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.
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.
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.”
In the words of well-known lyrics from the show, Saint Michael’s College students were “offered some free advice” on Tuesday evening by Patrick Vassel, associate and supervising director of Hamilton. Vassel currently works on the show on Broadway, in Chicago, and on the national tour. The recital hall in the McCarthy arts center was filled with both first-year students learning more about their common text and upper-classmen eager to meet a role model of theater in person.