Intersections: May 2008
Carleton College updates and events for the Northfield Community
In this issue:
The Acting in the Community Together (ACT) Center was founded in 1985, with 60 students volunteering for three local community service projects. Since then, ACT has expanded its reach to 42 ongoing projects in Northfield and the Twin Cities, supported by the volunteer efforts of nearly 600 students in the 2006-07 school year. Read more about some recent and upcoming ACT efforts.
Carleton began construction of two new residence halls on the southeast part of campus on Monday, May 12. At the New Residence Hall web site, you can read updates, view plans and renderings of the buildings, and even watch the progress via webcams. Read more about the project.
What started out as a grant to study birds in the Carleton College Arboretum 33 years ago has turned into a summer-long, outdoor day camp for kids called Prairie and Wood (PAW) on the Carleton campus. Read more and find out how to register.
In February, Carleton’s Laurence McKinley Gould Library was named winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) 2008 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. The Library is open to the entire Northfield community, whose members are welcome to check out library materials and attend exhibits, lectures, and other events. Read more about the Gould Library award.
Nancy Braker, a 1981 graduate of Carleton, assumed the position of Director of the Cowling Arboretum this fall. In a recent interview, she explained her job roles and goals and talked about the uniqueness of the Arb and the opportunities it affords the Carleton and Northfield community. Read the interview.
Along with Waterford Township, Carleton has announced a plan for the replacement of the iron bridge located over the Cannon River in Waterford. The single-lane bridge was built in 1909 and is number one on the State of Minnesota’s deficient bridge list. The College has agreed to allow the replacement bridge to be built on about two acres of Carleton land. Read the full story about the bridge.
Carleton's first ever muggle quidditch tournament was held on May 3. Like magic, the forecast of rain and snow gave way to a beautiful day for students to participate in a sport invented for the Harry Potter books. Read more and see a photo gallery of the event.
Other Public Events
Senior Art Show
Symphony Band Concert
Semaphore Dance Performances
Student Musical Theater presents The Rocky Horror Show
Environmental and Technology Studies (ENTS) Capstone Symposium
Other Key Dates
June 4: Last day of classes