SLUH's INSIGNIS podcast features lively interviews with members of our school community engaged in a variety of roles and fascinating projects "down the hall, across the metro area and around the world" in support of our mission.

Insignis Podcast Goes Global!

We're pleased to announce that our next installment delivers on the global angle. "World Learning" features interviews with a diverse collection of SLUH alums who've lived and worked all over the world. You'll hear from key faculty members involved in global education initiatives at SLUH, including recently sworn in American citizen and SLUH President Alan Carruthers. And, as always, we'll take you "down the hall" for spontaneous student and teacher voices and home-grown music. The program will be available in three installments from the SLUH website, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. 

The first episode takes you to a cafe table in Paris for a conversation with Joe Dickmann '00, now a French citizen who, among other pursuits, had a gig as an American-style football coach despite never having played the game in the States himself! You'll hear the moving story of how our President, Alan Carruthers, went from a boyhood in rural Canada to his leadership role here at SLUH. And you'll meet the remarkable Tom McTigue '55 who directed the dawn of digital computing in Boeing aircraft and came to be a globe-trotting educator on the importance of understanding other cultures.

In the second episode, we'll get a sense of the panorama of Global Ed programs at SLUH from Director of International Education, Rob Chura and go 'down the hall' to Russian class to listen in on the 'comprehensible input' approach to language learning. We'll also visit with Human Geography teacher Sarah Becvar for a look at a recent innovative approach to Social Studies. And you'll meet Matthew Stauder '18, who is studying Economics and International Development in the same program as Venezuela's Juan Guiado and approaches his future with the literal goal of making the world a better place.

World Learning: Episode 1

World Learning: Episode 2

Next Two Episodes Coming Soon!

In the third and final episode, we talk with Sam Owen '17 whose work in the spectronomy of other planets for NASA took him on an unexpected adventure to Iceland. Then, you'll get an insider's view on a project near and dear to many students, alumni and faculty at SLUH: the St. Ives Nutrition Center in Yoro, Honduras, a long-time Senior Project site. We'll talk with the founder and father of the work, retired teacher Charley Merriott, and get a picture of the new opportunities and challenges at "The Center" from current director Patrick Mulligan '13. The episode also features several trips "down the hall" into our Spanish classrooms to listen in on the work of helping students to read, write, think and reflect in the language and culture of Latin America.

More Episodes


  • Jim Linhares (Asst. Principal for Mission): Project lead, show host
  • Jon Dickmann '96 (Technology Director): Technology support
  • Sean Powers '05 (Fine Arts teacher) and students in 2D Design: Logo development
  • Jeff Pottinger (Music teacher) and SLUH Jazz Combo, including Christopher Hartung '20, Teddy Gerard '18, Sean McLaughlin '19, Jack Schweizer '18, Thomas Curdt '18 and Joseph Hartung '18: Music

Questions or suggestions? Contact us at insignis@sluh.org

Spiritual pilgrim

Jim Linhares, Asst. Principal for Mission, is the host for SLUH's INSIGNIS podcast.  >>>MORE