Elsewhere

  • Alison Kettering, professor of art history, was quoted in a November 5 Modesto (Calif.) Bee article titled "National Gallery of Art features ter Borch" about a Gerard ter Borch painting that has remained a mystery for 350 years. No one can figure out whether it portrays a father admonishing a daughter, a client bargaining with a prostitute, or an army officer courting a lady. "We are never quite certain whether the (older) woman demurely sipping her wine is there to prevent or facilitate a liaison," Kettering said. She wrote about the painting in the National Gallery's catalogue for the show in which the painting was featured.

  • William "Bill" P. Craig '66 was featured in a November 5 Appleton (Wis.) Post-Crescent article titled "Calumet leader settles into job" about Craig's appointment as Calumet County (Wis.) administrator, the top governmental job in that county. In the interview, Craig talked about meeting his wife, Margaret "Peg" Orwig Craig '67, at Carleton. "I was a deejay at the [college] radio station and she was the technician. Back then there was only one qualification for being a deejay: if the tape ended unexpectedly early, you had to be able to run the length of the room, leap over the technician and still speak in a modulated tone. 'That was Aker Bilk with Stranger on the Shore.' " Bill Craig majored in government at Carleton and Peg majored in economics.

  • Susan Ashley '65 was featured in a November 5 Colorado Spring Business Journal article titled "Susan Ashley slated to become dean of Colorado College next June." Ashley, chair of the history department, will become the first female dean in the 130-year history of the college. Commenting on a liberal arts education, Ashley said, "The outcomes you value most are really beyond measurement. That's where education matters—seeing the way it conditions your life." Ashley majoried in French at Carleton.

  • Teresa Oden, spouse of President Robert A. Oden Jr., wrote an essay for the November 5 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education titled "Not the First Lady." Oden is writing a book tentatively titled "Spousework: Partnering an Academic Leader."

  • Parker Palmer '61 was featured in a November 4 Capital Times (Wis.) article titled "Parker Palmer, teacher extraordinaire," describing Palmer's career as an influential teacher, lecturer and author. "Some very smart people are realizing that they need to slow down and go deeper if they are to maintain their professional integrity," says Palmer regarding his latest book, titled "A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life." Palmer will come to Carleton next spring to teach two courses titled Philosophies of Education and The Courage to Teach. He majored in philosophy at Carleton.

  • Several Carleton faculty members have been featured prominently in this year's election coverage. Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was an election commentator on November 2 on Twin Cities CBS affiliate WCCO-TV. He also was quoted in November 2 stories in the Star Tribune on election folklore and in the Saint Paul Pioneer Press on issues important to Minnesotans. Greg Marfleet, assistant professor of political science, was quoted in the October 30 Northfield News about college student voters.

  • Al Montero, associate professor of political science, was interviewed on October 26 by by Iñaki Gabilondo of national public radio in Spain (SER Network). Gabilondo is Spain's best-known radio interviewer. His morning show has a regular audience of several million. The interview was taped for airing on the morning of the U.S. elections, November 2. During the 10-minute interview, Gabilondo asked Montero about the presidential campaign and how it has played out in Minnesota, the midwest and in Montero's home state of Florida.

  • Abigail Baum '08 was featured in a November 2 Marin (Ca.) Independent Journal article titled "Dyslexic Mil Valley teenager awrded scholarship." Baum received the Marion Huber Learning Through Listening award and a $6,000 scholarship. She was one of six people nationwide recognized by the nonprofit organization, Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D) at a ceremony in Princeton, N.J. Baum was diagnosed with dyslexia in second grade and has been using the RFB&D librar for nine years. She credits the library materials for helping her excel in academics.

  • David Lefkowitz, assistant professor of art and associate professor of painting, was featured in a November 2004 Rake Magazine article about his current projects using Styrofoam packaging as a medium. "The only reason [styrofoam packaging remnants] exist is to protect something else, so they take the form of negative space," Lefkowitz explained in the story. Lefkowitz has participated in a number of exhibitions this fall, including a show of his oil paintings at Thomas Barry Fine Arts in Minneapolis. That show was featured in a September 24 Star Tribune article titled "A power-packed kickoff ot the fall art season," and one of his drawings also was shown at a gallery in New York, DCKT Contemporary.

  • Laird Schaub '71 was featured in an October 31 article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch titled "Sandhill farm's lifestyle is as organic as possible" about the intentional community and farm that Schaub and three friends founded in 1974. Today, Schaub also consults on organic farming. "My special skill is working in the chaotic moment," he said. Schaub majored in mathematics at Carleton.

  • Richard Christiansen ' 53 was featured in an October 31 Chicago Sun-Times article titled "The critic whose star rose with the theater he loves " about Christiansen's devotion to local theater and his life before and during his career as a theater critic in Chicago. Christiansen talked about the foundation of his career in theater, which took place in Chicago: "I can't think of anything that I would have rather done in the world than to be present when theater began to bloom in Chicago." Christiansen was an English major at Carleton.

  • Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in an October 29 Minnesota Public Radio broadcast story titled "Weighing the value of candidate visits." Both Kerry and Bush have visited Minnesota eight times during this campaign in an attempt to increase their support in this swing state. "Polls are usually only affected for a day or two and then the effect tends to disappear so you can see that candidates are attempting to sort of pump up that support," said Schier.