Intersections: October 2008


Carleton College updates and events for the Northfield Community

In this issue:

Carleton College Welcomes the Class of 2012

Welcome!Carleton College recently welcomed the Class of 2012 to campus. There are 493 students in the class, selected from a pool of 4,968 applicants. The students represent 41 states and 22 countries, with 102 students coming from Minnesota, followed by Illinois (52), New York (40) and California (33). Read more about the class of 2012.

Free Events Mark the Start of a New School Year

While the crispness in the air and the start of school signals the end of the summer, it also marks the beginning of numerous and varied free events for Northfield area citizens to enjoy on the Carleton College campus. The fall calendar is filled with athletic events, art exhibits, concerts and theatre productions. Read more about current events on campus.

Carleton Arboretum Offers Community Volunteer Opportunities

Do you enjoy the Carleton Arboretum? Ever wonder how you can get involved with Arboretum management? Volunteer work days are planned for the upcoming months, generally on the third Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Projects include buckthorn and honeysuckle removal, seed collecting, or planting of seeds or plants into restoration areas. Read more about volunteer opportunities in the Arb.

Campus Profile: Diana Dargen

Diana DargenDiana Dargen, Carletons Off-Campus Community Work Study Coordinator talks about her position and how it relates to the Northfield community, focusing on the Northfield Reads and Counts tutoring program that matches Carleton students with Northfield K-12 students. Read the interview.

Carleton Asks Staff and Students to be Mindful of Parking Choices

With a new academic year and new construction projects on campus, we know our neighbors will have questions and concerns about parking. Carleton College President Robert A. Oden Jr. has asked Carleton students, staff and faculty to “extend our utmost courtesy to the surrounding neighborhood by making sensible and thoughtful parking choices.” Read the rest of the story.

Seen Around Carleton

LandscapingThe campus entrance at the corner of Second and Division Streets has been spruced up! New sidewalks have been poured, new grass has been planted, and landscaping is complete. Decorative planters and a four-sided directional kiosk will complete the project in October.

Featured Event

Worl War I recruits
The Winter of the World: The Great War Remembered
October 8November 11
A series of exhibitions, lectures, films, and other events commemorate the 90th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I.

Other Public Events


World Ceramics: Transforming Women’s Traditions
Through November 19
Art Gallery


Numerous concerts and faculty recitals. See the Music Department events calendar for details.


Kip S. Thorne: “The Warped Side of the Universe: From the Big Bang to Black Holes”
Thursday, October 9, 7:30 p.m.
Olin Hall 149

Elizabeth Perrill: “Contemporary Zulu Ceramics”
Friday, October 24, 7:30 p.m.
Gould Library Athenaeum

Many More...

Full Campus Events Calendar
Varsity Athletics Calendar