Posts Tagged ‘Mitchell auditorium’

Minnesota Orchestra Concertmaster Performs at CSS

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Violinist Erin Keefe, the concertmaster for the Minnesota Orchestra, gave a recital at the Mitchell Auditorium last week! Keefe was joined by Anna Polonsky, a highly sought-after pianist who is known for her performances with Yo Yo Ma, the Emerson String Quartet, the Moscow Virtuosi and many others. The concert marked the first of three 2017-18 programs which will be presented at the Mitchell by Matinee Musicale, Duluth’s classical music recital series.


No Class Relaxation

Monday, April 3rd, 2017


The Faith and Doubt of Saint Teresa of Calcutta and Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

‘Dark Night of the Soul’ is the title given to a poem by 16th-century Spanish poet and Roman Catholic mystic Saint John of the Cross. This evening I attended a presentation in the Mitchell Auditorium by Dr. Carol Zaleski, religious scholar and writer and Professor of World Religions at Smith College, MA.


Cultural Competency Presentation

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

I took time out of my Friday last week to attend the Culturally and Spiritually Responsive Health Care Conference, more specifically the “Reclaiming, Revitalizing, and Reinventing Indigenous Health” presentation in Mitchell Auditorium on the College of St. Scholastica’s main campus.


“The Mercy Miracle” Presentation

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Last night, I attended a presentation by John Allen, associate editor of Crux and the Boston Globe and senior Vatican analyst for CNN. A wide audience was gathered and it comprised of professors, sisters, priests, students, staff, and many others who came from far and wide to listen to the acclaimed journalist. Dr. Kevin Vaughan, director of the Braegelman Program in Catholic Studies, gave the introductory speech. John gave a fascinating presentation. I enjoyed every minute as he unpacked to the audience his take on Pope Francis based on his experiences as CNN’s one and only senior Vatican analyst. He had a great sense of humor (according to me) and managed to keep us all on our toes throughout the entire talk. There was time for questions and he made the platform open to any question not just on what he had presented. John Allen is said to have presented at CSS many years ago (maybe ten?) and this perhaps made it the more special, hence the huge turnout.  Allen has authored ten books on just the Vatican and one of them goes by the title “The Francis Miracle: Inside the Transformation of the Pope and the Church” (Time, 2015). Deep stuff according to my book!