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Thai Night

Posted by Kaitlyn Thomas on Mon, Nov 6, 2017 @ 08:11 AM

There’s something infinitely enriching about discovering that there is a wealth of culture right in your backyard. Dr. McMahon decided to take our Honors Systematic Theology Class out for Thai food as a cultural enrichment.

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Topics: honors program, Kaitlyn Thomas, thai culture, Pittsburgh's cultural center

Symphony 2017: A Night with the Honors Program

Posted by Kaitlyn Thomas on Wed, Mar 15, 2017 @ 14:03 PM

When I first heard that the Honors Program was returning to the symphony this year, I remembered what an amazing experience the symphony had been last March. I thought to myself, “There’s no way they can top Sebelius.” But, I noticed that the concert this year was focused on Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin. While I will be the first to admit that I am no classical music expert nor do I purport to be more than a casual listener while I study, I vividly remembered Gershwin from my elementary school days. I had a music teacher who was passionate about Gershwin, and from my perspective, passion tends to be memorable.  So, I had high hopes as I awaited this year’s concert.

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Topics: honors program, Kaitlyn Thomas, Pittsburgh Symphony, Rhapsody in Blue

The Value of Debate and Disagreement

Posted by Maggie Welsh on Mon, Feb 27, 2017 @ 10:02 AM

John Stuart Mill, a 19th century English philosopher, said in his work On Liberty that “… the only way in which a human being can make some approach to knowing the whole of a subject is by hearing what can be said about it by persons of every variety of opinion.” He uses the term ‘discussion’ to characterize this gathering of variety of opinion. Mill suggests that it is through discussion with others who have different opinions from ours that we learn. 

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Topics: liberal arts, honors program, disagreement, Maggie Welsh, debate, John Stuart Mill

Why I Attend Saint Vincent

Posted by Sarah Malone on Mon, Feb 13, 2017 @ 16:02 PM

As a student, it is easy to forget why we are attending college at all. Too often we get caught up in the dates and assignments, the exams that seem to come in floods every few weeks, the stress of juggling sports, activities, good health, socialization and the almost always forgotten, getting enough sleep. Sometimes, striking a balance between all our responsibilities is incredibly difficult, and it doesn’t leave us with much time to sit back and think about what we are really doing here. So, friends, fellow students and even faculty, I suggest we take a few minutes to do just that. 

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Topics: Saint Vincent College, liberal arts, honors program, Saint Vincent, dreams, Sarah Malone

Thai food and fun with the Honors Program

Posted by Gina Valotta on Fri, Oct 14, 2016 @ 11:10 AM

Friday night, students in Dr. McMahon’s Honors Systematic Theology I and Dr. Sharbaugh’s Honors First Theology classes gathered for a night of food, fellowship and culture. 

We traveled to Squirrel Hill to eat dinner at Curry on Murray, a Thai restaurant on Murray Avenue.  For some, it was a first-time experience trying Thai cuisine.  We tried dumplings and crab rangoon, and most ordered the classic Pad Thai dish for dinner. We enjoyed an evening getting to know our fellow classmates and professors outside of the classroom while eating delicious food.

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Topics: Student Life, Saint Vincent College, honors program, SVC, Waffalonia, Thai food, friends

A Night at the Symphony

Posted by Kaitlyn Thomas on Wed, Mar 30, 2016 @ 16:03 PM

I sometimes listen to classical music when I study. My sister is a musician, and I attend her concerts here and there. But, I can’t recall a time where I’ve chosen to go to a professional concert outside of some class or other obligation. It’s not like I don’t enjoy music or its benefits; I’ve just never had a chance to go. That changed for me after the Honors Program took a trip to the Pittsburgh Symphony. 

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Topics: music, honors program, Kaitlyn Thomas, symphony, Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh Symphony

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On this blog, current students write about everyday life on the campus of Saint Vincent College, a private, liberal arts college located in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

 

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Michael Brinker, junior communication major, currently in Orlando, working with the Disney College Program.

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Amanda MacMurtrie transferred to Saint Vincent as a sophomore studying English with a minor in Theology. Transferring to a new school is not the easiest thing in the world, but she is steadily finding a home on this beautiful Benedictine campus. Between enjoying life in community, balancing books for fun and books for class, and finding little corners of beauty, Amanda is discovering a few joys of life at Saint Vincent College.

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