Intersections: March 2008


Carleton College updates and events for the Northfield Community

In this issue:

Construction Project Updates

As our two major building projects move forward, we’ll use this newsletter to keep the community informed of their progress. Here’s the latest: The new residence hall begins construction in May and the Arts Union has a completed schematic design. Read the story for full details.

Carleton College Bookstore Welcomes Northfield Shoppers

The Carleton College Bookstore is a great shopping destination for Northfield residents looking for the latest bestseller, a copy of The New York Times, office supplies, or just the best-priced soft drinks in town.

Click to view bookstore coupon View and print out a special discount coupon. (valid through March 30, 2008)

In an economic climate where many neighborhood bookstores have been swallowed up by big conglomerates or gone out of business, the Carleton Bookstore and River City Books are proud to remain local and independent. Learn more about our independent bookstores and how they serve the Northfield community.

Meet Director of the Arts Steve Richardson

Steve Richardson One of Carleton’s newest faces is Steve Richardson, Director of the Arts. A 1986 graduate of Carleton, Steve returned to his alma mater this fall after a hugely successful run at Theatre de la Jeune Lune in Minneapolis. In a recent interview, Steve shared his vision for the Arts Union and its place in the Northfield community. Read the interview.


Seen Around Carleton

Ice CarvingStudents carve blocks of ice into various forms during Carleton's annual ice carving contest in early February. The frozen art exhibits stood guard outside of Skinner Memorial Chapel for the rest of the month. A sculpture of a boot and a snowman were declared the winners. Read more and see more photos of the event.

Featured Event

Goodsell Observatory Telescope
Goodsell Observatory Open House
Friday, March 7, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
(cancelled if cloudy)
Come gaze at the stars, nebulas, and planets at Goodsell Observatory’s monthly open house, held the first Friday of every month if skies are clear. Carleton physics and astronomy professors will be on hand to answer questions. Dress warmly; the observatory domes are not heated.

Other Public Events


Functional Scultpure: Furniture from the Upper Midwest
Through March 10
Art Gallery

The Buckthorn Menace
Through October
Cowling Arboretum


Orchestra Concert
Friday, March 7, 8:00 p.m.
Concert Hall


The Ceramic Work of Eva Kwong and Kirk Mangus
Wednesday, March 5, 7:00 p.m.
Boliou Hall 161

Many More...

Full Campus Events Calendar
Varsity Athletics Calendar

Other Key Dates

March 10: Winter term ends
March 13-14: Bookstore spring sale
March 31: Classes resume