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  • Alex Freeman
    May 24, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Alex Freeman Awarded Prestigious McKnight Foundation Fellowship

    The American Composers Forum has announced the recipients of this year’s McKnight Composition Fellowship, funded by the McKnight Foundation. Among the four fellows named, chosen from a pool of 63 applicants, is Alex Freeman, Carleton College assistant professor of music.  The award, which includes $25,000 in unrestricted funds, is meant to acknowledge excellence in the field of music composition.

  • May 21, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Spring Dance Concert Incorporates Elements of Tai Chi, Martial Arts and Modern Dance

    Carleton College student dancers, along with members of the renowned Semaphore Repertory Dance Company, will present their Spring Dance Performance on Friday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. and again on Sunday, May 25 at 2 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Theater. Directed by Judith Howard and Jane Shockley, this popular annual event is free and open to the public but reservations are encouraged and can be made online at go.carleton.edu/tixato/buy/.

  • Julian Pozniak '14
    May 20, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Choir Concert: Something Like A Star

    The Carleton College Choir, under the direction of faculty conductor Lawrence Burnett and student conductor Julian Pozniak, will present a program of choral favorites on the theme ‘earth and heaven.’ Entitled “Something Like A Star,” the evening will include a performance of Gloria by Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi. The concert, held Friday, May 23 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall, is free and open to the public...

  • Google Political Policy Analyst, Hibah Hussain '08
    May 20, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    Honors Convocation Celebrates Faculty and Student Achievements

    Carleton College will hold its annual Honors Convocation on Friday, May 30 at 3 p.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. A yearly celebration of faculty and student academic accomplishments and civic engagement, this year’s Honors Convocation address will be presented by Google Public Policy Analyst Hibah Hussain, Carleton Class of 2008.

    A cherished annual tradition at Carleton, Honors Convocation begins and ends with a full academic procession, including emerti faculty. Following remarks by President Steven Poskanzer, Dean of the College Beverly Nagel and Dean of Students Hudlin Wagner, the ceremony will honor students and recipients of awards and grants. Honors Convocation is free and open to the public; the event will also be streamed live and archived for future viewing online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.

  • May 18, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    A Humanistic Approach

    Fewer students are choosing to major in the humanities, and funding sources are drying up fast—two critical reasons that Carleton faculty members are joining their colleagues nationwide to educate students, employers, and legislators on why these disciplines are more worthwhile now than ever before.

  • May 16, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Making the Right Connection

    People around the world tune in for Carleton Connects, a webinar program put on by the alumni relations office for anyone who seeks the intellectual stimulation of a college lecture.

  • Empty Bowls
    May 12, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Annual Empty Bowls Charitable Fundraiser

    Carleton College’s Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE) will host the annual Empty Bowls fundraiser on Friday, May 16 on the campus Bald Spot at 11:50 a.m., following the weekly convocation address. This popular event is open to the public. 

  • May 12, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Annual Exhibit Showcases Senior Art Majors’ Work

    The opening reception for the annual Carleton College Senior Art Showcase will be held Friday, May 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Perlman Teaching Museum of the Weitz Center for Creativity. The exhibit, entitled “Migration Patterns,” features the work of thirteen studio art majors, who will be on hand to discuss their work. Admission to the exhibit and reception is free and open to the public.

  • Race by David Mamet
    April 26, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Carleton Players present acclaimed playwright David Mamet’s explosive drama, Race

    The Carleton Players will present acclaimed American playwright David Mamet's explosive drama, Race, with performances nightly at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 2-3 and 9-10 in the Weitz Center for Creativity Theater. Directed by David Wiles, Race forces audiences to consider their own beliefs regarding race, sex and guilt. The thought-provoking play questions numerous assumptions and stereotypes of American society and race relations. Performances are free and open to the public but reservations are recommended and can be made online.

  • April 23, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Carleton Hosts its annual Foro Latinoamericano 2014, “The Politics of Memory and Forgetting in Latin America”

    Carleton College invites the public to attend its annual Foro Latinoamericano 2014, “The Politics of Memory and Forgetting in Latin America, “ April 25-26 and sponsored by the Department of Latin American Studies.

    Each year, students, faculty and alumni of the Latin American Studies Program convene to share in an academic experience that brings to the fore and to campus a major topic, event, and country of Latin America. Originally designed as a capstone experience for the students of the program, the Foro Latinoamericano has been expanded to include a truly communal sense. The Foro provides the Carleton community at large with the opportunity to participate in a major event involving Latin America.

  • April 21, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Raithel '15, Rekdal '15 Earn Goldwater Scholarships

    Carleton students Carolyn Raithel ’15 (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Vayu Rekdal ‘15 (Los Angeles) have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year. Raithel, a physics major, hopes to earn a PhD in astrophysics and one day conduct research at a national observatory. Rekdal, a biology major originally from Sweden, plans to pursue a PhD in nutritional biochemistry, and then focus his research in biochemistry with an eye towards problems in public health and nutrition.The two Carleton Goldwater Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,166 mathematics, science, and engineering students who were nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide. The one- and two-year scholarships cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.

  • April 14, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Junior Studio Art Majors Showcase their Work in New Exhibit

    The opening of the Carleton College Junior Art Show will be held on Thursday, May 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Boliou Hall. Admission to this show is free and open to the public.