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  • Weitz Center for Creativity
    Photo: Gallop Minneapolis
    April 18, 2013

    Carleton College to Host Earth Day Celebration, Weitz Center LEED® Status

    Carleton College will host an Earth Day event celebrating the Weitz Center for Creativity’s LEED® Gold certification on Monday, April 22 at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Harry McKinley Williams, the Laird Bell Professor of History
    April 17, 2013

    Public Invited to “10 x 16: Snapshots of a Fulbrighter’s Sojourn in the People’s Republic of China”

    Harry McKinley Williams, the Laird Bell Professor of History at Carleton College, will deliver a multimedia retrospective chronicling his recent ten-month Fulbright Lectureship in China on Tuesday, Apr. 23. Williams’ presentation, entitled “10x6: Snapshots of a Fulbrighter’s Sojourn in the People’s Republic of China,” will feature ten selected samples of the tens of thousands of photographs he took during his time in China. This special evening begins with a Chinese green tea and cookies reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by Williams’ presentation at 7 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Danielle Smogard '13
    April 16, 2013

    Smogard '13 Earns Carnegie Junior Fellowship

    Danielle Smogard '13 (Southlake, Texas) has earned a prestigious Carnegie Endowment junior fellowship, and will be working next year on peace issues related to South Asia with a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Smogard, a political science and international relations double major, is one of approximately ten seniors chosen nationwide from applicants from over 400 institutions. 

  • Contra dancers
    April 15, 2013

    Celebrate the Season at the 5th Annual Earth Day Contra Dance!

    Everyone is invited to celebrate the season at the 5th Annual Northfield Earth Day Contra Dance, Friday, April 19 in the Carleton College West Gym. This popular night of music and dancing will feature the band Contratopia! and dance caller Robin Nelson. The event begins with a dance lesson at 7 p.m. followed by a fun evening of contra dancing from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $9 for adults and $6 for students; proceeds from the event will benefit the Cannon River Watershed Partnership. For more information, email NorthfieldContraDance@gmail.com. Everyone is welcome!

  • The Westhuizen Duo
    April 12, 2013

    Acclaimed Westhuizen Piano Duo to Perform at Carleton College

    The Westhuizen Duo, a pair of critically acclaimed pianists who have delighted audiences throughout the United States and their native South Africa, will appear at Carleton College in a special performance on Friday, April 19 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall. The program will include Franz Schubert’s piano duet “Fantasia in F Minor,” Percy Grainger’s “Fantasy on George Gershwin’s ‘Porgy and Bess’” and works by Francis Poulenc and Ástor Piazzolla. The concert is free and open to the public. Learn more and hear samples online at www.westhuizenduo.com/.

  • Spoken word poet and activist, Sarah Kay
    April 12, 2013

    Spoken Word Poet Sarah Kay to Speak at Carleton College

    Sarah Kay, a spoken word poet who founded Project V.O.I.C.E., a group dedicated to the art of spoken word poetry, will deliver Carleton College’s weekly convocation address on Friday, Apr. 19. Kay’s presentation, entitled “The Art of Storytelling in a Digital World,” looks at how spoken word poetry has been reborn in an era dominated by social media. Convocation is held from 10:50-11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel, and it is free and open to the public. Convocations are also streamed live and can be viewed online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.

  • Gregory Blake Smith, Lloyd P. Johnson Norwest Professor of English and the Liberal Arts
    April 9, 2013

    Professor Gregory Smith to appear at the Northfield Public Library as part of the Minnesota Book Awards Tour

    The Northfield Public Library is pleased to host a reading by local author and Carleton College professor of English Gregory Blake Smith, as part of the Minnesota Book Awards Author tour.

  • Former ambassador, Zalmay Khalilzad
    April 8, 2013

    Veteran Diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad to Present Carleton Convocation

    Zalmay Khalilzad, a foreign policy expert and former diplomat who has served as the ambassador of the United States to Afghanistan, Iraq and the United Nations, will deliver Carleton College’s convocation address on Friday, Apr. 12. Khalilzad’s address, entitled “U.S. Global Leadership,” will take a worldwide look at the challenges faced by the U.S. in the world, their implications for the American people and what effective American strategy in the future could look like. Convocation is held from 10:50-11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel, and it is free and open to the public. Convocations are also streamed live and can be viewed online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.

  • Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival
    April 3, 2013

    Carleton College Students and Alumni to Debut Films at Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival

    Two films with Carleton College connections are set to make their world premier at this year’s Minneapolis/Saint Paul International Film Festival.

  • Weitz Center for Creativity
    Photo: Gallop Minneapolis
    April 3, 2013

    Carleton College’s Weitz Center for Creativity Earns LEED® Gold Status

    Carleton College’s Weitz Center for Creativity has earned LEED® Gold certification, as established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. Opened in September 2011, is Carleton’s third building to earn LEED certification. Cassat Hall and James Hall (formerly Memorial Hall), residence halls completed in August 2009, also received LEED® Gold certification.

  • April 2, 2013

    Carleton Invites Community to its Annual Holocaust Remembrance Service and Vigil

    Carleton College will observe Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, with a vigil and service on Sunday, April 7, beginning at 4:30 p.m. in Skinner Memorial Chapel. As part of the event, Holocaust survivor Gerry Franks will speak about his experiences under Nazi rule, and Carleton associate chaplain Rabbi Shosh Dworsky will lead the service, which begins at 5 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Climate Leadership Award Finalist
    April 2, 2013

    Carleton College Recognized in Second Nature’s “Celebrating Sustainability” Series

    Carleton College will be recognized twice this month as one of 20 colleges and universities nationwide that exemplify the mission of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) to re-stabilize the earth’s climate through education, research, and community engagement. The “Celebrating Sustainability” series highlights the sustainability initiatives of finalists for the 2013 Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards. In tandem with the series, Carleton is vying for the top spot in a public video voting competition.