Ceremony honors scholars & teachers 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: for service; for scholarship […]

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Interactive exhibit dazzles with maize

An installation at the McCarthy Art 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 […]

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Text of President’s Inaugural Address

Saint Michael’s College Inauguration D. E. Lorraine Sterritt, seventeenth president September 22nd, 2018   “I am among you as one who serves.” Luke 22:27 Madam Chairwoman, members of the Board of Trustees; Presidents Emeriti Reiss, vanderHeyden, and Neuhauser; members of the Society of Saint Edmund; members of the faculty and staff; students; alumni; delegates from […]

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Sterritt inaugurated as SMC’s first female president

Watch the full video of the Presidential Inaguration >> 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 […]

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Atom bomb survivor moves 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 […]

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Journalist outlines Mueller investigation

Acclaimed author and journalist Garrett Graff spoke to a gathered group of students, faculty, staff and community members on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the McCarthy Arts Center about Robert Mueller, the investigation of Russian Election interference and his thoughts on what will happen next with the search into the 2016 election. “One of the things […]

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College instilled service ethos for NYC 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 […]

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Faculty changes with new semester

Following are the 2018 faculty changes since the start of last year (as of late August). They 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 […]

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Death of theater professor 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, according to her longtime colleague and friend Peter Harrigan, who shared the news with faculty in an email Monday. “Cathy was diagnosed with an inoperable frontal lobe brain tumor in early August, which […]

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‘Girl Rising’ is Common Read for Education

The Saint Michael’s College 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. Girl Rising is a nonfiction narrative by Tanya Lee Stone that builds on the unforgettable documentary and aims to inspire readers to join a growing movement. Stone explores the […]

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