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  • Promotional poster from the 1972 movie, "The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid"
    July 28, 2014

    Carleton hosts inaugural Jesse James Film Festival

    In collaboration with the Northfield Historical Society, Carleton is pleased to host screenings of the first annual Jesse James Film Festival. All showings will be in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema and are free and open to the public (although donations are appreciated). The five films included in the festival were chosen because they depict the 1876 attempt by the infamous James-Younger Gang to rob Northfield's First National Bank.

  • Bing Shui '16
    July 29, 2014

    Rising Junior Bing Shui '16 Awarded Harvard Stem Cell Institute Internship

    Bing Shui '16 (China), a rising junior majoring in biology, is one of forty undergraduate students accepted into the 2014 Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) Internship Program, which provides participants with a challenging summer research experience in a cutting-edge stem cell science laboratory.

    Since early June, Shui has been working in the Boston Children’s Hospital laboratory of HSCI Affiliated Faculty member Xi He, PhD, known for his research on cell-to-cell communication. Shui’s project this summer is to study how a newly discovered protein controls how genes function in intestinal stem cells and colorectal cancer cells.

  • July 14, 2014

    Annual Lighten Up! Garage Sale Raises over $31K for Area Non-Profits

    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

    Public Invited to Third Annual Northfield Film Fest

    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). 

     

  • June 26, 2014

    Annual “Lighten Up!” Garage Sale Rescheduled for July 12 and 13

    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.

  • Gao Hong, Lecturer in Chinese Musical Instruments
    June 25, 2014

    Gao Hong to Perform the World Premiere of her Double Concerto with the Minneapolis Pops

    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's “Lighten Up!” Garage Sale Postponed

    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.

  • Flooding from the Cannon River surrounds West Gym on June 19, 2014.
    Photo: Eric Sieger, Director of Media Relations
    June 19, 2014

    Carleton Responds to Northfield Flood Emergency

    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

    Carleton College Announces Faculty Promotions

    The Carleton College Board of Trustees recently approved the promotion of five faculty members, from Professor to Professor Emeritus, effective September 1, 2014.

  • June 3, 2014

    484 Graduating Seniors will receive the Bachelor of Arts degree on June 14

    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.

  • Kelly Connole
    May 30, 2014

    Kelly Connole Named Winner of Prestigious McKnight Foundation Fellowship

    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.

  • May 28, 2014

    African Drum Ensemble to Showcase Skills in Year-End Performance

    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.