Last week was our wrap up for our autumn quarter library Thursday Food for Thought sessions. We’ve had a great run, with subjects ranging from movies to theology, from essays to visual literacy. Here’s some of what the final three speakers shared:
- October 18: Daniel Castelo and Michael Langford, faculty from the School of Theology, read from the book Holiness as a Liberal Art, edited by Castelo with essay contributions from additional School of Theology faculty. Conversation revolved around the implications of holiness infusing all aspects of education. The book is available at the SPU library with the call number BX8331.3 H64 2012.
- November 1: Julia Siemens, editor of etc magazine, read from multiple articles, discussed the process of writing true stories about SPU alum, and invited comments from current students who had pieces written about them in the magazine. Staff from University Communications also shared their perspectives on the production aspects of etc. To access the magazine, subscribe or view the current issue online.
- November 8: Karen Gutowsky-Zimmerman, associate professor of Art, read from the book A Primer of Visual Literacy, by Donis A. Dondis, and spoke about the messaging and impact of visual literacy. You can access the featured book through our catalog. Other books highlighted by the speaker are Principles of Form and Design by Wucius Wong (call number TA345 .W66 1993), Visual Literacy by James Elkin (call number LB1068 .V567 2008), and Visual Literacy: A Conceptual Approach to Graphic Problem Solving by Judith Wilde and Richard Wilde (call number NC845 .W55 1991).
We hope you enjoyed our lineup this quarter! Visit our Thursday Food for Thought website for updates and to view the list of speakers for next quarter.