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  • Author and essayist D.J. Waldie
    May 15, 2014

    California Author and Essayist D.J. Waldie to appear

    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.

  • The Florestan Recital Project
    May 15, 2014

    Acclaimed Florestan Recital Project Presents PANIC, A Groundbreaking New Song Cycle by Composer Andy Vores and Poet Todd Boss

    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.

  • Empty Bowls
    Photo: Maria Kjellstrand '15
    May 12, 2014

    Annual Empty Bowls Charitable Fundraiser

    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. 

  • May 12, 2014

    Carleton musicians present “East Meets West,” a performance at the crossroads of Chinese national and Western art musical traditions

    Carleton College vocalists, along with members of the Chinese Music Ensemble, will present an eclectic evening performance entitled “East Meets West,” combining Chinese national and Western art musical traditions on Friday, May 16 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall. This colorful performance is free and open to the public.

  • May 12, 2014


    Carleton College will host “Northfield Reads: Veterans’ Voices,” a reading and discussion of the important stories written and shared by military veterans, on Sunday, May 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Larson Meeting Room (236). This event is free and open to the public.

  • May 12, 2014

    Annual Exhibit Showcases Senior Art Majors’ Work

    The opening reception for the annual Carleton College Senior Art Showcase will be held Friday, May 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Perlman Teaching Museum of the Weitz Center for Creativity. The exhibit, entitled “Migration Patterns,” features the work of thirteen studio art majors, who will be on hand to discuss their work. Admission to the exhibit and reception is free and open to the public.

  • May 12, 2014

    Cowling Arboretum Hosts Annual Spring Bird Count

    Carleton College’s Cowling Arboretum will host its 12th annual spring bird count on Saturday, May 17 and invites anyone with an interest in bird watching to join in this census of bird species in the Arboretum. No previous experience is necessary. The count will take place from 6 to 9 a.m.; participants will meet at 6 a.m. at the Arboretum Office.

  • Sandra Steingraber
    May 10, 2014

    Convocation Explores the Links Between Human Rights and the Environment

    Internationally recognized ecologist and author Sandra Steingraber will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation address on Friday, May 16 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “The Whole Fracking Enchilada: Toward Meaningful Toxic Chemical Reform and a Rational Energy Policy,” Steingraber’s presentation explores the links between human rights and the environment.  This event is free and open to the public. Convocations are also streamed live and can be viewed online at

    In advance of her presentation, Steingraber’s film “Living Downstream” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. in Olin 149 on Thursday May 15. She will be on hand to answer questions following the screening.

  • Ian Barbour
    May 9, 2014

    Carleton Event Honors Late Professor and Scholar, Ian Barbour

    On Wednesday, May 14, the public is invited to a special event honoring late professor and renowned scholar, Ian Barbour. Entitled “Ian Barbour and the Future of Religion and Science,” the event celebrates the intellectual legacy of long-time Northfield resident and internationally respected theologian Ian Barbour, the Carleton College Winifred and Atherton Bean Professor of Science, Technology and Society, Emeritus, who passed away in December 2013. This event will take place in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema from 7:30 to 9 p.m. and is free and open to the public. 

  • Violinist and oud player, Yair Dalal
    May 5, 2014

    Carleton Presents an Evening of Traditional and Contemporary Arab and Iraqi Music

    Acclaimed musician Yair Dalal, violinist and oud player, will present an evening of traditional and contemporary Arab and Iraqi Jewish music on Saturday, May 10 at 8 p.m. in the Carleton College Great Hall. This performance of unique world music is free and open to the public. 

  • May 5, 2014

    Symphony Band presents its Spring Concert

    The Carleton Symphony Band presents its spring concert on Sunday, May 11 at 3 p.m. in the Concert Hall. The program will feature music by Michael Markowski, James Gillette, John Adams, and the famous Symphony in B-flat, composed in 1933 by French composer Paul Fauchet. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Argentine novelist, screenwriter and film critic Alan Pauls
    May 5, 2014

    Christopher U. Light Lectureship Presents Argentine Novelist, Screenwriter and Critic, Alan Pauls

    Carleton College is pleased to present Argentine novelist, screenwriter and critic Alan Pauls on Monday, May 12 at 6 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum. Pauls’ appearance is part of the College’s Christopher U. Light Lectureship series, designed to bring renowned artists from all genres to campus. His talk, entitled “The Depth of my Depths,” is free and open to the public.