Fall Recruitment and Travel in the Time of a Pandemic

March 2020, news of a pandemic was taking hold all over the world. Students packed up their things and moved out of their dorms. Staff gathered their supplies and laptops and prepared to work from home for a few weeks. Spring admitted student events were rapidly converted to webinars. Things shifted quickly and schools, students,…

Goethe in a Box

A few weeks ago, we sent our incoming freshmen a surprise in a box. The box contains seeds, soil pellets, peat pots, plant markers, a mini journal/sketchbook, and some colored pencils. Our goal in sending this box is to invite students to step away from their screens and to observe and engage with plants and…

Spring is here!

Spring is in full bloom in and around both of our campuses! Take a look and see if you can guess what pics are from which campus! The rich profusion thee confounds, my love, Of flowers, spread athwart the garden. Aye, Name upon name assails thy ears, and each More barbarous-sounding than the one before–…

StoryTime: Sheltering in Place and Reading the Statement of the Program

Good afternoon! I hope this blog post finds you well. I know everyone is experiencing unprecedented amounts of social distancing, sheltering in place, loss of work, sick family members, fear, confusion, hope, and lots of video chats. I wanted to take this opportunity today to share with you part 2, The Seminar, from the Statement…

Raising The Persisting Human Questions

I would like to introduce you to the core, governing, visionary document of the college, The Statement of the Program:   Come back soon for the next deep dive about The Seminar.  

Scientific Inquiry: Beyond Merely Arriving at the Truth

Johnnies want to know why we believe what we believe. The Admissions Office was given a special inside tour of the labs with new Director of Labs, John Balwit. Thoughts about the St. John’s College Lab Program  by Tutor Llyd Wells: In the modern world, there are so many things we know without knowing how…

Snow

On this Thursday morning a week before Thanksgiving, the St. John’s College campus in Santa Fe received an unexpected snow fall! What was supposed to be a light dusting has turned into a few inches and counting. You might ask why I was out in this weather? Well, these photos and the video were taken…

Happy Halloween!

Today marked the first annual Trick or Treat event of Weigle Hall on our Santa Fe campus. Organized by our student life staff, all students were invited to go Trick or Treating through our administrative offices! There were pirates, fairies, super heroes, witches and more!

Beethoven’s Third Symphony!

Student Life invited the entire St. John’s College Community to attend The Lensic’s Heroic Beethoven concert featuring Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 Eroica on Sunday, September 22nd at 3:00pm. Tickets were donated to the college by ProMusica and The Lensic Performing Arts Center!  Beethoven’s 3rd Symphony is particularly significant work to the college because everyone studies…

1000 IB Teachers Come to St. John’s College

St. John’s College played host to five sessions of workshops for International Baccalaureate (IB) teachers from all over the world, Australia, Thailand, India, Ukraine, Canada, and many areas in the United States. Each workshop included around 200 IB teachers, mostly from Diploma Programme schools, but there  were also many from MYP and PYP schools. The…