- Oct 23 Fall Break
- Oct 24 Fall Break
- Oct 29 Macalester New Music Series: Music from Copland House
- Oct 31 Admissions Fall Sampler
- Nov 8 Opening Reception: Ni De Aqui Ni De Alla From Neither Here Nor There: New and Recent Work by Raoul Deal
- Nov 13 Greg Brick, on “The Rediscovery of French Saltpeter Caves in Minnesota”
- Nov 21 Highland Camerata and Concert Choir
- Nov 23 Chamber Ensemble Concert
- Nov 27 Thanksgiving Break
- Dec 5 Orchestra Concert
Fossil Hunter Download .MP3
The Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument in central Montana is one of the most remote areas in North America, and also one of the best places on earth to discover the fossilized remains of dinosaurs and their contemporaries.
Professors Ray Rogers, Kristi Curry Rogers, Geology Lab Instructor Jeff Thole, and their students spend summer months exploring the 75 million year-old rocks and fossils to answer questions related to ancient environments, ecosystems, and processes of fossilization. This summer students Madeline Marshall '12, Rachel McLaughlin '12, Dan Sorensen '12, and Jansen Smith '12 traveled with them.
More than 20 students have participated in fieldwork in the Missouri Breaks, which resulted in senior theses and/or capstones on the fossils and rocks preserved there. Many of these students have published their results and continued on to top graduate programs in paleobiology and sedimentary geology. The research is supported by the National Science Foundation and the Bureau of Land Management.