Intersections: February 2011
Carleton College updates and events for the Northfield Community
In this issue:
If you have not had a chance to appreciate the quiet solitude of the prairies, forests, and oak savanna in Carleton's Cowling Arboretum, we encourage you to get out, especially on cross country skis or snowshoes. Both are available to check out from the Recreation Center. Snowshoes are a great way to get off the trails and explore some of the more remote parts of the Arboretum. If walking is your preferred method of winter travel in the Arboretum, we have some tips for you as well. Read more.
Student volunteers from Carleton's ACT Center have launched a new weekly reading program for children of all ages at the Northfield Public Library. The Carleton Caldecott Club is a seven-week program running between January 15th and February 26th. Carleton students will read aloud from Caldecott Medal-winning books to children on Saturday mornings from 11 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will also plan arts and crafts activities that coincide with the theme of the weekly-featured book. This program is free and open to the public, and families are encouraged to attend. Read more.
In the wake of its 25th anniversary, Carleton's Acting in the Community Together (ACT) Center has numerous successes to celebrate. With 35 ongoing service programs in Northfield and broader Rice County--along with the support of 486 student volunteers--ACT has been able to deepen its commitment to community service. One aspect of growth includes collaboration with Carleton's Academic Civic Engagement (ACE) Office. The ACE office centers on integration of the Carleton curriculum with community-based learning, community-based research, and service learning. Read more.
Carleton Vice President and Treasurer Fred Rogers (middle right) and St. Olaf Vice President and Treasurer Alan Norton (far left) present the Northfield colleges' annual contributions to the City of Northfield. The donation, in excess of $70,000 by each school, is the largest annual contribution from any college to a local government in the State of Minnesota.
An interdisciplinary celebration of Japanese traditions in drama, dance, and visual art. Rooted in centuries-old traditions and buoyed by popular culture, Visualizing Japanese Theater includes a series of public performances and workshops, artistic residencies, lectures and exhibitions.
World premiere play by Naomi Iizuka, based on Japanese folk tales. Suitable for children.
Other Public Events
MusicA Franz Liszt Bicentennial Celebration
Friday, February 11, 8:00 p.m.
Ba Da Chui and Guqin Master Zhao Jiazhen
Saturday, February 12, 8:00 p.m.
An Evening of Turkish Music
Saturday, February 19, 8:00 p.m.
Carleton College Choir Concert with special guest I Cantanti
Saturday, February 26, 8:00 p.m.
ConvocationsR. L'Heureux Lewis
Friday, February 4, 10:50 a.m.
Jeff Blodgett '83
Friday, February 11, 10:50 a.m.
Friday, February 18, 10:50 a.m.
Friday, February 25, 10:50 a.m.
More...Full Campus Events Calendar
Varsity Athletics Calendar