Peterson Student Center

The two-story Peterson Student Center is a Territorial Revival-style building that was constructed in 1964 and designed by Santa Fe architects Edward O. Holien and William R. Buckley, with design input from John Gaw Meem. Renowned modernist Alexander Girard designed the interior including padded benches, tubular chandeliers, brightly painted wood-panel doors, and a large mural representing the seven liberal arts disciplines. Peterson is the primary gathering space on campus, containing the Dining Hall, Coffee Shop, the Great Hall, the Junior and Senior Common Rooms, the art gallery, the Cave, and several meeting rooms.

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1160 Camino de Cruz Blanca, Santa Fe, NM 87505

The two-story Peterson Student Center is a Territorial Revival-style building that was constructed in 1964 and designed by Santa Fe architects Edward O. Holien and William R. Buckley, with design input from John Gaw Meem. Renowned modernist Alexander Girard designed the interior including padded benches, tubular chandeliers, brightly painted wood-panel doors, and a large mural representing the seven liberal arts disciplines. Peterson is the primary gathering space on campus, containing the Dining Hall, Coffee Shop, the Great Hall, the Junior and Senior Common Rooms, the art gallery, the Cave, and several meeting rooms.

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The Book of Esther: An Irreducible Disturbance. by Phil LeCuyer

Wed, Jul 28, 2021

Esther' is the last book to be accepted into the canon of scriptures of the Hebrew bible. The name of God does not appear in it. It is the only book in the bible written by a woman. Its scene is...

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On the Greatness of 'The Lord of the Rings' - Richard McCombs & Krishnan Venkatesh - Graduate Institute Summer Lecture

Wed, Jun 30, 2021 6:30pm to 8:00pm

This event will begin at 4:30pm MT / 6:30pm ET. Tutors Richard McCombs and Krishnan Venkatesh discuss J.R.T. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" and ask, Why do we reread this book, again and again?...

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The Qur'an: an Introduction for Johnnies by Kenneth Wolfe - Graduate Institute Summer Lecture

Wed, Jun 16, 2021 6:30pm to 8:00pm

This event will begin at 4:30pm MT / 6:30pm ET. In this introduction to the Qur'an, I will explore the context of its composition within the life of MuḼammad and 6th century Arabia, its form and...

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