Dr. Mark J. Rozell will lecture on 'Catholics and the 2016 Elections' Mark J. Rozell is the Ruth D. and John T. Hazel Chair in Public Policy, and Dean of the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. He is the author of nine books and editor of twenty books on various topics in U.S. government and politics including the presidency, religion and politics, media and politics, and interest groups in elections.
Alex Kotlowitz is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author who has been exploring issues of race and poverty in America for more than 25 years. His 1991 book, There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America, garnered national recognition for its compassionate and “powerful portrayal of children and families who are outside the American dream.” (New Leader)Kotlowitz’s 2011 documentary The Interrupters-a collaboration with Hoop Dreams director/producer Steve James-examines the stubborn persistence of urban violence. It was praised by A.O. Scott for its ability to “open up” the topic of urban violence and not limit the story to “the comforting clarity of easy conclusions.” In this quarter-century retrospective, Kotlowitz will reflect on changes he has observed in the “other America” and our continuing failure as a society to address the needs of the people who live there.
The Saint Michael’s College Fine Arts/Theatre Department Presents the contemporary short play OPHELIA inspired by William Shakespeare’s HAMLET. Directed by Cathy Hurst, OPHELIA was created by Saint Michael’s College students (ten actors, three production stage managers). The play will be presented November 3, 4, 5, and 11, 12 in McCarthy Arts Center. Free and open to the public. This production contains mature language.
SUTHERLAND LECTURE SERIES is proud to presentJANE DAVIDSON, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Director of INSPIRE (Institute for Sustainability Practice, Innovation and Resource Effectiveness) at the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David. DREAM GREEN - Creating the next generation of doers and change makers Monday, November 7, 2016 at 4:00 PM. Roy event room, Dion Family Student Center.Free and Open to the public Sutherland Lecture
For more information on the McCarthy Art Gallery, please visit http://knightsite.smcvt.edu/mccarthygallery/current-exhibitions-2/ On Display Nov. 10 - Dec. 9 Opening Reception, Nov. 10, 5pm-6pmArtist Lecture, Nov. 10, 4pm-5pm, Cheray 101 Chaly will be exhibiting forensic suites of detailed and individually framed drawings - a “swarm” of insects, a “colony” of bats - a scientifically assembled display of biodiversity. On closer inspection these works betray more complex and unsettling themes. Amidst Chaly’s drawing suites the viewer will discover pathologies and disease, parasitic infestations and mutations.
Artist Tanya Chaly will talk about art and science in her work and discuss her exhibition at the McCarthy Art Gallery. An opening reception of the exhibition will follow the talk from 5-6PM in the McCarthy Art Gallery.
For more information about the McCarthy Art Gallery, please visit http://knightsite.smcvt.edu/mccarthygallery/current-exhibitions-2/ On Display Nov. 10 - Dec. 9 Opening Reception, Nov. 10, 5pm-6pmArtist Lecture, Nov. 10, 4pm-5pm, Cheray 101 Chaly will be exhibiting forensic suites of detailed and individually framed drawings - a “swarm” of insects, a “colony” of bats - a scientifically assembled display of biodiversity. On closer inspection these works betray more complex and unsettling themes. Amidst Chaly’s drawing suites the viewer will discover pathologies and disease, parasitic infestations and mutations.
Andrew Schelling is Professor of Creative Writing at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University, where he teaches poetry, Sanskrit, and wilderness writing. He has authored 17 books of poetry, essays, and translations, and is editor of The Wisdom Anthology of North American Buddhist Poetry. He will read from a new collection of poems and translations in Love and the Turning Seasons: India’s Poetry of Spiritual and Erotic Longing.Sponsored by the VanderHeyden Fund for the Arts. Free and open to the public.
Baked Love's 24-Hour Fast is running from Sunday, November 13th at 5pm to Monday, November 14th at 5pm, as a part of MOVE's Hunger and Homelessness Week. Participants can sign up in Alliot during tabling hours, and can attend a 'Break the Fast' dinner and discussion in Dion to reflect on the experience, and hunger awareness in the local community.
The Humanities Center is pleased to have Prof. Maura D'Amore (English) talk on: “‘You May Laugh If You Want To; It is Funny, I Know’: The Perversity of Bric-a-Brac in Little Women.”
'Women's St Edmund and the Development of the Mirror,' the 2016 Annual Saint Edmund Lecture will be delivered by Professor Jocelyn Wogan-Brown.Dr. Wogan-Brown holds the Mullarkey Chair in the Department of English at Fordham University. She has taught in Australia, Europe, the UK and the USA, and published editions, translations, and studies on medieval virginities, medieval women’s writing, saints’ lives, medieval vernacularity, the French of England, and medieval English multilingualism. Her books include Saints’ Lives and Women’s Literary Culture c. 1150-c. 1300 (Oxford University Press, 2001) and Language and Culture in Medieval Britain: The French of England c.1100-c.1500 (York Medieval Press, 2009).
Learn From Us Speaker Panel15-40 Connection is sharing the lifesaving advantage of early cancer detection education through presentations from young adult cancer survivors. Panelists share their real stories and experiences to help you recognize and react to early warning signs of cancer and other diseases. Join the New Cancer Conversation to build an empowered community that is health-aware, proactive, and saving lives.
Ross Henry's film Totus is a documentary about climate change's affects on the environment and culture of Alaska. Climate change in Alaska is not just an Alaskan problem, but rather impacts on us all. Ross Henry is a Saint Michael's College studying Environmental Studies, originally from Chagrin Falls, Ohio; he spends much of the year when he is not in school traveling around the country 'working on whatever my next project is. '
Tim Wise is a prominent national and international authors, speakers, trainers, and activists on Race and Institutional racism and White privilege in the United States. Mr. Wise has consulted and trained teachers as well as government, corporate, media, entertainment, military and law enforcement officials on methods for dismantling racism in their institutions. He has served as a consultant at both the federal and state level. Mr. Wise has written more than 300 articles and five books. He has been the Oliver L. Brown Distinguished Visiting Scholar for Diversity Issues at Washburn University, in Topeka, Kansas: a member of the faculty at the Smith College School for Social Work, and at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg where he taught and trained journalists to identify and eliminate racial bias in reporting. Wise has consulted on issues of racial privilege and institutional bias for the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI), at Patrick Air Force Base. He also served an advisor to the Fisk University Race Relations Institute, and was the Associate Director of the Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism.Wise is the author of White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son, and Affirmative Action: Racial Preference in Black and White. A collection of his essays, Speaking Treason Fluently: Anti-Racist Reflections From an Angry White Male, was published in the Fall of 2008, and his fourth book, Between Barack and a Hard Place: Race and Whiteness in the Age of Obama, was recently released. He has contributed chapters or essays to 20 books, has published more than 300 articles and is one of several persons featured in White Men Challenging Racism: Thirty-Five Personal Stories, from Duke University Press. He was the recipient of the British Diversity Award for best essay on race issues, and his writings have appeared in dozens of popular, professional and scholarly journals. Wise has been a guest on hundreds of radio and television programs, worldwide.
Dr. William Tortolano (Fines Arts/ Music, Emeritus) will give a talk entitled: “The Jewish Community in Italy.”
Book release party (and reading) for Will Marquess's new book of stories, Boom-shacka-lacka. Come one, come all! Books will be on sale.
This film from Quebec will be shown in French, with English subtitles. It will be introduced by Prof. Mary Beth Doyle.
The South Burlington Community Chorus will be performing Randall Thompson's masterpiece Frostiana, settings of poems by Robert Frost such as The Road Not Taken and Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening. Written in 1959 and premiered with Frost in attendance, the music is both beautiful and stirring. Frostiana remains one of the cornerstones of choral music in the 20th century. The concert will also feature the rich music of contemporary American composers Frank Ticheli, Stephen Paulus and Stephen Chatman.
The Vermont National Guard and the Office of the Adjutant General are proud to present “Vermont’s Own” 40th Army Band performing a free holiday concert on Sunday December 4, 2016 at 2:00pm at St. Michael’s College’s McCarthy Recital Hall. The program will feature holiday favorites including Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride.” Members of the 40th Army Band serve one weekend a month and two weeks of Annual Training each year in the Vermont Army National Guard. As civilians the rest of the year, they are engaged in such diverse occupations as education, law, security, technology, medical, and sales.
The String Orchestra will present a Suite of Suites on Monday, Dec. 5 at 7:00 pm in the Recital Hall. The program includes Purcell, Telemann, Tchaikovsky, and Lou Harrison, among others. Susan Summerfield will join our 16 member chamber orchestra for two or our pieces.
The Sleepless Knights Winter Concert
Saint Mike's premier all male a cappella group take the stage for the last time this semester. Come see the guys in all their glory for a musical entertainment experience.
Come enjoy a night with the SMC Acabellas, the only all women acapella group on campus. There will be beautiful music, baked goods, and other surprises that you won't want to miss! See you there!
Soulful Harmony's Fall Semester Concert!!
St Mike's students show off their talents in vocal and instrumental music in this joint recital.