Intersections: August 2008
Carleton College updates and events for the Northfield Community
In this issue:
Work continues on the design of the Arts Union, Carleton’s spectacular new facility on the site of the old Northfield Middle School. The project’s architects have proposed a design that ties the building to the other portions of the Middle School, relates to the campus as a whole, and is sensitive to its placement next to Central Park. Current renderings of the exterior have been posted on the Arts Union web site and public comments are welcome through the online feedback form. Read the rest of the Arts Union update.
Carleton has been named one of the 25 “greenest” colleges in the United States, according to the recently-published Kaplan College Guide 2009. Carleton’s sustainability efforts include our wind turbine, single-stream recycling program, composting of food waste, and use of hybrid vehicles in our automobile fleet. Read the full story.
Carleton’s Art Gallery Partners with Minneapolis’ Northern Clay Center to Present International Pottery Exhibit
In partnership with Minneapolis’ Northern Clay Center, Carleton College will present a collaborative new exhibit titled World Ceramics: Transforming Women’s Traditions, opening September 19, with a special reception and lecture on Saturday, September 20 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The exhibit, opening reception, and related lectures are free and open to the public. Read more about the exhibit.Acting in the Community Together (ACT) service program has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a school can receive for its commitment to service and civic engagement. The ACT Center and its nearly 600 student volunteers currently support 40 volunteer programs and sponsor numerous special events and speakers throughout the year. Read more about the ACT Center’s award. Read the full story
Emily LeGrand '09 and Katie Blanchard '10 in the Carleton garden. Blanchard is the Environmental Studies summer intern in charge of the garden, and she hopes to coordinate with the College and its new food service provider, Bon Appétit, to make the garden worker position into a full-fledged campus job or two.
Other Public Events
Exhibit Opening: World Ceramics: Transforming Women’s Traditions
Africa in the Americas: the Creole Potters of St. Lucia
Other Key Dates
Sept. 3: International students arrive
Sept. 10–14: New student week