Carleton College—and its beautiful Cowling Arboretum—are named as two of the ten best things to do and see in Northfield in a recent report on WCCO-TV (Channel 4).
Today's edition of The Huffington Post names Carleton College one of the nation's Ten Most Intellectual Colleges, based on votes by 30,000 students. Joining Carleton are Brown University, Grinnell College, Haverford College, Macalester College, Pomona College, Reed College, Swarthmore College, the University of Chicago, and Wesleyan University.
The Carleton College Art Gallery will kick-off its fall season with an exhibition showcasing fine art prints created by artists from Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Canada, and Hawaii. Prints Around the Pacific Rim, running from September 17 to November 17, 2010, celebrates the varied method of printmakers, and highlights artistic exchange between cultures across the wide Pacific. Prints Around the Pacific Rim is also one of many fall events coinciding with the Mid America Print Council Conference, Old World/New World, taking place in the Twin Cities in mid-October.
- June 2, 2010
While this is a great time to enjoy and explore the Arboretum, we wanted to alert you to the risk of contact with Wild Parsnip. It is not difficult to avoid exposure to this plant once you know what it looks like and you take simple precautions, so we encourage you to keep reading and learn what you can do to still enjoy being outdoors in the Arb in this great weather!
Carleton College’s ACT (Acting in the Community Together) Center will hold its popular annual Lighten Up! Garage Sale from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, June 17 and 18, in the West Gym on the Carleton campus. As in previous years, all profits from the sale will be split between the Northfield Union of Youth (The Key), Northfield Special Olympics, and Project Friendship.
The Carleton Student Association Senate organized its second "Carls in the Community" day of service in April. Students volunteered their time and energy in many ways: some helped eliminate buckthorn from the Arboretum, some pulled on waders and cleaned the Cannon River, and others helped out a number of emeriti faculty with some household and garden chores. One group helped clean up around Central Park, with a large assist from local resident Molly Woehrlin.
Carleton would like to remind our neighbors and Northfield area residents of two major campus events taking place in the coming three weeks that could have major impact on traffic and parking, especially around campus. The College’s 136th Commencement will take place on Saturday, June 12, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., on the lawn west of Hulings Hall, while its alumni reunion will take place June 17-20.
- May 28, 2010
Community members who visit campus during the summer months should be aware that a number of ongoing projects may impact the use of College facilities this summer. Two main projects are taking place in athletic areas, as the Bell Field tennis courts will be removed and replaced and both pools at West Gym and Cowling Recreation Center will be closed. Other noticeable projects on campus this summer include work on two entry points to the campus.
At their recently completed meetings in mid-May, the Carleton College Board of Trustees gave its approval to begin the Arts Union project construction phase. Since that time, many of our neighbors and Northfield community members have noticed a flurry of activity at the site of the former Northfield middle school. The construction schedule calls for work to start on the 1950s wing the first week in June, ending by July 8. The project’s first phase will close out with footings and foundations being poured at the gallery and entrance during most of August.
- May 28, 2010
Once again, the Carleton community is pleased to join the Northfield Downtown Development Corporation (NDDC) to celebrate the fifth annual Taste of Northfield, taking place in conjunction with Reunion Weekend at the College.This year's event will be bigger and better than ever––in fact, this year the event will be TWO days, rather than one––Thursday and Friday, June 17 and 18, from 4-10 p.m., in and around Bridge Square in historic downtown Northfield.
Carleton students in Paul Hager's cinema and media studies class last winter shot, edited and produced short videos for local non-profit organizations, and the project has caught the eye of the Northfield News in its May 25 edition. Hager and the class worked with Adrienne Falcon, director of academic civic engagement at Carleton, to identify potential clients, and the students then shot, edited and produced pieces for such places like the TORCH program at the Northfield High School, Northfield Historical Society, the Cannon River Sportsmen Club, the Community Action Center Food Shelf and Thursday’s Table. Libbie Weimer '10 of Williamstown, Mass., produced a video about Growing Up Healthy, a Rice County nonprofit aimed at improving the lives of area youth, and said civic engagement was a great component of the class. “There are certain challenges that come with doing something outside of Carleton,” Weimer said. “It adds a lot to an academic experience.” The videos are used on organizations' websites and in fund-raising activities to help the non-profit tell its particular story. You can view all the videos on Hager's YouTube channel.
- May 20, 2010
This past Friday, Carleton staged its annual Empty Bowls fundraiser for the Northfield Area Food Shelf. The event featured homemade soup served in handmade bowls created by Carleton ceramics students, with participants donating a suggested $10 for the bowl (to keep) and filled with soup made by residents of various interest houses on campus. Student photojournalists Nate Ryan '10 and Khant Khant Kyaw '11 captured the event.