Tutor emeritus and honorary alumnus Jonathan Tuck addressed the Annapolis graduates at the St. John's College's 223rd commencement ceremony on the college’s front lawn on Sunday, May 10 at 10:30 a.m. These are his remarks.
St. John’s College, Annapolis, recently named Maryland’s host site for the “First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare” national tour, is pleased to announce that the First Folio exhibition will be on view to the public from November 1 through December 4, 2016 at the Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College.
The St. John’s College Chorus and Orchestra performed W. A. Mozart’s “Great Mass” in C minor. Directed by St. John’s tutor Peter Kalkavage, the concert was held on Sunday, April 26 at 3 p.m. and Wednesday, April 29 at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall at St. John’s College.
Al Luckenbach, who served as the Anne Arundel County archaeologist for 26 years, will present “Uncovering the History of Anne Arundel County.” His presentation will explore the significance of the Anne Arundel County archaeology program, covering many of the sites that Luckenbach has explored over the years. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium on Tuesday, May 12 at 8 p.m.
One hundred-one St. John’s College seniors, having completed their senior essays and defended them in oral examinations, are expected to receive their diplomas at the college’s 223rd commencement ceremony on the college’s front lawn on Sunday, May 10 at 10:30 a.m. Nineteen students in the Annapolis Graduate Institute will receive their master’s degrees. At St. John’s, the senior class selects the commencement speaker. This year, tutor emeritus and honorary alumnus (2014) Jonathan Tuck will address the graduates.
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College, the community is invited to the special event “Three Centuries of Silver in Annapolis: Creating, Collecting, Cherishing.” Participants will explore the integral role that silver objects played in the history of our city, state, and nation—from the colonial era to American naval ships at sea.
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Before a crowd of approximately 5,000 spectators on the St. John’s College campus, the St. John’s croquet team reclaimed the Annapolis Cup on Saturday, April 18, besting the U.S. Naval Academy with a 3-2 victory. Thwarting a potential third consecutive victory for the Midshipmen, bringing home the trophy had special meaning for the Johnnies. “It’s about becoming the best again,” says St. John’s Imperial Wicket Samuel Collins, a senior from Bucks County, Pa. who led his team to its 26th win since the contest began 33 years ago.