Speakers and Theatrical Events

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College has multiple high-capacity event venues available for speakers, theatrical events and other large-audience gatherings.

Speaker, seminar, and theatrical event venues

Previous Speakers and Theatrical Events

Beauty and Melody theatrical event

Beauty and Melody

The Woods received a taste of Chinese culture with a moving musical celebration by Beauty & Melody, an all-female ensemble from the Sichuan Province. The ensemble came to Terre Haute through collaboration between Arts Midwest World Fest, Arts Illiana and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

Jeanne White-Ginder

Jeanne White-Ginder, mother of Ryan White and national advocate for people living with HIV and AIDS, shared her personal experiences with the community. Ryan, who contracted HIV through blood-based products, gained international notoriety fighting for his right to attend school.



With colorful costumes and elaborate sets, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College students performed the Japanese comic opera in two acts. The work has been translated into numerous languages and is one of the most frequently played musical theatre pieces in history.

Jean M. Wilkowski

Jean M. Wilkowski

Retired U.S. diplomat and the first woman to be appointed U.S. Ambassador to Africa, Jean M. Wilkowski, rose in the ranks from Vice Consul at a small post in the Caribbean to the top rank of U.S. Ambassador in charge of an overseas mission. Wilkowski is a 1941 graduate of the College.