Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Free Lecture in Chicago

The Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies is happy to present its second History of the Book Lecture of the 2010-11 academic year:

2:00 p.m. Friday, 10/1, "Catholic Bible Publishing in the Vernacular after the Council of Trent: A European Overview," Fran├žois Dupuigrenet-Deroussilles, Florida State University,

A reception will follow the lecture.

This event is free and open to the public; registration in advance is required.

Renaissance music

Friday, October 1
Debartolo Performing Arts Center

From the Debartolo website:
The 14-voice a cappella ensemble Pomerium transports us to the time of Michelangelo and Pope Julius II. Grand and solemn music in the Roman style of the High Renaissance, Musica Vaticana 1503–1534, includes richly textured motets preserved in the musical manuscripts copied for the Sistine Chapel choir. 

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Professor Bruno P. Schlesinger (1911-2010)

Founder, Endowed Chair, Master Teacher, Mentor, Friend

Link to his obituary in the South Bend Tribune

There will be a memorial service for Prof. Schlesinger on Wednesday, September 22 at 4:15 PM in Regina Chapel. Please note the time change.

This message from Director of Alumnae Relations Karen M. O'Leary was sent to SMC alums:

It is with a very heavy heart that I share with you news about the passing of one of the College’s most revered professors. Professor Emeritus Bruno Schlesinger, founder of the Christian Culture Program (Humanistic Studies), passed away peacefully at the age of 99.

Dr. Schlesinger was a true Renaissance man. His abiding interest in music, art, philosophy, and history made him the embodiment of the humanities on the Saint Mary’s campus for 60 years. His wide-ranging curiosity made him a model of interdisciplinary engagement for students and faculty.

Dr. Schlesinger’s devotion to the College was matched only by his students’ devotion to him. I know I speak for many alumnae in saying that he personified the “personal touch” that is such a characteristic of Saint Mary’s in the way he kept in touch with former students through countless letters, telephone calls, and visits. So, while we may have lost a dear professor, we know his influence lives on in the many alumnae who benefitted from his educational theories and expertise.

The College will remember him at a prayer service on Wednesday, September 22nd at 4:30 p.m. in the Regina Chapel. All alumnae are invited to attend.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Spotlight on Emily Foldenauer

Emily Foldenauer is part of the class of 2012 and is a Communications Major and Humanistic Studies Minor. Her favorite thing about HUST is the reading of a wide-range of texts as well as the historical background it offers. She's always loved literature and history. Emily believes her Communications major ties in well with her minor in HUST with the emphasis on participation and discussion that is inherent in the HUST courses. Emily is looking forward to seeing where her major in Communications will take her as well her minor in HUST.

Meet our majors

Tara Doyle
Emily Foldenauer
Kristen Glomb
Megan Haigh
Maggie LeMay
Alexandra Mauro
Molly Payne
Meredith Rizzo
Kimberly Roland
Hilary Ropp
Erin Scully
Amber Triano
Caitlin Yonto

Spotlight on Meredith Rizzo

Meredith Rizzo is a member of the class of 2012. In addition to graduating with a major in Humanistic Studies, Meredith is working on minors in Spanish and Religious Studies. Meredith spent the past academic year studying abroad in Rome, an experience she says she will never forget. She is excited to study the culture, history, and work of the Renaissance next semester through the Humanistic Studies department. Recently, Meredith has started a branch of Will Work For Food, a non-profit volunteer organization, on Saint Mary’s Campus. As president of Saint Mary’s Will Work For Food, she plans and partakes in various volunteer efforts. Meredith has many different interests and passions, but her biggest dream is to travel the world. Meredith is enjoying her time at Saint Mary's and is looking forward to her last three semesters. After graduating from Saint Mary's, Meredith hopes to be accepted into the ACE Teaching program at Notre Dame.