2015 brought several major political events to campus (those will be reviewed later this week) in addition to the many annual campus events that are observed on our academic calendar. In May Gov. Mitt Romney addressed the 471 members of the class of 2015 at Saint Anselm College's 122nd Commencement Exercises – and 533 first-year students arrived to campus in August to begin a new academic year.
122nd Commencement Exercises: Mitt Romney Urges Graduates to Engage in Citizenship
During Saint Anselm College's 122nd commencement exercises on Sunday, May 17, commencement speaker Mitt Romney addressed 471 members of the class of 2015, and Dr. Steven DiSalvo presided over his second commencement as president.
After noting that they were graduating in a special year, the 125th anniversary of the college's founding, Dr. DiSalvo said, "Looking back, not only over your four years here, but over 125 years of tradition and distinction, our unique history is what makes us all part of something truly special.” Read the full story »
College Welcomes Class of 2019
The countdown to college ended this morning as 413 members of the class of 2019 (533 total incoming students) moved into their new home at Saint Anselm College. They arrived on campus with boxes upon boxes but luckily had plenty of help from parents, siblings, friends, orientation leaders, resident assistants, and athletic teams.
Dr. DiSalvo welcomed and congratulated the newest members of the community, offering them advice on their imminent journey.
"Among you are our future leaders. Some of you will go on to become class presidents, star athletes, politicians, actors and actresses, scientists, nurses, writers, educators, business leaders, innovators just to name a few. You have been selected to come here because each of you brings something unique to our campus community. Today we celebrate your minds and voices, your high schools and hometowns. You can do anything." Read the full story »
College Ranks Highly for Food, Community Service and Return On Investment
At #112, Saint Anselm College is once again included in the top tier of best national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges, 2016 edition. Read the full story »
The Princeton Review named Saint Anselm among the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education in The Princeton Review's 2016 edition "The 380 Best Colleges" where it also named the college 10th in the nation for Best Campus Food and 13th for Student Engagement in Community Service. Read the full story »
This year the college was once again recognized for its value. Payscale.com ranked Saint Anselm #18 for return on investment (ROI) among liberal arts colleges. Read the full story »
In The Economist’s first-ever rankings, Saint Anselm was placed at 171 for economic value out of 1,275 colleges and universities. Read the story »
History Class Visits Cuba to Study the Cold War
A dozen Saint Anselm College students visited Cuba with Professors Philip Pajakowski and Matthew Masur during spring break March 1-7.
The students explored the origins of the Soviet-American conflict, the two countries' struggle for global influence, and the effects of the Cold War on American and Soviet domestic affairs. They heard from local lecturers and visited historic sites such including Old Havana, the colonial settlement of Trinidad, and the memorial to Cuba's national hero, Jose Marti. Read the full story »
College Approves Pilot Program in Orvieto, Italy
In January 2015, Saint Anselm College announced that students may live, learn, and travel with fellow students and faculty in Orvieto, Italy, through a pilot study abroad program: A Semester in Orvieto beginning in spring 2016.
Available to sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in a unique journey abroad with their very own Saint Anselm community, this semester-long program offers courses covering topics ranging from classics, history, art and architecture, to Italian culture, politics, and theology. Read the full story »
New Exhibition Space Extends Learning to Residence Hall
The Living and Learning Commons (LLC), Saint Anselm College's newest residence Hall, continues the innovative blending of living and learning through new exhibition space in the form of six art cases installed on all three floors.
The cases provide additional exhibition space to showcase fine arts student, faculty, and even community work while also making art accessible to students 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Additional workshops, programs, and future exhibitions hosted in the LLC integrate art into everyday campus life, giving students an audience, and making art education available to the entire college community. Read the full story »
College Offers Summer Courses Online
This year Saint Anselm College's summer school offered six online courses, including core curriculum requirements for theology, philosophy and Spanish. This was the first time that the college has offered online courses, which were available to Saint Anselm students only.
Students learned about the intersection of American politics and education in Getting Schooled: Education Policy and School Reform, or completed a theology requirement in The Pentateuch. Other online summer courses included: Understanding Suffering (nursing), social statistics (sociology), Spanish seminar, and an ethics seminar (philosophy). Read the full story »
125th Anniversary Finale Celebrated at Reunion Weekend
The final 125th Anniversary Celebration was held on Saturday, June 6. Alumni, family, friends, faculty and staff were invited for an evening of live entertainment, dancing and fireworks on the Campus Green in front of Davison Hall.
Alumni represented graduating classes from 1942 to 2014 traveled from as far as Australia, California, Florida, and Washington. Anselmians reunited with old friends, attended mass at the Abbey Church, enjoyed live music at the pub and participated in talks and tours throughout the weekend.
For more information about the 125th Anniversary of the college, including history lessons and opportunities to read and share Anselmian stories, visit www.anselm.edu/125.
The conclusion of the college’s 125th year coincided with Reunion weekend June 5-7, and the return to the Hilltop of the classes of '65 '70, '75, '80, '85, '90, '95, '00, '05 and '10. Read the full story »
Editorial support for this post provided by Jared Nichols '18.