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Trespassing Across America: One Man's Epic, Never-Done-Before (and sort of Illegal) Hike along the Keystone XL Pipeline

Trespassing Across America: One Man's Epic, Never-Done-Before (and sort of Illegal) Hike along the Keystone XL Pipeline

Please join the Department of Cultural, Environmental, and Global Studies and McKillop Library for a talk with author and Ken Ilgunas.  

"In 2012 and 2013, I walked nearly 2,000 miles across North America, following the proposed route of the Keystone XL pipeline, from Hardisty, Alberta, to the Gulf Coast of Texas. On my journey, I encountered stampedes of cows, charging moose, and climate change deniers. My adventure, which was featured in NYT, Huff Post, Mother Jones, CBC News, Men’s Journal, and more, is the world's first modern journey across private property, on which I trespassed over one of the most ignored, yet beautiful, regions of our continent—the Great Plains. I'll talk about the people of the heartland, the right to roam, and the stories that form the basis of my book, Trespassing across America. " - Ken Ilgunas   

Date:
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Time:
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location:
McKillop Library - East Wing
Categories:
Library Lecture > Guest Speaker

Displays in the Library

1st Floor

Dr. Cornel West

We have many books in our collection authored by Dr. Cornel West, as well as many titles that feature an introduction of support by Dr. West. Join Dr. West in a conversation with Salve President Dr. Kelli Armstrong on Tuesday, Feb. 25th, from 7-9 p.m. in Bazarsky Lecture Hall in O’Hare.


1st Floor - DVDs

Black History Month

Display by: Alicia Vaandering, Education and Instructional Design Librarian


1st Floor

“Word Have Power,” a display of books celebrating Black History

Display by: Alicia Vaandering, Education and Instructional Design Librarian


1st Floor

The Life of Saint John Henry Newman

Come and learn more about the life of Saint John Henry Newman in a new display from the personal collection of English professor Dr. Stephen Trainor. Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman was declared a saint in a ceremony in St. Peter’s Square in Rome on Sunday, October 13, 2019. Dr. Trainor, who attended the ceremony, has graciously provided first edition copies of Newman’s works, as well as mementos from the ceremony in October. The display is located on the first floor of the library, near the library café.


3rd Floor

diversity display

Calligraphy as Expression of Devotion

University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian Genna Duplisea first noticed in the collection Maria Thomas’s beautiful calligraphic art used for the Mission Statement, Christmas cards for Sister Therese Antone, and other Salve celebrations. Such pieces recall religious manuscripts, in which the meaning and the form of words were both important. Writing is both an expression of the self and, in some cases, a practice of devotion.

She sought to find examples of hand-lettering, everyday handwriting, and designed fonts in the archives. The collaboration between Special Collections and Jamestown artist Johannes von Gumppenberg, whose paintings hang on the mezzanine, also provided many examples of calligraphy design. Many of the selections relate to Christmas because of Salve Regina’s Sisters of Mercy heritage, and so only represents a small fraction of the possibilities of writing as art and religious practice. Duplisea hopes that this display will spark conversation about writing across all faith traditions.

Display by:Genna Duplisea,Archivist & Special Collections Librarian; co-curated with Kylee Babcock ’20, Poulin Archives Fellow


1st Floor

new releases display

New Releases

Browse our new arrivals as they come in! Updated weekly. Find your next read or movie here!

Display by: Nancy Barta-Norton, Acquisitions and Cataloging Librarian