Unexpected “Perfect Ending” for Apprentice-Style Dessert Contest

November 21, 2006

Molasses Sweet Cake sidebarUpdate 2: Although the Common Man Apprentice Competition came to a close Dec. 6 with Plymouth State University’s Bursting Blueberry Crisp on top, all was not lost for Saint Anselm’s New England Molasses Sweet Cakes. Common Man CEO Jason Lyon announced Friday, Dec. 15, the confection created by the team The Perfect Ending will become a signature Common Man dessert at all five restaurants. (Listen to podcast to hear how the dessert was created.)

Here’s how it happened. Following the competition, Common Man employees discovered customer comment cards extolling the Molasses Sweet Cakes. Meanwhile, Common Man owner Alex Ray discovered the molasses cookies himself while sampling competition desserts. “They are something different; a unique offering which the owners liked and fit with the restaurant,” said Lyon, who had earlier declared the molasses cookies his favorite.

Lyon arrived at Professor Fitzpatrick’s class with dozens of molasses cookies, just before students were scheduled to start their final exam. “What an awesome Christmas gift” declared Katie Douglas ’07 as her group lined up to receive their prize. Thus, what seemed to be a second “molasses tragedy” for Douglas, Josh Moore ‘09, Jack Reilly ‘07, and Jen Tougas ’08 actually turned out to be quite the “Perfect Ending.”

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NHIOP Panel Discussion Sheds Light on Midterm Election Results

November 16, 2006

Scott Spradling and Amy WalterA panel of distinguished guests, including members of the national media and Saint Anselm College’s own political experts, gathered at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics (NHIOP) on Wednesday, November 15 to discuss the results of the recent midterm elections and what it may mean as we look forward to the 2008 presidential primary.
The panelists included Anne Kornblut (The New York Times), Scott Spradling (WMUR-TV), Amy Walter (The Cook Political Report), Prof. Dante Scala (Saint Anselm College), and Prof. Dean Spiliotes (Saint Anselm College). The panel is moderated by Jennifer Donahue, NHIOP senior advisor for political affairs.

The podcast for this event is split into two episodes for your listening pleasure. Part two in this podcast series may be found at http://blogs.saintanselmcollege.net/2006/11/16/panel-discussion-2.

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NHIOP Midterm Election Panel Discussion (Podcast Part 2)

November 16, 2006

This is part two in our NHIOP Midterm Election Panel Discussion. The podcast was recorded at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics on November 15, 2006.
For part one in this podcast series, visit http://blogs.saintanselmcollege.net/2006/11/16/panel-discussion.

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Chapel Art Center Presents Sala/Studiolo-Works on Paper Through December 2

November 10, 2006

Corita Kent, In this episode we feature Fr. Iain MacLellan, O.S.B., director of the Chapel Art Center. Fr. Iain elaborates on the meaning of Sala/Studiolo and the exhibition’s focus on works on paper.

The Chapel Art Center is open to the public Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursdays until 9 p.m. For additional information about the exhibit, visit their Web site at www.anselm.edu/chapelartcenter.

Image credit: Corita Kent, “Gift of Tongues,” serigraph, 1955

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Prof. Montague Brown to Give Bready Chair Lecture

November 9, 2006

Prof/ Montague BrownSaint Anselm College will mark an academic milestone November 14, 2006, with a lecture by Philosophy Professor Montague Brown, the first Richard L. Bready Chair of Ethics, Economics, and the Common Good.

This inaugural lecture, “The Role of Natural Law in a World of Religious and Political Diversity,” will be delivered at 7 p.m. at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics. The college’s first endowed chair was established by Trustee Richard Bready ‘65 in 2004 as part of the Campaign for Saint Anselm College. Bready’s goal is to advance the scholarly work of the faculty and to uphold the college’s mission in liberal arts education. Brown was appointed last year to the chair.

In this podcast, we feature a recent interview with Professor Brown about philosophy and its application in our daily lives. He also discusses his work as the first Bready Chair at the college.

Professor Brown’s published works include The One-Minute Philosopher [Sophia Institute Press 2001], Half-Truths: What’s Right (And What’s Wrong) With the Cliches You and I Live by [Sophia Institute Press 2003], and his most recent book, Restoration of Reason: The Eclipse and Recovery of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty [Baker Academic 2006].

Music Credit: The music that accompanies this podcast is played by the Gleason-Brown Quartet. The Saint Anselm faculty core of Ed Gleason (reeds), Montague Brown (bass), and Brad Thorp (drums) round out the group.

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URSP Offers Select Students Graduate-Level Research Opportunities

November 8, 2006

Joane Schepis '07
Joane Schepis ‘07
Andrea Desilets '07
Andrea Desilets ‘07
Bonnie Collier '07
Bonnie Collier ‘07

In this podcast, we spotlight Saint Anselm’s Undergraduate Research Scholar Program (URSP) and feature interviews with the program’s director, Prof. Lori LaPlante, and three students that are participating in this year’s program.

Joane Schepis ’07 is studying children and how they adjust physiologically to certain family situations. Andrea Desilets ’07 is examining the effects of the U.S. and European cotton subsidies in Mali, Africa. And Bonnie Collier ‘07 is exploring gender stratification and citizenship.

The URSP seeks to promote scholarly undergraduate research, support interinstitutional mentoring, and increase the number of successful admissions to graduate school for Saint Anselm students. The URSP supports three teams (junior undergraduate, Saint Anselm faculty mentor, and external graduate-level mentor).

Each URSP student is paid as a research assistant for the work they complete with their graduate-level faculty mentor during the summer before their senior year. In the spring of their senior year, each student coordinates and speaks at their own research symposium about their project.

- Bridget Luddy ‘07

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