Celebrating creativity and achievement made this spring a
semester to remember at the Mount.
In theatre, poetry, music, creative writing and film, and across
all disciplines, students and faculty joined in a creativity
initiative, led by the Division of Arts and Letters, that gained
momentum each week.
Read the students' literary magazine, Keys to the Soul, published in
April 2011, with original poetry, fiction, and photography.
Students dedicated this issue of the magazine to Dr. James Finn
Cotter, "an extraordinary man, who has inspired and motivated
students and colleagues alike, for almost five decades."
Woody Entrekin and the Mount Saint Mary College Choir brought
the songs of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The
Pirates of Penzance to the Mount stage.
April...the cruelest month?
Or so said
T.S. Eliot in the first line of the poem The Waste
Land, but we'd beg to differ. This April,
English Professor James Cotter helped bring the April Poetry
Series to the Mount's library.
The Mount's Curtin Memorial Library hosted an "Open Mic" reading
of original poetry and prose by students and staff. Poets
Barbara Adams and Phillip Levine were a part of April's poetry
celebration, and read from their poetry collections on April 5 and
April 12, respectively.
Celebrating the MSMCreativity Initiative and National Library Week
with Song, Drama, Word and ... Ice Cream
Joining with Curtin Memorial Library during National Library
Week, the Division of Arts and Letters hosted an Ice Cream Social
to celebrate the MSMCreativity initiative with short performances
Student actors from perforned a few scenes from Flavio, and
members of the choir performed several songs from The Pirates
of Penzance. Budding authors from the Creative Writing Club,
founded by Marie-Therese Sulit, assistant professor of English,
read from their original poetry and prose.
The play's the thing
MSMC Theatre presented French playwright Moliere's final work,
The Imaginary Invalid, directed by Assistant
Professor of Theatre James Phillips. The play's success proves
that even at 300-plus years of age, the comedy of the human
condition is timeless. Mount theatre students made up this very
View still shots from the play, here.
Spring Communication Arts speakers’ series
featured speaker was Christine A. Baker, MSMC alum, public
relations specialist, author, corporate executive, screen writer
and sports enthusiast, who spoke at the Mount on March
Chris played basketball at the Mount, where she was co-captain
and team MVP for three of her four seasons. Since graduating
from the Mount, she has continued to be passionate about sports.
She is considered an expert on women’s basketball. Her book,
Why She Plays, gives life and depth to the answer to why
women play basketball.
Christine has worked in college public relations and is
currently president of CB Creative, Inc., an integrated
communications consulting firm that provides strategic planning,
public relations, brand development and marketing consulting
services to business, non-profit and higher education clients.
Chris has completed a new book, entitled iRules: Etiquette for
the Digital Music Revolution and is working on a collection of
poetry and a feature film script, based on the life of Emily
Sam Anderson, critic at large and feature
writer at The New York Times Magazine, spoke to
communication arts students and other budding literati on Friday,
Read more about this lecture, a favorite of students, here.
Creative people are the heart of MSMC. We celebrate them and
continue to support them.