A St. John's Education


5/6: St. John's College 47th Annual Commencement Ceremony

(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. 

Originally Posted on admin, May 6, 2013

Theatre Performance: The Laramie Project

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.

Originally Posted on admin, April 30, 2013

4/30: Students at St. John’s College Santa Fe Bring Socratic Seminar to China

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.

Originally Posted on admin, April 30, 2013

4/10: Dean's Lecture Series: “The Quest for the Islamic State—Past and Present,” with Hillel Fradkin

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.

Originally Posted on admin, April 10, 2013

4/10: Dean's Lecture Series: “Mastery of Nature in Descartes’ Discourse on Method”

SANTA FE—St. John’s College presents “Mastery of Nature in Descartes’ Discourse on Method,” a lecture by St. John’s tutor Topi Heikkero, on Friday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m., in the Great Hall at the Peterson Student Center.

Originally Posted on admin, April 10, 2013

4/1: Event Reminder: Parthenia in Concert: When Music and Sweet Poetry Agree

(SANTA FE, NM) Parthenia is a quartet of viols currently very popular in New York City’s early music scene. In this concert, the inseparable bond between poetry and music is highlighted in a program that blends dramatic readings from Shakespeare and John Donne with intimate chamber music of Shakespeare’s London to create an evening of sung poetry and spoken music. The quartet—Rosamund Morley on treble, Lawrence Lipnik on tenor, and Beverly Au and Lisa Terry on bass viols—will be joined by mezzo-soprano Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek and actor Paul Hecht.

Originally Posted on admin, April 1, 2013

4/1: Dean's Lecture Series: “Is Culture a Second nature? Thought on Politics, Religion, and the Middle East,” A lecture by John Agresto, former president of St. John’s College, Santa Fe

(SANTA FE, NM) John Agresto will consider what stands in the way of liberty and democracy becoming universal; what historical, political, economic, and cultural preconditions there might be for the growth of liberal democracies worldwide; and what we might learn on this matter from our forays into Iraq and Afghanistan and from the “Arab Spring.”

Originally Posted on admin, April 1, 2013

3/13: Event Reminder: 2013 Spanish Colonial Art Auction and Market

(SANTA FE, NM) St. John’s College honors outstanding New Mexico artists who produce exemplary work in the Spanish Colonial tradition, March 15-16.  The event opens Friday, MARCH 15 at 5:00 p.m. with a reception and silent auction, followed by the opening of the market itself.  Individuals wishing to bid on auction items must purchase a bid ticket at the door ($10).  The market continues on Saturday, featuring devotional works, tinwork, jewelry, straw appliqué, and furniture created by approximately 20 artists.

Originally Posted on admin, March 13, 2013

1/28: Poet Celebrates the Release of a New Poetry Collection with a reading at St. John’s College

(SANTA FE, NM) St. John’s tutor, Jorge Aigla, celebrates the release of his 5th collection of poetry First Lie/ Primera Mentira, with a reading on Saturday, February 2 at 4:00 p.m. in the Junior Common Room on the St. John’s Campus.  The event is free and open to the public.

Originally Posted on admin, January 28, 2013

1/24: Dean's Lecture Series: “Thoughts on Canto 33 of the Inferno”

SANTA FE, NM) St. John’s Tutor Cary Stickney describes this lecture as a way to read Ugolino’s self-portrait and offers the hint that Dostoevsky may help.

A 1975 graduate of St. John's College, Annapolis, Cary Stickney earned a master of arts degree in philosophy from Albert-Ludwigs Universitaet, in Freiberg, Germany in 1979. He joined the faculty of St. John's College a year later and served as the director of The Graduate Institute from 1994 to 1997.

Originally Posted on admin, January 24, 2013