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  • 9:15-10:15 AM
    Oct 13
    Expanding the meaning of Laudato Si': A reflection on Pope Frances' newly released Apostolic Exhortation, Laudato Deum

    Jean Bob and Petra

    an interactive reflection session with tUrn Global Advisory Council members Bob Dueweke, OSA, former U.N. delegate for Augustinians International, and Dr. Jean Ponder Soto, Religious Studies

     RSVP for the zoom only session

    JEAN PONDER SOTO is a native of El Paso. For over 30 years she has been involved in lay ministry, social justice work, and adult faith formation in the U.S., Mexico, and Europe. She received an M.A. in Philosophy from Boston College and a Ph.D. in Theology from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. She has taught at universities in California, Texas and New Mexico and is currently adjunct faculty at Santa Clara University, CA. Jean is the mother of four daughters, and the grandmother of 10 grandchildren.

    A native of Detroit, Michigan, ROBERT DUEWEKE joined the Augustinian Order (O.S.A.) with the intention of living in a religious community and of having the opportunity to work in the overseas mission apostolates. After completing a Masters of Divinity with Mission Specialization degree at Catholic Theological Union (Chicago), he worked as a missionary for fifteen years in the northern Peruvian Diocese of Chulucanas. Ministry in this diocese was unique for its implementation of the pastoral program, the New Image of the Parish, from the Better World Movement. Parish and diocesan structures were redesigned with the emphasis on basic Christian communities and implementation of  the vision of Vatican II (1962-1965): communion, participation, and dialogue. He pursued studies in Ignatian spirituality at Creighton University (Omaha) and received a Ph.D. in Theology/Spirituality from St. Paul University (Ottawa, Canada) in 2004.

    In May, 2016, Dueweke became the Order's NGO representative to the United Nations. In this position, he gave input on human rights and climate refugees at the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). His term at the UN ended in July, 2021, and lives in Eastern Kentucky. Dueweke's focus is on promoting the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and designing a ministry on the environment and promotion of Pope Francis's Laudato Si Action Platform within the Lexington Diocese.

  • 10:30-11:30 AM
    Oct 13
    CIVIL ENGINEERING | The Promises and Perils of Curbing Global Warming with Green Concrete

    Alana Guzzetta

    with Alana Guzzetta, PE, National Research Laboratory Manager at Vulcan Materials Company 

    Co-Presented with SCU’s Dept of Civil, Environmental & Sustainable Engineering

    RSVP to attend on zoom

    To attend the in-person presentation by Dr. Guzzetta at SCDI 1322 please rsvp here.

    ALANA GUZETTA  has worked in the National Research Lab since she joined U.S. Concrete in 2011 and currently serves as the laboratory manager. The laboratory is located in San Jose, CA and the team she supervises is the research resource for all the U.S. Concrete business units through providing specialized testing capabilities (modulus of elasticity, calorimetry, etc.) and evaluating new materials and technologies. The goals of new material evaluations are performance enhancement, mix optimization, and reduced embodied carbon. Alana works closely with Central Concrete’s Quality Assurance Director to provide data for projects requiring specialized concrete performance. Additionally, she works closely with Central Concrete’s Strategic Development and Sustainability Manager to collaborate with architects and engineers for helping to achieve projects goals with the use of concrete. Alana is an engineer licensed in California with civil engineering M.S. and B.S. degrees from San Jose State University.

  • 12:00-3:00 PM
    Oct 13
    The Good Market: A Festival of Climate Action & Eco-Culture

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    Outside the Library/Learning Commons
    THE GOOD MARKET | Festival of Climate Action & Eco-Culture
    Every tUrn week ends with student-driven tabling in front of the library, eco-friendly vendors, music and the arts, & emcees! Meet representatives of local and intersectional climate movements, labor organizers, and SCU’s own Sunrise, Green Team, Into the Wild, Mindfulness, and other interactive presentations by student-led clubs. Enjoy vendors specializing in eco-friendly home and body products. Bring books you no longer need and take new books for free, sift through the thrift clothing section, listen to climate poetry by English department graduates, or play a little “ fossil fuel vs. our future” chess.
    Walk on through THE GOOD MARKET Friday of tUrn week…Get inspired to activate the good, and bring your friends.. No RSVP necessary.
  • 5:00-7:00 PM
    Oct 13
    The Forge Garden + tUrn Barnless Barn Dance

    Man smiling and holding a guitar outdoors.


    CELEBRATION | The Forge Garden + tUrn Barnless Barn Dance For tUrn week attendees, a chance to commune over hors d'oeuvres, garden activities, and join in simple dances with professional musicians and a dance caller. Attend any headliner Mon-Fri, then come to the garden on Friday evening! No RSVP necessary but an SCU ID is necessary. Violinist Ben Jackson will play with guitarist Will Wheeler and dance caller Kelsey Hartman…bring your comfortable shoes.

    For tUrn week attendees, a chance to commune over hors d’ouvres, garden activities, and join in simple dances with professional musicians and a dance caller.

    Forge Garden on Benton St and Sherman Streets

    Must show SCU ID or be a guest of someone with an SCU ID to enter. 

    Activities and refreshments from 5:00-6:00 PM
    Dancing starts at 6:00 PM