Dante Scala Noted in ABC’s “The Note”

June 28, 2006

“If you do not know who Scott Spradling (WMUR-TV reporter), Dante Scala (our own associate professor of politics), and (New Hampshire Secretary of State) Bill Gardner are, you are likely not running for president.” That’s the opinion of writers of The Note, the ABC News blog followed by political junkies everywhere. To see for yourself, go to The Note and scroll down to 2008:nomination calendar. The Note often links to Scala’s blog (Graniteprof).

Interview with Prof. Beth Salerno

June 28, 2006

Civil War Book Review interviewed Beth Salerno, associate professor of history, regarding her book, Sister Societies: Women’s Antislavery Organizations in Antebellum.

Cocktails, Theology, and Prof. Spoerl

June 28, 2006

If you saw Kelley Spoerl, associate professor and chair of theology, at the Strange Brew Tavern in Manchester recently, it wasn’t because she popped in for a drink. She was a guest of the Diocese of Manchester’s Theology on Tap program, which brings discussions of Catholicism and social issues to young adults. Spoerl held a Q&A session on The DaVinci Code, a topic she also has been discussing in newspapers and on television. ”It’s not exactly your usual lecture hall,” she said with a laugh, noting the challenge of calibrating her classroom style to a venue that serves beer on tap. “I’d love to do it again – just to get it right.”

Saint Anselm in the News

June 27, 2006

Saint Anselm, its people and programs, made the news in a variety of ways this spring. The New Mexican interviewed artist Michael Bergt and mentioned he will exhibit his work next spring at the Chapel Art Center.

The death of John Windhausen, professor emeritus, was the subject of a full obituary in the New Hampshire Union Leader, which quoted Fr. Peter Guerin, O.S.B., assistant professor of theology. One of the country’s leading Russian and European scholars, Windhausen founded Saint Anselm’s Russian studies program and assisted in developing the humanities program.

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Prof. Gary Bouchard Delivers Keynote at John Stark Regional H.S. Graduation

June 22, 2006

English professor Gary Bouchard received a standing ovation June 17, when he gave the commencement address to the graduating class of the John Stark Regional High School in Weare, N.H. A standing-O for a commencement speaker is almost as unusual as the manner in which Bouchard offered the speech — in nearly 180 rhyming couplets.

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Students Begin Archeological Excavation in Italy

June 8, 2006

Trench WorkAs first reported in this blog on May 7, seven Saint Anselm students, along with classics professors David George and Linda Rulman, have joined students and faculty from the University of Oklahoma Center for Classical Archaeology and Civilizations in Italy for a month-long archeological excavation.

You can follow the progress of the excavation by visiting the project’s Web site at www.anselmclassics.com. Throughout the month of June, the dig’s participants will be documenting their experiences through their blog, podcast, and photo gallery.

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