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  • Walker on the Green: Artist-Designed Mini Golf
    May 17, 2013

    Carleton Art Professors’ Work Featured in 25th Anniversary Celebration of Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

    In a new installation celebrating 25 years of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, the work of Carleton College art professors David Lefkowitz and Stephen Mohring is featured in “Walker on the Green: Artist-Designed Mini Golf.” The Walker Art Center invites the public to play two eight-hole courses, featuring individual holes created by various architects, artists, engineers, machinists, and mini-golf aficionados. The new interactive installation features everything from garden gnomes masquerading as foosball players to a scale model of a French chateau, along with mazes, gopher holes, and contours mapped from the course of the legendary Augusta National Golf Club. The result is a delight for both serious golf purists and lovers of outdoor kitsch.

  • May 17, 2013

    Carleton College Jazz Ensembles Present Spring Performance

    Carleton College’s Jazz Ensembles will perform their annual Spring concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 19 in the Carleton College Concert Hall. Carleton’s new Instructor of Saxophone Greg Keel will perform as a guest soloist. This event is free and open to the public.

  • May 17, 2013

    "For Grandma: The 2013 Senior Art Exhibition" Opens Tonight!

    For Grandma: The 2013 Senior Art Exhibition opens tonight at 7 p.m. in the Perlman Teaching Museum of the Weitz Center for Creativity. The exhibit is the culminating event in the studio art major's experience at Carleton, showcasing artwork produced during their senior year. Tonight's reception is free and open to the public. For Grandma will remain on display through June 14.

  • Sara Hooker '13
    May 14, 2013

    Carleton College Student Earns Davis Projects for Peace Grant

    Carleton College student Sara Hooker '13 (Belfast, Ireland) has earned a Davis Projects for Peace grant worth $10,000. Hooker, a double  major in economics and international relations, along with a concentration in political economy, will utilize the grant to work with a group of low-income urban farmers in São Paulo, Brazil. The project goal is to raise the income of the farmers and their families, as well as strengthening ties in the community itself. 

  • May 14, 2013

    Carleton College Symphony Band presents its Spring Concert

    Carleton College’s Symphony Band, directed by Ronald Rodman, will present its spring concert on Friday, May 17 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall. This special performance wraps up the academic year with a concert celebrating the graduating members of the Class of 2013. This event is free and open to the public.

  • May 14, 2013

    Volunteers Needed for Two Events this Weekend in the Cowling Arboretum

    Volunteers are needed for two events happening this Saturday, May 18 in the Cowling Arboretum. From 6 to 9 a.m., the College will host its Annual Spring Bird Count and from 9 a.m. until noon, participants are invited to help with an Arboretum Spring Clean Up.

  • St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO)
    May 13, 2013

    St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Comes to Carleton College

    On the heels of their first official concert in almost seven months, the revered St. Paul Chamber Orchestra comes to Carleton College for a special performance on Saturday, May 18 at 8 p.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Tickets, available at the door, are $10 the general public, $7 for students and seniors, and free for those with a Carleton or St. Olaf College ID.

  • Empty Bowls
    May 10, 2013

    Carleton College to hold Annual Empty Bowls Charitable Fundraiser

    Carleton College’s Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE) will host the annual Empty Bowls fundraiser on Friday, May 17 on the campus Bald Spot at 11:50 a.m., following the weekly convocation address. This popular event is open to the public.

  • Randy Cohen
    May 10, 2013

    Ethics Columnist Randy Cohen to Present Carleton Convocation

    Randy Cohen, a writer best known as the author of a long-running New York Times Magazine column on ethics, will deliver Carleton College’s convocation address on Friday, May 17. Cohen’s presentation, entitled “How To Be Good,” explores what he considers to be the means of creating more virtuous communities. 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

  • Scene from "Girl Meets Bike," directed by Eric Tretbar '86
    May 9, 2013

    Eric Tretbar '86 presents Northfield premiere of his latest feature film, "Girl Meets Bike"

    Former Carleton College cinema & media studies (CAMS) instructor Eric Tretbar, Class of 1986, returns to campus this Saturday, May 11, for the Northfield premiere of his latest feature film, "Girl Meets Bike." This local screening will take place at 7 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. The 105-minute film will be followed by a Q & A session with Tretbar, along with members of the cast and crew. The screening is free and opening to the public. Please note that the film is unrated but includes adult content.

  • Carleton College Presents Rare Performance by Key Members of the Minnesota Orchestra
    May 8, 2013

    Carleton College Presents Rare Performance by Key Members of the Minnesota Orchestra

    On Sunday, May 12 at 3 p.m., Carleton College is pleased to present a rare performance by Minnesota Orchestra principals Erin Keefe and Tony Ross, along with faculty pianist Nicola Melville. The 90-minute concert of piano trios will be held in the Concert Hall and is free and open to the public.

  • 5K For Hope
    May 6, 2013

    Carleton College Hosts “5K for Hope;” Proceeds Benefit The Hope Center

    Carleton College will host “5K for Hope,” a fun run/walk on Saturday, May 11 through the Carleton Cowling Arboretum with proceeds to benefit The Hope Center, whose mission is to create zero tolerance for sexual and domestic violence through Healing, Outreach, Prevention and Education. The Hope Center is located in Faribault, Minn., and serves all of Rice County. The 5K for Hope is open to all! Online registration is available.