Spalding University https://spalding.edu What do you want out of life? Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:15:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 School of Social Work Awards Social Work Practitioner of the Year and Agency of the Year https://spalding.edu/school-of-social-work-awards-social-work-practitioner-of-the-year-and-agency-of-the-year/ https://spalding.edu/school-of-social-work-awards-social-work-practitioner-of-the-year-and-agency-of-the-year/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:51:33 +0000 http://spalding.edu/?p=14881 The Spalding University School of Social Work announces the recipients … Continue reading

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Ellen Green, recipient of the 2015 Social Work Practitioner of the Year, accepts the award from Dr. Kevin Borders, chair of the School of Social Work.

Ellen Green, recipient of the 2015 Social Work Practitioner of the Year, accepts the award from Dr. Kevin Borders, chair of the School of Social Work.

The Spalding University School of Social Work announces the recipients of two annual awards. The 2015 Social Work Practitioner of the Year is awarded to Ellen Green, senior director of the Hosparus Grief Counseling Center, and the 2015 Agency of the Year is awarded to A Place to Be in Scott County (Ind.), an organization that assists individuals impacted by trauma to recover. The award winners were honored at annual Community Celebration of Social Work at Spalding University on Saturday, March 21.

“Our community has many agencies and social workers who have made a big difference in the lives of so many, and the awards are our chance to honor and thank them,” says Dr. Kevin Borders, chair, Spalding University School of Social Work.

Ellen Green, senior director of the Hosparus Grief Counseling Center, is the recipient of the 2015 Social Work Practitioner of the Year. Green earned social work degrees from Georgetown College and University of Kentucky. During her professional career, she has worked in multiple fields in home health, adult protective services, mental health and now, end-of-life care.

“I have been honored to have relationships with people whom otherwise I may have never known—really known—and seen them clearly as people, and not just as a label or a problem,” says Green of her career. Reflecting on the field of social work, she says: “Each time I interview a social work student for a practicum experience, I gleefully congratulate them on choosing this good work, and tell them that I believe they will never, ever regret it.”

Luanne Yandow, board member of A Place to Be in Scott County

Luanne Yandow, board member of A Place to Be in Scott County, pictured with Dr. Kevin Borders, accepted the Spirit of Social Work Agency Award on behalf of Michelle Korty, the agency’s executive director.

A Place to Be in Scott County, Inc. is the recipient of the 2015 Spirit of Social Work’s Agency Award. Representing the agency and Executive Director Michelle Korty, was Luanne Yandow, who accepted the award on Korty’s behalf.

A Place to Be in Scott County helps individuals impacted by trauma to recover.  This is done by providing individual, family and group counseling to clients who need to address trauma issues. The agency is also committed to providing services to the community.  Their primary source of income is through a catering service connected to the agency. No clients are turned away regardless of whether they can pay.  The goal is to make sure that every client has access to services, regardless of socioeconomic status.

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Literary Salon to Feature Sean Patrick Hill https://spalding.edu/literary-salon-to-feature-sean-patrick-hill/ https://spalding.edu/literary-salon-to-feature-sean-patrick-hill/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:43:29 +0000 http://spalding.edu/?p=14836 Poet Sean Patrick Hill will be the featured reader at … Continue reading

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Sean Patrick Hill

Sean Patrick Hill, author of Hibernaculum (Slash Pine Press, 2013)

Poet Sean Patrick Hill will be the featured reader at the Literary Salon on April 1. Sean Patrick Hill is the author of the chapbook Hibernaculum (Slash Pine Press, 2013), as well as two full-length books of poems, The Imagined Field and Interstitial. He is the recipient of an Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council and a fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center. He is also the curator and editor of Green Fuse Press, a poetry broadside publisher in Louisville.

“The Literary Salon at Hillbilly Tea is a space where writers can come to share their work in a relaxed and convivial setting,”says Merle Bachman, director of the BFA in Writing program.

The monthly reading series is presented by Spalding University’s BFA in Creative writing and is hosted at Hillbilly Tea (120 S First Street) the first Wednesday of every month (summer months excluded). The featured reading of the April event will begin at 7:30 p.m. on April 1 with an open mic session at 7 p.m. (sign-up at 6:30 p.m.).

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Celebrating the Re-release of Heather Has Two Mommies https://spalding.edu/celebrating-the-re-release-of-heather-has-two-mommies/ https://spalding.edu/celebrating-the-re-release-of-heather-has-two-mommies/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:18:26 +0000 http://spalding.edu/?p=14826 It’s been banned and burned and challenged in court, and … Continue reading

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Lesléa Newman, author of 'Heather Has Two Mommies'

Lesléa Newman, author of ‘Heather Has Two Mommies’

It’s been banned and burned and challenged in court, and now it’s been reissued for its 25th anniversary. MFA faculty member Lesléa Newman’s picture book Heather Has Two Mommies, originally published in 1989, has new illustrations by artist Laura Cornell and a slightly revised text to bring the story up to date. Newman was interviewed in a story by the Associated P​r​e​s​s about the book’s path to publication and the cultural changes of the past quarter-century.

Newman teaches writing for children and young adults in the Spalding low-residency MFA in Writing Program. She is the author of 64 books, including pictures books, middle-grade novels, and poetry. Her novel-in-verse, October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard, explores the impact of Matthew Shepard’s murder. Her award-winning short story “A Letter To Harvey Milk” was made into a film and adapted for the stage.

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John de Graaf Shares Film on Vacation and Happiness https://spalding.edu/john-de-graaf-shares-film-on-vacation-and-happiness/ https://spalding.edu/john-de-graaf-shares-film-on-vacation-and-happiness/#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:10:41 +0000 http://spalding.edu/?p=14757 Spalding University’s School of Social Work invites the community to celebrate … Continue reading

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John de Graff, director, The Vacation Squeeze

John de Graaf is a three-time Emmy Award-winning director. His films include “The Great Vacation Squeeze,” “Escape from Affluenza” (1998) and “About Us” (2006)

Spalding University’s School of Social Work invites the community to celebrate March 20th as International Day of Happiness at a documentary screening of “The Great Vacation Squeeze” (2013) and conversation with the documentary’s three-time Emmy Award-winning director John de Graaf. The event starts at 4 p.m. and will emphasize the importance of taking vacation time with special attention to its benefits for physical and mental health, family bonding and productivity. After the screening, de Graaf will host a conversation with the audience about America’s dwindling vacation time and strategies to reclaim it.

John de Graaf is a three-time Emmy Award winner and an international speaker on overwork and overconsumption. In addition to “The Great Vacation Squeeze,” his other films include “Escape from Affluenza” (1998) and “About Us” (2006). He has also published several books including Take Back Your Time: Fighting Overwork and Time Poverty in America (2003), What’s the Economy For, Anyway? Why It’s Time to Stop Chasing Growth and Start Pursuing Happines (2011) and Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic (2001). “Simply put, we as a society have chosen money over time,” says de Graaf. “This unconscious value pattern has had a powerful impact and less than beneficial impact on the quality of our collective lives.”

In addition, the School of Social Work will also have a screening of another film on Saturday March 21 at 1 p.m. Saturday’s showing will feature the documentary, “The Rich Have Their Own Photographers,” a film about Milton Rogovin, persecuted political activist and world-renown social documentary photographer. Using his camera to fight for social justice, Rogovin photographed those he called the “forgotten Ones.” Following the film there will be an open discussion on poverty and consumerism globally.

Both screenings and discussion with take place in the Troutman Lectorium in the Egan Leadership Center at 901 South Fourth Street.

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Event Celebrates the Art of Bookmaking https://spalding.edu/book-fest-2015/ https://spalding.edu/book-fest-2015/#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:00:05 +0000 http://spalding.edu/?p=14696 Calling all bibliophiles, Book Fest, co-sponsored by the School of … Continue reading

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Spalding student readiing at book fest

Calling all bibliophiles, Book Fest, co-sponsored by the School of Liberal Studies and the Office of Student Leadership and the Office of Student Leadership and Multicultural Services, celebrates books in the physical form. The walk-through event, free and open to the public, will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 1 in the Spalding library and will feature  book-making workshops, antique books for viewing, books for sale and book-related artwork by students from the Kentucky School of Art at Spalding University.

“Book Fest celebrates the wonder and fun of books,” says BFA in Writing Director Merle Bachman. “In addition to faculty books, we will have special interest books for sale (art, photography, science fiction, fantasy and graphic narratives) as well as The Great Gatsby, in preparation for the Rat Race the following week, which is themed “The Great Ratsby.”

The Louisville Free Public Library, Louisville Literary Arts and local presses Sarabande Books and Hound Dog Press will be in attendance with interactive displays and representatives on hand to answer questions. There will be live jazz and classical music by Misha Feigin from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

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Meyer’s Play on Tour with National Theatre for Children https://spalding.edu/meyers-play-on-tour-with-national-theatre-for-children/ https://spalding.edu/meyers-play-on-tour-with-national-theatre-for-children/#comments Wed, 18 Mar 2015 20:35:31 +0000 http://spalding.edu/?p=14652 MFA student Heather Meyer’s play The Treasure Trove of Conservation … Continue reading

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Heather Meyer, Spalding MFA in WritingMFA student Heather Meyer’s play The Treasure Trove of Conservation Cove – A Pirate’s Tale is currently on tour with the National Theatre for Children throughout the eastern United States. The show will visit 2,500 schools by the end of the 2014-2015 school year. She also wrote the water conservation graphic novel The Aqua League, which is being used in select California school districts. Heather is also on staff at The National Theatre for Children, where she writes, directs, and casts educational comedy shows and the television showM@dabout

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Spalding Honors African American Pioneers https://spalding.edu/spalding-honors-african-american-pioneers/ https://spalding.edu/spalding-honors-african-american-pioneers/#comments Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:53:31 +0000 http://spalding.edu/?p=14698 The university recently honored the accomplishments of Patricia Lauderdale Bell … Continue reading

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The university recently honored the accomplishments of Patricia Lauderdale Bell and Barbara Miller, the first African American graduates of Nazareth College, now Spalding University, and announced a new scholarship that was established in their names: The Patricia Lauderdale ‘51 and Barbara Miller ‘51 Endowed Scholarship.

“Scholarship recipients will be studying social work, education or communication – all fields that prepare them to be community leaders, and will honor the legacy of Lauderdale and Miller through their academic achievements and community service,” says Bert Griffin, Chief Advancement Officer at a reception last month. “We are working to raise private funds for scholarships to make college more affordable for our students and to help them to meet their dreams and goals.”

“It’s exciting that the scholarship is ready to be launched,” says Elmer Lucille Hammonds Allen, class of 1953 and chair of the scholarship committee. “It shows that [Spalding] is a pioneering school . . . and has been in the forefront for years.”

A highlight of the event was the participation of Dr. Bell (née Lauderdale). During a reminiscent address, she reflected on the importance of providing a legacy for other African American women with the poetic statement, “Upon these shoulders I stand.”

Alumnae of Spalding’s MFA in writing program, Adriena Dane ’07 and Angela Jackson-Brown ’09, co-wrote a poem, “Into the Light,” which they read as a tribute, including this excerpt:

“It is always the fearless ones

who step into the light.

They do not walk towards it.

Instead, they leap. They fear nothing. They

allow their faith to guide them as

they move bodily towards their destiny.”

If you would like to donate to this scholarship, please visit Support Spalding to make a gift.

Co-honoree Patricia Lauderdale (seated) enjoys the occasion with her sister, Yerva Lauderdale Khalek.<br />
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Louisville Diners Slated for March Release https://spalding.edu/louisville-diners-slated-for-march-release/ https://spalding.edu/louisville-diners-slated-for-march-release/#comments Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:18:59 +0000 http://spalding.edu/?p=14613 MFA student Ashlee Clark Thompson’s first book, Louisville Diners, is … Continue reading

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MAshlee Clark Thompson, Louisville DinersFA student Ashlee Clark Thompson’s first book, Louisville Diners, is slated to be published by History Press on March 16. Ashlee profiles unique diners, burger stands and soul food restaurants in Louisville. The book will be available at retailers in and around Louisville and online. Ashlee is a food blogger at ashleeeats.com and freelance writer based in Louisville.

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Fenton’s Essay on Cover of Harper’s https://spalding.edu/fentons-essay-on-cover-of-harpers/ https://spalding.edu/fentons-essay-on-cover-of-harpers/#comments Wed, 11 Mar 2015 14:07:56 +0000 http://spalding.edu/?p=14609 MFA faculty member Fenton Johnson’s essay “Opulence in Solitude: The … Continue reading

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Fenton Johnson, Spalding MFA in Writing facultyMFA faculty member Fenton Johnson’s essay “Opulence in Solitude: The Dignity and Challenge of Being Alone” will be a cover essay in the April 2015 issue of Harper’s Magazine. This will be Fenton’s third cover essay for Harper’s Magazine. Fenton is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship as well as Wallace Stegner and James Michener Fellowships in Fiction, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships in both fiction and creative nonfiction, and an Arizona Commission on the Arts Fellowship in creative nonfiction.

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Golden Eagles Take SLIAC, Head to NCAA Tournament https://spalding.edu/golden-eagles-take-sliac-head-to-ncaa-tournament/ https://spalding.edu/golden-eagles-take-sliac-head-to-ncaa-tournament/#comments Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:17:18 +0000 http://spalding.edu/?p=14543 All roads lead to the NCAA Division III Tournament for … Continue reading

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All roads lead to the NCAA Division III Tournament for the Golden Eagles as the women’s and men’s basketball teams head to St. Louis, Missouri, and Atlanta, Georgia, respectively, for the first round of the tournament.

The women's team celebrates during the SLIAC Conference Championship.

The women’s team celebrates during the SLIAC Conference Championship.

The women’s team clinched their second consecutive St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) tournament championship, in an 80-50 win over Eureka College while the men’s team had a 58-51 victory over Fontbonne.

The women’s team used a high pressure defense and an efficient offense against Eureka to jump out to an 11-2 lead just four minutes into the game. Kayla Styles, named tournament MVP, lead a balanced attack with 18 points, 13 rebounds, three steals and three blocked shots. Jessica Guy added 11 points and six rebounds.  The strong Spalding defense limited the Red Devils to 31 percent shooting in the final game.

The SLIAC tournament game was tight for the men’s teams during the first half with a lead never greater than three points. The second half started out similarly until Spalding went on an 11-0 run to go ahead 44-35. Fontbonne then sliced the lead to two points several times in the second half, but Spalding sealed the win from the free throw line, making all four of their attempts in the final minute. Brandon Gabriel, named tournament MVP, led all scorers with 19 points. Brandon Goeing put up 11 points and Jovante Lavender added 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting. Renaldo “Bud” Moore was named to the All-Tournament team after posting eight points and nine rebounds.

No. 11 guard Jovante Lavendar takes a shot against Fontbonne during the SLIAC Conference Championship Game

No. 11 guard Jovante Lavendar takes a shot against Fontbonne during the SLIAC Conference Championship Game

For the NCAA Division III tournament games, the Spalding University women’s team drew a first round matchup against No. 8 Washington University. The Golden Eagles will tip-off at 8:00 p.m. EST on Friday, February 6 at the Washington University Field House in St. Louis. Tickets are $3 for students with I.D. and $6 for adults.

The men’s team  will take on No. 11 Emory  at 7:30 p.m. EST on Friday, February 6 at the Woodruff P.E. Center in Atlanta. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for students w/ID, senior citizens and children 2-12, and children under 2 are free.

 

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