Public Events

Tweets from Another World

2/21/2017

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Lecture/Speaker

Tweets from Another World: Internationally know artist and SMC faculty member Val Hird talk about the artwork she has made and the lessons she has learned from 25 years of travel with nomads in the Middle East and Central Asia. Free admission. Sponsored by the Dept of Fine Arts, the Global Studies Program, and the Study Abroad Office.

Fresh Check Day

2/22/2017

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Exhibit/Showcase

Live music, free food, therapy animals, and tons of free prizes! Join us for a mental health celebration focused on reducing stigma, encouraging dialogue, and raising awareness for mental health resources and coping strategies.

Math & Cookies Hour

2/23/2017

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Social

Math and Cookies social hour. Everyone is welcome!

Tom Bowman '77: Reporting on War and Conflict in Afghanistan and Iraq

2/23/2017

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lecture/Speaker

Saint Michael’s alumnus and NPR Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman ’77 will be presenting on campus on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. in the McCarthy Arts Center at Saint Michael’s College. His talk, titled “Reporting on war and conflict in Afghanistan and Iraq,” will highlight Bowman’s many trips to the war-torn region and being embedded with U.S. troops. Bowman was nearly killed last year when his convoy was ambushed, killing his colleague, NPR photographer David Gilkey, and their Afghani translator. Bowman will speak alongside a veteran (or possibly more) of both wars who will describe his/ their life/lives in Vermont since returning. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, email events@smcvt.edu .In his current role, Bowman has traveled to Iraq and Afghanistan often for month-long visits and embedded with U.S. Marines and soldiers.Before coming to NPR in April 2006, Bowman spent nine years as a Pentagon reporter at The Baltimore Sun. Altogether he was at The Sun for nearly two decades, covering the Maryland Statehouse, the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Naval Academy, and the National Security Agency (NSA). His coverage of racial and gender discrimination at NSA led to a Pentagon investigation in 1994.Initially Bowman imagined his career path would take him into academia as a history, government, or journalism professor. During college Bowman worked as a stringer at The Patriot Ledger in Quincy, Mass. He also worked for the Daily Transcript in Dedham, Mass., and then as a reporter at States News Service, writing for the Miami Herald and the Anniston (Ala.) Star.Bowman is a co-winner of a 2006 National Headliners' Award for stories on the lack of advanced tourniquets for U.S. troops in Iraq. In 2010, he received an Edward R. Murrow Award for his coverage of a Taliban roadside bomb attack on an Army unit.Bowman earned a Bachelor of Arts in history from Saint Michael's College … and a master's degree in American Studies from Boston College.

John Engels Memorial Poetry Reading

3/1/2017

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Lecture/Speaker

The annual John Engels Memorial Poetry Reading will feature a number of his colleagues and friends reading John's work. John Engels was a beloved colleague and internationally known poet whose memory and work we keep alive each year with this event.

Quebec Film Series -- Le gout d'un pays

3/3/2017

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Film

The screening is made possible thanks to the Quebec Government Office in Boston.The film is shown in French with English subtitles.Is there a connection between making maple syrup and the essence of Québécois identity? This odd question takes an unexpected but entirely relevant turn in Le goût d’un pays. Centered on a poignant dialogue between Gilles Vigneault and Fred Pellerin, the film records the testimonials of amateur and professional producers, creating a tribute to one of our natural treasures. It is also a unique, positive reflection on the relationship between the people of Quebec and the land. There’s no cynical defeatism or idle navel-gazing here: Le goût d’un pays is a clarion call for an awakening of the Québécois people and their love for a land open to all and proud of its natural wealth.

International Religious Freedom: From Genocide to Peace

3/6/2017

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Lecture/Speaker

Maryann Cusimano Love is an associate professor of international relations at the Catholic University of America and an expert on international security and peacebuilding. She is a member of the advisory board of the Catholic Peacebuilding Network, the core group for the U.S. Department of State's Working Group on Religion and Foreign Policy, and the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops' International Justice and Peace Committee. She has served as a fellow at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. She has also taught at the Pentagon and consulted for the National Intelligence Council, Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, UN working group on human trafficking, and served on the board of Jesuit Refugee Services. Her publications include Beyond Sovereignty: Issues for a Global Agenda (2011, fourth edition) and Morality Matters: Ethics and the War on Terrorism (forthcoming). She holds a B.A. from St. Joseph's University, M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, and Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. International Religious Freedom: From Genocide to PeaceDr. Maryann Cusimano-Love will discuss the current situation of Religious Freedom in Iraq and other countries in the region.

Annual Kuntz Lecture

3/7/2017

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

'FENIANS! Irishmen attack Canada - In 1866, militant nationalists in the original Irish Republican Army crossed the border from Vermont and New York to strike a blow against Great Britain for the independence of Ireland. Trains brought hundreds of members of the Fenian Brotherhood from northeastern states to St. Albans. Lecture and displays by Liam McKone at 7 PM on March 7 in the Farrell Room, St. Edmund’s Hall, will describe this little-known armed conflict. Weapons and clothing will be available for you to portray men and women of the era and take a 'selFenian' photo.'

Quebec Film Series -- La ou Attila passe

3/8/2017

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Film

The film is shown in French with English subtitles. The event is made possible thanks to the Quebec Government Office in Boston.This second film by Turkish-Québécois director Onur Karaman paints a touching portrait of a young man at a crossroads. Atilla (Émile Schneider) is lost, drifting through life without initiative or purpose.Follow this link for a trailer:http://montrealgazette.com/entertainment/movies/movie-review-la-ou-atilla-passe-a-turkish-quebecois-coming-of-age-story

Math & Cookies Hour

3/9/2017

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Social

Math and Cookies social hour. Everyone is welcome!

Math & Cookies Hour

3/30/2017

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Social

Math and Cookies social hour. Everyone is welcome!

Sigma Beta Delta Induction

3/31/2017

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ceremony

Business Administration & Accounting Honors Society Induction - Sigma Beta Delta

Phi Beta Kappa Induction Ceremony

3/31/2017

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Ceremony

The Saint Michael’s College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest academic honors society, inducts new student members.

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