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We have something for everyone, including two art exhibits, musical performances and a keynote address by internationally acclaimed author and champion of the liberal arts, Azar Nafisi.

Condsider attending one of the many events or joining the book club. Keep your eyes peeled in May for a special Year of the Liberal Arts supplement in Ariston.


St. Catherine String Chamber Orchestra Concert
Ewa Bujak, conductor
May 2, 7:30 p.m., Our Lady of Victory Chapel Admission: free

St. Catherine String Chamber Orchestra Concert
Ewa Bujak, conductor
May 2, 7:30 p.m., Our Lady of Victory Chapel Admission: free

Visiting Artist: Harvey Hood
Cast-iron artist from Wales
May 2-6

Science Day at St. Kate's
May 3

Music of Jocelyn Hagen: A Recital
May 3, 7:30 p.m., Recital Hall
Admission: free

SheWalking: The Energy-Reproduction Nexus
Marcie Myers, PhD, Associate Professor of Biology, Endowed Professor in the Sciences
May 5, 12-1 p.m., 101 Mendel Hall
Admission: free
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1, 2, Buckle My Shoe, Touring Children's Show
Directed by Jo Ann Holonbek
May 4-7, Frey Theater and various local schools and libraries
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St. Catherine Choral Society
Premiere: Jocelyn Hagen's Ashes of Roses
Professional soloists and orchestra, Patricia C. Connors, conductor
May 8, 3 p.m., The O'Shaughnessy
Admission: $10/$5

Annual Mothers Day Iron Pour
May 8

The Women's Choir "Collage" Concert
A fast-paced pastiche of musical styles
May 12, 8 p.m., Jeanne D'Arc Auditorium
Admission: free

When Literary Works Become Films: William Shakespeare and Alice Walker at the Movies
Alumnae Lifelong Learning class with Geri Chavis, Ph.D. Professor of English
May 12, 7-9 p.m., 128 Library
Admission: $15

Book Club

In honor of Azar Nafisi's visit, St. Kate's alumnae, faculty and students have organized a book club to discuss Nafisi's "Reading Lolita in Tehran" and Vladimir Nabokov's "Lolita." Books will be provided. If you are interested in joining the club, please contact Jennifer Illuzzi, for more information.


St. Catherine University's student art and literary magazine, Artison, will celebrate the Year of the Liberal Arts in May 2011 by publishing a special supplement in the regular publication, titled Ariston: The Legacy of the Artists of St. Catherine. Through an essay and visuals, this 16-page supplement acknowledges the importance of literary and visual art to generations of St. Kate's students.

The essay is written by Susan Welch, assistant professor of English and advisor to the literary arts staff of Ariston, with assistance from Sr. Margery Smith, CSJ, professor emerita and archivist, and Patricia Olson, associate professor of art and art history and advisor to the visual arts staff of Ariston.

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