- February 28, 2014
This afternoon, the Minnesota State Patrol and Dakota County Sheriff’s office notified Carleton College officials that three of its students had been fatally injured in an automobile accident in Dakota County, less than three miles from the Carleton campus. The three students who died as a result of their injuries sustained in the accident: James Adams ’15, Michael Goodgame ’15, Paxton Harvieux ’15. Two other students were injured and transported from the scene. They are both hospitalized but are in stable condition: Conor Eckert ’17, William Sparks ’15.
- February 27, 2014
Carleton College will host a special screening of the acclaimed documentary film, “The Girls In The Band,” on Tuesday, March 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity. The film tells the fascinating and inspiring stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their groundbreaking journeys from the 1930s to present day. This event is free and open to the public.
- February 27, 2014
The Carleton College Orchestra will present their winter concert on Friday, March 7 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall. Directed by Hector Valdivia, the program will feature Britten’s Four Sea Interludes and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5 in E flat. This event is free and open to the public.
- February 25, 2014
Northfield commands a great deal of national respect because it is home to two prestigious liberal arts colleges. A slightly less renowned fact is that it is also home to a large bovine population.
The Carleton Players will present American playwright Sophie Treadwell’s riveting play, “Machinal,” inspired by the real life case of convicted and executed murderer Ruth Snyder. The final two final performances are tonight and tomorrow night, February 28 and March 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Carleton College Weitz Center for Creativity Theater. Performances are free and open to the public but reservations are recommended and can be made online at www.carleton.tixato.com/buy/.
- February 20, 2014
Thomas Bonner, current vice president for advancement at Macalester College, has accepted the position as Carleton College’s vice president for external relations. He will begin his position at Carleton in early April.
“I’m delighted that Thomas has agreed to bring his remarkable set of professional skills and personal qualities to Carleton,” Carleton President Steven G. Poskanzer said. “I know he will forge powerful connections with alumni and friends of the College and—as he has done at every institution where he has worked—bring our fundraising and outreach efforts to new levels of success.”
- February 20, 2014
In Minnesota alone, 1 in 13 adults are veterans—and all have compelling stories to tell. On Saturday, February 22 at 2 p.m., six Minnesota veterans will bring their stories to Carleton College’s Weitz Center for Creativity Theater in Telling: Minnesota, an original three-act play based on their experiences. A reception and 30-minute moderated discussion with the cast immediately follows the play. The event is free and open to the public, but ticket reservations are recommended. Reservations can be made online at www.carleton.tixato.com/buy/.
The public is invited to dance away the winter’s chill at the 9th annual Winter Stomp! Contra Dance, taking place Friday, Feb. 21 at the Northfield Armory, located at 6th and Division Streets in downtown Northfield.
Carleton Invites Public to Screening and Discussion of the Critically Acclaimed Film, “Never Let Me Go”January 29, 2014
Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema, the public is invited to a special screening and discussion of the critically acclaimed film, “Never Let Me Go” (2010, rated ‘R’). Based on best-selling novel of the same name by Kazuo Ishiguro (“The Remains of the Day”), the film is a remarkable story of love, loss and hidden truths. Following the screening of the movie, Alan Rubenstein, senior consultant to the President’s Council on Bioethics and Hanson Scholar in Ethics, will lead a discussion. This event is free and open to the public.
- January 22, 2014
Carleton College will present the area’s premiere screening of “Remembering Nokutela,” the latest documentary film by Professor of French and Francophone Studies Chérif Keita, on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. The film, screened as part of the College’s International Film Forum, and co-sponsored by the Carleton Humanities Center, chronicles Keita’s four-year-long journey to uncover the story of Nokutela Dube (1873-1917), the long-forgotten woman pioneer of the liberation movement in South Africa. A question and answer session with Keita will follow the screening. The film is suitable for all audiences and the screening is free and open to the public.
- January 21, 2014
The public is invited to a winter field trip in the Carleton College Cowling Arboretum. Join Arboretum Director Nancy Braker and Astronomy Professor Joel Weisberg for a Snowshoe Walk Under The Stars on Sunday, Jan. 26 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This event is free and open to the public and children are welcome. In the event of extreme weather conditions or heavy cloud coverage, the event will be rescheduled for Jan. 28 or 29.
- January 21, 2014
Sunday, Jan. 26 from 3 to 4:30 p.m., the public is invited to a Carleton College faculty recital paying tribute to ‘The Antique Trombone.’ Featuring performances by Ron Rodman, professor of music and director of the Carleton Symphony Band, along with guests Stella Fritzell and Mikyla Carpenter, as well as the Carleton Trombones and the Northfield Trombones. This special tribute to ‘The Antique Trombone’ will take place in the Concert Hall and is free and open to the public.