A gift of $20 million from Barbara ’70 and Wally ’70 Weitz and family—including children Katie ’96, Roger ’99 and his wife Kate, and Drew ’02 and his wife Meredith ‘02— will make possible a music performance commons addition to the Weitz Center for Creativity. Public groundbreaking for the new facility is Friday, May 13.
- May 9, 2016
The CCCE (Center for Community and Civic Engagement) at Carleton College connects college students to the Northfield and broader Rice County community through meaningful volunteer experiences. The CCCE hosts 25+ ongoing programs with regular, committed volunteers, one-time events to meet periodic community needs, and educational programming to inform the way we understand community engagement and learning. We reach out beyond the borders of our campus not only to enrich the lives of Carleton students, but also to foster strong, cooperative relationships in our hometown. Learn more on the CCCE website.
Each spring, the CCCE brings local community partners together with students and staff and faculty who are involved with the programs for a Community Luncheon. This year's luncheon was held on April 28th with just over 130 people in attendance. Bev Nagel, Dean of the College, Laura Riehle-Merrill, Director for Community Engagement and Student Leadership, and Porter Truax ’16, Student Leader spoke.
- May 9, 2016
From June 27 through August 12, Carleton will run nine summer programs that invite high school students and teachers to develop skills and challenge themselves academically in a rigorous but supportive learning community. Learn more about this summer’s activities.
- May 9, 2016
Come to the Carleton Center for Community and Civic Engagement’s Lighten Up Garage Sale! This year, Lighten Up will take place on Saturday, June 18 from 8am-5pm and Sunday, June 19 from 8am-12pm in Carleton’s West Gym.
In 2015, the CCCE’s community garage sale raised over $37,500 for local non-profits. Please come and support this amazing fundraiser for Northfield Special Olympics, Northfield Union of Youth, and Project Friendship, and practice “greener” living!
When: Saturday, June 18: 8AM-5PM & Sunday, June 19: 8AM-12PM
Where: Carleton’s West Gym, 1 N College St, Northfield, MN
More than 2,000 alumni and their families will return to Carleton for Reunion Weekend, including members of the 5th reunion class of 2011 all the way back to 1938! Carleton extends special thanks to the Northfield community as we welcome these visitors back to town.
- May 9, 2016
Commencement is the pinnacle event for Carleton College, a celebration of student achievement and recognition of why the college exists. A variety of celebratory festivities are being planned for the graduates and their families on Friday, June 10. The commencement ceremony will take place Saturday, June 11 at 9:30 a.m. on the lawn west of Hulings Hall. The ceremony will include remarks from President Steven Poskanzer and two members of the graduating class.
In addition, Carleton College will confer an honorary doctorate degree upon former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page, who will give a brief response. The entire ceremony will be streamed live and then archived for later viewing.
More information about Commencement Weekend at Carleton College can be found online at go.carleton.edu/commencement.
- April 19, 2016
Carleton College is about to begin construction on an expansion of the Weitz Center for Creativity that will provide new teaching, rehearsal, and performance space primarily for the College’s Music department. As with almost all College events, performances in the new spaces will be open to the entire community, as we welcome the opportunity to share work by student artists and guest artists with our neighbors.
A spring festival dedicated to walking and walking art grew out of the simplest of curiosities—thinking creatively about a commonplace physical act.
- March 11, 2016
Hannah Nayowith ’16 is one of about 36 students at Carleton who participates in a community-based work-study program, which she says has been “the highlight of my time at Carleton.”
- March 3, 2016
On Thursday, April 7 the Northfield community will gather at St. John’s Lutheran Church to discuss $2 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, by Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer. This evening will be the culminating event of Northfield Reads, a collective initiative that brings people together to discuss the diversity within the community.
- February 24, 2016
The Weitz Cinema is currently screening a series of broadcasts of National Theater Live and other London-produced performances of classic tales, including Jane Eyre, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and Winter's Tale.
Convocation presented by psychiatrist Henry Emmons, author of best-selling books “The Chemistry of Joy” and “The Chemistry of Calm”February 19, 2016
Acclaimed psychiatrist and best-selling author Henry Emmons will present “Restoring Resilience: Blending Science and Wisdom to Sustain a Healthy Mind, Mood and Heart.”