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Thursday, September 20
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College instilled service ethos for theater work

A creative launch pad for the hit Broadway show Hamilton was The Public Theater in New York City, where Heather Lessard Fichthorn ’12 is company manager. She told about 50 people, mostly First Year Seminar students, during a campus appearance Sept. 18 in the Farrell Room, that when it comes to the aspects of life that really count, she easily can draw parallels between her present professional world and Saint Michael’s, which she realizes was her own personal launch pad into a satisfying early career of service doing something she loves and was well-trained to do.

Tuesday, September 18
Allison Luedtke

New semester brings faculty, staff changes

A new semester brought more  faculty changes since the start of last year. As of late August those include three new tenure-track faculty -- Allison Luedtke in Economics, Xinting Zhen in Business Administration & Accounting and Amir Barghi in Mathematics -- along with several new academic instructors (listed below), a large number of retirees, two faculty awarded tenure, one promotion to full professor, five new department chairs and three sabbaticals for the coming year.

Cathy Hurst

Beloved theater mentor's death jars community

Professor Cathy Hurst, who taught theater and directed in the Saint Michael’s College Fine Arts Department from 1994-2017, died Sunday, September 16. Her colleagues, students, former students and other friends shared favorite memories of her late Monday afternoon in the McCarthy Theatre where she spent so much time.
Thursday, September 13
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Girl Rising is Common Read for Education

The Saint Michael’s College (Vermont) Education Department has announced that Girl Rising: Changing World One Girl at a Time has been selected as the 6th annual Education Department Common Read.

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Reception shows draw of research-based art

A well-attended opening reception last Thursday, September 6 in the McCarthy Arts Center Gallery for the exhibition by New York City based artist Amanda Turner Pohan called “Maize Meditation” -- an installation and site-specific work in the McCarthy Art Gallery and the Saint Michael's Natural Area investigating the history of corn production and consumption -- kicked off a series of Fall Semester exhibits the reflect a commitment by the Gallery’s Curator Brian Collier of the Saint Michael’s art faculty to advance research-based art “that is in dialogue with other disciplines.”

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