Month at a Glance
Monday, February 27–Friday, March 3
Lower School Lobby, during the school day
These are the last couple of days for this Book Fair. It’s a great way to get kids reading—and support the Lower and Middle School library, which receives a percentage of sales.
Friday, March 3–Sunday, March 5
2017 Arts on Tour Performances in Texas
Principia alums and friends in Texas—don’t miss the 2017 Arts on Tour performances! Our Upper School Jazz Band, along with School and College vocalists and dancers, will wow you with a combination of jazz instrumentals and songs, a cappella ballads, and rhythmic tap dancing. Find out more.
Saturday–Monday, March 4–6
Middle and Upper School Visiting Weekend
Find out more about Visiting Weekends and the remaining dates for this academic year.
Monday, March 6
Concert by St. Paul de Vence, led by alum Ben Doerr
7:30 p.m., Ridgway Auditorium
Don’t miss musician Ben Doerr (US’00, C’04) in concert! Ben and his band, St. Paul de Vence, will perform “Down to the Delta” a concert of dynamic, acoustic-oriented sound and well-crafted songs with warm, soulful harmonies. Opening for Ben’s band is the trio Main Street Remnants, featuring our very own Choir Director Holly Barber (C'05).
Thursday–Saturday, March 9–11, 2017
Team Optimus Prin at FIRST Robotics Regionals
You’ll love the energy at Chaifetz Arena, on the St. Louis University campus! Look for Team #5326 and cheer our students on.
Saturday, March 11–Sunday, March 26
School is closed for Spring Break.
Thursday, April 6–Saturday, April 8
Spring Production—Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella
8:00 p.m. each evening in Ridgway Auditorium
Reserve your seats early for Upper School’s annual Broadway-style musical production. With new characters and plot twists, Cinderella is sure to keep you riveted with a dazzling display of music, song, and dance.
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Our March 9–March 11 visiting weekend is full, but let friends know about our last two visiting weekends this semester: March 30–April 2 and April 27–April 30. We’ll pay all but $50 of students’ travel costs (in most cases). There’s no better way to figure out if Principia College is a fit. Learn more.
Thursday, March 2
“Where Do Ideas Come From?”
A talk by Bill Siemering
7:30 p.m., Wanamaker Hall
Principia College welcomes Bill Siemering, one of the most significant innovators in American radio, as this semester’s Annenberg Scholar. The event will also be broadcast live on Principia Internet Radio.
Friday, March 3
7:30 p.m., Davis Music Hall
Annenberg Scholar Bill Siemering joins Director of Academic Special Programs Jim Hegarty and music technology students for “Intersections,” a presentation of real-time simultaneous video streams with music. Explore the interconnectedness of our world in surround sound and video.
Tuesday, March 7
Prague Abroad Exhibition Opening
7:00 p.m., Radford Gallery
Students who traveled on the Prague Abroad during fall semester will open their exhibition of mixed media artwork. Refreshments will be served.
Davis Black Box
The Theatre and Dance Department presents the musical Godspell, the story of Jesus through songs and parables based on the Gospel of Matthew. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students; seating is general admission. Here are specific performance times: March 8—9:30; March 9 and 10—7:30; March 11—2 p.m and 7:30 p.m. Purchase tickets online or at the door.
Tuesday and Thursday, March 14 and 16
Jonathan Yink and Clayton Harper on Digital Narrative
7:30 p.m., Wanamaker Hall
The English Department and Friends of English Club will present two talks about digital narrative as it relates to video game design. Author and game designer Jonathan Ying will discuss expressive storytelling and mechanical theming to create narratives that combine with the art and design of a video game. Clayton Harper (C’14), a graduate student in games studies at the University of Texas at Dallas, will discuss game design and video game theory. Refreshments will be served after both talks.
Thursday, March 30
Anthony Menendez, 2016–2017 Moral Courage Speaker
8:00 p.m., Wanamaker Hall
Principia presents Anthony Menendez as the 2016–17 Moral Courage Speaker. While working as an accountant at Halliburton, Menendez discovered some questionable accounting practices at the company and realized executives were knowingly violating Securities and Exchange Commission rules. He brought a whistleblower claim against Halliburton for violating his rights under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and was vindicated after a nearly nine-year fight. John Yemma editor-at-large for The Christian Science Monitor will moderate the discussion. The event will also be broadcast live on Principia Internet Radio.
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