Commentary and discussion of the Saint Anselm Community
Alva deMars Megan Chapel Art Center
Learning Liberty: Education in Liberty and the Liberal Arts
in conjunction with the Alva deMars Megan Chapel Art Center
“This is Liberty”
Wednesday, April 28, 2:30 pm
Dr. Meoghan Cronin, Associate Professor, English Department
for her lecture
"'Grant me at least a new servitude'! This is Liberty for the Brontë Sisters"
Abbey Player Cabaret
Cushing North Lounge
The Institute for Saint Anselm Studies is sponsoring a panel presentation on the spirituality, philosophy, theology, and political career of Saint Anselm of Canterbury. Panelists include Fr. John Fortin, O.S.B., of the Philosophy Department, Professor Kevin McMahon of the Theology Department, and Professor Kevin Cherry of the Politics Department. Following panel presentations, there will be an opportunity for questions from the audience. This annual event is held in honor of the Feast of Saint Anselm and all members of the Saint Anselm community are invited and encouraged to attend.
Presentations will take place in the North Lounge of the Cushing Center.
"Addressing the Needs of the Newest Americans: Theory and Practice Issues in Social Work with Refugees"
Elaine Congress, Ph.D., of Fordham University will be presenting a lecture entitled "Addressing the Needs of the Newest Americans: Theory and Practice Issues in Social Work with Refugees." Dr. Congress has written extensively on this subject and has years of experience working on the behalf on the refugee population in the US. She is currently serving as UN representative for the International Federation of Social Workers and the North American representative on the IFSW International Ethics Committee. Come listen and learn about this important issue.
This event will be held at NHIOP.
The senior Fine Art majors will be displaying their work and presenting their thesis statements [studio and art history emphases] that they have been working on over the last two semesters.
Please join us on April 23rd, 2010 from 4-6 p.m. in the Comiskey Art Center [across the street] to check out the thesis works of:
RhondaLeigh Dauphinais (Art History)
Cristina M. Keiley (installation)
Deidra Golino (painting)
Alice Palazzolo (painting)
Kara Consigli (design)
There will be light refreshments. Come and Enjoy!
Philosophy Club Meeting:
Discussion of the role of Sexuality in Love.
Prof. Dale Kuehne of the Politics Department and author of Sex and the iWorld will be joining us.
Quatrain Release and Poetry Night . . . .
Thursday, April 15, 2010
In the Alva deMars Megan Chapel Art Center
Come celebrate the launching of Lucubrations' first issue!
Event will be held at the Art House (A4 in the Uppers). Enjoy some live music, pizza, and libations.
facebook event page http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=113348138689134
|Thursday, April 15, 2010 Alumni 7 @ 7PM|
|Dr. Anthony Tuck,
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Singing the Rug: Pattern Textiles and the Origin of Indo-European Metric Poetry
presented by Saint Anselm Classics Society
Ever wonder how such a diverse range of styles can be achieved using watercolor? Watch practicing watercolor artist and Art Center instructor Ann Domingue demonstrate a variety of watercolor techniques and then examine how they were used by artists in From Homer to Hopper: American Watercolor Masterworks. Free with museum admission.
An Abstract History
It began with the burning of journals and discontent with a misunderstanding of every book I picked up. It was truly a baptism-of-fire, that first day of Humanities. I gave up on writing down the words that my professor used whose meaning I did not know. On the one hand, I gave up from weariness. On the other hand, I couldn’t really spell any of them anyway. Now that I have been inaugurated into stupidity, I NEED TO GET OUT! Understanding arises from continual expression via dialogue which results in the falsehood of every utterance. (I may be pessimistic, but you should join the site and set me straight.) But, did I say the dialogue was wrong? Did I say that the experience of the begetting of the soul was wrong? Well, I didn’t. That’s the beauty. Let us sit down together at these funny little computers and defy space and time. Let us pick up during the day the impulses of midnight contemplation. Let us together find solace in the disembodiment of pixels and keys. Ah! But alas, this will never replace the silence between two friends in mutual understanding and forgetfulness of the conversation they just had. And yet, when the silence is broken by creative thoughts, one should not hoard them with greedy palms, but send them to this wonderful little site, this diamond in the rough!
1. What is this Place?
Lucubrations is a Cultural Magazine for the Saint Anselm Community. It is here to allow thoughtful creative people of all types to share their work, ideas, and comments in any medium in both informal and formal settings. We welcome participation from all members of the community including students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the monastery.
2. What can you do here?
- -See what creative people in the community have been doing and thinking.
- -See upcoming events and news in the arts and related areas and read reviews of selected events.
- -Share your poems, essays, thoughts, reflections, art works, photographs, music, video or anything else that can be transmitted in an electronic form. Submissions are continuing. You can post directly to the sections or submit via email (editor @lucubrations.org) if you are not a member. Periodically, there will be digest issues on the front page containing the editor's picks. You can subscribe to these via email as well.
- -Share links, videos, and music or any other content you think people might be interested in.
- -Post cultural events of all sorts, on campus and off, to our calendar.
- -Post ongoing reflections and works in progress in a safe non-judgmental environment. Members have access to a members only Freedom section and a personal blog they can restrict to the audience they want. Members can also post in the public sections under a pseudonym.
3. What is a lucubration?
Floralia, or Florales Ludi, was a festival celebrated at Rome in honor of Flora, the goddess of blossoms. It was solemnized during five days, beginning on the 28th of April and ending on the 2nd of May. It was said to have been instituted at Rome in 238 B.C., at the command of an oracle in the Sibylline books, for the purpose of obtaining from the goddess the protection of the blossom. The celebration was carried on with excessive merriment, feasting, and games. Theatrical and mimic presentations formed a principal part of the various amusements.
MAY 1st ON THE QUAD, SCHEDULE:
1:30 CHARIOT RACES
2:30 DRAMATIC PRESENTATIONS AND POETRY RECITALS
3:00 ROMAN BANQUET feat. roast pig on spit, Columella salad, Pompeiian bread, eggs, olives, cheeses, fruit.
Presented by St. Anselm Classics Society
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The ArtHouse is co-sponsoring a panel discussion on "The Arts and Environmental Sustainability” with the Sustainable Future Campaign of the United Nations Youth and Student Association. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 1 p.m. in the Dana Center.
Emily Dickinson coming to New Hampshire for National Poetry Month tour
New Boston - at 7:15 p.m. at the Whipple Free Library. Other places and times below.
Meet the reclusive “Belle of Amherst” and hear about her life and writing when Emily Dickinson tours the Granite State in April during National Poetry Month. Dickinson, as portrayed by living history presenter Debra Conner, will visit Concord, Plymouth, New Boston and Portsmouth in a project coordinated by the Northeast Cultural Coop in partnership with four libraries and funded in part by a Humanities Council mini-grant.