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  • 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.

  • James Pizzuto, Carleton Class of 1975
    November 4, 2013

    James Pizzuto '75 presents "The Essential Role of Geology in Sustainable Watershed Management"

    James (Jim) Pizzuto '75 will present "The Essential Role of Geology in Sustainable Watershed Management" on Friday, Nov. 8 at 3:30 p.m. in Olin Hall 149. Pizzuto, the Bernstein Geologist-In-Residence, is a professor of geology at the University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean and Environment. His presentation is free and open to the public.

  • Professor of math, James Propp
    November 4, 2013

    Carleton’s Annual Chesley Lectureship Highlights the Work of Acclaimed Mathematician James Propp

    Carleton College announces its 2013-14 Frank G. and Jean M. Chesley Lectureship, to be delivered by acclaimed mathematician James Propp, a researcher and professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. The lectureship features two public presentations: “Wild Beauty: Postcards from Mathematical Worlds” on Monday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Olin Hall 149 and “Quasi-Random Processes” on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 4 p.m. in Olin Hall 141. Both talks are free and open to the public.

  • Historian Zonnie Gorman
    Photo: Nicola Majocchi
    November 1, 2013

    Convocation Unlocks the Language of the Navajo Code Talkers of WWII

    Native American historian Zonnie Gorman will present the Carleton College convocation address on Friday, November 8 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. In her presentation, Gorman will discuss the Navajo Code Talkers of World War II; Gorman is the daughter of Carl Gorman, one of the first twenty-nine Code Talkers. This event is free and open to the public. Carleton’s convocations are also streamed online and can be viewed at

  • October 31, 2013

    Carleton Players Present Shakespeare's "Twelth Night"

    The Carleton Players are pleased to present Shakespeare’s comedy “Twelfth Night,” premiering tonight in the Weitz Center for Creativity Theater at 7:30 p.m., with additional performances on Friday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. Following Saturday’s matinee performance, the Carleton College Department of Theater & Dance will host a reception honoring director Ruth Weiner, Class of 1944 Professor of Theater and the Liberal Arts, who will retire later this year after forty years of service to the College. Performances are free and open to the public; reservations can be made by calling (507) 222-4341 or by visiting online at