November 1, 2010 
Vol. 3, Issue 4
Dr. Malcom Rector Excels in Writing, Music, Film
Dr. Malcolm Rector, University of St. Thomas assistant professor of music, has written 17 full-length screenplays, nine stage plays, one novel and numerous stories ranging in genre from drama to surreal. He is currently in post-production for his first feature film, Ghosts.
An Evening of Social Justice and Jazz

The University of St. Thomas St. Martin de Porres Society, the University’s Black Alumni Association, will celebrate the Feast Day of St. Martin de Porres with a “Conversation on Social Justice” and an evening of jazz on Saturday, Nov. 6, on the University of St. Thomas campus. Two Houston community leaders, Rev. William A. Lawson and Archbishop Joseph Fiorenza will engage in a “Conversation on Social Justice.”

Center for Irish Studies Hosts Concert, Lecture
The Center for Irish Studies will host two cultural outreach events in November. Irish musicians Jesse Smith and Colm Gannon will perform the concert, “Buttons, Fiddles and Bows: Rising Voices in Traditional Irish Music,” at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 7. James Silas Rogers, managing director of the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Center for Irish Studies, will present “The ‘Greatest Generation’ Irish Style: The Mid-Twentieth Century Reinvention of the Irish in America.” The lecture will be held at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 18.
Dr. Thomas Farr to Speak about Religious Freedom

The University of St. Thomas Center for International Studies and the John Paul II Forum will present, “Religious Freedom, John Paul the Great and American National Interests,” a lecture by Dr. Thomas F. Farr, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, in Cullen Hall. A former U.S. diplomat, Farr was the State Department’s first Director of the Office of International Religious Freedom. After a career of 21 years, he left the foreign service to research and write on religion and U.S. national interests.

Campus Ministry Raises Money for World Youth Day

Campus Ministry is offering two tasty ways to help support UST students to make a pilgrimage across Spain and attend World Youth Day in Madrid this summer. Father Michael Buentello, CSB, will use is famous “Holy Smoker” to barbeque Thanksgiving turkey breasts. Order yours now for $20. Fr. Mike is also challenging the campus to a chili cook-off on Nov. 11.

UST Holds Memorial Mass for Alumni

University of St. Thomas alumni, faculty and staff who have passed away will be remembered at the first Alumni Association Memorial Mass, to be held, 6:30 p.m., Saturday Nov. 13., in the Chapel of St. Basil, 3802 Yoakum Blvd. A reception will follow at 7:30 p.m. in the Malloy Hall Foyer.


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UST Drama Alumnus Returns to Direct Macbeth

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When Joey Milillo agreed to direct the University of St. Thomas’ fall production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, he needed no time to familiarize himself with the Jones Theater stage. Nearly seven years after earning a degree in drama from UST, Milillo says he could still find his way around Jones Theater with his eyes closed. Welcome Milillo back to his alma matter by attending UST’s production of Macbeth, which will be performed at 8 p.m. Nov. 4- 6, on the second floor of Jones Theater, 3910 Yoakum. Tickets are $5 for UST students, faculty or staff; $10 for non-UST students or senior and $15 for the general public.

Elise Marrion


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