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  • Middle School History Teacher Kate Lukaszewicz Named the Fifth R. P. Simmons Family Chair for Excellence in Teaching

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  • Senior School English Teacher Named the 17th Clark Faculty Chair

    During the Academy's annual opening assembly, Mrs. Ann Russell, Senior School English teacher, was named the 17th Clark Faculty Chair by the Board of Trustees and Head of School Kolia O’Connor.
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  • A Q&A with Choreographer for the Pittsburgh Production of the Tony-Award Winning Musical, Fun Home

    Sewickley Academy’s new Theater Arts Director Joe Jackson choreographed the Pittsburgh production of the Tony-Award winning musical, Fun Home.
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Sewickley Series Wraps Up with REJECT

Bullying, social rejection, and pain are they connected?

SA alumna, Ruth Thomas-Suh ’83, examines these issues in her documentary film, REJECT. Join her on Monday, February 2, at 6:30 pm for a screening in Rea Auditorium. 

Act 48 credits offered.

This event is free and open to the public. Register now.

Official Selection at the Cleveland International Film Festival and the Heartland Film Festival

REJECT is the first documentary to examine the universal experience of social rejection. Blending cutting-edge science with intimate stories, the film is driven by research that demonstrates a chilling correlation between social rejection and physical pain, which can ultimately lead to acts of violence against the self or others. From neuroscientists to broken-hearted moms, the film's lead characters are rejection experts by choice or by fate. The film is ultimately about human potential, and the price we pay as a society as long as this universal truth is not understood and addressed.

SA alumna Ruth Thomas-Suh ’83 directed and produced REJECT. Ruth was inspired to make the film by the work of her father, Dr. Herbert E. Thomas. A psychiatrist for 30 years at Western Penitentiary in Pittsburgh, he published his experiences with prison population violence in his book, The Shame Response to Rejection.
A Q&A with Ruth and ostracism researcher Kipling Williams, a professor at Purdue University, will take place after the film.

Learn more and see the trailer at

Act 48 credits offered: 2.5 credits
Fee for Act 48 credits: $2.00/person
Bring your PPID# 

Supported in part by the Albert & Bertha Sector Speaker Series Fund.

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