The Anselmian Sophomore Experience is aimed at helping second-year students achieve success in and out of the classroom. The sophomore year of college is a unique time for students as they grow intellectually, personally, spiritually and socially. Through a variety of programs, we hope to helpsophomores gain direction for their future, make a connection to the college, their peers, and the community, and gain awareness about their own strengths and skills.
The second year is a time to further develop your academic plan; learn about and plan for study abroad, internships, opportunities for professional development; take on leadership roles; learn about others, learn to self-advocate and find your niche.
Develop your Pathway Plan - Create an integrated and unique plan to actively discover your purpose and place within the Saint Anselm community and seek insight in key areas of your collegiate experience based on your goals. To get started, contact Dr. Karlea Brunelle-Joiner to set up an appointment at (603) 641-7600.
Kick off your sophomore year by attending the Summit on Friday, September 16! This event is an exciting time to get to know your classmates while learning more about college life. The Summit provides sophomores with the opportunity to connect with fellow students, faculty/staff, and alumni. You will walk away with defined academic, career, and personal goals.
Your second year can be an exciting time as you get more involved on campus and begin to think about your future. It's also a time that may bring up many questions, such as:
Am I in the right major for me?
Should my major factor into my study-abroad, co-curricular and internship decisions?
What are some ways to get more involved on and off campus?
Where do I begin to explore possible career paths?
How can I have a meaningful college experience?
Attend the Sophomore Summit and you'll have all the answers! What can be more satisfying then to start your second year at Saint Anselm with a clear focus while making awesome new friends. It's all at the Sophomore Summit! You'll get the chance to be directly involved in group presentations and small-group discussions with seniors and alumni on topics of your choosing. There will be discussions on leadership, academic planning, co-curricular opportunities, career preparation, and life after college. Don't miss out on the fun that ends with a great dinner with alumni, student leaders and classmates.
Sophomore Suppers are hosted by the Sophomore Leadership Council and are opportunities for you to interact with upperclass students and alumni to learn about their experiences related to internships, study abroad, campus involvement related to the world or work, mentoring and other topics.
A newsletter that keeps you up-to-date on resources and events that can best support achieving your personal and academic goals. Keep an eye out for the email with the subject "HAWKTALK".
Join Dr. Christopher Tollefsen, Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Carolina, as he discusses the topic "How to Suffer" at the 2023 Fides et Ratio lecture. All are invited.
Dr. Tollefsen is the author of Lying and Christian Ethics and co-author of The Way of Medicine: Ethics and the Healing Profession (with Dr. Farr Curlin) and Embryo: A Defense of Human Life (with Robert P. George). From 2019-2020, Dr. Tollefsen served as a Commissioner on the State Department’s Commission on Unalienable Rights.
Sponsored by the Institute for Saint Anselm Studies
Please join the Center for Ethics in Society on October 3rd, as Dr. Annabel Beerel examines the role of courage in both institutional and personal life.
We begin with a discussion of the escalation of corporate crime over the past five years, the scale of employee involvement and the consequences to both individuals and society. This follows with an exploration into how courage is commonly understood, and why so many people were and are complicit in blatantly unethical behavior. What inhibits or detracts them from taking the courageous path of not engaging in ethical misdemeanors and/or whistleblowing? Through discussions and case studies we examine why we struggle to be courageous and wherein lie the major inhibitors.
The event will conclude with a discourse on a normative framework for defining courage and with examples of how we can strengthen our own capacities for courage.
We invite you to participate in this time of courageous self-reflection. (Please note, dinner is included with this event.)
A-men is a Christian men’s group centered around community and faith. We have weekly meetings on Tuesdays in the lower church conference room from 8-9 pm. During this time, we discuss topics centered around virtue, bible passages, and what it is like to be a Christian male in today's society and culture.
A-men is a space for Christian men who want to grow in their relationship with God to come together, learn from each other, and support each other in their journey.
Join your peers and enjoy free pizza and conversation about current political news in an informal setting.
The special guest on 10/4/23 is presidential candidate Marianne Williamson. Free and open to Saint Anselm students. Please RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the speaker:
Marianne Williamson is a bestselling author, political activist, and spiritual thought leader.
For over three decades, she has been a leader in spiritual and religiously progressive circles. She is the author of 15 books, four of which have been #1 New York Times bestsellers.
She has also worked throughout her career on poverty, anti-hunger and racial reconciliation issues. In 2004, she co-founded The Peace Alliance and supports the creation of a U.S. Department of Peace. Williamson ran for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020.
"In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia. From the memories of getting his teeth kicked out by bullies at age five, to flea marketing with his loving grandmother, to his first sexual relationships, this young-adult memoir weaves together the trials and triumphs faced by Black queer boys" (GoodReads.com).
SAC Students, Faculty, Staff and Monks may access the book at Geisel in print or through Overdrive's Libby App as an ebook or audiobook.