The Carleton College community will recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a candlelight service of remembrance and celebration, to be held in the Skinner Memorial Chapel on Sunday, Jan. 20. Guest speaker Reverend Oliver White will speak at the service about “A Love Ethic Grounded in the Gospel of Jesus,” and the Carleton Jubilee Singers will perform. The service begins at 5 p.m. and will be followed by a soup dinner; all events are free and open to the public.
The work of Pittsburgh-based, multi-media artist John Peña's "Daily Geology" is featured in an exhibit in the Kaemmer Family Gallery of Perlman Teaching Museum, located in the Weitz Center for Creativity. Peña's two-year autobiographical project "Daily Geology" depicts one drawing a day to highlight a memorable if unremarkable moment or experience. Aiming to dramatize links between humans and nature, Peña defines his life as a slow accretion of experience; he offers small pencil drawings full of family dynamics, random encounters, personal hungers, and longings, to gradually tell the big story of a life.
Feminist media critic and blogger Anita Sarkeesian will present the weekly Carleton College convocation address on Friday, Jan. 18 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. A renowned popular culture critic and creator of the video blog, “Feminist Frequency,” Sarkeesian will explore the representation of women in pop culture narratives, including television, movies and gaming. Her presentation, entitled, “I’ll Make A Man Out Of You: Redefining Strong Female Characters,” is free and open to the public.
Carleton’s 27th Annual Chesley Lecture Addresses “Global Warming and the Fate of the Land Carbon Sink”January 9, 2013
Stephen W. Pacala, Director of the Princeton Environmental Institute and the Frederick D. Petrie Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University, will present Carleton College’s 27th Annual Frank G. & Jean M. Chesley Lecture on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Olin Hall Room 149. Entitled “Global Warming and the Fate of the Land Carbon Sink,” Pacala’s presentation is free and open to the public.
Ronald Henkoff ‘76, editor of the award-winning monthly magazine Bloomberg Markets and an executive editor at Bloomberg News, will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation on Friday, Jan. 11. Henkoff’s presentation, entitled “Money, Power and Trust,” will look at how the economy has been affected by scandals within financial institutions. Convocation is held from 10:50-11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel, and is free and open to the public. Convocations are also streamed live and can be viewed online at http://apps.carleton.edu/events/convocations/.
- January 2, 2013
When she's not managing the College's campus energy and sustainability initiatives, Martha Larson is also an accomplished jazz cellist and vocalist. This month, Larson is bringing her musical talents to the Northfield community with an eclectic new music series: "Gypsy Jammin' - Django Style."
Carleton’s David Lefkowitz and Doug Bratland present “NRTHFLD: The Nirthfolde Visitors' Bureau,” a new exhibit at the Northfield Arts GuildJanuary 2, 2013
Carleton College professor of art David Lefkowitz, along with web content specialist Doug Bratland, have collaborated on a new exhibit opening at the Northfield Arts Guild. “NRTHFLD: The Nirthfolde Visitors' Bureau” opens Friday, January 11 with an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Arts Guild Gallery.
- December 17, 2012
Carleton will kick-off a new year of convocations with a presentation by Rolling Stone journalist Anthony DeCurtis entitled, “The Music of Social Protest.” DeCurtis, a noted American music journalist and long-time contributing editor at Rolling Stone, will draw upon his decades of experience covering the music scene. This event takes place Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel and is free and open to the public. Convocations are also streamed live and can be viewed online at http://apps.carleton.edu/events/convocations/
- December 12, 2012
The Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program, recently announced the complete list of colleges and universities that produced the most U.S. Fulbright Students for the current school year, and Carleton College was included on that list with six award-winners for 2012-13. Carleton’s Fulbright Fellowship winners for 2012-13 were: Kathryn Deeg ‘12, Elizabeth Durham ‘12, Zachary Hyman ‘08, Grace Ogilby ‘12, Jesse Pittman ‘12, and Jacob Reznick ‘12.
Carleton Presents “Ancient Masters in Modern Styles: Chinese Ink Paintings from the 16th–21st Centuries”December 11, 2012
Carleton College is pleased to present “Ancient Masters in Modern Styles: Chinese Ink Paintings from the 16th-21st Centuries,” opening Friday, Jan. 11 in the Braucher Gallery of the Perlman Teaching Museum, located in the College’s Weitz Center for Creativity. This exquisite exhibition is curated by Kathleen M. Ryor, Carleton professor of art history, and comes to the College from the Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia and Lijin collections. Celebrating the beauty and rich variety of ink painting over centuries, works in “Ancient Masters in Modern Styles” embody both tradition and transformation in practices transmitted from generation to generation.
- December 11, 2012
Carleton's annual holiday craft & bake sale, held Friday, Dec. 7 in the Weitz Center for Creativity, raised a record amount this year in support of the College's Custodial Scholarship Fund. Sixty-three vendors participated, raising $1,085; bake sales provided an additional $1,388, bringing the total amount raised in 2012 to $2,473. Special acknowledgement goes to event organizer Loretta Springer, along with Melissa Thomas, Renee Rezac, Linda Mueller, Patti Sabrowski, and the Custodial staff for their hard work and assistance.
- November 30, 2012
This winter Carleton College Cowling Arboretum staff will take the first steps in a new forest and grassland restoration project, funded through the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund. A $64,593 grant, administered through the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, will help restore 38 acres, about 4% of the Carleton Arboretum. “While 4% seems like a small portion, Arboretum users will notice some big changes, so we wanted to make sure our users were aware of what this project entails,” reports Nancy Braker, Arboretum Director.
Mark your calendars now! Carleton College's annual holiday Craft & Custodial Bake Sale will be held Friday, December 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Commons area of the Weitz Center for Creativity. A wide variety of hand-crafted items -- including jewelry, afghans and quilts, baskets, candles, outerwear and more -- along with an array of delicious baked goods will be available for purchase. Vendors will donate their entrance fee to the Carleton College Custodial Scholarship Fund. This very popular event is free and open to the public.
- November 8, 2012
Get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping at the Carleton Bookstore! On Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 14 and 15, they'll be offering a whopping 22% (!) off all clothing, gifts, and general reading books. And we all know that Carleton gear and great books make AWESOME holiday gifts. Two days only, 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily. For more information, call (507) 222-4153 (or toll-free, 1-800-799-4148) or email the friendly folks in the Bookstore at email@example.com.
- November 6, 2012
Carleton students have curated an exhibition on the medieval book, currently on display in the Gould Library. The exhibition, titled “If You Give a Monk a Manuscript: Constructing Knowledge in the Early Medieval Ages,” is on display through January 1.
- November 5, 2012
Carleton College philosophy students will lead their own class at Northfield’s Just Food Co-op on Wednesday, Nov. 7 beginning at 7 p.m., discussing what constitutes the humane treatment of farm animals. The class is being offered in conjunction with the Real Food Challenge, a nonprofit organization which promotes the procurement of community-based and ecologically sound food by colleges and universities. Students will present their ideas about what guidelines for humane treatment of animals Real Food Challenge ought to adopt. This event is free and open to the public.
- November 5, 2012
The Carleton College Orchestra will present a public performance on Friday, Nov. 9 at 8 pm. in the Concert Hall. Titled “New Worlds,” the program will be conducted by visiting music professor Timothy Semanik. This event is free and open to the public.
Saturday, Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall, the Carleton Choir, Carleton Singers, Bella Cantemus, and the Men's Chorus will all come together to celebrate a statewide day of concerts in a not-to-be-missed evening of choral music aptly titled, "Sing!" Directed by Lawrence R. Burnett, the concert commemorates the 50th anniversary of the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota. This event is free and open to the public.
- November 1, 2012
Carleton's acclaimed Chinese Music Ensemble will celebrate the sights and sounds of China in a public recital on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. in the College's Concert Hall. Directed by world renowned musician and composer Gao Hong, the Chinese Music Ensemble has also been invited to perform at St. Paul's Landmark Center on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. as part of The Schubert Club's "Cocktails with Culture" Concert Series. Both performances are free and open to the public.
- October 30, 2012
Carleton College will host a celebration of the Hmong New Year in the Severance Great Hall on Saturday, Nov. 3, featuring performances of traditional and contemporary Hmong song and dance. The celebration will be hosted by the Coalition of Hmong Students, which promotes awareness of Hmong culture at Carleton, and sponsored by Hmong Culture Outreach at St. Olaf College. Festivities begin at 5:00 p.m.; the event is free and open to the public, and Hmong appetizers will be served.
- October 29, 2012
Carleton College will host a service and celebration on Friday, Nov. 2 in the Severance Great Hall beginning at 6 p.m. to commemorate the ‘Day of the Dead.’ Besides a religious ceremony, the event will feature food and dancing, and members of the community are invited to bring objects symbolizing remembrance of departed loved ones for a special alter display. This annual event is free and open to the public.
Acclaimed Author Peter Geye Returns to Carleton in Support of His Latest Novel, “The Lighthouse Road”October 28, 2012
Carleton College is very pleased to present author Peter Geye on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum. Currently touring the nation in support of his highly anticipated and already critically acclaimed second novel, “The Lighthouse Road,” Geye’s appearance is free and open to the public. Copies of Geye’s work will be available for purchase at the event and also in advance at the Carleton Bookstore.
Two small exhibitions currently on display at the Carleton College Perlman Teaching Museum in the Weitz Center for Creativity connect curricular work in history and French to art objects from around the globe. Both exhibits are on display in the Kaemmer Family Gallery of the Perlman Teaching Museum through November 14, 2012.
“Visualizing Friends and Enemies in the Socialist World” is an extension of a seminar led by David Tompkins, assistant professor of history and director of European studies. The exhibit analyzes socialist propaganda from Russia, China, Cuba, and elsewhere. And under the guidance of Christine Lac, senior lecturer in French, “People, Places, Things: La culture en deçà des clichés” explores the cultural significance of people, places, and things as represented by French and Francophile artists.
Both exhibits will be discussed by student experts in an art talk on Thursday, Nov. 1, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Commons.
- October 26, 2012
Leslie Harper, a Native American educator and director of a language immersion program for Ojibwe children, will present the Native American Heritage Convocation on Friday, Nov. 2. Harper will discuss her work helping to preserve the Ojibwe language, which she considers integral to her people’s culture. Convocation is held from 10:50-11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel, and it is free and open to the public. Convocations are also streamed live and archived and can be viewed online at go.carleton.edu/convo.