Public Events

Bass Summit with Norbert Putnam and Mike Gordon

10/20/2017

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Lecture/Speaker

Hit-making producer, bassist, and music industry pioneer Norbert Putnam, whose famed career includes seminal recordings for Elvis Presley and Jimmy Buffett, will visit Saint Michael’s College campus on Friday, October 20th for an afternoon “bass summit” with Phish’s Mike Gordon followed by a multimedia evening talk and performance centered around Putnam’s new autobiography, Music Lessons.If you know the music of Elvis and Buffett as well as Dan Fogelberg, Joan Baez, and Kris Kristofferson, then you know the magic touch of Norbert Putman, who produced and/or played on hundreds of timeless country, pop, and rock songs over his decades long career. As a bassist, his resume extends from Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section member on such classics as “You Better Move On” by Arthur Alexander to “After Midnight” by J. J. Cale to an impressive 120+ songs with Elvis as part of the King’s RCA Studio B band. As a producer, Putnam oversaw such hits as Buffett’s “Margaritaville,” Joan Baez’s hit rendition of “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” and Steve Goodman’s “City of New Orleans,” as well as seminal albums by Kristofferson (To the Bone) and Fogelberg (Nether Lands). Putnam has also worked with Linda Ronstadt, Willie Nelson, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, the Flying BurritoBrothers, John Hiatt, Donovan, the Monkees, Waylon Jennings, and countless others.Mr. Putnam will also hold book signings after each event. Putnam’s appearance is made possible through the generosity of the Marc and Dana vanderHeyden Endowment in Fine Arts and the McCarthy Endowment for the Arts, SMC Fine Arts Department. Both events are free and open to the public.

Pi Mu Epsilon Lecture and Induction

10/20/2017

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Lecture/Speaker

The Pi Mu Epsilon Lecture will be on Friday, October 20 at 4 p.m. in Cheray 101. The speaker will be Jeffrey Dinitz, Ph.D, Williams Professor of Mathematics at the University of Vermont, and his topic will be 'Thinking Deeply about Numbers in Boxes:Sudoku, Latin Squares, Room Squares and Tournaments.' The mathematics honor society's Induction Ceremony follows the Lecture at 5 p.m. after a brief break. The Lecture is open to the general public. Pi Mu Epsilon Lecture and Induction

Muscle Shoals to Margaritaville: An Evening with Norbert Putnam

10/20/2017

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Concert

Hit-making producer, bassist, and music industry pioneer Norbert Putnam, whose famed career includes seminal recordings for Elvis Presley and Jimmy Buffett, will visit Saint Michael’s College campus on Friday, October 20th for an afternoon “bass summit” with Phish’s Mike Gordon followed by a multimedia evening talk and performance centered around Putnam’s new autobiography, Music Lessons.If you know the music of Elvis and Buffett as well as Dan Fogelberg, Joan Baez, and Kris Kristofferson, then you know the magic touch of Norbert Putman, who produced and/or played on hundreds of timeless country, pop, and rock songs over his decades long career. As a bassist, his resume extends from Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section member on such classics as “You Better Move On” by Arthur Alexander to “After Midnight” by J. J. Cale to an impressive 120+ songs with Elvis as part of the King’s RCA Studio B band. As a producer, Putnam oversaw such hits as Buffett’s “Margaritaville,” Joan Baez’s hit rendition of “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” and Steve Goodman’s “City of New Orleans,” as well as seminal albums by Kristofferson (To the Bone) and Fogelberg (Nether Lands). Putnam has also worked with Linda Ronstadt, Willie Nelson, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, the Flying BurritoBrothers, John Hiatt, Donovan, the Monkees, Waylon Jennings, and countless others.Mr. Putnam will also hold book signings after each event. Putnam’s appearance is made possible through the generosity of the Marc and Dana vanderHeyden Endowment in Fine Arts and the McCarthy Endowment for the Arts, SMC Fine Arts Department. Both events are free and open to the public.

Tournees French Film Festival: A peine j'ouvre les yeux/ As I Open my Eyes

10/20/2017

7:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Film

Here is a link to the trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgx_48jQAmETunis, 2010. Fresh out of high school, eighteen-year-old Farah is butting heads with her mother over her all-night, beer-fueled outings with a new boyfriend and her refusal to enroll at medical school so she can pursue her dream of singing in a band. All this would be chalked up to growing pains if the setting were not Tunisia in the last months of the Ben Ali dictatorship and Farah’s irrepressible thirst for life and justice did not come out in politically charged concerts that draw the attention of the country’s notoriously corrupt authorities. As such, Leyla Bouzid’s powerful debut feature is not only a striking portrait of a young woman on the cusp of adulthood, but a deeply insightful, complex look at life under a repressive political regime, with its compromises, commitments, and corrosive effects on personal relationships. While the film does not directly refer to the events of the Tunisian revolution of December 2010, Farah clearly embodies the spirit of youthful revolt that drove the Arab Spring. As portrayed by beginner Baya Medhaffar, who performs her own vocals in several riveting concert sequences, Farah is utterly relatable, a fragile but seemingly unbreakable young woman as eager for fun as she is committed to honesty.The film will be shown with English subtitles.Tournées Film Festival is made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC), the French American Cultural Fund, Florence Gould Foundation and Highbrow Entertainment.

Field Hockey vs. Adelphi

10/21/2017

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Athletic Game

Fields & Courtyards Doc Jacobs Turf Field

Men's Soccer vs. Le Moyne

10/21/2017

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Athletic Game

Fields & Courtyards Doc Jacobs Turf Field

Field Hockey vs. Molloy

10/22/2017

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Athletic Game

Fields & Courtyards Doc Jacobs Turf Field

Women's Soccer vs. Stonehill

10/22/2017

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Athletic Game

Fields & Courtyards Doc Jacobs Turf Field

Common Read Author Talk: Neela Vaswani

10/23/2017

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Lecture/Speaker

Neela Vaswani, co-author with Silas House, of the Education Department’s Common Read Same Sun Here will present an author talk at McCarthy Arts Center, 7-8:30. Her talk will highlight the process of writing this epistolary novel and discuss the role of activism in the book, followed by a question and answer session. Same Sun Here, has won awards from the American Library Association (Notable Children’s Recordings) and the Nautilus Book Awards: http://www.nautilusbookawards.com/Childrens_and_Teens.html. Neela won a 2015 Grammy Award for her narration of the book I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai https://www.forbes.com/sites/zackomalleygreenburg/2015/02/08/i-am-malala-wins-grammy-for-best-childrens-album/#2b903b066633.

Field Hockey vs. Southern New Hampshire

10/24/2017

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Athletic Game

Fields & Courtyards Doc Jacobs Turf Field

Men's Soccer vs. Southern New Hampshire

10/27/2017

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Athletic Game

Fields & Courtyards Doc Jacobs Turf Field

Tournees French Film Festival: Fatima

11/1/2017

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Film

Here is a link to the trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHM9rSskaqwWriter-director Philippe Faucon’s long-running project of making films about those members of the French population traditionally left off-screen reaches a state of grace in Fatima, perfectly balancing sharp observation of the harsh realities of the immigrant experience with an inspiring story of individual resilience. Fatima is a middle-aged, divorced Algerian woman living in a French suburb, cleaning houses and offices from dawn to dusk to provide her spirited teenage daughters with a better future. It takes a workplace accident for Fatima to finally pay attention to her own needs and discover a powerful means of expressing them through poetry. Working with tremendous economy, Faucon brings the eye of an anthropologist and the feeling of a true artist to a story that touches on a variety of essential issues: everyday racism, illiteracy, the challenges of the French university system, and the clash between traditional, older immigrant generations and their assimilating children. Loosely based on a true story and featuring a superbly crafted, stoic performance by real-life cleaning lady Soria Zeroual, Fatima was awarded the French film industry’s two highest distinctions for 2015, the Prix Louis Delluc and the César for best film of the year.The film will be shown with English subtitles.Tournées Film Festival is made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC), the French American Cultural Fund, Florence Gould Foundation and Highbrow Entertainment.

Fall Main Stage Production: Mill Girls

11/2/2017

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Play (theatre)

As industrialization slowly took hold in America, manufacturers found there were not enough workers to meet demand. Francis Cabot Lowell of Massachusetts wanted to erase the horror stories associated with mills in England, and establish wholesome settings that Farmers would allow their daughters to work in: new brick factories built along rivers, surrounded by rooming houses - supervised by the strictest of matrons and widows - alongside churches, libraries, and lecture halls designed to fill the young women’s leisure hours with appropriate educational and spiritual pursuits. Lowell died prematurely, but a town named for him was built a few years later, giving thousands of young women a new way to explore the world. This play tells some of their stories, in their own words. Mill Girls Compiled, Arranged and Written by Peter Harrigan & Tom Cleary Director and Costume Designer – Peter Harrigan Scenic and Lighting Designer – John Paul Devlin Sound Designer – Sage Fagbohun ‘20 Stage Manager – Emma Drennen ‘19 With Musical Support by Tom Cleary, Amber DeLaurentis, Stan Baker, and Bill Ellis November 2,3,4,10 & 11, 2017 at 7 p.m. McCarthy Arts Center Theatre Free Admission

Fall Main Stage Production: Mill Girls

11/3/2017

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Play (theatre)

As industrialization slowly took hold in America, manufacturers found there were not enough workers to meet demand. Francis Cabot Lowell of Massachusetts wanted to erase the horror stories associated with mills in England, and establish wholesome settings that Farmers would allow their daughters to work in: new brick factories built along rivers, surrounded by rooming houses - supervised by the strictest of matrons and widows - alongside churches, libraries, and lecture halls designed to fill the young women’s leisure hours with appropriate educational and spiritual pursuits. Lowell died prematurely, but a town named for him was built a few years later, giving thousands of young women a new way to explore the world. This play tells some of their stories, in their own words. Mill Girls Compiled, Arranged and Written by Peter Harrigan & Tom Cleary Director and Costume Designer – Peter Harrigan Scenic and Lighting Designer – John Paul Devlin Sound Designer – Sage Fagbohun ‘20 Stage Manager – Emma Drennen ‘19 With Musical Support by Tom Cleary, Amber DeLaurentis, Stan Baker, and Bill Ellis November 2,3,4,10 & 11, 2017 at 7 p.m. McCarthy Arts Center Theatre Free Admission

Tournees French Film Festival: Quand on a 17 ans/ Being 17

11/3/2017

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Film

Here is a link to the trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdwZHsLjRggWith Being 17, the great French writer-director André Téchiné returns to the subject matter of his masterpiece Wild Reeds, a 1994 feature about the sexual awakening of a handful of teenagers in the rural southwest of France during the Algerian war, and a landmark in the representation of gay youth in French cinema. In this new film, the time is the present and the setting the majestic landscape of the Pyrenees. Seventeen-year-old Damien lives alone with his mother, a doctor, while his father is deployed overseas with the French army. At school, he is a good student but an outsider. He is frequently bullied by Thomas, a biracial boy who must commute several hours a day from his adoptive family’s remote farm high in the mountains. When Damien’s mother meets Thomas through an emergency house-call to his mother, she discovers the hardships the boy must face to go to school and eventually invites him to move in with her family to be close to the classroom. The relationship between Damien and Thomas only gets worse and the two boys soon come to blows. Yet as both their families face major upheavals, Damien realizes he is in love with Thomas. With Being 17, Téchiné has made his best film in years, returning to his winning mix of subtly observed naturalism and narrative developments worthy of the great melodramas to give us another memorable depiction of the trials and triumphs of coming of age and coming out.The film will be shown with English subtitles.Tournées Film Festival is made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC), the French American Cultural Fund, Florence Gould Foundation and Highbrow Entertainment.

International Festival

11/4/2017

5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Exhibit/Showcase

Ross/Tarrant Tarrant Court D

Join us for an evening of performances and cuisine from from the Pacific Islands, Africa, Europe, Latin America, South Asia, and East Asia.

Fall Main Stage Production: Mill Girls

11/4/2017

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Play (theatre)

As industrialization slowly took hold in America, manufacturers found there were not enough workers to meet demand. Francis Cabot Lowell of Massachusetts wanted to erase the horror stories associated with mills in England, and establish wholesome settings that Farmers would allow their daughters to work in: new brick factories built along rivers, surrounded by rooming houses - supervised by the strictest of matrons and widows - alongside churches, libraries, and lecture halls designed to fill the young women’s leisure hours with appropriate educational and spiritual pursuits. Lowell died prematurely, but a town named for him was built a few years later, giving thousands of young women a new way to explore the world. This play tells some of their stories, in their own words.Mill Girls Compiled, Arranged and Written by Peter Harrigan & Tom Cleary Director and Costume Designer – Peter Harrigan Scenic and Lighting Designer – John Paul Devlin Sound Designer – Sage Fagbohun ‘20 Stage Manager – Emma Drennen ‘19 With Musical Support by Tom Cleary, Amber DeLaurentis, Stan Baker, and Bill Ellis November 2,3,4,10 & 11, 2017 at 7 p.m. McCarthy Arts Center Theatre Free Admission

Catholic Higher Education and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition Fifty Years after the Land O'Lakes Conference

11/7/2017

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Presentation

Dr. Massimo Faggioli, Professor of Historical Theology at Villanova University, will make a presentation on 'Catholic Higher Education and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition Fifty Years after the Land O'Lakes Conference.' On the fiftieth anniversary of the Land O' Lakes Conference, Dr. Faggioli will reflect on how the aims advanced at the conference for the development of the Catholic higher education in the United States have been met and how they have affected American Catholic higher education.

Jennifer Bird Recital

11/7/2017

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Concert

Classical soprano Jennifer Bird (University of Colorado, Boulder) sings a selection of arias, art songs, and Broadway show tunes.

Tournees French Film Festival: Ma vie de courgette/ My Life as a Zucchini

11/8/2017

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Film

Here is a link to the trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nRwYWVxjRUThough bravely realistic, Swiss director Claude Barras’s charming stopmotion animated film is an unexpectedly uplifting look at childhood tragedy. After his alcoholic mother’s death, nine-year-old Icare—known to his friendsas Zucchini—is placed in a group home where he soon forms alliances and rivalries with a group of kids in equally difficult circumstances, including the son of drug addicts and the daughter of a deported refugee. But it takes the arrival of the recently orphaned Camille for Zuchini to know he has found a friend for life. Which means that when Camille’s nasty aunt appears to take her away, the kids band together to find a way to keep her at the home. Though Barras and screenwriter Céline Sciamma (a powerhouse of contemporary French cinema as the writer/director of international hit Girlhood) never pull punches in describing the challenges faced by their characters, My Life as a Zucchini is imbued with a real-life sense of childhood wonder, both through its inventive animation and its commitment to exclusively telling the story from the children’s perspective. The result is a marvelously nuanced, finely crafted depiction of childhood, as appealing to young people as adults. Following a triumphant premiere at the Director’s Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival, My Life as a Zucchini wooed general audiences in France with its idiosyncratic style and bold treatment of its subject. It has since been nominated for a 2017 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.The film will be shown with English subtitles.Tournées Film Festival is made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC), the French American Cultural Fund, Florence Gould Foundation and Highbrow Entertainment.

Fair Trade vs. Free Trade Presention

11/9/2017

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Presentation

'Learn basic information about globalization and how policies and practices have paved the way for huge companies to profit at the expense of people and the planet. This program shows how the Fair Trade movement and principles seek to, at a minimum, counterbalance these atrocities' - Educational Program Catalog, Peace and Justice CenterThis event is a collaboration between Civil Rights Alliance and Juntos.

Fall Main Stage Production: Mill Girls

11/10/2017

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Play (theatre)

As industrialization slowly took hold in America, manufacturers found there were not enough workers to meet demand. Francis Cabot Lowell of Massachusetts wanted to erase the horror stories associated with mills in England, and establish wholesome settings that Farmers would allow their daughters to work in: new brick factories built along rivers, surrounded by rooming houses - supervised by the strictest of matrons and widows - alongside churches, libraries, and lecture halls designed to fill the young women’s leisure hours with appropriate educational and spiritual pursuits. Lowell died prematurely, but a town named for him was built a few years later, giving thousands of young women a new way to explore the world. This play tells some of their stories, in their own words.Mill Girls Compiled, Arranged and Written by Peter Harrigan & Tom Cleary Director and Costume Designer – Peter Harrigan Scenic and Lighting Designer – John Paul Devlin Sound Designer – Sage Fagbohun ‘20 Stage Manager – Emma Drennen ‘19 With Musical Support by Tom Cleary, Amber DeLaurentis, Stan Baker, and Bill Ellis November 2,3,4,10 & 11, 2017 at 7 p.m. McCarthy Arts Center Theatre Free Admission

Fall Main Stage Production: Mill Girls

11/11/2017

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Play (theatre)

As industrialization slowly took hold in America, manufacturers found there were not enough workers to meet demand. Francis Cabot Lowell of Massachusetts wanted to erase the horror stories associated with mills in England, and establish wholesome settings that Farmers would allow their daughters to work in: new brick factories built along rivers, surrounded by rooming houses - supervised by the strictest of matrons and widows - alongside churches, libraries, and lecture halls designed to fill the young women’s leisure hours with appropriate educational and spiritual pursuits. Lowell died prematurely, but a town named for him was built a few years later, giving thousands of young women a new way to explore the world. This play tells some of their stories, in their own words. Mill Girls Compiled, Arranged and Written by Peter Harrigan & Tom Cleary Director and Costume Designer – Peter Harrigan Scenic and Lighting Designer – John Paul Devlin Sound Designer – Sage Fagbohun ‘20 Stage Manager – Emma Drennen ‘19 With Musical Support by Tom Cleary, Amber DeLaurentis, Stan Baker, and Bill Ellis November 2,3,4,10 & 11, 2017 at 7 p.m. McCarthy Arts Center Theatre Free Admission

Saint Edmund Lecture

11/15/2017

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lecture/Speaker

Dr. Boyd Coolman, Associate Professor in the Theology Department of Boston College, will speak about the influence of the Victorines, medieval philosophers and mystics from the School of Saint Victor at the University of Paris, on the development of Saint Edmund of Abingdon's major work, 'Speculum Religiosorum (The mirror of Religious)' a medieval treatise on living the monastic life.Contact: David J. Theroux, SSE, Director, Edmundite Center for FAith and Culture: dtheroux@smcvt.edu

Saint Edmund Lecture Reception

11/15/2017

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Reception

Following the lecture by Dr. Boyd Coolman (Roy Room in the Dion Family Center from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.), the Society of Saint Edmund invites those attending the lecture to a reception in the lounge adjacent to the Roy Room.

An Evening of Latin American Culture

11/18/2017

8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Dance

Latin American dance night: Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, Rumba, Bachata, Bomba, Plena and more!

Sleepless Knights Winter Concert

12/7/2017

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Concert

Sleepless Knights, a co-ed a cappella group on campus, will be holding their annual Winter Concert.

AcaBellas Winter Concert

12/8/2017

6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Concert

Music by the all-women campus a cappella vocal group. AcaBellas Winter Concert

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