Dean's Lecture Series

Lectures are free and open to the public and are followed by a question-and-answer period.

 

Friday, September 5, 7:30 p.m.

Galileo’s Hermeticism

Dean’s Lecture & Concert Series

Great Hall, Peterson Student Center

Paolo Palmieri, University of Pittsburgh, Department of History and Philosophy of Science

 

 Friday, September 19, 7:30 p.m.

Liberal Education in America and The Cold War

Dean’s Lecture & Concert Series

Great Hall, Peterson Student Center

Walter Sterling, Dean of St. John’s College, Santa Fe

 

Saturday, September 20, 2:30 p.m.

All the Matter of the Living Air: Dreams and the Western Tradition

Junior Common Room, Peterson Student Center

Lael Gold, Ph.D., Class of 1989, St. John’s College, Santa Fe, and

founder of Productive Slumber

 

Friday, October 3, 7:30 p.m. 

Intentions and History in Livy and Plutarch: The Case of Cato

Dean’s Lecture & Concert Series

Great Hall, Peterson Student Center

Jane D. Chaplin, James I. Armstrong Professor of Classics, Middlebury College

 

Friday, October 10, 7:30 p.m.

The (Plato’s) Cave, and the Cave Beneath the Cave, Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit

Dean’s Lecture & Concert Series

Great Hall, Peterson Student Center

Jonathan Hand, St. John’s College, Santa Fe

 

Friday, October 17, 8 p.m.

Architecture and Aesthetic Education

Steiner Lecture 

Student Activities Center

Roger Scruton, Oxford

 

Friday, October 31, 3:15 p.m.

An Informal Visit with Scott Momaday

Dean’s Lecture & Concert Series

Great Hall, Peterson Student Center

N. Scott Momaday, Pulitzer Prize-winning author

 

Dean's Concert Series

 

Friday, September 12, 7:30 p.m.

Jacquelyn Helin and Shanti Randall in Concert

Dean’s Lecture & Concert Series

Great Hall, Peterson Student Center

Admission is free.

 

Wednesday, September 17, 12:10–1:15 p.m.

Peter Pesic in Concert

Great Hall, Peterson Student Center

Admission is free.

 

Friday, October 3, 12:15 p.m.

Chamber Music by Mozart and Ravel

Great Hall, Peterson Student Center

Admission is free.

 

Sunday, October 12, 7 p.m.

Stephen Houser in Concert

Great Hall, Peterson Student Center

Admission is free.

 

Wednesday, October 29, 12:10–1:15 p.m.

Peter Pesic in Concert

Great Hall, Peterson Student Center

Admission is free.

 

Friday, October 24, 7:30 p.m.

The Atrium String Quartet

Great Hall, Peterson Student Center

Admission is $45. Tickets are available by calling 505-984-8759, or online at https://performancesantafe.org.

 

 

 Santa Fe Campus Launch

New Magazine

Rational Animal, a new on-line magazine produced by the Communications office of St. John’s College, Santa Fe, features interesting, quirky, and insightful stories about alumni, students, tutors, staff, and friends of St. John’s College. The magazine was created in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Santa Fe campus. Rational Animal

Magazine is now available for free download at the ITunes App Store for IPhone and IPad and Google Play for Droid.

 

Coming in November & Beyond

 

Shakespeare:  The History Plays

St. John’s College President Mike Peters leads two series of Community Seminar covering Shakespeare’s English History plays. In the fall, Richard II and Henry IV, part 1 will comprise a two-seminar series. In the spring semester, Henry IV, part 2 and Henry V will comprise a second two-seminar series. Shakespeare’s

second tetralogy plays covering “The War of the Roses” offer remarkable insight into the overlapping intricacies of the political and the personal with action

ranging from the courts, to the battlefields to the flea-bitten inns of London.

High politics, shrewd statecraft, low comedy and memorable characters all find keen expression in these plays.

Community members can sign-up for one or both series’.

 

November

Shakespeare:  The History Plays

Friday, November 14, 4-6pm, Shakespeare’s Richard II

Saturday, November 15, 10am-Noon, Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part I

Cost:  $125 for Friday and Saturday sessions

 

February

Shakespeare: The History Plays

*Friday, February 13, 4-6pm: Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part II

*Saturday, February 14, 10am-Noon: Shakespeare’s King Henry V

Cost:  $125 for Friday and Saturday sessions

*tentative dates, check for date confirmation in upcoming Community Calendar postings and on our webpage

http://www.sjc.edu/programs-and-events/santa-fe/community-seminar-series/

 

Experience the Liberal Arts:

A Free Graduate Institute Event to Learn about the Liberal Arts Master’s Program

Saturday, November 8, 1–4:30 p.m.

Levan Hall

David Carl, director of the Graduate Institute, and members of the St. John’s faculty will lead a discussion on short stories by Jorge Luis Borges. This event is an opportunity for prospective students to participate in a St. John’s College seminar and experience the great rewards of dialogue as learning.

Light refreshments will be served following the seminar, during a panel discussion with St. John’s faculty, staff, students, and alumni about the life-changing experience of the Graduate Institute. Information about the application process will also be provided.

Space is limited. Please RSVP, before October 28, to Susan Olmsted at santafe.gradadmissions@sjc.edu  or 505-984-6083.

If you are interested in the Liberal Arts Master's Program at St. John’s College Santa Fe but are not able to attend the event, please contact Susan Olmsted to discuss a personalized visit.