Saint Michael’s College Centennial Week: featured public eventsThe public is invited to attend the following public events during thefeatured week, celebrating the Saint Michael’s College Centennialanniversary:Monday, Oct. 18, panel discussion, “The Medieval Roots of Saint Michael’sCollege,” at 7 p.m. in the McCarthy Arts Center. Distinguishedauthor/professor panelists, who will explore 12th and 13th centurycultural influences, include, Anne Clark, University of Vermont, associateprofessor of religion; Maureen Miller, University of California, Berkeley,associate professor of history, and Terryl Kinder, author of Architectureof Silence: Cistercian Abbeys of France, with George Dameron, SaintMichael’s College professor of history, moderating and commenting.Tuesday, Oct. 19, Centenary Student Association Meeting at 7 p.m. in theMcCarthy Arts Center at 7 p.m. Presidents of the Saint Michael’s StudentAssociation from past years will participate in a discussion of past,present and future.Wednesday, Oct 20, The Cavani String Quartet at 7:30 p.m. in the McCarthyArts Center Cavani, winner of the prestigious Naumburg Chamber MusicAward, has been described by the Washington Post as “completelyengrossing, powerful and elegant.” Since their New York debut in 1987,they have won the hearts of audiences across the country with their uniqueblend of energy and lyricism. The quartet performs regularly in majorconcert series and festivals throughout North America and Europe.Co-Sponsored by Saint Michael’s College and UVM’s Lane Series. Ticketsrequired.Thursday, Oct. 21, Theater production: JB at 7:30 p.m. in the SaintMichael’s College Chapel. Pulitzer Prize winning play by ArchibaldMacLeish, JB is a modern dramatization of the Book of Job. It tells apoignant story of love, suffering and enduring faith, and will beperformed for one special Centennial performance in the Chapel and forfour performances Oct. 27-30 in the McCarthy Arts Center. Saturday, Oct.23, CENTENNNIAL CONVOCATION at 10 a.m. in the Ross Sports Center. Theconvocation marks Saint Michael’s 100th anniversary with a grandceremonial event. Highlights include an address by Sister Carol Jean Vale,past chair of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities,greetings from the community, from town officials, the Governor, Senator,and international educational partners, commissioned poem by SaintMichael’s poet Greg Delanty and performance of a Troy Peters originalcommissioned-for-the-Centennial orchestral composition by mezzo sopranoWendy Hoffman Farrell, the Vermont Youth Orchestra and the Saint Michael’sCollege Chorale.Saturday, Oct. 23, Ceremonies commemorating the Military Heritage of manySaint Michael’s graduates with the Presentation of the Medal of Honor bySenator Patrick Leahy (1961 SMC graduate) to Saint Michael’s PresidentMarc vanderHeyden at 2:30 p.m. in the Durick Library. The Senator willpresent a duplicate of the medal awarded posthumously to Saint Michael’sgraduate Donald Cook ’56, who was honored for rare heroism in Vietnamwhile held prisoner from 1964 to 1967, and for whom a United States Navyship has been named.Saturday, Oct. 23, Dedication of the Statue of Saint Michael the Archangelby sculptor James L. Sardonis, who created the whales’ tails on I89, inmemory of Saint Michael’s alumni, Ed Fergus ’83, John Iskyan ’82 and JohnMcErlean ’84, and others who perished on Sept. 11, 2001. Adjacent to theHoehl Welcome Center at 3:30 p.m.-30-
Speaking of BUCKET LISTS…you have to add these activities list to YOUR bucket list for the perfect getaway in Rockbridge County, Virginia – the southern gateway to the Shenandoah Valley. 1. Shopping in downtown Lexington. If you want something fancy for a special evening or something functional for your next hike, you can find it downtown Lexington.2. Hiking the AT. Easy access to the Appalachian Trail in Buena Vista makes the perfect entry point for a hiking on this world famous trail. You can hike for a day or for a year!Chris Weisler Rockbridge County Tourism Lexington Virginia Summer Travel3. Dinner and Drinks on the Rocca terrace. Located at the Robert E. Lee Hotel in downtown Lexington, Rocca Bar Ristorante offers contemporary Italian cuisine and spirits on their terrace overlooking downtown. The perfect setting for meeting friends and enjoying a relaxing evening.Chris Weisler Rockbridge County Tourism Lexington Virginia Summer Travel4. Sunset at Great Valley Farm Brewery. What could be better than a flight of cold IPA’s as you sit outside and watch an amazing sunset framed by the Blue Ridge Mountains? Rockbridge County’s newest brewery is already a local favorite and a stop on the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail.5. Hull’s Drive-In Theater. Feel like a kid again as you catch a flick at one of the last drive-ins in the country. Nothing like watching a movie under the stars with friends and family.6. Conquer the Links. Challenging to experienced players while inviting to newcomers, Vista Links is a very reasonably priced golf course that offers a classic Rick Jacobson-design nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.7. Savor Mountain Wine. Rockbridge Vineyards is an awesome afternoon excursion featuring award-winning Virginia wines and a full summer and fall schedule of music and entertainment. The new tasting room and the beautiful grounds enhance the experience. Learn more here!