- November 30, 2012
This winter Carleton College Cowling Arboretum staff will take the first steps in a new forest and grassland restoration project, funded through the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund. A $64,593 grant, administered through the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, will help restore 38 acres, about 4% of the Carleton Arboretum. “While 4% seems like a small portion, Arboretum users will notice some big changes, so we wanted to make sure our users were aware of what this project entails,” reports Nancy Braker, Arboretum Director.
- November 8, 2012
Mark your calendars now! Carleton College's annual holiday Craft & Custodial Bake Sale will be held Friday, December 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Commons area of the Weitz Center for Creativity. A wide variety of hand-crafted items -- including jewelry, afghans and quilts, baskets, candles, outerwear and more -- along with an array of delicious baked goods will be available for purchase. Vendors will donate their entrance fee to the Carleton College Custodial Scholarship Fund. This very popular event is free and open to the public.
- November 8, 2012
Get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping at the Carleton Bookstore! On Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 14 and 15, they'll be offering a whopping 22% (!) off all clothing, gifts, and general reading books. And we all know that Carleton gear and great books make AWESOME holiday gifts. Two days only, 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily. For more information, call (507) 222-4153 (or toll-free, 1-800-799-4148) or email the friendly folks in the Bookstore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- November 6, 2012
Carleton students have curated an exhibition on the medieval book, currently on display in the Gould Library. The exhibition, titled “If You Give a Monk a Manuscript: Constructing Knowledge in the Early Medieval Ages,” is on display through January 1.
- November 5, 2012
Carleton College philosophy students will lead their own class at Northfield’s Just Food Co-op on Wednesday, Nov. 7 beginning at 7 p.m., discussing what constitutes the humane treatment of farm animals. The class is being offered in conjunction with the Real Food Challenge, a nonprofit organization which promotes the procurement of community-based and ecologically sound food by colleges and universities. Students will present their ideas about what guidelines for humane treatment of animals Real Food Challenge ought to adopt. This event is free and open to the public.
- November 5, 2012
The Carleton College Orchestra will present a public performance on Friday, Nov. 9 at 8 pm. in the Concert Hall. Titled “New Worlds,” the program will be conducted by visiting music professor Timothy Semanik. This event is free and open to the public.
- November 2, 2012
Saturday, Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall, the Carleton Choir, Carleton Singers, Bella Cantemus, and the Men's Chorus will all come together to celebrate a statewide day of concerts in a not-to-be-missed evening of choral music aptly titled, "Sing!" Directed by Lawrence R. Burnett, the concert commemorates the 50th anniversary of the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota. This event is free and open to the public.
- November 1, 2012
Carleton's acclaimed Chinese Music Ensemble will celebrate the sights and sounds of China in a public recital on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. in the College's Concert Hall. Directed by world renowned musician and composer Gao Hong, the Chinese Music Ensemble has also been invited to perform at St. Paul's Landmark Center on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. as part of The Schubert Club's "Cocktails with Culture" Concert Series. Both performances are free and open to the public.
- October 30, 2012
Carleton College will host a celebration of the Hmong New Year in the Severance Great Hall on Saturday, Nov. 3, featuring performances of traditional and contemporary Hmong song and dance. The celebration will be hosted by the Coalition of Hmong Students, which promotes awareness of Hmong culture at Carleton, and sponsored by Hmong Culture Outreach at St. Olaf College. Festivities begin at 5:00 p.m.; the event is free and open to the public, and Hmong appetizers will be served.
- October 29, 2012
Carleton College will host a service and celebration on Friday, Nov. 2 in the Severance Great Hall beginning at 6 p.m. to commemorate the ‘Day of the Dead.’ Besides a religious ceremony, the event will feature food and dancing, and members of the community are invited to bring objects symbolizing remembrance of departed loved ones for a special alter display. This annual event is free and open to the public.
- October 28, 2012
Acclaimed Author Peter Geye Returns to Carleton in Support of His Latest Novel, “The Lighthouse Road”
Carleton College is very pleased to present author Peter Geye on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum. Currently touring the nation in support of his highly anticipated and already critically acclaimed second novel, “The Lighthouse Road,” Geye’s appearance is free and open to the public. Copies of Geye’s work will be available for purchase at the event and also in advance at the Carleton Bookstore.
- October 28, 2012
Two small exhibitions currently on display at the Carleton College Perlman Teaching Museum in the Weitz Center for Creativity connect curricular work in history and French to art objects from around the globe. Both exhibits are on display in the Kaemmer Family Gallery of the Perlman Teaching Museum through November 14, 2012.
“Visualizing Friends and Enemies in the Socialist World” is an extension of a seminar led by David Tompkins, assistant professor of history and director of European studies. The exhibit analyzes socialist propaganda from Russia, China, Cuba, and elsewhere. And under the guidance of Christine Lac, senior lecturer in French, “People, Places, Things: La culture en deçà des clichés” explores the cultural significance of people, places, and things as represented by French and Francophile artists.
Both exhibits will be discussed by student experts in an art talk on Thursday, Nov. 1, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Commons.