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  • January 19, 2014

    Public Invited to Screenings Hosted by Carleton Film Society

    The Carleton Film Society, a student-run organization that promotes arthouse films, presents weekly public screenings on Saturday evenings at 4:30 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. Each film is preceded by an introduction from a Carleton professor or other guest speaker, and student-led discussions follow the screenings. Screenings are free and open to the public.

  • Dr. Sidney Wolff, Carleton Class of 1962
    January 19, 2014

    Carleton Convocation Explores The Universe

    Renowned astronomer Dr. Sidney Wolff, a member of the Carleton Class of 1962, will present the College’s weekly convocation on Friday, Jan. 24 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “Exploring New Worlds,” Wolff’s presentation is free and open to the public. Convocations are also streamed live and can be viewed online at

  • Faust by Russian director Aleksandr Sokurov
    January 14, 2014

    Carleton presents the Midwest premiere of new film by acclaimed Russian director Aleksandr Sokurov

    As part of its ongoing International Film Forum, Carleton College is pleased to present the Midwest premiere of a new film by acclaimed Russian director Aleksandr Sokurov. Faust (2011, 140 minutes) will be screened on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Martin Luther King Jr.
    January 14, 2014

    Public Invited to Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day With Candlelight Service

    The Carleton College community will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a candlelight service of remembrance and celebration, to be held in the Skinner Memorial Chapel on Sunday, Jan. 19. Guest speaker Reverend Oliver White will lead the service, titled “Rediscovering the Image,” and the Carleton Singers, directed by Lawrence Burnett, will perform. The service begins at 5 p.m.

  • Patricia Kent, soprano
    January 14, 2014

    Faculty Recital to Showcase the Sounds of “Lonely Hearts and Free Spirits”

    On Friday, Jan. 17 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall, Carleton music faculty will present “Lonely Hearts and Free Spirits,” a recital performed by Patricia Kent, soprano; Lawrence Weller, baritone; and Lara Bolton, piano. This event is free and open to the public.

  • St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO)
    January 14, 2014

    Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Comes to Carleton

    The revered Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra comes to Carleton College for a special performance on Sunday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. in the Concert Hall. 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.

  • Artist Stephen Cartwright
    January 10, 2014

    Lifeloggers Artist Stephen Cartwright presents “Self-Tracking as Artistic Process”

    In conjunction with the new Carleton College art exhibit “Lifeloggers: Chronicling The Everyday,” contemporary artist Stephen Cartwright, one of the exhibit’s featured artists, will speak about “Self-tracking as artistic process” on Thursday, Jan. 16 from 5 to 6 p.m. in Boliou Hall Room 104. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Lewis Hyde
    January 10, 2014

    Carleton Convocation Debates The Cultural Ownership of Art and Ideas

    Scholar, essayist, translator, cultural critic, and writer Lewis Hyde will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation address on Friday, Jan. 17 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. In his presentation, entitled “Common as Air: Revolution, Art, and Ownership,” Hyde will describe a rich tradition in which knowledge was assumed to be commonwealth, not a private preserve, and reveal a vision of how to reclaim the commonwealth of art and ideas that we were meant to inherit. This event is free and open to the public; convocations are also streamed online at

  • Debora Shuger, UCLA
    January 10, 2014

    Carleton’s Schuster Lectureship Discusses “Censorship and Cultural Sensibility”

    The Carleton College Department of English will present its 2014 Schuster Lectureship on Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 4 to 5:15 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum. The lecture, entitled “Censorship and Cultural Sensibility,” will be presented by Debora Shuger, Distinguished Professor of Humanities at the University of California, Los Angeles. This event is free and open to the public.

  • "Circular Color Scheme: Walmart" by artist Richard Garrison
    January 10, 2014

    Lifeloggers Art Exhibit Documents The Artistry Of Everyday Human Existence

    A new art exhibit at in the Carleton College Perlman Teaching Museum takes the seemingly mundane elements of human existence and presents them in a manner that reveals the beauty in the paradoxical banality and complexity of our everyday lives. Featuring works by twelve contemporary artists, “Lifeloggers: Chronicling The Everyday” demonstrates how these artists document their creative process and, as a result, uncover the artistic complexities of human existence. Admission to the Perlman Teaching Museum is free.

  • Northfield Climate Summit
    January 4, 2014

    Carleton, St. Olaf and Northfield Community Come Together for Public Climate Summit

    Carleton, St. Olaf and the Northfield Community will come together on Saturday, Jan. 18 to present the Northfield Area Climate Summit, a free community-led information and discussion forum for area residents, businesses and institutions. Featuring keynote speaker meteorologist Paul Douglas, the Summit will be held at St. Olaf College in the Buntrock Commons and is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is requested and can be made here.

  • A canopy of frost
    Photo: Eric Sieger
    January 4, 2014

    Carleton To Start Winter Term As Scheduled Monday

    Carleton College will open as scheduled for the start of Winter Term on Monday, January 6. College officials will continue to monitor the weather situation closely and communicate any changes to students via email and the CarlAlert emergency notification system. We will also post updates via our social media feeds (Twitter and Facebook).