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  • May 29, 2014 at 11:43 am

    2015-16 Carleton OCS Programs Announced

    Carleton's Off-Campus Studies Office will offer 18 faculty-led programs during the 2015-16 academic year. Check out the program titles, terms and faculty directors here. More details in July 2014.

  • June 4, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Lauren Linde '14 and Amelia Piazza '14: Field Work

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    Lauren Linde '14 (Atlanta, GA) and Amelia Piazza '14 (Arlington, MA) surveyed the Hamar tribe in southwest Ethiopia last summer as part of a six-week internship with Global Team for Local Initiatives (GLTI), a small nongovernmental organization. Their trip was the first of three student trips to Ethiopia as part of a program funded by Carleton’s Initiative for Service Internships in International Development, which supports student internship experiences.

  • June 11, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    The End of Freshman Year

    The last post of my freshman year. 

  • Kelly Connole
    May 30, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Kelly Connole Named Winner of Prestigious McKnight Foundation Fellowship

    The Northern Clay Center has announced the recipients of this year’s 2014 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Ceramic Artists, funded by the McKnight Foundation. Of the two fellows named to this prestigious honor is Kelly Connole, Carleton College Associate Professor of Art. The award, which includes $25,000 in unrestricted funds, is designed to strengthen and enhance Minnesota’s artistic community, as well as significantly advance the work of Minnesota ceramic artists whose work is of exceptional artistic merit, who have already proven their abilities, and are at a career stage that is beyond emerging.

  • May 28, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    David Stillerman named to Academic All-America Baseball Team

    Carleton College senior infielder David Stillerman was recognized for excellence in the classroom and on the diamond as he was a second-team selection to the Capital One Academic All-America Division III Baseball team, as voted by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

  • May 28, 2014 at 11:20 am

    African Drum Ensemble to Showcase Skills in Year-End Performance

    Carleton College’s African Drum Ensemble, a student collective that uses indigenous instruments and teaching methods to perform rhythms and songs from West Africa, will show off its talents in a concert on Tuesday, June 3 at 4 p.m.. The concert will take place on the College Bald Spot (or, in the event of rain, in the Sayles-Hill Great Space), and is free and open to the public. 

  • May 28, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Carleton College Announces Faculty Promotions

    The Carleton College Board of Trustees recently approved the promotion of seven faculty members, effective September 1, 2014.

    The following faculty members have been promoted from associate professor to professor: Roger Bechtel, professor of theater; Joseph Chihade, professor of chemistry; Carol Donelan, professor of cinema and media studies; Nathan D. Grawe, professor of economics; Stephen Mohring, professor of art; Annette Nierobisz, professor of sociology; and Matthew S. Rand, professor of biology.

  • 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.