Carleton presents “The Odyssey: A Folk Opera,” an original musical adaptation of Homer’s classic tale told in 24 short songsFebruary 23, 2015
Carleton College will present a performance of Joe Goodkin’s original musical composition, “The Odyssey: A Folk Opera,” on Thursday, Feb. 26 from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum. Goodkin’s 30-minute adaptation for solo voice and acoustic baritone guitar and voice tells the story of Homer's “Odyssey” in a series of 24 short songs, invoking the spirit of the ancient Greek bards who originally brought forth the timeless stories of Odysseus and the heroes of the Trojan War. This event is free and open to the public.
- February 23, 2015
Renowned Catholic poet and peace activist Rose Berger will present "When Your Faith Gets You in Trouble: Sojourners and Other Strange Stories" on Tuesday, March 3 from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum. An award-winning religion journalist, author, public speaker, poet, and Catholic who specializes in writing about spirituality and art, social justice, war and peace, Berger is senior associate editor and regular columnist at Sojourners Magazine, the national ecumenical magazine based in Washington, D.C. that focuses on "faith in action for social justice."
In her lecture, Berger will speak about three times her faith got her in trouble -- and invite questions from the audience to engage in discussion about social and spiritual issues that matter to us. This event is free is open to the public.
- February 18, 2015
Carleton College moved up to the No. 2 position on Peace Corps’ annual list of the top volunteer-producing small colleges and universities across the country. With 17 alumni currently serving overseas as Peace Corps volunteers, the school made its fourth consecutive appearance on the list. Carleton ranked second behind Gonzaga University (Wash.) and its 20 alumni among schools and universities of 5,000 or less undergraduate students. Since the agency was created in 1961, 496 Carleton graduates have made a difference as Peace Corps volunteers.
Carleton announces Winter 2015 Herbert P. Lefler Lecture, “New York is like Johannesburg: The Global Dimensions of the African American Freedom Movement”February 15, 2015
The public is invited to attend Carleton College’s Winter 2015 Herbert P. Lefler Lecture on Monday, Feb. 23 at 4:30 p.m. in Leighton Hall Room 305. This year’s lecture, entitled “New York is like Johannesburg: The Global Dimensions of the African American Freedom Movement,” will be presented by Kevin Gaines, a professor of history at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
The Carleton Players' production of award-winning playwright, screenwriter and poet Naomi Wallace’s “The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek,” continues with performances at 7:30 p.m. nightly Friday and Saturday, February 27 and 28, along with a Sunday matinee performance at 2 p.m. on March 1.
Performances, presented in the Weitz Center for Creativity Theater, are free and open to the public. Reservations are encouraged and can be made online at carleton.tixato.com/buy/.
- February 13, 2015
Author and St. Olaf College sociology and Middle Eastern studies professor Ibtesam Al-Atiyat will discuss “Women’s Activism in Jordan: Strategies, Discourses, and Challenges” on Thursday, Feb. 19 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Leighton Hall Room 304 on the Carleton College campus.
Carleton presents annual production of “The Vagina Monologues;” All proceeds to benefit the Hope CenterFebruary 13, 2015
Carleton College will present its annual production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Sometime funny and sometime poignant, this student-produced and student-performed theatrical production is inspired by women’s experiences with sexuality, love and resilience. All of the proceeds, including ticket, t-shirt and candy sales, will be donated to the Hope Center in Faribault.
Globetrotting investigative journalist Kelsey Timmerman will present the weekly Carleton College convocation on Friday, Feb. 20 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Fueled by passion and curiosity, Timmerman tells the story of the items in our lives that we often take for granted. His presentation, entitled “Where Am I Wearing? Where Am I Eating?,” shares the stories of the people he meets as he travels the world, educating audiences and promoting dialogue about how to improve our world economy.
This event is free and open to the public. Carleton convocations are recorded and archived online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.
Firebellies/Young Chefs Receives Large Alumni Donation to Establish Cookbook Library for Carleton CommunityFebruary 9, 2015
Members of the Firebellies Culinary Club, along with the Young Chefs program, are pleased to announce the creation of a cookbook library for the Carleton community, thanks to a generous donation from Annie Katata '78 and her husband, Eric Randolph. Passionate food activists and culinary enthusiasts, the two have decided to donate over 150 cookbooks and culinary publications to Carleton to further the mission of both Firebellies and the Young Chefs program.
Geology Lecture asks “What Happens to Science in the Courtroom: Perspective from a Groundwater Expert”February 9, 2015
Tuesday, Feb. 17 from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Bernstein Geologist-in-Residence Charles Andrews ’73 will present “What Happens to Science in the Courtroom: Perspective from a Groundwater Expert” in Olin Hall Room 141 on the Carleton College campus. This event is free and open to the public.
Cornell Nanoscientist Paul McEuen presents Carleton Verbrugge Lecture on “The Art and Science of Nanoscale Carbon”February 9, 2015
Paul McEuen, Goldwin Smith Professor of Physics in the Department of Physics at Cornell University, will present the Carleton College Verbrugge Lecture on Monday, Feb. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Olin Hall Room 141. Entitled “The Art and Science of Nanoscale Carbon,” McEuen’s lecture is free and open to the public.
On Monday, Feb. 16 from 7 to 8 p.m., celebrated photographer Wing Young Huie will present “Documenting/Creating Community,” discussing how photography works as a tool to help build community. Huie’s presentation is free and open to the public and will be held in the Weitz Center for Creativity, Room 236, on the Carleton College campus.
- February 9, 2015
Music professor and director of the Carleton Symphony Band Ronald Rodman, along with student musicians, will present a recital entitled “The Electric Trombone” on Sunday, Feb. 15 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall.
Visiting scholar and renowned soprano Janet Youngdahl will present a “Celebration of Hildegard” on Friday, Feb. 13 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Carleton College Skinner Memorial Chapel. An early vocal music specialist, Youngdahl will present the music, writings and artwork of Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179), the visionary abbess and healer whose spiritual compositions are among the most astonishing and unique creations from the dynamic milieu of 12th century Benedictine monasticism.
- February 6, 2015
Groceryships founder and executive director Sam Polk will present the weekly Carleton convocation address on Friday, Feb. 13 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “Redefining Ambitions,” Polk’s presentation will reflect Groceryships’ mission to empower families across the nation to live healthfully.
This event is free and open to the public. Convocations are also recorded and archived online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.
- February 4, 2015
Syrian instrumentalist Issam Rafea will present a concert of classical and contemporary Arab music on Thursday, Feb. 12 from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Carleton College Concert Hall. Rafea is an internationally acclaimed oud player, a pear-shaped stringed instrument commonly used in Middle Eastern music and considered to be an ancestor of the guitar. This event is free and open to the public.
Preeminent Native American poet, novelist, performer and filmmaker Sherman Alexie to speak at CarletonFebruary 4, 2015
Acclaimed award-winning poet, writer and filmmaker Sherman Alexie will present the Christopher U. Light Lecture at Carleton College on Tuesday, Feb. 10 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “Security, Sovereignty, Selfishness: How to be a 21st Century American Nomad,” Alexie’s presentation is open to the public.
On Sunday, Feb. 8 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Carleton College Concert Hall, faculty and guest artists Gwen Anderson (horn), Connie Martin (double bass), and David Hagedorn (Xylosynth) will present a program of "eclectic music for unique sonorities."
- February 3, 2015
Former U.S. Foreign Service Officer Tom Hanson will present "The Legacy of World War I" on Wednesday, Feb. 4 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Leighton Hall Room 304 on the Carleton College campus. In light of the recent centennial of the war, Hanson's presentation is especially interesting and relevant.
On Friday, Feb. 6 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall, Carleton College is pleased to present a special appearance by world-renowned musicians Rolf Haas on violin and Miki Aoki on piano. This rare appearance is free and open to the public.
- February 2, 2015
The public is invited to celebrate the launch of a new collaborative project by Carleton art students along with members of the Danish architecture and design collective, N55, on Thursday, Feb. 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Perlman Teaching Museum of the Weitz Center for Creativity. This exhibit opening and reception with the artists is free and open to the public.
Spoken word poet Javon Johnson presents convocation merging race and gender theory with comedy and lyricismFebruary 2, 2015
Spoken word poet Javon Johnson will present the weekly Carleton College Convocation address on Friday, Feb. 6 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled, "And, Your Kids Will Be Painted Black!,” Johnson’s presentation merges race and gender theory with comedy and lyricism. This event is free and open to the public. Convocations are also recorded and archived online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.
- January 28, 2015
Renowned composer and pipa master Gao Hong invites the public to an evening of music and storytelling on Saturday, Jan. 31 from 8 to 9 p.m. in the Carleton College Concert Hall. Using the pipa, a pear-shaped traditional Chinese lute, Gao Hong will share her own personal adventures, using the versatile instrument to take the audience along a three-part journey beginning in old China and continuing to the musician’s life today. Entitled “Gao Hong on the Highway,” this fun and experimental concert is free and open to the public.
- January 28, 2015
At the annual Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championships of 2014, the Carleton Chess Club came away with a flourish of three awards, having competed against the top schools in the nation. The tournament was held December 27-30, at the Hilton Garden Inn in South Padre Island, Texas.