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.
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.
(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.
(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.”
(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.
(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.