Intersections: February 2012


Carleton College updates and events for the Northfield Community

In this issue:

Chronicle of Higher Education: “In an Old School Building, Carleton College and Its Community Enjoy New Lessons”

Weitz CenterThe Chronicle of Higher Education featured the Weitz Center for Creativity in the publication's Jan. 21 edition. The article 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. Read the article.

Carleton Joins St. Olaf, NDDC in College-Community Collaborative Plan

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. Read more.

Getting to Know: Sameena Ahmed ’12, ACT Volunteer

Don Sameena AhmedIn 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. Read more.

Video Feature: Tour of Perlman Teaching Museum, Sneak Preview of Winter Term Exhibits

Perlman Teaching Museum Laurel Bradley, director and curator in the Perlman Teaching Museum, 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. Watch the video.

Carleton Announces Formation of Center for Community and Civic Engagement

CCCE Carleton College has announced the formation of the new Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE), combining the efforts of the College's Academic Civic Engagement and Acting in the Community Together offices with 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. Read more.

Carleton, St. Olaf Make Annual Donation to City of Northfield

DonationIn mid-December, college representatives Fred Rogers and Alan Norton from Carleton and St. Olaf, respectively, presented mayor Mary Rossing and city administrator Tim Madigan with the colleges' annual donation to its host city. Each college gave $75,000 to Northfield, continuing a long-standing and unique tradition. Read more.

Featured Event

Northfield Youth Choir
“Music of China” Concert
Sunday, Feb. 26, 4:30–6:00 p.m.

Singers from the Northfield Youth Choirs and Carleton Singers will join the Carleton Chinese Music Ensemble to present an evening of Chinese choral music ranging from children’s songs to folks songs to new compositions.


Other Public Events

Art Exhibits

A Complex Weave: Women and Identity in Contemporary Art
Through March 11
Perlman Teaching Museum

Running the Numbers: Portraits of Mass Consumption
Through March 11
Perlman Teaching Museum


Symphony Band Concert
Friday, February 24, 8:00 p.m.
Concert Hall

Jazz Ensemble Concert
Sunday, February 26, 2:00 p.m.
Concert Hall


Michelle Alexander, civil rights lawyer
Friday, February 10, 10:50 a.m.

Joel Salatin, farmer & environmentalist
Friday, February 17, 10:50 a.m.

Emily Hunter, environmental advocacy journalist
Friday, February 24, 10:50 a.m.


Full Campus Events Calendar
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