The Carleton College Department of English will present its 2014 Schuster Lectureship on Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 4 to 5:15 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum. The lecture, entitled “Censorship and Cultural Sensibility,” will be presented by Debora Shuger, Distinguished Professor of Humanities at the University of California, Los Angeles. This event is free and open to the public.
A new art exhibit at in the Carleton College Perlman Teaching Museum takes the seemingly mundane elements of human existence and presents them in a manner that reveals the beauty in the paradoxical banality and complexity of our everyday lives. Featuring works by twelve contemporary artists, “Lifeloggers: Chronicling The Everyday” demonstrates how these artists document their creative process and, as a result, uncover the artistic complexities of human existence. Admission to the Perlman Teaching Museum is free.
Carleton, St. Olaf and the Northfield Community will come together on Saturday, Jan. 18 to present the Northfield Area Climate Summit, a free community-led information and discussion forum for area residents, businesses and institutions. Featuring keynote speaker meteorologist Paul Douglas, the Summit will be held at St. Olaf College in the Buntrock Commons and is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is requested and can be made here.
- January 4, 2014
Carleton College will open as scheduled for the start of Winter Term on Monday, January 6. College officials will continue to monitor the weather situation closely and communicate any changes to students via email and the CarlAlert emergency notification system. We will also post updates via our social media feeds (Twitter and Facebook).
Paul Bogard '89 presents "The End of Night: Searching For Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light"January 2, 2014
Writer, professor and environmentalist Paul Bogard, Class of 1989, will speak about his book "The End of Night: Searching For Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light" on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. in Boliou Hall Room 104. Bogard blends personal narrative, natural history, science, and history to shed light on the importance of darkness—what we've lost, what we still have, and what we might regain—and the simple ways we can reduce the brightness of our nights tonight. A promotional video for the book can be viewed here. This event is free and open to public.
- December 28, 2013
Sister Simone Campbell will present Carleton College’s first convocation of 2014 on Friday, January 10 from 10:50 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Sister Campbell is a passionate advocate for working together to close the gap between rich and poor and to dismantle policies rooted in racism, greed and violence. Her presentation is free and open to the public. Convocations are also streamed live and can be viewed online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.
- December 12, 2013
Only two days after the digital release of their debut album, “Minimally Decent People,” Carleton and St. Olaf College “prof rockers” The Counterfactuals are pleased to announce that the first single from the album has been selected as the “Song of the Day” by national music tastemakers Minnesota Public Radio’s 89.3 The Current.
- December 10, 2013
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Carleton College and St. Olaf College a $1.4 million grant to support increased institutional collaboration. The award funds a four-year project to advance collaboration in library services, information technology, management operations, and academic programs. The project—Broadening the Bridge: Leading Carleton and St. Olaf Colleges into a More Collaborative Future—builds on efforts that began in 2012 with a planning grant from the Foundation. A joint planning team identified the most promising opportunities for collaboration between the two institutions.
- December 10, 2013
The Counterfactuals, a rock band comprised of three Carleton professors and a professor hailing from nearby St. Olaf College, have released their highly anticipated debut album. Entitled "Minimally Decent People," a digital version of the album is now available for download here. A CD and vinyl LP version are also available for pre-order.
Carleton College’s annual holiday Craft and Custodial Bake Sale will take place on Friday, December 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Class of 1980 Commons of the Weitz Center for Creativity. A wide variety of hand-crafted items and baked goods will be available for purchase, including wool mittens, garden art, wreaths, rugs, alpaca products, jewelry, afghans, purses, aprons, baskets, outerwear, candles, and much more. Each vendor’s entrance fee will be donated to the Carleton College Custodial Scholarship Fund. This popular annual event is free and open to the public.
- November 14, 2013
As part of Minnesota's "Give to the Max Day," the public is invited to celebrate area non-profits and the season of giving with a special event at The Grand Event Center from 5 to 9 p.m. tonight. Attendees can learn more about over twenty area non-profit organizations, and enjoy free food and cash bar along with a line-up of entertainment presented by a local magician, the Carleton Juggling F.I.S.H. Club, the St. Olaf College Swing Dance Club, and dancing to the sounds of Matt Arthur & The Bratlanders (recently voted Southern Minnesota's 'best bar band' by Southern MN 'Scene' magazine). The event is open to all ages and admission is free with a Give to the Max Day donation of $10 or more to the organization of your choice.
- November 13, 2013
Carleton College’s African Drum Ensemble, directed by Jay Johnson, will give its fall recital in the Sayles-Hill Great Space on Tues., Nov 19 at 4 p.m. This always popular performance is free and open to the public.
- November 13, 2013
The Carleton College Orchestra, under the direction of Hector Valdivia, will present its fall concert this Friday, Nov. 15 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall. The Orchestra will perform Wagner’s Rienzi Overture, Schulhoff’s Suite, Op. 37, Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony, and Strauss’ Dance of the Seven Veils. This event is free and open to the public.
- November 6, 2013
The acclaimed Zorongo Flamenco Dance Company will present SOL Y LUNA, an evening of traditional Spanish dance and music, on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Theater. Led by dancer and choreographer Susana di Palma, the Minneapolis-based company is comprised of an ensemble of international artists, dancers and musicians renowned for bringing the power, passion and virtuosity of the art of flamenco to American audiences. This event is free and open to the public; seats can be reserved at www.carleton.tixato.com/buy.
Carleton College has been awarded an $800,000 grant by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of the College’s global engagement initiative (GEI). The grant allows the College to integrate global learning across the curriculum. The support funds a three-year project emphasizing faculty development; integration of on- and off-campus study; experimentation with new curricular structures for team-based projects; improved utilization of foreign language resources; and multiple opportunities for collaboration, domestically and internationally. The program will be led by co-directors Scott Carpenter, professor of French and Francophone studies, and Kathleen Ryor, professor of art history and director of Asian studies.
Environmental Racism the focus of talk entitled "The Midwest Mining Rush and Conflicts over Tribal Sovereignty"November 4, 2013
Al Gedicks, author and professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse, will present a talk entitled "The Midwest Mining Rush and Conflicts over Tribal Sovereignty: The Mole Lake and Bad River Ojibwe of Lake Superior" on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. in Willis Hall Room 203. Gedicks' presentation focuses on environmental racism related to mining in the state of Wisconsin. This event is free and open to the public.
- November 4, 2013
The Department of Art & Art History will present a lecture entitled "Fashion for Holiness: An Eighth-Century Belt Shrine and Other Medieval Clothing Relics" on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 5 p.m. in Leighton Hall Room 304. The talk will be given by esteemed author and Tufts University professor Karen Eileen Overbey and is free and open to the public.
- November 4, 2013
James (Jim) Pizzuto '75 will present "The Essential Role of Geology in Sustainable Watershed Management" on Friday, Nov. 8 at 3:30 p.m. in Olin Hall 149. Pizzuto, the Bernstein Geologist-In-Residence, is a professor of geology at the University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean and Environment. His presentation is free and open to the public.
- November 4, 2013
Carleton College announces its 2013-14 Frank G. and Jean M. Chesley Lectureship, to be delivered by acclaimed mathematician James Propp, a researcher and professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. The lectureship features two public presentations: “Wild Beauty: Postcards from Mathematical Worlds” on Monday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Olin Hall 149 and “Quasi-Random Processes” on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 4 p.m. in Olin Hall 141. Both talks are free and open to the public.
- November 1, 2013
Native American historian Zonnie Gorman will present the Carleton College convocation address on Friday, November 8 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. In her presentation, Gorman will discuss the Navajo Code Talkers of World War II; Gorman is the daughter of Carl Gorman, one of the first twenty-nine Code Talkers. This event is free and open to the public. Carleton’s convocations are also streamed online and can be viewed at go.carleton.edu/convo.
- October 31, 2013
The Carleton Players are pleased to present Shakespeare’s comedy “Twelfth Night,” premiering tonight in the Weitz Center for Creativity Theater at 7:30 p.m., with additional performances on Friday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. Following Saturday’s matinee performance, the Carleton College Department of Theater & Dance will host a reception honoring director Ruth Weiner, Class of 1944 Professor of Theater and the Liberal Arts, who will retire later this year after forty years of service to the College. Performances are free and open to the public; reservations can be made by calling (507) 222-4341 or by visiting online at www.carleton.tixato.com/buy.
- October 31, 2013
Carleton College has announced the formation of the Fred Cooper ’58 Endowed Scholarship in support of financial aid. Made possible by a $1 million gift from the Abe and Ida Cooper Foundation, the money is intended to provide financial aid to one or more Carleton students who demonstrate financial need.
- October 25, 2013
Innovative computer programmer and technology company founder Matt Ginsberg will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation address on Friday, Nov. 1 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. In his presentation, Ginsberg will examine the role technology plays in our daily lives, the future potential for technology, and how we all can and should adapt to this ever-changing world. This event is free and open to the public; convocations are also streamed online at go.carleton.edu/convo.
Acclaimed author Jane F. Gerhard will present a lecture entitled “From Controversy to Canonization: A Cultural History of Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party” on Wednesday, October 30 at 5 p.m. in Carleton College’s Boliou Hall, Room 104. Gerhard will discuss The Dinner Party's roots in early 1970s feminism, its reception among the art world establishment and general public, and its continuing ability to generate enthusiasm, life-changing perspectives, irritation and debate. This event is free and open to the public.