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    • Director of Academic Technology Search: Opportunities for Input

      ITS is seeking input to guide the search for a new Director of Academic Technology. You are welcome to attend an open session:

      • Monday October 21 from noon to 1 p.m. in Alumni Guest House Meeting Room.
      • Tuesday October 29 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in Alumni Guest House Meeting Room.
      • Thursday November 7 from noon to 1 p.m. in LTC Library.

      Lunch will be provided to the first 15 attendees on October 21 and November 7. Stay tuned for finalist visits during Winter Term. Contact Janet Scannell, Chief Technology Officer, with any questions.

      Janet Scannell, ITS
    • Dean's Office Announces Promotion

      The Office of the Dean of the College is pleased to announce that Nancy Braker, Puzak Family Director of the Cowling Arboretum, has been promoted to Senior Lecturer in Biology. Please join us in congratulating Nancy.

      Beverly Nagel, Dean of the College
    • Flu Shot Clinic!

      Please plan to attend Carleton’s flu shot clinic on Monday, October 28! All students, and faculty and staff and their families are invited to participate. While flu shot clinics aren’t new to Carleton, this year we’re encouraging all participants to attend on one priority day for the college.

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      Please plan to attend Carleton’s flu shot clinic on Monday, October 28! All students, and faculty and staff and their families are invited to participate. While flu shot clinics aren’t new to Carleton, this year we’re encouraging all participants to attend on one priority day for the college.

      The clinic will be:

      • Convenient (drop by any time between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.).
      • Efficient (find us in Great Hall).
      • Accessible (for students and faculty/staff + families).

      What to bring: Your OneCard and insurance card; or A credit card if you aren’t sure whether your insurance will cover the vaccine. Faculty and staff on the Carleton health insurance plan are covered. For others, the cost is $35 out of pocket; we’ll provide a receipt you can submit to insurance later. Don’t forget to dress in layers so the vaccine can be administered quickly.

      Why one day? Carleton is seeking approval as a Closed Point of Dispensing site, and we're using this flu shot clinic to test our process. As a CPOD site, in the event of a mass infectious disease outbreak, members of the Carleton community would be among the first to get crucial health care. We need your help to practice how we would respond. You won't notice a difference at the flu shot clinic, but your presence will have a big impact on our staff and organizers! If you can’t make it on October 28, keep an eye on your email for a list of alternative dates. In the meantime, please help us spread the word!

      John Bermel, Security
    • New Office Coordinator for College Communications

      I’m pleased to announce that Fabia Calabresi Dennison has joined College Communications as our part time office coordinator. She already is making a big impact on 4th Leighton, helping to ensure the department runs smoothly and efficiently as we continue our transition to a new operational structure. Fabia also works part time in Carleton’s Language Center as assistant to the director.

      Prior to Carleton, she managed comfort hotels in Brazil, Argentina, and Costa Rica, learning the business from the ground up. Along the way, she mastered skills in customer service, problem solving, marketing and sales, events, training, and project management, to name a few. A native of Brazil, Fabia attended St. George’s College in Argentina and is fluent in English, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. She and her husband live in Northfield with their three sons. In addition to her professional work, Fabia also volunteers with the Bridgewater Booster Club Parent/Teacher Board, serving as vice president this year and as president last year. Please join us in welcoming Fabia to the External Relations Division. You can find her in the Leighton 404 Suite (formerly Creative Services) each morning Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and by email (fdennison) or phone (x4181).

      Joe Hargis, College Communications
    • SAC/Forum Campus Fall Decorating Contest

      To celebrate the fall on campus, we are inviting each department or office to participate in a Halloween/Fall Decorating Contest co-sponsored by the Forum and SAC. To participate in this event, each department/office will need one representative to fill out the Participation Response Form by Friday, October 18 (spooky!).

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      To celebrate the fall on campus, we are inviting each department or office to participate in a Halloween/Fall Decorating Contest co-sponsored by the Forum and SAC. To participate in this event, each department/office will need one representative to fill out the Participation Response Form by Friday, October 18 (spooky!).

      Participating offices/departments will then create a unique, themed display in/by/around their office, department or building by Monday, October 28 at noon. During business hours on October 29, the judges will select one, overall winning display that showcases the most creativity and originality of design - the winning office/department will win a prize sponsored by the President's Office. In addition to the overall winner, there will be awards for the "spookiest" and "most Carleton spirit" in addition to a "people's choice" poll sent out to the campus community.

      Back again this year is student Trick-or-Treating on Halloween, October 31! Any office may choose to participate in Trick-or-Treating, and you do not need to be entered in the decorating contest to RSVP for trick-or-treaters. Trick-or-treating will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and students will be given a list of which offices on campus are welcoming trick-or-treaters prior to the event.

      Please be sure to RSVP below by Friday, October 18, so we can compile the list of offices where students can get their candy fix on Halloween Day. Happy decorating! Questions may be directed to Allie Lyman.

      Allie Lyman, Staff at Carleton
    • 21st Annual PEAR Department "Halloween 'KNIGHT'" Carnival

      The Carleton Athletic Department, coaches, and varsity athletes would like to invite the Northfield community to bring their preschool through elementary-age children to the community-wide, 21st Annual PEAR Department "Halloween 'KNIGHT'" Carnival to be held Sunday, October 27 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Carleton Rec Center! 

      Enter the Rec Center through the rear doors. There will be games and activity booths, such as face painting, bean bag toss, crafts, musical chairs, bowling, and football toss. Each booth is sponsored and staffed by a varsity or club athletic team with tons of prizes and candy to be given out. Please come in costume and enjoy the Halloween 'Knight' Carnival with the Carleton student-athletes! Contact Heidi Jaynes at x4447 with any questions.

      Heidi Jaynes, PEAR
    • Falling for Carleton—Admissions Event

      The Office of Admissions will be hosting Falling for Carleton on Thursday and Friday, October 17 and 18. Students from Minnesota and the surrounding states have been invited to visit campus, attend various panels on Thursday, or attend a class or two on Friday. We expect up to 300 students and their families on campus for these events. This is an opportunity for us to showcase all that Carleton and the Northfield community have to offer these prospective students. We appreciate all the faculty and staff who give their time to help make these events such a success. Please join us in welcoming our guests to campus. See a schedule of events.

      Linda Mueller, Office of Admissions
    • Carleton Family Weekend

      Carleton Family Weekend is scheduled for October 18 through 20. This is an opportunity for families to get a taste of what their students are experiencing at Carleton. See the lineup of activities.

      Kerry Raadt, College Communications
    • Winter Clothing Drive: Carleton Winter Wardrobe

      The Division of Student Life is excited to introduce the Carleton Winter Wardrobe. The Wardrobe provides Carleton students with gently used winter clothing and accessories free of charge. Minnesota winters can be extreme and we recognize that not all students are adequately prepared to be outside during the long winter months. The Wardrobe will focus on Carleton students with the greatest financial need, but is available to the entire student body. Donations will be greatly appreciated. Please read further for more information.

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      The Division of Student Life is excited to introduce the Carleton Winter Wardrobe. The Wardrobe provides Carleton students with gently used winter clothing and accessories free of charge. Minnesota winters can be extreme and we recognize that not all students are adequately prepared to be outside during the long winter months. The Wardrobe will focus on Carleton students with the greatest financial need, but is available to the entire student body.

      The Wardrobe is open two weeks each year—one week in October and one week in January—and will be located in the Sayles-Hill Campus Center (Great Space), just outside the main entrance to the Carleton Bookstore. Donations of gently used items will be collected October 14 through 18 in the Sayles-Hill Campus Center (Great Space) at tables near the Bon Appetit cashier station. Carleton students are in need of the following:

      • coats
      • jackets 
      • scarves 
      • gloves and mittens
      • winter boots
      • hats
      • earmuffs 

      The Winter Wardrobe will take place October 22 through 25 and again at the first week of winter term for students returning from OCS programs. For additional information, please contact Alessa Strelecki at x4442. 

      Lee Clark, Student Activities Office
    • Liz Ericksen

      Senior Lecturer in Violin and Viola, on October 17 will receive The Master Teacher: Studio Award from the Minnesota Strings and Orchestra Teachers Association. This is the Minnesota Chapter of the American String Teachers Association.

    • Andrew Flory

      Associate Professor of Music, recently delivered the lecture "Billy's Song: Billy Preston and the Beatles" at a conference entitled "Come Together: Fifty Years of Abbey Road" the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.

    • Wes Markofski

      Assistant Professor of Sociology, published an article, "Reflexive Evangelicalism," in Religion, Humility, and Democracy in a Divided America (Political Power and Social Theory, Volume 36): 47-74.  

    • Juliane Schicker

      Assistant Professor of German, presented a paper "A Concert Hall As Agonistic Public Space—The Gewandhaus in Leipzig" at the beginning of October at the annual meeting of the German Studies Association (GSA) in Portland, Oregon.

    • ACM Faculty Career Enhancement Program (FaCE) Grants

      The Associated Colleges of the Midwest solicits pre-proposals for grants from the Faculty Career Enhancement (FaCE) program for projects that:

      • Engage faculty from multiple institutions or from different departments within a single institution;
      • Identify and test new approaches that have the potential to address current challenges or opportunities faced by liberal arts colleges and their faculty; or
      • Show plans to become sustainable on the campuses involved and demonstrate the potential to be replicable on other campuses through effective dissemination strategies.

      Pre-proposals must be submitted online by Friday, October 25. (Invited full proposals will be due in December for projects starting as early as January 2020.) Christopher Tassava in Corporate & Foundation Relations can assist prospective applicants with pre-proposals, from thinking about projects and sharing sample pre-proposals to developing application materials and submitting the pre-proposal.

      Christopher Tassava, Corporate and Foundation Relations
    • Bush Foundation Fellowship for Leadership Development

      The Bush Foundation Fellowship is a flexible grant of up to $100,000 intended to help talented leaders advance their maturing careers. The Fellowship gives awardees the resources and time needed to reflect, build leadership skills, and learn new ways to make a positive impact. The Fellowship can be used over 12 to 24 months, beginning on August 1, 2020. Applications are due on Thursday, October 24. Christopher Tassava in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations will be happy to discuss proposal ideas with prospective applicants.

      Christopher Tassava, Corporate and Foundation Relations
    • Engeseth-Rinde Grants on Habitat Restoration and Education

      Applications for grants to support habitat restoration, scientific research, and educational projects in the Nerstrand-Dennison, Minnesota, area are being accepted until November 1 by the Engeseth-Rinde Fund Advisory Committee and Northfield Shares. More information about the application process can be found on the website for Friends of Prairie Creek WMA.

      Christopher Tassava, Corporate and Foundation Relations