2013-2014 Convocations Schedule

The weekly convocation series is a shared campus experience that brings students, faculty, and staff together for one hour for a lecture or presentation from specialists in a variety of disciplines.  The goal of the convocation series is to stimulate thought and conversation on a wide range of subjects. Convocations are open to the public and free of charge.

You are invited to participate in the convocation program in a variety of ways:

  • The best way is to personally attend the weekly convocations and ask a question of the speaker.
  • If you are unable to attend in person, convocations are streamed live and available for on-demand viewing afterward by tuning in here.  (Please note that there may be occasions when the speaker does not allow us to do this.)
  • Recordings of past convocations have been archived here.  Videos of many past convocations are also in the Gould Library collection.
  • Carleton students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to submit suggestions for future convocation speakers with this online form.

May 31

Honors Convocation: Kai Knutson '11

Annual ceremony that draws the campus community together to celebrate the awards and academic accomplishments of our students.

Friday, May 31st, 2013
3:00 – 4:15 pm / Skinner Chapel

The Honors Convocation is held each year on the last Friday of spring term, drawing the campus community together to celebrate the awards and academic accomplishments of our students.  This year’s address will be delivered by Kai Knutson, who graduated from Carleton College in 2011 with a B.A. in biology.  In his junior year, Knutson was awarded the Larson International Fellowship, which provides a significant international experience for students with strong leadership potential.  In his senior year, he was awarded the prestigious Watson Fellowship, which affords an opportunity to pursue a unique passion or dream for a year of independent exploration and travel outside the United States.  The Watson Foundation looks for persons likely to lead or innovate in the future – passionate learners, creative thinkers, and motivated self-starters who are encouraged to dream big but demonstrate feasible strategies for achieving their fellowship goals.  In his address Knutson will highlight the impact of these awards on his education and his career trajectory.

Sponsored by College Relations. Contact: Kerry Raadt, College Relations, x4308