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.
- March 17, 2015
Wayne Carver, age 91, died on Sunday, March 15th at home after a long illness. Wayne taught English at Carleton for 38 years, beginning as an instructor in 1954 and retiring as the William Laird Professor of the Liberal Arts in 1992. Significantly in his life, Wayne grew up in Utah and was a life long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, "but a dissenter!" He received his BA from Kenyon College. Wayne helped generations of Carleton students (including this one) discover the beauty and depths of poetry and literature. In addition to teaching, he helped to launch the teacher certification program and the American Studies Program, moving parts of the college toward interdisciplinary studies.
- February 3, 2015
Last month, Bike Northfield held its second annual Soup and Cycles event. Sponsored by Healthy Rice County’s Statewide Health Improvement Program and the Minnesota Department of Health, the goal of…
- January 12, 2015
Carleton will host a service in celebration and remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday, Jan. 18 at 5 p.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. The event will include a sermon, entitled “I Can’t Breathe,” delivered by Reverend Oliver White, with music performed by the Carleton Gospel Brunch Singers. A soup supper follows the service. Everyone is welcome to attend.
- January 12, 2015
In solidarity with the growing national movement #BlackLivesMatter, Carleton College invites the public to a campus dialogue on racial justice in America. On Tuesday, Jan. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton will host “BlackLivesMatter: Conversations for Change,” a panel discussion with faculty and guest speakers followed by a Q&A session.
- January 9, 2015
The International Film Forum (IFF) is a group dedicated appreciating and analyzing cinematic art from across the world. What began as a partnership between Carleton arts, cinema and media studies, and language departments has extended into the Northfield community as well. Members of the community are invited to attend screenings of international films that are introduced by Carleton professors or knowledgeable guests. Film screenings are often followed by a short discussion session that helps viewers obtain a deeper understanding of the artistic implications of the films. Screenings are held every Monday at 7:00pm in the Weitz Cinema. Screenings are free and open to the public.
Open this article for a detailed schedule of IFF screenings for Winter 2015.
- December 31, 2014
Winter is a great time to get out and enjoy the beauty of the Arboretum on foot, cross-country skis, or snowshoes! We hope you will enjoy what winter has to offer in the prairies, oak savannas and forests right in the neighborhood. If you're new to winter recreation in the Arb, please help us keep the trails in good condition by following a few simple guidelines.
A special community event in the Upper Arboretum this winter is the Candlelight Ski or Snowshoe Fundraiser on January 31, organized by the Northfield High School Cross Country Ski Team and their parents. Funds raised will be used for ski trail grooming equipment, ski equipment for the team and uniforms. Learn more here.