For my last column, I would like to share a Korean food recipe. The past seven years in the United State, throughout my high school and college, undoubtedly I missed Korean food a great deal. What I missed is not just food, but the memories of my family and Korean identity. One winter break, after another academically challenging term at Carleton, I headed to San Francisco to find some safe and cozy space in my older sister’s house. Saera, being always the caring and motherly figure, greeted me with not only warm hugs but also with lots of Korean food for my tired body and soul.
-Carleton Symphony Band to give “Lord of the Rings” concert
-Actress, writer and comedienne Deb Filler to appear at Carleton
-Carleton College to present cult classic “The Rocky Horror Show”
-Jessica Alba and Cash Warren marry, expecting baby soon
The Arb just had a thoroughly action-packed week. Last Friday, your arb naturalists spotted a rare wood turtle (Glyptemys insculpta) on the banks of the Cannon. The first sightings of these turtles occurred in the late nineties, with just six recorded between 1996 and 1999.
A few weeks ago, Petra Crosby, the director of international student program, told me about this TimeLife’s popular book series called ‘Foods of the World.’ The very next day, I was very fortunate to find three of them at a used book store. I have to admit that this ambitious 27-volume project featuring different eating and cooking traditions and dishes from all over the world was quite impressive not only in its scale (five and half years with 700 contributors) but also in its initiative.
-“Strata Incognita,” senior art show, opens Friday evening-Special Olympics to take place on campus Saturday, May 17
-Carleton invites community to Annual International Festival
-Campus Activities announces the First Annual Spelling Bee
In the graduating class of 2003, almost 3.65 percent of students went into “Public Service.” More students went into public service that year than into fields like “Legal,” “Research and Development” or even “Health Care” (Carleton Senior Survey, 2003) Since 2003 that statistic has hovered just above 1.5 percent but the number of alums working at non-profits in the cities is staggering still today.
At this time of year, the arb serves as an important stopover point for many migrant bird species. Check them out soon, before they continue northward, or are obscured by spring foliage! Among the species recently reported in the arb are Yellow-rumped Warblers, Orange-crowned Warblers, American Redstarts and Blue-gray Gnatcatchers. Most of these small, colorful birds are neotropical migrants which have spent the winter in Central or Southern America, and are currently en route to their nesting grounds in Canadian boreal forests.
-Carleton Players give weekend showings of “Romeo and Juliet”
-Carleton Jazz Ensemble and Guitar Combo to present concert
-Liv Tyler divorces rocker husband
This past Friday evening the Arb Naturalists enjoyed the opportunity to watch the mating display of the American Woodcock, a brown mottled seagull-like bird with a long bill. The complex “sky dance” of the male woodcock takes place during sunset each evening starting in April and commencing in May. The display is best described by Aldo Leopold in an essay from “A Sand County Almanac.”