Spalding University http://spalding.edu What do you want out of life? Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:02:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Nov. 5 Literary Salon Features Crystal Wilkinson http://spalding.edu/nov-5-literary-salon-features-crystal-wilkinson/ http://spalding.edu/nov-5-literary-salon-features-crystal-wilkinson/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:02:40 +0000 http://spalding.edu/?p=12745 Fiction writer and creative writing professor Crystal Wilkinson will be … Continue reading

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Crystal WilkinsonFiction writer and creative writing professor Crystal Wilkinson will be the featured reader at the Nov. 5 Literary Salon organized by Spalding University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Writing program. This monthly reading series is hosted by Hillbilly Tea (120 S First Street) and begins at 7 p.m. with an open mic session (sign-up at 6:30 p.m.), followed by featured readings at 7:30 p.m.

Wilkinson is the author of Blackberries, Blackberries, winner of the Chaffin Award for Appalachian Literature and Water Street, a finalist for both the UK’s Orange Prize for Fiction and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award.  She has received awards and fellowships from The Kentucky Arts Council, The Mary Anderson Center for the Arts and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, as well as the Sallie Bingham Award from the Kentucky Foundation for Women. Crystal is the Appalachian Writer-in-Residence at Berea College and also teaches in Spalding’s low-residency MFA in Creative Writing program.  She co-owns The Wild Fig Bookstore in Lexington and her partner, poet and artist Ron Davis.

“The Literary Salon at Hillbilly Tea is a space where writers can come to share their work in a relaxed and convivial setting. It’s a bit different from a traditional reading series in that—although there will be readers—the emphasis will be on “notebook” work—new work that has not yet been shared in public,” says Merle Bachman, director of the BFA program. “There will be time and space for listeners to ask questions about and discuss what they hear.  It will also be a way for experienced, published writers to do something a bit vulnerable – share new work –in a way that helps the audience learn more about the writing process.  So in this sense, it’s a perfect expression of our BFA program’s commitment to supporting the development of young writers.”

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The Louisville Review: October 28 Reading http://spalding.edu/louisville-review-october-28-reading/ http://spalding.edu/louisville-review-october-28-reading/#comments Wed, 08 Oct 2014 18:03:39 +0000 http://spalding.edu/?p=12586 The Louisville Review and the Carnegie Center present a reading … Continue reading

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The Louisville Review and the Carnegie Center present a reading in celebration of the 75th issue of The Louisville Review. The reading takes place 7:00-8:15 p.m. Tuesday, October 28, at the Carnegie Center in Lexington and features writers whose work has appeared in The Louisville Review. Featured writers include Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X Walker, former Kentucky Poet Laureate Sena Jeter Naslund, Karen Mann, Bill Goodman, and Susan Christerson Brown. The Carnegie Center is located at 251 W. Second St in Lexington.

Frank X Walker is the current Kentucky Poet Laureate and an alum of Spalding University’s Master of Fine Arts in Writing program. His most recent poetry collection is Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers (University of Georgia Press, 2013). His other poetry collections are Isaac Murphy: I Dedicate This Ride (Old Cove Press, 2010); When Winter Come: the Ascension of York (University Press of Kentucky, 2008); Black Box (Old Cove Press, 2005); Buffalo Dance: The Journey of York (University Press of Kentucky, 2003), which won the Lillian Smith Book Award in 2004; and Affrilachia (Old Cove Press, 2000). He won the 2014 NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Literary Work.

Sena Jeter Naslund is the author of the nine books, including  The Fountain of St. James Court; or, Portrait of an Artist as an Old Woman (Morrow-HarperCollins, 2013); Four Spirits (Morrow-HarperCollins, 2003; Harper Perennial, 2004); and Ahab’s Wife; Or, the Star-Gazer (Morrow, 1999; Harper Perennial, 2000; Harper Perennial Modern Classics Series, 2008). Sena is the co-founder and program director of the low-residency MFA in Writing at Spalding University and founding editor of The Louisville Review.

Karen Mann is the co-founder and administrative director of the low-residency MFA in Writing at Spalding and managing editor of The Louisville Review. She is the author of two novels, The Woman of LaMancha (Fleur-de-Lis Press, 2013) and The Saved Man (Page Turners Publishing, 2013).

Bill Goodman is the host and managing editor of Kentucky Tonight on KET. Additionally, he serves as host for Education Matters and One to One with Bill Goodman. He also writes the KET blog “Bill’s Eye.” A native of Glasgow, Kentucky, Goodman earned his MFA in creative nonfiction from Spalding University. In April 2013, he was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame. His collection of personal essays, titled “Beans, Biscuits, Family and Friends: Life Stories,” will be published in the fall of 2014. He lives in Lexington.

Susan Christerson Brown’s writing has appeared in various publications including The Louisville Review, Journal of Kentucky Studies, and Spirituality and Health. Her work has been included in the collections Tobacco: A Literary Anthology; Women. Period; and When the Bough Breaks. She is a Kentucky Arts Council grant recipient and a founding member of the KaBooM Writing Collective. She earned her MFA in Writing from Spalding University and an MA in theological studies from Lexington Theological Seminary. She currently teaches the Life Writing class at the Carnegie Center. She also posts occasionally at her blog, Mildly Mystical.

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MSBC Celebrates 10 Years, Adds Accounting Track http://spalding.edu/msbc-celebrates-10-years-adds-accounting-track/ http://spalding.edu/msbc-celebrates-10-years-adds-accounting-track/#comments Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:55:16 +0000 http://spalding.edu/?p=12504 The 2014-2015 academic year marks the 10th anniversary of Spalding … Continue reading

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SpaldingMarketing-7699The 2014-2015 academic year marks the 10th anniversary of Spalding University’s Master of Science in Business Communication (MSBC) program. Over the last decade, the MSBC has graduated nearly 300 students, many of whom work in Louisville at companies including Norton Healthcare, YUM! Brands, General Electric Co., Jefferson County Public School Systems, Humana, Brown Forman, Hillard Lyons and more.

“We are pleased to celebrate the 10th year of our master’s in business communication program,” says Robin Hinkle, program director. “Since our program’s inception, several local companies have applied our graduates’ capstone projects to their businesses and many graduates have used their degree to gain upward mobility or make a career change. The achievements of our graduates within their field are testament to our program’s success.”

To coincide with program’s anniversary, the MSBC now offers a new concentration in accounting designed for accounting professionals and recent college graduates who need additional coursework in accounting and business in order to be eligible to take the Uniform Certified Public Accounting Exam. This concentration is the fourth sub-area of study for the program; students can also focus their coursework in the areas of organizational leadership, healthcare management and nonprofit administration.

“The new accounting concentration provides a clear path for individuals wanting to become a CPA,” says Dr. Hinkle. “Through graduate accounting instruction and support for preparing for the CPA exam from a combination of online Becker faculty and Spalding faculty, students will emerge from the program with both a graduate degree and passage of all four parts of the CPA exam.”

Qualified candidates are currently being accepted first come, first served to the program. The application deadline is rolling, and interested students are encouraged to contact Robin Hinkle by email or phone, 502-873-4244.

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Literary Salon at Hillbilly Tea on Oct. 1 http://spalding.edu/literarysalonoct1/ http://spalding.edu/literarysalonoct1/#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:34:41 +0000 http://spalding.edu/?p=12466 Poets Sarah Gorham and Jeffrey Skinner will be the featured … Continue reading

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Poets Sarah Gorham and Jeffrey Skinner will be the featured readers at the Oct. 1 Literary Salon organized by Spalding University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Writing program. This monthly reading series is hosted by Hillbilly Tea (120 S First Street) and begins at 7 p.m. with an open mic session (sign-up at 6:30 p.m.), followed by featured readings at 7:30 p.m.

Sarah Gorham

Sarah Gorham

Sarah Gorham is the author of four collections of poetry: Bad DaughterThe CureThe Tension Zone, and Don’t Go Back to Sleep. In 2013 she won the AWP Award in Creative Nonfiction. Her collection of essays, Study in Perfect, has just been published by the University of Georgia Press. Gorham serves as President and Editor-in-Chief of Sarabande Books, which she co-founded in 1994.

Jeffrey Skinner was awarded a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry.  His most recent book of poems, Glaciology, was a winner in the Crab Orchard Open Poetry Competition.  His play, Down Range, completed a successful run in Chicago this past August.

Jeffrey Skinner

Jeffrey Skinner

“The Literary Salon at Hillbilly Tea is a space where writers can come to share their work in a relaxed and convivial setting. It’s a bit different from a traditional reading series in that—although there will be readers—the emphasis will be on “notebook” work—new work that has not yet been shared in public,” says Merle Bachman, director of the BFA program. “There will be time and space for listeners to ask questions about and discuss what they hear.  It will also be a way for experienced, published writers to do something a bit vulnerable – share new work –in a way that helps the audience learn more about the writing process.  So in this sense, it’s a perfect expression of our BFA program’s commitment to supporting the development of young writers.”

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International Film Festival to Kick Off on Campus http://spalding.edu/international-film-festival-kick-campus/ http://spalding.edu/international-film-festival-kick-campus/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:04:11 +0000 http://spalding.edu/?p=12349 Dozens of international filmmakers from around the globe, including Germany, … Continue reading

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LIFFDozens of international filmmakers from around the globe, including Germany, United Kingdom, France, Canada, the United States, China and the Russian Federation will converge on Louisville October 9-11 for the 7th annual Louisville International Festival of Film.

Spencer Treat Clark, star of Druid Peak, will be in attendance at Spalding University Center building for the festival’s opening night feature film Thursday, October 9th. Druid Peak will be premiered and followed by the opening night gala in the university ballroom.

The Thursday night “red carpet” event trumpets the beginning of the three day Louisville International Festival of Film, which will feature over 150 films from producers located throughout the world. The selected films, which include features, shorts, documentaries, animations and experimental work, will be available for viewing at five Louisville venues, providing a virtual nonstop movie watching experience. The films of distinction were individually screened and selected from hundreds of submissions.

“This annual festival offers the community an opportunity to screen artistic films, not usually presented through commercial venues,” explained LIFF creator, longtime Hollywood actor and Louisville native Conrad Bachmann. “We are proud to promote Louisville as a destination for film production drenched in hospitality, arts and culture.”

Details of opening night, as well as the entire schedule and ticket information is available at the Festival’s website, www.louisvillefilmfestival.org. Several ticket packages include admittance to parties, mixers, seminars, screenings and other special events.

Proceeds from the Louisville International Festival of Film go to expand educational and economic opportunities in Louisville and around the Commonwealth, including funding to assist film classes at Kentucky public high schools.

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Celebrating our 6th year, Louisville’s International Festival of Film (LIFF) is committed to screening artistic films not usually presented through commercial venues, giving independent filmmakers a place to showcase their work. The proceeds of the Festival will be used by the Louisville Film Arts Institute (LFAII) to help fund education efforts focused on training the filmmakers of tomorrow in Metro Louisville and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

For more information, visit www.Louisvillefilmfestival.org.

“Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Louisville.Film.Festival, or on Twitter @LouFilmFest #LIFF2014

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Anne Blincoe Conboy Lecture Sept. 9 http://spalding.edu/anne-blincoe-conboy-lecture-sept-9/ http://spalding.edu/anne-blincoe-conboy-lecture-sept-9/#comments Fri, 05 Sep 2014 15:07:42 +0000 http://spalding.edu/?p=12187 What: On September 9, Spalding University, in collaboration with Kindred … Continue reading

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Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN

Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN

What: On September 9, Spalding University, in collaboration with Kindred Healthcare, will host national speaker Dr. Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, as part of the Anne Blincoe Conboy Lecture Series titled, “Awakening the Inner Self through Living a Caring-Healing Life.”

Who: Dr. Jean Watson is distinguished professor and dean emerita, University of Colorado Denver College of Nursing and Anschutz Medical Center, where she held an endowed chair in caring science for 16 years. She is founder of the original Center for Human Caring in Colorado and is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She previously served as dean of nursing at the University Health Sciences Center and is a past president of the National League for Nursing. Her latest activities include Founder and Director of the non-profit foundation: Watson Caring Science Institute.
Dr. Watson has earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing and psychiatric-mental health nursing and holds her Ph.D. in educational psychology and counseling. She is a widely published author and recipient of numerous international awards and honors.
Clinical nurses and academic programs throughout the world use her published works on the philosophy and theory of human caring and the art and science of caring in nursing. Dr. Watson’s caring philosophy is used to guide transformative models of caring and healing practices, for nurses and patients alike, in diverse settings worldwide.

When: September 9, 2014 at 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Reservation required. (See below).

Where: Spalding University University Center Auditorium (824 S. Fourth Street). Free, convenient parking in Spalding University Lots E, F, H

To register and pay online, click here.

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Sept. Literary Salon and “Word Hotel” Release Party http://spalding.edu/sept-literary-salon-word-hotel-release-party/ http://spalding.edu/sept-literary-salon-word-hotel-release-party/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:46:10 +0000 http://spalding.edu/?p=11903 Poet Kiki Petrosino will be the featured reader at the … Continue reading

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Poet Kiki Petrosino

Poet Kiki Petrosino

Poet Kiki Petrosino will be the featured reader at the Sept. 3 Literary Salon organized by Spalding University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Writing program. The evening will also coincide with the release party for the most recent issue of the BFA program’s literary journal, Word Hotel. This monthly reading series is hosted by Hillbilly Tea (120 S First Street) and begins at 7 p.m. with an open mic session (sign-up at 6:30 p.m.), followed by featured readings at 7:30 p.m.

Petrosino was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the daughter of an African American mother and an Italian American father. She earned a BA from the University of Virginia, an MA in humanities from the University of Chicago, and an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She is the author of Fort Red Border (2009) and Hymn for the Black Terrific (2013).  She teaches at the University of Louisville (Poetry Foundation).

“The Literary Salon at Hillbilly Tea is a space where writers can come to share their work in a relaxed and convivial setting. It’s a bit different from a traditional reading series in that—although there will be readers—the emphasis will be on “notebook” work—new work that has not yet been shared in public,” says Bachman, director of the BFA program. “There will be time and space for listeners to ask questions about and discuss what they hear.  It will also be a way for experienced, published writers to do something a bit vulnerable – share new work –in a way that helps the audience learn more about the writing process.  So in this sense, it’s a perfect expression of our BFA program’s commitment to supporting the development of young writers.”

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Spalding at the Speed: August 15 Reading http://spalding.edu/spalding-speed-august-15-reading/ http://spalding.edu/spalding-speed-august-15-reading/#comments Wed, 13 Aug 2014 20:44:18 +0000 http://spalding.edu/?p=11781 The August edition of the Spalding at the Speed Reading … Continue reading

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Spalding at the Speed: August 15

Top to bottom: Adam Day, Ellen Lichvar and Katy Yocom

The August edition of the Spalding at the Speed Reading Series celebrates the writers published in issue 75 of The Louisville Review. The reading takes place at 6:00-7:15 p.m. on Friday, August 15, at the Local Speed Gallery, 822 E. Market Street. Program Director and award-winning novelist Sena Jeter Naslund emcees the event. Readers are poets Drew Pomeroy, Ellyn Lichvar, Katy Yocom, and Adam Day; fiction author Gayle Hanratty, and screenwriter Ron Schildknecht.

“Spalding at the Speed: A Gathering of MFA and Community Writers” is a monthly reading series that showcases short readings by Spalding MFA students, alumni, staff, and faculty, as well as writers from the local literary community. Readings take place on the third Friday of each month at the Local Speed, an open gallery in NuLu conducive to combining visual and literary art. The evening includes “Jump Start,” an open-mic session for 1- to 2-minute readings of works in progress. Attendees are invited to bring unfinished works to read. Free street parking is available. A wide variety of restaurants nearby provides an opportunity for further discussion and literary connection at the end of the evening.

Writers and writing groups interested in participating in future readings should inquire with series coordinator Karyl Anne Geary. Readings are free and open to the public.

 

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Volunteers to Participate in WHAS 11 Habitat Build http://spalding.edu/volunteer-participate-whas-11-habitat-build/ http://spalding.edu/volunteer-participate-whas-11-habitat-build/#comments Fri, 08 Aug 2014 18:28:23 +0000 http://spalding.edu/?p=11679 On August 12, Spalding will partner with WHAS 11 for a … Continue reading

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Photo taken in New Orleans, La., where students rebuilt a house with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in 2013.

Photo taken in New Orleans, La., where students rebuilt a house with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in 2013.

On August 12, Spalding will partner with WHAS 11 for a Habitat for Humanity home construction project. In addition to a financial donation toward construction supplies, Spalding volunteers will contribute a day of sweat equity toward the home’s construction, which will begin August 5 and is set for completion in October 2014.

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville (HFHML), a Christian housing ministry, seeks to eliminate poverty housing by building modest, safe and affordable houses for low-income families. In addition to providing homes, HFHML provides the selected families with monthly homeownership workshops and classes in financial management, as well as guidance for planning a modest down payment and managing monthly mortgage payments.

Service to the community is a rich part of Spalding’s heritage and continues today through the endeavors of our students, faculty and staff, who graciously give of their time and talents to a number of organizations, locally and abroad. In light of this heritage, Spalding is eager to participate in the HHFHML project.

“We are grateful to have this unique opportunity to partner with WHAS, working together to improve our community and help a family in need,” says Rick Barney, executve director of marketing & public relations.

In keeping with our designation as a compassionate university, Spalding strives to change the way human beings view our world and to teach students to embrace philanthropy as a way to show compassion toward both the local community and the world at large.

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Spalding at the Speed: July 18 Reading http://spalding.edu/spalding-speed-july-18-reading/ http://spalding.edu/spalding-speed-july-18-reading/#comments Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:35:44 +0000 http://spalding.edu/?p=10850 The July edition of the Spalding at the Speed Reading … Continue reading

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Debra Kang Dean

Debra Kang Dean

The July edition of the Spalding at the Speed Reading Series takes place at 6:00-7:15 p.m. on Friday, July 18, at the Local Speed Gallery, 822 E. Market Street. MFA graduate assistant and series coordinator Karyl Anne Geary emcees the event. Readers are nonfiction writers Bobbi Buchanan and Kimberly Crum, playwright Justin Dobring, novelist Kirby Gann, and poets Bernard Clay, Sarah Anne White Thielmeier, Debra Kang Dean, and Sean Patrick Hill.

“Spalding at the Speed: A Gathering of MFA and Community Writers” is a monthly reading series that showcases short readings by Spalding MFA students, alumni, staff, and faculty, as well as writers from the local literary community. Readings take place on the third Friday of each month at the Local Speed, an open gallery in NuLu conducive to combining visual and literary art. The evening includes “Jump Start,” an open-mic session for 1- to 2-minute readings of works in progress. Attendees are invited to bring unfinished works to read. Free street parking is available. A wide variety of restaurants nearby provides an opportunity for further discussion and literary connection at the end of the evening.

Kirby Gann

Kirby Gann

Writers and writing groups interested in participating in future readings should inquire with series coordinator Karyl Anne Geary at kgeary@spalding.edu. Readings are free and open to the public.

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