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  • Kelly Connole
    May 30, 2014

    Kelly Connole Named Winner of Prestigious McKnight Foundation Fellowship

    The Northern Clay Center has announced the recipients of this year’s 2014 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Ceramic Artists, funded by the McKnight Foundation. Of the two fellows named to this prestigious honor is Kelly Connole, Carleton College Associate Professor of Art. The award, which includes $25,000 in unrestricted funds, is designed to strengthen and enhance Minnesota’s artistic community, as well as significantly advance the work of Minnesota ceramic artists whose work is of exceptional artistic merit, who have already proven their abilities, and are at a career stage that is beyond emerging.

  • May 28, 2014

    African Drum Ensemble to Showcase Skills in Year-End Performance

    Carleton College’s African Drum Ensemble, a student collective that uses indigenous instruments and teaching methods to perform rhythms and songs from West Africa, will show off its talents in a concert on Tuesday, June 3 at 4 p.m.. The concert will take place on the College Bald Spot (or, in the event of rain, in the Sayles-Hill Great Space), and is free and open to the public. 

  • May 28, 2014

    Carleton College Announces Faculty Promotions

    The Carleton College Board of Trustees recently approved the promotion of seven faculty members, effective September 1, 2014.

    The following faculty members have been promoted from associate professor to professor: Roger Bechtel, professor of theater; Joseph Chihade, professor of chemistry; Carol Donelan, professor of cinema and media studies; Nathan D. Grawe, professor of economics; Stephen Mohring, professor of art; Annette Nierobisz, professor of sociology; and Matthew S. Rand, professor of biology.

  • May 27, 2014

    Orchestra presents its Spring Concert

    The Carleton College Orchestra will present its annual spring concert on Friday, May 30 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall. The performance is free and the public is invited to attend.

  • Alex Freeman
    May 24, 2014

    Alex Freeman Awarded Prestigious McKnight Foundation Fellowship

    The American Composers Forum has announced the recipients of this year’s McKnight Composition Fellowship, funded by the McKnight Foundation. Among the four fellows named, chosen from a pool of 63 applicants, is Alex Freeman, Carleton College assistant professor of music.  The award, which includes $25,000 in unrestricted funds, is meant to acknowledge excellence in the field of music composition.

  • May 21, 2014

    Spring Dance Concert Incorporates Elements of Tai Chi, Martial Arts and Modern Dance

    Carleton College student dancers, along with members of the renowned Semaphore Repertory Dance Company, will present their Spring Dance Performance on Friday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. and again on Sunday, May 25 at 2 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Theater. Directed by Judith Howard and Jane Shockley, this popular annual event is free and open to the public but reservations are encouraged and can be made online at

  • Google Political Policy Analyst, Hibah Hussain '08
    May 20, 2014

    Honors Convocation Celebrates Faculty and Student Achievements

    Carleton College will hold its annual Honors Convocation on Friday, May 30 at 3 p.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. A yearly celebration of faculty and student academic accomplishments and civic engagement, this year’s Honors Convocation address will be presented by Google Public Policy Analyst Hibah Hussain, Carleton Class of 2008.

    A cherished annual tradition at Carleton, Honors Convocation begins and ends with a full academic procession, including emerti faculty. Following remarks by President Steven Poskanzer, Dean of the College Beverly Nagel and Dean of Students Hudlin Wagner, the ceremony will honor students and recipients of awards and grants. Honors Convocation is free and open to the public; the event will also be streamed live and archived for future viewing online at

  • May 15, 2014

    Carleton’s Choir presents “Something Like A Star”

    The Carleton College Choir, under the direction of faculty conductor Lawrence Burnett and student conductor Julian Pozniak, will present a program of choral favorites on the theme ‘earth and heaven.’ Entitled “Something Like A Star,” the evening will include a performance of Gloria by Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi. The concert, held Friday, May 23 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall, is free and open to the public.

  • Author and essayist D.J. Waldie
    May 15, 2014

    California Author and Essayist D.J. Waldie to appear

    Carleton College will host an appearance by California author D.J. Waldie on Wednesday, May 21 at 4:30 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum. Author of the acclaimed biography “Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir,” Waldie will read from the book and sign copies, which will be available for purchase at the event. This appearance is free and open to the public.

  • The Florestan Recital Project
    May 15, 2014

    Acclaimed Florestan Recital Project Presents PANIC, A Groundbreaking New Song Cycle by Composer Andy Vores and Poet Todd Boss

    The internationally acclaimed Florestan Recital Project will come to Carleton College on Tuesday, May 20 at 7 p.m. in the Concert Hall. Led and performed by artistic directors Alison d’Amato (piano) and Aaron Engebreth (baritone), the eclectic ensemble will perform PANIC, a groundbreaking song cycle by composer Andy Vores and poet Todd Boss. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Empty Bowls
    Photo: Maria Kjellstrand '15
    May 12, 2014

    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 16 on the campus Bald Spot at 11:50 a.m., following the weekly convocation address. This popular event is open to the public. 

  • May 12, 2014

    Carleton musicians present “East Meets West,” a performance at the crossroads of Chinese national and Western art musical traditions

    Carleton College vocalists, along with members of the Chinese Music Ensemble, will present an eclectic evening performance entitled “East Meets West,” combining Chinese national and Western art musical traditions on Friday, May 16 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall. This colorful performance is free and open to the public.