This Week at SJC Annapolis

Here is a preview of some of the events happening this coming year at St. John's College. Please note that Winter Break has begun; classes resume on January 5. To see more programs and events, click here.

Students: Check your SJC e-mail for the weekly calendar that lists information about activities, clubs, math and writing assistance, and more.

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Eighth Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Concert and Seminars


Join the St. John’s community as some of the finest regional vocalists, including the Queen Sisters, the All-Children’s Chorus of Annapolis, Gospel Truth, Chozen, and the St. John’s College King Celebration 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. These events are free and open to the public.

The seminar will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2015, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Mellon Hall at St. John’s College in Annapolis. Arrive at 9:30 a.m. at the Francis Scott Key Lobby to check in and for refreshments. St. John’s tutors will lead a small group of participants to discuss a reading relevant to human and civil rights. This year, the readings are an excerpt from The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois and Claude McKay's poem, "America." Both readings can be downloaded here.

Register for the seminars now!

The “Lift Every Voice” concert will be held on Sunday, January 11, at 4 p.m. in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium. No tickets or reservations are required; however, seating is limited. A reception takes place immediately after the performance.

Free parking is available at the Calvert Street Garage located at Calvert and St. John’s streets.

For more information, call 410-626-2536.

Join One of the Continuing Education Classes at St. John's College


Enrich Your Life with continuing education classes that have been offered at St. John’s College since the early days of the New Program, the distinctive curriculum based on the study and discussion of the great works instituted by Stringfellow Barr and Scott Buchanan in 1937. Barr and Buchanan led seminars on classic works for members of the Annapolis community—a tradition that continues today. With its Seminars and Single-Weekend Seminars, the Continuing Education program helps fulfill the mission of the college. Many kinds of students can benefit from the methods of reading and discussion central to the college curriculum.

The Fine Arts Program at St. John's College offers workshops to complement the undergraduate program at the college. These classes in painting, drawing, pottery, and writing are open to St. John’s students and members of the Annapolis community.

Registration for programs continues throughout the spring, based on individual class dates.

Contact Information

Community Programs
: Christine Tolson

Community Programs Office
: 60 College Ave. 
Annapolis, MD 21401
 Direct number: 410-626-2881

Take Part in the Croquet 2015 Design Contest

AN_St._Johns_College_Croquet_Design_2012.jpgEach year the Alumni Office uses an image for the Croquet Postcard to announce the annual St. John's College vs. U.S. Naval Academy Croquet Match—known as the "The Annapolis Cup"—to our alumni and the community. The image is then printed on hundreds of t-shirts worn by students, faculty, staff, and community members. We invite you to submit your original design/artwork to be considered.

The guidelines are simple, but all entries must be received in the Alumni Office no later than midnight, Wednesday, January 14, 2015. The contest is open to all members of the St. John’s College community (students, staff, faculty, alumni, parents and friends). The winner will receive a reserved prime viewing area at this year’s Croquet Match on Saturday, April 18, 2015 (rain date April 19, 2015) with a picnic basket full of picnic goodies. For complete details, including the Official Entry Form, see below:

→ Entry Form
→ Contest Guidelines
→ Official Contest Rules

→ More on Croquet 2015

Annapolis Architecture Lecture Series Schedule

February 1 19th Century: Annapolis Residential Architectural (Commodore Waddell House, 86-88 State Circle, Gassaway-Feldmeyer House and the James Andrews House) from 2 to 5 p.m. Architect Chip Bohl, principal of Bohl Architects, will discuss the Commodore Waddell House and 86-88 State Circle. Donna Ware, senior vice president of Preservation, Historic Annapolis, will discuss the Gassaway-Feldmeyer House and the James Andrews House. Bohl and Ware will introduce several examples of Annapolis 19th century architecture in their lectures. Registration is required. The cost is $30 per lecture, and admission is by ticket only. Walking tour of house exteriors, weather permitting.

March 1 20th Century: Annapolis Institutional Architecture (United States Naval Academy) from 2 to 5 p.m. Sara Phillips, architect of the United States Naval Academy, and James W. Cheevers, senior curator of the United States Naval Academy Museum, will discuss the U.S. Naval Academy campus, followed by an optional walking tour of the Academy Yard, weather permitting. Registration is required. The cost is $30 per lecture, and admission is by ticket only.

June 7 21st Century: The Future of Architecture (Richard Neutra's Mellon Hall renovation) from 2 to 5 p.m. Steve Ziger, principal architect of Ziger/Snead architecture studio, will discuss the 2002 renovation of St. John's College's Mellon Hall (1958), originally designed by Richard Neutra. Registration is required. The cost is $30 per lecture, and admission is by ticket only.


Registration is now open. To register, click here.

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