- February 23, 2012
The Northfield Youth Choir and the Carleton Singers will join with the Carleton Chinese Music Ensemble to present of evening Chinese choral music in Carleton’s Concert Hall on Sun., Feb. 26 at 4:30 p.m. The performance is free and open to the public.
- February 23, 2012
Carol Donelan, associate professor of cinema and media studies, will present a narrated tour through re-created episodes in Northfield's early movie-going history at the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. In addition to Donelan's presentation, entitled "Living Electric Theater: Cinema Emerges in Northfield," the event will feature early short films and a stellar cast of local musicians and performers, transporting the audience back to the early years of cinema in Northfield. Come experience the movies as they once were! This event is free and open to the public.
- February 13, 2012
Carleton, along with the Northfield Community Contra Dance Association, will present the annual Northfield Winter Stomp! on Friday, February 17 at the Northfield Armory.
- February 10, 2012
An ongoing series of films at Carleton College’s Weitz Center for Creativity is showcasing the best of contemporary cinema from around the world. The Global Cinema series, presented by the College’s Department of Cinema and Media Studies and curated by assistant professor Jay Beck, is presented Wednesday evenings during the winter term in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. All screenings are free and open to the public.
- January 27, 2012
Members of the Northfield community will come together to discuss the educational achievement gap in local schools in a “Who is Northfield?” panel discussion taking place on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 12 p.m. in Carleton College’s Severance Great Hall. This event, which includes a complimentary buffet lunch, is free and open to the public.
The Jan. 24 edition of the Northfield News covered a neat collaboration between William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology Neil Lutsky's class and Northfield Middle School students around the new Perlman Teaching Museum's exhibit, "Running the Numbers" by photographer Chris Jordan. “What they did was, they sat with their Carleton student and brainstormed about big numbers that had some relevance to their lives,” said John Bade, NMS art teacher. Bade had about 65 students participate in the art project, divided into 17 groups with one Carleton student assigned to each group. Lutsky’s students were responsible for trying to find a way to represent the large statistics they had found. “They liked having that college student in the classroom,” Bade said. “And the kids Neil (Lutsky) brought over were very engaging.”
Chronicle of Higher Education: "In an Old School Building, Carleton College and Its Community Enjoy New Lessons"January 21, 2012
The Chronicle of Higher Education's Scott Carlson wrote a feature titled "In an Old School Building, Carleton College and Its Community Enjoy New Lessons" for the publication's Jan. 21 edition. Carlson tells the history of the building, how the College purchased and planned the renovation, shows how many of the old spaces morphed into the new and how Carleton used many of the old parts of the building in interesting and creative ways. The article includes an online slide show as well.
Carleton is pleased to announce an exciting partnership with neighboring St. Olaf College and the Northfield Downtown Development Corporation (NDDC). In conjunction with the NDDC's College-Community Collaboration Committee, plans are now in place to launch and support a multi-year, interdisciplinary series of college-community projects.
- January 20, 2012
In this edition of "Getting to Know," media relations student writer Anna Versen '14 (Minnetonka, Minn.) sat down with Sameena Ahmed '12 (Savage, Minn.), who is extremely active in volunteering for a number of community organizations through Carleton's Acting in the Community Together (ACT) office.
- January 20, 2012
Laurel Bradley, director and curator in the Perlman Teaching Museum and senior lecturer in art and art History, gives us a tour of the Weitz Center for Creativity's museum space. She talks about exactly what it means for Carleton to have such a facility and gives us a sneak preview of the two winter term exhibits. “A Complex Weave: Women and Identity in Contemporary Art” is on display in the museum’s Braucher Gallery through March 11, while the Kaemmer Family Gallery hosts “Running the Numbers: Portraits of Mass Consumption" at the same time.
Carleton College has announced the formation of a new Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE), combining the efforts of the College’s Academic Civic Engagement (ACE) and Acting in the Community Together (ACT) offices, while adding a third area of public scholarship to bring increased visibility to collaborations between faculty and students, and to support the work of engaged scholarship by Carleton’s faculty. The new effort will be launched with an open house on Friday, Jan. 20, from 10 a.m.-12 noon, at the Sayles-Hill Student Center, room 150. Carleton President Steven G. Poskanzer and Dean of the College Beverly Nagel will offer remarks at 11:15 a.m.
- January 12, 2012
Josh Woods just finished his first semester at Hamline University with a 3.3 GPA, barely missing the cutoff for the dean’s list. But the future hasn’t always looked so bright for Woods, who shared his story with an overflowing room of Northfield community members at Carleton College for a TORCH open house on Thursday, January 5th.