- December 17, 2012
Carleton will kick-off a new year of convocations with a presentation by Rolling Stone journalist Anthony DeCurtis entitled, “The Music of Social Protest.” DeCurtis, a noted American music journalist and long-time contributing editor at Rolling Stone, will draw upon his decades of experience covering the music scene. This event takes place Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, from 10:50 to 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 http://apps.carleton.edu/events/convocations/
- December 12, 2012
The Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program, recently announced the complete list of colleges and universities that produced the most U.S. Fulbright Students for the current school year, and Carleton College was included on that list with six award-winners for 2012-13. Carleton’s Fulbright Fellowship winners for 2012-13 were: Kathryn Deeg ‘12, Elizabeth Durham ‘12, Zachary Hyman ‘08, Grace Ogilby ‘12, Jesse Pittman ‘12, and Jacob Reznick ‘12.
- December 11, 2012
Carleton Presents “Ancient Masters in Modern Styles: Chinese Ink Paintings from the 16th–21st Centuries”
Carleton College is pleased to present “Ancient Masters in Modern Styles: Chinese Ink Paintings from the 16th-21st Centuries,” opening Friday, Jan. 11 in the Braucher Gallery of the Perlman Teaching Museum, located in the College’s Weitz Center for Creativity. This exquisite exhibition is curated by Kathleen M. Ryor, Carleton professor of art history, and comes to the College from the Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia and Lijin collections. Celebrating the beauty and rich variety of ink painting over centuries, works in “Ancient Masters in Modern Styles” embody both tradition and transformation in practices transmitted from generation to generation.
- December 11, 2012
Carleton's annual holiday craft & bake sale, held Friday, Dec. 7 in the Weitz Center for Creativity, raised a record amount this year in support of the College's Custodial Scholarship Fund. Sixty-three vendors participated, raising $1,085; bake sales provided an additional $1,388, bringing the total amount raised in 2012 to $2,473. Special acknowledgement goes to event organizer Loretta Springer, along with Melissa Thomas, Renee Rezac, Linda Mueller, Patti Sabrowski, and the Custodial staff for their hard work and assistance.
- November 30, 2012
This winter Carleton College Cowling Arboretum staff will take the first steps in a new forest and grassland restoration project, funded through the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund. A $64,593 grant, administered through the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, will help restore 38 acres, about 4% of the Carleton Arboretum. “While 4% seems like a small portion, Arboretum users will notice some big changes, so we wanted to make sure our users were aware of what this project entails,” reports Nancy Braker, Arboretum Director.
- November 8, 2012
Mark your calendars now! Carleton College's annual holiday Craft & Custodial Bake Sale will be held Friday, December 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Commons area of the Weitz Center for Creativity. A wide variety of hand-crafted items -- including jewelry, afghans and quilts, baskets, candles, outerwear and more -- along with an array of delicious baked goods will be available for purchase. Vendors will donate their entrance fee to the Carleton College Custodial Scholarship Fund. This very popular event is free and open to the public.
- November 8, 2012
Get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping at the Carleton Bookstore! On Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 14 and 15, they'll be offering a whopping 22% (!) off all clothing, gifts, and general reading books. And we all know that Carleton gear and great books make AWESOME holiday gifts. Two days only, 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily. For more information, call (507) 222-4153 (or toll-free, 1-800-799-4148) or email the friendly folks in the Bookstore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- November 6, 2012
Carleton students have curated an exhibition on the medieval book, currently on display in the Gould Library. The exhibition, titled “If You Give a Monk a Manuscript: Constructing Knowledge in the Early Medieval Ages,” is on display through January 1.
- November 5, 2012
Carleton College philosophy students will lead their own class at Northfield’s Just Food Co-op on Wednesday, Nov. 7 beginning at 7 p.m., discussing what constitutes the humane treatment of farm animals. The class is being offered in conjunction with the Real Food Challenge, a nonprofit organization which promotes the procurement of community-based and ecologically sound food by colleges and universities. Students will present their ideas about what guidelines for humane treatment of animals Real Food Challenge ought to adopt. This event is free and open to the public.
- November 5, 2012
The Carleton College Orchestra will present a public performance on Friday, Nov. 9 at 8 pm. in the Concert Hall. Titled “New Worlds,” the program will be conducted by visiting music professor Timothy Semanik. This event is free and open to the public.
- November 2, 2012
Saturday, Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall, the Carleton Choir, Carleton Singers, Bella Cantemus, and the Men's Chorus will all come together to celebrate a statewide day of concerts in a not-to-be-missed evening of choral music aptly titled, "Sing!" Directed by Lawrence R. Burnett, the concert commemorates the 50th anniversary of the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota. This event is free and open to the public.
- November 1, 2012
Carleton's acclaimed Chinese Music Ensemble will celebrate the sights and sounds of China in a public recital on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. in the College's Concert Hall. Directed by world renowned musician and composer Gao Hong, the Chinese Music Ensemble has also been invited to perform at St. Paul's Landmark Center on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. as part of The Schubert Club's "Cocktails with Culture" Concert Series. Both performances are free and open to the public.