Global Health discussed at 20th annual International Roundtable, thank you to our 12,143 donors, Macalester presents The Government Inspector, Exploreship hosts needed in three metro regions, and more...
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October 2013

The e-newsletter for Macalester alumni, parents, and friends.

Global Health discussed at 20th annual International Roundtable


Students, faculty, staff, and the wider community discussed global health at Macalester's 20th annual International Roundtable, Oct. 10-12.
Read a Q&A with IGC Dean Christy Hanson

In This Issue

Thank you to our 12,143 donors

Improving solar cells

Macalester presents The Government Inspector

Exploreship hosts needed in three metro regions

Macbassador of the Month: Stephen Snider '10

Class Notes

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MAC Volleyball:
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MAC in the City 2013

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Thank you to our 12,143 donors

In the 2013 fiscal year, which ended May 31, our donor community’s support helped Mac students make their mark all over the world, from 1600 Grand to Uganda and Australia. We've included many of their stories in this year’s annual report, the Honor Roll of Donors.

When you visit the Honor Roll of Donors, you can:

  • Search for classmates in the honor roll.
  • Celebrate our 900 Macalester volunteers
  • Keep current about Mac through stories about the accomplishments of students.
  • Learn more about the impact your gifts make on campus and around the world.

We're grateful for the continued support of Macalester donors.
View the Honor Roll of Donors

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Improving solar cells


John Graham '14 worked on cutting-edge thin film research for solar cells with physics professor Jim Doyle. He wrote about his research experience for the Macalester website.

Graham writes, "I worked in Doyle’s Thin Film Laboratory, studying thin (~3000 ångström thickness) germanium films. Our method of growing, then baking, low-temperature amorphous films is a promising candidate for use in cheap, efficient tandem solar cells."
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Macalester presents The Government Inspector

Cast members of The Government Inspector. Bottom (left to right): Lisa Hu '15, Rob Gelberg '14, Cassidy Foust '15, Allesandra Affinito '14; Top: John Bennett '14, Sam Erickson '17, Raynise Cange '14

Nikolai Gogol's The Government Inspector takes center stage at Macalester next month, with shows at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 7, 8, and 9 and also at 2 p.m. Nov. 9.

A comedy of errors satirizing greed, stupidity, and political corruption, the Macalester production of this play written in 1836 is directed by Robert Rosen, longtime company member and co-artistic director of the beloved former Twin Cities company Theatre de la Jeune Lune. Rosen also co-directs Studio 206, an experimental performance space. For several years he has been teaching Physical Approaches, a Macalester course that focuses on creating theater through action and movement.

The Government Inspector will be performed on the Main Stage Theatre in Macalester’s Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center. Alumni and the public are welcome to attend the play. For ticket information call 651-696-6359.
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Exploreship hosts needed in three metro regions

Macalester's career Exploreship program connects current sophomores with alumni in the Twin Cities, New York City, and Washington, D.C., for one-day job shadowing experiences each January. These experiences give students a chance to encounter a real-world work environment, dream about possible careers, and practice their networking and professional communication skills — experiences that make a real difference for students as they move forward.
Learn more and sign up

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Macbassador of the Month:
Stephen Snider '10


In recognition of the generous donations of his time and talent to the college, Stephen Snider '10 is the Macbassador of the Month for October.

Snider, an economics major from Jamaica, currently lives in Boston where he works as an officer for State Street Bank. As an active volunteer for the college, Snider has helped organize several alumni events in the region and also serves as a Class Agent for the Annual Fund. "I like to plan events for alumni because I like to stay connected with my classmates," Snider said. "Happy hours and meet-ups have been good networking opportunities. Mac was a great experience and I have met a lot of wonderful people from many class years."

Please join us in congratulating Stephen Snider '10, our October Macbassador of the Month.
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Class Notes

These alumni have recently posted class notes in MacDirect, our online community for alumni (login to view):

Diana Marianetti Ringuette '05
Tuesday, Oct. 15

Lesly L. Sanocki '90
Tuesday, Oct. 15

Lorna Grindell Bell '68
Monday, Oct. 14

Gene Stump '74
Monday, Oct. 14

Adrian Moran '91
Saturday, Oct. 12

Rachel Kelsey Kristy '93
Thursday, Oct. 10

Peter Vanden Broeck '83
Wednesday, Oct. 9

Michael J. Gelardi '02
Thursday, Oct. 3

Daniel A. Peterson '03
Wednesday, Oct. 2

Marie J. Deschamps '04
Sunday, Sept. 15

Hannah Clark Steiman '02
Saturday, Sept. 14

Andrea C. Heilman '02
Friday, Sept. 13

Kristen J. Amundson '71
Friday, Sept. 13

William N. Banks '75
Friday, Sept. 13

Steven L. Perkins '73
Friday, Sept. 13

Susan Warshauer Tratner '94
Friday, Sept. 13

Anne VanderMeer Carlson '03
Thursday, Sept. 12

What's your news? Post your class note in MacDirect and a link to it may appear in the next edition of Mac Wire.
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5:30 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 17
Hear Kevin Wilhelm '95 discuss Making Sustainability Stick with Seattle area alumni
HUB Seattle, 220 2nd Avenue S., Seattle

7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17
Discuss The Golem and the Jinni with Portland area alumni
Hosted by Kim Brown '74

1:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 19
Cheer on Mac Football in Chicago
Amos Alonzo Stagg Field, Ellis Avenue and Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago

Saturday, Oct. 26
Macbassador (Alumni Volunteer) Conference

1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27
Tour Mount Auburn Cemetery with Boston area alumni
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, Mass.

11 a.m. Mon., Oct. 28
11 a.m. Tues., Oct. 29
11 a.m. Wed., Oct. 30
11 a.m. Thurs., Oct. 31
Domestic Violence Awareness Month Photo Project
Basement, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center

6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29
Join Bay Area alumni for a Midwestern Liberal Arts College alumni happy hour
Thirsty Bear Brewing Company, 661 Howard Street, San Francisco

Saturday, Nov. 2
Food Drive with Mac Athletics
Macalester Stadium

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7
7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8
2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9
The Government Inspector
Main Stage Theatre, Theater Building

7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22
2 p.m. Sat., Nov. 23
7:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 23
Fall Dance Concert
Main Stage Theatre, Theater Building

5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12
Join New York City alumni for happy hour
Burnside Brooklyn, 506 Grand Street (Williamsburg)

Saturday, Dec. 14
Join Chicago alumni for the first Nog and Glögg Alumni Holiday Social
Location to be determined



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