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The Carleton College men’s golf team opened the 2016-17 slate at the Augsburg Fall Invitational at Majestic Oaks Golf Course. The Knights got off to a slow start in Saturday’s opening round before improving 20 shots on Sunday to move up three spots in the standings.
Both the Carleton College and North Central College men’s soccer teams got on the scoreboard in the second half, but neither team could tally another goal as the Knights and Cardinals played to a 1-1 draw on Sunday afternoon.
The Carleton College volleyball team wrapped up a 4-0 weekend with two more victories on Saturday. The Knights swept Bethany Lutheran College in the day’s early match, and then returned the court for a five-set triumph over Buena Vista University.
The Carleton College men’s soccer team suffered its first loss of the season, dropping a hard-fought 1-0 result to visiting Luther College. Knights’ goalkeeper Brandon Hilliard registered eight saves, the second-highest total of his collegiate career.
The Carleton College football team absorbed a 30-23 setback in the season opener at Macalester College. With the result, the Scots re-claimed the Book of Knowledge traveling trophy for just the fifth time in the last 19 seasons.
The Carleton College women’s cross country team began the 2016 season in primetime, taking seventh out of 20 teams at the Augustana Twilight. The Knights, ranked No. 19 in the USTFCCCA preseason poll finished ahead of half of the eight D-II programs at the meet.
The Carleton College volleyball team opened the 2016 campaign with victories over both Martin Luther College and Crown College. Lucy Stevens totaled a combined 30 kills over the two matches.
The Carleton College women’s soccer team played visiting Transylvania (Ky.) University to a scoreless draw on Friday. The Knights out-shot the Pioneers 17-11 overall and owned a combined 7-0 advantage in shots during the two overtime periods, but neither side could break the deadlock.
Riley Phelps scored two goals and assisted on another as the Carleton College men’s soccer team secured a 3-0 triumph over Minnesota-Morris in the season opener for both squads. Danny Leal notched both a goal and an assist.
The Carleton College women’s soccer team opened the 2016 campaign with a quick strike, taking a lead less than two minutes into the contest on a goal by sophomore Hailey Mair. The Knights, however, were unable to maintain the momentum and eventually dropped a 5-1 result to visiting Whitworth (Wash.) University.
Carleton College will observe Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, with a vigil and service on Sunday, April 19 in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Author Peter Grose will be the featured speaker and Carleton associate chaplain Rabbi Shosh Dworsky will lead the service, which begins at 5 p.m. A vigil/name reading of Holocaust victims will precede the service, beginning at 12:30 p.m. For a detailed schedule of the event, visit go.carleton.edu/calendar. This event is free and open to the public.
Founder of ‘TheMuslimGuy.Com,’ Arsalan Iftikhar will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation on Friday, April 17 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. An international human rights lawyer, global media commentator, and author of the book Islamic Pacifism: Global Muslims in the Post-Osama Era, Iftikhar has been called Islam’s “It” guy by many in the global media and is a much sought-after interview or commentator for those seeking the American-Muslim perspective. NPR host Michel Martin calls Iftikhar “…the voice of a new era: hip, funny, smart and globally aware” and New York best-selling author Deepak Chopra wrote, “The world needs more Muslim Ghandi’s like Arsalan Iftikhar.”
Becky Morrison, a proponent of collecting and refurbishing electronic waste and converting it into usable instruments around the globe, will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation on Friday, April 10th from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “ Revolutionary Ideas: How to Achieve the Impossible,” Morrison’s presentation is free and open to the public. Carleton convocations are also recorded and archived online at go.carleton.edu/convo.
World renowned classical and jazz pianist Jon Nakamatsu will perform in concert on Sunday, April 12 at 3 p.m. in the Carleton College Concert Hall. A Van Cliburn gold medalist, Nakamatsu is considered to be one of the most sough-after pianists of his generation. Bernard Holland of the New York Times wrote, "This young American pianist has stunning technical control and can do anything at the piano he wants." Nakamatsu’s not-to-be-missed performance will feature selections by Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, and Chopin—and is free and open to the public.
Spring term exhibit opens Friday, April 3 and on display through May 3 in Weitz Center for Creativity.
Thursday, April 2, from 5 to 6 p.m., University of Amsterdam history professor Dienke Hondius will present “Mapping Urban European Histories of Slavery” at Carleton College in Leighton Hall Room 304.
Friday, April 3, Carleton's convocation series returns with a special presentation by Sweet Honey in the Rock’s Ysaye Maria Barnwell. From 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel, Barnwell will present “Building Vocal Communities,” a lecture that traces the evolution of African American communal vocal music from Africa through Spirituals and work songs to the music of the Civil Rights Movement. And later that evening at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall, Dr. Barnwell will conduct a Community Sing, bringing together voices of all ages from across the campus and greater communities. Both events are free and open the public. Convocations are also recorded and archived online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.
Dr. Carolyn H. Livingston, currently senior associate vice president for campus life and Title IX coordinator for students at Emory University (Ga.), has been named Carleton College’s new vice president for student life and dean of students. Livingston replaces Hudlin Wagner, who announced her retirement in September, effective at the end of the current academic year. Livingston will assume her new post June 22, 2015.