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  • Leslie Harper
    October 26, 2012

    Ojibwe Educator Leslie Harper to Present Convocation on the Preservation of Native Culture

    Leslie Harper, a Native American educator and director of a language immersion program for Ojibwe children, will present the Native American Heritage Convocation on Friday, Nov. 2. Harper will discuss her work helping to preserve the Ojibwe language, which she considers integral to her people’s culture. 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 archived and can be viewed online at

  • October 26, 2012

    Lecture to Focus on the Consequences of the 2012 Election

    The Department of Political Science will present Nicol Rae, a professor of politics and international relations at Florida International University, on Tuesday, Oct. 30, a week before Election Day. Rae’s lecture is entitled “Winning Ugly? The 2012 Election and its Consequences for American Government,” and it will explore what the nature of the 2012 campaign, which has been widely derided for its negativity, says about the state of our politics. The lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Room 305 of Leighton Hall, and it is free and open to the public.

  • "On The High Seas" by G. H. Wheatley
    October 23, 2012

    Symphony Band Performance Pays Tribute to Ships and Sailors

    The Carleton College Symphony Band will present “Of Sailors and Whales,” a performance designed to pay tribute to ships and those who sail them, on Friday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Sherry Turkle
    October 23, 2012

    MIT Social Scientist Sherry Turkle to Present Convocation Addressing Human ‘Relationships’ with Technology and Computers

    Licensed clinical psychologist and MIT professor of social science Sherry Turkle will present the weekly Carleton convocation on Friday, Oct. 26 at 10:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Turkle’s talk, “Necessary Conversations: Technology as an Evocative Object,” will look at the “subjective” side of people’s relationships with technology, in particular computers. This event is free and open to the public and will also be streamed live; view online at


  • Happy Halloween
    October 22, 2012

    Carleton Athletes Present the 14th Annual Halloween "Knight"

    The Carleton College athletic department, coaches, and varsity student-athletes are pleased to announce the 14th Annual "Halloween 'KNIGHT'" Carnival to be held Sunday, Oct. 28 from 3 to 5 p.m. This year’s event will once again be held at Carleton’s Recreation Center.

  • Proposition 8
    October 22, 2012

    The Carleton Players Present Michael Elyanow’s Timely New Political Comedy, “Split Seconds”

    The Carleton Players, Carleton’s leading student theater group, will present “Split Seconds,” a new play by Michael Elyanow about the 2008 election in California and the battle over gay rights, at 7:30 nightly on Oct. 25, 26 and 27, along with a 2 p.m. matinee performance on Oct. 28. Performances take place in the Weitz Center for Creativity Theater. The event is free but reservations are recommended; tickets can be reserved at

  • Stephen W. Pacala
    October 22, 2012

    Carleton’s 27th Annual Chesley Lecture Addresses “Global Warming and the Fate of the Land Carbon Sink”

    Stephen W. Pacala, Director of the Princeton Environmental Institute and the Frederick D. Petrie Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University, will present Carleton College’s 27th Annual Frank G. & Jean M. Chesley Lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Boliou Hall, room 104. Entitled “Global Warming and the Fate of the Land Carbon Sink,” Pacala’s presentation is free and open to the public.

  • Paul Wellstone
    October 19, 2012

    Carleton College Celebrates the Legacy of Senator Paul Wellstone

    The Carleton College community lost one of its most cherished members, former political science professor and U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone, in a plane crash ten years ago. Carleton will host a series of events on Oct. 25, the tenth anniversary of Wellstone’s death, to commemorate his life, honor his tenure as a Carleton professor, and celebrate his legacy of civic engagement that continues with today’s Carleton students. The main event, “Celebrating the Legacy of Paul Wellstone” begins at 12 p.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel and will be streamed live via Carleton's website or available for on-demand viewing

  • October 18, 2012

    Carleton Phi Beta Kappa Lecture Uses Basic Science To Understand 21st Century Energy Options

    Professor Sarah Keller of the University of Washington will present “Using Basic Science to Understand 21st Century Energy Options” on Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Carleton College in Olin Hall, room 149. Keller’s lecture will help to garner understanding of the different kinds of energy production available using topics from high school level physics and chemistry. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Northfield Community Contra Dance
    October 17, 2012

    Dance Away the Autumn Chill at the 7th Annual Northfield Harvest Stomp!

    Dance away the autumn chill at  the 7th annual Northfield Harvest Stomp!, a community contra dance featuring music by Contratopia and led by caller Robin Nelson, on Friday, Oct. 19 from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at the Northfield Armory, located at 519 Division Street in downtown Northfield.


  • Acoustic Africa: Afropean Woman
    October 17, 2012

    Carleton Presents "Acoustic Africa: Afropean Woman" featuring Grammy Winner Dobet Gnahoré

    Thursday, Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. in the Carleton College Concert Hall, the public is invited to a not-to-be-missed Celebration of African Song. "Acoustic Africa: Afropean Woman" features Dobet Gnahoré, the Ivory Coast vocalist and dancer who has garnered a reputation as one of the most vibrant performers in world music. Dobet, who won the BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music 2006 “Best Newcomer," made her North American debut in the fall of 2006 in Putumayo Presents: Acoustic Africa, alongside Habib Koite and Vusi Mahlasela. In 2010 Dobet Gnahoré won the Grammy for Best Urban/Alternative Performance for the song “Pearls” in collaboration with India.Arie.

  • Election 2012
    October 17, 2012

    Ad Whiz Bill Hillsman ’75 Dissects Political Election Ads in Carleton Humanities Lecture

    Just in time for Election Day, Carleton College’s Humanities Center will present political advertising professional and “ad whiz” Bill Hillsman ‘75, along with Carleton political science professor Barbara Allen, as they discuss “2012 Election Ads: Do the Facts Really Matter?  Visuals, Sound, & the Factual Accuracy of Political Advertising” on Sunday, Oct. 21 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity, room 236. Their timely and thought-provoking presentation will highlight the existence (and lack thereof!) of truthfulness, accuracy and transparency in political advertising. This event is free and open to the public.