Returning students and young alumni reflect on Convocation as they welcomed first year students to St. John's College in Annapolis.
The 2015-16 academic year at St. John’s College opens in Annapolis on Wednesday, August 26, at 4:15 p.m. Convocation, the annual ceremony that brings together the St. John’s community for a new year, is rich with traditions that symbolize what it means to be part of this community of learners—a community where all students read the same great works of Western civilization and take part in discussion-based seminars.
Pamela Kraus, dean of the Annapolis campus of St. John’s College, will deliver the opening lecture for the 2015-2016 academic year. Her lecture, “Life Before Us,” is free and open to the public and will be held in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium on Friday, August 28 at 8 p.m. A question period will follow.
Victoria Wick (A15) describes her new staff role and goals for community building on the Annapolis campus.
The Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College presents “House Proud: Nineteenth-Century Watercolor Interiors from the Thaw Collection,” an exhibition that examines the evolution of the domestic interior in 19th-century Europe. The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, will be on view from August 26 through October 11. “House Proud” was organized by the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, and explores the origins of the modern home through Eugene, an alumnus of St. John’s College, Class of 1947, and Clare Thaw’s generous gift to the museum of these 47 interior watercolors.
Teachers from around the country participate in the St. John's College Graduate Institute’s summer segment to continue their education and take discussion-based classes on the great books. We spoke with three of them about how their time here will impact their teaching in the classroom.
Alumnus Pavlos Leonidas Papadopoulos (A10) will deliver the final lecture of the Graduate Institute's 2015 Summer Wednesday Night Lecture Series at St. John's College in Annapolis. Speaking in the Great Hall on July 29 at 7:30 p.m., Papadopoulos will deliver his lecture entitled, "Of Texts and Teachers: Writing and its Limits in Plato's Laws." We caught up with Papadopoulos to discuss his time at St. John's and his lecture.