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  • VDAY 2013
    February 19, 2013

    Carleton Students Present Eve Ensler’s “Vagina Monologues”

    Carleton College will present its annual student-produced and performed production of Even Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. The public is invited and there is a suggested donation of $5 to $15 at the door. All proceeds will benefit The Hope Center in Faribault and the V-Day Spotlight Campaign (www.vday.org), a global movement to end violence against women and girls.

  • Souls of Zen: Buddhism, Ancestors, and the 2011 Tsunami in Japan
    February 18, 2013

    Carleton Presents Screening of Documentary Film, “Souls of Zen: Buddhism, Ancestors, and the 2011 Tsunami in Japan”

    Carleton College will present a special screening of the one-hour documentary film, “Souls of Zen: Buddhism, Ancestors, and the 2011 Tsunami in Japan,” on Friday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Boliou Hall auditorium. Following the screening, filmmaker Tim Graf will lead a Q & A session. Nearly two years after the disaster, Graf is showing the film at colleges around the country in order to spark a dialogue with religion scholars and students. The public is invited to this free screening, with a goal of raising awareness of Japan’s ongoing recovery process, along with supporting area fund-raising activities for disaster victims.

  • Siri Hustvedt
    February 15, 2013

    Northfield Native and Renowned Author Siri Hustvedt to Present Carleton Convocation

    Siri Hustvedt, an acclaimed author whose work has been read worldwide and translated into over thirty languages, will deliver Carleton College’s convocation address on Friday, Feb. 22 at 10:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Hustvedt’s talk, entitled “Reflections on Creativity: Memory, Imagination, Narrative and the Self,” will draw upon her study of psychoanalysis, philosophy and neuroscience in looking at how personal experience and memory become transformed into narrative. Convocation is free and open to the public. Convocations are also streamed live and can be viewed online at http://apps.carleton.edu/events/convocations/.

  • Paul Auster and Siri Hustvedt
    February 15, 2013

    Acclaimed Authors Paul Auster and Siri Hustvedt to Spend Three-Day Residency at Carleton and St. Olaf Colleges

    Literary power couple Siri Hustvedt and her husband Paul Auster will spend a three-day residency in Northfield Feb. 20-22. The residency will include faculty seminars at both Carleton and St. Olaf Colleges, as well as three public appearances. All events are free and open to the public.

  • February 15, 2013

    Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteer Training to be held at Carleton College Arboretum

    Do you enjoy learning about the natural world?  If so, consider becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer!

    Carleton College and the Cannon River Watershed Partnership in Northfield are hosting a Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteer Training beginning April 1 and running through May 15, 2013. Registration is now open and the class is expected to fill up quickly.

  • Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time
    February 13, 2013

    Cowling Arboretum Teams Up with the Cannon River Watershed Partnership to Screen Acclaimed Award-Winning Documentary Film

    Carleton College will present a special public screening of the acclaimed Emmy Award-winning documentary film, “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time,” on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. The screening is sponsored by Carleton’s Cowling Arboretum and the Cannon River Watershed Partnership, a Northfield-based volunteer organization that works toward “protecting and improving the water quality and natural systems of the Cannon River watershed.” This event is free and open to the public.

  • Songs For Lovers
    February 11, 2013

    Campus invited to celebrate Valentine's Day with "Songs For Lovers"

    The Carleton Singers invite the campus community to a special Valentine's Day mini-concert celebrating love in all musical forms -- from tragic laments to bawdy tales. Selections will include compositions by renowned Renaissance composers and be sung in a range of languages. Audience members are encouraged to bring a bagged lunch to eat (or share with a friend) during the performance. It all takes place this Thursday, Feb. 14, beginning at 12:20 pm in Severance Great Hall.

  • The Invisible War
    February 11, 2013

    Carleton College to Host Screening of the Groundbreaking Oscar-Nominated Documentary Film, “The Invisible War”

    The Gender and Sexuality Center will host a public screening of the Oscar-nominated documentary film, “The Invisible War,” on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema.  This groundbreaking investigative film uncovers the prevalence of sexual assault within the U.S. military. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Brenda Brenner
    February 8, 2013

    Pioneering Music Educator Brenda Brenner to Present Carleton Convocation

    Brenda Brenner, a violinist and pioneering music educator who is currently an assistant professor of music at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, will deliver Carleton’s convocation address on Friday, Feb. 15. Brenner’s talk, entitled “Finding Our Shared Humanity: Cross-Cultural Connections in Music,” will discuss her influential work with underprivileged and underachieving elementary school students in Bloomington, Ind. 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 http://apps.carleton.edu/events/convocations/.

  • Climate Leadership Award Finalist
    February 8, 2013

    Carleton College Named Finalist for Climate Leadership Award

    For the second consecutive year, Carleton College is a finalist in the Second Nature 2013 Climate Leadership Awards, an annual competition among U.S. colleges and universities that are signatories of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). Carleton, as part of its ACUPCC agreement and its own Climate Action Plan, has an institutional goal of net zero carbon by 2050. The College has incorporated sustainability as a baseline assumption in its Strategic Plan, released this past fall after an 18-month planning process.

  • February 7, 2013

    Carleton Players Announce Revised Premiere Date for Martin Crimp’s Bold and Innovative Play, “Attempts on Her Life”

    The Carleton Players have delayed the premiere of their winter production, Martin Crimp’s groundbreaking play “Attempts on Her Life," in order to accommodate final staging demands. Performances will begin Friday, Feb. 15 at 7:00 p.m. and at 9:00 p.m. in the College’s Weitz Center for Creativity Theater. Additional performances will be held nightly on Saturday, Feb. 16 (7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.), Thursday, Feb. 21 (7:30 p.m.), Friday, Feb. 22 (7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.) and Saturday, Feb. 23 (7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.). All performances are free and open to the public, but reservations are encouraged and can be made at http://carleton.tixato.com/buy. Audiences should note that this production contains mature subject matter.

  • Peace Corps
    February 6, 2013

    Carleton Ranked in the Top Ten Peace Corps Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities

    Carleton College has once again earned a top 10 ranking on the Peace Corps list of “Top Peace Corps Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities.” This year, the College ranks eighth among small colleges and universities.