Intersections: June 2011
Carleton College updates and events for the Northfield Community
In this issue:
Carleton has received a spot on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for 2010. The honor roll annually recognizes institutions of higher education for their commitment to and achievement in community service. The President’s Honor Roll increases the public’s awareness of the contributions that colleges and their students make to local communities and the nation as a whole. Read more.
Carleton College’s Acting in the Community Together (ACT) Center will hold its annual Lighten Up! Garage Sale from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 17, and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 18, in the West Gym on the Carleton campus. As in previous years, all profits from the popular sale will be split between the Northfield Union of Youth (The Key), Northfield Special Olympics, and Project Friendship. Through the collaborative efforts of the ACT Center, these three local organizations and community volunteers, the Lighten Up! Garage Sale has been a highly successful fundraiser that provides essential funds for these Northfield non-profits and champions “green” living. Read more.
Residents of Northfield and Dundas now have a centralized location on the internet to find transportation options locally and to connect to the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area, thanks in large part to the efforts of numerous Carleton College students and staff members. Go! Northfield is sponsored by the Northfield Grassroots Transit Initiative and Northfield.org, with several Carleton-affiliated contributors. Read more.
Carleton President Steve Poskanzer volunteered to take a shift in the dunk tank during Senior Week festivities. Lest you feel too sorry for our fearless leader, note that the temperature was a balmy 99°F at the time! Watch a video of the Presidential dunking on Carleton's Facebook page.
Other Public Events
Carleton College Bookstore
Special Commencement Hours
Volunteer Work Event
Other Key Dates
July 1: Goodsell Observatory Open House