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Student video producer Francisco Castro '18 captures the essence of KRLX, Carleton's student-run radio station. The eclectic mix of music, talk and news offered by the station helps it rank as one of the top college radio stations in the country.
Carleton College teams earned Gold and Silver medals at the 2015 Mayo HLHS IMPACT undergraduate collaboration earlier this month. Carleton’s gold-medal winning team included Kaitlyn Cook ’15, Charles Eyermann ’16, Lucy Wasserburg ’15, Taylor Wells ’15, and Andrew Yang ’16.
Deputy Director of the North Korea International Project presents “How Do We Know What We Think We Know About North Korea?”
On Tuesday, March 3 from 5 to 6 p.m., Carleton College will present a public lecture by James F. Person, Deputy Director of the Wilson Center North Korea International Documentation Project, entitled “How Do We Know What We Think We Know About North Korea? Using Archival Records of Former Communist Allies to Challenge the Received Wisdom.” Person’s presentation will take place in Leighton Hall, Room 304.
The 2015 Carleton College Gary Wynia Memorial Lecture, entitled "The Crisis of Political Representation in Latin America," will be presented on Friday, Feb. 27 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum by esteemed Cornell University professor Ken Roberts. A reception will follow Roberts' presentation. This event is free and open to the public.
Carleton College has been named a top producer of U.S. Fulbright Award winners for the 2014-15 school year. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. Top-producing institutions are highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Carleton will present well-known Near East historian and author Fred Donner on Friday, Feb. 27 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Leighton Hall Room 304. His lecture, entitled “Islam’s Origins in the Light of New Papyrus Evidence,” is free and open to the public.
Convocation presented by Saru Jayaraman, founder of Restaurant Opportunities Center, seeing to improve wages and working conditions for restaurant workers
Saru Jayaraman, founder of Restaurant Opportunities Centers, will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation on Friday, Feb. 27 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “Behind the Kitchen Door,” her presentation draws attention to servers, bussers, runners, cooks, and dishwashers across the country struggling to support themselves and their families under the shockingly exploitative conditions that exist in most restaurants. This event is free and open to the public. Carleton convocations are also recorded and archived online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.
Carleton presents “The Odyssey: A Folk Opera,” an original musical adaptation of Homer’s classic tale told in 24 short songs
Carleton College will present a performance of Joe Goodkin’s original musical composition, “The Odyssey: A Folk Opera,” on Thursday, Feb. 26 from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum. Goodkin’s 30-minute adaptation for solo voice and acoustic baritone guitar and voice tells the story of Homer's “Odyssey” in a series of 24 short songs, invoking the spirit of the ancient Greek bards who originally brought forth the timeless stories of Odysseus and the heroes of the Trojan War. This event is free and open to the public.
Renowned Catholic poet and peace activist Rose Berger will present "When Your Faith Gets You in Trouble: Sojourners and Other Strange Stories" on Tuesday, March 3 from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum. An award-winning religion journalist, author, public speaker, poet, and Catholic who specializes in writing about spirituality and art, social justice, war and peace, Berger is senior associate editor and regular columnist at Sojourners Magazine, the national ecumenical magazine based in Washington, D.C. that focuses on "faith in action for social justice." In her lecture, Berger will speak about three times her faith got her in trouble -- and invite questions from the audience to engage in discussion about social and spiritual issues that matter to us. This event is free is open to the public.
Carleton College moved up to the No. 2 position on Peace Corps’ annual list of the top volunteer-producing small colleges and universities across the country. With 17 alumni currently serving overseas as Peace Corps volunteers, the school made its fourth consecutive appearance on the list. Carleton ranked second behind Gonzaga University (Wash.) and its 20 alumni among schools and universities of 5,000 or less undergraduate students. Since the agency was created in 1961, 496 Carleton graduates have made a difference as Peace Corps volunteers.
Carleton announces Winter 2015 Herbert P. Lefler Lecture, “New York is like Johannesburg: The Global Dimensions of the African American Freedom Movement”
The public is invited to attend Carleton College’s Winter 2015 Herbert P. Lefler Lecture on Monday, Feb. 23 at 4:30 p.m. in Leighton Hall Room 305. This year’s lecture, entitled “New York is like Johannesburg: The Global Dimensions of the African American Freedom Movement,” will be presented by Kevin Gaines, a professor of history at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
The Carleton Players' production of award-winning playwright, screenwriter and poet Naomi Wallace’s “The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek,” continues with performances at 7:30 p.m. nightly Friday and Saturday, February 27 and 28, along with a Sunday matinee performance at 2 p.m. on March 1. Performances, presented in the Weitz Center for Creativity Theater, are free and open to the public. Reservations are encouraged and can be made online at carleton.tixato.com/buy/.
Author and St. Olaf College sociology and Middle Eastern studies professor Ibtesam Al-Atiyat will discuss “Women’s Activism in Jordan: Strategies, Discourses, and Challenges” on Thursday, Feb. 19 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Leighton Hall Room 304 on the Carleton College campus.
Carleton presents annual production of “The Vagina Monologues;” All proceeds to benefit the Hope Center
Carleton College will present its annual production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Sometime funny and sometime poignant, this student-produced and student-performed theatrical production is inspired by women’s experiences with sexuality, love and resilience. All of the proceeds, including ticket, t-shirt and candy sales, will be donated to the Hope Center in Faribault.
Globetrotting investigative journalist Kelsey Timmerman will present the weekly Carleton College convocation on Friday, Feb. 20 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Fueled by passion and curiosity, Timmerman tells the story of the items in our lives that we often take for granted. His presentation, entitled “Where Am I Wearing? Where Am I Eating?,” shares the stories of the people he meets as he travels the world, educating audiences and promoting dialogue about how to improve our world economy. This event is free and open to the public. Carleton convocations are recorded and archived online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.
Carleton College has earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, one of only 27 national liberal arts colleges to earn the designation. This marks the fifth consecutive four-star rating for Carleton. Only four percent of the charities rated by Charity Navigator have received at least five consecutive four-star evaluations, indicating that Carleton outperforms most other charities in America.
Firebellies/Young Chefs Receives Large Alumni Donation to Establish Cookbook Library for Carleton Community
Members of the Firebellies Culinary Club, along with the Young Chefs program, are pleased to announce the creation of a cookbook library for the Carleton community, thanks to a generous donation from Annie Katata '78 and her husband, Eric Randolph. Passionate food activists and culinary enthusiasts, the two have decided to donate over 150 cookbooks and culinary publications to Carleton to further the mission of both Firebellies and the Young Chefs program.
Geology Lecture asks “What Happens to Science in the Courtroom: Perspective from a Groundwater Expert”
Tuesday, Feb. 17 from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Bernstein Geologist-in-Residence Charles Andrews ’73 will present “What Happens to Science in the Courtroom: Perspective from a Groundwater Expert” in Olin Hall Room 141 on the Carleton College campus. This event is free and open to the public.
Cornell Nanoscientist Paul McEuen presents Carleton Verbrugge Lecture on “The Art and Science of Nanoscale Carbon”
Paul McEuen, Goldwin Smith Professor of Physics in the Department of Physics at Cornell University, will present the Carleton College Verbrugge Lecture on Monday, Feb. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Olin Hall Room 141. Entitled “The Art and Science of Nanoscale Carbon,” McEuen’s lecture is free and open to the public.
On Monday, Feb. 16 from 7 to 8 p.m., celebrated photographer Wing Young Huie will present “Documenting/Creating Community,” discussing how photography works as a tool to help build community. Huie’s presentation is free and open to the public and will be held in the Weitz Center for Creativity, Room 236, on the Carleton College campus.