Stewart Ramsey, a successful social entrepreneur and the founder of Krochet Kids intl., will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation on Friday, Feb. 28 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “Sustainable Social Entrepreneurship: Creating a Cycle of Success,” his presentation will highlight the power of engaged consumerism, and how consumers can really make a difference and change lives thanks to their purchasing decisions. Convocations are free and open to the public; they are also streamed live and can be viewed online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.
- February 20, 2014
The public is invited to a worship service commemorating Black History Month, featuring performances by the Carleton College Choir and Carleton Singers, on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 5 p.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. The program will include a Gospel Mass by Robert Ray and other works by Keith Hampton, Anthony Leach, Richard Smallwood, Moses Hogan, and Josephine Poelintz. This event is free and open to the public.
- February 20, 2014
The Carleton College Symphony Band will present an evening of music from Russia, China and Japan on Friday, Feb. 21 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall. Works on the program include music by Rimsky-Korsakov, Chen Yi, Ray Cramer, and Camille Saint-Saens’ tone poem Orient et Occident. This event is free and open to the public.
The Carleton Players will present American playwright Sophie Treadwell’s riveting play, “Machinal,” inspired by the real life case of convicted and executed murderer Ruth Snyder. The final two final performances are tonight and tomorrow night, February 28 and March 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Carleton College Weitz Center for Creativity Theater. Performances are free and open to the public but reservations are recommended and can be made online at www.carleton.tixato.com/buy/.
Claudio Holzner, Carleton Class of 1990, will present the annual Wynia Memorial Lecture on Friday, Feb. 21 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Carleton College Gould Library Athenaeum. Entitled “What Is Wrong with Mexico’s Democracy,” the lecture will chronicle the extent of ongoing vote-buying, corruption, and weak electoral and judicial institutions in the governance of Mexican democracy. This event is free and open to the public.
- February 20, 2014
Thomas Bonner, current vice president for advancement at Macalester College, has accepted the position as Carleton College’s vice president for external relations. He will begin his position at Carleton in early April.
“I’m delighted that Thomas has agreed to bring his remarkable set of professional skills and personal qualities to Carleton,” Carleton President Steven G. Poskanzer said. “I know he will forge powerful connections with alumni and friends of the College and—as he has done at every institution where he has worked—bring our fundraising and outreach efforts to new levels of success.”
- February 20, 2014
In Minnesota alone, 1 in 13 adults are veterans—and all have compelling stories to tell. On Saturday, February 22 at 2 p.m., six Minnesota veterans will bring their stories to Carleton College’s Weitz Center for Creativity Theater in Telling: Minnesota, an original three-act play based on their experiences. A reception and 30-minute moderated discussion with the cast immediately follows the play. The event is free and open to the public, but ticket reservations are recommended. Reservations can be made online at www.carleton.tixato.com/buy/.
- February 14, 2014
For the third year in a row, Carleton College has earned a spot on Peace Corps’ annual list of the top volunteer-producing small colleges and universities across the country. With 16 alumni currently serving overseas as Peace Corps volunteers, the school ranks No. 3, up five spots from last year. Since the agency was created in 1961, 489 Carleton graduates have made a difference as Peace Corps volunteers. This marks the third time since 2003 Carleton has ranked in the top five for number of volunteers among small colleges, and the seventh time it has placed in the top 10.
- February 14, 2014
The public is invited to attend a panel discussion entitled “Immigration 101,” a look at Minnesota’s new immigration laws and what they mean for Northfield students, families and employers. This event will take place Monday, Feb. 24 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Carleton College Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. The free forum will feature short presentations by an expert panel, followed by audience questions and discussion. There will also be a reception with light refreshments, sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Carleton Humanities Center. Everyone is welcome. Headsets will also be available for simultaneous Spanish translation.
The public is invited to dance away the winter’s chill at the 9th annual Winter Stomp! Contra Dance, taking place Friday, Feb. 21 at the Northfield Armory, located at 6th and Division Streets in downtown Northfield.
- February 14, 2014
Carleton College will present an evening with acclaimed author and organic farmer David ‘Mas’ Masumoto, the C. Angus Wurtele Distinguished Visitor in Environmental Studies, on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Larson Meeting Room 236. Masumoto is an organic farmer in California, whose farming techniques have been employed by farmers across the nation. He is also an award-winning author and columnist for the Fresno Bee and the Sacramento Bee. In 2013 was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the National Council on the Arts. Following Masumoto’s presentation, entitled “How A Peach Changed Everything,” he will sign copies of his books, which will be available for purchase at the event. This event is free and open to the public.
Hip-Hop Feminist Journalist Joan Morgan Discusses the Changing Dynamics of Race and Ethnicity in AmericaFebruary 14, 2014
Pioneering hip-hop journalist and provocative cultural critic Joan Morgan will present the weekly convocation address at Carleton College on Friday, Feb. 21 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “Is America ‘Post-Racial’?,” Morgan’s presentation will take a look at the changing racial and ethnic composition of America. This event is free and open to the public. Convocations are also streamed live and can be viewed online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.
- February 11, 2014
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Carleton College a grant of $420,000 to continue the College's Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program. The Foundation created the Mellon Mays program to foster the undergraduate and graduate educations of talented students belonging to populations that have historically been underrepresented in the American humanities professoriate. Carleton's grant will provide academic-year and summer stipends to up to 20 undergraduate Fellows who will work on humanities education, research, and training. The grant runs through October 2017.
- February 10, 2014
Four members of Carleton's esteemed Chinese Music Ensemble were recently honored at the 2014 Huain Cup International Chinese Instrument Competition at the Le Petit Trianon Theatre in San Jose, Calif. A panel comprised of elite musicians and music scholars from the People's Republic of China awarded a Gold Medal to Yawen Chen '15 (China) on the Dizi (Chinese bamboo flute); a Silver Medal to Vicky Wu '17 (China) on the Guzheng (Chinese zither); and Bronze Medals to Xiaodi Wang '16 (China) on the Erhu (Chinese fiddle) and Ken Wang '15 (Canada) on the Sanxian (Chinese banjo).
- February 9, 2014
In a rare and spectacular two-night event, Carleton College will present the renowned Chiara String Quartet, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall. Considered to be one of the foremost musical ensembles in the world, the Chiara String Quartet will be performing one of the most influential and masterful collections of musical works by a single composer of the 20th century, Béla Bartók’s six string quartets. Both performances are free and open to the public.
- February 7, 2014
Kimberly Bryant, founder and executive director of Black Girls Code, will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation address on Friday, Feb. 14 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Bryant’s presentation, entitled “Behind the Click: Securing the Future for Girls of Color as the Tech Leaders and Creators of Tomorrow,” discuss the digital divide currently faced by girls of color. This event is free and open to the public. Convocations are also streamed live and can be viewed online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.
- February 6, 2014
On Sunday, Feb. 9 from 3 to 4:30 p.m., the public is invited to a piano performance by distinguished guest artist Lydia Artymiw, performing a diverse program of works by Mozart and Schumann, along with a selection of works by Ukranian composers. This performance, held in the Carleton College Concert Hall, is free and open to the public.
Renowned Psychologist Joy DeGruy, Author of ‘Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome,’ to Present Black History Month ConvocationFebruary 3, 2014
Renowned educator, psychologist, and social worker Joy DeGruy, author of “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing,” will present the Carleton College weekly convocation on Friday, Feb. 7 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. DeGruy will discuss her book, which addresses the residual impact of trauma on African Descendants in the Americas. This event, commemorating Black History Month, is free and open to the public. Convocations are also streamed online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.
- January 30, 2014
Carleton College is once again partnering with FACE, the French American Cultural Exchange, to present the Tournées Film Festival, bringing five acclaimed contemporary French films to the campus and the Northfield community.
The Tournées Festival offers a wide variety of films that represent the best of contemporary French cinema. The films span generational and geographic borders, offer a range of genres and subjects, and showcase innovations in both style and storytelling. There are films by first-time directors alongside those from respected and revered figures in French cinema.
The films will be shown in French with English subtitles. Carleton College faculty members will provide a brief introduction prior to each film. All screenings are at 7 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema and are free and open to the public.
Carleton Invites Public to Screening and Discussion of the Critically Acclaimed Film, “Never Let Me Go”January 29, 2014
Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema, the public is invited to a special screening and discussion of the critically acclaimed film, “Never Let Me Go” (2010, rated ‘R’). Based on best-selling novel of the same name by Kazuo Ishiguro (“The Remains of the Day”), the film is a remarkable story of love, loss and hidden truths. Following the screening of the movie, Alan Rubenstein, senior consultant to the President’s Council on Bioethics and Hanson Scholar in Ethics, will lead a discussion. This event is free and open to the public.
Marco Werman, host and senior producer of Public Radio International’s “The World” will present Carleton’s weekly convocation on Friday, Jan. 31 from 10:50 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “Stories, Not Punditry,” Werman’s presentation is free and open to the public. Convocations are also streamed live and can be viewed online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.
- January 24, 2014
In commemoration of Anglo-Irish humorist and novelist Laurence Sterne’s 300th birthday, Carleton College will hold a 24-hour marathon reading of “The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy: Gentleman” on January 29 and 30. Faculty, students and staff, including President Steve Poskanzer, will gather on the north balcony of the Sayles Hill Campus Center and take turns reading from this classic book, beginning at 12:50 p.m. on January 29 non-stop until 11:50 a.m. on January 30. The marathon reading will conclude with a celebration featuring cake and conversation.
- January 22, 2014
Author and historian Judy Tzu-Chun Wu will present Carleton College’s Winter 2013-14 Herbert P. Lefler Lecture on Monday, Jan. 27 at 4:30 p.m. in Leighton Hall Room 305. Wu’s presentation, entitled “Eldridge Cleaver Goes to Pyongyang, Hanoi, and Peking: Afro-Asian Internationalism and Radical Orientalism,” is free and open to the public.
- January 22, 2014
Carleton College will present the area’s premiere screening of “Remembering Nokutela,” the latest documentary film by Professor of French and Francophone Studies Chérif Keita, on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. The film, screened as part of the College’s International Film Forum, and co-sponsored by the Carleton Humanities Center, chronicles Keita’s four-year-long journey to uncover the story of Nokutela Dube (1873-1917), the long-forgotten woman pioneer of the liberation movement in South Africa. A question and answer session with Keita will follow the screening. The film is suitable for all audiences and the screening is free and open to the public.