Faculty and staff discussion of Michael Eric Dyson’s book, What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America.
The Sutherland Lecture series is pleased to presentRoosevelt Montás, Ph.D.Columbia University Liberal Education and Human Freedom What is liberal education? What is the scope of human freedom? In what ways does a liberal education relate to the condition of human freedom? This talk will explore the meaning and relevance of liberal education today, explore its potential for illuminating our shared humanity, and consider its place in a college education. Free and open to the publicContact 654-2216 for information
Saint Michael’s College presents a multimedia presentation and lecture titled “The Harlem Renaissance' by Emeritus Professor William Tortolano, a program in celebration of Black Culture Month. This presentation will be a blend of visual and audio materials. Tortolano, Saint Michael’s professor emeritus of fine arts, will draw upon a vivid recollection of the 1920’s and 1930’s, the great beginning of the African-American cultural rebirth of music, art, poetry, literature and many other manifestations. Tortolano will include music from the jazz era, symphonic music, folk songs and integration of not only African-American but white composers, like George Gershwin and Jerome Kern, who were inspired by this movement. The PowerPoint program includes scenes from Harlem and its poets, artists, authors and other great leaders. Dr. Tortolano taught for 50 years at Saint Michael's College. His academic degrees are from Boston University, The New England Conservatory of Music, and L’Université de Montréal. He is the author of two books on Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, African-English composer who was a seminal inspiration for the Harlem Renaissance. The illustrated lecture is free and open to the public. The program is being presented by the Saint Michael's College Center for Multicultural Affairs and Services.
Saint Michael's College is hosting a student government conference with nearby institutions to discuss a variety of topics from issues facing our campus to how we embrace diversity in governance. Interested in attending? Contact Shane Coughlin at email@example.com
What do you know about sex? If you're like most people, you got information (both truth and myths) from embarrassed parents, confused friends, 'too little too late' high school sex ed classes, romantic movies, and perhaps your own experimentation. In this lively, interactive program that's tailored to the specific needs of your campus or group, our sex educators explode the most common lies about sex, reveal the truths college students should -- but often don't -- know about sex, and share secrets to making sex and relationships both healthy and fun for students of all genders and sexual orientations. When it comes to sex, the stakes are high, and our sex experts cover what students need and want to know. Students say that getting answers to their sex questions (asked anonymously, answered honestly) is the best part of all! Read more here!: http://sexualityeducation.com/sex.phpSponsored by Common Ground
This panel discussion will feature reflections of several Saint Michael’s mathematics alumni about their mathematics education experiences and how their liberal arts education helped to prepare them for teaching and related endeavors. Panelists will offer practical advice for current students considering a career in education.The discussion is free and open to the public. Food and refreshments will be provided.
Freely inspired by Félix Leclerc's novel, Barefoot at Dawn (2017) recounts the typical childhood of the inter-war and the unexpected events challenging the quiet life of the young poet and his family living on the Saint-Maurice River banks.https://www.nfb.ca/film/barefoot-at-dawn/
Violinist Letitia Quante, cellist John Dunlop, and pianist Claire Black present piano trios of Joseph Haydn, Johannes Brahms, and Jennifer Higdon. Suggested donation $20, $5 limited means. Free admission with SMC id.
For more information, please visit: https://knightsite.smcvt.edu/mccarthygallery/ On display through March 16th. Gallery Reception March 8th at 5:30pm.
Lecture by Dr. Christina Bieber Lake on the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein. The lecture will address the topic of synthetic biology and transhumanism.
Hochelaga, Land of Souls (2017) is a mesmerizing time travel drama spanning eight centuries of layered indigenous, colonial, and contemporary histories. When a sinkhole suddenly opens up on the field of a downtown Montreal football stadium during a game, the city's past and present begin to intersect.https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6530104/videoplayer/vi3487086617?ref_=tt_ov_vi
Joint recital by graduating SMC music majors Brianna Lambert-Jenkins and Conor Macias, both students of Brian McCarthy, featuring solo classical music and jazz for tenor and baritone saxophone, saxophone duets, and the premiere of a composition for instrumental sextet by Macias. Free admission.
Engineering the Anti-Algorithm by Lisa Soros of Champlain College.
Heritage Winds is the woodwind quintet component of the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band. As professional Airman-musicians, the members of Heritage Winds are dedicated to using the power of music to honor our veterans, inspire patriotism, communicate the Air Force story, and recruit those who are interested in serving our nation. Free admission. Visit www.heritageofamericaband.af.mil for more information.
Five years after his team won the Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament, Janeau Trudel (Antoine Olivier Pilon), a young 18-year-old hockey prodigy, now plays for the Chicoutimi Saguenéens, in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. As professional selections are getting closer, he is facing a number of obstacles that will compromise his career and his most cherished friendships.
Dr. Jeffrey Koperski, PhD, from the Department of Philosophy at Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan will give a lecture titled 'Science, Philosophy, and Theology: Who Owes What to Whom?' on March 14, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. in the Roy Event Room of the Dion Family Student Center. All are welcome.
American Jews and Israel: The Dissolution of Consensus How is the American Jewish relationship with Israel changing? Do American Jews still support Israel just as much as they once did? Are younger American Jews alienated from Israel? Dov Waxman will address these topical questions as he outlines the major trends and developments shaping the American Jewish relationship with Israel now and into the future. Waxman will argue that a major transformation is taking place in the American Jewish relationship with Israel—the age of unquestioning and uncritical American Jewish support for Israel is over, and a new era of American Jewish conflict over Israel is replacing the old era of solidarity. Bio: Dov Waxman is the Stotsky Professor of Jewish Historical and Cultural Studies at Northeastern University and Professor of Political Science, International Affairs, and Israel Studies. He is also the director of the Middle East Studies program at Northeastern University and the co-director of its Middle East Center. His research focuses on the Israel-Palestine conflict, Israeli politics and foreign policy, U.S.-Israel relations, American Jewry’s relationship with Israel, and Jewish politics. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University and his B.A. from Oxford University. He has previously taught at the City University of New York, Bowdoin College, and the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey; and he has been a visiting fellow at Tel Aviv University, Bar-Ilan University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Oxford University. He is the author of The Pursuit of Peace and the Crisis of Israeli Identity: Defending / Defining the Nation (Palgrave), Israel’s Palestinians: The Conflict Within (with Ilan Peleg, Cambridge University Press), and Trouble in the Tribe: The American Jewish Conflict over Israel (Princeton University Press). His new book, The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: What Everyone Needs to Know, will be published by Oxford University Press in May 2019.
For more information, please visit: https://knightsite.smcvt.edu/mccarthygallery/ On display through April 6th. Gallery Reception on March 29th at 5pm.
A panel of speakers will make a presentation about the Lakota Nation, its spirituality and culture, and the canonization of Nicholas Black Elk.
SMC graduate Emily Dieter will be giving a lecture on her graduate research at the University of Washington.
Bagages (2017) is a documentary on young immigrants at the secondary school of Paul-Gérin-Lajoie-d’Outremont. This film gives a voice to young immigrants between the ages of 12 and 17 who arrived in Montreal less than 2 years ago.
Solo piano recital by graduating SMC music major Andrew Koerner, a student of Susan Summerfield, with music in both classical and popular genres. Free admission.
Solo vocal recital by graduating SMC music major John Jacob, a student of Amber DeLaurentis Cleary, with popular songs, show tunes, and classical works in a program representing important moments Jacob’s life. Free admission.
Senior Recital for music major Alex Bigelow, who will be playing styles of the blues, jazz, rock, country, on guitar.
The Vermont Symphonic Winds, under the direction of Lisa Jablow, offers a concert featuring a wide variety of music from both the classic and current wind orchestra literature. $10 adults, $5 seniors and students. Free admission for kids or with SMC id.
For more information, please visit: https://knightsite.smcvt.edu/mccarthygallery/ On display through April 20th. Gallery Reception April 12th at 5pm.
History Department Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society Induction Ceremony
Induction ceremony for the Saint Michael's chapter of the international honor society in business.
The Saint Michael’s College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest academic honors society, inducts new student members.
Please join us for the induction of new members into Saint Michael's chapter of the Delta Epsilon Sigma Catholic Honors Society.
Please join us for the induction of new members into the Saint Michael's chapter of the Theta Alpha Kappa Honors Society for Religious Studies/Theology
Induction ceremony for the Saint Michael's College chapter of the international honor society in political science.
Solo vocal recital by graduating SMC music minor Patricia Kohn, a student of Victoria Drew. Free admission.
Solo vocal recital by graduating SMC music minor Emily Chabot, a student of Victoria Drew. Free admission.
English Department alum Dave Patterson will read from his new novel, SOON THE LIGHT WILL BE PERFECT.