- January 12, 2015
In solidarity with the growing national movement #BlackLivesMatter, Carleton College invites the public to a campus dialogue on racial justice in America. On Tuesday, Jan. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton will host “BlackLivesMatter: Conversations for Change,” a panel discussion with faculty and guest speakers followed by a Q&A session.
Dawn Porter, an attorney, civil justice crusader and award-winning documentary filmmaker, will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation on Friday, Jan. 16 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Porter is the founder of Trilogy Films and the director of the acclaimed documentary, “Gideon’s Army,” which portrays the lives of three young public defenders working in the Deep South. Following the personal stories of their clients, the film shows first-hand the realities of—and inequalities in—the American criminal justice system. The Hollywood Reporter called the film “an eye-opening insight into a judicial hellhole world that ordinary citizens can never imagine” and Village Voice called it “HBO’s most illuminating crime drama since ‘The Wire.’”
Entitled “Defending America in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” Porter’s presentation is free and open to the public. Carleton convocations are also recorded and archived online at go.carleton.edu/convo.
Former White House pastry chef Bill Yosses brings his passion for cooking and nutrition, along with his culinary expertise, to CarletonJanuary 7, 2015
Bill Yosses, the official executive pastry chef at the White House from 2007 to 2014 and coauthor of the book “Desserts for Dummies,” will visit Carleton College January 15-18 to participate in a residency with the College’s Firebellies Cooking Club and to present a variety of workshops for students and community members.
Carleton’s Perlman Teaching Museum opens 2015 with “A Collection Embodied,” featuring recent acquisitions to the College’s Art CollectionDecember 18, 2014
Carleton College opens 2015 with a new exhibit in the Weitz Center for Creativity’s Perlman Teaching Museum. “A Collection Embodied” is a student-curated exhibit featuring recent acquisitions to the College’s Art Collection, offering over forty prints, photographs, ceramics and other works. The exhibit opens Friday, Jan. 9 with a reception from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Admission to the exhibit and the reception, as well as other related events, is free and open to the public.
Carleton brings internationally acclaimed Danish design collective N55 to campus for a five-week residencyDecember 18, 2014
Carleton College will host the internationally acclaimed Danish art, architecture and design collective N55 for an arts residency focused public space from January 9 to February 5, 2015. N55 members Ion Sørvin, Till Wolfer, and Anne Roome will collaborate with Carleton students to set up a design laboratory focused on public space by imaging a hypothetical new building complex for the College’s Cowling Arboretum. The residency will include public lectures and events, culminating in an exhibition in the Braucher Gallery of the Perlman Teaching Museum.
Science historian and psychologist Michael Shermer examines why people believe weird things in Carleton ConvocationDecember 18, 2014
Dr. Michael Shermer, founding publisher of Skeptic magazine and the executive director of the Skeptics Society, will present Carleton’s first convocation address of 2015 on Friday, Jan. 9 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. In this age of supposed scientific enlightenment, when many people still believe in mind reading, past-life regression theory and alien abduction, Shermer’s presentation will wage a no-holds-barred assault on popular superstitions and prejudices, debunking nonsensical claims and exploring the very human reasons people find otherworldly phenomena, conspiracy theories, and cults so appealing.
Entitled “Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time,” Shermer’s presentation is free and open to the public. Carleton convocations are also recorded and archived online at go.carleton.edu/convo.
- November 14, 2014
Carleton College will hold its annual Craft and Custodial Bake Sale on Friday, Dec. 5 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, birdhouses, garden art, glass ornaments, rugs, quilts, jewelry, Kenyan products, wooden bowls and toys, baskets, outerwear, candles, and much more. This popular annual event is free and open to the public.
- November 7, 2014
Carleton College’s renowned Chinese Music Ensemble will perform in concert on Sunday, November 9 at 3 p.m. in the Concert Hall.
Established ten years ago, the ensemble plays traditional Chinese instruments. Comprised primarily of Carleton students, the performance will also feature a Northfield High School student and two students from neighboring St. Olaf College. Under the direction of world-class pipa artist, Gao Hong, the Carleton Chinese Music Ensemble has performed to much acclaim at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Mall of America, the University of Minnesota, and at numerous conferences and Chinese celebrations through the region.
- November 7, 2014
The Carleton College Orchestra will present their fall concert on Friday, November 14 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall. Directed by Hector Valdivia, the program will feature Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3, Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 “Unfinished,” and Hindesmith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis. This event is free and open to the public.
- October 31, 2014
Aboriginal advocate and Canadian Olympic athlete Waneek Horn-Miller will present the Carleton College convocation address on Friday, Nov. 7 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. An activist who works to mend the relationship between Native and non-Native communities in Canada, Horn-Miller will present “First Nations Rights.” Convocations are free and open to the public; they are also recorded and archived online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.
Carleton College is pleased to host the 33rd International Conference of the Haskins Society, a three-day gathering focused on all dimensions of medieval history. Featuring panels and lectures on medieval archaeology, manuscript studies, art history, history and literation, the conference will take place Friday, Nov. 7 (12-5:30 p.m.), Saturday, Nov. 8 (9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.), and Sunday, Nov. 9 (8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.) in the Weitz Center for Creativity Larson Family Meeting Room (Room 236). This event is free and open to the public.
- October 30, 2014
A new exhibit in the Carleton College Laurence McKinley Gould Library explores medieval manuscripts and how medieval peoples produced and derived meaning from word and image. The “Process of Illumination: Word, Image and the Scribal Imagination in the Middle Ages” investigates the relationship between word and image in the Middle Ages by critically examining a variety of medieval manuscripts in facsimile. The exhibit opens Wednesday, Nov. 5 and will be on display through Jan. 5, 2015. An opening reception with light refreshments will be held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 5. This event is free and open to the public.
- October 30, 2014
Are you familiar with the many local races that will be on the ballot come November? Want to meet the candidates who may end up deciding Northfield's future? Join us on Thursday, October 30th from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Boliou Hall Auditorium for a public forum with all your local city council candidates. Audience members will have the ability to submit questions during the forum and hear how potential City Councilors would respond to issues that are important to them.
- October 24, 2014
The Carleton College Department of Art and Art History will present “Rising Suns in the North: Japanese Gardens in Minnesota” on Friday, Oct. 31 at 5 p.m. in the Boliou Hall Auditorium. Art historian Kendall Brown, author of “Quiet Beauty: The Japanese Gardens of North America” will discuss his book, tracing the local manifestations of this trans-Pacific imagination by examining the rich history of Japanese Gardens in Minnesota.
- October 24, 2014
The Carleton Symphony Band will celebrate Halloween with a special concert entitled “Danse Macabre” on Friday, Oct. 31 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Concert Hall. An appropriately “eerie” evening of music, the performance will accompany excerpts from the horror film classic, “The Bride of Frankenstein,” along with other short classic horror films, “all guaranteed to amaze and frighten,” says Symphony Band director Ron Rodman. Halloween treats will also be served.
- October 24, 2014
Carleton College is pleased to present a not-to-be-missed appearance by critically acclaimed and very popular music pioneers, Red Baraat. The event takes place on Sunday, Nov. 2 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Carleton Concert Hall.
- October 24, 2014
Carleton College will host a service and celebration on Sunday, Nov. 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Severance Great Hall in commemoration of ‘Dia de los Muertos’ (Day of the Dead). In addition to 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.
- October 24, 2014
The Carleton Players will present William Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” October 30 through November 2 in the Weitz Center for Creativity Theater, with performances nightly at 7:30 p.m. October 30, 31 and November 1, along with two 2 p.m. matinee performances November 1 and 2. Directed by David Wiles, Performances are free and open to the public. Reservations are encouraged and can be made online at go.carleton.tixato.com/buy/.
- October 24, 2014
Award-winning actress Elizabeth Liang will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation address on Friday, Oct. 31 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “Alien Citizen: An Earth Odyssey,” Liang’s presentation will explore her own multicultural background, asking “who you are when you’re from everywhere and nowhere.” This event is free and open to the public. Convocations are also recorded and archived online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.
- October 22, 2014
Guest artist Linda Chatterton (flute) will join Carleton faculty musician Matthew McCright (piano) for a recital of masterworks from the piano and flute repertoire on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. in the Carleton College Concert Hall. This performance is free and open to the public.
Professor Hiromi Mizuno will present the Carleton College Fall 2014 Herbert P. Lefler Lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. in Leighton Hall Room 305. A professor of history at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Mizuno’s lecture is entitled “Japan’s Cold War, Post-Colonial Asia, and the Kula Ring: Technical Aid Reconsidered.” This event is free and open to the public.
- October 17, 2014
Charles Kernaghan, the executive director of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights, will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation address on Friday, Oct. 24 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Widely recognized as having launched the anti-sweatshop movement in the U.S., Kernaghan is best known as “the man who made Kathie Lee cry,” after publicly exposing that 13-year-old children were working in a brutal Honduran sweatshop earning just pennies an hour sewing Kathie Lee Gifford’s clothing line for Wal-Mart. Titled “The Race to the Bottom in the Global Economy,” Kernaghan’s presentation is free and open to the public. Convocations are also recorded and archived online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.
Journalist and documentary filmmaker Peter Frumkin to speak about his craft and the state of documentary filmmakingOctober 16, 2014
Director, writer and producer Peter Frumkin will appear at Carleton College on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum. The Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow at Carleton for the week of Oct. 20, Frumkin will speak on the state of documentary filmmaking. This event is free and open to the public.
Members of the Carleton community will present a 24-hour reading of George Eliot’s “Middlemarch” beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22. The marathon reading will take place on the North Balcony of the Sayles Hill Campus Center. Community members will take turns reading for about 30 minutes each throughout the day, afternoon, evening, and throughout the night—finishing up the next morning on Oct. Listeners are encouraged to attend, and may come and go as they like or stay for the entire reading.