.m. — Caricature artist, henna tattoo artist, music from the BUZZ, and inflatable games, including mechanical bull, obstacle course, 4-way bungee and basketball
4-7 p.m. — Softball games
4:30-8 p.m. — Food to be served on outdoor basketball courts; menu includes Philly beef steak sandwiches, chicken steak sandwiches, Italian sausage sandwiches, French fries, cookies, brownies and soda. (Food is free to students with a wristband; Hickey Dining Hall will be closed for dinner.) The following fair-style food is available by purchasing tickets: nachos, fried dough, ice cream, cotton candy and caramel apples.
5-8 p.m. — Live performance by band Stop Seven
8 p.m. — SBU Step Show in Rigas Family Theater, Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts: The University’s step team, SBU Steppers, will host the first Intercollegiate Step Show. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. Step teams from Alfred State College, Canisius College and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will participate. Each will perform for 12 to 15 minutes. Teams will compete for first-, second- and third-place awards and will be judged on creativity, uniforms, floor spacing, clarity and overall performance.The cost is $4 for students (with ID), $5 for the public, and $3 for children (under 12).
10 a.m. – 8 p.m. — Henna tattoo artist, music from the BUZZ and inflatable games (mechanical bull, obstacle course, 4-way bungee and basketball)
10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. — Free food to students with wristband: hot dogs, hamburgers, French fries, cookies, brownies and soda (Hickey Dining Hall will be closed all day.)
10:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. — Fair-style food available with purchased tickets: nachos, fried dough, ice cream, cotton candy and caramel apples
Noon–7 p.m. — Live performances by the following bands: Robot Goes Here, Colors in the Air, The Airview, Tonight the Riot, Believe in You and Standard of Living
3–8 p.m. — Caricature artist
4:30-7:30 p.m. — Free food to students with wristband: Philly steak sandwiches, chicken steak sandwiches, Italian sausage sandwiches, French fries, cookies, brownies and soda
11 p.m. — Open Mic Night in Shay/Loughlen Lobby
Noon — Softball games end
For more information or to volunteer to help with the activities, contact Nichole Gonzalez at (716) 375-2572.
St. Bonaventure’s University Ministries is asking students moving out this spring to recycle, rather than throw out, items they are not planning to take home with them.
Items that can be recycled include cleaning supplies, which can be given directly to any member of SBU’s housekeeping staff, furniture, bedding, office supplies, TVs, microwaves, refrigerators, old movies and electronics. The only item that will not be collected is clothing.
Items will be donated to local service agencies including the Warming House, Genesis House and the United Way. Once local service agencies collect items they need, a giant yard sale will be held on the Francis Hall lawn for members of the local community with proceeds benefiting SBU’s Social Ministries program.
The day after Commencement – Monday, May 15 – agencies who have expressed interest in the recycled items will have first pick of items left behind. Tuesday, May 16, all other agencies will be able to collect items, and at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, the yard sale will begin for the community.
“It’s really important for students to participate in the Move-Out program,” said Rev. Cheryl A.E. Parris, director of SBU’s Social Ministries program. “Rather than wasting things, we want students to recycle and give items they no longer want to people who will use them.”
“We’ve had an awesome year of giving, where our students have demonstrated their conscientiousness and care for others. With Katrina relief, we reached out on a national level, but reaching out locally is just as important,” said Parris.
All dorms will have collection sites set up for disposal of items students no longer need. Townhouses, Gardens and Francis Hall will share collection sites located in Room 123 in Francis Hall and the Francis garage. There will also be University Ministry vans making routine pick-ups beginning Saturday, May 6. A schedule will be posted to let students know where to bring their items and when.
Off-campus students may contact Parris at (716) 375-7813 to make arrangements to have their items picked up and brought to campus by a University Ministries van.
The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University announces its summer hours effective Tuesday, May 16. Summer museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5:00 p.m. Admission to the galleries is always free and open to the public. Regular museum hours will resume Tuesday, August 29.
The Quick Center brings the heat of summer into the museum with four exciting new exhibitions and a ‘Meet the Artists’ reception celebrating SBU alumni artists from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 10.
The 2006 summer exhibitions include:
“Bona Biennial ’06.” The inaugural exhibition of alumni of St. Bonaventure University, features works by three artists: Joyce Malerba Goldstein, ’62; Ed McCartan, ’62; Leslie Finley Eliet, ’66.
“Spires and Spirits: The Art of Viktor Schreckengost.” As part of “The Hundred” shows, a series of exhibitions coordinated by the Viktor Schreckengost Foundation in honor of the artist’s 100th birthday, the Quick Center’s exhibition features religiously themed works by one of the most influential industrial designers of the twentieth century.
“Telling Tales: The Franciscan Storytelling Art of James Munce.” Munce tells the life of Saint Francis of Assisi with a sense of humor and a 20th century sensibility in a series of etchings that juxtapose elements of the past and the present.
“Dorothea Lange: Photographer of the Great Depression.” Lange’s photographs capture the hardship and desolation the farmers and laborers of the time faced as the nation’s economy hit rock bottom.
The Quick Center Permanent Collection offerings include:
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.
For information on group tours, please contact Jason Trimmer at (716) 375-7686 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For general information, call (716) 375-2494, visit our website at www.sbu.edu (click on the Arts center link) or e-mail us at Quick@sbu.edu.
The St. Bonaventure University chapter of the American Advertising Federation will be heading to New York City to present its national advertising plan for the 2006 client, Postal Vault, on May 5 and 6.
Br. Basil Valente, O.F.M., SBU’s AAF adviser, James Keating, club president, and Hallie Steube, club vice-president, will join more than 40 St. Bonaventure students to present the original campaign at the World Series of College Advertising.
Members of the Advertising Federation were challenged with developing a combination of traditional and nontraditional forms of advertising to establish Postal Vault as the brand of choice when choosing to replace or install a mailbox.
“One of the most intriguing pieces of the campaign is the fast-paced and highly energized broadcast initiative, rivaling any professional accomplishment in the broadcasting arena,” Valente said. “The strategic talents of our student-run marketing communications agency at SBU, The Stalwart Group, remain at an all-time high. More than 40 of our students have produced a highly-targeted and effective communications plan for a challenging client.”
The AAF previewed its plan to the SBU community Wednesday, April 26, in the John J. Murphy Building.
The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University will participate in “The Hundred Shows,” a series of exhibitions sponsored by the Viktor Schreckengost Foundation. The exhibition is in honor of the artist’s 100th birthday on June 26.
The Quick Center’s exhibition, titled “Spires and Spirits: The Art of Viktor Schreckengost,” will feature religiously themed works created over five decades. The show opens May 2 and will remain on view until July 16.
Schreckengost was one of the most influential industrial designers of the 20th century, but his name is virtually unknown to the general public. The Viktor Schreckengost Foundation estimates “that every adult in the United States has handled, used, driven, worn, played with, ridden on, collected or otherwise enjoyed objects designed by Viktor Schreckengost or one of his students.” His legacy is one of bold innovation that has shaped our modern culture.
He created best-selling dinnerware designs that made beautiful and durable settings accessible to the average consumer long before Martha Stewart became a household name. Schreckengost’s “Jazz Bowl” was commissioned by Eleanor Roosevelt in 1930 and remains one of the icons of the Art Deco era. His designs also span the automotive, ceramic, furniture, recreational, military, electronics and print production fields.
Additionally, his work on radar object recognition and terrain mapping contributed to the Allied victory in World War II. Schreckengost also established the first Industrial Design program in the United States at the Cleveland Institute of Art.
In addition to a very full life as an industrial designer and teacher, Schreckengost created a significant body of work as a painter, ceramist and sculptor and has exhibited in major museums across the country for 75 years.
“Never has the modern world seen a coordinated, simultaneous exhibition series of this scale,” said Chip Nowacek, executive director of the Viktor Schreckengost Foundation “When this is all said and done, this may qualify as the largest known exhibition of a single artist.”
Summer hours begin Tuesday, May 16. Galleries will be open Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday. Admission to the galleries is always free and open to the public. Regular museum hours will resume Tuesday, Aug. 29. Visit them on the Web at www.sbu.edu.
Open hours for graduating students will be held May 3 & 4 from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary. For more information, visit the Career Center Events Web page.
Dr. Carl J. Case, associate professor of management science, presented a paper titled “A Preliminary Investigation of the Vision Model of Virtual Networking” at the Annual Meeting of the International Academy of Business Disciplines in San Diego, Calif., on April 6-9. The manuscript was co-written with Dr. Brian Larson of Widener University and Dr. Richard Silkoff of Eastern Connecticut State University.
Dr. Elizabeth Littell-Lamb, assistant professor in the Department of History, recently presented papers at two academic conferences. On April 5, she presented “Culture and Christianity: Christian Internationalism, Christian Socialism and the YWCA in Republican China” at “Gender, Culture and Power: Western and Chinese Women Interact in Late 19th Century and Republican China,” a colloquium sponsored by the Ricci Institute at the University of San Francisco. She also organized a panel at the annual meeting of the Association for Asian Studies held in San Francisco from April 6-9. The panel, “Making Culture Modern: Transnational Women’s Organizations and Reform Movements in Turn-of-the-Century China and Japan,” included scholars from Wayne State, Cal Poly, University of Toronto and the Canadian Royal Military College. Littell-Lamb’s paper “Caught in the Crossfire: The YWCA Campaign for Child Labor Legislation in Shanghai, 1920-1925” discussed the difficulty Western and Chinese women faced when they pursued a Western-conceived campaign for social justice in semi-colonial Shanghai.
In June 2005, Dr. Richard Reilly, Board of Trustees Professor of philosophy, presented a paper, “Compassion as Justice,” at the International Conference (held every four years) of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Professor Donald Swearer of Harvard University asked him to contribute a longer article under this title for a volume of the journal Buddhist-Christian Studies published at the University of Hawaii. The longer article contains the 2005 paper along with most of another paper, “Compassion as the Basis of Moral Value: Reconstructing Schopenhauer’s Case against Kant,” that will be presented in May at Houghton College to the eastern regional meeting of the Society for Christian Philosophers. In addition, he will explore the psychology of compassion in a paper “Is Desirelessness Desirable?” to be presented in June 2006 at the annual conference of the Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy.
Sarah Stangle of St. Bonaventure University’s maintenance department has been appointed a 2006-2007 advocacy officer of the University. The appointment will be an annual one, subject to reappointment, with the term ending May 31, 2007.
All SBU faculty, staff and administrators are welcome to all the
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