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Student Groups

The Moon

The Moon is the official student-run monthly newspaper. The Moon prints feature articles, editorial columns, literary pieces, movie reviews, current college events, and more. For more information, e-mail SJCMoon(at)gmail.com.

Grout

Grout is the official St. John’s College literary magazine. Grout accepts submissions throughout the school year and publishes a large volume of collected works once or twice a year. Students interested in writing, art, photography, or layout and publishing are invited to join the team. For more information, contact the College Events Office.

Chrysostomos

Chrysostomos is the talented theater group of St. John’s College, Santa Fe. A student can become a member by attending three consecutive meetings or by participating in a show. Students can pursue acting, directing, tech work and set/costume design. Meetings are listed in the Ephemera. Contact Thomas McBee, College Events Coordinator, at ext. 6139 for more information.

Astronomy

Students interested in the study of astronomy have access to 10 to 12 telescopes, a portable planetarium, and Santa Fe’s breathtaking night sky. For more information, contact Mr. Bill Donahue in ESL 110 or at ext. 6452.

Cinematheque

This student-run film club is assisted by the College Events Office. Admission is free.

Ballroom and Blues

Ballroom Dance teaches the fundamentals of social partner dancing. Students learn and practice Swing, Latin, and Ballroom styles of dancing. The goal of the class is to enable students to feel comfortable dancing in a social setting. Dance classes change or are added annually based on student interest and participation. For more information on dance classes, contact the College Events Office at ext. 6139.

Pottery

Learn the fundamentals of wheel-thrown, hand-built ceramics. Basic throwing, trimming, and glazing techniques are taught for many functional forms including cups, bowls, and plates. Hand-building and sculptural techniques such as coiling and slab construction are also explored. Demonstration and technical information is provided with attention to individual needs. $20 is collected from each student for the semester to help pay for supplies. Pottery is led by Siddiq Khan, who was educated at the Byam Shaw School of Art in London and the Pratt Institute of Design in New York. He has taught pottery at St. John’s College since 1992. 

Project Politae

Project Politae is a group of students, tutors, and staff dedicated to service in the Santa Fe community. Members pursue projects such as building houses for Habitat for Humanity, gardening at local farms, building trails, and tutoring school children. The projects focus on improving the community and learning about environmental sustainability.

Projects are chosen that give students the opportunity to volunteer on- or off-campus to help people in Santa Fe. Project Politae is open to all students. Contact the Assistant Dean’s Office at ext. 6925 for the meeting time and place.

Student Polity

Polity is the undergraduate student government that is run by elected student officers. Students meet weekly to discuss issues critical for the student body and to decide on funding requests. Funding for certain acceptable student-driven groups and activities is disbursed after a formal budget request and a hearing process.

Polity also serves as student representation to the outside community and maintains communication between the student body, faculty members, and the college administration. Students may gain voting rights after attending three consecutive meetings. Meetings are held on Tuesdays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the Junior Common Room.

Student Committee on Instruction

The Student Committee on Instruction (SCI) is designed to serve as a forum for the student body concerning academic issues. Members examine the St. John’s program, meet with potential tutors, and set up events such as discussion panels and guerilla seminars. The SCI also assists in the creation and promotion of certain study groups. Meetings are held on Tuesdays, 12 to 1:30 p.m., in the Private Dining Room.