Lee Clark, Carleton’s new Director of Campus Activities, has not had long to adjust to Carleton life, this being his second Tuesday on campus, but already he said, “the students are all so engaging. They are passionate students. They really care about their experience in and outside of the class room."
Prior to coming to Carleton, Clark’s interest in working in student life began as an undergraduate at the University of Maryland College where he worked in student activities, Res Life, and student government. He continued on to graduate from Frostburg State University, where he received a degree in communications. He then attended graduate school at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for a degree in student affairs and higher education. He is currently a doctoral student at the University of Montana working on an educational leadership and law degree.
Precipitous drops in the stock markets in the US have caused extreme decreases in college and university endowments that allow those schools to operate.
Last Thursday, Dr. Nate S. Lewis, George L. Argyros Professor of Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology, lectured to the Carleton community on the pressing needs and challenges of renewable energy technologies.
The results are in and Musser dorm saved the most energy during the month of February. Musser residents used 33% less energy than the average energy use per student, calculated from 2004 to 2008.
Local hair stylists and massage specialists volunteered their time and skills to style the hair of some Carleton students, staff and local residents for an honorable cause. The College held its fourth annual Cuts for Cancer program last Monday in the Great Hall. The program was organized by the ACT (Acting in the Community Together) Center. It was the final event in this year’s ACT month-long civic engagement series, “Society and Health: From Northfield to Nation”.
“We speak truth, honesty, and facts. We speak history; do you remember the times when we couldn’t speak at all?” Sophomore Arthur Holman closed the 2009 We Speak to a crowd in the Concert Hall Saturday night. An annual event sponsored by the Black Student Alliance, We Speak is an opportunity to speak out on issues involving campus, society and personal experience.
Colin Steers ’09 admits he’s not the kind of person to do anything too crazy, but apparently that excludes auditioning for reality TV shows. The second season of Bravo TV’s “Make Me a Supermodel” premiered Wednesday with Steers as one of 16 men and women competing for $100,000 and a contract with New York Model Management.
During Minnesota FoodShare Month, “all cash and food donations made to the [Northfield Community Action Center] (CAC)…stay in Northfield. CAC uses them to serve income-eligible, school district residents through the Emergency and Sustaining Food Shelf programs.
St. Olaf College will host the 21st Annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum, "Striving for Peace: A Climate for Change," March 6-7. Select elements of the event will be streamed live and archived online. This year the NPPF is honoring the work of people committed to counteracting global climate change.
Carleton professor Mary Easter will present “SKIN: solo in a crowd,” a new dance production, at The Ritz Theater in Minneapolis. Choreographed, written and performed by Easter, performances will be held Friday, March 6 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 7 and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. The production is directed by Ruth Weiner, chair of theater and dance and professor of English.
The Rice/Le Sueur Chapter of the American Red Cross has responded to 8 fires since July 1, 2008. In order to meet the needs of the victims of these incidents and replenish the Local Disaster Relief Fund, the Rice/Le Sueur Chapter is launching an emergency effort drive to raise $17,000 by April 1st.
Here are a few things to note, courtesy of a Feb. 20 U.S. Department of State Travel Alert:
-Crime and Violence Throughout Mexico
-Violence Along the U.S.-Mexico Border