- January 17, 2014
Remembering Nokutela [uKukhumbula uNokutela in Zulu] is the 4-year long journey of Mali-born film director, Professor Chérif Keita of Carleton College, to rescue Nokutela Dube (1873-1917), a forgotten woman pioneer of the liberation movement in South Africa, from the purgatory of history, almost a century after her death at the age of 44. Woven into this deeply emotional and eerily serendipitous journey are the little-known connections between the director’s hometown of Northfield and the birth of the African National Congress in the early 20th century.
- January 14, 2014
As part of its ongoing International Film Forum, Carleton College is pleased to present the Midwest premiere of a new film by acclaimed Russian director Aleksandr Sokurov. Faust (2011, 140 minutes) will be screened on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. This event is free and open to the public.
The Carleton College community will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a candlelight service of remembrance and celebration, to be held in the Skinner Memorial Chapel on Sunday, Jan. 19. Guest speaker Reverend Oliver White will lead the service, titled “Rediscovering the Image,” and the Carleton Singers, directed by Lawrence Burnett, will perform. The service begins at 5 p.m.
- January 14, 2014
The revered Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra comes to Carleton College for a special performance on Sunday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. in the Concert Hall. Tickets, available at the door, are $10 the general public, $7 for students and seniors, and free for those with a Carleton or St. Olaf College ID.
Carleton, St. Olaf and the Northfield Community will come together on Saturday, Jan. 18 to present the Northfield Area Climate Summit, a free community-led information and discussion forum for area residents, businesses and institutions. Featuring keynote speaker meteorologist Paul Douglas, the Summit will be held at St. Olaf College in the Buntrock Commons and is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is requested and can be made here.
Minnesota Public Radio's "On Campus" blog covered The Mellon Foundation's $1.4 million grant awarded to Carleton and St. Olaf to fund collaborative efforts between the two campuses in information technology, library services and academic programming. “In the long run, this recognizes the fact that we can give a broader and richer array of academic courses and learning opportunities for students jointly than we can with one campus individually," Carleton President Steven G. Poskanzer told reporter Alex Friedrich. A piece also ran on-air on MPR stations.
- December 11, 2013
Continuing with a tradition that dates back nearly nine decades, Carleton College and St. Olaf College presented their annual contributions to the city of Northfield on Dec. 11. Representatives from the two Northfield colleges and the city gathered as St. Olaf and Carleton made a total donation of $152,000 to the colleges' host city.
- December 10, 2013
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Carleton College and St. Olaf College a $1.4 million grant to support increased institutional collaboration. The award funds a four-year project to advance collaboration in library services, information technology, management operations, and academic programs. The project—Broadening the Bridge: Leading Carleton and St. Olaf Colleges into a More Collaborative Future—builds on efforts that began in 2012 with a planning grant from the Foundation. A joint planning team identified the most promising opportunities for collaboration between the two institutions.
Carleton College’s annual holiday Craft and Custodial Bake Sale will take place on Friday, December 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Class of 1980 Commons of the Weitz Center for Creativity. A wide variety of hand-crafted items and baked goods will be available for purchase, including wool mittens, garden art, wreaths, rugs, alpaca products, jewelry, afghans, purses, aprons, baskets, outerwear, candles, and much more. Each vendor’s entrance fee will be donated to the Carleton College Custodial Scholarship Fund. This popular annual event is free and open to the public.
- November 14, 2013
As part of Minnesota's "Give to the Max Day," the public is invited to celebrate area non-profits and the season of giving with a special event at The Grand Event Center from 5 to 9 p.m. tonight. Attendees can learn more about over twenty area non-profit organizations, and enjoy free food and cash bar along with a line-up of entertainment presented by a local magician, the Carleton Juggling F.I.S.H. Club, the St. Olaf College Swing Dance Club, and dancing to the sounds of Matt Arthur & The Bratlanders (recently voted Southern Minnesota's 'best bar band' by Southern MN 'Scene' magazine). The event is open to all ages and admission is free with a Give to the Max Day donation of $10 or more to the organization of your choice.
- November 8, 2013
Northfield is a great biking town, and bicycles are everywhere at Carleton. Whether you're heading into town for lunch, commuting to work, exploring the countryside, or just trying to get across campus, bikes are usually the best way to do it.
- October 24, 2013
The 13th annual "Halloween KNIGHT” Carnival takes place on Sunday, Oct.27 from 3-5 p.m. at Carleton’s Recreation Center. This free activity for pre-school through elementary-age children (and their parents) includes games and activity booths. Attendees are encouraged to come in costume.