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  • Kate Wenner
    April 9, 2005

    Novelist and Journalist Kate Wenner to Speak on Writing With Passion

    Kate Wenner, a novelist and former television producer, will discuss the differences between writing journalism and writing fiction, the challenge of finding and nurturing the writing voice, and the power of the writing process to transform the reader and the writer in a convocation titled “The Passion to Write” at 10:50 a.m. on Friday, April 15 at the Carleton College Skinner Memorial Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.

  • April 8, 2005

    St. Olaf Professor Joseph Mbele to Read Selected Works at River City Books

    Joseph Mbele, professor of English and folklore at St. Olaf College, will read from and sign copies of his new book titled “Africans and Americans: Embracing Cultural Differences” at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 11 at River City Books. Mbele also will read selections from his earlier work “Mantengo Folktales” at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 16. Both events are free and open to the public.

  • April 8, 2005

    Acclaimed Japanese Musicians to Perform

    Kyokuichi Kai, Yoko Hiraoka and David Wheeler, three of the most outstanding senior performers of Japanese music, will give a concert titled “Sankyoku–The Splendor of Traditional Japanese Ensemble Music” at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 8, in the Carleton College Concert Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

  • Michael Medved, film critic and conservative commentator
    April 8, 2005

    Author and Film Critic Michael Medved to Give Convocation Address

    Michael Medved, a conservative talk radio host and film critic whose daily show emphasizes the interaction between politics and pop culture, will give a convocation address titled "Hollywood's Three Biggest Lies" at 10:50 a.m. on Friday, April 8, in the Carleton College Skinner Memorial Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.

  • VocalEssence Ensemble Singers (2005)
    April 8, 2005

    Renowned VocalEssence Ensemble Singers to Perform

    The VocalEssence Ensemble Singers, a world-renowned choral group directed by Philip Brunelle and Sigrid Johnson, will give a concert titled “The Sounds of Spring” at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 8 at the Carleton College Skinner Memorial Chapel. They will be joined by the Carleton Choirs under the direction of Lawrence Burnett, professor of music, as well as special guest narrator President Robert A. Oden Jr. The event is free and open to the public.

  • April 7, 2005

    Martha Jamsa to Present Flute Recital

    Martha Jamsa, adjunct instructor in flute at Carleton College, will present a flute recital at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 17 at Carleton College’s Concert Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

  • River City Books Logo
    April 6, 2005

    River City Books to Celebrate Third Anniversary

    River City Books, located at 306 Division Street in downtown Northfield, will be celebrating its third anniversary with special events from April 10-17. All the events are free and open to the public.

  • April 6, 2005

    Lawrence Archbold to Give Organ Recital

    Lawrence Archbold, the Enid and Henry Woodward College Organist and professor of music, will present the 13th recital in his continuing series “Exploring Organ Music” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 10 in the Carleton College Concert Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

  • Tuija Arminen, "Demonstration"
    April 6, 2005

    Finnish Woodcut Exhibition to be Presented at Art Gallery

    An exhibition of Finnish woodcut prints titled “Mirror of the Wood: A Century of the Woodcut Print in Finland” will open at the Carleton College Art Gallery on Friday, April 8. Karen Kunc, one of the exhibit’s curators and the Willa Cather Professor of Art and Art History at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, will give a lecture titled “Woodcut as Mirror of Place” at 7:30 p.m. that evening in Carleton College’s Boliou Hall, Room 104. The lecture will be followed by a reception at 8:30 p.m. in the Carleton Art Gallery. The reception will feature traditional Finnish folk music by the Finn Hall Trio from the Twin Cities. Both events are free and open to the public.

  • April 4, 2005

    Scholar Jason Yu to Speak on China’s Legal System

    Jason X. Yu, a Ph.D. candidate in law at the Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada, will give a talk titled “Legal Pluralism in China: Historical Legacy and Contemporary Implications” at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 4 at Carleton College’s Leighton Hall, Room 305. The event, sponsored by Carleton’s Asian studies department, is free and open to the public.

  • April 3, 2005

    Chinese Anthropologist Tingshuo Yang to Speak

    Tingshuo Yang, professor of ecological anthropology and senior research fellow at the Institute of Anthropology and Ethnology at Jishou University in Hunan, China, will give a lecture titled “Indigenous Ecological Knowledge for Sustainable Development of Forestry: Findings From an Applied Anthropological Project in Highland, China” at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5 at Carleton College’s Leighton Hall, Room 305. The event is free and open to the public.

  • Cole Swensen, poet.
    April 1, 2005

    Renowned Poet Cole Swensen to Lecture

    Cole Swensen, a permanent faculty member in poetry at the University of Iowa’s Writers’ Workshop, will give a lecture and read from her books of poetry at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 7 in the Carleton College Gould Library Athenaeum. The event, a part of the Christopher U. Light Lecture Series in Literature, is free and open to the public.