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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 802.654.2205.
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.
A dramatic proclamation of the Passion narrative with the Sacred Dance Ensemble, Directed by Claire Monachino '97.
A dramatic proclamation of the Passion narrative with the Sacred Dance Ensemble, Directed by Claire Monachino ’97.
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.
Saint Michael’s College presents a talk by Peter Worrell ’79, H’06, titled, “Are Entrepreneurs the Most Pro-Social Force on the Planet?” at 4 p.m. in the Pomerleau Alumni Center. Information: Karen Popovich, email@example.com
Saint Michael’s College presents web personality, public speaker and activist Laci Green at 5 p.m. in the McCarthy Arts Center Recital Hall. Using the internet as her primary platform, Green uses her knowledge and humor to engage young adults in fresh and empowering conversations about gender, sexuality, race, body image, healthy relationships, feminism and more. She is the creator and host of YouTube's most popular sexuality education channel, Sex Plus, which currently reaches over 5 million people in over 125 countries. She is also the host and writer of MTV's first original YouTube Channel, 'MTV Braless', which focuses on examining gender, race and sexuality issues in pop culture. Her work has been featured on CBC, ABC, Dr. Phil, The Science Channel, The Atlantic Magazine, Ms. Magazine, The Huffington Post, Upworthy, and more. Laci Green’s appearance arranged through Gotham Artists. Information: Julia Berberan, 654-2667.
Saint Michael’s College presents a lecture, “The Nazis Next Door,” by Eric Litchblau, a Pulitzer-prize winning author and investigative reporter for the New York Times at 4 p.m. in the Hoehl Welcome Center, as this year’s Annual Rabbi Max B. Wall Lecture. Free and open to the public. Before joining the New York Times in 2002, Lichtblau worked at the Los Angeles Times covering the Justice Department, where he also had worked as an investigative reporter. Lichtblau graduated from Cornell University in 1987. He is the author of Bush's Law: The Remaking of American Justice as well as The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler's Men. Information: Edward Mahoney, 654-2578, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Herb Kessel 802.654.2460, email@example.com
Saint Michael’s College presents The Science of Mindfulness: A Talk by Shinzen Young from 7 p.m.to 8:30 p.m. in the McCarthy Arts Center. Mindful awareness practices are ever more prominent in pain and stress management, addictions recovery, psychotherapy and education. Young will describe the historical evolution of mindfulness in the three Buddhist traditions and connections to science, and conjecture about how the collaboration between mindfulness adepts and neuroscientists could lead to a scientific paradigm for human spirituality. Young studied Buddhism at the University of Wisconsin and received extensive training in Asia in the three major traditions. He consults widely on meditation-related research. Information: Aostre Johnson, 802-654-2436, firstname.lastname@example.org
Saint Michael’s College presents Breaking Barriers -- The Way to Peace in Israel/Palestine: A panel discussion with Yakir Englander, Amal Elsana Alh’ Jooj and Zahia el-Masri. Yakir Englander, Ph.D.. is Visiting Lecturer in Women’s Studies and Judaism at Harvard Divinity School. He is a specialist in modern Jewish philosophy with a focus on gender issues and the Israeli/ Palestinian conflict. A Ph.D. candidate at McGill University, Amal Elsana Alh-jooj is a leader in the Arab Bedouin community in Israel and a key figure in sustainable community development. She has won many awards, including a Nobel Peace Prize nomination. Zahia el Masri, a Palestinian from Beirut, is a training program and communication manager for ROMEL, a Montreal based Technical Resource Group with a mandate to provide affordable housing for immigrant communities. The panelists will share their different perspectives on pathways to peace in Israel/Palestine.
Saint Michael’s College announces that faculty poets Greg Delanty (English) and Kristin Dykstra (distinguished scholar in residence, American Studies), will participate the program “In Celebration of Burlington Poets, sponsored by Fletcher library and the University of Vermont. Part of “Readings at 235 College Street” series. Saint Michael’s alumnus and poet Kerrin McCadden ’88 also is on the program. Other poets are David Huddle, Major Jackson, David Cavanagh, Angela Patten, Anna Blackmer, Sue Burton, Stephen, Cramer, Penelope Cray, Tina Escaja, Malisa Garlieb, Daniel Lusk, Gary Margolis, Alison Prine, Greg Delanty, Alexandra Hall, Sharon Webster, Rajnii Eddins and Jari Chevalier, Jim Ellefson, Marylen Grigas, Florence McCloud, Eve Alexandra Mary Jane Dickerson and Judith Chalmer.
Saint Michael’s College presents an English Department Alumni Reading featuring Josh Cook ’02 of Somerville, MA. Josh will be reading from his first novel, An Exaggerated Murder, just released by Melville House.