- April 2, 2013
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.
- March 29, 2013
Carleton Players and Flying Foot Forum Present Exciting New Theatrical Adaptation of ‘Alice in Wonderland’
The Carleton Players, along with the renowned dance/theater company the Flying Foot Forum, will present an exciting new adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice in Wonderland. Held in the Weitz Center for Creativity Theater, performances will take place nightly at 7:30 p.m. on April 11, 12 and 13, with a 2 p.m. matinee performance on April 14. Performances are free and open to the public; reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made online at www.carleton.tixato.com/buy/.
- March 27, 2013
A new art exhibit in the Perlman Teaching Museum at Carleton College promises to take audiences on a journey through ‘wonderland.’ Alice and Wonderland presents the works of four artists who visit the legendary destination made famous in Lewis Carroll’s imaginative childhood classic, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” via photography, computer technology, painting, drawing, and “magic” mushrooms. Alice and Wonderland opens Friday, April 5 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. with a reception and remarks by two of the featured artists, Kate Casanova and John Largaespada at 7:45 p.m. This exhibit is free and open to the public.
- March 13, 2013
K. David Harrison, a professor of linguistics at Swarthmore College and a leading authority on dying and little-documented languages, will present Carleton College’s first weekly convocation of the spring term on Friday, Apr. 5. His presentation, “Endangered Languages,” will discuss his work on language death and language preservation, as well as the connection between the survival of languages and the survival of cultures. Convocation is held from 10:50-11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel, and is free and open to the public. Convocations are also streamed live and can be viewed online at go.carleton.edu/convo.
A booksigning follows Harrison’s presentation. Copies of The Last Speakers: The Quest to Save the World’s Most Endangered Languages and When Languages Die: The Extinction of the World’s Languages and the Erosion of Human Knowledge will be available for purchase at the event at a 15% discount.
- March 13, 2013
Carleton students Emily Lamberty ‘14 (Lincoln, Neb.) and Gabriela Arteaga ‘14 (Miami, Fla.) have been named finalists in Project Pericles’ “Debating for Democracy (D4D)” competition. Arteaga is an art history and sociology/anthropology double major while Lamberty is a Latin American Studies and sociology/anthropology double major. Project Pericles, a not-for-profit organization that encourages and facilitates commitments by colleges and universities to include social responsibility and participatory citizenship as essential elements of its educational programs, sponsors the “Debating for Democracy” competition.
- March 8, 2013
Goals With Soul, a Carleton student-led organization, will be holding a soccer equipment drive and raffle auction on March 12-14 to benefit two non-profit Uganda-based organizations, S.O.U.L. Uganda and Soccer Without Borders. Donations can be dropped of at Carleton’s Sayles-Hill Campus Center from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. each day. The student group will be collecting new and old coaching equipment, soccer equipment and school supplies.
- March 4, 2013
The Carleton College Orchestra will present their winter concert on Friday, March 8 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall. Directed by visiting professor of music Timothy Semanik, this performance is free and open to the public.
- February 22, 2013
Carleton College’s renowned Chinese Music Ensemble will perform on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 4:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
- February 22, 2013
Naomi Seidman, Scholar of Jewish Art, to Deliver Carleton College’s Forkosh Lecture in Judaic Studies
Naomi Seidman, a scholar who specializes in Jewish culture and literature, will deliver Carleton College’s annual Forkosh Family Lecture in Judaic Studies and Religion on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Severance Great Hall. Entitled “The Marriage Plot: Sexuality, Secularization and the Emergence of Modern Jewish Literature,” Seidman’s lecture will explore how the secularizing trends of the 18th and 19th centuries worked through art and literature to influence Jewish sexual norms. This event is free and open to the public.
- February 21, 2013
The Carleton College Choir, under the direction of Lawrence Burnett, will present selections from George Frederick Handel’s Messiah on Saturday, March 2. The program begins at 7 p.m. with “Messiah Insights,” a pre-performance introduction on the libretto, Handel’s score, and Baroque instruments, followed by “Messiah Highlights” at 8 p.m., performed by the Choir and accompanied by a professional orchestra comprised of period Baroque instruments. This event will be held in the Carleton College Concert Hall and is free and open to the public.
- February 20, 2013
Carleton to Host Exclusive Performance of Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Extraordinary Song Cycle, “Penelope”
Carleton College will host an exclusive performance of composer Sarah Kirkland Snider’s beautiful and haunting song cycle, “Penelope,” featuring renowned classical/indie rock vocalist Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond) and NYC’s most in-demand new music ensemble, yMusic. This rare public performance takes place Thursday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel on the Carleton College campus. Worden will also perform selected music from My Brightest Diamond and Sarah Kirkland Snider will also be in attendance. Following the performance will be a Q & A session with an opportunity for audience members to meet the musicians.
- February 19, 2013
Carleton Symphony Band and Pianist Nicola Melville Team Up for Performance Honoring American Composers
Pianist Nicola Melville will join the Carleton College Symphony Band in a special performance honoring the works of renowned American composers on Friday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. in the Carleton College Concert Hall. Entitled “An American Miscellany,” the program is free and open to the public.