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Monday, September 24
corn eaters

Exhibit fills eyes, ears and mouths with maize

An installation at the McCarthy Arts Center Gallery had its interactive performance component on Saturday, September 22 in the form of a guided, meditational meal of corn-based products. Amanda Turner Pohan’s “Maize Meditation” opened at the gallery on September 6 and will remain on display through the beginning of October. The project is an interdisciplinary examination of the history, science, and sociology of corn.

Susan speaks

Ceremony honors scholars of Saint Michael's

At this year’s annual Academic Convocation -- a September tradition established in 1986 to honor Saint Michael’s College scholars and scholarship -- more than 100 faculty, staff, students and College leaders came together in the McCarthy Arts Center Recital Hall on Friday, Sept. 21, to present three major annual faculty awards, Hear a playfully serious and heartfelt keynote message about “The Power of Magical Thinking,"  welcome a new president, Lorraine Sterritt in high anticipation of the next day’s Inauguration, enjoy inspiring student remarks, and formally recognize many distinguished retiring longtime faculty, while welcoming new faces and acknowledging those granted tenure or promoted to full professor.

Sunday, September 23

Text of President Sterritt's Inaugural Address

Read the text of President D. E. Lorraine Sterritt's Inaugural Address
Saturday, September 22
Lorraine smiles

Sterritt inaugurated as College's 17th president

D. E. Lorraine Sterritt, 17th president of Saint Michael’s College and the first woman to hold that title, was direct, clear, optimistic and warmly personable in her Saturday afternoon Inauguration Address that celebrated roots, scholarship, confident aspirations and the primacy of serving others. “I am among you as one who serves,” Sterritt said, quoting the words of Jesus from the Gospel of Luke to start her address during the 90-minute formal Inauguration ceremony starting at 2:30 p.m. in the Ross Sports Center.

Friday, September 21
faces and swans

Atom bomb survivors move large campus crowd

Students at Saint Michael’s College were given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear from atomic bomb survivors Yasuaki Yamashita and Shigeko Sasamori the evening of Thursday, September 20. These Hibakusha (survivors of the nuclear attacks in Japan), are among the last living witnesses to nuclear war. They shared their harrowing stories with a full crowd in the McCarthy Arts Center Recital Hall as well as a plea for the next generation to carry their words into the future and build a world free of nuclear violence. 

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