Our Favorite Program Ghosts

Halloween season is upon us, and I thought it might be a good time to share some of our office’s favorite ghostly characters in the books we explore on the St. John’s program. While many of the stories that we read are not “ghost stories” in the modern sense, many things that happen in the…

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…

Seminar Skills: Thinking Interdisciplinarily

I was recently able to sit in on a presentation about college admissions for students and parents, focused primarily on liberal arts education. The speaker addressed the parents in the room and asked how many of them had heard of the job Social Media Manager ten years ago. User Experience Designer? Cloud developer? These are…

Seminar Skills – Learning Collaboratively

Liberal arts education is the topic of lots of discussion in much of the education-related media I see day-to-day. Many articles have been written about both its merits and weaknesses. As someone who graduated from a liberal arts school, had a great experience, and now works at another intense liberal arts school, I thought it might…

Happy Pi Day!

Check out this video below for a quick dive into the early history of Pi, and how Archimedes intersected with it. For more information on Math in the St. John’s Program, visit this link.  

An Accelerated Option – Become a January Freshman

Are you enrolled somewhere and you find yourself wondering if anyone else cares about what’s being studied? Do you find textbooks boring? Can you imagine yourself surrounded by other people who actually want to learn? Does your mind drift toward the WHY of things? Perhaps you feel like you finally figured out what you want…

Why attend St. John’s? Top 9 Reasons

On behalf of Eric Poppele St. John’s tutor, Santa Fe The faculty of St. John’s College are not called professors. The job of a professor is to profess, that is, to tell what they know. We don’t lecture here. As tutors our job is to elicit thoughtfulness and inquiry. We ask questions not because we…