The Example of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Convocation Remarks, January 20, 2014)
Good evening. Welcome again January Freshmen class of 2017 affectionately referred to as JFs at St. John’s, and new students in the Graduate Institute, equally affectionately referred to here as GIs. Congratulations on choosing St. John’s College here in the beautiful foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of New Mexico.
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University of Cairo philosophy professor Graham Harman will give a lecture titled "Dante's Ontology: What the Florentine Poet Can Teach Contemporary Philosophers" at St. John's College. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium on Friday, February 21 at 8 p.m.
Maestro José-Luis Novo, music director of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, and St. John's College faculty members will present "Why Bruckner?" a panel discussion of Austrian composer Anton Bruckner's Seventh Symphony at St. John's College. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Conversation Room in Mellon Hall on Tuesday, February 18 at 7:30 p.m.
The Orlando Consort presents their "25th Anniversary USA Concert Tour" at St. John's College where they will perform Renaissance favorites and songs from "Le Voir Dit" by Guillaume de Machaut. The concert, which is free and open to public, will be held in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium on February 14 at 8 p.m.
The Caritas Society of St. John's College, Annapolis, presents the Delta Blues and Dylan Déjà-vu spring fundraiser at St. John's College, featuring music performances by Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers, an award-winning blues band from Boston; Washington, D.C.'s "First Lady of the Blues" Eleanor Ellis and friends; and Annapolis' own The Basement Band, playing covers of songs by Bob Dylan and the Band. The concert, which will be followed by a reception with the performers, will be held on Saturday, March 8 at 8 p.m. in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium.
The Hodson Trust recently awarded St. John’s College $2.5 million, with $1 million for the college’s internship program and $1.5 million for financial aid for undergraduates enrolled at the Annapolis campus of this independent, coeducational four-year college. St. John’s students pursue an interdisciplinary curriculum that provides an in-depth, rigorous exploration of the most influential ideas as experienced in the original works of the great writers, philosophers, and scientists.
National Gallery of Art Senior Lecturer David Gariff will give a lecture on the "Dialogues: Words and Images in Art, 1500-1924" exhibition at the Mitchell Gallery at St. John's College. A specialist in modern and contemporary art and the art of the Italian Renaissance, Gariff curated the "Dialogues" exhibition, with assistance from Mitchell Gallery Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Conversation Room in Mellon Hall on February 11 at 5:30 p.m.
Boston University philosophy professor David Roochnik will give a lecture titled "Teleology as Death Wish: A Nietzschean Critique of Aristotle," at St. John's College. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium on Friday, February 7 at 8 p.m.