Tulane University professor Richard Velkley will give a lecture titled "Why Does Heidegger Matter?: Leo Strauss's View" 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, January 24 at 8 p.m. Velkley received his doctorate from Pennsylvania State University and has been the Celia Scott Weatherhead Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at Tulane University since 2007.
Boston University professor Christopher Ricks will present "T.S. Eliot: More Than One 'Waste Land'" when he gives the Steiner 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, January 17 at 8 p.m.
The Mitchell Gallery at St. John's College invites the community to the "Chasing the Moment: Works from Annapolis Senior High School" exhibition on view from January 10 through 19. This juried exhibition of approximately 60 works includes paintings, drawings, photographs, and three-dimensional works created by students in the Advanced Placement classes, International Baccalaureate Programme, and the Performing/Visual Arts Program. An opening reception will be held on January 10 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
(SANTA FE, NM) The History of Science Society (HSS) has awarded the 2013 Joseph H. Hazen Education Prize to Peter Pesic, a Tutor and Musician-in-Residence at St. John’s College in Santa Fe. The prize is awarded annually in recognition of outstanding contributions to the teaching of history of science.
Join the St. John's community as some of the finest regional vocalists, including the Queen Sisters, Chozen, the Gospel Truth, and the All Children's Chorus, perform inspiring gospel spirituals at the annual "Lift Every Voice" concert honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The community is invited to this spirited, uplifting concert, and to take part in seminars in which participants discuss a reading relevant to human and civil rights. The seminars and concert are free and open to the public and will take place on January 11 and 12.
The Mitchell Gallery at St. John's College is now accepting entries for "Less is More: Small Works in a Great Space," a national juried exhibition, which will be held from May 28 to June 15, 2014. Juror Domenic Iacono, director of Syracuse University Art Galleries, has curated several exhibitions and published numerous print catalogs over the years. Iacono teaches in the graduate museum studies program at Syracuse University. A non-refundable fee of $40 entitles the artist to submit up to three works. Submission is online only. Deadline to submit is May 16, 2014. To enter, and for more information: http://themitchellgallery.org or call 410-626-2556
The King William Players, the St. John's student theater troupe, will perform "A Door Made of Frosted Glass," written and co-directed by St. John's sophomore Nino Benashvili and co-directed by St. John's sophomore Julia Kulon. Performances will be held in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium on December 6 at 8 p.m.; and December 7 at 8 p.m. All performances are free and open to the public.
St. John's College tutor Michael Brogan will give a lecture on Augustine's "Confessions" 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, November 22 at 8 p.m.
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.
"If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants."
- Isaac Newton