The 2013-14 academic year for St. John’s College opens on Wednesday, August 21, at 4:15 p.m. with Convocation, the annual ceremony that brings together the St. John’s community for a new year. At St. John’s, Convocation 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.
The Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College invites the community to the “Karl Schrag: Memories and Premonitions” exhibition on view from August 28 through October 16.
St. John’s College is proud to announce the return of live Shakespeare performances to its campus. Presented by Shakespeare in Santa Fe and the Shakespeare Guild, the performances are devised and directed by acclaimed director and playwright, Nagle Jackson. and produced by Rachel Kelly and John F. Andrews. An ensemble of actors and musicians will perform highlights from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It, Pericles, The Taming of the Shrew, and other classics.
(SANTA FE, NM) Join us this summer for a series of informal lectures, sponsored by the Graduate Institute at St. John’s College. All lectures will be held at 3:15 p.m., in the Junior Common Room, Peterson Hall. All lectures are free and will be followed by a question and answer period.
The free Music on the Hill™ concert series, sponsored by St. John’s College, is a popular Santa Fe Summer event. The eighth season began on June 12, 2013, with local jazz vocalist Faith Amour. The series continues with The Santa Fe Great Big Jazz Band and Joan Kessler (June 19); Straight Up, with J Q Whitcomb and Brain Wingard (June 26); Vinnie and Janice Zummo (July 10); John Proulx Quartet (July 17); and Nosotros (July 24).
WHAT: St. John’s College Graduate Institute Summer Lecture Series
DESCRIPTION: The Graduate Institute Summer Lectures are given by St. John’s tutors, last about an hour, are followed by discussion, and are free and open to the public.
(SANTA FE, NM) On Saturday, May 18, at 10:30 a.m., St. John’s College will celebrate its Forty-Seventh Annual Commencement Ceremony. Sixty-five undergraduates and twenty-four graduate students will take part in the ceremony, held on the Weigle Placita at St. John’s.
WHAT: Theatre Performance: The Laramie Project
WHERE: Great Hall, Peterson Student Center
WHEN: Wednesday, April 30, at 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 3, at 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 4, at 2 p.m.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE; April 24, 2013 Santa Fe, New Mexico: St. John’s College Santa Fe is pleased to announce that three Santa Fe Campus students have been awarded $10,000 from the Davis Foundation for a Projects for Peace summer project in China. Dongyu Cui, Ye Shi and Jingxing Gao, all of whom are native Chinese, will lead St. John’s style Socratic seminars for 20 high school seniors in Nanjing beginning in late May.
SANTA FE—St. John’s College will present “The Quest for the Islamic State—Past and Present,” a lecture by Hillel Fradkin, on Friday, April 19, 7:30 p.m., in the Great Hall at the Peterson Student Center. Over the past two years, the Arab Middle East has been subject to a series of revolts popularly known as the Arab Spring. Where successful, these revolts overthrew existing autocratic regimes and initiated democratic electoral processes. To date, the main beneficiaries of these elections have been what are known as Islamist movements and parties connected with both the Muslim Brotherhood and so-called Salafists. In addition, the Islamist movement has had an important impact in other non-Arab Muslim countries, including Iran and Turkey. Traditionally these movements have been aimed at a reform of Muslim politics which had as its ultimate goal what the “Islamic State.” This lecture will discuss the present meaning of the Islamic State, its origins, its prospects, and its relationship to the experience of Muslim history and thought.
Read the op-ed by Christopher B. Nelson, Annapolis president, in The New York Times. Mr. Nelson responds to columnist David Brooks, who wonders how many schools prepare their students for "this kind of love"—a passionate intellectual and emotional life.
"The generation of mankind is like the generation of leaves. The wind scatters the leaves on the ground, but the living tree burgeons with leaves again in the spring."