- Created 11 May 2013; Published 24 May 20135K for Hope, 5/11/13
Carleton hosted the “5K for Hope,” a fun run/walk on Saturday, May 11 in the Cowling Arboretum, with proceeds benefiting The Hope Center, whose mission is to create zero tolerance for sexual and domestic violence through Healing, Outreach, Prevention and Education. The Hope Center is located in Faribault, Minn., and serves all of Rice County.
- Created 25 February 2013; Published 27 March 2013Evans Hall Renovation
A short look at the renovations to Evans Hall.
- Created 15 October 2012; Published 26 October 2012Firebellies Cooking 101
Carleton's student cooking club, the Firebellies, sponsored a sushi-making class in conjunction with the College's food service provider, Bon Appétit.
- Created 18 May 2012; Published 18 May 2012Greg Smith Book Excerpt
Gregory Smith, the Lloyd P. Johnson-Norwest Professor of English and the Liberal Arts, recently won a 2012 Minnesota Book Award for his collection of short stories, The Law of Miracles and Other Stories. Here is a video excerpt of Smith reading from one of the stories. The Northfield News recently ran a nice story recapping the award show. The book is available from the Carleton Bookstore.
- Created 18 April 2012; Published 18 April 2012Physics Fair
A short video about the Carleton physics fair and its participants.
- Created 9 March 2012; Published 9 March 2012We Speak Event
A collection of student acts called “We Speak,” celebrating Black History Month and sponsored by the Black Students Alliance (BSA), is held annually on the Carleton campus to commemorate Black History Month. Each year, Carleton students perform acts that relate to African American history and issues. Past “We Speak” shows have featured dance, vocal, dramatic, and poetry performances. Carleton media relations videographer Dan McAlister '13 interviews Beserat Kelati '12 (Houston, Texas) and Robert Mills '12 (Chicago), BSA board members, about the student organization and the purpose of "We Speak" as an event.
- Created 10 February 2012; Published 10 February 2012Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theater Performance
The Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater (SPDT) performed at Carleton on Friday, Jan. 6, kicking off the winter term programming in the Weitz Center for Creativity. Dan McAlister '13 interviewed Stuart Pimsler, who also talked about the collaborative class he taught at Carleton during the winter term, which brought politics and dance together in a unique but interesting cross-disciplinary way. SPDT is a nationally recognized performance company that has been presented by The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Dance Theater Workshop (NYC), Jacob's Pillow, The American Dance Festival, and internationally in Canada, Europe, Israel, Taiwan and Russia. Founded in 1978 and based in Minneapolis, its work stands apart in the field of contemporary performance for its vast emotional range, intellectual provocations, and stunning visual environments. Dramatically powerful and insightfully witty, this company's unique vision has been hailed as theater for the heart and mind. The performance was supported by funding from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Legacy Amendment. For more information, visit their website at www.stuartpimsler.com.
- Created 6 February 2012; Published 6 February 201224 Hour Show Feature, 2/6/12
Dan McAlister '13 checks in with the Carleton Student Experimental Theater Board and their 24-Hour Show project. The team of students writes, casts, rehearses and performs a series of plays in a 24-hour time period, making for some interesting, creative work and a sleep-deprived group of Carls.
- Created 20 January 2012; Published 20 January 2012Laurel Bradley Gives Tour of Perlman Teaching Museum and Winter Term 2012 Exhibits
Laurel Bradley, Director and Curator in the Perlman Teaching Museum
Senior Lecturer in Art and Art History, gives us a tour of the Weitz Center for Creativity's museum space. She talks about exactly what it means for Carleton to have such a facility and gives us a sneak preview of the two winter term exhibits. “A Complex Weave: Women and Identity in Contemporary Art” is on display in the museum’s Braucher Gallery through March 11, while the Kaemmer Family Gallery hosts “Running the Numbers: Portraits of Mass Consumption" at the same time. For more information about the Perlman Teaching Museum and its hours, visit its website.
- Created 19 October 2011; Published 19 October 2011Carleton's Second Wind Turbine Installation
Video of the installation of Carleton's second wind turbine. Carleton will dedicate the wind turbine, made possible by a generous gift from Laurie Weiss Kracum ’76 and Richard Kracum ’76 of Chicago, on Friday, Oct. 21. The new wind turbine will provide power directly to Carleton’s electrical grid, serving one-third the annual power needs of nearly 2,000 full-time students plus hundreds of staff and faculty. This project reduces Carleton's carbon footprint by approximately 10 percent.
- Created 12 February 2011; Published 28 February 2011Polar Plunge, Feb. 12, 2011
The Carleton College "Chillin for a Thrillin" Polar Plunge squad raised more $1,700 for Northfield Area Special Olympics. The team, comprised of eight Carleton students and two Carleton staff members, participated in the state-wide event by plunging into the frigid waters of Foster-Arend Lake in Rochester, Minn.
- Created 14 January 2011; Published 17 January 2011Carlos Gonzales '77 Blessing--Memorial for Tucson Shooting Victims
Carlos Gonzales '77, a former Carleton Board of Trustee member and currently an associate professor and medical director at the University of Arizona College of Medicine's Family and Community Medical department, delivered the blessing at the recent memorial in honor of the six victims in the Tucson, Ariz., shooting tragedy.
- Created 13 January 2011; Published 13 January 2011Video Feature: GOP Beard Auction
This video feature highlights the annual Beard Auction, a fundraiser organized by the Gods of Plastic (GOP), one of three men's Ultimate Frisbee teams at Carleton. After six weeks of not shaving or cutting their hair, the members of GOP return in January to auction off the rights to their follicles. Their friends and classmates buy raffle tickets to support spring travel costs and tournament fees, and the lucky winners have the opportunity to shave and style the hair of that GOPer.
- Created 5 October 2010; Published 6 October 2010Cleanup Underway following Cannon River flooding 2010-10-05
The cleanup effort is in full swing 11 days after the Cannon River reached record heights, flooding Laird Stadium, the basement of West Gym, the adjacent practice fields, portions of the lower arboretum, and a trio of campus house.
- Created 28 September 2010; Published 29 September 2010Video: Tues., Sept. 28 Flood Update: Clean-Up Effort Begins, Athletic Contests Impacted, 9/28/10
A video update of the flooding of the Cannon River that inundated Laird Stadium and the basement of West Gym, along with Wilson, Allen, Prentice and Geffert houses and the adjacent practice fields, and parking lots. The flood waters are now falling and the clean-up and assessment of damage has now started.