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  • April 1, 2014

    Arboretum to host Prescribed Burn Workshop

    Private landowners and others interested in using fire as a grassland management tool are invited to attend a Prescribed Burn Workshop on Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Carleton College Cowling Arboretum in Northfield. Sponsored by Carleton with assistance from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, there is a $20 fee per person to participate.

    Class size is limited to 24 participants ages 18 years of age or older. Pre-registration is required by April 7. The $20 fee includes materials and coffee breaks, but participants should bring their own lunch or plan to purchase lunch in town. Register at the Carleton College website:

  • March 31, 2014

    Carleton’s International Film Forum Continues; Screenings Open to the Public

    Carleton College continues its weekly International Film Forum with screenings beginning at 7 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. Featuring films from all around the world, these screenings are free and open to the public.

    The International Film Forum is a group dedicated to the viewing and studying of foreign films, developed thought a partnership between the Carleton departments of arts, cinema and media studies, and languages. The screenings are often preceded by a presentation by the director of the film a Carleton professor, or a knowledgeable guest—and then followed by a short discussion session.

  • National V-Day Campaign
    March 31, 2014

    Students present Eve Ensler’s “Vagina Monologues,” with proceeds supporting The HOPE Center

    Carleton College will host a student produced and performed production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” on Sunday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall. Sometimes funny, sometimes poignant—“The Vagina Monologues” focuses on the female experience as it relates to sexuality, love, abuse, and resilience. Proceeds from this event will benefit The HOPE Center in Faribault, along with the national V-Day Spotlight Campaign, a global movement to end violence against women and girls.

    Tickets are being offered on a $5 to $15 sliding scale, and can be purchased at the door and online at

  • Richard Misrach Swamp and Pipeline, Geismar, Louisiana, 1998
    March 25, 2014

    New Carleton Art Exhibit Highlights the Complex Forces Shaping the Mississippi River Landscape

    A new exhibit in the Carleton College Perlman Teaching Museum highlights the complex forces shaping the Mississippi River landscape. “Petrochemical America: Project Room” is a unique collaboration between celebrated photographer Richard Misrach and landscape designer Kate Orff. Based on the book Petrochemical America (Aperture, 2012), the project brings into focus the complex economic and ecological forces that have shaped the industrial landscapes of the lower Mississippi River’s “Cancer Alley.”

    The public is invited to an opening reception for “Petrochemical America: Project Room” on Thursday, April 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Commons. Along with light refreshments, the reception will include a tour of the exhibit led by Minneapolis artist and photographer Paul Shambroom, who will explore issues of power through grand landscape imagery.

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    March 25, 2014

    Convocation Focuses on Eliminating the Gender Wage Gap

    Carleton will kick-off its spring term convocation series with a presentation by Annie Houle, national director of campus and communities initiatives for The WAGE Project, Inc., on Friday, April 4 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “Eliminating the Gender Wage Gap,” Houle’s presentation  focuses on wage discrimination against American women in the workplace, offering constructive solutions to eliminate this gap. Convocations are free and open to the public.

  • March 25, 2014

    Carleton Hosts Lecture and Exhibit on Russian Colonial Central Asia

    Russian Colonial Central Asia is the focus of a photography exhibit at Carleton College featuring a series of prints from the oeuvre of the photographer known as Orden, who traveled in Central Asia in 1888. The exhibit was curated by Dr. Heather Sonntag of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who will appear at Carleton to speak about the exhibit on Wednesday, April 2 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity, Room 236. Entitled, “Historical Photography of Russian Colonial Central Asia, 1858-1918,” Sonntag’s presentation is free and open to the public.

  • March 12, 2014

    Carleton College Awards Tenure to Seven Faculty Members

    Seven members of the Carleton College faculty have been awarded tenure by the Board of Trustees, effective September 1, 2014.

  • March 12, 2014

    Carleton to Host Community Open House on Facilities Planning

    Carleton College announces a Community Open House on Wednesday, March 19, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Weitz Center for Creativity, Larson Meeting Room 236, to share emerging plans for the long-term layout of the campus, including desired locations for future academic, administrative, and residential functions.  The public is invited to attend; light refreshments will be served.

  • February 28, 2014

    Carleton Mourns Loss of Three Students in Auto Accident

    This afternoon, the Minnesota State Patrol and Dakota County Sheriff’s office notified Carleton College officials that three of its students had been fatally injured in an automobile accident in Dakota County, less than three miles from the Carleton campus. The three students who died as a result of their injuries sustained in the accident: James Adams ’15, Michael Goodgame ’15, Paxton Harvieux ’15. Two other students were injured and transported from the scene. They are both hospitalized but are in stable condition: Conor Eckert ’17, William Sparks ’15.

  • Trio Da Kali
    February 27, 2014

    Carleton Celebrates the Musical Heritage of Mali with a Performance by Trio Da Kali

    Carleton College invites the public to celebrate the musical heritage of Mali with a performance by Trio Da Kali on Monday, March 3 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Great Hall. These three acclaimed musicians hail from the Mande culture of Mali, descended from a long time of distinguished ‘griots,’ or specialist hereditary musical artisans. This performance is free and open to the public.

  • The Sax Section of The International Sweethearts of Rhythm
    February 27, 2014

    Carleton presents special screening of the acclaimed documentary film, “The Girls In The Band”

    Carleton College will host a special screening of the acclaimed documentary film, “The Girls In The Band,” on Tuesday, March 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity. The film tells the fascinating and inspiring stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their groundbreaking journeys from the 1930s to present day. This event is free and open to the public.

  • February 27, 2014

    Public Invited to Winter Performance by the Carleton Orchestra

    The Carleton College Orchestra will present their winter concert on Friday, March 7 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall. Directed by Hector Valdivia, the program will feature Britten’s Four Sea Interludes and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5 in E flat. This event is free and open to the public.