The May 19 edition of the Northfield News highlighted Carleton students' volunteer efforts at Northfield High School through the College's Acting in the Community Together (ACT) office. Sam Thompson '11, a chemistry major from St. Paul, Minn., and physics major Betsy Cannon '11 from West Columbia, S.C., have run after-school science labs for English as a Second Language students who were missing regular science lab time because of English lessons that took place at the same time. “They make me more confident,” said NHS freshman Raquel Arenas of the labs. “And they help make me smart.”
On Friday, May 14, Carleton will host its sixth annual Empty Bowls Project fundraiser at noon on the College’s Bald Spot. The event will feature homemade soup served in handmade bowls created by ceramics students. For a suggested minimum donation of $15 per bowl, participants will be able to enjoy a simple meal of soup and keep their handmade bowl. All proceeds from this event will go to the Northfield Community Action Food Shelf. This popular annual event is free and open to the public.
The Carleton College Arboretum will host two bird related events in mid-May. Everyone is invited to join other birdwatchers to assist with the annual Arboretum Bird Count on Saturday, May 15, from 6-9 a.m. The four-mile survey route will visit all of the major habitat types in the Lower Arboretum and provide valuable information on the migrating and resident birds utilizing the area. Participants of all abilities are welcome and should plan to meet at the Arboretum Office, located at 710 Three Oaks Drive (near the Carleton Water Tower). This event is free and open to the public.
Carleton College’s 14th Annual International Festival, representing over 50 countries from around the globe, will take place on Saturday, May 8 on the campus Bald Spot from 2 to 4 p.m. This popular student-run event is sponsored by the Office of Intercultural and International Life and is open to the public. In the event of rain, the International Festival will be held in the Sayles-Hill Great Space.
The Carleton College Board of Trustees has named Steven G. Poskanzer, J.D., as its next President of the College. Currently the president at the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz, Poskanzer, 51, will assume his duties as Carleton’s 11th president on August 2, 2010. He replaces Robert A. Oden Jr., who announced his retirement, effective June 30, 2010, this past September.
Carleton College will commemorate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with a series of campus and community events, and invites the Northfield community to celebrate this important event.
- April 7, 2010
Although nationally celebrated in June, Carleton College has long celebrated Pride Month during the month of April while classes are in session. The month is filled with guest speakers, forums, and celebrations to commemorate the gay liberation movement and recognize the impact that Gay, Lesbian and Transgender individuals have had on the world. Along with events designed primarily for the campus community, Carleton also welcomes participation at the following free public events.
- March 27, 2010
Five members of the Carleton College faculty have been awarded tenure by the Board of Trustees, as announced by Beverly Nagel, Dean of the College.
- March 27, 2010
JE Dunn Construction Company, builders of Carleton's newest dormitories—Cassat and Memorial Halls, were honored at the 2010 Minnesota Construction Association Awards of Excellence Gala for their work on the two campus buildings. The company was honored with two top awards at the gala event held January 27, 2010, at the Minneapolis Golf Club.
The College's Cassat and Memorial Halls, a 93,000-square-foot housing complex with two four-story buildings and 200 beds were named Best New Project (total value more than $10 million) as well as Best Green/Sustainable Project, highlighting the project's Gold LEED construction featuring student-accessible energy monitoring equipment and auto-sensor high-efficiency lighting, rain gardens and local materials usage, and abundant shared spaces.
The Minnesota Construction Associate Awards program recognizes and honors the quality construction companies that serve the upper Midwest.
The Carleton Board of Trustees voted at its February meeting to plan to move ahead with the Arts Union project. The new design, projected to cost $42 million, will house the departments of Theater and Dance, and Cinema and Media Studies. Carleton is also planning a number of smaller spring and summer projects, most notably the razing of College-owned houses at 100 Union Street (Reynolds) and at 111 Maple Street (Watson). The College currently has no plans to re-use either of those areas.
Carleton College Receives National Recognition for Community Service; Named to President’s Honor RollMarch 23, 2010
Carleton College has been named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
- March 10, 2010
Carleton’s Information Technology Services (ITS) department is sponsoring a personal and home electronics equipment recycling day on Saturday, March 20 from 9 a.m. – 12 noon. The event’s partner, Material Processing Corporation (MPC), allows local residents to recycle personal and/or home computing equipment for a small fee. MPC will have a large truck available for local residents to drop their items in the parking lot south of Laird Stadium, which sits adjacent to Highway 19.