Sesquicentennial Celebration Weekend: October 12–16, 2016
Videos from panels, presentations, and performances during Carleton’s 150th birthday party
- Created 14 October 2016; Published 18 October 2016Sesquicentennial Convocation: Garrison Keillor
Acclaimed radio host and humorist Garrison Keillor helps Carleton celebrate its 150th birthday.
- Created 14 October 2016; Published 17 October 2016Sesquicentennial Showcase: Student Arts and Culture
Student cultural performances in the Concert Hall featuring dance by Japanese Circle, Latin American Student Organization (LASO), Karl Pop, Mosaic of South Asian Interests (MOSAIC), and African Caribbean Association; Admire (spoken word); and music by the Chinese Club and Just Cellin. Also demonstrations by the Social Dance Club, West Coast Swing, and Rugcutters.
- Created 14 October 2016; Published 18 October 2016Sesquicentennial Showcase: Student A Cappella Groups
Student a cappella performances in the Concert Hall featuring the Accidentals, Carleton Singing Knights, Exit 69, Intertwining Melodies, Knightingales, and POCappella.
- Created 15 October 2016; Published 19 October 2016Sesquicentennial Symposium: Religious and Spiritual Life at Carleton
Carleton Chaplain Carolyn Fure-Slocum '82 P12, Associate Chaplain Ailya Vajid, Chapel historian Bruce Colwell, and the student Chaplains' Associates will present a brief history and description of religious life at Carleton. From the founding of the College by the Congregationalists, the building of Skinner Memorial Chapel in 1916, the hiring of Carleton's first Chaplain, the end of mandatory chapel attendance, and the founding of the Druids, to what the Chaplain's office does today and observations about the state of religious and interfaith life on campus, this presentation will try to capture 150 years of spiritual life at Carleton – and beyond!
- Created 15 October 2016; Published 24 October 2016Sesquicentennial Symposium: The Culture of Carleton
Carleton history panel featuring Professor William North ("Biography: The Rise and Fall of a Carleton Department"), Lindsay Brandt ’17 ("Coeducation Disrupted: World War II and Shifting Gender Relations at Carleton College"), and Michael Schneekloth '17 ("An 'Injurious Habit' and 'Fumigated Fun': A Short History of Smoking at Carleton").
- Created 15 October 2016; Published 18 October 2016Sesquicentennial Symposium: The Gould Presidency
Laurence McKinley Gould, the fourth president of Carleton College and famed polar explorer, as told by Eric Hillemann, Senior Associate in Archives and author of A Beacon So Bright: The Life of Laurence McKinley Gould.
- Created 15 October 2016; Published 19 October 2016Sesquicentennial Symposium: The Making of a Sesquicentennial Exhibition
Gary Vikan '67, Benedict Distinguished Visiting Professor of Art History will reflect on the process of mounting the exhibition. Students involved in researching and curating the exhibition will speak about their roles and their experiences encountering Carleton in this way.
- Created 15 October 2016; Published 18 October 2016Sesquicentennial Symposium: The Nason Years
John Nason, the fifth president who led Carleton College through the turbulent 60s, as told by Bardwell Smith, the John W. Nason Professor of Religion and Asian Studies, Emeritus.
- Created 15 October 2016; Published 24 October 2016Sesquicentennial Symposium: Carleton Histories, Carleton Places
Carleton history panel featuring Dana Spencer ’16 ("Pine Hill Village: Carleton's Forgotten Veteran Housing"), Madeline Geitz ’17 ("From the Carletonian Collection to Carleton College Archives: The Development of College History in the Archives"), and Nancy Braker ’81 ("From Glaciers to Classes: A Brief 10,000 Year History of the Arb with a Focus on the Last 150 Years").
- Created 15 October 2016; Published 19 October 2016Sesquicentennial Symposium: The Edwards Presidency
Robert Edwards, the seventh president of Carleton College, during whose tenure the college launched the innovative 'Science, Technology, and Public Policy' program, as told by Jerry Mohrig, the Herman and Gertrude Mosier Stark Professor of the Natural Sciences, Emeritus.