• Gloria Jimenez '07 wins merit award.

    March 14, 2005 at 2:10 pm

    Gloria Jimenez '07 was selected as a "Garden Intern" by the North Shore Chicago Botanic Garden Club. Each intern receives a $1,000 merit award to put towards his or her education. Jimenez was one of three interns to win the award this year.

  • Julie Neiworth, professor of psychology, presented research titled "Assessment of Number by Tamarins" with psychology majors Alison Lewis '05 and Maren Sonstegard '05 at the annual Comparative Cognition Society Meeting. Neiworth also gave an invited address titled "The Face in the Mirror: What Primate Reseach Tells Us about Evolution and the Human Mind" at Gustavus Adolphus College.

  • Susan Jaret McKinstry, the Helen F. Lewis Professor of English, has been chosen as a member of the Bingham Selection Committee, a group of five faculty from different institutions and fields who are considered excellent teachers. The committee evaluates teaching and gives teaching awards at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky.

  • Tricia Ferrett, professor of chemistry, was selected as one of 20 2005 Carnegie Scholars by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Ferrett received a joint award with her collaborator, Joanne Stewart, professor of chemistry at Hope College (Mich.), to assess interdisciplinary science learning in first-year and general education seminar courses at Carleton and Hope. These awards aim to create a community of scholars whose work will advance the profession of teaching and deepen student learning. The award includes more than two weeks in residence at the Foundation with other scholars.

  • Susan Singer, professor of biology, gave an invited presentation on teaching science as a liberal art at the Fifth Annual Conversation on the Liberal Arts.

  • Deborah Appleman, professor of educational studies, visited Monmouth College as part of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest's new FaCES Visiting Scholar initiative. During her stay, Appleman gave three talks, one to a group of faculty involved in an interdisciplinary project, one to a general collegewide audience and one to education students. All of the talks focused on Appleman's research using contemporary critical theory to read both literary and cultural texts.

  • Gao Hong (music) awarded grants.

    March 14, 2005 at 12:58 pm

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • "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.