- October 2, 2014
Carleton faculty pianist Loren Fishman will perform in concert on Sunday, Oct. 5 at 3 p.m. in the Concert Hall. Fishman’s recital will feature selections from the romantic era, including works by Brahms, Chopin, Gottschalk, and Mussorgsky. This event is free and open to the public.
Macalester Professor and Director of ‘Building Dignity’ to Speak about Urban Development in Lima, PeruOctober 2, 2014
Paul Dosh, director of Building Dignity, a grassroots development organization in Lima, Peru, will present “Demanding the Land: Urban Movements & Building Dignity in Peru” on Wednesday, Oct. 8 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum. Dosh will present an engaging session of social movements scholarship and community-based activism, complemented by elements of spoken word poetry and documentary photography. This event is free and open to the public.
- October 2, 2014
Carleton College’s 2014 Chesley Lecture in Physics and Astronomy will “Journey to the Center of the Milky Way.” Presented by University of Iowa professor Cornelia Chesley Lang, the annual lecture will be held Thursday, Oct. 9 from 7 to 8 p.m. in Olin Hall Room 149. Following her presentation, if skies are clear, attendees are invited to a telescopic observation of the Milky Way in the Goodsell Observatory. This event is free and open to the public.
Carleton’s Latino American Heritage Convocation reflects on Colombian and Cuban influences in an exploration of family, language and identitySeptember 29, 2014
Author and columnist Daisy Hernández will present Carleton College’s Latino American Heritage Convocation on Friday, Oct. 3 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled "Feminism, Sofia Vergara, and Writing about Familia: A Talk on Media Representations,” Hernández will reflect on her Colombian and Cuban heritage in an exploration of family, language and identity. Carleton Convocations are free and open to the public; they are also recorded and archived online.
- September 29, 2014
Carleton College is pleased to present renowned author and environmentalist Barry Lopez on Thursday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Boliou Hall Auditorium. Lopez will give a talk entitled “The Writer and Social Responsibility,” followed by a short Q & A session and a book signing
- September 29, 2014
Guest lecturer Annegret Fauser of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, will present “Americana, War & Globalization: Seventy Years of Aaron Copland’s ‘Appalachian Spring’” on Thursday, Oct. 2 from Noon to 1 p.m. in the Music Hall Room 103. Fauser, a renowned musicologist, is the Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor and Adjunct Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at UNC. This event is free and open to the public.
- September 24, 2014
Harvard Kennedy School professor of political science Stephen Walt will present a public lecture entitled “Follies & Fiascos: Why Does U.S. Foreign Policy Keep Failing?” on Monday, Sept. 29 at 4:30 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity, Room 236, on the Carleton College campus. A reception with light refreshments will follow Walt’s lecture.
- September 24, 2014
Carleton College is pleased to present a public screening of the National Theatre Live’s production of MEDEA on Wednesday, Oct. 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. This event is free and open to the public; no reservations are necessary.
Bookstore’s October Madness Inventory Reduction Sale Slashes Prices on All In-Stock General Reading BooksSeptember 24, 2014
Readers Rejoice! As the Carleton College Bookstore prepares to transfer its operations management to Barnes & Noble College Stores, it will hold a massive inventory reduction sale offering half-off all in-stock general reading books. The “October Madness! Inventory Reduction Sale!” will take place daily Monday, Sept. 29 through Saturday, Oct. 4. All sales are final and 50% off discounts are offered in-store only (orders, online sales, and additional discounts are excluded).
- September 24, 2014
Carleton’s Cowling Arboretum invites the public to a Passenger Pigeon Commemoration on Sunday, Sept. 28 beginning at 4 p.m. The event, taking place on the north lawn of Olin Hall on the Carleton campus, will feature history, readings, and treats.
- September 16, 2014
Award-winning poet and musician Stephen Kampa, a member of the Carleton Class of 2005, will appear at the College on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 4 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum. Kampa will read from and sign copies of his poetry collections, which will be available for purchase at the event.
- September 16, 2014
Designed to stimulate student reflection on the nature of liberal arts and a liberal arts approach to learning, this year’s annual Argument and Inquiry Seminar Convocation will be presented by Carleton College professor of economics, Stephen Strand. Entitled “Either Appear As You Are, Or Be As You Appear,” Strand’s presentation will highlight the ways which scholars ask questions, discover and evaluation information, and effectively and ethically construct arguments.
This event takes places Friday, Sept. 26 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel and is free and open to the public. His presentation will also be recorded and archived for listening online atgo.carleton.edu/convo/.
- September 15, 2014
Hudlin Wagner, vice president for student development and dean of students at Carleton College, has announced her retirement, effective at the end of the 2014-15 school year.
Wagner, who arrived at Carleton as associate dean of students in 1990, has served in her current role since 2005.
- September 12, 2014
Area film aficionados mark your calendars: Carleton College is pleased to host a weekly International Film Forum, with screenings held Monday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. Featuring films from all around the world, the series premieres September 22 and screenings are free and open to the public.
- September 11, 2014
Two new exhibitions in the Carleton College Perlman Teaching Museum will address the impact of climate change through photography and other new media. Featuring the work of two Carleton alumni, Christina Seely ’98 and Ken Tape ’99, both exhibits explore time, space, and evidence of climate change in the Arctic landscape.
This fall, join a community-wide conversation about the U.S. Constitution through a special event series organized by Carleton College and its community partners. The Constitution turns 227 years old this month, yet it remains the focus of fierce national debate. Politicians invoke it in their campaigns. Court decisions hinge upon its interpretation. Issues as vital as immigration reform, free speech, and freedom of religion prompt us to examine not only its words, but the intentions of its authors.
Former Minneapolis mayor and education advocate R.T. Rybak to present Carleton’s Opening Convocation AddressSeptember 3, 2014
Former Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak will be the featured speaker at Carleton College’s annual all-college assembly celebrating the beginning of the 2014-15 academic year. Opening Convocation will be held Monday, September 15 at 3 p.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel, and will be preceded by the College’s traditional Academic Procession, including all current and emeriti faculty. This event is free and open to the public. Convocation will also be streamed live and can be viewed online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.
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).