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Events

John Engels Memorial Poetry Reading

3/5/2015

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Reading

Saint Michael’s College presents the John Engels Memorial Poetry Reading at 7 p.m. in the Farrell Room, St. Edmund’s Hall 301. This English Department-sponsored event this year features Jay Parini. John Engels was a beloved, long-time professor of English at Saint Michael's College, as well as a world-renown poet. Every year about this time, we remember him by inviting a writer who knew him to come and read. This year's reader, Jay Parini, is author of five books of poetry, eight novels, and several other books, including most recently Jesus: The Human Face of God. Please join us in this celebration of John Engels, the man and the poet. Free and open to the public.

Rosary Prayer

3/9/2015

5:00 PM
Ceremony

Please join us in praying the Rosary, a meditative and engaging form of prayer, at 5 p.m. in the back altar space of the Chapel of Saint Michael the Archangel, after the 4:30 p.m. daily Mass. Sponsored by Edmundite Campus Ministry. If you never have prayed the Rosary, we will teach you.

Guest Speaker: Wade Davis

3/11/2015

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Lecture/Speaker

Saint Michael's College presents Wade Davis, the Executive Director of the You Can Play Project, presenting a talk at 7 p.m. in the McCarthy Arts Center Recital Hall. Davis is an advocate, writer, public speaker, educator on gender, race, and orientation equality and former NFL player. In his present role as Executive Director of the You Can Play Project, an organization dedicated to ending discrimination, sexism, and homophobia in sports, Davis works to develop curriculum, programming, training, and conversations that are focused on inclusion and diversity. He cofounded the YOU Belong Initiative for LGBTQ+ and straight allied youth in athletics as well as the This Is Luv Project profiling examples of Black LGBT-affirming love present within Black families and communities. Davis' essays and writings have appeared in dozens of popular news outlets and he has provided trainings and presentations at over 100 universities and corporations, as well as for the NFL. His visit to SMC will center on our relationship to and support systems for LGBTQ+ athletes and the role the college plays as an ally for equality for all. Open to the public. Information: Sunny Masison, Resident Director, Pontigny & Canterbury Halls, 802-654-2110.

Rosary Prayer

3/16/2015

5:00 PM
Ceremony

Please join us in praying the Rosary, a meditative and engaging form of prayer, at 5 p.m. in the back altar space of the Chapel of Saint Michael the Archangel, after the 4:30 p.m. daily Mass. Sponsored by Edmundite Campus Ministry. If you never have prayed the Rosary, we will teach you.

VSAC College Pathways

3/21/2015

All Day Event

Saint Michael’s College will be the host campus for VSAC College Pathways. This free conference guides students and parents through the college process — from thinking about how to find colleges that meet the student’s needs to outlining the specific steps of applying to programs and getting financial aid. Contact VSAC to register or ask questions about the event at http://services.vsac.org/wps/wcm/connect/vsac/VSAC/General/Calendar+of+Events/College+Pathways/

Concert for St. Patrick

3/21/2015

3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Concert

Saint Michael’s College, with co-sponsors the Burlington Irish Heritage Festival and Young Tradition Vermont, presents The Concert for St. Patrick at 7 p.m. in the McCarthy Arts Center Recital Hall. The concert this year features The Sligo Bound Six, the McFadden Irish Dance Academy, the Zeichners, and Luc LaCasse. Admission is by $15 donation or free with Saint Michael’s ID. All proceeds to the Tom Sustic Fund and families with children with life-threatening conditions.

Rosary Prayer

3/23/2015

5:00 PM
Ceremony

Please join us in praying the Rosary, a meditative and engaging form of prayer, at 5 p.m. in the back altar space of the Chapel of Saint Michael the Archangel, after the 4:30 p.m. daily Mass. Sponsored by Edmundite Campus Ministry. If you never have prayed the Rosary, we will teach you.

Modern Languages Film

3/23/2015

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Film

Saint Michael’s College presents the French film “Un Reve Americain” at 7 p.m. in Cheray Hall Room 101. For the “month of Francophonie,” the Quebec Delegation in Boston will sponsor this screening at Saint Michael’s. Film is in French, with English subtitles. Event organized by the Department of Modern Languages. Information: Laurence Clerfeuille, lclerfeuille@smcvt.edu

Annual Kuntz Lecture

3/24/2015

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Lecture/Speaker

Saint Michael’s College presents the annual Kuntz Lecture by Charles Briggs (Lecturer, Department of History, University of Vermont) at 7 p.m. in the Farrell Room (St. Edmund’s Hall 315). Sponsored by the Department of History, this annual lecture is dedicated to the memory of a beloved colleague and former chair, Norbert Kuntz. The title of the talk is 'Thinking Globally about the Hundred Years War.' Briggs is the author of several books and articles on fourteenth century intellectual and cultural history, and he is currently completing a book-length study on the Hundred Years War (1337-1453). Information: George Dameron, 654-2318.

Readak

3/25/2015

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Presentation

Readak Educational Services Presentation

The Menaechmus Twins

3/25/2015

7:00 PM
Play (theatre)

Saint Michael’s College presents our Spring Mainstage Production, The Menaechmus Twins by Plautus – “a fresh look at an ancient comedy about wining, dining and concubining!” says director Peter Harrigan of the college’s Fine Arts/Theatre Department. Curtain rises on each night of the run at 7 p.m. in the McCarthy Arts Center theater. Free admission – first come, first serve; mature language. Scenic Design by John Paul Devlin, Lighting Design by Dee Jai Cowles ’15, Stage Manager – Julia Grace Scanlon ’15. Written by Plautus (254-184 BC), The Menaechmus Twins is one of the earliest surviving works of Latin literature, and later became the basis for Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors. It tells the tale of long-lost brothers, finally reunited after a series of comic near-misses. Given that the original text has stereotypical and unflattering portrayals of both men and women, the production will play with the notion of gender by featuring two casts – one that is “traditional” and one that is gender-reversed - in order to highlight and poke fun at these clichés. The two casts will perform on alternate nights with the “Bro-Code” version on Wednesday and Friday, and the “Girl Power” edition Thursday and Saturday. Information: Peter Harrigan, 654-2268.

Humanities Concert Series: Jennifer Bird-Arvidsson

3/25/2015

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Concert

Saint Michael’s College presents a vocal recital by Jennifer Bird-Arvidsson and Paul Orgel, including songs by Purcell, Debussy, Mahler, Berg, and Bernstein, at 7:30 p.m. in the McCarthy Arts Center Recital Hall. Presented by Bill Reed Voice Studio and the Department of Fine Arts. Free, with suggested donation of $10. Soprano Jennifer Bird-Arvidsson enjoys a busy and varied singing career in the U.S. and Europe, having built a reputation as a charismatic, intelligent and versatile performer of more than 50 roles in opera, operetta and musical theater, as well as much of the standard oratorio and concert literature. Bird-Arvidsson, who, in a review by Der Kurier was acclaimed as “vocally and optically superb” and praised for her “lyric depth with velvety timbre” by Weser Kurier, is in much in demand as a recitalist and concert singer. She has been the soprano soloist in The Messiah with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, in Dvořák’s Stabat Mater with the Bremer Philharmonic and has sung with the US Army Band at Carnegie Hall. She took First Prizes in the Sylvia Geszty Competition, Elisa Meyer Competition, and the Robert Stolz Competition. Pianist Paul Orgel has concertized throughout the United States, China and Eastern Europe as a recitalist, soloist with orchestra, and chamber musician. Critics have praised his playing for its “subtlety and attention to nuance” (Philadelphia Inquirer), “rare pathos” (New York Times), “brilliant technique, sense of humor and fantasy” (Bridgeport Post), and “warmth and beauty of sound” (Barre-Montpelier Times Argus). A prominent private teacher in Northern Vermont, he is a member of the keyboard faculty at the University of Vermont, and the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, and can be heard on recordings on the CRI, Capstone, Phoenix USA, and MSR labels. Information: Nathaniel G. Lew, (802) 654-2284, nlew@smcvt.edu

The Menaechmus Twins

3/26/2015

7:00 PM
Play (theatre)

Saint Michael’s College presents our Spring Mainstage Production, The Menaechmus Twins by Plautus – “a fresh look at an ancient comedy about wining, dining and concubining!” says director Peter Harrigan of the college’s Fine Arts/Theatre Department. Curtain rises on each night of the run at 7 p.m. in the McCarthy Arts Center theater. Free admission – first come, first serve; mature language. Scenic Design by John Paul Devlin, Lighting Design by Dee Jai Cowles ’15, Stage Manager – Julia Grace Scanlon ’15. Written by Plautus (254-184 BC), The Menaechmus Twins is one of the earliest surviving works of Latin literature, and later became the basis for Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors. It tells the tale of long-lost brothers, finally reunited after a series of comic near-misses. Given that the original text has stereotypical and unflattering portrayals of both men and women, the production will play with the notion of gender by featuring two casts – one that is “traditional” and one that is gender-reversed - in order to highlight and poke fun at these clichés. The two casts will perform on alternate nights with the “Bro-Code” version on Wednesday and Friday, and the “Girl Power” edition Thursday and Saturday. Information: Peter Harrigan, 654-2268.

Peace and Justice Film: "Romero"

3/26/2015

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Film

Saint Michael’s College presents a special showing of the film Romero in remembrance of the late Robert White ’52, who was U.S. ambassador to El Salvador during Reagan administration and died this year at the age of 88. Screening of the film will be at 7 p.m. in Cheray Hall Room 101. Sponsored by the College’s Edmundite Center for Peace and Justice and Saint Michael’s Lecture Series. White is remembered for his long career as a diplomat in Latin America, but particularly, for his criticism of the Reagan Administration’s failure to bring the murderers of the four North American church women in El Salvador in 1980 to justice. In 2012, he received Saint Michael’s highest honor — the Donald Cook award — for “promoting grassroots democracy in Central and South America and giving a voice to citizens who don’t usually have one.” Romero is the story of Archbishop Oscar Romero, soon to be beatified by the Catholic Church, who was martyred in El Salvador in 1980 for his courageous witness against the persecution of the poor by the Salvadoran government.

Math Colloquium

3/27/2015

3:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Lecture/Speaker

Saint Michael’s College presents a Math Colloquium talk by Michael Schuckers of Saint Lawrence University, an expert on biometrics statistical analysis, at 3:15 p.m. in Cheray Hall Room 101. Information, George Ashline: 654-2434.

The Way of the Cross (Stations of the Cross)

3/27/2015

5:00 PM
Ceremony

The Way of the Cross (Stations of the Cross), sponsored by Edmundite Campus Ministry, will be prayed starting at 5 p.m. in the Chapel of Saint Michael the Archangel. In a special presentation for the Lenten season, the faithful are invited to journey with Jesus during his passion and experience what it might have been like through the eyes of those who were there such as James, Judas, the Chief Priest, a Solider, Mary, Mary Magdala, and others. This presentation of the Stations of the Cross was inspired by the Scriptural way of the cross that was celebrated in Rome by Pope John Paul II on Good Friday since 1991.

The Menaechmus Twins

3/27/2015

7:00 PM
Play (theatre)

Saint Michael’s College presents our Spring Mainstage Production, The Menaechmus Twins by Plautus – “a fresh look at an ancient comedy about wining, dining and concubining!” says director Peter Harrigan of the college’s Fine Arts/Theatre Department. Curtain rises on each night of the run at 7 p.m. in the McCarthy Arts Center theater. Free admission – first come, first serve; mature language. Scenic Design by John Paul Devlin, Lighting Design by Dee Jai Cowles ’15, Stage Manager – Julia Grace Scanlon ’15. Written by Plautus (254-184 BC), The Menaechmus Twins is one of the earliest surviving works of Latin literature, and later became the basis for Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors. It tells the tale of long-lost brothers, finally reunited after a series of comic near-misses. Given that the original text has stereotypical and unflattering portrayals of both men and women, the production will play with the notion of gender by featuring two casts – one that is “traditional” and one that is gender-reversed - in order to highlight and poke fun at these clichés. The two casts will perform on alternate nights with the “Bro-Code” version on Wednesday and Friday, and the “Girl Power” edition Thursday and Saturday. Information: Peter Harrigan, 654-2268.

Cultural Festival

3/28/2015

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Exhibit/Showcase

Congo Fest

3/28/2015

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Exhibit/Showcase

Saint Michael’s College presents “CONGO FEST!” Come celebrate the culture of the Democratic Republic of Congo. We’ll have music, drumming, food, speakers, artworks, and maybe some dancing. You’ll also have a chance to meet some of the members of the Burlington Congolese community. Free and open to the public. Contact: Laurie Gagne, lgagne@smcvt.edu, 802.654.2205.

Masquerade Ball

3/28/2015

3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Dance

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