ACES is an intimate, friendly, diverse student community within St. Joseph’s College. For this website, students are encouraged to share their artistic interests, hobbies, creative skills and hidden talents in addition to reflections on their academic pursuits and college life experiences. This site focuses on extending the ACES community from the classroom to the web by keeping students informed about upcoming ACES events, and providing access to academic advice and creative pursuits from fellow and former ACES students.
Past/Upcoming ACES Events
Feeling a sense of peacefulness and inner calm is how I felt. This past summer, I attended a three-day Buddhism retreat at the Garrison Institute in New York, about an hour train ride north of Grand Central. The retreat was “for university students of Tibetan, Himalayan, and Mongolian descent.” It was my second year attending, and my experience there went beyond my expectations. Actually, I did not know what to expect other than the tentative three-day curriculum sent to participants before our arrival.
The ACES program is known to organize a variety of trips for its students ranging from museums like MoMA and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, to live performances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and other theaters in the city. In addition to these trips, ACES also organizes a variety of events on campus in the form of lectures, highlighting ACES tutors’ academic fields of expertise, and panel discussions.
It happened this month...November by Maria Sedrak (’16)
1990 – Mary Robinson became Ireland’s first female president.
1956 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that racial segregation on public buses was unconstitutional.
1922 – King Tut’s tomb was discovered at Luxor, Egypt, by British archaeologist Howard Carter. The child-King Tutankhamen became pharaoh at age nine and died around 1352 B.C. at age 19. The tomb was found mostly intact, containing numerous priceless items now exhibited in Egypt’s National Museum in Cairo.
1903 - Panama declared itself independent of Colombia following a revolt engineered by the United States.
1890 – the first electrified underground railway system was officially opened in London.
1862 – Richard Gatling patented his first rapid-fire machine gun that used revolving barrels rotating around a central mechanism to load, fire and extract the cartridges.
1666 - the first experimental blood transfusion took place in Britain, utilizing two dogs.
Did you know that this month is also known for raising awareness against Prostate Cancer by the November movement, where men grow their mustaches to help in the fight against Prostate cancer.
Grow them a moustache and raise some awareness.
STAY CALM, GROW A MOUSTACHE!