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February 2010
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Founders' Day 2010 is all about the '70s

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Macalester will celebrate the 136th anniversary of receiving its charter during the Founders' Day Celebration on Friday, March 5, from 8:30 p.m. to midnight in the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center. The entire Macalester community is welcome to attend.

This year will establish a fresh concept to the annual event as we focus each year on Macalester's culture and history in a different decade. This year will celebrate the 1970s. Several events lead up to the main celebration:

  • Former President John B. Davis, Jr. will take part in a panel discussion at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 1, in the John B. Davis Lecture Hall (open to alumni and friends).
  • Students will get funky with some "far-out" tunes at '70s Karaoke Night on Tuesday, March 2, in the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center.
  • Pushball, a recently revived Macalester tradition, will be played at noon Friday, March 5, on the Great Lawn.

Semi-formal or '70s attire is suggested. Can you dig it? To attend, RSVP here.
· More about Founders' Day 2010

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Students organize Haiti Relief Concert

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Student group Bodacious performed at Macalester's Haiti Relief Concert on Friday, Feb. 5. Photo: Aaron Brown '10.

A standing-room only Haiti Relief Concert organized by Macalester students raised more than $14,000 for earthquake recovery efforts. The concert featured performances by student groups Caribbean Student Association, Afrika, Bodacious, The Sirens, The African Music Ensemble, The Traditions, and Scotch Tape, as well as Kwame Tsikata '05 (M.anifest) and other guest artists.

In related news, French and Francophone Studies professor Joelle Vitiello was in Haiti when the earthquake occurred. She shares her story and insights about the devastating event in this Macalester Talks podcast episode, TCDailyPlanet.com, and MinnPost.com.
· View photos from the Haiti benefit concert

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American Studies Conference: Feb. 25-26

Photo: Pedro Noguera
Pedro Noguera is this year's keynote speaker at the American Studies Conference.

Macalester holds its 11th annual American Studies Conference titled "Freedom to Learn: Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline" on Thursday-Friday, Feb. 25-26. The conference kicks off with a keynote address by school reform expert and urban sociologist Pedro Noguera, professor in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University. His talk, titled "Challenging Racial Inequality in Our Schools," will examine how public schools are influenced by social and economic conditions. He will discuss the hurdles society faces in providing equal education to all, and explore solutions that are already working to overcome them. The keynote address happens 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, in the Alexander G. Hill Ballroom, Kagin Commons.

Held every February, Macalester's American Studies Conference brings internationally renowned scholars to campus. The conference is open to the public. Sponsored by the American Studies and Education Studies departments, and the Bush Foundation.
· More about the 11th annual American Studies Conference

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New women's soccer and volleyball coaches hired

Photo: Coach Kate Ryan Reiling Photo: Annie Glieber
Kate Ryan Reiling '00, left, is the new women's soccer head coach. Annie Glieber, right, is the new volleyball head coach.

New head coaches have been hired for Macalester women's soccer and volleyball teams: Kate Ryan Reiling ’00 and Annie Glieber.

Coach Ryan Reiling was captain of Macalester's 1998 team, which won the NCAA Division III championship. She was director of coaching and player development at CC United Club in Chaska, Minn.; assistant coach at St. Catherine University; and assistant to John Leaney at Macalester from 2004-2007. Leaney retired from coaching the women's soccer team last year.

Coach Glieber comes to Macalester from Carroll University in Waukesha, Wis., where she successfully rebuilt a last-place Midwest Conference team and guided them to the 2007 MWC conference, conference tourney championship, and the NCAA playoffs. At Carroll, she was also the senior woman administrator and the director of the recreation sports program. She replaces Stephanie Schleuder, who recently stepped down from being the volleyball team's head coach to work with the Athletics Department in other capacities.
· More about Annie Glieber
· More about Kate Ryan Reiling '00

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Theatre and Dance Department stages "Marat/Sade"

Art: Marat Sade production graphic

The Theatre and Dance Department presents Peter Weiss's "Marat/Sade" in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Theatre this month. Framed as a play within a play, Weiss's text grapples with the ethics and poetics of the French Revolution as seen through the gaze of two of the era's most notorious provocateurs and a cast of prisoners. It was first performed in West Berlin at the Schiller Theater in 1964.

The Macalester production is directed by visiting guest artist Rachel Perlmeter. Natalie Khuen '10 (DeKalb, Ill.) designed the set. Student actors include Russell Schneider '10 (Edina, Minn.); Drew Callister '10 (Portland, Ore.), Hannah Glaser '10 (Minneapolis), Peytie McCandless '11 (St. Paul); Thalia Kostman '12 (Los Olivos, Calif.); and Katia Cardenas '10 (Sacramento, Calif.)

Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26 and 27, and Thursday–Saturday, March 4–6; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28. For ticket information, call 651-696-6359.
· Read more about the Macalester production of "Marat/Sade"

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Alumni News

Reunion 2010 registration opens in March

Art: Reunion 2010, June 4-6

Alumni and their guests will return to campus for Reunion 2010, happening June 4-6. Registration for the big weekend opens next month.

One highlight of Reunion 2010 is a new event, Breakfast with Brian, scheduled for Saturday morning. Serving as an official kickoff to the many activities planned for Saturday, this event will be time for reunion attendees to eat together, celebrate this year's Alumni Award winners, and enjoy a quick update on what's happening at Macalester.

The classes of 2005; 2000; 1995, '96 & '97; 1985; 1970, '71 & '72; 1965; 1960; 1955; 1950; 1945; and 1940 and earlier are all returning to their alma mater for the weekend. Special celebrations are also planned for Ambassadors for Friendship and members of the women's soccer team that won the 1998 NCAA Division III Championship. The opening of Reunion 2010 registration will be announced by mail and email.
· More about Reunion 2010

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Alumni Board to meet on Campus March 5-7

Photo: Alumni Board, Fall 2009

The Alumni Board will travel to campus for their spring meeting March 5-7. In addition to business and committee meetings, they will meet Macalester's new faculty at a reception, and attend the Founders' Day Celebration.

This is the last meeting for five of the board's members: Audrey Monsen Olson '56, who served for six years; Candace Hewitt Leonard '67 P'10, six years; David Bebb Jones '56, three years; Joseph Houlihan '10, three years; and Dimitri Da Gama Rose '10, three years.
· Learn more about the Alumni Board

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Are you in the James Wallace Society?

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The James Wallace Society dinner is held each year on the Thursday before reunion weekend. The event honors and thanks members of the James Wallace Society—individuals who have made a commitment to Macalester's future through an estate provision or life income gift. This year's James Wallace Society dinner will be held on Thursday, June 3, at 6 p.m. in the Alexander G. Hill Ballroom of Kagin Commons.

Invitations will be mailed in late April to members of the James Wallace Society. Not a member yet? Contact Christine Solso, director of planned giving, at 651-696-6087, 1-800-645-3919, or solso@macalester.edu. She'll answer all of your questions and make sure you get your invitation to this special event!
· Learn more about making a planned gift to Macalester

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Alumni to hear Macalester Concert Choir in New York City

Photo: The Macalester Concert Choir

The Macalester Concert Choir, under the direction of Eugene Rogers, will perform in New York and Delaware next month. Alumni in the region are planning to attend the choir's final concert of the tour at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 21, at First Presbyterian Church, 12 West 12th Street, New York City. Alumni are invited to meet with the choir immediately after the concert at a special reception in the Esther Morrow Room. Please email Stephen Sporer if you plan to attend.
· Learn more about the Macalester Concert Choir

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Events

Monday, Feb. 15
5 p.m.

L.A. Alumni Happy Hour
Pourtal, 104 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA
· Details

Thursday, Feb. 18
6 p.m.

Seattle Young Alumni Happy Hour
Duchess Tavern, 2827 NE 55th St., Seattle, WA
· Details

Thursday, Feb. 18
6:30 p.m.

Karin Ronnow '84 discusses Journey of Hope in Portland, Ore.
Portland State University, Room 338, Smith Memorial Student Union, 1825 Southwest Broadway, Portland, OR
· Details

Saturday, Feb. 20
10:30 a.m.

Karin Ronnow '84 discusses Journey of Hope in Seattle
The Seattle Central Library, Level 4, Room 2, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle
$10 per person
· Details

Saturday, Feb. 20
8 p.m.

Chicago Alumni Happy Hour
Grand River Bar and Grill, 3032 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago
· Details

Wednesday, Feb. 24
7 p.m.

Spring Film Series, Part 1 of 6: The Story Of The Weeping Camel
John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
· Details

Thursday, Feb. 25
6:30 p.m.

Scots Pride Dinner
Pad Thai Grand Cafe, 1681 Grand Ave., St. Paul
· Details

Sunday, Feb. 28
7 p.m.

Macalester College Pipe Band Performs with The Chieftains
Orchestra Hall, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
· details

Wednesday, March 3
7 p.m.

Spring Film Series, Part 2 of 6: Oscar Talk
John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
· Details

Wednesday, March 10
7 p.m.

Spring Film Series, Part 3 of 6: Treeless Mountain
John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
· Details

Wednesday, March 17
7 p.m.

Spring Film Series, Part 4 of 6: Field Trip
A Twin Cities theater, to be announced
· Details

Sunday, March 21
3 p.m.

Macalester Concert Choir Concert Performs in New York City
First Presbyterian Church, 12 West 12th Street, NYC
· Details

Wednesday, March 24
7 p.m.

Spring Film Series, Part 5 of 6: City of Men
John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
· Details

Thursday, March 25
6:30 p.m.

San Francisco Alumni Discuss Happy by Alex Lemon '00
Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., San Francisco
· Details

Saturday, March 27
12 p.m.

M Clubbers Unite for Men's and Women's Tennis
Macalester Tennis Courts
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Saturday, March 27
8 p.m.

An Evening of Jazz with Geri Allen
Concert Hall, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center & Gallery
· Details

Wednesday, March 31
7 p.m.

Spring Film Series, Part 6 of 6: Adventureland
John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
· Details

Thursday, April 15

Alumni Reception at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting
Washington, D.C.
· Details

Saturday, April 24
8 p.m.

Songs of Love, Hope, and Faith featuring Igor Stravinsky's "Symphony of Psalms"
Concert Hall, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center & Gallery
· Details

Sunday, April 25

Great Scots Trip: Springtime in the Heartland
Departs from in front of Weyerhaeuser Hall
· Details

Saturday, May 15

Hands on D.C. Service Project
Washington, D.C.
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