Intersections: December 2011


Carleton College updates and events for the Northfield Community

In this issue:

Carleton College’s Annual Craft Fair and Bake Sale Returns in New Location

Craft & Bake SaleCarleton College’s annual holiday Craft and Custodial Bake Sale will take place on Friday, December 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Commons of the Weitz Center for Creativity. A wide variety of hand-crafted items and baked goods will be available for purchase, ranging from jewelry, afghans, baskets, outerwear, candles, and much more. Vendors will donate a portion of the proceeds from their sales to the Carleton College Custodial Scholarship Fund. This popular annual event is free and open to the public. Read more.

Getting to Know: Donald Hasseltine, Vice President for External Relations

Don Hasseltine We caught up with Donald Hasseltine, Carleton’s new vice president for external relations. Hired in mid-August of this year, Don started his new position on November 7. Learn about his background, why he and has family chose to relocate to Northfield and Carleton, and his early impressions of his new community. Read more.

Carleton’s CCCE Hosts Youth Empowerment Workshop

On Saturday, Nov. 5, approximately 25 Carleton and local high-school students gathered for an all-day Youth Empowerment Workshop, led by Carleton students Mahal Burr ’12 and Nick Welna ’12 at the Weitz Center for Creativity. Sponsored by the Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE) office, the workshop taught attendees a wide variety of leadership skills and capped with the formation of working groups to futher examine issues facing young people in our community. Read more.

Cross Country Skiing Returns to Cowling Arboretum for Winter 2012

Ski Trails The Cowling Arboretum staff, along with parent volunteers of the Northfield High School cross-country ski team, is once again collaborating on ski trail grooming. Assuming we have snow like we did last year, users can look forward to great snow conditions as parent volunteers and arboretum staff work together to maintain the ski trail conditions. Read more.

Carls Give Back to Community During Halloween

While Halloween traditions both young and old endure at Carleton, one tradition has quietly grown into the culture of the College near the end of October every year: giving back to the Northfield community. Whether it’s trick-or-treating in Musser Hall, partaking in the athletic department’s “Halloween Knight” event of Mortar Board gathering food for Northfield's food pantry, Carleton students are finding ways to give back to the community at the end of October. Read more.

Carleton Trustees Approve Renovation to Evans Hall

Evans Hall The Carleton Board of Trustees has approved a construction project that will renovate Evans Hall, an existing residence hall located near Bell Field on the eastern edge of campus. According to director of facilities and capital planning Steven Spehn, construction is slated to start in June 2012, right after Carleton’s alumni reunion weekend. The residence hall will be off-line, or unoccupied, from that point until the end of the calendar year. The plan has students returning to the facility in January 2013, while adding 40 beds to the College’s residential housing capacity. Read more.

Carleton Begins Construction of Parking Lot at Second and Union Street

ConstructionWork has commenced on a parking lot at the corner Second and Union Street. The 47-stall parking lot’s construction was required by the city of Northfield when the Weitz Center for Creativity was built. The lot should help alleviate parking pressures around the Carleton campus and reduce on-street parking, which impacts the College’s neighbors. Read more.

Featured Events

Bake Sale
Craft and Bake Sale
Friday, Dec. 2, 8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

A wide variety of hand-crafted items and baked goods will be available for purchase. Vendors will donate a portion of the proceeds from their sales to the Carleton College Custodial Scholarship Fund.


Steve Brodner

Steve Brodner Convocation
Friday, Jan. 6, 10:50–11:50 a.m

Award-winning illustrator, caricaturist and journalist Steve Brodner, who has covered American politics and popular culture for over three decades, will deliver Carleton College’s winter term opening convocation address.


Other Public Events

Carleton College Bookstore

Special Winter Break Hours
Nov. 22–Jan. 3
M–F: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Sat–Sun: Closed
Also closed 12/23–26, 12/30


Full Campus Events Calendar
Varsity Athletics Calendar

Other Key Dates

Dec. 2: Goodsell Observatory Open House

Jan. 4: Winter Term Classes Begin