Carleton's annual Lighten Up! Garage Sale raised a whopping $31,923 over the weekend, with proceeds of approximately $10,600 being given to each the Northfield Special Olympics, Project Friendship, and the Northfield Union of Youth (The Key). "We had a record year...despite our challenging circumstances," noted Kelly Scheuerman, Program Director for Civic Engagement Pathways. The popular annual sale typically takes place during Carleton's reunion weekend, but this year's event was postponed due to campus flooding caused by the Cannon River.
- June 30, 2014
In collaboration with the Cannon Valley Elder Collegium, Carleton College is pleased to host the third annual Northfield Film Festival, running Tuesday evenings during the month of July. This year's theme is "The Hollywood Renaissance" and will feature popular films from the 1960s and 1970s, including "Bonnie and Clyde," "The Graduate," "2001: A Space Odyssey," and "Chinatown." The series will also feature screenings of three short films created by area students—one each from Carleton, St. Olaf College, and Northfield High School.
Screenings are free and open to the public and will be held Tuesdays evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema (Third and College Streets in Northfield).
Carleton College’s Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE) has rescheduled its annual Lighten Up! Garage Sale for Saturday, July 12 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, July 13 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the West Gym on the Carleton campus. The popular annual sale converts the unwanted year-end possessions of Carleton students into bargains for local residents and cash for local charities. The sale, which is typically held every year during Carleton’s reunion weekend, was postponed this year due to Cannon River flooding on the campus.
- June 25, 2014
Gao Hong, world-class pipa (lute) player and composer and director of the Carleton College Chinese Music Ensemble, will perform the world premiere her Green Willow Tree: Double Concerto for Pipa, Violin and Orchestra with the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Jere Lantz, on Sunday, July 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the Lake Harriet Bandshell in Minneapolis. Additional performances will be held Monday, July 7 at 10:30 a.m. at the Nicollet Island Pavilion and on Thursday, July 10 at 1 p.m. at the Humboldt-Cerenity Senior Care Center in St. Paul. All performances are free and open to the public.
- June 19, 2014
Carleton College’s Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE) annual Lighten Up! Garage Sale, originally scheduled for Friday, June 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, June 21 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., has been postponed due to the impact of the Cannon River flooding. in the West Gym on the Carleton campus. College officials hope to announce a rescheduled date and time for the sale. The popular annual sale converts the unwanted year-end possessions of Carleton students into bargains for local residents and cash for local charities.
- June 19, 2014
As the waters on the nearby Cannon River continue to rise following several days of heavy rain, the City of Northfield has declared a flood emergency. In response, Carleton officials have enacted the campus flood plan, created following significant flooding experienced in 2010.
- June 4, 2014
The Carleton College Board of Trustees recently approved the promotion of five faculty members, from Professor to Professor Emeritus, effective September 1, 2014.
Carleton College will award the Bachelor of Arts degree to the 484 graduating members of the Class of 2014 on Saturday, June 14, in a ceremony beginning at 9:30 a.m. on the Bald Spot, the lawn west of Hulings Hall on the Carleton campus. A celebratory picnic on the Bald Spot will follow. In the event of severe weather, commencement will be held indoors at the Recreation Center. Seating is available to accommodate all guests, whether outdoors or indoors, and no tickets are required.
The Northern Clay Center has announced the recipients of this year’s 2014 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Ceramic Artists, funded by the McKnight Foundation. Of the two fellows named to this prestigious honor is Kelly Connole, Carleton College Associate Professor of Art. The award, which includes $25,000 in unrestricted funds, is designed to strengthen and enhance Minnesota’s artistic community, as well as significantly advance the work of Minnesota ceramic artists whose work is of exceptional artistic merit, who have already proven their abilities, and are at a career stage that is beyond emerging.
Carleton College’s African Drum Ensemble, a student collective that uses indigenous instruments and teaching methods to perform rhythms and songs from West Africa, will show off its talents in a concert on Tuesday, June 3 at 4 p.m.. The concert will take place on the College Bald Spot (or, in the event of rain, in the Sayles-Hill Great Space), and is free and open to the public.
- May 28, 2014
The Carleton College Board of Trustees recently approved the promotion of seven faculty members, effective September 1, 2014.
The following faculty members have been promoted from associate professor to professor: Roger Bechtel, professor of theater; Joseph Chihade, professor of chemistry; Carol Donelan, professor of cinema and media studies; Nathan D. Grawe, professor of economics; Stephen Mohring, professor of art; Annette Nierobisz, professor of sociology; and Matthew S. Rand, professor of biology.
- May 27, 2014
The Carleton College Orchestra will present its annual spring concert on Friday, May 30 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall. The performance is free and the public is invited to attend.
The American Composers Forum has announced the recipients of this year’s McKnight Composition Fellowship, funded by the McKnight Foundation. Among the four fellows named, chosen from a pool of 63 applicants, is Alex Freeman, Carleton College assistant professor of music. The award, which includes $25,000 in unrestricted funds, is meant to acknowledge excellence in the field of music composition.
Carleton College student dancers, along with members of the renowned Semaphore Repertory Dance Company, will present their Spring Dance Performance on Friday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. and again on Sunday, May 25 at 2 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Theater. Directed by Judith Howard and Jane Shockley, this popular annual event is free and open to the public but reservations are encouraged and can be made online at go.carleton.edu/tixato/buy/.
Carleton College will hold its annual Honors Convocation on Friday, May 30 at 3 p.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. A yearly celebration of faculty and student academic accomplishments and civic engagement, this year’s Honors Convocation address will be presented by Google Public Policy Analyst Hibah Hussain, Carleton Class of 2008.
A cherished annual tradition at Carleton, Honors Convocation begins and ends with a full academic procession, including emerti faculty. Following remarks by President Steven Poskanzer, Dean of the College Beverly Nagel and Dean of Students Hudlin Wagner, the ceremony will honor students and recipients of awards and grants. Honors Convocation is free and open to the public; the event will also be streamed live and archived for future viewing online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.
- May 15, 2014
The Carleton College Choir, under the direction of faculty conductor Lawrence Burnett and student conductor Julian Pozniak, will present a program of choral favorites on the theme ‘earth and heaven.’ Entitled “Something Like A Star,” the evening will include a performance of Gloria by Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi. The concert, held Friday, May 23 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall, is free and open to the public.
- May 15, 2014
Carleton College will host an appearance by California author D.J. Waldie on Wednesday, May 21 at 4:30 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum. Author of the acclaimed biography “Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir,” Waldie will read from the book and sign copies, which will be available for purchase at the event. This appearance is free and open to the public.
Acclaimed Florestan Recital Project Presents PANIC, A Groundbreaking New Song Cycle by Composer Andy Vores and Poet Todd BossMay 15, 2014
The internationally acclaimed Florestan Recital Project will come to Carleton College on Tuesday, May 20 at 7 p.m. in the Concert Hall. Led and performed by artistic directors Alison d’Amato (piano) and Aaron Engebreth (baritone), the eclectic ensemble will perform PANIC, a groundbreaking song cycle by composer Andy Vores and poet Todd Boss. This event is free and open to the public.
- May 12, 2014
Carleton College’s Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE) will host the annual Empty Bowls fundraiser on Friday, May 16 on the campus Bald Spot at 11:50 a.m., following the weekly convocation address. This popular event is open to the public.
Carleton musicians present “East Meets West,” a performance at the crossroads of Chinese national and Western art musical traditionsMay 12, 2014
Carleton College vocalists, along with members of the Chinese Music Ensemble, will present an eclectic evening performance entitled “East Meets West,” combining Chinese national and Western art musical traditions on Friday, May 16 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall. This colorful performance is free and open to the public.
- May 12, 2014
Carleton College will host “Northfield Reads: Veterans’ Voices,” a reading and discussion of the important stories written and shared by military veterans, on Sunday, May 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Larson Meeting Room (236). This event is free and open to the public.
- May 12, 2014
The opening reception for the annual Carleton College Senior Art Showcase will be held Friday, May 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Perlman Teaching Museum of the Weitz Center for Creativity. The exhibit, entitled “Migration Patterns,” features the work of thirteen studio art majors, who will be on hand to discuss their work. Admission to the exhibit and reception is free and open to the public.
- May 12, 2014
Carleton College’s Cowling Arboretum will host its 12th annual spring bird count on Saturday, May 17 and invites anyone with an interest in bird watching to join in this census of bird species in the Arboretum. No previous experience is necessary. The count will take place from 6 to 9 a.m.; participants will meet at 6 a.m. at the Arboretum Office.
Internationally recognized ecologist and author Sandra Steingraber will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation address on Friday, May 16 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “The Whole Fracking Enchilada: Toward Meaningful Toxic Chemical Reform and a Rational Energy Policy,” Steingraber’s presentation explores the links between human rights and the environment. This event is free and open to the public. Convocations are also streamed live and can be viewed online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.
In advance of her presentation, Steingraber’s film “Living Downstream” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. in Olin 149 on Thursday May 15. She will be on hand to answer questions following the screening.