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October 17, 2019

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

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O’Toole Library Exhibit: Hon. Frank J. Guarini H ’94 (Multi-Day Event)
A photographic exhibit honors the philanthropy of Hon. Frank J. Guarini H ’94. Pictures dating from the past six decades highlighting his career and association with Saint Peter’s University are on view. Images courtesy of the University Archives.
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Nature and Landscape (Multi-Day Event)
The Fine Arts Gallery is pleased to present Nature and Landscape featuring the work of two New Jersey artists, Francesca Azzara and Eileen Ferara. Each artist has her own unique vision of the landscape, from observed nature to the interior landscape of the mind. Landscape painting has a long standing place in the history of art and can be traced back to the first cities of Çatal Hüyük to the contemporary galleries in Chelsea. We invite you to leave the mundane world and fill your eyes and imagination with the encaustic paintings and installation of invasive species that hang on the gallery walls. Francesca Azzara states: “The landscape, or some manifestation of the landscape, has continually re-emerged in my work over the past 20 years. While landscape painting is steeped in history and place, my imagined landscapes, represent an interior universe of the conscience. These works are a manifestation of my inner self and metaphorically the visual settings reflect my thoughts, fears and dreams. Often, my work informs me of deeper issues that I have unconsciously avoided. It is a visit to a distant memory…one that cannot be fully recalled but can be comprehended. The visual environments I create are of a topography that is familiar but one that I have never visited. It is that fleeting moment, the ambiguity in the psyche, which I strive to make real.” In the words of Eileen Ferara, “As my subject matter expands, I research and include other plant species that I encounter in the urban wilds of the greater NYC area. Japanese Honeysuckle, Empress Trees, and Trees of Heaven are all considered nuisance non-native species that have taken root in the area. While each plant has its own unique story, they also have some commonalities; successful reproduction strategies, the ability to thrive in areas where other species are challenged, the tendency to outcompete indigenous species, and all were introduced to North America by humans. My work is inspired by the beautiful design of these objects, and the imaginary environments I create are a reflection on the fragility of balance in the environment and our relationship to the places in which we live.
All Day
Ninth Annual Exhibit of Faculty Publications (Multi-Day Event)
The Theresa and Edward O'Toole Library is featuring an exhibit highlighting faculty scholarship published between July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019.
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Criminal Justice Event
Criminal Justice Event
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Accounting Society/BLA Guest Speaker
Accounting Society/BLA Guest Speaker
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Professionalism Training for Student Workers hosted by Paul Grimes, Sherwin-Williams
Opened to all Student Workers/Assistants. Guest speaker, Paul Grimes, will conduct professionalism training for Student Assistants.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Politics of Hair--Can public policy end hair discrimination?
Last December a referee told a New Jersey high school wrestler that if he didn't cut his dreadlocks off he would have to forfeit his match. The young man’s hair was cut off minutes before his match in a crowded gym. Studies have shown Black women are 80% more likely to change their natural hair to meet social norms or expectations at work and 50% more likely to be sent home from work because of their hair. The is because the law does not afford protection from race based hair discrimination even if the hairstyle is inherent to racial identity. Assemblywoman Angela McKnight and Senator Sandra Cunninghom have introduced a bill to end this form of social injustice. Come to a luncheon where these two lawmakers will talk about their quest to end hair discrimination in New Jersey.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Edward's Meeting
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