- June 10, 2015
As is true every summer, this next year will be a busy time on campus as we continue our efforts to keep up with the basic maintenance of the campus buildings and grounds. Our focus remains on issues of basic structural integrity, addressing code and compliance, and improving safety and functionality. At the present time, our summer planning includes the following priorities for 2015.
Carleton to hold 141st Commencement ceremony; bestow honorary degree to The New Yorker's Peter SchjeldahlJune 3, 2015
Schjeldahl, Class of 1964, to address the 487 members of the Class of 2015.
The popular sale, held June 20 & 21, converts the unwanted year-end possessions of Carleton students into bargains for area residents and cash for local charities.
- May 18, 2015
Students in EDUC 353: Schooling and Opportunity, learn about learning in the Northfield Community through the annual Latino Play Festival.
Katherine Boo’s stunning best-selling book, “Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity,” comes to life on the big screen on Sunday, May 24 at 2 p.m. in the Weitz Center Cinema.
The 10th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser has introduced plenty of goodwill to campus. But classroom concepts, and the sense of ownership it provides to ceramics students, are also important to art professor Kelly Connole.
Not-to-be-missed performance conducted by Thomas Zehetmair and featuing cellist Julie Albers.
William Shakespeare’s “King Lear” will hit the big screen on Sunday, May 10 at 2 p.m. in the Carleton College Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. The screening is of the 2014 production at the renowned Stratford Festival in Canada, starring celebrated classical actor Colm Feore as the mad king and directed by the company’s artistic director, Antoni Cimolino. This event is free and open to the public.
- April 20, 2015
Music faculty from Carleton and St. Olaf Colleges will come together for a special performance on Sunday, April 26 at 3 p.m. in the Carleton College Concert Hall. Entitled “Music of War,” the reflective and provocative program will feature musical selections from and about war. This event is free and open to the public.
- April 10, 2015
Carleton College will observe Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, with a vigil and service on Sunday, April 19 in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Author Peter Grose will be the featured speaker and Carleton associate chaplain Rabbi Shosh Dworsky will lead the service, which begins at 5 p.m. A vigil/name reading of Holocaust victims will precede the service, beginning at 12:30 p.m. For a detailed schedule of the event, visit go.carleton.edu/calendar. This event is free and open to the public.
- April 4, 2015
Jazz pianist Jon Nakamatsu to perform in Concert Hall
- March 18, 2015
Ross Shoger, age 85, died on March 16th after a long illness caused by a severe stroke in 2010. Ross taught Biology at Carleton for 35 years, coming to Carleton in 1959 as an Instructor in Zoology, retiring in 1992 as an Emeritus Professor of Biology, and continuing to teach courses for two more years. Ross was a rigorous but popular teacher, communicating his curiosity and awe of the natural world to students with great care and humor. For many years, Ross was also the pre-med advisor, mentoring hundreds of students who went on to become doctors. He stayed in touch with many alumni, sometimes traveling widely to visit them.