Bring the family to a genteel lawn party in historic Annapolis
Bring the whole family to the heart of historic Annapolis for the 32nd Annual Annapolis Cup—a croquet match between St. John’s College and the U.S. Naval Academy. The match promises superb intercollegiate competition and a festive lawn party where watching the spectators is as much fun as croquet. Since the contest began more than two decades ago, the Johnnies have dominated, winning 25 matches out of 31. Who will win the 32nd? This year, the Johnnies and the Midshipmen meet on the St. John’s campus in a rivalry for the Annapolis Cup on Saturday, April 12 at 1 p.m. This event is free. Rain date: Sunday, April 13.
The Aulos Ensemble will present "If Music be the Food of Love," featuring Baroque chamber music with soprano, at St. John's College. The concert, which is free and open to public, will be held in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium on March 28 at 8 p.m.
St. John's College tutor Daniel Harrell will give a lecture titled "Making Time Count" 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, March 21 at 8 p.m.
The Friends of St. John's College invite the community to celebrate Maryland Day at St. John's College. Enjoy and learn about the music of the War of 1812 with David Hildebrand, a specialist in early American music and featured in the documentary film "Anthem." Hildebrand will also discuss the birth of the "Star Spangled Banner," written by St. John's College alumnus Francis Scott Key, Class of 1796. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Saturday, March 22, at 11 a.m. in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium.
Will Mumford, local historian, author, lecturer, and past chairman of the Anne Arundel County Trust for Preservation, will give a lecture titled "St. John's College during the Civil War" 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 Tuesday, March 11 at 8:15 p.m.
The day after the Super Bowl, I read in our local newspaper that the Naval Academy ordered 4,500 pizzas for its 4,000 Midshipmen on Super Bowl Sunday—3,000 from Papa John’s and another 1,500 from Ledo’s. Massive! Then it turned out that Papa John’s provided no less than 25,000 pizzas to football lovers across Anne Arundel County between 5 and 7 p.m. Huge! 5,000 pounds of cheese, 500 pounds of pepperoni, 120 pounds of sausage, and 120 gallons of sauce at just one of the Papa John’s outlets alone. (Where were the spinach, onions, and mushrooms?)
Upcoming 2014 Events at St. Johns College
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.
ATTENTION: St. John's College has changed its email domain for both campuses to firstname.lastname@example.org. This replaces email@example.com (Santa Fe campus email domain) and firstname.lastname@example.org (Annapolis campus domain name). Please note: Both old and new email addresses will work until September 20, 2014. After September 20, 2014 messages sent to email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org will not be received. The Communications and IT directors are coordinating the transition. Thank you!
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.