Carleton is pleased to announce an exciting partnership with neighboring St. Olaf College and the Northfield Downtown Development Corporation (NDDC). In conjunction with the NDDC's College-Community Collaboration Committee, plans are now in place to launch and support a multi-year, interdisciplinary series of college-community projects.
- January 20, 2012
In this edition of "Getting to Know," media relations student writer Anna Versen '14 (Minnetonka, Minn.) sat down with Sameena Ahmed '12 (Savage, Minn.), who is extremely active in volunteering for a number of community organizations through Carleton's Acting in the Community Together (ACT) office.
- January 20, 2012
Laurel Bradley, director and curator in the Perlman Teaching Museum and senior lecturer in art and art History, gives us a tour of the Weitz Center for Creativity's museum space. She talks about exactly what it means for Carleton to have such a facility and gives us a sneak preview of the two winter term exhibits. “A Complex Weave: Women and Identity in Contemporary Art” is on display in the museum’s Braucher Gallery through March 11, while the Kaemmer Family Gallery hosts “Running the Numbers: Portraits of Mass Consumption" at the same time.
Carleton College has announced the formation of a new Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE), combining the efforts of the College’s Academic Civic Engagement (ACE) and Acting in the Community Together (ACT) offices, while adding a third area of public scholarship to bring increased visibility to collaborations between faculty and students, and to support the work of engaged scholarship by Carleton’s faculty. The new effort will be launched with an open house on Friday, Jan. 20, from 10 a.m.-12 noon, at the Sayles-Hill Student Center, room 150. Carleton President Steven G. Poskanzer and Dean of the College Beverly Nagel will offer remarks at 11:15 a.m.
- January 12, 2012
Josh Woods just finished his first semester at Hamline University with a 3.3 GPA, barely missing the cutoff for the dean’s list. But the future hasn’t always looked so bright for Woods, who shared his story with an overflowing room of Northfield community members at Carleton College for a TORCH open house on Thursday, January 5th.
- January 11, 2012
When Fall descends on the Arb, it means it’s time for one of the most important activities that happens all year: prairie planting.
Northfield Middle School art teacher John Bade and his students will join Carleton College psychology professor Neil Lutsky and his students to present the results of their recent collaborative art project entitled “Northfield Runs the Numbers” on Tuesday, Jan. 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. The presentation and reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Erling O. and Geneva E. Johnson Room in the Carleton College Weitz Center for Creativity.
- December 16, 2011
In mid-December, college representatives Fred Rogers and Alan Norton from Carleton and St. Olaf, respectively, presented city of Northfield officials mayor Mary Rossing and city administrator Tim Madigan with the colleges' annual donation to its host city. Each college gave $75,000 to Northfield, continuing a long-standing and unique tradition.
Carleton College’s annual holiday Craft and Custodial Bake Sale will take place on Friday, December 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Commons of the Weitz Center for Creativity. A wide variety of hand-crafted items and baked goods will be available for purchase, ranging from jewelry, afghans, baskets, outerwear, candles, and much more. Vendors will donate a portion of the proceeds from their sales to the Carleton College Custodial Scholarship Fund. This popular annual event is free and open to the public.
We caught up with Donald Hasseltine, Carleton’s new vice president for external relations. Hired in mid-August of this year, Don started his new position on November 7. Learn about his background, why he and has family chose to relocate to Northfield and Carleton, and his early impressions of his new community.
- November 16, 2011
On Saturday, Nov. 5, approximately 25 Carleton and local high-school students gathered for an all-day Youth Empowerment Workshop, led by Carleton students Mahal Burr '12 and Nick Welna '12 (Evanston, Ill.) at the Weitz Center for Creativity. Sponsored by the Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE) office, the workshop taught attendees a wide variety of leadership skills and capped with the formation of working groups to futher examine issues facing young people in our community.
- November 16, 2011
The Cowling Arboretum staff, along with parent volunteers of the Northfield High School cross-country ski team, is once again collaborating on ski trail grooming. Assuming we have snow like we did last year, users can look forward to great snow conditions as parent volunteers and arboretum staff work together to maintain the ski trail conditions.