Inauguration: Symposium Program
An Academic Symposium on the Occasion of the Inauguration of Dr. Steven R. DiSalvo. The tenth president of Saint Anselm College.
The cover photo was taken on October 11, 1893 at the collegeâ€™s dedication ceremony which brought together a group of dignitaries that included Bishop Denis Bradley, Abbot Hilary Pfraengle, O.S.B., and Bishop Leo Haid, O.S.B., among other priests and community members. An Academic Symposium on the occasion of the Inauguration of Dr. Steven R. DiSalvo The tenth president of Saint Anselm College October 16, 2013 Three oâ€™clock in the afternoon Koonz Theatre Dana Center for the Humanities KEITH P. CHEVALIER College Archivist and Head of Special Collections As the college archivist and head of special collections for Saint Anselm College, Keith Chevalier is responsible for collecting and preserving all archival records of the college and monastery. In addition, he is curator for special collections which include the ACA/Lambert Franco-American Collection, the Anselm Collection, the New England Collection, and the Rare Book Collection. He received a master of arts in library and information studies with a specialization in archives and records administration from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In addition to graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, he has attended Rare Book School at the University of Virginia. TIMOTHY R. AUSTIN Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Duquesne University Timothy Austin was previously vice president for academic affairs and dean at the College of the Holy Cross and has served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Creighton University. He has taught at Loyola University Chicago, where he chaired the English department and served as director of the interdisciplinary program in linguistic studies. Dr. Austin earned a master’s degree in English language and literature from Oxford University’s Lincoln College and a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has authored books and scholarly articles on linguistics. He is a member of the Saint Anselm College Board of Trustees, for which he chairs the academic affairs committee. Faith in the Future Welcome Dr. Mark Cronin Interim dean of the college Invocation Fr. Anselm Smedile, O.S.B. A history of the Liberal Arts at Saint Anselm College Keith Chevalier College Archivist This talk will discuss historical developments at Saint Anselm College and highlight the expansion of the campus and curriculum since the first classes began in 1893. The Future of the Liberal Arts Dr. Timothy Austin Provost, Duquesne University In his remarks, Dr. Austin will seek to refute the arguments of those who see the liberal arts succumbing to the relentless march of technology and colleges like Saint Anselm College forced to bow before a growing chorus of demands for “relevance” in education. Rather, he will argue, the liberal arts reflect an innate human drive to pursue knowledge, understanding and creativity as the foundation for progress. Faculty Respondents Saint Anselm College Dr. Nicole Eyet Chemistry Department Dr. Christopher Galdieri Politics Department Dr. Chani Marchiselli English Department Masters of Ceremonies Dr. Mark Cronin Dr. Christine Gustafson Wine and Cheese Reception - Dana Center Lobby