- December 10, 2013
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Carleton College and St. Olaf College a $1.4 million grant to support increased institutional collaboration. The award funds a four-year project to advance collaboration in library services, information technology, management operations, and academic programs. The project—Broadening the Bridge: Leading Carleton and St. Olaf Colleges into a More Collaborative Future—builds on efforts that began in 2012 with a planning grant from the Foundation. A joint planning team identified the most promising opportunities for collaboration between the two institutions.
- December 10, 2013
The Counterfactuals, a rock band comprised of three Carleton professors and a professor hailing from nearby St. Olaf College, have released their highly anticipated debut album. Entitled "Minimally Decent People," a digital version of the album is now available for download here. A CD and vinyl LP version are also available for pre-order.
Carleton College’s annual holiday Craft and Custodial Bake Sale will take place on Friday, December 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Class of 1980 Commons of the Weitz Center for Creativity. A wide variety of hand-crafted items and baked goods will be available for purchase, including wool mittens, garden art, wreaths, rugs, alpaca products, jewelry, afghans, purses, aprons, baskets, outerwear, candles, and much more. Each vendor’s entrance fee will be donated to the Carleton College Custodial Scholarship Fund. This popular annual event is free and open to the public.
- November 14, 2013
As part of Minnesota's "Give to the Max Day," the public is invited to celebrate area non-profits and the season of giving with a special event at The Grand Event Center from 5 to 9 p.m. tonight. Attendees can learn more about over twenty area non-profit organizations, and enjoy free food and cash bar along with a line-up of entertainment presented by a local magician, the Carleton Juggling F.I.S.H. Club, the St. Olaf College Swing Dance Club, and dancing to the sounds of Matt Arthur & The Bratlanders (recently voted Southern Minnesota's 'best bar band' by Southern MN 'Scene' magazine). The event is open to all ages and admission is free with a Give to the Max Day donation of $10 or more to the organization of your choice.
- November 13, 2013
Carleton College’s African Drum Ensemble, directed by Jay Johnson, will give its fall recital in the Sayles-Hill Great Space on Tues., Nov 19 at 4 p.m. This always popular performance is free and open to the public.
- November 13, 2013
The Carleton College Orchestra, under the direction of Hector Valdivia, will present its fall concert this Friday, Nov. 15 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall. The Orchestra will perform Wagner’s Rienzi Overture, Schulhoff’s Suite, Op. 37, Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony, and Strauss’ Dance of the Seven Veils. This event is free and open to the public.
- November 6, 2013
The acclaimed Zorongo Flamenco Dance Company will present SOL Y LUNA, an evening of traditional Spanish dance and music, on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Theater. Led by dancer and choreographer Susana di Palma, the Minneapolis-based company is comprised of an ensemble of international artists, dancers and musicians renowned for bringing the power, passion and virtuosity of the art of flamenco to American audiences. This event is free and open to the public; seats can be reserved at www.carleton.tixato.com/buy.
Carleton College has been awarded an $800,000 grant by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of the College’s global engagement initiative (GEI). The grant allows the College to integrate global learning across the curriculum. The support funds a three-year project emphasizing faculty development; integration of on- and off-campus study; experimentation with new curricular structures for team-based projects; improved utilization of foreign language resources; and multiple opportunities for collaboration, domestically and internationally. The program will be led by co-directors Scott Carpenter, professor of French and Francophone studies, and Kathleen Ryor, professor of art history and director of Asian studies.
Environmental Racism the focus of talk entitled "The Midwest Mining Rush and Conflicts over Tribal Sovereignty"November 4, 2013
Al Gedicks, author and professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse, will present a talk entitled "The Midwest Mining Rush and Conflicts over Tribal Sovereignty: The Mole Lake and Bad River Ojibwe of Lake Superior" on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. in Willis Hall Room 203. Gedicks' presentation focuses on environmental racism related to mining in the state of Wisconsin. This event is free and open to the public.
- November 4, 2013
The Department of Art & Art History will present a lecture entitled "Fashion for Holiness: An Eighth-Century Belt Shrine and Other Medieval Clothing Relics" on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 5 p.m. in Leighton Hall Room 304. The talk will be given by esteemed author and Tufts University professor Karen Eileen Overbey and is free and open to the public.
- November 4, 2013
James (Jim) Pizzuto '75 will present "The Essential Role of Geology in Sustainable Watershed Management" on Friday, Nov. 8 at 3:30 p.m. in Olin Hall 149. Pizzuto, the Bernstein Geologist-In-Residence, is a professor of geology at the University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean and Environment. His presentation is free and open to the public.
- November 4, 2013
Carleton College announces its 2013-14 Frank G. and Jean M. Chesley Lectureship, to be delivered by acclaimed mathematician James Propp, a researcher and professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. The lectureship features two public presentations: “Wild Beauty: Postcards from Mathematical Worlds” on Monday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Olin Hall 149 and “Quasi-Random Processes” on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 4 p.m. in Olin Hall 141. Both talks are free and open to the public.
- November 1, 2013
Native American historian Zonnie Gorman will present the Carleton College convocation address on Friday, November 8 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. In her presentation, Gorman will discuss the Navajo Code Talkers of World War II; Gorman is the daughter of Carl Gorman, one of the first twenty-nine Code Talkers. This event is free and open to the public. Carleton’s convocations are also streamed online and can be viewed at go.carleton.edu/convo.
- October 31, 2013
The Carleton Players are pleased to present Shakespeare’s comedy “Twelfth Night,” premiering tonight in the Weitz Center for Creativity Theater at 7:30 p.m., with additional performances on Friday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. Following Saturday’s matinee performance, the Carleton College Department of Theater & Dance will host a reception honoring director Ruth Weiner, Class of 1944 Professor of Theater and the Liberal Arts, who will retire later this year after forty years of service to the College. Performances are free and open to the public; reservations can be made by calling (507) 222-4341 or by visiting online at www.carleton.tixato.com/buy.
- October 31, 2013
Carleton College has announced the formation of the Fred Cooper ’58 Endowed Scholarship in support of financial aid. Made possible by a $1 million gift from the Abe and Ida Cooper Foundation, the money is intended to provide financial aid to one or more Carleton students who demonstrate financial need.
- October 25, 2013
Innovative computer programmer and technology company founder Matt Ginsberg will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation address on Friday, Nov. 1 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. In his presentation, Ginsberg will examine the role technology plays in our daily lives, the future potential for technology, and how we all can and should adapt to this ever-changing world. This event is free and open to the public; convocations are also streamed online at go.carleton.edu/convo.
Acclaimed author Jane F. Gerhard will present a lecture entitled “From Controversy to Canonization: A Cultural History of Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party” on Wednesday, October 30 at 5 p.m. in Carleton College’s Boliou Hall, Room 104. Gerhard will discuss The Dinner Party's roots in early 1970s feminism, its reception among the art world establishment and general public, and its continuing ability to generate enthusiasm, life-changing perspectives, irritation and debate. This event is free and open to the public.
- October 22, 2013
The Carleton College athletic department, coaches, and varsity student-athletes are pleased to announce the 15th Annual "Halloween 'KNIGHT'" Carnival to be held Sunday, Oct. 27 from 3 to 5 p.m. This year’s event will once again be held at Carleton’s Recreation Center.
Political commentator Angela “Bay” Buchanan will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation address on Friday, Oct. 25 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “U.S. Immigration: The History and the Consequences," Buchanan’s presentation will provide a conservative perspective on the debate surrounding immigration policy in the United States. This event is free and open to the public; convocations are also streamed online and can be viewed at go.carleton.edu/convo.
- October 19, 2013
Renowned historian Kate Brown will present the Carleton College Herbert P. Lefler Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 5:30 p.m. in Leighton Hall room 305. Her presentation, entitled “Plutopia: Nuclear Families in Atomic Cities and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters,” is free and open to the public.
- October 16, 2013
Mary Savina, the Charles L. Denison Professor of Geology at Carleton College, has been awarded the Undergraduate Research Mentor Award from the Geosciences division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). The awardee is an individual who serves as a role model for productive and transformative student-faculty mentoring relationships and for maintaining a sustained and innovative approach to the enterprise of undergraduate research. The award will be formally presented at the Geological Society of America Meeting in Denver, Colo., in October.
- October 14, 2013
Carleton College invites all members of the Northfield community to join Ele Hansen’s family and friends—along with former students, athletes, and colleagues—at ‘A Celebration of Ele Hansen’s Life and Legacy’ on Friday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Following a special service of remembrance, participants are invited to the Great Hall for a Memorial Reception.
- October 14, 2013
Award-winning television writer and producer Bob Daily, Carleton College Class of 1982, will present the College’s weekly convocation address on Friday, Oct. 18 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “Adventures in Television: My Journey From Carleton to Hollywood (with Cameo Appearances by Elvis and Schiller),” Daily’s presentation will highlight his unique professional path, taking him from the Nourse Little Theater to the stages of "Frasier" and "Desperate Housewives," with stops along the way at a Texas comedy club, Spy magazine, the Nickelodeon cartoon show "Rugrats," and an Elvis impersonator convention. This event is free and open to the public. Carleton’s convocations are also streamed online and can be viewed at go.carleton.edu/convo.
Award-winning Israeli filmmaker Noemi Schory to present Carleton College Forkosh Family Lecture in Judaic StudiesOctober 13, 2013
Award-winning Israeli filmmaker Noemi Schory will present the Carleton College Forkosh Family Lecture in Judaic Studies on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. Her presentation, entitled “Historic Memory or Memory of History,” is free and open to the public.