Intersections: Oct-Nov 2010
Carleton College updates and events for the Northfield Community
In this issue:
Don't be alarmed if you see smoke in the Arb this fall. Arboretum staff will be conducting several prescribed burns in both the Upper and Lower Arboretum. Some of the fires will be in support of a new research project being implemented by Carleton assistant professor of biology Dan Hernandez. Read on for more.
Read more about the current state of the project.
Carleton College recently sponsored a group of Northfield middle and high school students and teachers to attend a convocation speech and luncheon with award-winning author and poet Sandra Cisneros. 22 middle-school students, 13 high-school students, and seven related staff members joined a handful of Carleton staff, faculty and students to join Cisneros for lunch and conversation following the speech. Read more about the event.
Tenzin Nordon exemplifies what it means to be invested in civic engagement and active in one's community. During her freshman year at Carleton, Nordon got involved in Team Tibet, a campus cultural organization. Her passion for promoting education among Tibetan students would eventually give birth to a tutoring program that offers educational guidance and mentoring to youth in the Twin Cities area. Read more about Tenzin.
We'd like to introduce you to one of the newest members of the Carleton community, Martha Larson, who serves in a newly-created role at the College as the Manager of Campus Energy and Sustainability. Martha and her husband, Nat (also a new member of the Carleton community), recently moved to Northfield from Chicago. Learn more about Martha.
The Carleton Bookstore is proud to serve the community of Northfield and the surrounding area. More than just a great campus bookstore, they offer full service to residents and visitors to the community twelve months a year. Mark your calendars now for the Bookstore's annual holiday sale! Take 22% off all clothing, gifts, and general reading books. Two days only, November 17 & 18, 8:30 am to 5 pm. Read the full story.
Some of the hip hop world's best b-boys ("break-boys") visited Carleton on October 1 for a showcase and competition in the Recreation Center. An estimated 650 people watched as 18 crews from Northfield and the Twin Cities were judged on their moves by members of New York City's Dynamic Rockers crew. See a photo gallery from the event.
Other Public Events
ArtPrints Around the Pacific Rim
Closes November 17
MusicCarleton Choir and Carleton Singers Fall Concert
Saturday, November 6, 8-9:30 p.m.
Carleton Orchestra Concert
Friday, November 12, 8-9:30 p.m.
DanceSemaphore Fall Performance
Friday-Saturday, Nov. 12-13, 7:30-9 p.m.
LectureAndrew Busch: "The 2010 Elections and the Future of American Politics"
Thursday, November 4, 7:30 p.m.
Open HouseGoodsell Observatory Open House
Friday, November 5, 7-9 p.m.
Friday, October 29, 10:50 a.m.
Michael Armacost '58
Friday, November 5, 10:50 a.m.
More...Full Campus Events Calendar
Varsity Athletics Calendar
Other Key DatesNov. 17-18: Bookstore Holiday Sale
Nov. 20: Arboretum Volunteer Work Event
Nov. 23: Winter Recess begins
Nov. 25-28: Campus offices & Bookstore closed for Thanksgiving Holiday