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  • March 14, 2005

    Gao Hong (music) awarded grants.

    Gao Hong, adjunct instructor of Chinese musical instruments and performance activities coordinator for music, was awarded a Creative Connections grant (formerly Meet The Composer Fund) from Meet the Composer Inc. and her second Emerging Composer Commission from the Jerome Foundation. Hong will have two world premieres of her music and be a guest performer. "Forest Stream" for pipa with piano, violin and cello will be performed by The Bakken Trio on Sunday, April 24th, 2 p.m. at the Southern Theater, 1420 Washington Avenue South in Minneapolis. "Flying Dragon," a pipa concerto, will be performed by the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra on July 10, 8 p.m. at Lake Harriet Bandshell in Minneapolis. It was commissioned by the Composers Commissioning program of the American Composers Forum.

  • March 14, 2005

    Marit Lysne (Wellness Center) publishes in psychology journal.

    Marit Lysne, clinical psychologist in Carleton's Wellness Center, co-authored an article titled "Assessing Sexual Behavior in High-Risk Adolescents with the Adolescent Clinical Sexual Behavior Inventory (ACSBI)," that was published in the Journal of Child Maltreatment, Vol. 9, No. 3.

  • March 12, 2005

    Leon Lunder (athletics) named 2005 Sports Ethics Fellow.

    Leon Lunder, professor of physical education, athletics and recreation and athletic director, has been named one of 12 Sports Ethics Fellows by the Institute for International Sport. The list of fellows is being called "A Celebration of Division III" and recognizes individuals who consistently demonstrate an interest in promoting the ideals of ethics and fair play in sport and society. Lunder has served as Carleton's athletic director since 1992. He recently completed his tenure on the NCAA's Management Council and served as president of the National Association for Division III Athletic Administrators from 2000-2002.

  • Giovanni (Gio) Messner '04
    March 8, 2005

    Giovanni "Gio" Messner '04 film makes film festival debuts

    Giovanni "Gio" Messner '04 has had his film, "Ghana is in Africa," named as an official selection of the 2005 Tiburon International Film Festival and the 2005 Cinequest Viewers Choice Award. The film follows a team of American women as they travel to Ghana, Africa, to help the women and children in impoverished rural villages. As a result, a member of the team is crowned queen of a small village. Messner majored in computer science at Carleton.

  • March 5, 2005

    Matthew "Matt" Varilek '97 named Sen. Tim Johnson's EDD.

    Senator Tim Johnson (S.D.) has named Matthew "Matt" Varilek '97 to his Washington, D.C. Senate staff as economic development director. Varilek previously served former Senator Tom Daschle as legislataive assistant for economic development. Varilek majored in philosophy at Carleton and received an M.A. from the University of Glasgow and another from Cambridge University.

  • March 4, 2005

    Richard Dietrich '69 ends tenure as Day 1 host

    "Day 1," the Peabody award-winning interdenominational radio program, has announced that current host, Richard Dietrich '69, will leave the program to return to parish ministry. The program, formerly called "The Protestant Hour," is celebrating 60 years of weekly broadcast. Dietrich has been host since 2000. "Rick's theological insights and ability to focus speakers on the pertinent aspects of their sermons made Day 1 all the more thoughtful," said the Rev. Canon Louis C. Schueddig, president of Episcopal Media Center/Day 1. "The Day 1 family will miss him." Dietrich was an English major at Carleton.

  • March 3, 2005

    David Musicant and Jeff Ondich (computer science) work presented.

    David Musicant, assistant professor of computer science, recently gave a presentation, co-authored with Jeff Ondich, professor of computer science, titled "A Model for a Liberal Arts Project-Based Capstone Experience" at the Association for Computing Machinery Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education.

  • March 2, 2005

    Kathleen Ryor (art) speaks at Stanford.

    Kathleen Ryor, associate professor of art history, gave an invited talk on her research in Ming dynasty painting history at Stanford University.

  • March 2, 2005

    Michael "Mike" Wittgraf '85 wins ASCAP Special Distinction

    The ASCAP Foundation Rudolf Nissim Jury recognized five composers for Special Distinction. Among them was Michael "Mike" Wittgraf '85 for his composition titled "A Marriage of Seasons." Wittgraf wil be Carleton's Dayton-Hudson Distinguished Visiting Professor of Music during spring term 2005. Wittgraf majored in mathematics at Carleton.

  • CD Cover of "Carbon Glacier" by Laura Viers '97. Artwork by Nina Frenkel '94
    March 1, 2005

    Nina Frenkel '94, Allison "Allie" Lichter '95 and Laura Veirs '97 on the air

    Allison "Allie" Lichter '95 produces a daily live radio program about music and culture for WNYC, New York Public Radio. Rising singer-songwriter Laura Veirs '97 was a guest on the March 1 Soundcheck broadcast, where she was interviewed and performed two songs live. Nina Frenkel '94 did the cover art for Viers' third album, Carbon Glacier. Frenkel majored in studio art, Lichter in history and Viers in geology at Carleton.

  • March 1, 2005

    George Soule (English) lectures on Wordsworth in England

    On Friday, February 11, exactly two hundred years from the day the poet William Wordsworth and his family received word that his brother John had drowned when his ship went down in the English Channel, George Soule, professor emeritus of English, delivered a lecture to the Wordsworth Winter School in Grasmere, Cumbria, England, on the effect that death had on the epic autobiographical poem the poet was completing. The talk was titled "John's Death and the End of The Prelude."

  • February 22, 2005

    Lauren Soth (art history) mentors young scholars.

    Lauren Soth, professor emeritus of art history, served as a mentor to younger scholars in career development workshops held at the annual meeting of the College Art Association. Last summer, he was a member of the National Endowment for the Humanities panel to select fellowship winners in art history.