(SANTA FE, NM) St. John’s College Community Seminars are special opportunities for community members to read and discuss seminal works in the same unique manner as our students. Seminars are discussion-based and small in size in order to ensure spirited dialogue. There are topics to pique every interest, and for many participants the discussion-based learning model is an entirely new experience.
Harvard psychologist and author Irene Pepperberg will explore “Grey Parrot Number Acquisitions: Parallels with and Differences from Young Children” in her lecture 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, August 30 at 8 p.m.
Pamela Kraus, dean of the Annapolis campus of St. John’s College, will deliver the opening lecture for the academic year. Her lecture, “Robert Frost’s ‘To Earthward,’” is free and open to the public and will be held in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium on Friday, August 23 at 8 p.m.
Praised for its small classes, supportive atmosphere, and a low student-to-faculty ratio, St. John’s College is again among the colleges included in The Princeton Review’s “378 Best Colleges” (2014 edition). The educational services company features St. John’s College’s Annapolis and Santa Fe campuses in its annual college guide, which is based on surveys of 126,000 students at 378 colleges.
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.