Carleton’s Art Gallery Partners with Minneapolis’ Northern Clay Center to Present International Pottery ExhibitAugust 29, 2008
In partnership with Minneapolis’ Northern Clay Center, Carleton College will present a collaborative new exhibit entitled World Ceramics: Transforming Women’s Traditions, opening September 19, with a special reception and lecture on Saturday, September 20 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The exhibit, opening reception, and related lectures are free and open to the public.
- August 28, 2008
While the new residence hall construction goes on full steam ahead and will provide 230 Carleton students with brand new living accommodations in September 2009, Carls are hardly the only ones benefiting from this project.
- August 22, 2008
Updates from Carleton’s Facilites Management office on the current status of the New Residence Halls, Arts Union, and landscape improvements at the Second and Division Street campus entrance.
- August 18, 2008
The Carleton College Cowling Arboretum will host “An Evening on the Prairie,” Tuesday, August 26, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Led by Nancy Braker, director of the Cowling Arboretum, the event is free and open to the public.
- August 13, 2008
Carleton has been named one of the 25 “greenest” colleges in the United States, according to the recent edition Kaplan College Guide 2009. The Kaplan Guide features 25 green private and public colleges from across the nation. The section provides students with a look inside the classroom, around campus, and at student life, while shining a spotlight on what's good for the globe at each college.
- August 8, 2008
For their comps project, three math majors designed Challenge Math, a supplementary math curriculum for fifth-graders with advanced math skills....
- July 11, 2008
Carleton's Acting in the Community Together (ACT) service program has been named to the second annual President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The President’s Community Service Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a school can receive for its commitment to service and civic engagement, according to ACT Director Laura Riehle-Merrill. The ACT Center currently supports 40 volunteer programs and sponsors numerous special events and speakers throughout the year. During the 2007-08 school year, 594 Carleton students volunteered through the ACT Center.
- June 12, 2008
The end of the school year at Carleton brings the expected celebrations, farewells and reconnections of graduation and alumni reunion. This time of year is also a major income boost for Northfield downtown businesses, which benefit from the influx of parents, family and friends during graduation and Carleton alumni during the College’s Reunion Weekend.
- June 11, 2008
Carleton’s Eighth Annual “Lighten-Up” Garage Sale will take place in the West Gym on Thursday, June 19 and Friday, June 20 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 21 from 8 a.m. to noon. The sale, sponsored by Acting in the Community Together (ACT), the College’s center for community service and civic engagement, is open to the public.
- June 11, 2008
Coach Jack: The Life and Times of Carleton’s Jack Thurnblad, written by Northfield author David Lavender, is now available. Coach Jack follows the life of Jack Thurnblad ’49, who served as Carleton’s head basketball coach from 1960-84 and is a member of the school’s ‘C’ Club Hall of Fame. The book is also a love story of sorts, as it follows the courtship and lifetime together of Thurnblad and Virginia “Jinny” (White) Thurnblad '48, who married just two days prior to commencement in 1948. The book is available at River City Books in downtown Northfield and at the Carleton College Bookstore in the Sayles-Hill Student Center on Carleton’s campus.
- June 9, 2008
On Friday, May 23, Carleton hosted its fourth annual Empty Bowls Project Fundraiser, raising $5,425.50 for the Northfield Community Action Food Shelf. The event featured homemade soup served in handmade bowls created by ceramics students. For a suggested minimum donation of $10 per bowl, participants were able to purchase a simple meal of soup and bread and keep their handmade bowl. “It was a huge success,” says student organizer Dylan Welch ’08 of the event.
- May 21, 2008
At a small luncheon this spring celebrating ongoing work to end sexual violence, Carleton students, faculty, and staff gathered to formally present a check to the HOPE Center in Faribault, Minn. The check, however, was anything but small. Seniors Mallory Hoffman (Minnetonka, Minn.), Katie Paul (Norman, Okla.) and Leahruth Jemilo (Chicago), who have been leaders in Carleton's V-Day movement, handed over a check for $3,000 raised at events held this year. This brings the total monetary contributions to the HOPE Center generated through the Carleton College V-Day movement to over $10,000.