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  • Sister Simone Campbell
    December 28, 2013

    Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK, to Present First Convocation of 2014

    Sister Simone Campbell will present Carleton College’s first convocation of 2014 on Friday, January 10 from 10:50 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Sister Campbell is a passionate advocate for working together to close the gap between rich and poor and to dismantle policies rooted in racism, greed and violence. Her presentation is free and open to the public. Convocations are also streamed live and can be viewed online at

  • "Minimally Decent People" by The Counterfactuals
    December 12, 2013

    First single from The Counterfactuals' debut album selected as The Current's "Song of the Day"

    Only two days after the digital release of their debut album, “Minimally Decent People,” Carleton and St. Olaf College “prof rockers” The Counterfactuals are pleased to announce that the first single from the album has been selected as the “Song of the Day” by national music tastemakers Minnesota Public Radio’s 89.3 The Current.

  • Carleton President Steven G. Poskanzer (left) and St. Olaf President David R. Anderson
    Photo: Tom Roster
    December 10, 2013

    The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Awards St. Olaf and Carleton $1.4 million Collaboration Grant

    The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Carleton College and St. Olaf College a $1.4 million grant to support increased institutional collaboration. The award funds a four-year project to advance collaboration in library services, information technology, management operations, and academic programs. The project—Broadening the Bridge: Leading Carleton and St. Olaf Colleges into a More Collaborative Future—builds on efforts that began in 2012 with a planning grant from the Foundation. A joint planning team identified the most promising opportunities for collaboration between the two institutions.

  • The Counterfactuals, featuring Andy Flory, Jason Decker, Daniel Groll, and Mike Fuerstein.
    December 10, 2013

    'Prof Rockers' The Counterfactuals Release Their Debut Album

    The Counterfactuals, a rock band comprised of three Carleton professors and a professor hailing from nearby St. Olaf College, have released their highly anticipated debut album. Entitled "Minimally Decent People," a digital version of the album is now available for download here. A CD and vinyl LP version are also available for pre-order.

  • Holiday Treats
    November 21, 2013

    Carleton College’s Annual Craft Fair and Bake Sale Carries On in the Weitz Center

    Carleton College’s annual holiday Craft and Custodial Bake Sale will take place on Friday, December 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Class of 1980 Commons of the Weitz Center for Creativity. A wide variety of hand-crafted items and baked goods will be available for purchase, including wool mittens, garden art, wreaths, rugs, alpaca products, jewelry, afghans, purses, aprons, baskets, outerwear, candles, and much more. Each vendor’s entrance fee will be donated to the Carleton College Custodial Scholarship Fund. This popular annual event is free and open to the public.

  • Northfield GIVES at The Grand
    November 14, 2013

    Northfield 'Give to the Max' at The Grand

    As part of Minnesota's "Give to the Max Day," the public is invited to celebrate area non-profits and the season of giving with a special event at The Grand Event Center from 5 to 9 p.m. tonight. Attendees can learn more about over twenty area non-profit organizations, and enjoy free food and cash bar along with a line-up of entertainment presented by a local magician, the Carleton Juggling F.I.S.H. Club, the St. Olaf College Swing Dance Club, and dancing to the sounds of Matt Arthur & The Bratlanders (recently voted Southern Minnesota's 'best bar band' by Southern MN 'Scene' magazine). The event is open to all ages and admission is free with a Give to the Max Day donation of $10 or more to the organization of your choice.

  • November 13, 2013

    Public invited to peformance by Carleton's African Drum Ensemble

    Carleton College’s African Drum Ensemble, directed by Jay Johnson, will give its fall recital in the Sayles-Hill Great Space on Tues., Nov 19 at 4 p.m. This always popular performance is free and open to the public.

  • November 13, 2013

    Carleton Orchestra Presents Fall Concert

    The Carleton College Orchestra, under the direction of Hector Valdivia, will present its fall concert this Friday, Nov. 15 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall. The Orchestra will perform Wagner’s Rienzi Overture, Schulhoff’s Suite, Op. 37, Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony, and Strauss’ Dance of the Seven Veils. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Susana di Palma
    November 6, 2013

    Acclaimed Zorongo Flamenco Dance Company presents an evening of Spanish dance and music

    The acclaimed Zorongo Flamenco Dance Company will present SOL Y LUNA, an evening of traditional Spanish dance and music, on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Theater. Led by dancer and choreographer Susana di Palma, the Minneapolis-based company is comprised of an ensemble of international artists, dancers and musicians renowned for bringing the power, passion and virtuosity of the art of flamenco to American audiences. This event is free and open to the public; seats can be reserved at

  • November 6, 2013

    Carleton College Awarded Mellon Grant in Support of Global Initiative

    Carleton College has been awarded an $800,000 grant by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of the College’s global engagement initiative (GEI). The grant allows the College to integrate global learning across the curriculum. The support funds a three-year project emphasizing faculty development; integration of on- and off-campus study; experimentation with new curricular structures for team-based projects; improved utilization of foreign language resources; and multiple opportunities for collaboration, domestically and internationally. The program will be led by co-directors Scott Carpenter, professor of French and Francophone studies, and Kathleen Ryor, professor of art history and director of Asian studies.

  • Author, educator and activist Al Gedicks
    November 4, 2013

    Environmental Racism the focus of talk entitled "The Midwest Mining Rush and Conflicts over Tribal Sovereignty"

    Al Gedicks, author and professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse, will present a talk entitled "The Midwest Mining Rush and Conflicts over Tribal Sovereignty: The Mole Lake and Bad River Ojibwe of Lake Superior" on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. in Willis Hall Room 203. Gedicks' presentation focuses on environmental racism related to mining in the state of Wisconsin. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Karen Eileen Overbey, assistant professor of art & art history at Tufts University
    November 4, 2013

    'Fashion for Holiness' Uncovers Medieval Clothing Relics

    The Department of Art & Art History will present a lecture entitled "Fashion for Holiness: An Eighth-Century Belt Shrine and Other Medieval Clothing Relics" on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 5 p.m. in Leighton Hall Room 304. The talk will be given by esteemed author and Tufts University professor Karen Eileen Overbey and is free and open to the public.