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Senior Reception & Language Honorary Inductions

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures will held its annual Senior Reception and Honorary Inductions on May 1 . Students will be inducted into the St. Lawrence Eta Delta Chapter of Pi Delta Phi, the National French Honorary Society; the Delta phi Alpha, of the German National Honorary Society (Nationale Deutsche Ehrenverbingung); and the Thetu Mu, the St. Lawrence  chapter Sigma Delta Pi, Sociedad Nacional Honoraria Híspánica – the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society.

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

CANCELED: Writers Series presents Lorrie Moore

Lorrie Moore’s first short story collection, Self-Help, inspired countless writers to mimic her narratives-as-series-of-instructions. In her first novel, Anagrams, Benna Carpenter seeks to remake the world by rearranging the letters that constitute it. The stories of Moore’s later collections, Like Life and Birds of America, are poised between the naturalistic and the surreal, and the protagonists of her recent novels, Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? and A Gate at the Stairs, inhabit similarly liminal spaces.

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Writers Series presents Mary Biddinger

Mary Biddinger is the author of the poetry collections Prairie Fever (Steel Toe Books, 2007), Saint Monica (Black Lawrence Press, 2011), O Holy Insurgency (Black Lawrence Press, 2013) and A Sunny Place with Adequate Water (Black Lawrence Press, forthcoming 2014). She is also co-editor of The Monkey and the Wrench: Essays into Contemporary Poetics (University of Akron Press, 2011). Her poems have recently appeared in Crazyhorse, Guernica, Gulf Coast, Pleiades and Sou’wester, among others.

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Passover Seder

Passover is an eight day Jewish holiday, marking the birth of the Jews as a people and their emergence as a unique nation in history. It celebrates the liberation of the children of Israel from slavery in Egypt over 3000 years ago, under the leadership of Moses. The Seder is a ritual banquet which reenacts the Exodus and invites refection what it means to be free. This year the Seder will be led by Mark Lowell.

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm