- May 26, 2010
Carleton College junior Dustin Goldberger ’11 (Creve Coeur, Mo.) is one of thirty students in the nation to have been accepted to the 2010 Gilder Lehrman History Scholars Program. The program, which supports and identifies top undergraduate majors in American history from around the United States, allows students to participate in an intensive one-week history program in New York City this June.
- May 13, 2010
A story written by Rae Wood, a sophomore from Shorewood, Minn., was selected as one of six finalists in the 2010 Nick Adams Short Story Contest. Wood's submission, "where the road does not lead you," was one of 43 entries in the contest, which has been held annually since 1973 by the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM), a consortium of 14 private liberal arts colleges including Beloit College, Carleton College, Coe College, The Colorado College, Cornell College, Grinnell College, Knox College, Lake Forest College, Lawrence University, Luther College, Macalester College, Monmouth College, Ripon College, and St. Olaf College. The Nick Adams Contest carries with it a first prize of $1,000, made possible through a generous gift from an anonymous donor. This year the award was given to St. Olaf College junior Andrew Watt.
- April 13, 2010
The student produced Lens Magazine as been awarded a Collegiate Magazine Gold Crown award at the 32nd annual Columbia Scholastic Press Association in New York.
- April 12, 2010
Julie Neiworth Honored With Minnesota Psychological Association's Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Award
Julie Neiworth, professor of psychology and director of neuroscience, has been honored with the Minnesota Psychological Association's (MPA) Walter D. Mink Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Award. This award is given to the best undergraduate teacher of psychology in the state, and recognizes a teacher who brings a special quality or commitment to undergraduate teaching in psychology. Neiworth will accept the award at the Minnesota Psychological Association's annual meeting on Saturday, April 17th, in Plymouth, MN.
- April 7, 2010
Ken Abrams, assistant professor of psychology, and Dana Gross, psychology professor at St. Olaf College, were awarded a $15,000 Faculty Career Enhancement (FaCE) Grant by the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) to organize and host a two-day conference in 2011 titled "Strategies for Internationalizing Undergraduate Psychology."
- April 7, 2010
Bridget (Wolf) Krause '84 recently released her second CD, "Love Transforms," and her song "I'll Never Forget You," was chosen as a finalist in the instrumental category of the UK Songwriting Contest, finishing in the top two percent of 6,000 entries. Two other songs were honored; one was a semi-finalist in the Adult Contemporary category and the other was named a semi-finalist in the Christian/Faith category. A native of Minnesota who majored in music at Carleton, Krause lives and works in Talent, Ore. More information can be found at www.bridgetwolf.com.
- April 7, 2010
Following graduation from Carleton, Vera Chang '09 was named the West Coast Fellow of Bon Appetit Management Company, a position honoring recent college graduates with a passion for local and sustainable agriculture. Chang currently works for Bon Appetit in Santa Cruz, California, and blogged about her experience on the company's website.
- April 7, 2010
A paper by Joel Alden Schlosser, visiting assistant professor of political science, received the Best Paper on Blacks and Politics Award by the Western Political Science Association's Committee on the Status of Blacks in the Profession. Entitled "Engaging a Black American Socrates: James Baldwin's Socratism and Race in America," Schlosser presented the paper at the 2008 WPSA conference in Vancouver and will accept the award this month in San Francisco.
- April 7, 2010
Deborah Gross, David Musicant, and 12 Carleton Students Publish Paper in the Journal of Environmental Modeling & Software
Deborah Gross, associate professor and chair of the department of chemistry, and David Musicant, associate professor and chair of the department of computer science, recently had a paper published in the Journal of Environmental Modeling and Software. Entitled "Environmental Chemistry Through Intelligent Atmospheric Data Analysis," the paper was written with co-authors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison along with 12 Carleton computer science students and alumni: Jeff Rzeszotarski '10 (Chesterland, Ohion), Rob Atlas '09, Emma Turetsky '09, Janara Christensen '08, Sami Benzaid '08, Jamie Olson '07, Thomas Smith '07, Leah Steinberg '07, Jon Sulman '06, Anna Ritz '06, Benjamin Anderson '05, and Catherine Nelson '04.
- April 6, 2010
A compilation and translation of the memoirs of Ariadna Efron by Diane Nemec Ignashev, Class of 1941 Professor of Russian and the Liberal Arts, entitled "No Love Without Poetry" (Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2009), was reviewed in the March 5, 2010, edition of the Times Literary Supplement (TLS), a weekly literary review published in London.
- April 5, 2010
Junior Kittel Evenson, Northfield Skating School Assistant Director, has accepted an invitation from U.S. Figure Skating headquarters to join the Basic Skills Sub-Committee, a governance and development group for the largest sub-section of the national governing body's membership. Evenson joins Northfield Skating School Founder/Director Carey Tinkelenberg (Carleton Class of 2005) on the twelve-person committee. The Northfield Skating School is the only program with more than one representative. Evenson's duties will include voting on rule changes, mentoring new directors, and discussing the future direction of the nation's 950 Basic Skills skating programs.
- March 27, 2010
JE Dunn Construction Company, builders of Carleton's newest dormitories—Cassat and Memorial Halls, were honored at the 2010 Minnesota Construction Association Awards of Excellence Gala for their work on the two campus buildings. The company was honored with two top awards at the gala event held January 27, 2010, at the Minneapolis Golf Club.
The College's Cassat and Memorial Halls, a 93,000-square-foot housing complex with two four-story buildings and 200 beds were named Best New Project (total value more than $10 million) as well as Best Green/Sustainable Project, highlighting the project's Gold LEED construction featuring student-accessible energy monitoring equipment and auto-sensor high-efficiency lighting, rain gardens and local materials usage, and abundant shared spaces.
The Minnesota Construction Associate Awards program recognizes and honors the quality construction companies that serve the upper Midwest.