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Keelin Davis went the distance for the win in game one and then tossed 2.1 innings of scoreless relief to pick up the save in game two as the Carleton College softball team completed a doubleheader sweep at Saint Mary’s University, 4-3 and 9-8.
The Carleton College baseball team traded games with rival St. Olaf College, with the Knights seizing the first game, 11-6, thanks to a late offensive outburst before conceding the latter tilt, 13-8. Hayden Tsutsui collected six hits and five RBI on the day.
St. Olaf College students Zoey Slater ‘14 and Elise Erickson ‘14 earned top honors in the 2014 Associated Colleges of the Midwest Nick Adams Short Story Contest.
Slater was named co-winner of the contest alongside Knox College student Alex Zimay ‘15.
Slater says she has always loved reading, but didn’t seriously consider taking up writing until she took St. Olaf Writer in Residence Benjamin Percy’s Intermediate Fiction Writing class.
Her winning story, “The Fawn,” is the tale of a woman who receives a surprise phone call from the daughter she had given up for adoption.
“The story itself is important to me because it is the first time I’ve creatively expressed my emotions and thoughts surrounding my experience as an adoptee,” says Slater. “The reception the story has received is extremely encouraging.”
The contest’s final judge, nationally acclaimed author Bonnie Jo Campbell, said Slater’s piece is “built of wonderful material, and I found that its images stuck with me. [The main character] works for a taxidermist and has taken up the study and practice of taxidermy as a hobby … [Slater] does a great job of describing and making sense of the northern Wisconsin winter, and we are affected by the gruesome and sterile faces and figures of the animals she stuffs and poses.”
Erickson’s piece, “Our Lady of the Wilderness,” earned an Honorable Mention. The story focuses on a sister in a rural convent whose best friend, a fellow nun, has disappeared into the wilderness without a trace. Like Slater, Erickson composed her piece during Percy’s Intermediate Fiction Writing course.
“I think it’s a wonderful reflection on the St. Olaf English Department, and I’m grateful to Ben Percy and the other faculty members who have encouraged me in my writing,” Erickson says.
Slater and Zimay will be recognized for their winning stories April 11 at an ACM student symposium in Chicago.
The Nick Adams Short Story Contest, named for the young protagonist of many Hemingway stories, was established in 1973. Judges in past years have included such literary luminaries as Jane Smiley, Saul Bellow, Joyce Carol Oates, John Updike, Anne Tyler, Maya Angelou, Barbara Kingsolver, Jane Hamilton, and Stuart Dybek.
NORTHFIELD, Minn. - St. Olaf and Carleton split a MIAC baseball doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon with the host Knights winning the opener 11-6 before the Oles won a 13-8 decision in game two.
After waiting more than a week to get its first conference games played, the Carleton College baseball team made up for lost time, scoring early and often in sweeping Macalester College by scores of 18-5 and 18-6 (7 inn.) The Knights pounded out 34 hits on the day, including home runs by sophomore Hayden Tsutsui and seniors Ray Yong, David Stillerman, and Josh Zoellmer.
A passion for using education to foster tolerance and respect throughout the world has earned Sudip Bhandari ’14 a Humanity in Action Fellowship.
Humanity in Action is an international organization that brings young international professionals and students together together to promote human rights, diversity, and active citizenship. The highly selective fellowship aims to facilitate a collective exploration of the social and political roots of discrimination, as well as to create a forum where potential solutions can be considered and discussed.
Bhandari was one of 40 students around the country selected for the fellowship from a pool of 605 applicants.
His work founding and directing the Anne Frank Project Nepal has given him insight into the process of promoting tolerance and respect through education. Bhandari created the Anne Frank Project to inform Nepalese students about the events of the Holocaust and World War II, a section of world history that is often left out of the nation’s curriculum. His notable work with the project will serve him well during his fellowship, as Humanity in Action includes a component that focuses on the relevance of the Holocaust in modern-day Europe.
“For the past four years, Humanity in Action has been on my radar,” says Bhandari, who first heard about the fellowship from fellow Ole Subhash Ghimire ’10, who completed the program four years ago. “I really like its model, which includes three parts: educating fellows, building a network, and inspiring action. “
Through the Humanity in Action Fellowship, Bhandari will be spending the summer in Warsaw, Poland, where he will attend workshops and seminars, visit concentration camps, write reports, and work on a research project.
“I am excited to learn about Polish politics, culture, and its history of human rights and resistance to intolerance,” says Bhandari, who also received an internship grant from the St. Olaf Piper Center for Vocation and Career to support his work. “Such understanding will serve as a case study that I can use as I develop and advance my Anne Frank Project Nepal initiative in my home country. I think the most rewarding aspect of the fellowship will be the network of passionate advocates of human rights fellows I will be interacting with during the program.”
On Friday, April 11 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall, Carleton music faculty will present a recital performed by Mary Horozaniecki, violin; Tom Rosenberg; cello, and Nicola Melville, piano. This event is free and open to the public. The program will include sonatas by Polish composer Frédéric Chopin and French composer Gabriel Fauré, and a piano trio by Austrian composer Joseph Haydn.
Mel Duncan, the co-founder and past executive director of Nonviolent Peaceforce, will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation address on Friday, April 11 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. His talk, titled “Nonviolent Peacekeeping: Hard Nosed Hope in a Tough World,” is free and open to the public. Convocations are also streamed live and available for on-demand viewing.
MOORHEAD, Minn. - St. Olaf won game one 7-2 behind a complete game effort from Ryan Tapani and Jack Schechinger homered twice in a 9-8 game two win as St. Olaf swept a MIAC baseball doubleheader from Concordia College-Moorhead.
The Carleton College women's tennis team improved its conference record to 6-0 (12-2 overall) with a 9-0 sweep of the College of Saint Benedict.
Geraldine Tellbuescher’s second straight three-over par 75 led the way as the Carleton College women’s golf team tied for fourth out of 16 teams at the Washington University (Mo.) Spring Invitational. Tellbuescher’s 36-hole score of 150 strokes broke the team mark by two shots and helped Carleton establish new marks for both 18- and 36-hole team scores.
The Carleton College men’s tennis team, ranked No. 17 in the central region, traveled to Luther College and faced the No. 15-ranked Norse. The Knights saw their four-game win streak in the series with an 8-1 setback. A bright spot for Carleton was the play of first-year Patton McClelland, who was a winner at sixth singles.
The Carleton College softball team finally got to open the MIAC portion of its schedule, and the Knights split a Sunday afternoon doubleheader at Macalester College, taking the opener by an 8-1 margin before dropping the nightcap by a 6-3 tally.
ST. PETER, Minn. - Gustavus Adolphus College swept visiting St. Olaf 7-2 and 9-5 on Sunday afternoon at Hollingsworth Field.
With a pair of victories over regionally-ranked opponents, senior Anne Lombardi sparked the No. 29 nationally-ranked Carleton women’s tennis team to a convincing 8-1 win over Wheaton College (Ill.).
Colby Seyferth celebrated his birthday with a win in the 400-meter hurdles in the outdoor season opener for the Carleton College men’s track and field team. He followed up that time of 57.14 by running anchor in the final race of the day at the Carleton Invitational as he narrowly missed bringing the Knights another come-from-behind victory in the 4x400m relay. Seyferth took the baton approximately five seconds behind the leader but closed the gap as Carleton came up only 0.2 second short.
The Carleton College women’s track and field day got the outdoor season started on Saturday as the Knights hosted the Carleton Invitational. All-American Kao Sutton picked up where her indoor season left off as she broke the nearly 19-year-old school record in the outdoor shot put with her heave of 13.28 meters.
Geraldine Tellbuescher rode a hot putter to a three-over par 75 and Shannon Holden added a five-over par 77 as No. 21 Carleton posted a 318 first-round score at the Washington University (St. Louis) Spring Invitational. The total, the seventh-best in school history, leaves the Knights in fifth in a field with eight other nationally-ranked teams. It was Tellbuescher’s career-low and leaves her in a tie for fourth individually, three shots behind the leaders.
OWATONNA, Minn. - St. Olaf won five of the six singles matches in a 7-2 MIAC men's tennis victory over Saint John's University on Saturday night at Owatonna Tennis Club.