On Michelangelo and Kierkegaard

Pictured: Lecturer Anthony Eagan speaks with a faculty member before question period Each summer, where Friday night lectures leave off Wednesday night lectures begin! Summer lectures are hosted by the Graduate Institute, and feature a wide variety of speakers and topics. This weeks lecture featured Anthony Eagan, himself an alumnus of the St. John’s College…

Music on the Hill 2018

Each summer here in Santa Fe, the St. John’s College athletic field serves as concert venue, dance hall, and picnic spot all in one every Wednesday evening for Music on the Hill! St. John’s has hosted these concerts, free to members of the St. John’s community and the public, for thirteen years now, but this…

Zen and the Art of Writing

This Wednesday in Santa Fe, we were excited to welcome writer, speaker, and St. John’s College alumna Natalie Goldberg to campus. Goldberg is an incredibly accomplished author and speaker, having  published 14 works, and spoken widely on writing. Writing Down the Bones, her work on Zen and the art of writing, has sold over a million…

Summer Academy Week One

This week marks the first week of Summer Academy at St. John’s College! This year’s opening session is “Courage & the Soul” in Santa Fe, and it’s off to a great start. We welcomed students and parents on Sunday with an opening dinner, where they had to meet our Summer Academy RAs, admissions staff, and…

Summer Plans in Admissions

During the school year, the Admissions staff is busy with high school visits, application reading, and open house events. During the summer time, we have the chance to reset and reflect, both in the office and out. Often, that takes the form of projects, trips, and other activities that carry us through to the start…

The Blues

Each year, the admissions office here at St. John’s runs five week-long summer sessions for high school students, called Summer Academy. Each session includes classes with St. John’s tutors (our form of professors), as well as fun activities and field trips to area museums and cultural attractions. Students get to live in the dorms, eat…

Staff Council Summer Thank you Picnic!

Early June marks a brief respite between semesters and before our summer terms and summer programs shift into high gear. This year the Santa Fe Staff Association Council worked with the President’s office to sponsor a “thank you” picnic for everyone on campus; this included, staff, faculty, students, and families. It was a beautiful Friday…

Commencement 2018

Congratulations to the class of 2018! The College’s 226th commencement took place on Sunday May 13th in Annapolis, and on Sunday May 18th in Santa Fe. In Annapolis, the graduating seniors selected tutor Matthew Holtzman (class of 2000) as their speaker. Mr. Holtzman spoke to the what the graduating seniors had gained during their time…

World Book Day and the St. John’s College Book Awards 2018!

Today is The first of the 2018 St. John’s College Book Awards will be presented today to two students at a local high school in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Teachers and counselors are invited to nominate an outstanding high school junior. We are looking for that student who loves to read, who always has one…

Happy Earth Day!

  Pictured: President Kanelos and some of our trusty staff (including admissions’ own Brittany Kemmer!) stop for a picture while participating in our living shoreline cleanup of College Creek. Happy Earth Day from St. John’s College! In Santa Fe and Annapolis, we’re happy to call two great corners of our planet home–and we want to…

Admitted Student Event – Part 1

This is a joint post by Todd Cooley, Assistant Director of Admissions (Annapolis, MD) and Natalie Blais, Associate Director of Admissions (Santa Fe, NM). This Saturday, I got to fly out to see our Santa Fe campus for the first time. I came to help out for the first of three Admitted Student Events held…

Pi(e) Day

We all know that 3.14 is Pi Day, but have you ever wondered or learned about the man who had discovered the concept? According to many sources, it was a Greek Mathematician named Archimedes – somebody we read right here in our program! Mathematics is a part of academic life here at St. John’s – it’s…