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    • President's Fall Quarterly Meeting

      Please mark your calendars for the President's Fall Quarterly Meeting: Wednesday, October 28, from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Please watch for the forthcoming Zoom meeting details. Questions may be sent in advance to jpexa. We look forward to seeing you.

      Jenny Pexa, President's Office
    • Mug Drive

      Bon Appetit will be accepting gently used mugs for use at Sayles Café, Weitz Cafe, Schulze Café, LDC dining, or Burton dining. You'll receive a coupon for a FREE 16 ounce brewed coffee redeemable at Sayles, Weitz, or Schulze Cafés. These mugs will be used for the mug club program, allowing anyone to use a mug if they don't have their own. Together we can help reduce the use of compostable cups and help save the earth!

      Kelly Rapp, Dining Services
    • Grants Office October Newsletter

      The Grants Office October 2020 issue of its periodic newsletter focuses on current issues of the pandemic and social justice, and identification of foreign influence in research:

      • Current issues
      • Key changes with federal funders
      • Identification of any foreign influence in research
      • New questions for NSF reports
      • Funding opportunities
      • Recent grants to faculty
      Dee Menning, Grants Office
    • 2020 Carleton Rice County United Way Campaign Goes Online!

      This year Carleton's United Way Campaign has gone online! Please consider giving a donation via the online pledge form. Alternatively, if you prefer not to donate online, you can fill out the online pledge form, print and return the form, along with your donation, to your United Way coordinator, Christina Sinkler-Miller, Library 461. Questions? Please contact Christina directly at csmiller or x4268. Thank you for considering a donation to the United Way!      

      Christina Sinkler-Miller
    • Staff Anti-Racism Awareness and Education Fall Term Dialogue Event #2

      The Staff Anti-Racism Awareness and Education (SARAE) Group is hosting our second dialogue event of fall term this Thursday, October 29 from 12:25 to 1:25 p.m. All staff members are welcome to attend, regardless of experience level discussing issues of racism. We will be discussing a brief TedX Talk by Megan Ming Francis titled, "Let's get to the root of racial injustice." Please view the talk prior to the meeting. Visit the Carleton staff website for more information about SARAE and to access the TedX Talk for this meeting. We hope you can join us! 

      Sally Bell Pierce
    • Do You Have a Suggestion for a Convocation Speaker?

      The Convocations Committee is taking speaker suggestions for the 2021-22 academic year, which can be submitted using this online suggestion form. Read on for more information.

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      The Convocations Committee is taking speaker suggestions for the 2021-22 academic year, which can be submitted using this online suggestion form. Speaker suggestions are reviewed by the Convocations Committee keeping in mind how the convocation program adds to our collective education at Carleton by:

      • Extending the educational mission of the college;
      • Taking learning beyond the classroom;
      • Increasing exposure to new ideas and perspectives; and
      • Providing opportunities for the college community to consider broad issues together.

      Convocations should:

      • Address topics that are relevant to the Carleton community;
      • Stimulate thought and promote dialog;
      • Have broad interest for the audience;
      • Cover a wide range of disciplines; and
      • Include diverse perspectives.

      Convocation presenters should:

      • Have a particular expertise in the topic being addressed; and
      • Be a good communicator.
      Kerry Raadt, College Communications
    • Carleton Cupboard Food Drive

      The Carleton Cupboard is preparing to open again for students impacted by food insecurity over winter break. A food drive is scheduled this week, October 26 through 30 in the Sayles-Hill Campus Center, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. A collection cart will be located in Great Space (near the Sayles-Hill Café) as the designated drop-off location. Donations are also accepted throughout the year in the Student Activities Office (room 057) in the lower level of Sayles-Hill.

      An alternative way to support the Cupboard is via the Amazon Wishlist. Items you select will be mailed directly to the Cupboard. A special "thank you" to our partners in Bon Appetit, Malt-O-Meal/Post Consumer Brands, Brick Oven Bakery, parents, staff/faculty, and alumni for making the Carleton Cupboard a reality. Additionally, we would like to thank the Community Action Center of Northfield for the opportunity to purchase items at a significantly reduced cost.

      Miiko Taylor, Student Activities Office
    • Share Your Story in the Recently-launched Career Center Employer Newsletter

      Do you have an academic highlight or a student story you would like to share with the Career Center's employer partners? We are looking for accomplishments, breakthroughs, and proof of learning experiences in Career News @ Carleton, a brand new monthly newsletter for the Career Center's alumni and employer partners. Each month, we feature one student highlight, one campus highlight, and one employer highlight. We've asked that employers share their testimonials about supervising and collaborating with Carleton students, with a special focus on highlighting initiatives related to inclusion, diversity, and equity in their organizations. The campus highlight is an opportunity for a campus department to showcase the great things that are happening in their research and as a result of their teachings. If you have an idea to share, please email Chad Ellsworth.

      Chad Ellsworth, Career Center
    • Generator Load Testing on Wednesday, October 28

      The main campus will be switched to our back-up generators for monthly load testing on Wednesday, October 28 between 8 a.m. and noon. THIS IS NOT A POWER OUTAGE. It is expected to be a seamless transition and should not be noticeable. This notice is for campus awareness in the event that unexpected circumstances arise. Note that during testing, the elevators at Anderson and Olin Halls will not work.

      Routine generator testing is performed monthly on the last Wednesday of the month. If you have any questions please call the Maintenance Office at x4133.

      Gloria Heinz, Facilities
    • Annual “Halloween Knights” Carnival Canceled

      Due to on-going concern regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Carleton Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and the Physical Education, Athletics, and Recreation (PEAR) Department will not host the annual “Halloween Knights” Carnival this year. The free event for Northfield-area children typically draws 500 to 600 people to the Recreation Center. Hosting a similar-sized event is unrealistic this year, but the Knights hope to bring the event back in the future.

      David Pape, PEAR
    • New Graduation Requirement Survey

      A group of students are conducting a survey for their course "Research Methods in Environmental Studies." We are asking for student, faculty, and staff input on a proposal for an environmental literacy course graduation requirement. The survey takes no longer than nine minutes and we would love any input to help us with our research project! You can fill out the survey here.

      Thanks for your time and take care!  

      Yoshiko Lynch, Andrew Farias, and JR Green
    • Anxious, Angry & Afraid: Coping with Humor and Grace in 2020

      Ethical Inquiry at Carleton and the Faculty Affairs Committee invite you to a lunch time Zoom session with Dr. Renee Crichlow entitled "Anxious, Angry & Afraid: Coping with Humor and Grace in 2020" on Tuesday, October 27 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. ZOOM LINK.

      Dr Renee Crichlow, Director of Advocacy and Policy at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine and the Holder of the Mac Baird Endowed Chair in Family Medicine Advocacy and Policy, has talked to various groups over the past several months about the stresses of working during the pandemic, and we have it on good authority that her presentations offer a fantastic mix of honesty, inspiration and humor. EthIC and the Faculty Affairs Committee (FAC) are very pleased to sponsor this event in light of the tremendous amount of work faculty and staff have done over the past months during the pandemic. If you have any questions, please contact us.

      Daniel Groll (Director of EthIC)
      Carol Donelan (FAC Chair)   

      Daniel Groll, Director of EthIC
    • Antony Adler

      Lecturer in History, book Neptune's Laboratory: Fantasy, Fear, and Science at Sea, has been recognized with an Honorable Mention by the Canadian Nautical Research Society for the 2020 Keith Matthews Book award (for "the best book published in the previous calendar year on a Canadian nautical subject or by a Canadian on any nautical subject"). It has also been shortlisted for the 2020 Mountbatten Award for Best Book offered by the Maritime Foundation ("made to the author of the work of literature published in English during the qualifying period that, in the opinion of the Awards Committee, has contributed most significantly to public awareness of maritime issues").

    • Andrew Flory

      Associate Professor of Music, recently plublished an article called "Sepia and the Black American Middlebrow" in the Journal of the American Musicological Society. The paper is part of a larger colloquy titled "Musicology and the Middlebrow."

    • Ellie Garran

      Academic Civic Engagement and Scholarship Coordinator, published an essay, Mimes, in the literary journal New Orleans Review.

    • Rachel Leatham

      Associate Director of the Career Center, participated in a virtual Alumni Exchange panel for the Humphrey School of Public Affairs with Amanda Johnson Ashley (Boise State University) and Steve DesJardins (University of Michigan Ford School). The theme was "Meeting the Moment: Higher Education's Pandemic Transformation." The discussion focused on inclusion, equity, and diversity in higher education and how the pandemic not only reveals but also exacerbates the structural imbalances present in many of our communities. Panelists explored the transformation underway in educational institutions, such as modifying content delivery and redefining success to include community engagement and other non-traditional metrics. 

    • Meredith McCoy

      Assistant Professor and Andersen Fellow of American Studies and History, recently published the essay "Restoring Indigenous Systems of Relationality" with the Center for Humans and Nature. This essay was a collaboration with Leilani Sabzalian (Alutiiq) from the University of Oregon, Emma Elliott-Groves (Cowichan) from the University of Washington, and Megan Bang (Ojibwe) from Northwestern University.

    • Cathy Yandell

      W.I. and Hulda F. Daniell Professor of French, Literature, Language & Culture, recently gave a virtual talk at Washington University titled "Reading the Bodies of Witches: The Possession of Jeanne des Anges (1632-1637)," which analyzes Jeanne's autobiography and challenges certain psychoanalytic and political readings of her possessed state.

    • American Academy in Rome Applications for '21 Rome Prize

      The American Academy in Rome invites applications for the 2021 Rome Prize competition! For over a century, the American Academy in Rome has awarded the Rome Prize to support innovative and cross-disciplinary work in the arts and humanities. Thirty fellowships, which are either five or eleven months in length, include a stipend, room and board, and individual work space at the Academy’s eleven-acre campus in Rome.

      Rome Prizes are awarded in the following disciplines:

      • Ancient Studies Architecture Design (includes graphic, industrial, interior, exhibition, set, costume, and fashion design, urban design, city planning, engineering, and other design fields);
      • Historic Preservation and Conservation Landscape Architecture (includes environmental design and planning, landscape/ecological urbanism, landscape history, sustainability and ecological studies, and geography);
      • Literature, Medieval Studies, Modern Italian Studies, Musical Composition, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, and Visual Arts (includes painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, film, video, installation, new media, digital art, and other genres).

      The application deadline is Sunday, November 1. If you’re interested in applying, please contact Charlotte Whited (cwhited).

      Charlotte Whited, Grants Office