- Apr 18 Mac Jazz
- Apr 25 Spring Dance Concert
- Apr 25 Macalester Choirs: Bach Cantata #161 & Fauré Requiem
- Apr 27 Spring Dance Concert
- Apr 27 Macalester Chamber Ensembles Concert
- May 3 Macalester African Music Ensemble
- May 5 Naming Ceremony for the Joan Adams Mondale Hall of Studio Art
- May 6 Classes End
- May 7 HARAMBEE! A Celebration of Multicultural Life at Macalester
- May 11 Chopin Society presents pianist Richard Goode
By Kaitlyn Arctander '11
Sea Cliff, New York
Linguistics with Russian studies minor
Cultural exchange: Tver region (near Moscow), Russia
I spent the summer working as a volunteer at a children’s camp in the Russian countryside. I taught English classes and worked as a counselor at a camp called Computeria—a technology camp. The campers are a combination of well-off kids who can afford the $900 U.S. tuition and orphanage kids on scholarship. It is at once very similar and very different from American camps. The complex covers 14 hectares in a wonderful pine forest. It has been an amazing experience; I’ve never done anything like it before. It has taken me out of my comfort zone entirely and changed my career plans.
I'm planning to apply for a Fulbright to come back to Russia to teach English. Law school can wait.