On Tuesday, September 9, Carleton College welcomes the Class of 2018 to campus. There are 526 students in the class, selected from a pool of 6,296 applicants. The students represent 47 states and 19 countries, with 70 students coming from Minnesota, followed by California (62), New York (38), Illinois (36), Washington (26), Massachusetts (25), Texas (19), and Wisconsin (18). Twenty-nine students hail from China.
Summer Humanities Institute to Screen the National Theatre Live Broadcast of Shakespeare's "Coriolanus"August 4, 2014
Wednesday, August 6 at 7 p.m., the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema will feature a not-to-be-missing screening of the National Theatre Live broadcast of Shakespeare's "Coriolanus." This event is free and open to the public.
The Donmar Warehouse's production of "Coriolanus," Shakespeare's searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, stars Tom Hiddleston ("The Avengers," "War Horse," The BBC's "The Hollow Crown") in the title role and Mark Gatiss ("Season's Greetings at the National Theatre," The BBC's "Sherlock") as Menenius. The production is directed by the Donmar's Artistic Director Josie Rourke.
National Theatre Live is the National Theatre's groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre live from the London stage to cinemas across the UK and around the world. Learn more about this groundbreaking experience at ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk.
- August 4, 2014
Do you enjoy learning about the natural world? If so, consider becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer!
The Carleton College Aboretum is hosting a Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteer Training beginning September 15, 2014 and running through October 23, 2014. Registration is now open and the class is expected to fill up quickly.
Master Naturalist Volunteers complete a 40-hour hands-on course with expert instructors and fellow learners—studying natural history, environmental interpretation, and conservation stewardship.
The classes will be held every Monday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. from September 15 through October 23 at the Carleton College Arboretum. Two Saturday field trips will be on October 4 and October 18. The cost for the course is $200, including materials.
Bing Shui '16 (China), a rising junior majoring in biology, is one of forty undergraduate students accepted into the 2014 Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) Internship Program, which provides participants with a challenging summer research experience in a cutting-edge stem cell science laboratory.
Since early June, Shui has been working in the Boston Children’s Hospital laboratory of HSCI Affiliated Faculty member Xi He, PhD, known for his research on cell-to-cell communication. Shui’s project this summer is to study how a newly discovered protein controls how genes function in intestinal stem cells and colorectal cancer cells.
- July 28, 2014
In collaboration with the Northfield Historical Society, Carleton is pleased to host screenings of the first annual Jesse James Film Festival. All showings will be in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema and are free and open to the public (although donations are appreciated). The five films included in the festival were chosen because they depict the 1876 attempt by the infamous James-Younger Gang to rob Northfield's First National Bank.
Carleton's annual Lighten Up! Garage Sale raised a whopping $31,923 over the weekend, with proceeds of approximately $10,600 being given to each the Northfield Special Olympics, Project Friendship, and the Northfield Union of Youth (The Key). "We had a record year...despite our challenging circumstances," noted Kelly Scheuerman, Program Director for Civic Engagement Pathways. The popular annual sale typically takes place during Carleton's reunion weekend, but this year's event was postponed due to campus flooding caused by the Cannon River.
- June 30, 2014
In collaboration with the Cannon Valley Elder Collegium, Carleton College is pleased to host the third annual Northfield Film Festival, running Tuesday evenings during the month of July. This year's theme is "The Hollywood Renaissance" and will feature popular films from the 1960s and 1970s, including "Bonnie and Clyde," "The Graduate," "2001: A Space Odyssey," and "Chinatown." The series will also feature screenings of three short films created by area students—one each from Carleton, St. Olaf College, and Northfield High School.
Screenings are free and open to the public and will be held Tuesdays evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema (Third and College Streets in Northfield).
Carleton College’s Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE) has rescheduled its annual Lighten Up! Garage Sale for Saturday, July 12 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, July 13 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the West Gym on the Carleton campus. The popular annual sale converts the unwanted year-end possessions of Carleton students into bargains for local residents and cash for local charities. The sale, which is typically held every year during Carleton’s reunion weekend, was postponed this year due to Cannon River flooding on the campus.
- June 25, 2014
Gao Hong, world-class pipa (lute) player and composer and director of the Carleton College Chinese Music Ensemble, will perform the world premiere her Green Willow Tree: Double Concerto for Pipa, Violin and Orchestra with the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Jere Lantz, on Sunday, July 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the Lake Harriet Bandshell in Minneapolis. Additional performances will be held Monday, July 7 at 10:30 a.m. at the Nicollet Island Pavilion and on Thursday, July 10 at 1 p.m. at the Humboldt-Cerenity Senior Care Center in St. Paul. All performances are free and open to the public.
- June 19, 2014
Carleton College’s Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE) annual Lighten Up! Garage Sale, originally scheduled for Friday, June 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, June 21 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., has been postponed due to the impact of the Cannon River flooding. in the West Gym on the Carleton campus. College officials hope to announce a rescheduled date and time for the sale. The popular annual sale converts the unwanted year-end possessions of Carleton students into bargains for local residents and cash for local charities.
- June 19, 2014
As the waters on the nearby Cannon River continue to rise following several days of heavy rain, the City of Northfield has declared a flood emergency. In response, Carleton officials have enacted the campus flood plan, created following significant flooding experienced in 2010.
- June 4, 2014
The Carleton College Board of Trustees recently approved the promotion of five faculty members, from Professor to Professor Emeritus, effective September 1, 2014.
Carleton College will award the Bachelor of Arts degree to the 484 graduating members of the Class of 2014 on Saturday, June 14, in a ceremony beginning at 9:30 a.m. on the Bald Spot, the lawn west of Hulings Hall on the Carleton campus. A celebratory picnic on the Bald Spot will follow. In the event of severe weather, commencement will be held indoors at the Recreation Center. Seating is available to accommodate all guests, whether outdoors or indoors, and no tickets are required.
The Northern Clay Center has announced the recipients of this year’s 2014 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Ceramic Artists, funded by the McKnight Foundation. Of the two fellows named to this prestigious honor is Kelly Connole, Carleton College Associate Professor of Art. The award, which includes $25,000 in unrestricted funds, is designed to strengthen and enhance Minnesota’s artistic community, as well as significantly advance the work of Minnesota ceramic artists whose work is of exceptional artistic merit, who have already proven their abilities, and are at a career stage that is beyond emerging.
Carleton College’s African Drum Ensemble, a student collective that uses indigenous instruments and teaching methods to perform rhythms and songs from West Africa, will show off its talents in a concert on Tuesday, June 3 at 4 p.m.. The concert will take place on the College Bald Spot (or, in the event of rain, in the Sayles-Hill Great Space), and is free and open to the public.
- May 28, 2014
The Carleton College Board of Trustees recently approved the promotion of seven faculty members, effective September 1, 2014.
The following faculty members have been promoted from associate professor to professor: Roger Bechtel, professor of theater; Joseph Chihade, professor of chemistry; Carol Donelan, professor of cinema and media studies; Nathan D. Grawe, professor of economics; Stephen Mohring, professor of art; Annette Nierobisz, professor of sociology; and Matthew S. Rand, professor of biology.
- May 27, 2014
The Carleton College Orchestra will present its annual spring concert on Friday, May 30 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall. The performance is free and the public is invited to attend.
The American Composers Forum has announced the recipients of this year’s McKnight Composition Fellowship, funded by the McKnight Foundation. Among the four fellows named, chosen from a pool of 63 applicants, is Alex Freeman, Carleton College assistant professor of music. The award, which includes $25,000 in unrestricted funds, is meant to acknowledge excellence in the field of music composition.
Carleton College student dancers, along with members of the renowned Semaphore Repertory Dance Company, will present their Spring Dance Performance on Friday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. and again on Sunday, May 25 at 2 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Theater. Directed by Judith Howard and Jane Shockley, this popular annual event is free and open to the public but reservations are encouraged and can be made online at go.carleton.edu/tixato/buy/.
Carleton College will hold its annual Honors Convocation on Friday, May 30 at 3 p.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. A yearly celebration of faculty and student academic accomplishments and civic engagement, this year’s Honors Convocation address will be presented by Google Public Policy Analyst Hibah Hussain, Carleton Class of 2008.
A cherished annual tradition at Carleton, Honors Convocation begins and ends with a full academic procession, including emerti faculty. Following remarks by President Steven Poskanzer, Dean of the College Beverly Nagel and Dean of Students Hudlin Wagner, the ceremony will honor students and recipients of awards and grants. Honors Convocation is free and open to the public; the event will also be streamed live and archived for future viewing online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.
- May 15, 2014
The Carleton College Choir, under the direction of faculty conductor Lawrence Burnett and student conductor Julian Pozniak, will present a program of choral favorites on the theme ‘earth and heaven.’ Entitled “Something Like A Star,” the evening will include a performance of Gloria by Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi. The concert, held Friday, May 23 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall, is free and open to the public.
- May 15, 2014
Carleton College will host an appearance by California author D.J. Waldie on Wednesday, May 21 at 4:30 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum. Author of the acclaimed biography “Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir,” Waldie will read from the book and sign copies, which will be available for purchase at the event. This appearance is free and open to the public.
Acclaimed Florestan Recital Project Presents PANIC, A Groundbreaking New Song Cycle by Composer Andy Vores and Poet Todd BossMay 15, 2014
The internationally acclaimed Florestan Recital Project will come to Carleton College on Tuesday, May 20 at 7 p.m. in the Concert Hall. Led and performed by artistic directors Alison d’Amato (piano) and Aaron Engebreth (baritone), the eclectic ensemble will perform PANIC, a groundbreaking song cycle by composer Andy Vores and poet Todd Boss. This event is free and open to the public.
- May 12, 2014
Carleton College’s Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE) will host the annual Empty Bowls fundraiser on Friday, May 16 on the campus Bald Spot at 11:50 a.m., following the weekly convocation address. This popular event is open to the public.